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Astraware Solitaire

Now playable on your Blackberry.

KANSAS CITY, MO and LONDON, UK - June 5, 2009 - Handmark ® today announced the release of Astraware Solitaire - its award-winning solitaire games pack for BlackBerry ® smartphones.

This highly acclaimed games pack, created by Astraware ® - the Handmark Game Studio, includes 12 of the most well-known single player card games selected from customer feedback. These games include Klondike, Pyramid, Spider, Clock, and Yukon.

Astraware Solitaire boasts a range of exclusive, must-have features including:

- Fully customizable game play allowing customers to use their chosen rule set for each game

- 'Mirror' layout - an essential feature for one-handed use

- Choice of card face, including an option suitable for those with visual impairments

- Detailed statistics for players who love to track their wins

- Golden Trophy Deck reward system which players can unlock as they play

"Of all the mobile Solitaire games I've ever played, Astraware Solitaire delivers the best user experience," said Cassidy Lackey, VP of Handmark Studios. "It has all the card games I love to play and it's the perfect game for those spare moments when I'm waiting at the airport or between meetings."

Astraware Solitaire is available for the BlackBerry ® Storm smartphone and all BlackBerry smartphones with a trackball. It is immediately available to download at or for $9.95 and will soon be available on BlackBerry App WorldTM. For more information visit

About Handmark

Handmark is the leading developer and distributor of games, applications and storefronts for mobile phones. The company offers a comprehensive range of mobile media solutions for consumers, as well as businesses looking to expand their reach by offering compelling mobile content and services across a wide range of mobile operating systems and handsets. Handmark has been recognized for its mobile development expertise and management of a variety of desktop and on-device mobile stores full of the industry s best games, applications and ringtones. Pocket Express ® , the company s flagship news and information service, available in eight languages around the world, is a fast, simple, free alternative to traditional mobile browsing offering instant access to up to the minute news, sports, weather, travel information and more.

© 2009 Handmark, Inc.; Handmark ® , Pocket Express ® , Astraware ® , and the distinctive hand design are registered trademarks of Handmark, Inc. in the U.S. and other territories. All rights reserved. The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.


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