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Investment.com Launches Wireless Service

Investment.com has introduced Investment.com Anywhere, providing wireless access to its range of investment tools and resources.

The new service allows Investment.com users to check the status of their investments and conduct online investment transactions away from their desktop computers.

The site provides investors with information they need to research investment options, conduct transactions, and track their entire portfolio-including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, insurance and collectibles online.

Also provided are investment tools such as message forums, calculators, calendars and one-click access to Investment.com partner banks.

The company will also soon offer access to online transaction facilities including stock trading and collectible auctions.

To use Investment.com Anywhere, users can either buy a CDPD (Cellular Digital Packet Data) wireless modem from Investment.com and take wireless data services from a partner wireless service company or they can use their existing wireless service account.

The service is being offered as a monthly subscription service on a variety of price plans starting at US$29.99 per month -- the entry-level price for users who already own a wireless modem and have existing basic CDPD access. Investment.com Anywhere can be accessed through any Windows CE handheld device or laptop.

"Investment.com is about offering people control of their own investments. To do this, investors need to access investment information, track their portfolios and perform online transactions anytime, anywhere," said Charles Desjardins, Investment.com president and CEO. "This one-of-a-kind wireless access establishes Investment.com as a leader in the online investment world."

The growing demand for wireless solutions and convergence has been well documented. The number of North American mobile data subscribers is predicted to triple between 1999 and 2002 -- an increase from 3.38 million to 10.64 million in only three years.

Demand for wireless services is expected to be even greater in Europe and Asia, according to several recent studies.