San Mateo, Calif.– Jan. 28, 2009– Everyday email becomes fun with Anicons, a new email app for iPhone and iPod Touch devices. The app links to any email address account in an iPhone or iPod Touch and allows the user to create, edit and personalize emails easily using animated icons and templates. Published by Hudson Entertainment, the North and South American subsidiary of Hudson, Anicons is available now in the App store for $1.99. Limited edition extension packs, including Anicons Valentine’s Day, available now for $.99, enhance the Anicons experience.

Anicons puts a quirky spin on email with ways to make each message fun and unique,” said Mike Pepe, director of marketing of Hudson Entertainment.“Each month, Hudson Entertainment will introduce new expansion packs, starting with the Valentine’s Day-themed pack, allowing users to express themselves in new ways.”

iPhone and iPod Touch users looking to get a first taste of Anicons can download the free Anicons For Starters pack with limited edition icons. New themed expansion packs are planned every month and each new pack can be combined with the original pack to make one robust, fun application.

Anicons is a simple mail application for sending decorated e-mails to other iPhone or iPod Touch users. Now available for the first time outside of Japan, Anicons features an easy-to-use interface; users simply start the application and are instantly ready to send creatively decorated e-mails. Anicons includes 500 animated icons and templates to help enrich the user’s writing.

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