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SmartPhone Articles for October of 2003Below are the 188 SmartPhone articles for October of 2003
Brighthand celebrates the start of its fifth year on the Web by launching a fresh, new site design.
Palm introduces three new handhelds: the entry level Zire 21, the value packed Tungsten E, and the new and improved Tungsten T3.
Brighthand's Steve Bush takes the new Palm Tungsten E for a test drive and finds that you get top-of-the-line performance at a value price.
Palm took its Tungsten T series back to the drawing board, and the result is a handheld that offers significant improvements, including a high-resolution screen, more memory, a faster processor,[...]
Wave Edit Pro is a WAV sound editor and player for Palm OS 5 devices such as the Tungsten T, C, and Zire 71.
Sony has launched PEG-TJ35 and PEG-TJ25, a pair of low-cost handhelds. These will face intense competition from several other handhelds in the same price range.
The Federal Communications Commission has given Hewlett-Packard permission to release a new iPAQ in the U.S. This will be a slim and light model that will still offer both Wi-Fi[...]
Though JVC announced plans to release a pair of Pocket PCs this year, it said today those models have been scrapped in favor of what would have been its second-generation[...]
Covertec has introduced a leather flipcase for the Samsung i700 smart phone.
At the annual Palm stockholder meeting leter this month, top issues will include the stockholder vote on both the PalmSource spin-off and the Handspring acquisition.
Though it was already known that Hewlett Packard is developing a cellular-wireless iPAQ that also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, some additional details have emerged about it.
As part of its three-pronged release plan for the fall, Palm has officially announced the Zire 21. At $99, it is slated to pick up where the original Zire left[...]
As part of its three-pronged release plan for the fall, Palm has officially announced the Tungsten E. At $199, it is geared to meet the needs of business users who[...]
As part of its three-pronged release plan for the fall, Palm has officially announced the Tungsten T3. Priced at $399, The T3 offers the largest screen of any PDA that[...]
Palm Inc. introduced its low-cost entry level PDA, the Zire, almost a year ago to the day. Since that time, Palm Inc. has become PalmOne and the Zire has become...the[...]
The Palm Tungsten E is intended as a low-end business unit to supplement Palm's high-end models. Though it may not be exactly what everyone expected, as a cheap workhorse it[...]
The speculation is over. Finally the Palm Tungsten T3 has arrived. - Palm Tungsten T3 Review by Barry J. Doyle
This dice-rolling game features high resolution graphics and the ability against other people or the computer.
An upcoming high-end Pocket PC from Toshiba will be designed to allow the user to make voice calls over the Internet via Wi-Fi.
Fujitsu-Siemens seems poised to release in the U.S. a pair of Pocket PCs that offer wireless networking and dual memory card slots.
This dice-rolling game features high resolution graphics and the ability against other people or the computer.
In what could be the holy grail of PDAs, HP is said to be working on the ultimate gem with every popular wireless option built-in. The h6000 series is scheduled[...]
When Windows Mobile 2003 made it's splash back in June, there were a number of PDAs announced. JVC had two in the mix which were supposed to be released in[...]
Sony recently announced two new low-end Clies at a show in Japan. Now, the TJ25 and TJ35 are coming to the U.S. update: TJ25 and TJ35 are now available[...]
Palm had a tough job when it set out to replace its very successful Zire. Amazingly, it was able to create a handheld with the same good looks and $99[...]
Palm handhelds are becoming more full-featured while Pockets PCs are getting slimmer, lighter and cheaper. So where are we headed in the pursuit of the perfect device?
Two Japan-based companies have seperately announced technologies that could bring brighter, clearer displays to mobile devices.
All the handhelds in Palm's Tungsten line can now run Java applications thanks to IBM's Java 2 Micro Edition.
ThoughtManager Organizer for Mothers has been specifically designed to help mothers get and stay organized.
It may mean lifelong incarceration for me, but we got you some pics and detailed specs of Fujitsu's upcoming new LOOX!
FCC approval documents have provided details and images of the HP iPaq 4000 series with WiFi and Bluetooth.
PROportable is now offering a folding keyboard for the Asus MyPal A620.
