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Wolfram Alpha

October 06, 2010 03:10 ET

Wolfram|Alpha App for Android Available Today With the New T-Mobile G2 With Google

The Power of Wolfram|Alpha Now Available on Android

CHAMPAIGN, IL and PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) - Wolfram Alpha LLC today announced that the Wolfram|Alpha App for Android™ is now available through Android Market™. The app launched with the new T-Mobile® G2™ with Google™, the first smartphone designed to deliver 4G speeds on T-Mobile's new HSPA+ network*, and will be available for mobile devices running Android 1.6 and higher on the T-Mobile Channel and in Android Market. The Wolfram|Alpha App for Android delivers the full power of the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine, providing Android users with a massive amount of factual information in the palms of their hands. On the T-Mobile G2, the Wolfram|Alpha app takes advantage of the speed and features of the only T-Mobile smartphone running on its super-fast HSPA+ network. The combination of the power of the G2 with the power of Wolfram|Alpha creates an extraordinary experience.

The Wolfram|Alpha App for Android leverages Android's voice-input capability, making it easy to get answers from Wolfram|Alpha while you are on the go, hands-free. The application integrates Wolfram|Alpha's growing repository of curated data, including over ten trillion data elements, and its library of tens of thousands of sophisticated computational models to deliver knowledge quickly and seamlessly, on demand, anywhere. It also leverages the advanced screen capabilities of Android 2.2 and provides high-resolution results on the latest cutting-edge Android-powered devices like the T-Mobile G2.

"Consumers crave a mobile experience that gives them access to the information they want, wherever they are," said Saj Sahay, director, product management, T-Mobile. "We designed the T-Mobile G2 with this in mind, and we're proud to work with Wolfram|Alpha on their entry into the Android space."

"Wolfram|Alpha is democratizing knowledge by giving people access to its amazing computational engine and an expertly curated factual archive," said Barak Berkowitz, Managing Director, Wolfram Alpha LLC. "The T-Mobile G2 running at 4G speeds is the perfect platform to run the Wolfram|Alpha App. Users will experience the true power of Wolfram|Alpha through this powerful phone and T-Mobile's super-fast network. In our goal to make Wolfram|Alpha available to everyone everywhere, on every internet-enabled device, the expansion to Android devices is an important step. The Wolfram|Alpha app for Android answers the demand we've been hearing from Android users since our launch last year."

With access to over a thousand domains of knowledge covering math, science, engineering, health and nutrition, geography, economics, linguistics, people and history, sports, music, and much more, the Wolfram|Alpha App serves as an on-the-go resource for getting the facts people want right now and discovering new knowledge based on their queries.

The Wolfram|Alpha App for Android is available for $1.99 (US) for purchase through the T-Mobile channel and in Android Market. The app is compatible with any mobile device running Android 1.6 or later.

*Based on 4G speeds currently available to mobile device users in the US; HSPA+ not available everywhere. Device has theoretical capability of 14.4 Mbps.

Android, Android Market, and Google are trademarks of Google Inc.

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