TapRoot Announces WalkingHotSpot Distribution Deal with Handango

December 4, 2008

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ — TapRoot Systems,
Inc., a leading developer of software solutions for the smartphone market
announced a distribution agreement with Handango Inc., the leading retailer of
smartphone applications. The agreement provides Handango a worldwide license
to distribute TapRoot’s award winning WalkingHotSpot throughout Handango’s
numerous distribution channels.

WalkingHotSpot transforms Microsoft Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 3G/Wi-
Fi smartphones into an anytime, anywhere, Wi-Fi hotspot wherever there is
network coverage. Users can securely retrieve e-mails and browse the Internet
while connecting multiple laptops or other Wi-Fi enabled devices

“We have experienced remarkable consumer interest for this application and
we are very excited to be partnering with Handango by making WalkingHotSpot
available on the industry’s most acclaimed web-portal for smartphone content,”
says Bob Bicksler, CEO of TapRoot Systems. “In our mission to provide
widespread access to the WalkingHotSpot application through a variety of
channels, Handango was the clear choice as a premier distribution partner.”

“The WalkingHotSpot application aligns with our strategy to provide our
customers with the most innovative, attractive and cost-saving applications,”
says Alex Bloom, VP of Content and International, Handango. “WalkingHotSpot
is a natural fit for our smartphone customers who like the freedom of being
able to connect laptops and other devices wherever they are and whenever they

With WalkingHotSpot, wireless subscribers can forget about data cards,
cables, dongles and multiple service/hotspot plans, because WalkingHotSpot
allows the option of consolidating connectivity subscriptions and expenses
into one economical and easy solution.

WalkingHotSpot is now available for purchase through Handango’s web
properties, including http://www.handango.com, and Handango’s on-device
client: Handango(R) InHand(TM) for a one-time fee of $24.99 for the lifetime
of the phone.

About TapRoot Systems Inc.

TapRoot Systems provides software products and services for the mobile
device marketplace. The company specializes in foundational software solutions
for the industry’s major mobile operating systems: Microsoft(R) Windows
Mobile(R), Microsoft Windows CE(R), Linux(R) Mobile, and Symbian(R) OS.
TapRoot is a Microsoft Certified Partner, a MontaVista(TM) Mobilinux(TM)
Partner, a Symbian(R) Partner Program Member, an S60 Contractor and an S60
Wireless Technology Provider. TapRoot Systems is headquartered in the Research
Triangle Park
area of North Carolina, USA. Please visit

SOURCE TapRoot Systems, Inc.

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