|More Than 50 Million BREW-Based Applications Downloaded|
Posted: 21-Oct-2003 [Source: Qualcomm]
[Downloaded applications are pushing 25 million a year for BREW.]
Las Vegas -- QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced wireless subscribers have securely downloaded more than 50 million BREW-based applications since BREW-enabled products and services became commercially available less than two years ago. The achievement arrives at a time of unprecedented worldwide operator, device manufacturer, publisher, and developer support for the Company's BREW system.
"QUALCOMM's efforts to establish the BREW system as the best solution in wireless are paying off with its rapid worldwide adoption," said Peggy Johnson, president of QUALCOMM Internet Services. "This milestone signifies the success of the connections QUALCOMM has forged throughout the value chain - with operators, device manufacturers, publishers and developers - to deliver demand-driven, BREW-based applications."
"The accomplishment is also remarkable when you consider the figure represents the number of unique downloads of BREW-based applications. The figure does not take into account multiple uses of an application once it has been downloaded to a BREW-enabled handset; for example one ringtone application may download 5 or more ringtones," said Johnson.
"We commend the BREW team for the achievement of their latest milestone in downloads and look forward to continued joint success in furthering the market for wireless data services," said Larry Shapiro, executive vice president of business development and operations, Walt Disney Internet Group. "With the BREW system, we have been empowered to focus on what we do best, developing our strong brands and properties for new platforms. There are many opportunities for Disney in wireless information and entertainment, and we can pursue them while entrusting the distribution and other back-end billing and payment concerns to the BREW system."
"The BREW name is synonymous with wireless data services," said Ray Schaaf, president of worldwide publishing for Sorrent. "Sorrent could not be more pleased with the results that we have seen by using the BREW solution. As Sorrent expands globally, developing and publishing for the BREW system has helped open doors with leading mobile carriers. In fact, one of our BREW applications, Yao Ming Basketball in China, is the number one download on China Unicom's BREW-based service."
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