Pocketop has released some new Pocket PC drivers for its infrared keyboard, including one that will allow it to be used with Windows Mobile 2003 devices.
New LCDs from Sharp promise better image Astraware ports Ricochet to PocketPC Have PocketPCs stalled technologically? iPaq 2210 Bluetooth in Portuguese
Palm has put out an update that improves the memory card slot on its recently-released Tungsten E.
One web retailer is now offering the MyPal A620BT, a Pocket PC with a CompactFlash slot and Bluetooth.
Netbook Pro gets upgrades, WinCE Pocket TV Browser operational again Asus A620BT exclusive price
Fall is usually the busiest time of year for handheld releases, so Brighthand has compiled a list of all the new Palm and Pocket PC models coming out this season[...]
SanDisk has released a new driver for its CompactFlash card that offers both CompactFlash card combines flash memory and wireless access. The new driver brings Windows Mobile 2003 for[...]
Sony has dropped the price of two of its recent NX series models and discontinued another, fueling speculation that the company will soon announce replacements.
Only days after its release, Palm has released a patch for the Tungsten E.
Last week Sharp announced a new screen that is essentially viewable from almost every angle. A week or so before that announcement they released news that a mono speaker is[...]
Users of the new Palm Tungsten T3 have reported problems with some SD memory cards.
While all smart phones can play some games, gaming is the N-Gage’s primary focus. This device is now available worldwide, including many retailers in the U.S.
Microsoft is updating its .NET protocol, requiring users of the Windows Mobile MSN Messenger Client to download a new version.
Though methanol fuel cells are still too large to fit into a handheld, Toshiba has a prototype of one that is small enough to carry around and recharge other portable[...]
Palm has put out new versions of the Outlook Conduits that are included with recently-released Tungsten T3 and Tungsten E handhelds.
Not all handhelds are created equal. The TDS Recon was designed to work in extreme temperatures, driving rain, dusty job sites, and other harsh environments.
On top of last week's FCC approval, a major online retail has now posted the iPAQ h4155 and iPAQ h4355 on its web store.
Want to know a way to get the new Sony Clie TJ35 ($250) for $180.00? Combine the Amazon $50 rebate with the Sony $30 off rebate meaning $249.99 -[...]
Nokia's N-Gage doesn't really qualify as a PDA and the early reviews on it have been pretty poor, but it's officially available for sale today nonetheless.
The Nokia N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active and hardcore gamers, the Nokia N-Gage[...]
It's not yet online and not in stores, but you can still pick one up today and have it delivered within 2-3 days. Here's how...
If you are planning to take a PDA or digital camera while camping, hiking, or climbing this fall, you will need a protective, yet accessible case that will withstand bumps,[...]
Brighthand's Editor-in-Chief took Sony's latest Clie for a test drive and found that it has been designed for the budget-conscious executive. It has less of an emphasis on entertainment than[...]
Sierra Wireless has announced that it will release its first smart phone by the middle of next year. This will offer both a phone keypad and unique flip-open QWERTY thumbpad.
FCC approval adds to the growing evidence that the MDA II Pocket PC phone will be released in the United States.
Magicstor has announced that it will soon add a 4.8 GB model to its line of 1" hard disk drives. These are compatible with handhelds and other devices with[...]
New rugged mil-spec PocketPC Sony cuts prices on NX73 and NX80 iPaq 4000 series prices revealed Repaired Zire 71s now shipping
Trade shows are a great place to show off new PDAs as well as design concepts that will likely never make it to market, in the US anyway. Fujitsu has[...]
TealPoint Software has come through again with TealPrint 2.0, an OS5-compatible, graphics- and text-capable printing solution for Palm OS handhelds. By allowing printing from multiple programs and via multiple[...]
According to a company spokesperson, the Samsung SGH-i500 Palm OS smart phone won't be available this year.
Dell has sent an email to some journalists inviting them to a press conference next week at which this new series of Pocket PCs will be the star of the[...]
After first being announced almost four months ago, Handspring's Treo 600 Palm OS smart phone is now available for purchase.
According to information received by Brighthand, HP will announce two new iPAQ Pocket PCs -- the h4155 and the h4355 -- on Monday, October 13. However, the h4155 will not[...]
