Our friend Alison of Astraware (subsidiary of Handmark) shot us over a quick message this morning. Turns out they have big plans to expand their mobile catalog for BlackBerry customers. New and upcoming titles include bible translations, a new ringtone app and more. The new apps will be available in late May.
I've got to say, the new ringtone app named 'Ringtone Junkie' looks like a good one. As you can see I've included a screen from the application to the right. Read more about Ringtone Junkie at www.rtjunkie.com
Read the official press release after the jump!
Premier mobile media provider continues to expand mobile catalog for BlackBerry customers, together with Astraware(R), the Handmark Game Studio
Orlando, FL - Wireless Enterprise Symposium 2008 - (May 13, 2008) - Handmark(R), a global leader in mobile media, today announced new, exclusive applications for BlackBerry(R) smartphones including Bible translations; a new ringtone application, Ringtone Junkie; as well as best-selling games from Astraware(R), the Handmark Game Studio.
"A rapidly growing number of BlackBerry users are turning to Handmark for their mobile information and entertainment needs," said Cassidy Lackey, VP of Handmark Studios. "Astraware, the Handmark Game Studio, focuses on providing only the best mobile content, and we are pleased to bring these new, quality titles to BlackBerry."
Bible Translations for BlackBerry Smartphones - AVAILABLE 5/28
This is the first Bible product designed by Handmark specifically for BlackBerry smartphones. The application offers unlimited wireless access to 16 Bible translations including four of the five most popular modern translations. The Bible product for BlackBerry smartphones will be available May 28 at www.handmark.com.
Ringtone Junkie - AVAILABLE 5/28
Ringtone Junkie is a new and improved ringtone management application, developed by Handmark, providing access to thousands of popular MP3 ringtones. The application enables customers to download, store, access, and assign custom ringtones to contacts in their BlackBerry Address Book. Ringtone Junkie will be available May 28 at www.rtjunkie.com or www.handmark.com for a one-time purchase of $19.95.
Astraware(R) games - AVAILABLE by 8/31
Astraware, the world-renowned UK-based game developer, will expand its reach by releasing its first games for BlackBerry smartphones in Q3 2008, including Idigicon's highly acclaimed Platypus. Flagship titles Astraware Solitaire, Astraware Sudoku, Astraware Casino and Astraware Boardgames will follow from Q4 onwards. These titles will be available at www.astraware.com or www.handmark.com.
Handmark(R) is a global leader in the development and distribution of mobile media, for BlackBerry(R) smartphones, Palm(R) Treo(TM), Symbian(R) OS, and Windows Mobile(R) devices, as well as the Apple(R) iPhone. The award-winning Handmark Pocket Express(R) service transforms handsets into powerful business and entertainment tools. Handmark manages distribution partnerships around the world with major device manufacturers and operators. These partnerships, along with technology and distribution relationships with The Associated Press, Oxford University Press, MobiTV, TV Guide, EA Mobile, and Zagat Survey as well as all major U.S. mobile operators, play a large part in the company's growth and success. Handmark has offices in Kansas City (world headquarters); London, UK; San Francisco; Atlanta; New York; Dallas; and Astraware®, the Handmark Game Studio, in Keele, Staffordshire, UK.. For more information, visit www.handmark.com.