News Release

Vindigo Studios Launches Two New Wallpaper Applications for Verizon Wireless Get It Now Customers

January 27, 2004

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824Charles Oliva
Vindigo StudiosTM
pr@vindigo.com  
212- 590-6910

New York, NY — Vindigo Studios, one of the best-known developers and publishers of consumer applications for mobile devices, and Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, today announced the launch of two new wallpaper applications on Get It Now®. PictoramaTM, by Vindigo®, landscape-themed wallpaper, and CritterPicTM, by Vindigo, animal-themed wallpaper, feature more than two hundred images combined.

Pictorama quickly sorts photos by Water, Mountain, Floral, and Desert categories. Similarly, CritterPic groups images by Baby Animal, Wild Animal, Dog, and Cat themes. Both applications allow Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers to preview four images simultaneously to effortlessly find the perfect shot for their wallpaper library and allow a new fun way to customize their mobile phones.

"We have built CritterPic and Pictorama using one basic principle — make it easy to use," said Jason Devitt, CEO of Vindigo Studios. "With these products, even the least-tech savvy consumers will now be able personalize their mobile phones."

Customers with Verizon Wireless Get It Now-capable phones can easily download images from either Pictorama or CritterPic. Pricing for each application is $1.99 for one image, $3.99 for three images or $4.99 for five images. Verizon Wireless customers must have a Get It Now enabled handset and Verizon Wireless' digital services to use this service. Where applicable, airtime, roaming and long distance charges may apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications.

About Vindigo Studios
Vindigo Studios is one of the best-known developers and publishers of consumer applications for mobile devices. Vindigo Studios' proprietary technology and network of content partners power compelling applications on every major wireless carrier in the U.S. More than one million consumers have downloaded a Vindigo Studios application, helping the company achieve recognition as a Deloitte and Touche "Rising Star." More information can be found at www.vindigostudios.com.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 36 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.  To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com.  

About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. getTXT, getIM and getEMAIL help customers stay in touch and communicate with others. getGAMES keeps customers entertained, while getGOING applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with getPIX, check out Web cams with getFLIX or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with getTONES. getALERTS keeps customers informed while getBROWSING lets them access the Web from their wireless phone.

Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless.

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