Sky-mobi Limited to Provide Content and Service Cooperation to China Mobile Group's Mobile Gaming Platform
HANGZHOU, China, March 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sky-mobi Limited ("Sky-mobi" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:MOBI), a leading mobile application store and mobile social network community operator in China, today announced that its subsidiary, Hangzhou Mijia Technologies Co., Ltd., has entered into a partnership agreement with China Mobile Group Jiangsu Company Limited ("Jiangsu Mobile"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Group, to provide content and operational cooperation for China Mobile's gaming platform nationwide.
Under the terms of the one-year agreement, Sky-mobi will provide cooperative content, including single user games and applications, online multi-player games and other content, on China Mobile Group's gaming platform along with customer service and operation cooperation for the games and content for feature phones. Jiangsu Mobile is responsible for development and maintenance of the gaming platform, new game screening, launches and related gaming channel operations, including collections. Jiangsu Mobile will share revenue with Sky-mobi based on paid downloads and usage. Over the course of the agreement both parties will work together on marketing, promotions and user development.
Mr. Michael Song, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sky-mobi, stated, "We are pleased to partner with China Mobile to provide content and operational cooperation for its mobile gaming platform. China Mobile Group is the leading mobile service provider in China and our cooperation will further enhance our industry presence and increase confidence amongst our subscribers. Through this arrangement, high quality games will be available to 80% of our Maopao users throughout China. We expect this partnership will provide both parties with operational and financial benefits going forward."
About Sky-mobi Limited
Sky-mobi Limited operates the leading mobile application store in China as measured by revenues in 2010, according to Analysys International. The company works with handset companies to pre-install its Maopao mobile application store on handsets and with content providers to provide users with applications and content titles. Users of its Maopao store can browse, download, and enjoy a range of applications and content, such as single-player games, mobile music, and books. The Company's Maopao store enables mobile applications and content to be downloaded and run on various mobile handsets with different hardware and operating system configurations. The company also operates a mobile social network community in China, the Maopao Community, where it offers mobile social games, as well as applications and content with social network functions to its registered members. The Company is based in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China. For more information, please visit: www.sky-mobi.com.
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About China Mobile Group
As the leading mobile services provider in China, China Mobile Group boasts the world's largest mobile network and the world's largest mobile customer base. As of 31 December 2010, the Group had a total staff of 164,336 and a customer base of 584 million, and enjoyed a market share of approximately 69.3% in Mainland China. The Group's GSM global roaming services covered 237 countries and regions and its GPRS roaming services covered 186 countries and regions. The Company owns 100% interest in operating subsidiaries in 31 provinces in Mainland China and in Hong Kong.
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