BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 20, 2007 -- Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, Hands-On Mobile, Inc., the world's leading developer of connected games and applications, and Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced the exclusive availability of the Guitar Hero III mobile game to Verizon Wireless customers.
Guitar Hero III Mobile allows rockers to jam anytime, anywhere to the same stunning graphics, high-quality audio and addictive gameplay that fans of the wildly popular console series have come to expect. Featuring four authentic guitars and three venues, the game challenges players to hit number keys in sync with colored notes that appear on a scrolling fret board.
Guitar Hero III for mobile offers 15 tracks from the Guitar Hero® console series, including "Suck My Kiss" (by Red Hot Chili Peppers) and "Rock You Like A Hurricane" (as made famous by The Scorpions), and offers Verizon Wireless customers the opportunity to expand their repertoire with new song packs that become available each month.
Verizon Wireless customers can purchase Guitar Hero III Mobile in the Get Fun&Games shopping aisle in the Get It Now® virtual store. It is available for $4.49 monthly access or $11.99 for unlimited use purchase. Verizon Wireless customers can get Guitar Hero III Mobile on an array of popular Get It Now-capable phones, including the MOTORIZR™ Z6tv, Chocolate™ by LG and the Verizon Wireless Gleam™ by Samsung. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime or megabyte charges may apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now- enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.
For more information about Guitar Hero III Mobile please visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at
About Hands-On Mobile
Hands-On Mobile, Inc. is a leading global publisher of mobile entertainment products. Established in 2001, with operations on four continents, Hands-On Mobile develops and distributes mobile content to more than 200 of the world's leading operators in 60 countries. Hands-On Mobile provides operators and their customers with the world's best entertainment brands and content. The company's diverse catalogue includes games, applications and personalization suites from top brands such as Activision, Billboard, CBS, LEGO, Marvel, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, and World Poker Tour. The Hands-On Mobile Developer Network (HDN) brings mobile development to the masses enabling developers to create and distribute mobile applications through Hands-On Mobile's core platform and ecosystem. Hands-On Mobile is a U.S. corporation with headquarters in San Francisco and offices in San Diego, California; London and Manchester, England; Krakow, Poland; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai and Beijing, China; and Seoul, Korea. For more information about Hands-On Mobile please visit www.HandsOn.com.
About Activision, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.
Guitar Hero and Activision are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.