Some users of the Tungsten T3 have reported experiencing problems using SD cards. Palm is asking the community for help diagnosing what cards are affected so it can come up[...]
Nokia has announced the 3620, a new smart phone that is very similar to its popular 3650. However, the new model will use a better screen and drop the unusual[...]
Anthelion beta 2 available Vaja leather case for iPaq 2200 Distributed computing cluster--of PocketPCs
It appears that Samsung has delayed the release of their much anticiapted SGH-i500. Unfortunately for them, this means by the time it's released in the US, technology will have passed[...]
As previously reported, many Tungsten 3 owners have reported issues with the T3 corrupting memory cards 256MB and larger. Palm has acknowledged the problem and is now asking for help[...]
Toshiba has announced 3 new PDAs: The Genio 550 DT, Genio 550 CT and Genio 550 GT. These devices have both CF and SDIO expansion, 128 MB of[...]
European wireless carrier Orange has announced the SPV E200, a smart phone that runs Windows Mobile 2003 and offers Bluetooth and a camera.
Handango is offering 10% off the price of all the software it carries.
Handspring has reported results for its most recent financial quarter. Revenues were down but so were losses as the company prepares to become part of Palm.
If you are the owner of an iPaq 2215 PDA then you ve made a wise purchase, so I m here to suggest another wise purchase in order to protect[...]
PalmGear is offering 10% off the purchase of any software product at PalmGear as well as ebooks at Palm Digital Media.
Dell and HP are well established rivals, this week Dell will release the Axim X3 handheld device, we'll have the review and scoop on that device for you. HP[...]
This week HP will be announcing many new mobility devices at the ITU Telecom World 2003, these include two new iPaqs and a GPS accessory for iPaq devices. However,[...]
Though Dell was once looking into possibly releasing a smart phone running Windows Mobile, reportedly these plans have been dropped.
HP today announced two new iPAQ Pocket PCs -- the h4155 and the h4355. However, the h4155 will not be available for shipment to customers until October 31, while the[...]
For those who long to return to the early days of computer games, MobileWizardry is working on an official Atari 2600 emulator that will be available for several handheld platforms.
The latest synchronization software for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and Smartphones contains a number of improvements that will hopefully make synchronization more trouble free.
I hate to say I told you so, but if you didn't take my article from last week about the mobile display industry seriously, well then...I told you so. Our[...]
This was supposed to be un-official until the 15th, but it looks like HP has broken their own protocol. Not only are the iPaq 4135 and iPaq iPaq 4355 devices[...]
Today's handhelds are smaller, faster, and cheaper than their predecessors. But batteries haven't kept pace. Brighthand's Editor-in-Chief asks, what's the best approach to take?
At a conference in Switzerland, Samsung is demonstrating the SGH-i505, an upcoming smart phone that runs Palm OS 5.2.
Amazon is now taking preorders for a Micro Keyboard for HP iPAQ 4100 and 2200 series Pocket PCs.
ClickGamer is now offering a new puzzle action game for Pocket PC devices.
Since its launch this summer, many have complained that the rubber side grips are coming off their iPAQ h2215. HP has addressed this problem by offering replacements.
I know, you don't haave to tell me how annoying it is that Samsung has three phones now, all with similar names. This one features the Palm OS, a swivel[...]
Months past the expected arrival last summer, the ViewSonic V36 has become available for purchase at COMPUSA.
The 300 MHz Dell Axim X3 is the ultimate combination of affordability and thin and light design. It is powered by an Intel XScale processor and is equipped with 32[...]
The 400 MHz Dell Axim X3 with integrated 802.11b combines high performance, integrated communications capability, and thin and light design into one powerful package. It is powered by an Intel[...]
The 400 MHz Dell Axim X3 and thin and light design into one powerful package. It is powered by an Intel XScale processor and is equipped with 64 MB SDRAM[...]
Orders are now being taken for Dell's latest series of Pocket PCs. These are smaller than its previous Axim X5 series, have a single SD slot, and one model has[...]
Due to financial difficulties, Mazingo has stopped offering its multimedia and web content service for handhelds.
