THE MIDLANDS, UK – November 23rd, 2006 – Following Palm, Inc.’s exciting announcement of the new Palm® Treo™ 680 smartphone, Astraware® is delighted to announce that they have Bejeweled®, the best-selling handheld game ever, bundled with the device.
Astraware is particularly pleased to include the award-winning* Bejeweled with the new Treo 680, as this continues a long relationship established with the Treo 600. Since that device every Treo smartphone has had an Astraware-developed game bundled with it. So far Zap! 2016, Cubis, Bejeweled, and Dynomite! have all received this honor.
Originally developed for Palm OS® in 2001, Bejeweled has been regularly updated to support new devices including Palm’s range of Treo smartphones. The latest version of Bejeweled includes full 5-way controls so it can be played one-handed, and is tremendously popular with fans of casual games worldwide.
“As a huge fan of the whole Treo range, I’m thrilled to continue supporting Palm by providing the best games,” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. “We receive a lot of feedback from busy people who like to play our games on their Treo smartphones in their spare moments, and Bejeweled is a particular favourite.”
“We are pleased to once again work with Astraware to provide award-winning game content with the Treo 680,” said Mark Bercow, senior vice president, business development, Palm, Inc. “Bejeweled is perfectly suited to gaming on the move — its one-handed play complements the capabilities of the Treo beautifully.”
About the Palm Treo 680 Smartphone
The Palm Treo 680 smartphone is a full-featured mobile phone that offers consumers and business customers everything needed to stay organized. Designed to appeal to new users and businesses that want to deploy an affordable, all-in-one phone to their mass workforce, the new GSM/GPRS/EDGE quad-band world phone(1) is easy to use, slim and compact, yet packed full of features beyond its stellar phone capability, such as email, web browsing, messaging, multimedia, calendar and contacts.(2)
More information about the Treo 680 smartphone is available at Palm.com/Treo 680.
Astraware is a registered trademark of Astraware Limited. Bejeweled is a registered trademark of PopCap Games Inc.
Palm, Palm OS and Treo are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc.
(1) Designed to be compatible with networks implementing GSM/GPRS/EDGE standards, but may not be available or operate in all countries.
(2) Within wireless service coverage area only. Availability and coverage depends upon carrier and the geographic scope of international roaming agreements. Email, messaging and web access requires data services from a mobile service provider at an additional cost. Email account not included. EDGE service not available in all areas.
* Bejeweled has won the following awards: Handheld Computing Magazine’s Best Commercial Game 2001; Handango’s Best Selling Game 2002; Handango Game of the Year 2003; and Handango’s Peoples Choice Award #1 Game for Palm OS 2003.