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    AMESBURY, Mass., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of us plan our outdoor escapes while others like to wing it without much preparation. In both cases, having a detailed map or chart is a big advantage -- both for navigation and safety. Now, individuals can have maps on their cell phones. Maptech's Outdoor Navigator for Windows Mobile Smartphone ( http://www.outdoornavigator.com ) has more than 60,000 off-road maps and boating charts for $19.95. Benefits: Better safety: Maybe you're like Daniel Boone, who once claimed, "I was never lost, but I was bewildered once for three days." Mark ...

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    Geekzone has posted their review of the i-mate Jam here. From the review: Summary When looking at a device like the Jam you've got to ask yourself, what is it that makes this device special or unique when consumers are spoilt for choice? In the case of the Jam it's obvious - the size of this device makes it a killer phone for the average user who wants a smarter phone than normal, but does not wan the bulk of a full Pocket PC. If you are a power user of these devices, you will probably find that the memory constraints are an issue for you. You may also find that the screen is simply too ...

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    From BullGuard's press release: CANNES, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2005--Responding to the growing threat presented by "proof-of-concept" viruses designed to attack mobile devices, BullGuard today, at the 3GSM conference in Cannes, announced the availability of its comprehensive security solution for Windows Mobile Pocket PC. "The growing popularity of sophisticated mobile devices has given rise to an increasingly determined effort to exploit their vulnerabilities for both challenge and profit," said Morten Lund, CEO of BullGuard. "BullGuard has specialised in protecting the PCs of ...

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    For those of you looking for affordable rugged PDA protection, Otter Box is now shipping their new Armor 1900. Features include: - Universal fit for newer smaller form-factor PDAs - Waterproof, crushproof, drop-proof ergonomic design - Flexible, fully sealed interactive screen membrane - Quick access to CF and SD slots through the top of the case - Quick access to PDA connection through the bottom of the case - Adjustable neoprene handstrap - External stylus holder - Flip-up hard screen cover - Headphone/headset access - Easy open compound latch system - Gore membrane vent - Fully ...

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    Following up my former "alternatives" news post, from Geekzone: Action Engine Corporation have announced plans to integrate live streaming television into its Brand-n-Go turnkey mobile applications pack...According to the company, the complete Action Engine solution lets subscribers use interconnected Brand-n-Go applications to watch television programs, shop on Amazon.com, bid on eBay items, read news stories, check weather, stocks, and sports scores, get driving directions, find restaurants and movie times 20x faster, while using 80% fewer keystrokes than browser-based alternatives. ...

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    According to the Minimo Project site, an ARM version of Minimo (Mini Mozilla) is due out February 26th. Windowsfordevices.com also notes: While much of the work is focused on Linux-based devices, Doug Turner, one of the Minimo project leaders, recently announced that he is working on a port to Windows CE. Turner also issued a general call to Windows CE developers to help out in this effort. So if you are a CE developer, get out there and help. Personally, I'd love to see some competition in the mobile web browser market, how about you?

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    From the folks at Geekzone: Lucent Technologies will integrate software solutions from Openera and Xten Networks with its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) convergence solution to support the delivery of voice over IP (VoIP) and new converged "lifestyle" services across a variety of wireless and wireline networks. The services will be delivered to mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and personal computers (PCs). The full article can be found here. I've used Skype on my X50v, and with pretty good results. Would you use VoIP on your PDA if you could? Share your thoughts via the ...

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    Looks like Microsoft and Flextronics are partnering up to deliver a new line of inexpensive Smartphones for the masses. From MSNBC: Microsoft Corp. announced a partnership with Singapore-based Flextronics International Ltd. on Monday to market a new range of high-specification phones, running Windows Mobile, to handset makers and network operators worldwide. The deal between the world's No.1 software company and the largest contract manufacturer of handsets comes as companies like Motorola Inc. and Samsung Electronics Ltd. are pushing to improve profits on high-tech 'smartphones' and ...

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    TechNewsWorld reports: Mark Menarik, CEO of Chicago-based TanCher, believes that a new PDA designed for students can foster a revolution in teaching with technology. His innovation could herald a breakthrough in mobile computing platforms if his plan succeeds. PDAs are setting up to be the next big thing in the education world. Small form factor, plenty of power, and the internet at your fingertips - who wouldn't want to have one in class? What do you think about the current state of education and technology? Share your thoughts!

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    Chris at Lakeridge Software has been hard at work fixing bugs and updating the wildly popular WisBar Advance 2. On that line, Beta 2.0.1.13 has just been released to the world. Changes include: Enhancements Added an option to disable the animated battery meter. Added the signal strength meter for phone devices. Reimplemented the skinned radio buttons and checkboxes. Added VGA resources for use in SEVGA mode. Modified the close routine to close WebIS Mail correctly. Modified the close routine to close Acrobat Reader correctly. Bugs Fixed Completely rewrote the Start Menu and MRU and ...

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    Yet more news from the PDAmill machine: Although the roots of the company go back over 4 years, the PDAmill team was officially formed just two years ago this week. Starting out as a company with 4 employees and 2 products, they've quickly expanded the team to the current 12 employees, built up their own proprietary game technology and a game portfolio of 25 games on 4 platforms. Many of these games have won international awards, such as Pocket PC Awards, Palm Powered Up Award and many others. With over 20 new games and ports coming this year, they're definiately here to stay and improve ...

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    Direct from PDAmill: PDAmill - the leading PDA game powerhouse - have just released their latest Smartphone game, Flux Challenge. This futuristic 3D racer takes is one of the very first Full-3D racing games for the Smartphone platform and packs all the goodies you'd expect from PDAmill: - Blazing fast full-3D tracks and ships providing amazing visuals - Adrenaline pumping high-speed racing action - 25 different tracks to race on - 3 game modes to play, including a career mode - Original soundtrack and dozens of sounds A free trial version is available from www.pdamill.com and the full ...

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    Resco has released a huge mass of upgrades and updates to its line. Everything from HPCs to PPCs and SmartPhones seem to be covered. Direct from Resco: Most of time we are releaseing PocketPC updates, because this platform is of large use... - But this time we want to inform firstly HPC users about long expected HPC update....(for device "Jornada720" and similar... in section "A)" bellow. - And secondly in section "B)" bellow about PocketPC and SmartPhone updates... I send it to all of you, because you may like to know it... A) Resco HPC2000 upgrades: Resco Explorer 2003 for HPC2000 ...

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    Dell has released a new ROM update for their X50 series PDAs. Changes include: - Improved SD and CF read performance. - Updated wireless button usage scenario to avoid enabling / disabling wireless accidentally. - Allow the WLAN auto power-off feature to be enabled and/or disabled in the WLAN utility. - Added feature in the power applet to change the color of the battery power bar to reflect the battery capacity. - Associated the .dbk files with the Data Backup program. - Improved GAPI performance. (X50v) - Improved touch panel performance and sensitivity. (X50v) - Enhanced the video ...

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    Direct from Astraware: Ladies and Gentlemen, Children Of All Ages, Shape Shifter beckons you to a delightful convergence of action, intrigue and fun! ShapeShifter has two fun-filled modes of play; Beat The Clock, where you fill a specified number of rows before time runs out; and Shape Speedster, where you clear a number of rows before the board fills up. As they are cleared, another row appears. If the rows reach the top of the board, then your game is over. Higher levels bring more and varied types and colours of shapes to create a greater challenge. Beat The Clock also includes special ...

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