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PocketGear Acquires Handango, Creates Super Apps Store

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Feb 23, 2010, 8:50 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Today PocketGear announced that it has acquired long-time mobile apps provider Handango. Combined, the two companies now offer over 140,000 applications to most mobile platforms around the globe, including devices that run Android, Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Palm, Linux, and Java. The new storefront has a presence in 175 countries and has apps compatible with more than 2,000 unique devices. PocketGear and Handango already have distribution relationships with Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, Research in Motion, Microsoft, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless. Jud Bowman will remain as President and CEO of PocketGear and Alex Bloom, current chief executive of Handango, will become Chief Operating Officer of PocketGear. Terms of the deal acquisition were not disclosed.

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bob a

Feb 23, 2010, 9:08 AM

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tried to buy something at pocketgear. they charged my paypal before the transaction was completed. never got the software. they never answered a single one of a dozen emails over a month. they don't have a phone number. they never responded even to the paypal dispute process. i finally got a refund from paypal a month later..I WOULD NEVER EVER CONSIDER DOING BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY AGAIN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
hmm sounds like a similar experience i had with handango back in the day. to their credit i was eventually refunded. i think these 3rd party app resellers better realize they can't just throw around the # of apps they have and the # of devices they're...
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