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Chip Shot: Katy Perry Joins Pocket Avatars by Intel

Katy Perry and Intel announced that the pop icon will join the latest trend in video messaging, with the launch of her first 3-D messaging avatar. Katy’s custom created avatar will be available exclusively in Pocket Avatars by Intel. Pocket Avatars by Intel is a unique, fun and innovative communication tool for Katy fans to connect and share. Users communicate via animated 3D avatars that serve as alter egos. Katy fans will be able to select her avatar, from a broad selection within the Pocket Avatars by Intel app, to record and share personalized messages that mirror their own facial gestures and voice. The avatars featured in personal messages can smile big and small, blink or wink, raise and lower eyebrows, stick out their tongue and even blow a kiss and of course sing the lyrics to the latest Katy hit! Fans can then send the recorded message to friends, family and other KatyCats through the Pocket Avatars by Intel messaging service or by text, email or social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. For visual assets, visit For video assets, visit