PalmGear, Inc, the world's largest and longest running Palm OS-based consumer marketspace, announced recently their expansion into China with headquarters in Shanghai and offices in Beijing.

PalmGear's expansion will bring software, eBooks and content to consumers and enterprise customers throughout China. Their online store was fully developed in Beijing by PalmGear China and is the first online distribution site for Palm Powered hardware, software and content to be fully localized in mainland China.

PalmGear's presence in China gives handheld device owners access to new software titles from games to office applications. PalmGear China's site includes a full product description translation of the Top 100 software applications into Simplified Chinese with hundreds of additional titles to be added throughout Q1 2004. In addition to fully translated product descriptions in Simplified Chinese, PalmGear China is working with its development team to launch a program which would assist Palm OS developers worldwide with full translation of their software applications for expansion into the China market. The company also plans to give mobile device users access to wireless content delivery through its partnership with PalmSource's Palm Powered Mobile World program.

The opening of PalmGear China comes as the company attends and sponsors the PalmSource China Developer Seminar in Beijing and plans to announce new developer programs for the Chinese market. PalmGear China will create opportunities for Chinese Palm OS developers to distribute their applications in China and throughout the world.

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