PalmSource and Sony Ericsson are discussing the possibility of the mobile phone company releasing devices running the Palm OS.
An online retailer has leaked the first picture and some details about one of the two Pocket PCs Toshiba is planning to release this season.
Vaja Cases has announced the Aptus for HP iPAQ h2200 series, the latest addition to its I-Volution line of handheld cases.
Whizoo has released BtToggle Pro, an upgrade to the original BtToggle utility for Palm OS devices with built-in Bluetooth, such as the Palm Tungsten T series.
Sad to see because I really liked the concept of what they were doing. However, the time I tried their service for the Palm, I found the performance to be[...]
Kinoma Player 2 and Kinoma Producer 2 are both now available and include significant improvements.
HP has released an update for this Pocket PC that fixes various bugs and improves its wireless capabilities.
Sprint customers or those willing to sign anew service contract with Sprint can now order a Treo 600 smart phone. Those on other carriers will have to wait a few[...]
Blue Nomad Software has released an update for its WordSmith Palm OS word processing application.
Additional details are now available on the Samsung SGH-i505, an upcoming smart phone that runs the Palm OS. This device is expected to be available in Europe some time early[...]
Toshiba e400 offered at eCost for $291 Intellisync expands to phones Fix available for iPaq 2200 grips Bargain Clie T-series metal cases
When the original Dell Axim X5 debuted about 11 months ago, it stuck new price points and won supporters and detractors the world over. Love it or hate it, Dell's[...]
There is nothing more important than having a pen when you need it. Sometimes you need to sign a receipt, or you might need a pen to give to someone[...]
Though PalmSource's CEO mentioned earlier this week that his company is in talks with Sony Ericsson, the European mobile phone maker says it is committed to the Symbian OS.
Dataviz has released Passwords Plus for Pocket PC, an application designed to keep personal data such as credit card numbers and passwords safe and secure.
Despite recent reports of Bluetooth's untimely death, this short-range wireless networking standard is alive and well. In fact, it's actually thriving
SplashData has released SplashPhoto 4.0, which now includes a conduit and desktop application that allows users of Macintosh computers to view and organize their digital photos.
MDM has released a memory card that gives both Palm OS and Pocket PC users access to one thousand crossword puzzles and three challenging word games.
These two companies will work together to allow users to enjoy music, images, videos, and other Sony Music Entertainment content on Intel-based handhelds and mobile phones.
A new version of Web Pro brings a better browsing experience to Palm's latest handheld, including a speed increase and support for frames.
Kinoma 2 with support for streaming video New smartphone from LG Cases for T3, Clie UX
Possibly bringing to a close the controversy over the resolution of the upcoming e805 from Toshiba, an Asian web site has leaked some pictures that show this Pocket PC will[...]
A major bug in Palm's latest high-end handheld has been identified and patch is now available.
Ian Giblin is a senior contributing editor to bargainPDA for all things Linux. In this latest review Ian brings an in depth look at the YOPY YP-3700, Ian informs[...]
ViewSonic has released an SDIO card that allows the V36 and V37 to connect to 802.11b wireless networks.
PocketHTML.Net allows users to edit HTML on their Pocket PC devices.
A new Windows desktop application captures streaming audio and video content in a format that can be played back on a Pocket PC.
According to a Handspring spokesperson, there is no basis for the rumors that the GSM/GPRS version of the Treo 600 smart phone has been delayed by several months.
The P900 will be smaller, faster, and offer other improvements over its predecessor, Sony Ericsson's P800, which came out early last year.
It seems there was a ton of excitement surrounding the Sony Ericsson P800 many months ago, but it never was picked up in the by a carrier, even after T-Mobile[...]
We first heard of the Samsung SCH-i600 nearly a year ago, yes it's been that long! Well, finally it's going to see the light of day, on the Verizon network.
Though somewhat delayed, Hagiwara Sys-Com said today that its Memory Stick Wireless LAN card will be available in the next few weeks.
The Motorola MPx200 is now available nationwide from AT&T Wireless, making it the first handset running Microsoft's Smartphone 2002 to be widely available in this country.
SoftMaker is looking for feedback on whether to create versions of its word processor and spreadsheet application for additional platforms.
