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Concrete Software Announces It Is Named Champion Award Winner at Handango Partner Summit


Today Concrete Software announced that Aces Texas Hold’em™ - No Limit poker game won the 2005 Handango Champion Award’s ’Best Application for Play’ for Symbian OS UIQ. Judged by a panel of industry experts and media, the award was presented at the Handango Partner Summit in Miami, Florida.

Sponsored by Microsoft, Nokia and Sony Ericsson, the event was hosted on the luxurious Sir Winston yacht. While watching the Miami city lights in the dusk and the setting sun over Biscayne Bay, participants started the evening with an elegant dinner followed by an entertaining awards presentation.

“I would like to congratulate this year’s Champion Award winners and applaud their successes,” said Randy Eisenman, president and chief executive officer of Handango. “The title ’Handango Champion Award Winner’ is quite an honor, as finalists and winners are nominated by customers and chosen by some of the best minds in the mobile content industry.”

As a Handango Champion Award recipient, Concrete Software will receive a prize package that includes a $5,000 marketing stipend, placement in a special edition of the Handango Champion Newsletter and a variety of additional promotional opportunities.

“To be nominated by our customers and chosen by the mobile industry experts is a great honor for us and is a tribute to all of the hard work we’ve done to make Aces Texas Hold’em™ - No Limit an award winning game,” said Keith Pichelman, chief executive officer of Concrete Software.

This year’s winners were chosen by a panel of industry experts and media that include:

Ewan Spence, All About Symbian
Chris Leckness, Aximsite
Ronny Ko, Bityard Magazine
Phea Duch, Blackberry Cool
William O’Neal, CNET
Christiane Hornig,
Michael Sommer, Gadget Guy
David Novak, Gadget Guy
Laura Nuhaan, International BlackBerry User Group
Corey McLaughlin, Mobile Minds Media
Sandra Vogel, Mobility Specialist
Chris Brunskill, MoDaCo
Michal Jerz, My-Symbian
Ryan Kairer, Palm Infocenter
Mark Needham, PC Pro
Jen Edwards,
Colin Gibbs, RCR Wireless
Mike Temporale, Smartphone Thoughts
Richard Bloor,
Carlo Longino, TheFeature
Justin Ried, TheFeature
Julie Strietelmeier,
Judie Hughes,
Andrew Carton, Treonauts
Bridget Meagher, WhatLaptop
Phil Lattimore, What Cellphone

About Concrete Software: Concrete Software creates high quality, easy to use, and innovative software from personal productivity applications to games. Currently Concrete Software has a large growing catalog of applications and can be found on more than 100 different devices from mobile phones to BlackBerry handhelds. More information is available at


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