Handmark Partners with Zed to Offer 100,000 of the Hottest Real Music Ringtones

Handmark ® , a global leader in the development and distribution of mobile media, today announced a new catalog of 100,000 real music ringtones for BlackBerry®, Windows Mobile®, and Palm® customers, through a partnership with Zed®, a worldwide leader for digital entertainment.

The new real music ringtones are immediately available to customers through the on-device “Extras” store within Pocket Express®, the company’s flagship news and information portal, as well as other desktop and on-device channels Handmark operates for its carrier partners.

“Customers who visit Handmark mobile stores are guaranteed to find the highest quality content from the finest providers in the industry,” said Evan Conway, executive vice president of marketing for Handmark. “Our partnership with Zed allows us to extend our strategy of providing easy access to the finest mobile content available.”

The catalog of real music ringtones come directly from all four major music labels as well as over 100 independent record labels. The ringtones cover all genres, including hip-hop, country, and rock, and are updated daily with the newest songs.

“As one of the only mobile content providers in the industry that has direct relationships with the major music labels, Zed ensures customers are getting what they want with real music ringtones and not imitations,” says Ted Suh, chief marketing officer of Zed’s U.S. operations. “The dedication Handmark puts into their mobile stores to ensure customer satisfaction is truly unmatched in the industry and we are proud to bring our ringtones to its customers.”

Pocket Express is a fast, simple, free download from www.pocketexpress.com , offering the latest news, sports, weather, travel information and more all in one application. The ringtones are easy to find within the Pocket Express “Extras” Store. Customers can browse by genre and easily download ringtones directly to their device for immediate access.

About Zed

Zed in the U.S., formerly 9 Squared, is a mobile entertainment company with solutions that span the entire mobile media value chain, including mobile applications, content distribution, technology licensing and direct-to-consumer services. Equipped with a deep catalog of premium mobile content and extensive wireless distribution partnerships, Zed is the #1 independent distributor of mobile content in the United States. Zed’s U.S. operations are backed by the parent company Zed Worldwide, the leading mobile entertainment company in terms of revenue and geographical presence. Zed’s U.S. headquarters are in Denver, Colorado. To learn more, visit www.zedusa.biz .

About Handmark

Handmark® is a global leader in the development and distribution of mobile media, for a wide range of mobile devices, including BlackBerry®, Palm®, Symbian OS™, Android™, BREW®, and Windows Mobile® devices, as well as the Apple® iPhone™ and iPod® touch. Its award-winning Pocket Express® news and information service transforms handsets into powerful business and entertainment tools. Handmark manages distribution partnerships around the world with major device manufacturers and operators. The company has offices in Kansas City (world headquarters); London, UK; San Francisco; Atlanta; Dallas; and Astraware®, the Handmark Game Studio, in the UK. For more information, visit www.handmark.com < http://www.handmark.com/ >.