January 8, 2003
Garmin® Teams with Handango on iQue™ 3600 Mobile
OLATHE, Kan. and HURST, Texas/Jan. 8, 2003/PR Newswire —
Garmin (Nasdaq: GRMN) and Handango, the leading publisher and
platform for mobile software, today announced they are working
together to deliver software to users of Garmin's new iQue
3600. Garmin has licensed Handango's application management
and provisioning platform, Handango AMPP, to create the Garmin
Software Store and give iQue 3600 users access to one of the world's
largest catalog of commercial Palm OS applications. The Garmin
Software Store will be available when the product begins shipping
in the second quarter of 2003 at www.garmin.com/software.
The Garmin Software Store will offer thousands of applications
ranging from games and entertainment to personal productivity
to business software. Applications leverage the crisp color screen,
intuitive functionality and lightning-fast Motorola processor
on the iQue 3600.
"Utilizing Handango AMPP, we will be able to offer iQue 3600
end users even more functionality to their already feature-rich
handheld," said Guy Waitley, Garmin's associate director
of business development. "By providing a wide array of software
options, Handango represents a comprehensive solution that we
expect will enhance the overall iQue 3600 user experience."
Garmin and Handango will also engage in a variety of demand-generation
and co-marketing activities. Every iQue 3600 will ship with a
CD-ROM containing a wide variety of popular applications provided
by Handango. Users will have the option to try the applications
for a limited time and to purchase full versions online at the
Garmin Software Store. Additional promotional activities may include
in-box flyers and electronic marketing among others.
"We are thrilled Garmin chose Handango and our time-tested
platform Handango AMPP as their source to deliver mobile software
to iQue 3600 users," said Laura Rippy, chief executive officer
of Handango. "Together, we give users cutting-edge GPS technology
and the widest selection of mobile content."
Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin
Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies, which designs and manufactures
navigation, communication and information devices -- most of which
are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general
aviation and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation,
marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications.
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the
United Kingdom. Visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom
or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200 for
more information. Garmin is a registered trademark, and iQue is
a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
Handango is the leading publisher and platform for mobile software,
bringing over 25,000 applications to market through an extensive
global distribution network of online, retail and enterprise channels
reaching more than three million mobile users each month. Handango’s
application management and provisioning platform, Handango AMPP,
has been chosen as the mobile software delivery platform for Nokia,
Motorola, Sprint, Orange SA, Palm, Microsoft, Sony, HP, Handspring,
Sharp Electronics, and more than one hundred others. For more
information, visit www.handango.com.
Palm OS is a registered trademark and Palm Powered is a trademark
of PalmSource, Inc. a subsidiary of Palm, Inc. Other brands may
be trademarks of their respective owners.
Notice on forward-looking statements:
This release includes projections and other forward-looking
statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Any statements
regarding the companys future financial position, revenues,
earnings, product introductions, plans and objectives are forward-looking
statements. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed
in this release may not occur and actual results could differ
materially as a result of risk factors affecting Garmin. Information
concerning risk factors that could affect Garmin's actual
results is contained in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the
year ended December 29, 2001 filed by Garmin with the Securities
and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy
of Garmins Form 10-K can be downloaded from http://www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.