April 10, 2002 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Amiga Inc. announces the
Amiga® Anywhere Entertainment Pack #1 for Pocket PC, Pocket PC 2002,
Windows CE 3.0, and Windows CE .NET-based devices.
Rich multi-media applications designed for handheld systems to be released
on April 15th, 2002
April 10, 2002 Snoqualmie, WA - Amiga, Inc. announced the release schedule
of the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack #1 for Windows Powered Devices.
The Entertainment Pack will run on devices using Windows CE 3.0, Windows
CE .NET, Pocket PC, and Pocket PC 2002 including handhelds, smart phones,
web pads, and set-top boxes.
The Entertainment Pack #1 will contain four applications and the Amiga
Anywhere Content Engine. These include the award winning Planet Zed and
Convex games from ZeoNeo as well as Gobbler and Solitaire from Pulsar
Interactive (see screenshots below). The Amiga Anywhere Content Engine
allows access to more Amiga Anywhere applications available now and in
"Since announcing a change from hardware to software Amiga has strived
to create and distribute content that can run on numerous digital devices.
Amiga is now focused on the vision that all digital content should be
available on all digital devices," said Bill McEwen, President and
CEO of Amiga Inc. "To that end Amiga has announced distribution of
dozens of applications that can run on a wide range of different types
of devices with hundreds more currently in development".
The Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack #1 will provide an exciting experience
for owners of Windows Powered handheld devices without using the amount
of resources consumed by other applications. Amiga developers are creating
rich content using few resources. The average size of an Amiga Anywhere
application is under 300KB and yet delivers a more robust experience than
titles that are over 2 MB in size."
"As mobile devices become smarter and more powerful, users are asking
for rich entertainment and gaming experiences," said Scott Horn,
director, Embedded and Appliance Platforms Group, Microsoft Corp. "The
combination of the Windows CE operating system's multimedia functionality
and Amiga's software solution allows developers to deliver rich applications
for a broad range of Windows Powered devices."
Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack #1 will ship on April 15, 2002.
Amiga Inc. established itself in 1985 as the premier provider of multi-media
technologies to the world. Today Amiga continues leading the way in multi-media
by providing language independent technologies to developers for writing
and porting applications to a new multi-media platform that is hardware
agnostic. Amiga Anywhere, powered with intent(TM) from the Tao Group,
enables applications to run unchanged on a broad range of processors including
ARM, StrongARM, Intel X-Scale, OMAP, MIPS, Intel x86, Motorola 68K and
Hitachi SH. It can run hosted on a wide variety of operating systems including
Windows CE .NET, Windows 9x, 2000, Windows XP, Linux, and Embedded Linux.
AmigaDE Player and applications can be purchased at the Amiga-Anywhere
Shop. Amiga is based in Snoqualmie, WA, and has offices worldwide. Amiga
can be reached at (425) 396-5660 or visit Amiga on the web.
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