SOURCE: PlayPhone, Inc.

PlayPhone, Inc.

October 05, 2009 15:40 ET

PlayPhone Wins Top Worldwide Honors From Mobile Entertainment Magazine

Mobile Entertainment Magazine Selects PlayPhone as Best D2C Service in Internationally Recognized Mobile Awards Ceremony

LONDON and SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) - PlayPhone, the global leader in mobile entertainment services, has been awarded as "Best Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) Company" by Mobile Entertainment Magazine. PlayPhone operates a global platform enabling consumers to download the hottest music, ringtones, games, videos, wallpapers and themes from their favorite artists and top brands. Through direct relationships with major record labels, television and movie studios and game publishers, PlayPhone offers the best portfolio of premium content for consumers to enjoy on their mobiles phone. Other finalists in the D2C category included Neomobile, Hungama, TIM w.e. and Flycell.

The Mobile Entertainment awards ceremony rewards creativity, innovation and those who make significant contributions to the mobile industry. PlayPhone was honored in front of nearly 400 guests from over 120 companies in media, technology and entertainment from around the world. The wide range of categories covered all aspects of the mobile entertainment marketplace, including software, hardware and applications.

"Winning this award is a great achievement for PlayPhone and is a tremendous endorsement for our global services from those who voted for us in the industry," said Ron Czerny, PlayPhone's Founder and CEO. "With PlayPhone services live in more than one dozen countries on a unified platform, content from world class partners and a robust customer base, PlayPhone has truly become a worldwide leader in mobile entertainment and we're just getting started," concluded Czerny.

This award kicks off the rollout of PlayPhone's new global distribution platform, which powers its worldwide services using a single technology deployment. This allows content partners to truly view PlayPhone as a global distribution partner, with significantly improved time to market for cutting edge content and services worldwide. Consumers will enjoy greater selection of products to download as well as a variety of new services that will be deployed globally throughout the next year.

About PlayPhone, Inc.

PlayPhone ( is a leading global mobile media company present in over 25 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America that provides cutting edge personalisation and entertainment content to mobile consumers anytime, anywhere. PlayPhone founded the direct-to-consumer mobile media distribution standard in 2003 and continues to establish new means for delivering wireless entertainment. PlayPhone is based in San Jose, Calif. and is funded by top venture firms Menlo Ventures, Cardinal Venture Capital, Scale Venture Partners and Coral Capital Management.

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