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MOBILE AND NBC SPORTS TEAM UP WITH VERIZON WIRELESS TO DELIVER NBC
SPORTS HEADS-UP POKER
Hold’em Style Poker Game Pits Players Against a Series of
Expert Players in the Ultimate Showdown
NJ and NEW YORK – Verizon Wireless, Abandon Mobile and NBC
Sports announced today that NBC Sports Heads-Up Poker mobile game
will be available exclusively to Verizon Wireless Get it Now®
customers through May 31, 2006. The mobile game, NBC Sports Heads-Up
Poker, will be promoted on-screen during the 2006 Championship from
Caesars Palace in Las Vegas that is scheduled to air nationwide
on NBC Sports April 16, 23 and 30 and on May 7 and 14. All television
coverage begins at noon EDT; the two-hour championship telecast
will take place at 1:00 p.m. EDT on May 21.
Based on the popular card game Texas Hold’em, NBC Sports Heads-Up
Poker brings all the excitement of the National Heads-Up Poker Championship
to Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers. With NBC Sports Heads-Up
Poker mobile game, there’s no need to put on a poker face
as players go one-on-one against the world’s best in a single
elimination competition in tournament mode, or play one game with
an opponent of their choosing. In Texas Hold’em mode, players
can also challenge all of the opponents at one table for a game
in Texas Hold’em format.
The National Heads-Up Poker Championship features the world’s
best players in single elimination competition for $1.5 million
in prize money. Competitors include defending champion Phil Hellmuth,
Johnny Chan, Doyle Brunson, Howard Lederer, Ted Forrest, and Chris
“Jesus” Ferguson among virtually all of professional
poker’s big name players.
The high-quality graphics and animation provide spectacular gameplay
on a variety of Verizon Wireless Get It Now-enabled handsets, and
the simple interface and competitive AI reflect all kinds of different
poker playing styles. Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers can
find NBC Sports Heads-Up Poker in the What’s New shopping
aisle of the Get It Now virtual store on more than 30 handsets for
$2.99 monthly access or $7.49 for unlimited use purchase. Download
charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply
when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers
need a Get It Now-enabled phone and Verizon Wireless digital service
to access the Get It Now virtual store.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services,
visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN
IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
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Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation’s most reliable
wireless network, serving 51.3 million voice and data customers.
Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture
of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE:
VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.
To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution
stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless
Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Abandon Mobile is a mobile game developer and publisher formed by
Abandon Entertainment, Inc. and GF Capital Management and Advisors,
LLC. Recently, Abandon acquired Lucky Chicken Games, a Malibu, Calif.-based
game developer whose management team has over 50 years combined