ALAMEDA, Calif. -(BUSINESS WIRE)- Nov. 12, 1997 - Geoworks Corp. (NASDAQ:GWRX), a leading provider of smart phone software solutions and wireless content and services, today announced that it has teamed up with Zagat Survey, publisher of the United States' best-selling review guidebooks, to deliver reviews and ratings of restaurants, hotels and spas to users of mobile communications devices.
Under this agreement, Geoworks will create a wireless data servce featuring Zagat Survey's comprehensive dining and lodging information. This service will be licensed to operators who will be able to offer the service to their wireless device customers.
The agreement enables Geoworks to disseminate Zagat Survey's wealth of information to a highly targeted group of mobile consumers. Through the service, subscribers will be able to use their mobile devices to access important information and ratings anytime, anywhere. Users will be able to easily access summaries that include ratings, estimated prices, reviewer comments and door-to-door directions. The service also features interactive technology that will enable the users to use one button to call the restaurant or hotel for more information or to make reservations.
"Zagat Survey's well-deserved reputation as a source of quality information makes them a perfect choice as a new content partner for Geoworks," said Jonathan Kaplan, vice president and publisher of Geoworks' Wireless and Content Services group. "We are committed to making practical information, such as Zagat Survey reviews, readily available to those who demand it most - mobile customers."
"Working with Geoworks gives us access to an important audience for our products," said Nina Zagat, co-publisher Zagat Survey. "It is exciting to jointly offer mobile communications users the opportunity to access our dining and lodging information at any time with the touch of a button."
Another service from Geoworks' Wireless Content and Service group, the Zagat Survey service is an example of how Geoworks is continuing to fulfill its goal of working with prominent information sources to create compelling services that meet the needs of wireless data users.
About Geoworks Corporation
Based in Alameda, Geoworks Corp. is a leading software provider for the cellular industry and manufacturers of mobile communicating devices, including smart phones. The company has licensed its GEOS(R) operating system to leading manufacturers such as Nokia, Ericsson, NEC, Toshiba Corp., Hewlett-Packard Company, Brother International Corp. and Canon Business Machines.
In addition, the company is working with content and services providers and international cellular operators. For additional information on Geoworks and the GEOS operating system, contact Geoworks on the World Wide Web at http://www.geoworks.com.
About Zagat Survey
Zagat Survey, the voice of the diner, offers local Restaurant Guides to 40 major U.S. and Canadian Cities and London, as well as two guides to food and entertaining sources - the New York City and Los Angeles Marketplace Surveys. On a national level, Zagat Surveys include three best-sellers, America's Top Restaurants, America's Best Meal Deals and the U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas Survey, which cover more than 2,000 destinations nationwide.
In keeping with U.S. law, Geoworks notes that this press release includes forward-looking statements, including the planned availability of wireless content and services. Actual results may vary significantly due to various risks and uncertainties. Those include, but are not limited to, new technologies are inherently subject to development, timing and consumer acceptance risks.
Additional information is available in the Risk Factors and Business discussions in the company's Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other filings available from the company or from the Securities and Exchange Commission.