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iSiloX is the desktop application that converts content to the iSilo 3.x/4.x document format, enabling you to carry that content on...

January 9, 2013 By iSiloX

We have reached the end of the Palm OS

With the announcement of the Palm WebOS in January we knew this day was coming and according to PreCentral Ed Colligan confirmed that the only Palm OS devices coming in the future may be Centro devices from other carriers. Palm ended dedicated PDA/non-phone devices a couple of years ago and now confirms that they will focus on WebOS and Windows Mobile Palm devices moving forward. I am sure there will be many fans of the current Palm OS who are disappointed, but the OS has been around for 12 years and will continue to live for a few more as people still use their PDAs, Treo, and Centro devices.

February 11, 2009 by

Mobile access to your SIS

Several student information system (SIS) vendors offer to sync data with a Palm Pilot or Windows Mobile PDA. This is a handy feature for teachers on field trips, assistant principals stalking the halls, etc.

August 29, 2008 by

QWERTY or T9 text input methods, which do 968 prefer?

I have been using converged (mobile phone and PDA functionality in one) devices for a few years now and most of the Windows Mobile devices that I have preferred have been ones with QWERTY keyboards (either slide-out or always available). I only had one type of S60 device (E61 and E61i) that had a QWERTY keyboard with all of the others having a standard phone keypad. I think my thumbs have grown accustomed to QWERTY keyboards and I have always kind of looked for them over other devices. I recently read an article written by Rita El Khoury (aka Dotsisx) on Symbian-Guru.com titled, "I Like T9, How About You? that really prompted me to take an honest look at how much text I really enter right on my mobile phones and whether or not a QWERTY device is really required to enter this text.

April 10, 2008 by

Is Dell going to announce plans for a Google Android device at Mobile World Congress?

It has been rumored off and on through the last few years that Dell was going to launch a Windows Mobile Smartphone as a natural evolution of its foray into the PDA market with the popular Dell Axim devices. Needless to say, those Dell smartphones never arrived and the rumors just remained rumors. Well, the rumor now is that Dell may launch an Android device in partnership with Google. We already know that HTC, Motorola, and other manufacturers are onboard with the Open Handset Alliance and it is big news to hear that Dell may be joining them.

January 30, 2008 by

Game Editor

Game Editor is an open source interactive multimedia tool for game development, with a simple and intuitive interface and a rich set...

October 3, 2010 By Makslane Rodrigues

HP announces new Windows Mobile and Windows CE devices

It seems the rumors of HP's full re-entry into the Windows Mobile and Windows CE market were spot on. There have been a couple of HP iPAQ Communicators released since the last incredible HP x4700 PDA, but they didn't seem to do very well and never lasted that long in the market. I recommend you check out MobilitySite's post that links to all of the specs and a photo of each of the new 5 series announced last night in New York.

September 6, 2007 by

Game Editor

Game Editor is an open source interactive multimedia tool for game development, with a simple and intuitive interface and a rich set...

October 2, 2010 By Makslane Rodrigues

HP may be releasing new Windows Mobile devices

An HP Jornada 548 was my first Pocket PC back in 2001 and then for the next couple of years I primarily stuck with the HP line (568, 4340, 1940, etc) and was very happy with the HP Jornada and iPAQ models. HP has been quite silent in the Windows Mobile world for a couple of years, but a new post at Unwired View reveals rumors of 5 new Windows Mobile devices from HP. There are Phone Edition, Smartphone, and standalone PDA models in the collection. I was really surprised to see a non-phone model since it has been quite some time since we have seen a non-Palm PDA.

September 5, 2007 by

DataViz releases Documents To Go for Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone Edition

I was able to test out the new Office Mobile suite on a Windows Mobile 6 Standard device and while Office Mobile may satisfy many users who just want to view documents on their Standard device (formerly known as Smartphone) I need more functionality than this since I use my device as a full PDA replacement. Yesterday DataViz announced that the full version of >Documents To Go for Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone Edition is now available for download and purchase for US$29.99. The application is OUTSTANDING and with their InTact Technology keeping documents from getting stripped and warped this is a must have application for those who use a Windows Mobile Smartphone as their primary device. This application allows me to replace a slower Phone Edition with a snappier and more compact Smartphone device.

February 13, 2007 by

Old news from Schwartz and Zander

The two big headlines today are that Java is on the road to open source ("It's not whether, but how. We'll go do this," new Sun software head Rich Green told the new Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz at JavaOne) and that the 'Q,' Motorola's thin, Windows Mobile smart phone/PDA is about to ship (in San Francisco for Gartner  Symposium, Motorola CEO Ed Zander said, "We're in the throes of getting it released.

May 16, 2006 by

The Exchange-Blackberry Battle

The Blackberry is the current champ in the PDA market, but it may be under threat from Windows Mobile because Exchange Server 2003 SP2 allows smart phones to scale to a level that the Blackberry can't.

July 21, 2005 by

Q1 2004 PDA shipments: Windows almost overtakes PalmOS

Preliminary Worldwide PDA Shipment Estimates by Operating System Q1 20041Q04 1Q03Market Market1Q04 Share 1Q03 Share GrowthCompany Shipments (%) Shipments (%) (%)----------------------------------------------------------------------Palm OS 1,113,089 40.7 1,403,418 49.

April 30, 2004 by

Sprint runs Pocket PC-based phone

Sprint PCS on Monday began selling a cell phone that uses Microsoft Windows-powered Pocket PC 2002 software and an embedded modem from Sierra Wireless. The phone, manufactured by Toshiba and marketed by Audiovox, is similar to the "Thera," a combination PDA (personal digital assistant) and cell phone that Verizon Wireless began selling in January.

August 19, 2002 by

Sendo Smartphone to debut in Asia

British handset maker Sendo International will start shipping a cell phone that incorporates Microsoft's Smartphone 2002 software come September. The Sendo Z100 Smartphone will initially be available to subscribers of mobile operator CSL in Hong Kong. First announced last year, the highly anticipated device is a tri-band phone with GPRS (General Packet Radio Services) capabilities and an interface based on the Windows platform. The handset offers various features such as e-mail and Web browsing using a pocket version of Internet Explorer. It has a 176-by-220-pixel thin-film transistor screen that's capable of displaying 65,536 colors. PDA-like features found on the device, powered by an ARM9 core-based processor from Texas Instruments, include audio and video playback using Windows Media Player, file viewers for Microsoft office files, and a cradle to sync with your PC. Ernest Khoo reported from Singapore. To read the full story, visit CNETAsia.

June 19, 2002 by

TI calls on developer's kit for wireless

Texas Instruments on Friday launched a new application development kit. The Innovator Development Kit is for the company's OMAP (Open Multimedia Applications Protocol) technology, which includes processors and software for wireless devices such as cell phones. Developers will be able to use the kit to create applications for devices using TI chips. It will do so by offering modules such as a user-interface module, which lets developers select features for a user interface for the device they are targeting. A typical cell phone, for example, would have a smaller screen than a PDA (personal digital assistant), and so it would require a different type of user interface. TI will offer modules for adding support for communications protocols such as Bluetooth for device-to-device communications. TI says the kit, which will support Symbian, Palm, Microsoft Windows CE and Linux operating systems, will be available next quarter. --John Spooner, Special to ZDNet News

April 19, 2002 by

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