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MetroPCS picks up Handmark’s Pocket Express

Earlier this year I got a chance to review Pocket Express a mobile portal that was featured at WES 2008. It’s really a great service, and if you click on that review there you’ll see how much I rave about it. If you’re a MetroPCS customer, you’ll get a chance to see what I’m talking about. They’ve inked a deal with Handmark, makers of Pocket Express, to bring the service to their customers.


“We are excited to see mobile providers like MetroPCS leading the way in adopting new technology and helping its customers discover new ways to use their phones,” said Paul Reddick, Handmark CEO. “We were pleased to work together with MetroPCS to enhance their customers’ mobile experience by delivering a fast, simple way to access the latest news, sports, weather, and more in one place.”

The difference here is that while I tested Pocket Express on my BlackBerry, this is available to a number of consumer devices on MetroPCS’s BREW platform. So you can get it on your plain old RAZR if you want.

I’m not sure how they’re going to work this at Metro, but for BlackBerry Pocket Express is a freemium product. This means that basic features, like news and weather, are available for free, while features like entertainment and travel are on a pay basis. Still, getting news and weather for free is a nice perk for MetroPCS customers.

8 Responses

  1. jack123 Says

    Awesome, I love Pocket Express & I’m on Metro PCS


    Posted on December 31st, 2008 at 4:07 pm
  2. Andros Says

    Just tried it out, works great! Real world situation, needed to pick a movie at a restaurant and we used Pocket Express to find it for us.


    Posted on January 7th, 2009 at 9:01 pm
  3. Devaki Says

    Similar experience with me and the mapping/directions function in pocket express.


    Posted on January 14th, 2009 at 8:54 pm
  4. Gordon Says

    Transformative. With Pocket Express, Metro is moving past the voice/sms paradigm.


    Posted on January 17th, 2009 at 2:39 pm
  5. joe Says

    The font is too small on my Kyocera E1100 phone.


    Posted on September 3rd, 2009 at 3:41 pm
  6. Hunt Says

    I have the Metro Finesse and it is WAY better then that other program, “My Extras” This program has news, weather, important things, not “random facts” and useless info. LOVE IT


    Posted on January 18th, 2010 at 10:20 am
  7. Hunt Says

    I can check my stocks and the sports score in the same program, on Metro? Loving it.


    Posted on January 18th, 2010 at 10:22 am
  8. TAMMY Says

    I HAVE FREEFORM 2 POCKET EXPRESS IS A FREE FEATURE HOWEVER MAPS,411,DICTIONARIES DOES NOT WORK THEY CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHY.wORKS FINE IN SAMSUNG CONTURE.


    Posted on April 11th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

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