Hooked and PacketVideo Partner on Rich Media Applications for Mobile
Advanced applications are based on the Hooked Media Player
Los Altos Hills, CA - January 12, 2009, For immediate release
Hooked Wireless, Inc. and PacketVideo, Inc, of San Diego, CA (PV) today announced their ongoing partnership to build
rich media client applications for mobile devices using the Hooked Media Player (HMP) as
the platform. The two companies have been working together since the spring of 2007 to build an application design
environment that integrates PV's effecient, high-performance media services with the Hooked Media Player.
Now that the first deployments are near, the companies are providing some details to the industry.
The system built by PV and Hooked will be licensed by PV under the trade name PVMovie, on
Symbian and Linux, and will run such flagship PV applications as MediaFusion.
It will play a very wide variety of video and audio formats, and can be readily customized and branded
by carriers because of the flexibility of its Flash authoring environment. It takes
advantage of hardware graphic acceleration, when present, to achieve the frame rates required
for modern media applications.
First deployments of the software jointly developed by Hooked and PacketVideo are expected
in the third quarter of this year in applications including media-on-demand clients,
picture and video browsers and MMS clients.
About Hooked: Hooked Wireless was founded in September 2004 and is a provider of advanced technology
and services to top-tier players in the mobile industry including
Apple, Google, QUALCOMM, Broadcom and others. Hooked's flagship product is
the Hooked Media Player - a system for mobile UI deployment that uses Adobe® Flash®
as its authoring environment.
It renders SWF (the compiled output of Flash) but includes many specialized extensions for
UI applications, and takes advantage of hardware graphic acceleration.
About PV: Founded in 1998, PV is the software pioneer powering the world's leading multimedia
services on millions of home and mobile devices. PV is a subsidiary of
NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVE).
For further information, please
write to email@example.com,
or contact Art Morgan, Director Sales & Marketing, Hooked Wireless, Inc. 408 667-6054.
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