4/28/2004 - Sun Microsystems, Inc., the creator and leading advocate of Java technology, announced the availability of exciting Java technology-based mobile games developed and published by Sorrent. Such games as FOX Sports Yao Ming Basketball '04, FOX Sports Boxing and FOX Sports Soccer '04 are now available for Sprint PCS Vision subscribers through the java.com Website.
"The Java platform continues to prove its value to carriers, developers and consumers through world-class security, performance and now record deployments and downloads," said John Loiacono, executive vice president of software, Sun Microsystems. "With over 1.5 billion Java-enabled devices, worldwide revenue opportunities -- like the technology itself -- are emerging everywhere. We are thrilled to offer the latest and most popular mobile games from leading publishers like Sorrent."
Sprint PCS Vision customers simply enter their phone number on the site, a link to the game is sent to their phone automatically -- taking them to the Sprint PCS Vision vending machine where they can purchase the game. The price for the game is added to their monthly wireless bill.
Sorrent is a leading global creator and publisher of mobile games and other wireless entertainment. Sorrent games that are now available on java.com include FOX Sports Yao Ming Basketball '04, FOX Sports Soccer '04, ALIENS: Unleashed, FOX Sports Multiplayer Racing '04, FOX Sports Racing '04, FOX Sports Boxing '04, FOX Sports Basketball '04 and DuraTrax Mobile RC.
"Developing our most popular games powered by Java technology and showcasing them on java.com is a win-win situation for us," said Alex Galvagni, chief technology officer for Sorrent. "With more than seven million unique visitors to java.com per month, we're able to leverage the strength of the Java brand and readily deliver the content consumers are looking for."
Since the launch of java.com, the site has enjoyed tremendous success. There have been more than 44 million downloads of the Java plug-in for the desktop. Java.com has seen unprecedented growth with more than one million new visitors added per month from more than 210 countries.
As the leading consumer site for Java technology, third parties working with java.com have found it a very successful way to reach Java technology consumers. Not only is it a highly trafficked showcase of mobile and desktop applications, it is the only site in the industry where consumers can download the free Java plug-in for the desktop with support for Windows, Linux and Macintosh desktops as well as the Solaris Operating System (OS).
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