Initial installation is business as usual. Run the self-installer and enter the registration key and the program is up and running. But Battery Pack Pro is chock full of customizable options, enough to make a complete description here impractical. See Program Features below for a description of each of Battery Pack Pro’s features and a glimpse of customizability for each.
MySmartPhone.no has some nice photos comparing the XDA II with the upcoming Motorola MPx. If you didn’t know how tiny the screen on the MPx is, this will show you. And I thought the screen on the XDA II was small!
WebIS Money benefits from the company’s work on previous products. The user interface is easy to use and fairly intuitive. The program runs smoothly and solidly. The other really hot "feature" is the price: WebIS Money costs only $5, but if you own Pocket Informant, Mail, Mind Fortress, or CorrectTime, it’s [...]
PocketPCReviews just published an extensive review of the latest Pocket PC from Asus, the MyPal A730 with VGA screen. It’s the size of an iPAQ H2200, it’s got a 1.3Mp camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, consumer Infrared, 520Mhz CPU, and 128Mb RAM. This sounds like a great device.
Motorola has announced the MPx220 Smartphone, the follow-on to the MPx200. You now get Windows Mobile 2003 SE, Bluetooth and a 1.23 megapixel camera.
The phone is quad-band with speakerphone. Besides the standard Smartphone applications, it sounds like Java will be included. This makes sense as Motorola and Sun seem to have an alliance.
The camera not only has 1.23 megapixels, but flash, video capture, zoom (although whether optical or digital wasn’t specified) and self-imaging. With Windows Media Player, you’ll be able to play MP3s and movies.
Uh-oh! Looks like Scott eVest is going to have some competition. Here’s a Bluetooth enabled jacket with MP3 playing capabilities and controls on the sleeve. It has integrated headphones and microphone which will also function as a Bluetooth headset for a Bluetooth enabled phone.
“The German clothing manufacturer rosner from the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt and Infineon Technologies AG today presented a jointly developed product: A men’s jacket called “mp3blue” that features built-in functions such as “mobile telephony via Bluetooth” [...]
At the heart of visKeeper’s security is the patented visKey technology which uses a picture to gain access to its "data safe". The user defines a graphical password by selecting points within a picture. No one else can access your information unless they know the exact points and sequence you have defined for your graphical password.SETUP
To install visKeeper just launch the setup file and follow [...]
Pocket GPS World has a huge review of the new CoPilot Live Pocket PC 5 software. It looks like this is very much improved over previous versions. The nicer graphics are a welcome addition.
Setup is a breeze; simply install CreativeNotes on your PDA via the PC link. No initial calibration is necessary; the program will work right out of the box.PROGRAM FEATURES
CreativeNotes is a relatively simple program; Think Stickies or Post-It for Mac or PC, but designed for a screen the size of a single Post-It note. Basically, it allows you to create modular files of free-form text and save them anywhere in your assistant’s [...]
It’s been known for some time that the upcoming hp hx4700 Pocket PC will have a touchpad built in instead of the directional pad that you find on other Pocket PCs. As expected, the touchpad will emulate a directional pad for users who are used to that kind of operation. However, Synaptics has worked with hp to produce a second mode. In the “NavPoint” mode, the touchpad works more like the touchpad on a laptop, with a cursor which indicates the current cursor position. Movement on the touchpad changes the location of the cursor and
For a complete Flash [...]
The HP iPAQ h6315 is listed on the T-Mobile USA website now. You can fill out a form if you’d like to be notified when the Pocket PC Phone is available to order.
This Pocket PC is a completely fresh design. In a continual effort by HP to break away from the sleeve based design in the 3000 and 5000 series iPAQs, HP has decided to integrate as much functionality as possible right out of the box. Some of the features are menial, like the built-in VGA camera, while others are extremely worthwhile like the included snap-on thumb keyboard. With the industry standard SDIO slot, it shouldn’t even hold back the power users among us.
Size has become more and more crucial as of late in the mobile [...]
This Pocket PC incorporates a completely new design. Gone are the rounded corners that Compaq and later HP was becoming known for with their iPAQ line, the corners of this device are square and cut. The iPAQ rz1715 has absolutely zero surprises under the hood like built-in wireless or a super fast processor, just a great looking display.
