PhatWare Announces the Release of PhatSketch Game for Smartphones
New game allows users to create sketches using numeric keypad or full keyboard
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA July 31, 2006 - PhatWare Corporation, a leading provider of software products and professional services for mobile and desktop computers, announces the release of PhatSketch, its first game for Microsoft Windows Mobile powered smartphones. PhatSketch allows users to create drawings using the phone's numeric keypad or the full keyboard to draw diagonal lines, lines with arrows, curves and circles by connecting "markers" that can be set as users draw lines or move the cursor.
Want a new place to doodle? How about on your smartphone? With the new PhatSketch software, you can do just that. Users are now able to draw connecting vertical and horizontal lines by using the up/down/left/right keys on the smartphone keypad or the full keyboard. PhatSketch allows users to also move the position of the cursor and begin drawing lines from any location. By pressing the OK button, markers can be set at the current cursor location. Two markers can be connected to create either an arrow, line, or circle. Three or more markers can be connected to create a straight line or a Bezier curve.
"We have always been pleased to provide PhatWare users with software applications that make their work easier," said Stan Miasnikov, president of PhatWare. "Now, we are extremely excited to introduce a game that will keep our users entertained."
Using the phone's keypad, users have the ability to delete the last stroke or the last marker and redo or undo the last action. Additionally, PhatSketch users can animate the drawing, which slowly redraws the strokes used to originally create the sketch. With 42 text and background colors, PhatSketch allows users to change a range of options that help create colorful and engaging drawings. Extra features also include the ability to change the speed of the cursor, the ability to insert background images and varied ink width points. Once done, sketches can be saved as JPEG, PNG or BMP files.
"Microsoft is excited about the new PhatWare game for Windows Mobile users," said Chris Hill, group product manager, Microsoft Corporation. "Great gaming experiences are an exciting benefit of the Windows Mobile platform. It's great to see 3rd party application innovation like PhatSketch making Windows Mobile an even more entertaining and productive platform for people that are mobile."
PhatSketch for Windows Mobile is a Microsoft Windows Mobile certified application. This means that the software has met the rigorous standards set forth by Microsoft and has been tested by a third party to assure those standards were met or exceeded.
PhatSketch supports most Microsoft Windows Mobile devices running on Windows Mobile 3.0 or higher. The software can be purchased from the PhatWare Web site or PhatWare's authorized online resellers for $9.95. The 15-day free trial version is also available and can be downloaded from company's Web site. For more information on PhatSketch or other PhatWare products, visit www.phatware.com.
Founded in October 1997, PhatWare Corporation is a leading provider of easy to use powerful software products and professional services for the mobile and desktop computing marketplace. PhatWare specializes in handwriting recognition, digital ink, note taking, and database and network management software development. The company exclusively manages development, support and distribution of ParaGraph CalliGrapher and PenOffice handwriting recognition products. PhatWare Corporation is a Microsoft Certified Partner, Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner and Microsoft Tablet PC Premier Partner. To learn more about PhatWare, visit www.phatware.com.
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