zamano provides Community application for Europe’s first live 3G network

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Manx Telecom switches on EuropeÂ?s first 3G network on the Isle on Man zamano selected as leading application developer

zamano, the leading innovator of mobile internet technologies today announced the launch of its Community Platform in Europe’s first operational 3G network for the Isle of Man, launched by Manx Telecom, a mmO2 subsidiary.

The network, built by mmO2 (formally BT Wireless) and Manx Telecom went live on the 4th of December and initially provides a focused group of commercial, government and community representatives with voice, internet and entertainment services.

zamano has provided its Location Aware Community Platform, optimised for the 3G project and one of the top 5 applications available on the network. Residents can take part in chat and polls, play interactive games, send picture messages, view event listings for the Island and receive information on deals directly to their phone and all relevant to a specific location. The platform also has advanced wireless advertising capabilities whereby users have the option to receive wireless adverts.

zamano is also providing content from its M-Ent suite of mobile entertainment products, in the form of Smart Ass, an interactive quiz game, which has been specifically tailored for 3G.

“ We are very excited to be one of the leading application providers for Europe’s first live 3G service. This proves the value of zamano’s advanced mobile internet software and illustrates how we futureproof all our products for the technology of tomorrow, said Darren O Rodaigh, Business Development Manager, zamano. “

He added, “ All zamano applications are available over 3G but the zamano Community Platform, as one of the central applications of Europe’s first live 3G service has been significantly enhanced by the addition of colour and animation and we are confident that it will be popular with users. “

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