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Press Release: Spin3 wins Gold at this year’s Future Mobile Awards for contribution to mobile gambling

HAMPSHIRE, UK January 29th, 2008 – Mobile music innovators, Spin3, have been selected as this year’s top award winner in the mobile gambling category at this year’s Future Mobile Awards, presented by Juniper Research.

The Future Mobile Awards are given to companies that have made significant progress within their particular sector during the previous year, and who are now poised to make a considerable market impact in the year ahead.  This gold award recognises Spin3 for making an outstanding contribution to the future of the mobile gambling industry.

Matti Zinder, Head of Spin3, says, “We are delighted to have won the Gold Award in the Mobile Gambling category of Juniper’s first Future Mobile Awards. It is great to be recognised by Juniper for our leadership and innovation in the mobile gambling sector."  He continued, "2008 will see Spin3 retain its position at the sharp-end of the industry through an ever-expanding portfolio of market-leading products. One of our main areas of focus in 2008 will be markets outside the UK, in particular, Asia. Spin3 will continue to drive the development of mobile gambling with breakthroughs and industry-firsts, such as the launch of our new Pub Fruity game which boasts the most advanced sound effects and 3D simulation in mobile casino games to date.”

Dr Windsor Holden, panel judge and Principal Analyst at Juniper Research said, “One of the undoubted pioneers in mobile gambling services and products, Spin3 had continued to innovate during 2007, including the January launch of the GameWire MultiLink integration package, adding a crucial 24/7 player support system (SpinSupport) to its managed solutions package, and the key implementation of multi-currency and multilingual games, while continuing to head the field in terms of major deployments.”

The awards were granted by a panel of expert judges based on a number of criteria, including: Innovation; Customer retention; Customer growth; Commercial deployment; Ease of use/user interface; Revenue generation; Pricing (for services/products); and Capability/functionality. From a short list of nominations, the case was made for each nominee, with their relative merits and shortcomings debated and scored. Gold and Silver awards were conferred for each category.  The silver award winner for the mobile music category was Apple for the iPhone.

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Omnifone’s partners include; Vodafone, Telenor, 3 Hong Kong and Vodacom, all of whom have rolled out Omnifone's MusicStation service, with over 25 other operators engaged as partners.  The company has also been nominated for Best Mobile Music Service at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2008.  For further information please visit; www.omnifone.com or contact Tim Hadley at thadley@omnifone.com or via telephone + 44 (0)797 641 0001

Juniper Research
Juniper Research provides research and analytical services to the global hi-tech communications sector, providing consultancy, analyst reports and industry commentary, www.juniperresearch.com. For further information about the awards please contact John Levett at john.levett@juniperresearch.com, telephone +44(0)1256 830002. 

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