NEW YORK–August 26, 2008—VringoTM, the pioneer in video ringtone sharing, is pleased to announce an agreement with Nokia to make Vringo’s video ringtone application and rich media content available to Nokia device owners through the Nokia Download! Web store.
Through Nokia Download!, users can get the Vringo application, then choose from Vringo’s full range of rich media content—including video clips, animation, avatars, slides shows, music, greetings and more—to create personalized visual or video ringtones. The application can be used on the handset or on the Vringo Web site to generate new video ringtones or select the clips they want their buddies to see when they call.
Currently, the Nokia Download! Web store is available in 17 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
“We welcome this opportunity to make Vringo available to the extensive community of European mobile phone users who visit the Nokia Download! Web store,” said Vringo CEO Jon Medved. “With its reputation as a gateway to the latest mobile applications and content, Nokia Download! is the perfect tool for accessing Vringo and its ever-growing catalog of rich media.”
To start using Vringo, users should visit the Nokia Download! Web store at http://download.nokia.com where they can indicate their country, service provider and Nokia model. From there, they can select Vringo from a list of downloadable applications. They will then have access to rich-media content from Vringo. The download is free to preview.
Vringo lets users set their own visual or video ringtone and choose the video, avatar, slide show or picture they want their friends to see when they call. Users can browse Vringo's own large collection of premium content licensed from TV, video and music clips. Original Vringos can also be created by using camera phones or downloading pictures or video from existing social networks or other Web sites.
Vringo is available on Symbian (both Series 40 and 60), J2ME (Java Micro Edition) and Windows Mobile platforms across devices from a number of device makers in addition to Nokia, including Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung and BlackBerry maker, RIM. The company continues to increase the number of compatible devices; a complete list is available online.
For further details about Vringo, to preview video ringtones or to see a list of supported handsets, please visit www.vringo.com.
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Vringo is making mobile Personalization 2.0 a reality by enabling users to experience rich media ringtones on a wide variety of mobile devices and for the first time to share that media with others within a community. Vringo is backed by Warburg Pincus and by private investors.
According to USA Today, “Vringo has to be seen to be believed,” so to see for yourself, please visit www.vringo.com, where you can also preview video ringtones and see a list of supported handsets.