Size has become more and more crucial as of late in the mobile device market. Note how rz1715 is actually larger than its low cost predecessor; the iPAQ [...]
HP has posted complete specifications of the iPAQ models it intends to officially announce on Monday, July 26.
To download the specification sheets, click on the following links:
HP iPAQ hx4700 series Pocket PC HTML PDF
HP iPAQ Pocket PC h6300 Series HTML PDF
HP iPAQ rx3100 series Mobile Media Companion HTML PDF
HP iPAQ rx3700 series Mobile Media Companion HTML PDF
HP iPAQ rx3400 series Mobile Media Companion HTML PDF
HP iPAQ rz1715 Mobile Media Companion HTML PDF
HP iPAQ rz1700 series Pocket [...]
Users of Toshiba e800/e805 and e400/e405 models purchased in the United States have been in a sort of limbo for over a month. Toshiba had released updates for e40x and e80x models for various other countries, including English ROMs at the end of May but the updates for U.S. users weren’t available until today.
To make matters worse, in the interval there were a number of conflicting reports coming from various Toshiba US support personel. One support person claimed that using an English ROM image would damage the hardware. A second claimed that Toshiba was not planning [...]
The HowardForums user named AfroCreme has posted a number of videos showing the Motorola MPx. So if you really want to see how the MPx works, take a look. The movies are in MP4 format so make sure you have Quicktime installed.
Movie 1 Movie 2 Full Movie
Pocket PC Techs has announced their new clear screen protector line, the WriteSHIELD C2. These are similar to the current anti-glare (AG) line, but are totally clear to provide maximum brightness and color fidelity.
The C2 line claims the following features:
* Crystal clear * No reduction of screen brightness * True color display
The existing AG line claims the following features:
* Anti-Glare * Reduces UV * Hides screen blemishes and scratches * Improves screen contrast * Enhanced writing surface
Both lines have the following [...]
According to InfoWorld… “Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to update its line of iPaq PDAs on Monday with four new models, according to a member of HP’s public relations staff.”
It appears that iBiz is switching directions on the Virtual Keyboard. As mentioned in a previous story here, the fate of the Virtual Keyboard seemed to be in doubt. Now there’s confirmation from iBiz — they will be releasing a different Virtual Keyboard product.
Here’s the entire text of the iBiz PDF press release:
“July 21, 2004 Re: Virtual Keyboard Customers
Dear Valued Customer:
As you have seen over the past months through Press Releases from iBIZ Technology Corp., we have had several issues with the manufacturing group for [...]
Ilium has just released eWallet 4.0, and Geekzone has reviewed it.
New features include the following:
* Card-level synchronization — The ability to synchronize just the cards that have changed, not whole wallet files. This only works with Windows Mobile devices (Pocket PCs and Smartphones), not Palms. It also works outside of the ActiveSync client using a new SyncPro component (although it does use ActiveSync internally).
* Nested categories — You can have categories inside of other categories. This gives you the ability to organize your wallet [...]
Duke University announced recently incoming freshmen will be receiving Apple iPODs. The iPODS, will be preloaded with information for freshman orientation and the academic calendar but students will also be able to download language lessons, music, recorded lectures, and audio books through a Duke Web site modeled on the Apple iTunes site. They also will be able to purchase music through the site. This iPOD give-away is a part of an initiative to encourage creative uses of technology in education and campus life and is a joint project of Duke and Apple.
I’m expecting [...]
AOL 2.0.55 gives you access to the same set of features that AOL gives you one the desktop. You can send and receive e-mail, participate in an Instant Message chat, and access the Internet. You can connect to AOL using a modem card, an external modem (including a cell phone) connected via serial cable, infra-red, or [...]
DigitalReviews.net has a great review of the Dialogue Flybook ultra-portable tablet-style PC.
“You expect it to have WiFi and Bluetooth, but add a SIM card slot for GPRS (there’s even a CDMA model), a CF / PC card slot, 2 FireWire ports and suddenly you have an ultra-capable machine. Did you say you want it in Ferrari-red?”
Yes, I do want it in Ferrari-red!
“Power from the Transmeta Crusoe TM-5800 engine (1 GHz) is a bit less than the Toshiba’s (1.8GHz) with a 512K L2 Cache but memory is the same as my upgraded laptop at 512MB. The [...]