chinadotcom corporation today announced that its Mobile and Portal unit has rolled-out new SMS (short message service) products and services for both its SMS subscribers and Internet users in China.

This is a further initiative demonstrating the synergies developed within Newpalm (China) Information Technology Co., Ltd ("Newpalm") and chinadotcom's portal network. Since the acquisition of Newpalm, the company has rolled-out new products and services on a subscription basis by leveraging the mobile capabilities of Newpalm and the content platform of the www.china.com portal.

The free news content on the China.com portal is now re-packaged to SMS services on a subscription basis and is delivered to Newpalm subscribers through the SMS platform. Newpalm SMS users receive the four most important news headlines per day, from which users can choose to view the full text of any particular news item in which they are interested. The SMS news service is charged at 2.4 US cents (CNY 0.2) per message.

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