Contec Innovations Inc.

Contec Innovations Inc.

August 06, 2008 09:00 ET

Contec and Mobile-XL Team Up to Provide Mobile Content Channel in Africa and the Middle East

Mobile-XL Selects BUZmob to Power High Quality Content for its XLBrowser

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 6, 2008) - Contec Innovations Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BUZ), a global mobile services provider, announced today that Mobile-XL has licensed BUZmob™ to provide mobile content channels for its XLBrowser currently being marketed in Africa and the Middle East.

"Mobile-XL has a vision of bridging the digital divide with the provision of high quality content to mobile users in emerging markets starting with Africa," said Guy Kamgaing-Kouam, CEO of Mobile-XL. "We recently launched services in Kenya and will be following up with Dubai next month, so we are thrilled to have Contec as a mobile content partner -- they have simplified and expedited our path to providing compelling content to our users."

Initial content services powered by BUZmob to Mobile-XL include live weather, world time and finance information. BUZmob covers over 200 content providers, including Agence-France Press, PA Sport, Reuters, United Press International, PR Newswire, Business Wire, AP, and The Sports Network. The terms of agreement provide for a monthly fee and volume-based usage.

"Emerging market mobile subscribers tend to use basic mobile phones but they crave high quality and current information. In many of these markets, access to the Internet is limited and the mobile handset has become the critical link to world and local news, sports and finance information," confirmed Don Lay, President and CEO of Contec. "For these reasons, we are thrilled to be providing Mobile-XL with up-to-the-minute and authoritative mobile content channels suited to all handsets and mobile users."

About Mobile-XL

Mobile-XL is a California-based technology company focused on building value-added services to mobile users worldwide. The mission of Mobile-XL is to connect families, friends, communities and businesses by harnessing ubiquitous SMS technology. Mobile-XL products are revolutionary in offering connectivity and informational tools to areas with limited or expensive Internet access. Mobile-XL allows mobile phone users to text message, chat, and access Internet-based information from virtually anywhere. For more information, please visit

About Contec Innovations

We are innovators in mobile technology and services. Our BUZmob™ Mobile Media Network enables mobile operators, media publishers and service providers to generate new revenue from dynamic content services that engage with mobile audiences worldwide. Contec Innovations (TSX VENTURE:BUZ) has the largest portfolio of live news, sports, entertainment and finance mobile content channels delivered as a managed service. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Contec has a sales and support office in Beijing, China. For more information:


Don Lay, President & CEO

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