SOURCE: Raketu

June 11, 2008 08:30 ET

Raketu Debuts Mobile Social Networking Integrated With VoIP and Communications Services for BlackBerry Users

New Raketu Web Application Optimized for BlackBerry Allows Users to Participate in Social Networking and Make Free Calls and Send SMS Text Messages Internationally

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - Raketu, a leading global Internet communications, information, entertainment, and social networking company, today debuted its social networking integrated communications web application optimized for the BlackBerry®. The new web-based application allows BlackBerry™ users to participate and share with their friends, family and business colleagues, both inside and outside of the Raketu network. Users can add and participate in blogs, bulletins, comments, groups, friends through conventional social networking and through Raketu's real-time communications. Users can also store and share their media, making it easy to take pictures or videos on their mobiles, save them on Raketu and share them with anyone whether they are on Raketu or not. Raketu also allows sharing with other social networks, including Facebook and MySpace, and users can make international calls, sms-text, instant message, and email totally free or at Raketu's ultra-low rates -- all from within the BlackBerry application.

"With the introduction of our Social Networking and Media Drive BlackBerry Application, it marks the movement from traditional closed social networks, to open real-time mobile communications social networking," said Greg Parker, president and CEO of Raketu. "Our new application now makes it possible for desktop and mobile users to social network, contribute content, save their pictures, and share and discuss in real-time both inside and outside of the Raketu network. This is in addition to our integrated calling, sms-texting, instant messaging, and media services."

Raketu's BlackBerry Application Features

Raketu's new BlackBerry Application is entirely web-based and does not require consumers to download any software. BlackBerry users can sign up and access the service via their BlackBerry web browser at Using Raketu's BlackBerry application, users can contribute blogs, bulletins, comments and interact in traditional social networking style or in real-time both inside and outside of the Raketu community. Raketu also provides the Raketu Media Drive, that allows users to store and share their user generated content -- pictures, videos, etc. Users can make the content private or public, and can share with other Raketu users, or outside the Raketu community. See for details.

About Raketu Communications Inc.

Raketu Communications Inc. is developing leading edge peer-to-peer Internet protocol applications that provide communications, information, media and social networking services for consumers and for business. The company currently has users in over 150 countries around the world. For more information visit the company's website at

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