DALLAS and OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NQ Mobile™ (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, and Sprint (NYSE: S) have signed a definitive agreement for NQ Mobile to collaborate and deliver the next generation of Sprint ID, powered by NQ Live™, on all new Sprint Android-powered smartphones in the U.S. market later this year. Unlike a standard wallpaper or third-party launcher, NQ Live is an engaging mobile desktop that will change the way consumers use their connected devices.
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NQ Live is an "always-on" replacement for the wallpaper on an Android device. It delivers content and functionality to the device's home screen, tailored to the brands consumers follow or the news they're interested in receiving. While Sprint ID delivers a package of apps, widgets, shortcuts, ringtones and wallpapers tailored to users' specific interests in an "ID pack," Sprint Live will be more interactive and will run in the background as part of the home screen, allowing a user to continue using current apps and mobile content.
"We look forward to working with NQ Mobile to launch Sprint Live as the next generation Sprint ID experience and to take our current offering to an entirely new level," said David Owens, Head of Product, Sprint. "Sprint is also eager to collaborate with NQ Mobile to cultivate an NQ Live ecosystem of leading app developers, advertisers and content providers to constantly expand the consumer's experience and ability to customize their devices."
"Sprint is at the forefront of innovation and this is yet another example," said Gavin Kim, President, International and Chief Commercial Officer, NQ Mobile. "We are pleased to provide Sprint the ability to give their customers a more interactive, informative and immersive mobile experience. We will provide the expertise and platform capabilities to enhance the experience for consumers, developers and content providers."
For more information about NQ Live, please visit http://www.nq.com/nqlive.
Sprint (NYSE:S) offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 54 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
About NQ Mobile
NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of mobile Internet services. NQ Mobile is a mobile security pioneer with proven competency to acquire, engage, and monetize customers globally. NQ Mobile's portfolio includes mobile security and mobile games & advertising for the consumer market and consulting, mobile platforms and mobility services for the enterprise market. As of September 30, 2013, NQ Mobile maintains a large, global user base of 427 million registered user accounts and 133 million monthly active user accounts through its consumer mobile security business, 98 million registered user accounts and 19 million monthly active user accounts through its mobile games & advertising business and over 1,250 enterprise customers. NQ Mobile maintains dual headquarters in Dallas, Texas, USA and Beijing, China. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit http://www.nq.com.
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