BEIJING and DALLAS, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ) a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, today announced it has again grown its U.S. retail partnerships, bringing the company's award-winning apps to customers in more than 100 Cricket and Metro PCS authorized dealer stores, including Gratis Cellular (50 Cricket retail locations), Exclusive Wireless (40 Cricket retail locations) and I-Communications (24 Metro PCS locations). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121224/CN34262LOGO ) "Through our valued partners like Gratis Cellular, Exclusive Wireless and I-Communications, we are able to introduce NQ Mobile to consumers when they are most interested in learning about mobile security and privacy – when they are purchasing a new smartphone," said Chris Stier, Managing Director, Americas, NQ Mobile. "With these retail partnerships we are now able to directly reach customers who are on carriers such as Cricket and Metro PCS. These along with other business development agreements, give us more opportunities to expand our footprint beyond app stores and be better situated for long-term growth around the world." NQ Mobile's successful retail dealer program now includes nearly 2,000 mobile retailers in the U.S. These dealers provide in-store marketing and point-of-sale promotion for NQ Mobile's top-selling mobile security, privacy and family protection solutions. About NQ Mobile Security NQ Mobile's premier flagship application, NQ Mobile Security, detects and deletes viruses, malicious URLs, and other threats. NQ Mobile Security outperformed all competitive mobile security platforms in a West Coast Labs Comparative Test. NQ Mobile Security was also a top performer in effectiveness in research conducted by AV-TEST Institute, a leading international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research. About NQ Mobile Vault Since its 2012 launch, NQ Mobile Vault for Android has become a top app on Google Play with millions of downloads and an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The app allows consumers to password protect and encrypt photos and videos on their smartphones.