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SEVEN's New Mobile Messaging Platform Powers Email on INQ's First Handset 'INQ1' Exclusive to 3

The World First Social Mobile Phone Optimized for Rapid Uptake in Consumer Email

Redwood City, CA – November 18, 2008 – SEVEN®, a global market leader in mobile email and messaging software, today announced they will power mobile messaging on the INQ1 available only from 3 in the UK. The INQ1, , the first phone launched by Hutchison Whampoa's brand new handset company INQ, introduces a new level of affordability for social network hungry consumers wanting to keep in touch using internet-centric communications. INQ and SEVEN's mobile email aim is to vastly improve and simplify the user experience by making users' favorite applications and Web sites easily available. SEVEN's email client is preconfigured to work with major ISPs and leading email services and is accessible from the INQ1's home screen. When a user clicks on the "3Email" icon, the list of preconfigured services appears. Subscribers get the service free for 14 days, after which they can buy one of 3's popular unlimited data plans. Hutchison's 3UK has more than 4 million subscribers and has been very successful at capturing new subscribers through innovative, value focused services. SEVEN drives 3's consumer email service which launched in September and is now available on twenty devices at 3 including the Nokia E71 where email is accessed from the "quicklinks" soft key.

A recent survey of more than 1,100 SEVEN mobile email users shows daily usage of mobile email by Western Europeans is as strong on 12-key devices as on more expensive phones with full QWERTY keyboards. Introducing an affordable 12-key phone like the INQ1, pre-loaded with SEVEN's new messaging client, creates the perfect bundle to reach untapped consumer markets and to further accelerate the adoption of push email. "SEVEN is thrilled to showcase its new mobile messaging platform on the INQ1," said Jamie Gabb, vice president and general manager for EMEA at SEVEN. "We will drive unprecedented growth in the market by making mobile messaging work for everybody—not just enterprise users with high-end, sophisticated devices."

SEVEN announced the new platform in September at CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment, making it the first solution on the market to break silos between mobile messaging components. SEVEN's breakthrough UI is capable of combining business email, personal email, contacts and calendar with text, multimedia and instant messaging. The system launched with BREW and the INQ1 but will be available on other mobile platforms in the coming months.

"3 has realized tremendous adoption of consumer email services based on its work with SEVEN, and we're glad to now be extending this to the brand new INQ1," said Frank Meehan, INQ CEO. "INQ and SEVEN are closely aligned in that we are both focused on making it easy for people to adopt core communication services on their mobiles."

SEVEN is headquartered in the United States with offices around the globe. For more information, visit www.seven.com. Mobile users with compatible phones can evaluate SEVEN Mobile Messaging solutions for email, calendar and contact synchronization at http://community.seven.com.

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