December 13, 2006, Victoria, Canada: MobileRated now offers free mobile phone games to over 1000 different and unique mobile devices (handsets, PDAs, and smart phones). Owners of every supported device can find free games suitable for their phone's make and model.
Support varies by mobile phone as each mobile phone has its own characteristics, features, functionality, and defects. Factors like screensize, memory, and processor speed can likewise play a role. "Not all games are suitable for all phones," said Richard Mosher, President and CEO. "Game developers must choose which mobile phones to support and usually make custom versions for different handsets. This is quite a process and an on-going problem for developers. Therefore, less popular handsets have fewer games available to them. That makes our milestone of offering free mobile phone games for over 1000 devices all the more gratifying and rewarding."
Intense competition between mobile phone manufacturers means new mobile phone models are rolled out with increasing frequency. Phones are designed for various market segments and are differentiated with features, ergonomics, and - most importantly - style. The stakes are high. Average consumers replace phones in under three years. Over 1 billion handsets are expected to be sold in 2009 alone.
Finding games for phones only a couple of years old can be difficult, especially if the phone is a less popular model. Carrier sites sell games promoting the latest handsets and restrictions on deck size mean only so many games can be sold. MobileRated offers hundreds of free mobile phone games, providing a choice selection for everyone, including those with older model phones. Everything from classic card and arcade games to modern casual puzzle games to high-intensity action games are available - for free.
The MobileRated free mobile phone app store offers over 55,000 games and applications to over 6,000 mobile phone models. As an independent, open market business, MobileRated's app store is available globally without restrictions in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese. MobileRated offers a mix of open source, demos/trials, ad-supported, and totally free products in over 20 categories. All products are searchable, ratable, reviewable and sortable, providing our customers with powerful tools to easily find exactly what they are looking for.
While content is always free to customers, MobileRated technology such as FreePlay and AppPromote enable MobileRated partners to generate indirect revenues and maximize customer downloads. MobileRated partners with hundreds of mobile developers around the globe.
The MobileRated app store is owned by Kalador Entertainment Inc.