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PhatWare Software Receives Two Honors In Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine's Best Software Awards

PhatNotes Professional and CalliGrapher extend winning streak;
PhatNotes for Smartphones and PhatPad honored as finalists

Mountain View, CA, November 6, 2006 - PhatWare Corporation, a leading provider of software products and professional services for mobile and desktop computers, was awarded two Best Software Awards from Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine, and two additional PhatWare products were recognized as finalists. CalliGrapher won in the "Utilities Handwriting" category for the fifth consecutive year, and PhatNotes was declared the winner of the "Utilities Notes" category for the sixth successive year.

This is the sixth year for the Best Software Awards. Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone experts from throughout the world reviewed and selected winners for each software category. These experts are authors of Pocket PC books, Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine contributors, Microsoft Pocket PC MVPs, Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine Support Forum helpers, and associates of top Pocket PC Web sites.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have four of our products acknowledged in the Best Software Awards for another consecutive year," said PhatWare President Stan Miasnikov. "It is an honor to know that consumers, vendors and industry experts all recognize PhatWare as a top software provider."

As one of the most popular handwriting recognition products on the market - CalliGrapher - recognizes cursive, print and mixed handwriting styles on devices running. The software uses advanced fuzzy logic and neural net techniques to recognize arbitrary letters and numbers. In addition to handwriting recognition, CalliGrapher has many other features that increase usability and customizability for Windows Mobile-based devices. CalliGrapher was recently upgraded to include a new designated writing area, Write Pad SIP, and support for Windows Mobile 5.0, including full-VGA and square screen devices, in addition several extra features.

PhatNotes Professional Edition is an advanced notes organizer for Pocket PCs that allows users to create notes and organize them by type, subject, creation and modification date. The software provides powerful text search, document security and email capabilities. PhatNotes includes an English spell checker and allows users to hyperlink between notes within PhatNotes, giving them the ability to cross-reference notes.

"We enjoy recognizing PhatWare's commitment to producing outstanding productivity applications for the Windows Mobile platform," said Hal Goldstein, publisher and executive editor of Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine. "The CalliGrapher and PhatNotes applications are consistently the best in their field, as this is the fifth and sixth year we have selected them as winners in their respective categories."

Two additional PhatWare products were honored as finalists in the awards process. PhatPad was a finalist in the "Utilities Notes" category for Pocket PC software, the same category that PhatNotes won. PhatNotes Smartphone Edition was selected as a finalist in the "Notes" category for Smartphone software.

For more information about PhatWare's award-winning products, visit www.phatware.com. For a complete list of categories and titles, visit www.PocketPCmag.com/Awards. 

About PhatWare

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 Gold Certified Partner, Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner and Microsoft Tablet PC Premier Partner. To learn more about PhatWare, visit www.phatware.com.

About Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine

Bi-monthly Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine is a print and multi-digital publication dedicated to users of Windows Mobile PDA's and Smartphone devices. Each issue includes hardware and software reviews, user profiles, practical tips, plus an "Enterprise Solutions" supplement. Its companion Web site, www.PocketPCmag.com is updated each day with news, hot downloads, Web sites, reviews, and tips; and also contains archives, a directory of the best Windows Mobile Web sites, and an Encyclopedia of 4000 third-party software and accessories products at www.PocketPCmag.com/encyclopedia.asp.

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