Cubis featured on new Palm Treo 700w smartphone from Verizon Wireless

THE MIDLANDS, UK – January 5th, 2006Astraware® is excited to announce a license agreement with Palm, Inc. which sees Astraware?s handheld version of FreshGames®’s award-winning Cubis® game included on the much-heralded new Palm® Treo™ 700w smartphone from Verizon Wireless running on Windows Mobile® 5.0.

“This is an exciting time to be involved with all of these companies working together for the first time,” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware, “and having a game bundled with the first such device is not only fantastic for Astraware, but also for the new owners of this device, who will be excited about the content.”

Astraware is the premier developer and publisher of games and entertainment software for the Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® platforms? range of handhelds and smartphones. Astraware’s long-standing relationship with Palm and their position as a Microsoft® Certified Partner company makes them ideally placed to develop games for the Palm Treo 700w smartphone running on Windows Mobile® 5.0.

“We are very pleased to include Astraware’s Cubis on the Palm Treo 700w smartphone from Verizon Wireless. Graphically attractive with rich audio, the game perfectly demonstrates the features of this new Treo smartphone, and particularly highlights the one-handed control that embodies the Treo experience,” said Mark Bercow, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Palm, Inc.

In addition to Cubis®, Astraware has a number of additional titles which are compatible at launch with the Palm Treo 700w smartphone. These include Astraware Sudoku, Super Slyder™, and My Little Tank. These games are available at the Astraware website.

More information about the Palm Treo 700w smartphone is available at Palm.com .

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