Review by: Doug
As a concept, the Today Page for the
Pocket PC has a lot of
potential. However, the standard plug-ins that Microsoft
provides for display on the Today Page are quite
limited, and merely hint at the possibilities for Today
Page content. Fortunately, many third-party
software developers have recognized this potential and
a wide variety of plug-in programs are now available,
Casio has released a ROM update for their Cassiopeia E-200 devices. The update is available here along with other updates. According to Jason Dunn, of Pocket PC Thoughts;
The patch updates the Flash ROM though a marvellous technology called “XIP” – every application has a designated area for ROM, and XIP allows Microsoft to target specific Flash areas for updating without re-imaging the entire ROM.
New Feature:Microsoft® Server ActiveSync® client gives users the ability to synchronize directly through Microsoft® Mobile Information 2002 Server with [...]
I typically spend most
of my Pocket PC device reviews figuring out what past
hardware problems had been eradicated, and which new
ones were introduced. Throughout my round of 2002
device testing, I blindly assumed a priori that all
of the simple software problems would be the first
to disappear, and it would only be a few major hardware
issues that would need careful attention. Judging
by the dozens of recent threads surrounding
the infamous multi-button press issue, made infamous
This TheStreet.com article/interview gives readers a nice little look into the future and present of handheld gadgetry. There are quite a few interesting points in the article worth checking out, here are a few:
2001 was not a good year at all for the PDA industry. The market grew about 100% between 1999 and 2000. But it only grew 10% from 2000 to 2001.
Although the market didn’t grow 100% (% of units) this year, it did grow 10%, which isn’t great – but is better than not growing at all. Especially after the September 11th attacks. THe article states, [...]
Though we didn’t put together
a full-blown holiday PDA-related, must-have list,
we at pocketnow have been toiling throughout the year
to show you the best in Pocket PC software, hardware,
and accessories, such that when this time of great
gift buying comes around, you’d be well prepared.
Though this might be a little late for a Christmas
gift, this review still might point last minute shoppers
to a neat gift idea. Day in and day out, Pocket PC
users struggle with the input methods [...]
If you’re crazy about screen resolution on your Pocket PC, then you may have heard of Nyditot, a program which allows you to flip your screen horizontally, vertically, and increase screen resolution. You may have also heard of Virtual CE, which allows you to control and take snapshots of your Pocket PC. If you’re looking for a cross between the two, then you’re looking for Handheld Handler.
Handheld Handler allows you to increase your screen resolution to virtually any resolution. It also allows you to flip the screen vertically or horizontally, and it [...]
RELATE has released PhotoCalendar.
RELATE’s PhotoCalendar adds functionality to Pocket Outlook and lets you view photohraphs or pictures too.
This simple to use calendar gives you a monthly or daily view and lets you see both your Appointments and Tasks on one screen, something that Outlook doesn’t do.
Version 1.0 comes with three PhotoPaks:
-Jets -Labs -Floral Designs
Comes with a desktop utility which will allow you to scale your own photos or pictures to place in the PhotoCalendar.
Buy PhotoCalendar from Handango now [...]
The full version of Hyperspace Delivery Boy is now available from MonkeyStone.
You are Guy Carrington, fresh on the job as a courier for the Hyperspace Delivery Service. Your job: get mail and packages to those that need them, no matter where in space they are! You may face insane robots, dangerous environments, or even the dreaded Sleeping Behemoths on your quest to deliver the universe’s most important parcels!
Explore bizarre worlds and defend yourself against alien creatures as you solve the devious puzzles of Hyperspace Delivery Boy!
HDB is [...]
Applian today released their new game – Whack Osama. This game is similar to the “whack-a-mole” game from back in the day.
Whack Osama as he sticks his head out of one of the holes in the ground. I’m sure many American Pocket PC Patriots will have loads of fun with this game. The game is available from Applian for $9.95, and $1 from every order goes to the Disaster Relief Fund – so go get your copy today!
PCworld.com writes about a Toshiba handheld device, to be released second quarter of 2002, which will combine a PDA with a phone. Similar to the recent 02xda Pocket PC/Phone, Toshiba aims to enable 2.5G speed data transmission.
The PCworld.com article also states that:
The company is also looking at battery life, a matter of crucial importance for mobile devices like PDAs. The company has been developing a fuel cell, which it expects to commercialize within two years.
Battery life is a familiar problem in the Pocket PC community. It’s great to see that [...]
Pocket PC Thoughts found this article about Mazingo Network. Mazingo is a content delivery system for the Pocket PC – for more information refer to my Mazingo article.
Recently, Mazingo teamed up with Pocket PC Films, a Tunein Entertainment Company to deliver copyrighted and secure video content, according to internetwire.com.
Pocket PC Films, a Tunein Entertainment Company, has recently inked a deal with Mazingo Network to use the Mazingo platform for the safe and secure delivery of content to PocketPC users. Pocket PC Films has one of the largest private classic [...]
