BEDMINSTER, NJ & SAN MATEO, CA — Mobile software developer Digital Chocolate and Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, today announced the availability of Digital Chocolate's premier 3D mobile game -3D Beach Mini GolfTM - on Verizon Wireless' new V CAST wireless broadband multimedia service. V CAST from Verizon Wireless is the first true wireless broadband consumer multimedia service in the country, allowing customers to view crystal clear graphics for 3D games and video clips because it runs on Verizon Wireless' Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network - the fastest widely available wide-area wireless broadband network in the United States.
"V CAST provides consumers with the ability to fully experience the vivid graphics and dramatic action of 3D Beach Mini Golf," said Trip Hawkins, CEO and founder of Digital Chocolate. "V CAST continually offers its customers the highest-quality, and most entertaining mobile multimedia applications available today and we are proud to be an integral part of its lineup."
Digital Chocolate's robust catalog of 3D mobile games has garnered praise from both carriers and consumers for the games' sharp graphics and realistic game play. In 3D Beach Mini Golf, users can enjoy a relaxing game of mini golf on three beachside courses.
For $15.00 monthly access added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan, customers get the V CAST VPak that includes unlimited access to a wide array of more than 300 regularly updated video clips from leading content providers. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but application download fees apply for 3D games, premium video clips and all other Get It Now® applications. There are no airtime charges to download or stream and watch video clips and other V CAST content. Verizon Wireless V CAST customers also receive monthly access and unlimited browsing on Verizon Wireless' Mobile Web 2.0SM news and information service. In addition, customers can choose from premium video clip content, available at additional cost that includes music videos and more.
For a limited time, customers who sign up for V CAST will receive two months of service free. V CAST's array of hot new multimedia programming is located in the Get It Now virtual store - customers can access video from favorite news, sports and entertainment providers in the getFLIX shopping aisle and check out new cutting-edge 3D games in the getGAMES aisle. V CAST also gives customers unlimited airtime to browse and view applications in the other familiar Get It Now shopping aisles - such as getTONES and getGOING.
Digital Chocolate's 3D Beach Mini Golf is available in the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store for $2.49 monthly access or $8.99 for unlimited use purchase. V CAST customers can play 3D Beach Mini Golf on the VX8000 phone - the pinnacle of visual entertainment. The LG VX8000 is available to Verizon Wireless customers for $149.99 after $70 rebate with a two-year customer agreement. V CAST customers can also find 3D Beach Mini Golf on the Samsung a890, which is $249.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement, and the CDM8940 from UTStarcom Personal Communications (formerly Audiovox Communications Corp.) for $229.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement.
NOTE TO EDITORS: High-resolution images of Digital Chocolate's 3D Beach Mini Golf on V CAST are available online. Log on to www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia to preview and request images.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 43.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE: VOD) and (LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Digital Chocolate
Digital Chocolate is a developer of games and applications for mobile phones. Based in San Mateo, California and founded in 2003 by software gaming pioneer Trip Hawkins, Digital Chocolate offers many of the world's most popular games including Mafia Wars, Racing Fever 2 and Street Soccer. Digital Chocolate products are available through more than 100 operator and distribution partners in over 50 countries worldwide.