KanHan partners with ESDlife to provide web-to-speech online Putonghua training

(Hong Kong, 2 December 2003) - KanHan Technologies Limited (KanHan) today announced that the Group has entered an agreement ("the agreement") with a leading Internet Service Provider in China, 21CN Corporation Limited ("21CN"). According to the agreement, 21CN will utilize the Web-to-Speech ("WTS") technology of KanHan and its DIY platform to launch the brand new "Real-time Voice Message" and "DIY Ring-tone" services for mobile phones market in China.

"Real-time Voice Message" and "DIY Ring-tone" services are the world's first do-it-yourself ring-tone download services. By uploading favourite song, music and voice to the Internet based platform, users have options to choose certain pre-defined section of the sound files in ring-tone format via WAP PUSH, MMS, GPRS or WEB channels to designated mobile phones. Similarly, text messages will then be converted into speech by WTS prior to making a ring-tone presentation format.

Referring to the agreement, Mr. Lawrence Mo, Chief Executive Officer of KanHan said, "We are pleased to have reached an agreement to launch the world's first do-it-yourself ring-tone download service with 21CN. With the increasing popularity of mobile phones in the PRC, we are confident that the new business will help to raise the Group's profile in the PRC and to boost the Group's revenue in 2004."

Value-added service which includes SMS increases substantially in the PRC. It is estimated that the market will grow at a compound annual rate in excess of 45% from 2003 to 2005. MMS will trail the growth of value-added services in 2004. The voice and ring-tone download introduction service enable the Group to take the first to market advantages.

About KanHan Technologies Group Limited

KanHan, listed on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in February 2003, is a global leader in Asian language enabling technology for wireless and wired devices. Its hardware focus includes PDA, PCs and 2G to 3G mobile phones. Its flagship products include HanWEB, HanPHONE and HanVOICE. KanHan has a large customer base in government bodies, large commercial and non-commercial enterprises in PRC, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The Group has been awarded the Hong Kong Awards for Industry, the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park Certificate of Merit in Technological Achievement, 2002, the Hong Kong Awards for Industry: Federation of Hong Kong Industries Consumer Product Design Awards, 2002 and the Hong Kong Computer Society: IT Excellence Product Silver Award 2001.

About 21CN Corporation Limited

21CN Corporation Limited is a leading PRC integrated Internet entertainment services provider. 21CN leveraging its reputation and brand name provides comprehensive coverage on entertainment and information. It provides a full range of comprehensive Internet services to customers.

 
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