Contrary to brilliant looks of Pocket PC, the looks and function of Pocket Outlook what is default software from MS is such a shabby. You can manage your schedule and contact easily and conveniently with Lupin’s Diary because it expanses the shabby function of Pocket Outlook and has user-friendly interface. In addition, Lupin’s Diary makes your PDA more splendid and stylish with maximum using of multi-media fact of Pocket PC.
Lupin’s Diary has now been upgraded to version 1.13. Improvements include:
-Improvement of the response speed using Tab/Header [...]
Last month, Alchemy Semiconductor, an Austin-based semiconductor company demonstrated the ability of Windows CE. Net, the future operating system for handhelds in the Windows CE series, to run on a low power Au1000 SoC Alchemy processor. The microprocessor was featured in the demonstration with its new Windows CE Board Support Package developed by BSQUARE at the Microsoft Windows Embedded Developers Conference (DevCon) in Las Vegas November 28-30. For more information, check the official press release from Alchemy and this article at infoSync.
George Andre, developer of PocketPalm, a Palm OS emulator for the Pocket PC, has finally released Alpha 2 of the program. Currently, development has been put on hold due to legal issues.
Download PocketPalm now for ARM, MIPS, or SH3 (direct download links).
Larry Melamed of DreamPages Discount Computing Store recently announced that DreamPages will be receiving their iPAQ 3870 Pocket PCs in stock by 12/27/01 – this month!
The iPAQ 3870 Pocket PC will have built in Bluetooth and will sell at DreamPages for $749.95.
When I got my Cassiopeia E-15 a
few years ago, it seemed like it was me against the
world full of Palms. I didn’t mind, since I didn’t
have a problem with being a trendsetter. Except when
the inevitable "let’s check our calendars for
the balance of the week and set up some more [...]
The last Pocket PC Summit was a great success. Dozens of companies and users attended the Summit to express their opinions, and plans for the future. However, the next Pocket PC Summit will be a bit closer to the East Coast than the last Summit in California.
Pocket PC Summit will come to Philadelphia, May 28-31, 2001. Registration for the four-day Pocket PC Summit is $995.00. However, register before March 31, 2002 and receive a special pre-registration discount package for only $695.
MARGI Systems happens to have a great solution for making mobile presentations on the go with your Pocket PC. They call it the “Presenter-to-Go” solution.
The presentation solution consists of Presenter-to-Go CF Card, VGA adapter cable, Remote Control, Presenter-to-Go Installation CD (includes MARGI Mirror application), male-to-male projector connection cable, and a Quick Start Guide. The CompactFlash Type-II card and VGA adapter allow you to hook up to projectors for all your presentation needs.
In order to completely create and [...]
Source: AIDEM Press Release
The main features of the AIDEM Power Converter are listed below:
1. Fundamental operation of arithmetic : add, subtract, divide, multiply, percent 2. Trigonometric function : sine, cosine, tangent, arc-sine, arc-cosine, arc-tangent. 3. Exponential function : square root, square, root, power 4. Memory function : M+, M-, MC, MR. 5. Support 11 categories unit conversion (Acceleration, Angle, Area, Distance, Energy, Mass, Power, Pressure, Speed, Temperature, Volume). 6. Support nearly 100 different unit conversion types. 7. Support [...]
Source: PDAJacket web site
PDAJacket introduces color coverings for the HP and Compaq Pocket PCs. These coverings fit on top of the standard “skin” of your Pocket PC, adding color choices to your hardware.
Further pictures, information, and purchasing links are available through the “Source” link above.
BusinessWire reports that VersaForm is planning to release their electronic medical record (EMR) software for Pocket PCs.
VersaForm MobileEMR enables physicians to view an entire chart, record progress notes, order labs, print prescriptions, or manage billing and coding in either a hospital, clinic or office setting.
The software solution, called MobileEMR is expected to be available second quarter or 2002.
Source: BVRP Press Release
BVRP Software is pleased to announce the release of WinPhone Pocket 3.5. To celebrate the launch of this NEW version of mobile communication software solution, BVRP has created a competition, organised in partnership with Hewlett Packard.
To enter the competition, visit the BVRP Software web site. The contest entry involves answering 5 simple questions. The winners will be drawn from the correct answers. The competition runs from 10th December, 2001, until 10th January, 2002
1st and 2nd prizes: HP Jornada 568, HP pocket camera and [...]
Source: SnapStream Press Release
SnapStream PVS 2.0 was first demonstrated at the Windows XP Launch event and highlighted by Regis Philben in the Bill Gates Keynote address and has since received favorable previews in CNET and PC World.
SnapStream PVS 2.0 features a completely re-designed user interface, integrated television listings and 1click recordings, live TV streaming and much more.
For further information, demo, and purchasing links, visit the “Source” link above.