Talki Named Best Consumer VOIP and Messaging App in 2009 Mobile Star Awards

Talkster service beats out Skype, Fring and Momail as crowd favorite

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Talkster (www.talkster.com) announced today its talki™ mobile software took top honors in the eighth annual Mobile Star Awards™ program, winning the SUPERSTAR award in both the Consumer App: Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Consumer App: Email or Messaging categories.

Other nominees in the Consumer App: VoIP category included Skype, Skype Lite and Fring. In the Consumer App: Email or Messaging category, nominees included Synchronica’s Mobile Gateway, emoze and Momail.

Mobile Star Award WinnerThe Mobile Star Awards recognize the top mobile products, success stories and visionaries as chosen by thousands of readers of technology news portal MobileVillage’s Go Mobile™ newsletter. The SUPERSTAR award is the highest honor given to Mobile Star Award winners.

Built on Talkster’s award-winning Free World Dialing™ service, the talki software is built in the Java programming language for use on the widest number of phones possible. Talki gives users unlimited free text and picture messaging and delivers long distance and international calls for the cost of a local call.

“Talki is ideal for people looking to save money on calls, picture sharing and text messaging, especially this holiday season,” said James Wanless, the COO of Talkster. “I’d like to thank the entire Talkster team for their great contributions to making talki a simple and affordable dialing and messaging solution that our customers love to use.”

Talki was selected as the SUPERSTAR winner by subscribers of MobileVillage’s Go Mobile™ – an e-newsletter that delivers headlines and links from top mobile technology stories on popular websites such as CNET, Engadget, Gizmodo, PC Magazine, Computerworld, AppScout, and others. “Go Mobile” was launched nearly ten years ago and is now published every three weeks for thousands of readers.

Today, people pay for both sending and receiving text (SMS) and picture (MMS) messages, and the cost can be high. In Canada one might expect to pay 20 to 25 cents for each text message and 50 cents or more for each MMS message either sent or received. But with talki the cost of these messages is drastically reduced. If both the sender and the recipient are using talki, messages between them are free. If the recipient isn’t using talki, then Talkster sends your message by SMS and you save up to 80% over regular SMS rates. Talkster gives you 25 free SMS to start, which you can send anywhere in the world. While SMS text messages are limited to 160 characters each, talki messages have no character limit.

“‘Go Mobile’ readers are the industry’s most savvy mobile business users, meaning Talkster can declare that talki was truly the users’ choice,” says Jon Covington, MobileVillage founder and president. “talki was chosen based on genuine results, not hype. Talkster was up against tough competition in these categories and has shown true leadership in innovation in the VoIP and messaging space.”

Visit http://www.talkster.com/Countries.aspx to see where the Talkster service is available.

For more information about the annual Mobile Star Awards, visit MobileVillage.com.

About Talkster
Talkster is revolutionizing communications with award-winning ad-supported and software-based technologies. Through its Free World Dialing™ service and talki™ mobile application Talkster is giving consumers highly affordable alternatives to long distance and international calling, plus text and picture messaging. Talkster’s talki white label application allows companies to create new opportunities for revenue and marketing by offering customers compelling services delivered through a branded mobile interface. From your mobile phone visit http://m.talki.me to download talki. For more information visit Talkster at www.talkster.com.

About MobileVillage / PDA Inc.
Founded in 1993, MobileVillage is a market and solution development company dedicated to advancing mobile and wireless technology in a wide range of industries. MobileVillage accomplishes this by fostering education and alliances through “Best of Breed” solution identification, event partnerships, an online industry directory, industry job postings, daily online news, its widely respected Go Mobile™ newsletter, a Mobile Mentors™ program, and popular annual Mobile Star Awards™ program. Visit MobileVillage online at www.MobileVillage.com.

MobileVillage®, the Mobile Star Awards™, and Go Mobile™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of MobileVillage / PDA Inc.

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