IA Style, Inc, a creator of applications for wireless devices and PDAs, announced today a partnership with Synergy Technologies (Asia) Ltd., the distributor of the first Chinese Language Windows Powered Smartphone â€“ the Qtek 7070 (based on HTC's Tanager). The Qtek 7070 combines Smartphone features with a Chinese language plug-in that lets users input and read Big5, GB & Unicode Chinese text.
IA Style's popular Smartphone applications â€“ IA Album and IA Utility Pack â€“ come bundled with the Qtek phone.
IA Album for Smartphone, for viewing and capturing images, is currently the top selling Smartphone software application at Handango, a popular online store for mobile software.
IA Album for Smartphone also won a Microsoft Mobile Solutions Challenge award for the best Digital Video/Animation software for Smartphones. The award was announced April 1, 2003, at the EMEA Microsoft Mobility Developer Conference in Paris, France.
IA Utility Pack, winner of a PPCW.Net Editor's Choice award, is a package of four Smartphone applications that give users greater control over managing, editing, and beaming files stored on their phone.
"It is a real honor to be partnered with the first Chinese language Smartphone," said Lotus Chen, the founder and CEO of IA Style. IA Style also worked closely with Orange, the first company to release Smartphones in Europe, and Chen said IA Style expects the Smartphone market in Asia to grow as rapidly as the market in Europe."
The response to IA Style's Smartphone software has been amazing," said Chen. "Operators have been impressed with the quality and usability of our Smartphone titles and have asked us to continue to produce solutions that make Smartphones an exciting technology."
Cheers ~ Arne
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