PowerByHand, a developer of mobile content and applications, is becoming a member of the Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC).

MPAC, which was organized by Microsoft, has a mission of establishing synergies among industry partners in the wireless space. PowerByHand said it was invited to join the group.

PowerByHand owns PocketGear.com and Smartphone.net, which use Windows Mobile-based software applications.

“MPAC offers us a unique opportunity to work with Microsoft and other mobile industry leaders to improve the quality of Windows Mobile applications and services that are available today as well as tomorrow,” said Ryan Wuerch, PowerByHand CEO, in a statement. “We look forward to leveraging the knowledge and insight we gain to ensure the best possible experience for our development partners and consumers.”

PowerByHand: www.powerbyhand.com