We’ve always tried to keep up with all the UMPC, MID and netbook products by at least entering them into the database but recently there have simply been too many products to handle. It’s a problem that needed attention so we’ve decided to open up the product information platform to partners that can share the load, offer the info as extra value to their visitors and have the option to generate some advertising revenue for their sites. I’m pleased to say that our trial with JKKMobile went very well. JKKMobile will continue to offer the product database and will help with adding information across the range of products. In addition to that, Liliputing is joining us with their netbook expertise and will be entering netbook device information and links to important news items. With the two new websites and UMPCortal working together we’ll be able to continue to offer one of the best resources on the Internet for consumer research in the MID, UMPC and Netbook product categories. About 100,000 people visit the product database every month where they view over 160 devices, a huge database of links to hand-picked news items, links to important videos, pricing information, user feedback and statistical information. With this partnership, the database has already grown to over 200 products and a sharp increase in visitor numbers is expected which will help generate revenue that can be put back into developing even more features for the database. Let us know what features you want to see in the database and we’ll add them to the to-do list.
We’re already talking to other potential partners and expects to make a further announcement soon. Again, product coverage will widen and customers will get even more detail about their favorite products.
If you are interested in setting up a tailored version of the product database for your website or in becoming a partner that takes responsibility for products, please get in touch with us and we’ll work something out with you. We are currently focusing on mobile computing products but are also interested in using the infrastructure to support other product types that can be shown on relevant websites. Advertising revenue sharing is included as part of every partnership so you are able to add value for your customers and value to your earnings.