Fremont, CA June 5, 2002 - Today PhatWare Corp. is pleased to announce its participation in the Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC). Microsoft Corp. has formed the council in an effort to bring the most innovative and successful solutions to market with companies investing heavily in mobility.
PhatWare was one of the first companies to develop software applications and provide professional services for Microsoft Windows Powered mobile devices. The company offers a wide range of award-winning software products for mobile users. These products include such popular software products for Pocket PC and Handheld PC as HPC Notes, an advanced notes organizer, CalliGrapher, multilingual, writer-independent handwriting recognition technology, HPC NetProfile, a network configuration utility, and others.
For the developer community, PhatWare offers the CalliGrapher Software Development Kit (SDK) that allows developers to integrate handwriting recognition technology into their own software applications for Microsoft Windows Powered platforms. PhatWare also provides professional software development services and customization of its existing products for specific OEMs.
Membership in MPAC will provide PhatWare with early access to upcoming Microsoft products and to advanced customer support. This will assist PhatWare with integrating its own products and services with new Windows Powered Pocket PC and Smartphone 2002 devices. This MPAC membership will also assist PhatWare in supporting new mobile devices as they become available.
"This alliance is extremely important for PhatWare, because it helps us promote our products and services on Microsoft Windows Powered mobile devices. We are pleased that Microsoft has chosen our company to be one of the first to join this alliance", said Stan Miasnikov, president of PhatWare Corp.
"Microsoft Mobility understands that with the investment and support of industry partners, our products excel in the individualized value customers are looking for," said Mary Rose Becker, group marketing manager for Mobility at Microsoft. "Weâ€™re excited that PhatWare is joining our MPAC family, working toward mutual goals."
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. As of May 2001 PhatWare Corporation exclusively manages development, support and distribution of ParaGraphâ€™s CalliGrapher and PenOffice handwriting recognition products.