New Release: Aces® Blackjack

  • Date: December 12, 2005
  • Posted by: Jake
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Aces Blackjack™ now joins the ever-growing line of popular Aces poker games. The game incorporates the standard casino blackjack game with a couple of twists. Players will now be able to compete against each other for high scores. In Aces Time Crunch the player is in a race against the clock to accumulate the most amount of money in a preset amount of time. In Aces Hand Challenge, players see how much money they can amass in a set amount of hands.

Since early in 2004, Concrete Software has been selling poker games and applications under the Aces brand. Its premiere product, Aces Texas Hold’em™ – No Limit sells on most mobile devices, with other Aces brand hits including Aces Omaha™, Aces Texas Hold’em™ – Limit and Aces Tournament Timer™ filling out the line. With stunning graphics and fun game-play the new Aces Blackjack™ game will be a nice compliment to the current line of Aces products.

New Blackberry Game, Plus Updates

  • Date: August 3, 2005
  • Posted by: Jake
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Concrete Software Inc., a leading developer of mobile entertainment, announced today the release of its BlackBerry version of Aces Omaha™ – No Limit poker game. The game expands the offering of the popular Aces line of software that includes Aces Texas Hold’em™ – No Limit and Aces Texas Hold’em™ – Limit.

New versions of Aces Texas Hold’em™ – No Limit and Aces Texas Hold’em™ – Limit were also released. These new versions add major updates as well as new features while improving the interface design for better usability within the Blackberry environment.

“Concrete Software sees the BlackBerry user as an underrepresented area of the mobile entertainment market,” said Keith Pichelman, CEO of Concrete Software. “As the number of BlackBerry users continues to rise, it is our passion to deliver, entertaining mobile software to this growing audience of BlackBerry users. These engaging, quick, and easy to use games provided by Concrete Software, give Blackberry users perfect “release” from their hectic schedules.”

Omaha is fast becoming a prominent poker game, in the wake of Texas Hold’em. The popularity of Hold’em poker, spawns from highly visible television shows like Celebrity Poker. As a result, the casinos are seeing a growing demand for this type of gaming and similarly, the mobile market can attest to identical patterns, as Aces Texas Hold’em takes the lead in this ever growing industry. Aces Omaha™ – No Limit has the same appeal as Texas Hold’em and tends to be played at an even faster pace with more betting.

Concrete Software Named Developer of the Month

  • Date: June 13, 2005
  • Posted by: Jake
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Handango’s Developer of the Month Award for April 2005 was presented to Concrete Software, along with a personal note of congratulations from the President and CEO of Handango, Randy Eisenman. This award is given monthly to the developer who best embraces Handango’s five Guiding Principles: Be Unbound, Radiate Passion, Unleash Potential, Succeed Together and Own It. Concrete Software embodies these key principles through the effective use of Handango marketing services, a low number of customer service issues, continually updated products, maintaining a professional demeanor and by using the Handango Commerce Engine.

Concrete Software now spans all Handango platforms including Palm OS, Windows MobileTM-based Pocket PC, Symbian OS, Blackberry and Windows MobileTM-based Smartphone. Concrete Software produces several well-known applications including popular poker titles such as Aces Texas Hold’em, Aces Omaha, and more. Previously Driving Log, Aces Texas Hold’em and Links Scorecard were finalists for Handango awards in 2004. Recently, Aces Texas Hold’em was named a finalist for Handango’s 2005 Best Application for Play in the Symbian category and was also awarded with the Handango People’s Choice Award.

“I applaud Concrete Software for the Developer of the Month Award,” said Eisenman. “Winning this award is an impressive achievement and makes a strong statement about the quality of Concrete Software’s products and their prominence in the developer community.”

Concrete Software also utilizes the Handango Commerce Engine for application sales, and works extensively with the Handango marketing team to develop premiere sales campaigns, promotions and product releases.

Concrete Software Nominated Again: 2005 Handango Champion Awards

  • Date: April 15, 2005
  • Posted by: Jake
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Today, Handango, the leading provider of mobile downloads, announced the finalists for the fifth annual Handango Champion Awards, which recognize outstanding mobile software developers and their applications. The 2005 Handango Champion Awards finalists were determined by customer votes on Handango’s Web site, www.handango.com, and Handango partner sites.

Winners will be announced at the annual Handango Partner Summit in Miami, Florida on June 23, 2005. Awards will be presented for BlackBerry®, Palm OS®, Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC and Smartphone as well as Symbian OS™ UIQ and Series 60 applications in the following categories:

  • Best Application for Work
  • Best Application for Play
  • Best Application for Life
  • Best New Application
  • Best Industry Application

A complete list of finalists is available at: http://www.handango.com/Awards/2005Finalists.jsp

Concrete Software is nominated for Best Application for Play for its Aces Texas Hold’em – No Limit™.

“It is always a pleasure to honor and reward these extraordinary software development companies and their exceptional applications,” said Randy Eisenman, president and chief executive officer of Handango. “Our customers hand-selected these finalists as the best-of-the-best from Handango’s catalog of more than 50,000 applications. These finalists should be proud of their accomplishment in such a dynamic industry.”

At the luxurious awards ceremony, Handango will also present “Developer of the Year” awards to one company for each mobile operating system. The “Developer of the Year” award acknowledges outstanding overall accomplishments in development, marketing and business practices.

Each recipient of a Handango Champion Award will receive an awards package including a $5,000 marketing stipend, placement in a special edition of the Handango Champion Newsletter and a variety of promotional opportunities. Handango will also feature the winners and finalists on Handango properties and provide additional marketing support to the winners.

New Release: Texas Hold ‘Em for Windows Mobile™ Smartphone

  • Date: March 21, 2005
  • Posted by: Jake
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Concrete Software Inc., a leading developer of mobile entertainment, announced today the release of its Microsoft Smartphone version of Aces Texas Hold’em – No Limit™ poker game. The Smartphone release closely follows the highly successful release of the Pocket PC version which was released earlier this month.

Texas Hold’em has become extremely popular, spawning off television shows like Celebrity Poker and filling up the casinos with hold’em players. The popularity has also moved over to video games with Aces Texas Hold’em taking the lead in the mobile market having versions on mobile devices ranging from Blackberry to Palm handhelds.

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