A new update for the Axim X5 Advance fixes a Pocket Internet Explorer bug, improves infrared performance, reduces start-up time, and makes a variety of other improvements.
The new Sony Ericsson Application Shop Client allows users of some smart phones to search for, download, and purchase Symbian software wirelessly from their phones.
Pocket PC Techs is now doing screen repairs for several recent iPAQ models, plus it has quite a few new accessories for a variety of handhelds..
Web browser update for T3 New Handmark releases for Smartphone Alledged photos of e800 with VGA screen New accessories from Styrite USA BargainPDA Slashdotted
It's been a long time coming but consumers in the U.S. can now purchase and use a Microsoft Smart Phone from AT&T Wireless in the form of the Motorola MPx200.[...]
The CTIA Wireless I.T. and Entertainment 2003 trade show was held in Las Vegas this week and Brighthand's Steve Bush brings us his report from the show.
Brighthand's founder Steve Bush sits down with Mike Wehrs, Director of Technology & Standards for Microsoft's Mobility Division, and talks about where the Smartphone platform has been for the past[...]
Our own Barry Doyle is patrolling the floor at the CTIA/Pocket PC Summit in Las Vegas. The doors open today at 11am local time and we expect him to file[...]
There has been a good deal of frustration with Verizon surrounding the fact that most major carriers are, or are going to, support the Treo 600. To encourage Verizon to[...]
Hello all. Just wanted to give you the scoop on the "World's Largest Mobile Data Event".
Toshiba has announced two new handhelds, one of which breaks new ground for the Pocket PC platform by including a 480 by 640 pixel (VGA) screen.
Reportedly, Sharp's next Zaurus will have a VGA screen and Wi-Fi, plus Bluetooth and an integrated keyboard. It is expected to be released in the U.S. early next year.
More than just a simple data device, the Pocket PC e400 Series features smart hands-free applications including text-to-speech and voice commands to launch applications for greater productivity while on-the-go. Powered[...]
Pics, specs of Toshiba e400 and e800 PocketPCs Windows Mobile user group tour Thunderhawk update and Smartphone alpha Tungsten E leather cases
Toshiba, who has come under fire for hardware problems with their latest efforts, has officially announced their new line of PDAs with the 800 series featuring a 4" screen and[...]
Attractively designed in a dark blue casing and featuring an easy-to-use user interface, the Toshiba Pocket PC e800/805 is a robust PDA providing 128MB of storage capacity (with additional 32MB[...]
The Sony Ericsson P900 is a triple band mobile phone, an MP3 audio and MPEG4 video player, an advanced handheld device and a mobile video and digital camera. Wherever you[...]
The Zaurus User Group has posted a brief article by offroadgeek, showing pictures of a prototype SL-6000 with suggestions that the real device will ship in January 2004. This Zaurus[...]
Brighthand founder Steve Bush gets some hands-on time with the upcoming Power Handheld Reference Design from bSquare.
This year's winners have been announced for the Pocket PC Magazine Best Software Awards. These were created to honor the best software available for the platform.
Brighthand's Steve Bush gets close (but not close enough) to the upcoming Voq Smartphone from Sierra Wireless.
MultiIE version 3.0 available PocketPCReviews.net covers Rikaline BT GPS Project Gutenberg celebrates 10,000 free books
Take a look at pictures from my rounds at the "World's Largest Mobile Data Event" in Las Vegas, including a side by side shot of the new HP iPAQ's.
Billed as the World's Largest Mobile Data Event, CTIA is proof that the era of convergent devices is upon us. Brighthand's Steve Bush brings us the latest news from the[...]
Several companies have recently put cases on the market for new Palm OS handhelds, including the Tungsten T3 and Clie UX series.
Three new free ebooks are available to users of Microsoft Reader as part of a twenty-week promotion.
Corsoft's Plug2Net is an accessory/software combination that allows users of any Palm OS device to have Internet access, even if the device is not wireless-capable.
One of Palm's latest accessory offerings is a keyboard that uses infrared to communicate with a handheld, which means it can be used with almost any Palm OS model. Brighthand's[...]
CNET has posted two videos featuring these new units from HP and SE.
