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Paragon Software Group and MTS Announce “MTS Catalogue”, the Brand-New Telecom Service for Mobile Users in Russia and CIS
[February 13, 2009]

Paragon Software Group and MTS Announce “MTS Catalogue”, the Brand-New Telecom Service for Mobile Users in Russia and CIS

Most-Needed Everyday Applications Available for Direct Download via Telecom Directory - Showcased at Mobile World Congress, Stand 7C33, Hall 7

Mobile World Congress, SPAIN – February 13, 2009 – Paragon Software Group, the leading smartphone and desktop PC software developer, and MTS (NYSE: MBT), the largest phone operator in Russia and CIS, announce the launch of MTS Catalogue, a new directory of the most popular online services and mobile applications for MTS users directly on their mobile device screen.

The MTS Catalogue is an advanced telecom service developed by Paragon Software Group exclusively for MTS subscribers. The service offers mobile users an easy-to-use, customizable, single-point directory of all mobile products and services. New content can be easily added, replaced or deleted altogether. For an operator, the new service enables wireless carriers to keep track of statistics and traffic.

Most importantly, all software and services that MTS users will be provided through the launch of the MTS Catalogue will be absolutely free of charge for the user. Any mobile application or service can be effortlessly accessed and downloaded directly onto the mobile device via wap.mts.ru. A significant portion of the software titles presented in the catalogue have been developed by Paragon Software Group, which are otherwise commercially available through Paragon’s online stores.

The MTS Catalogue contains the following applications and online services:

  • Dictionaries – simultaneously translate into English, French, German, Italian, Portugese and Spanish through Paragon’s advanced Slovoed Express online translation service
  • Five-day weather forecast for any location in the world
  • Currency and measurement conversion
  • Interactive maps of local traffic and road conditions
  • One-click e-mail access
  • The latest headlines through continuously updated RSS feeds via RSS news service
  • Kaspersky antivirus software

“The MTS Catalogue is a means to offer the most popular applications and services from the leading software developers directly to subscribers’ smartphones,” said Pavel Roitberg, director of products and services development, MTS Russia. “Previously, our subscribers had to download each application and service separately, but now we offer them an easy-to-use, single-point directory of all mobile products and services. ”

“Paragon Software Group, being one of the leading smartphone software developers, has a proven record of successful partnerships with wireless carriers and smartphone manufacturers for more than a decade,” commented Dmitry Bekhterev, head of marketing department, Paragon Software. “Paragon possesses all the resources that enable it to deliver brand-new and business-effective solutions to its partners. After the launch on the Russian market, we strive to further develop this product and integrate this solution with mobile network operators in other European countries.”

At the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2009, to be held in Barcelona, Spain, February 16-19, Paragon Software Group will showcase MTS Catalogue and other products for mobile users. To schedule a demo or request a product license, please contact Katia Shabanova at kshabanova@paragon-software.com

About Paragon Software Group
Paragon Software Group (Smart Handheld Devices Division & Epocware) offers software for a variety of smartphones (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPod touch, Java, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS) and desktop PCs, including multilingual on-line handwriting recognition, localization, business and productivity applications, games, 120 multilingual dictionaries and encyclopedias. PSG has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan and Russia delivering its solutions to consumers through a network of operators, distributors and OEMs as well as on-line through the company website. PSG provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including HTC, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson.
To learn more about Paragon Software's diverse product line, please visit:
Smart Handheld Devices Division: http://www.penreader.com
Epocware: http://www.epocware.com
Storage Management Division: http://www.paragon-software.com

All products, service and company names mentioned in the release are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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