PhatWare Software Receives Two Honors in Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine’s Best Software Awards

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PhatNotes and CalliGrapher extend winning streak; PhatNotes Smartphone and PhatPad honored as finalists.

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 the “Utilities Handwriting” category for the fourth consecutive year, and PhatNotes was declared the winner of the “Utilities Notes” category for the fifth successive year.

This is the fifth year for the Best Software Awards. Eighty members of the Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine Board of Experts judged 768 Windows Mobile-based products in 130 Pocket PC, Smartphone and Developer categories to determine finalists and winners.

“We are ecstatic to have four of our products recognized in the Best Software Awards,” said PhatWare President Stan Miasnikov. “Receiving these awards is affirmation of the accolades we’ve been hearing from customers for years.”

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. CalliGrapher has several features that increase usability and customizability for Windows Mobile-based users. CalliGrapher was recently upgraded to include, among several additional features, a new designated writing area called Write Pad and a Statistical Analyzer that learns the user’s writing habits and automatically fixes common recognition errors.

PhatNotes Professional Edition is a notes organizer 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. Additionally, PhatNotes provides direct access to PhatPad, which allows the user to attach handwritten notes in two taps.

"Phatware has supported the Windows Mobile platform with extraordinarily popular and useful products for years,” said Hal Goldstein, publisher and executive editor of Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine. “We were please to once again to award CalliGrapher and PhatNotes as the best of their class for 2005."

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 a finalist in the Notes category for Smartphone software.

"PhatWare Software continues to create award-winning productivity applications available for Windows Mobile-based devices," said Peter Bernard, group marketing manager of Microsoft®. “Windows Mobile provides increased platform flexibility and enhanced support for our partners' applications while maintaining a familiar, consistent development platform and user experience."

For more information about PhatWare’s award-winning products, visit http://www.phatware.com. For a complete list of categories and titles, visit http://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 Certified Partner, Microsoft Windows Embedded Partner and Microsoft Tablet PC Premier Partner. To learn more about PhatWare, visit http://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, http://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 3600 third-party software and accessories products at http://www.PocketPCmag.com/encyclopedia.asp.

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