According to information coming out of a Microsoft developers conference, future versions of Windows Mobile for both Pocket PC and Smartphone are going to offer significantly higher screen resolutions.
Stockholders have approved the merger of Palm and Handspring, and they have also agreed to allow PalmSource to become a separate company.
According to IDC, the worldwide market for handheld devices grew last quarter, largely due to the introduction of several new iPAQ models by Hewlett-Packard.
A new edition of the Visual QuickStart Guide for Palm Organizers has just been released by Peachpit Press.
WM Recorder is a really cool software program that I started playing with last week. I don't know about the rest of you, but I've often in the past[...]
Socket markets Bluetooth serial adapter PocketPC Mag Best Software Awards 2003 Whitney Lubean ending iPaq sleeve production Vaja leather case for Treo 600
ProClip, out of Detroit, is now reselling the SysOn GPS CF Plus made by SysOnChip out of Korea. The unit is very small and features a low power consumption radio.
According to Handango, who let the cat out of the bag about a month early, "Voice Command will let Pocket PC users perform all basic functions--such as accessing calendar and[...]
The Sony CLIE TJ35 Handheld is the latest evolution in Sony s compact PDA line and is a solid offering for its $219 list price with Sony s rebate. [...]
Missing Sync for Internet Sharing and AvantGo allows users of supported Palm OS handhelds to share an Internet connection with their Macintosh computer and update AvantGo content.
They said it couldn't be done. That creating a pocketable, multimedia-capable handheld with a magnificent color screen, fast processor and, heaven forbid, two forms of wireless was an impossibility --[...]
In addition to increasing the screen resolutions available on Windows Mobile, Microsoft is going to add a version of DirectX, support for location-based services, and a new method for storing[...]
An operating system upgrades is coming for T-Mobile's wireless handheld running the Pocket PC Phone Edition. Plus, HP has released a Windows Mobile upgrade for the iPAQ h3870.
PalmGear has announced the winners of its Consumer's Choice Awards. There are seven categories, including Developer of the Year, Best Overall Application, and Best New Concept.
Fujitsu Siemens has just announced the Pocket Loox 610 series. This includes a model with both Wi-Fi (802.11b) and Bluetooth, and a second with just Bluetooth. Both will have CompactFlash[...]
Tonight I attended a Windows Mobile User Group Tour in New York City. A group of product managers from Microsoft are currently touring the U.S. and Canada to present[...]
The integrated Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC and mobile handset is the ultimate mobile PDA for both consumer and business customers, offering a host of advancements over its predecessor – the[...]
Despite some speculation that Sony might drop its Clie line, a Sony executive has said his company is committed to releasing handhelds running Palm OS 6.
Seidio is holding a contest looking for some new ideas from inventors that could potentially be put into production.
pdaPhoneHome hosts giveaway of Treo 600 and accessories PalmSource spinoff complete PDA Avenue site shut down
TipTop is one of the latest and most addictive titles that Astraware has released. Most people that have played games released by Astraware notice the same theme: excellent graphics, stimulating[...]
If you have to wrap up your iPAQ here s another fine case from InnoPocket that s compatible with HP s h1910/h1930/h1935/h1915/h1940/h1945. In matters of fashion and style less[...]
Brighthand's Editor-in-Chief predicts there will be a good number of handhelds introduced next year with 640-by-480 pixel screens, which will include both Pocket PC and Palm OS models. However, this[...]
Antelope Technologies is going to release in just a few days the MCC, a single computer core that can be used in a handheld and a desktop.
AppForge has released two applications for developers. Crossfire is a mobile and wireless application development environment for Visual Studio .NET 2003 and the .NET platform. And the latest version of[...]
The Bluetooth SIG says that it has reached a milestone that shows acceptance is growing at a steady rate for this short-range wireless networking standard.
Dell will eventually release a version of its Axim X3i that offers both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The current one has only Wi-Fi.
The first review of O2's new XDA II has been posted so it seemed appropriate to update the specs and provide a quick overview of this PDA/phone that will surely[...]
Buyers of Dell's X3i Pocket PC have noted there is a Bluetooth logo imprinted on the antenna. We now know why this is the case and have information regarding the[...]