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Bangkok, 5 December 2006 - AIS, Thailand's largest mobile phone operator along with Ozura Mobile ("Ozura"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nextnation Communication and a global leading publisher and developer of mobile entertainment, has joined forces to bring the Miss Thailand 2006 Beauty Queen game series to mobile handsets across Thailand.
"We are extremely excited to introduce this product to our subscribers, which is the first of its kind. Due to close relations with the owners of the Beauty Queen franchise, Ozura was more than happy to customize their Beauty Queen series to feature Miss Thailand 2006, Miss Lalana Kongtoranin," said Mr. Somchai Lertsutiwong, Vice-President Wireless Service Business of Advanced Info Service (Public) Co., Ltd. or AIS.
"The outcome of our previous Beauty Queen series in Malaysia had surpassed our expectations, receiving numerous acclaims from critics and gamers alike and we're expecting similar if not better results from the Miss Thailand game. With the support of AIS and the continuously growing embrace for mobile lifestyles in Thailand, we predict a strong response to the Miss Thailand 2006 mobile game series" said Victor Jong, Vice President of Ozura Mobile.
The games were launched today by Kongtoranin at the AIS Game Festival which was held at Siam Paragon shopping centre. Developed specially for mobile phones, the appropriately named game features Kongtoranin going about her daily life in a 3 game series titled Exercise, On Stage and Charity.
The games will be available exclusively on CoreGame (coregame.ais.co.th), AIS' very own mobile gaming community and are the featured tournament games. Users will be able to download the game upon joining CoreGame to compete in the tournaments which will last approximately 2 months. The winners will be identified at the end of the tournament and will win points which can be redeemed for prizes at CoreGame's virtual gift shop.
CoreGame runs on FunlogiX, Ozura's proprietary mobile gaming community platform and features a comprehensive suite of mobile gaming services including tournament and multiplayer games, clubs and in-game chat. Launched as a pilot service 2 months ago and now made available to all AIS subscribers, CoreGame is the first mobile gaming community in Thailand. AIS is Thailand's first mobile operator to launch a mobile gaming community and is the fourth operator in the region to launch on FunlogiX, after operators in Malaysia and Indonesia.
"CoreGame members will be able to play multiplayer games not only with Thais, but with Malaysians and Indonesians and soon, with other nationalities in countries all over the world including China and the Unites States. The content in the community is dynamic and will be updated on a constant basis with new features to be added soon thus giving AIS subscribers non-stop fun and entertainment," added Jong.
About Ozura Mobile
Ozura Mobile is a leading international developer and publisher for mobile games and game developer engine to carriers, aggregators, mobile phone manufacturers and service providers. The company creates games for mobile phones based on J2ME, BREW or Symbian platform. Ozura's games are available all over the world through its distribution network of thousands of partners spanning across 130 countries. It is expected that the growth of mobile phones supporting these platforms will exceed one billion units worldwide in 2008. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.ozura.com.
AIS first started as a mobile phone provider but has since paved its way to the world of wireless communications. The Company's technological and business potential has been developed to the point that AIS now holds first place in the wireless communications business. Today, AIS remains as Thailand's leading mobile phone operator.
About Nextnation Communication
Nextnation Communication' a mobile application service provider' enables businesses and individuals to access' connect' and transact across today's complex global mobile networks. Its core product MINDCEP Platform is a mobile multimedia communication platform' facilitating and enabling mobile data transmission worldwide using WAP' MMS' SMS and Java technologies. MINDCEP is connected to some of the largest premium messaging networks in the world in order to offer a broad range of services from content distribution to mobile m-commerce and place the company at the forefront of this rapidly growing messaging market. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.nextnationnet.com.
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