Wattpad Releases New Service, Officially Emerges From Beta

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Wattpad today announced its 100,000-user story sharing community is graduating from beta with a few shiny new features - Offline Reading, BlackBerry Support and More Languages

Wattpad, the global leading story sharing community for mobile users, today announced the immediate availability of the new release of its service. With this new release, Wattpad officially concludes its beta phase.

"In January 2007 we introduced the service for mobile users worldwide to discover, read, and share stories on their mobile phones" said Ivan Yuen, Founder of Wattpad. "Since Wattpad's beta launch we have attracted over 100,000 users who have contributed tens of thousands of stories. We would like to thank all those who gave us valuable feedback during this beta period. With our new release, Wattpad's story sharing community is ready for the next phase of growth."

In addition to taking Wattpad out of beta, Wattpad is also introducing some new features:

Offline Reading
You can now download the entire story onto your mobile phone and read without any data connection. Great for traveling on a plane or wherever network connection is lacking.

BlackBerry Support
Wattpad now supports one of the most popular email reading devices - BlackBerry. You can now extend your productivity and entertainment on your BlackBerry whether you are connected at home or offline in an airplane.

Expanded Language Support
"We are pleasantly surprised by the geographic diversity of the Wattpad community, " said Ivan. "With a significant percentage of users from countries such as Romania, Philippines, Vietnam and Poland, adding language support for more countries is crucial to the growth of the Wattpad community."

In addition to English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese, Wattpad has now added support for Dutch, Polish, Romanian, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese and Korean.

Wattpad currently has over 25,000 stories and the number is increasing rapidly. Some of the hottest categories and stories include:

Funny Quotes
50 Funniest Homer Simpson Quotes
Funny Love & Relationships Quotes
Funny Comedian & Humorist Quotes from Woody Allen and others

All Time Classics
A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Religious
Streams in the Desert by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cowman
The Holy Bible - The New Testament (King James Version)

Science Fiction
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Overclocked (six-story collection including Printcrime, When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth, Anda's Game, I, Robot, I, Row-Boat, and After the Siege) by Hugo Award nominee, Forbes Top 25 "Web Celebrities" Cory Doctorow
Accelerando by Charles Stross
The War of the Worlds, Time Machine, The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells

Trivia
33 Names of Things You Never Knew had Names
50 Things Everyone Should Know
40 Facts About Sleep You Probably Didn't Know
Science & Math Trivia & Useless Facts

Science and Technology
The World As I See It and Sidelights on Relativity by Albert Einstein

History
History of FIFA World Cup
History of Formula One
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Anthology

With mobile phone being the electronic device most people carry all the time, these stories are instantly accessible by anyone anytime anywhere - whether you are lining up in the bank, commuting in the underground, waiting for the dentist or reading at bedside.

To download Wattpad's mobile application, go to get.wattpad.com on your mobile phone's browser and follow the link to download. Wattpad works with most mobile phones from major manufacturers such as Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG, Sharp, Sanyo, Panasonic and BlackBerry.

More information about Wattpad is available online at http://www.wattpad.com.

About Wattpad
Wattpad was founded in 2006 to lead the revolution of mobile user-generated content. According to research published by Informa Telecoms and Media and the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF), the market for mobile user-generated content will be worth US$13.2 billion by 2011. Wattpad was the first company to provide a platform to discover, read and share stories on mobile phones. Wattpad now has the largest selection of stories available for mobile users. For more information, please visit http://www.wattpad.com.

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