Dwango Wireless
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Dwango Wireless

July 27, 2005 09:15 ET

Dwango Wireless Introduces Napster Ringtones to Canada with Rogers Wireless; Country's Leading Carrier is First to Offer Exclusive Napster Content to Mobile Subscribers

SEATTLE--(CCNMatthews - Jul 27, 2005) -

Dwango® Wireless, (OTCBB:DWGN), a leading developer and publisher of mobile entertainment content for top lifestyle brands, today with Napster® (Nasdaq:NAPS), the biggest brand in digital music, announced the launch of the Napster Ringtones mobile phone service throughout Canada with Rogers Wireless. Rogers Wireless currently serves more than 5.5 million wireless subscribers and is the largest wireless communications service provider in the country.

"As the first U.S.-based digital music service to enter the Canadian market, Napster is excited to deliver another service for the country's music lovers to enjoy," said Larry Linietsky, Napster's senior vice president of worldwide business development. "With the help of Rogers Wireless, we can deliver this new piece of the Napster experience to the greatest number of mobile customers across Canada."

The Napster Ringtones launch with Rogers Wireless marks the first partnership between Dwango and Napster in Canada. Dwango partnered with Napster in May to offer U.S. wireless subscribers access to the Napster Ringtones service. After the initial Canadian launch, Dwango and Napster expect that subscribers of other Canadian carriers will soon be able to access the Napster Ringtones service during fall 2005.

"We are looking forward to delivering Napster branded mobile entertainment to Canadian music lovers as they explore Napster Ringtones on their mobile devices," said Alexander U. Conrad, president and COO of Dwango Wireless. "We are proud to partner with Rogers Wireless in this endeavor as the company continues to demonstrate an ongoing dedication to delivering compelling mobile content to subscribers."

Rogers Wireless subscribers can immediately access Napster Ringtones on their wireless device by launching their navigate mobile Internet browser, selecting "What's New" and downloading popular ringtones, artist "shoutouts," exclusive wallpaper and other graphics from Napster's extensive library. The content starts at $2.10 CDN and is compatible with a wide variety of phones.

About Dwango® Wireless

Dwango® Wireless (OTCBB:DWGN) offers a comprehensive approach for bringing lifestyle and affiliate brands to the wireless arena through customized entertainment content, ringtones, games and applications for mobile phones. A key player in the wireless industry, Dwango Wireless provides unique content for some of today's hottest lifestyle brands, including Napster, Playboy and Rolling Stone. Dwango North America corporate information can be found at www.dwango.com. Dwango® is a trademark of Dwango Co. Ltd., and used by Dwango Wireless pursuant to an exclusive license.

About Napster

Napster, the biggest brand in digital music, is a subscription service that enables fans to freely sample the world's largest and most diverse online collection of music and move an unlimited amount of songs to compatible MP3 players. Napster (www.napster.com) members have access to songs from all major labels and hundreds of independents and have more ways to discover, share and acquire new music and old favorites with community features like the ability to email tracks to friends and browse other members' collections. Napster also offers Napster Light, a "lighter" version of the service for those who just want to purchase songs and albums a la carte. Napster is currently available in the United States, Canada and the U.K. and is headquartered in Los Angeles with sales offices in New York, London and Frankfurt.

Certain of the statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements. Actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected or implied in these forward-looking statements. For example, the statements regarding the potential success of the relationship between Napster and Dwango Wireless are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially from those statements due to various risks and uncertainties. More information about the risks and uncertainties faced by Dwango Wireless is contained in Dwango Wireless' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Dwango Wireless disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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