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Goal.com Mobile for BlackBerry Smartphones

New mobile application delivers instant, real-time access to breaking Goal.com soccer news, including extensive coverage of FIFA

Blackberry Breaking News

Just in time for the FIFA World Cup Draw, Goal.com and Handmark, announced the launch of Goal.com Mobile for BlackBerry smartphones.

The new mobile application delivers instant, real-time access to breaking Goal.com soccer news, including the most extensive coverage of the FIFA World Cup Draw. The application features easy-to-navigate tabs, including:

  • Breaking News
  • World Cup 2010
  • Champions League
  • England
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Transfer Zone

Articles from Goal.com Mobile can be shared or saved via social bookmarking, email and social networking sites. The application also features a customizable “My Feeds” tab where users can access their own favorite news feeds or team-specific information.

Goal.com is known for its colorful, in-depth editorial content and breaking news, covering all the major international soccer leagues including The World Cup, Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and the Major Soccer League (MLS). Its team of live, on location reporters publishes up to 125 articles per day in more than 17 languages around the world, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.

“Our loyal fans around the world want to have round-the-clock instant access to the latest soccer news and updates, especially during the World Cup season,” said Joan Blaas, VP of Mobile for Goal.com. “Handmark was able to help us deliver a simple, easy to navigate, easy to read application that helps us deliver on the wants and needs of our fans by making our content available wherever, whenever.”

Goal.com Mobile is powered by the Handmark Mobile Publishing Platform (MPP), which enables newspapers, magazines and other content providers around the world to launch their own branded, always-on personalized mobile applications quickly and easily. In addition to the development of the applications, Handmark is the only provider to support distribution, monetization and maintenance of its partners’ mobile applications. Goal.com Mobile is the latest addition to more than 30 mobile applications powered by the Handmark MPP.

“As a huge soccer fan myself, I love having instant access to the latest news and updates,” said Evan Conway, EVP of Marketing at Handmark. “We are excited to bring the leading provider of soccer information to a new mobile audience.”

Handmark and Goal.com plan to release Goal.com Mobile in multiple languages and additional platforms, including iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile and J2ME-based devices, in the coming months.

To download Goal.com Mobile now, visit www.handmark.com or http://m.goal.com/app directly from your mobile browser. More information about the Handmark Mobile Publishing Platform is available at www.handmarkmobileapps.com.