Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – (The Hosting News) – August 29, 2006 – Webhosting company, and subsidiary of United Internet, 1 and 1 Internet’s ”Pocket Web,” marketed in Germany, has been awarded Best Mobile Service. Developed by Ogo mobile messaging solutions firm, IXI Mobile, Inc., the device was awarded for its service, and pricing for the data flat rate.
The award was given by eco, the Federation of the German Internet economy, a registered association for the advancement of Internet use in Germany. Ogo was brought to market in Germany in April 2006 by 1 and 1, by active websites supplying more than 64 Million mail addresses for customers in Germany, the UK, France, Austria and the US. 1 nd 1 launched the device under the name ”1 and 1 Pocket Web,” and offers the solution in cooperation with Vodafone Germany. eco, the registered association of German Internet enterprises, founded in 1995 with the aim of enhancing commercial Internet use in Germany.
The complete 1 and 1 Pocket Web package was awarded the first prize in its category at the eco Gala, for the solution’s innovation, cost-performance level and ease of use by consumers and professionals. Ogo devices aspire to deliver a true on-the-go mobile messaging experience with full screen, QWERTY keyboard (QWERTZ in Germany), easy-to-use interface and clamshell design. The German offering includes the following services: email, PIM (contacts and calendar), web browser, GSM voice, gaming and SMS. The German email solution includes IMAP4 email access, attachment viewing and push email. The browser optimizes web pages for ease of display and navigation. The device also delivers mobile voice, with voice service available to consumers who choose to activate it. Back-end services are hosted by IXI Mobile, enabling seamless integration with the 1 and 1 and Vodafone networks.
1 and 1 is part of the United Internet group, whose brands include 1 and 1, WEB.DE, GMX and Schlund+Partner, with over 5.8 million customer contracts and more than 64 million email user accounts. Andreas Gauger, CEO of 1 and 1 Internet AG, commented, ”We are very happy that our combined offering, designed for affordable mobility, has received this prestigious award. It furthermore strengthens the position of the public listed and highly profitable United Internet Group as the leading German Internet stock.”
Amit Haller, Co-Founder, President and CEO of IXI Mobile added, ”We are honored that our product and service, brought to market by 1 and 1, has been recognized as a leading mobile service in Germany, and we look forward to bringing more innovative, attractive offerings to the German mass market.”
IXI Mobile, Inc. offers data-centric mobile device and service solutions to the mass market, designed to improve the mobile user experience and increase mobile voice and data usage. The company provides a turn-key solution to mobile operators and Internet service providers worldwide to launch and support Ogo products. IXI Mobile is headquartered in Redwood City, California, and has research and development facilities in Israel and Romania. IXI Mobile also maintains regional sales offices.
On February 28, 2006, IXI Mobile and Israel Technology Acquisition Corporation (ITAC) (OTC Bulletin Board: ISLTU.OB, ISLT.OB, ISLTW.OB) entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which a wholly owned subsidiary of ITAC would merge with and into IXI Mobile, with IXI Mobile surviving the merger and becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of ITAC. Upon consummation of the merger, ITAC will change its name to IXI Mobile, Inc. and IXI Mobile will change its name to IXI Mobile (USA), Inc.
The Ogo family of devices delivers popular applications, including email, instant messaging, SMS, RSS, voice and web browsing on optimized, easy-to-use handheld devices for a true on-the-go mobile messaging experience. Ogo was launched in the United States by AT and T Wireless (now Cingular Wireless), Switzerland by Swisscom Mobile, Turkey by e-kolay.net., Germany by 1 and 1, and Uruguay by ANCEL.
1 and 1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a public company with 6,000 employees and a market cap of $3 billion. 1 and 1 was established in 1992 and hosts more than 5.6 million domain names, while 30,000 servers run on the company’s four data centers. 1 and 1’s global community is 5 million customer contracts strong, with company U.S. headquarters located in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania.
To learn more about Ogo, please visit: www.ogo.com.
For more information about IXI Mobile, please visit: www.ixi.com.
To learn more about 1 and 1 Internet, please visit: www.1and1.com.