Nokia Adds Major New Features to Series 60 Smartphone Platform
Monday, June 14, 2004
Nokia announced that they have added several significant new features to they Series 60 Smartphone platform based on Symbian technology. Series 60 Second Edition is the first smartphone platform to support both CDMA and dual-mode WCDMA-GSM which would allow devices using this platform — at least in theory — to operate with every major wireless carrier out-of-the-box.
SnapperMail 2.0 Enterprise Beta Release With IMAP
Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Snapperfish has released a beta of SnapperMail Enterprise Edition 2.0 which includes support for IMAP, in addition to several other major improvements in usability and performance.
BackupBuddy 2 Can "Undo" Changes
Tuesday, June 8, 2004
Blue Nomad has released BackupBuddy 2 for Windows with a new feature called ZoomBack that can restore a handheld to any previous state.
Sony Exits US PDA Market
Tuesday, June 1, 2004
Sony announced today that the TH55 will be its final US PDA. Sony will no longer sell Clie handhelds to the US market, but will continue to make Clies for the Japanese market. This leaves PalmOne and HP as the two largest makers of PDAs for the US market.
Review of Dell Axim X30
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Brighthand reviews the new, low-cost Dell Axim X30 with WiFi, Bluetooth, 64MB of RAM, and a 624 MGz processor.
PalmOne Opens Flagship Store in Philadelphia Airport
Friday, May 7, 2004
PalmOne has opened a retail store selling PalmOne handhelds and accessories in the Philadelphia International Airport. These stylish, upscale stores have won interior design awards and are valuable sources of marketing for the company.
Microsoft Windows Mobile SE May Cause Problems For Developers
Sunday, April 18, 2004
According to Brighthand, "although the latest version of this operating system has some great features, it can't run most current Pocket PC applications until they have been modified." Read the entire article.
Recent Review of New Microsoft Smartphone
Friday, April 16, 2004
ZDnet briefly reviews the Motorola MPx200, one of the new Microsoft Smartphones. The reviewer finds that it's not a bad phone, but that it doesn't quite cut the mustard as a PDA/phone hybrid.
Mobile Enterprise Article on Handheld Usage
Thursday, April 15, 2004
Mobile Enterprise Magazine has an article on handheld usage in the enterprise. Handhelds are becoming more powerful and better able to meet many business needs.
New Palm Devices to Be Announced on April 28th
Thursday, April 15, 2004
According to a blurb on Geek.com, palmOne will be announcing several new devices on April 28, 2004. So far, it looks like the updates will be for consumer devices in the Zire line, but many commentators expect an update to the Tungsten E to be announced as well.
Intel Introduces New Chip for Smartphones
Monday, April 12, 2004
Intel has announced a new line of X-scale processor-based chips optimized for Smartphones and PDAs. The chips have technology for enhancing wireless, multimedia, and low power consumption functionality. The PXA270 family of processors also has integrated security features.
New Version of SnapperMail Expected in May [Palm]
Thursday, April 8, 2004
SnapperFish announced today that they plan to release a new version of their award-winning, mobile e-mail client, SnapperMail. SnapperMail 2.0 — due sometime in May — will feature a strong set of enhancements to it's capabilities and user interface, including long-awaited support for IMAP. User interface enhancements include multiple font sizes, improved icons, discontiguous selection of multiple messages, and expandable folder trees for managing message folders within e-mail accounts. The IMAP support looks to be particularly exceptional for a mobile client including support for SSL, the ability to synchronize with unlimited folders and subfolders on the server, directly browsing through messages on the server without downloading, moving messages between folders on the server, full support for synchronizing message status (i.e., read, replied, deleted, and flagged), and compatibility with Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes/Domino, and Novell Groupwise. Other new features include the ability to automatically archive messages to an expansion card, support for attachments in their native format, and many other improvements.