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Weather, Sprint Launch Spanish Language Service

Posted by Elena del Valle on June 29, 2005

San Francisco, CA and Overland Park, KS (May 25, 2005) – Weathernews, the world’s largest publicly traded full-service weather company, launched Clima Weathernews, the first downloadable Spanish language application in the United States that provides weather news and updates to customers’ cell phones. Clima Weathernews, which costs $3.49 per month, will be available initially to Sprint PCS Vision customers throughout the country.

“The Hispanic market is one of the fastest growing segments in mobile communications,” said John Burris, director – Wireless Data Services, Sprint. “We are excited about working with Weathernews to provide this unique and valuable service to our Spanish-speaking customers.”

 The Clima Weathernews aplication works on select handsets on the Sprint platform and offers a unique city skyline of 130 domestic and international locations overlaid with current weather and sky conditions. This unique application features simple-to-obtain weather alerts and a detailed vacation planner for popular national and international destinations.

Other features of Clima Weathernews wireless service include: Global Weather Database, detailed weather information for over 60,000 forecast locations; My Weather, preset weather information for up to five “favorite” cities; Airport Weather, current conditions at top U.S. airports, incorporating delays and airline phone numbers; radar images; moon phases and sunrise/sunset times; and National Weather Service bulletins