Astraware?s ?Bejeweled? Ties for First in Handheld Computing Magazine?s ?Best Commercial Game? Award

Judges warn that lost productivity and alienation from family members may result

Astraware is proud to announce that its Bejeweled game for Palm OS handhelds was named as one of two winners in Handheld Computing Magazine?s Best Palm Powered Products of 2001 Awards under the category of ?Best Commercial Game.? Bejeweled is a colorful, easy to play puzzle game created and distributed by Astraware Ltd. The annually celebrated ?Best? award presentations recognize the finest releases in Palm Powered(tm) products within the past year. Product categories include software and accessories as well as peripherals and other devices.

Astraware?s Bejeweled was recognized for its colorful graphics and simple to use, yet highly addictive game play quality. Judges admitted that they had not been so hooked on a puzzle game since the release of Tetris in 1989.

?I am very excited about the success of Bejeweled and honored for it to be awarded as the best of the best in a very competitive category,? said Howard Tomlinson, Astraware?s CEO. ?When we created the game, we hoped to produce something that would to appeal to game enthusiasts of all ages, and Bejeweled fits the bill?it?s amazingly simple to play, yet unbelievably difficult to put down.?

Bejeweled works with handhelds running the Palm OS 3.0 or higher and sells for $14.95. Links for downloading the application are available on Astraware?s Web site (

About Astraware Ltd.
Founded in 1994, Astraware Ltd ( develops quality shareware games and utilities. The company provides a range of products available for Palm OS(tm) handhelds, including the popular Zap!2000. Palm enthusiasts have downloaded more than a million copies of Astraware?s products, and the company has customers in nearly 100 countries. For more information, contact CEO Howard Tomlinson at