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SmartPhone Articles for December of 2003Below are the 144 SmartPhone articles for December of 2003
After years touting the advantage of two-piece wireless data solutions, Brighthand founder Steve Bush now says he's found a single device that fits his needs...and it's a Smartphone.
According to rumor, Legend Group is preparing to release in China the Lenovo P300, a mid-range model which will run Palm OS 5.
Some Axim X3is shipped for $79 Veo Traveler SDIO camera gets upgrade Loox 610BT/WLAN reviewed by FirstLoox Astraware TacTic available free
According to extensive research by ABI-Technology Market Research, PDA s that incorporate wireless functionality will replace most of the existing consumer s current units over the next three years.
TealAlias is a simple program that helps you set up little launcher programs to point to the programs or files on your expansion card that you want to use. These[...]
Moonlight Technologies is now taking pre-orders for a leather case for the Axim X3 series, and Belkin has also announced a selection of accessories for these new Pocket PCs.
Hagiwara Sys-Com said today that its much-anticipated Wi-Fi card that uses the Memory Stick format won't be available until March. This peripheral had been expected to debut yesterday.
Reportedly, T-Mobile is having problems with the Treo 600 which it expects to have ironed out shortly.
If you have a Pocket PC PDA there's a good chance you've used it to listen to some of your favorite music. And why not, the quality of music when[...]
In a quest to finally get rid of my wallet and only carry a PDA case, Proporta has done it. The only problem I had was that sometimes when[...]
Handmark has released the Official Trivial Pursuit Handheld Edition for Palm OS and Windows Mobile devices.
AmbiCom is now offering the AmbiCon Radio FM-CF, a Type I Compact Flash card peripheral for Pocket PC handheld devices.
The market research firm IDC has released a study in which it breaks mobile users into four distinct categories: the Mobile Elite, Minimalists, Voice and Text Fanatics, and Display Mavens.
According to a leaked document, Motorola may be planning to release a digital camera for its MPx200 smart phone.
After dropping anywhere from one to several hundred dollars on a new PDA, the last thing you may want to consider is to spend even more money. When it comes[...]
Sony has made a good habit of pushing the limits with their high-end PDAs. The Sony Clie UX50 is no different, marking the first time a Sony Clie has included[...]
eWord is the first application for the BlackBerry platform that can create and edit Microsoft Word documents.
Because buying handheld-related items can be very intimidating for those who aren't handheld users themselves, Brighthand has put together some suggestions for gifts that are good for any handheld user,[...]
A variety of new cases are available from Innopocket and Covertec. This includes cases for the recently released palmOne Tungsten E and Samsung's SPH-i500 smart phone.
BSQUARE Corporation announced today that Vodafone is the first wireless operator to offer its line of Power Handheld devices. These are expected to be available in the U.S. next year.
Palm vs. PocketPC: Creativity vs. Compatibility CompactFlash radio from Ambicom Axim X3 case roundup Card games by Red Mercury
bSQUARE has been working on what I think is a great design for a PDA. We saw it in person almost a year ago at the 2003 CES. They've finally[...]
Belkin has announced a new Bluetooth GPS unit compatible with Pocket PC and Windows devices. The market must be larger than I though, with units from HP and Socket already[...]
Amazon.com is currently offering Motorola's new MPx200 smart phone for free after a number of rebates available to those starting a new wireless service account with AT&T.
The 1.3 Megapixel Camera Card SDIO accessory announced by palmOne in September has been delayed and is not expected to be available until mid-January. It was originally expected to be[...]
Belkin will begin offering a Bluetooth GPS Receiver in the middle of next month. This will work with Pocket PCs and cost $300.
AximCases and AximSite give away 6 Axim cases Motorola MPx200 smartphone for FREE with activation Sync/charge cables for $11 shipped
PhatWare has released CalliGrapher 7 handwriting recognition software. This supports Pocket PC 2000, 2002, and Windows Mobile 2003 devices.
The first version of iShop has been designed to provide shopping assistance for books via wireless networking with Amazon.com's Web Services
50% off select Astraware games in December Pocket Highscores, now with Jawbreaker support $5 off $35 coupon for Handango
No matter your age you will have fun and be challenged with this very addictive puzzle type game. This game holds your attention and entices you to play just a[...]
With the holidays coming up, many gadget geeks will have memory for his or her devices on their list. Here are the currest best deals for each form factor. Hurry[...]
Rumors are already circulating about a replacement for Motorola's MPx200 smart phone. The new version will supposedly offer some significant improvements.
If you thought the free MPx200 at Amazon was too good to be true, it was, sort of. It seems AT&T wants to clear out the old models quickly, as[...]
The Lenovo P100 and P300 are the first to run Palm OS 5 Simplified Chinese Edition.
In its December 15 issue, BusinessWeek named the palmOne Treo 600 as one of the Best Product of 2003.
palmOne has reached a tentative settlement for a class-action lawsuit brought over HotSync problems with its m500 series.
Foundertech is going to release products running the Palm OS in China. Its first model is expected to debut next May.
Though the Palm OS doesn't dominate worldwide sales of handhelds the way it used to, it still has the lion's share of the U.S. retail market.
Snapperfish has released SnapperMail 1.9, which adds several new features, including support for the 320-by-480 pixel screens on many Palm OS models.
Asus A620 bundles from PROPortable Update on Axim X3i story Coupon for 15% off JAVOedge accessories PocketMac Backup utility
The Toshiba e805 / e800 Pocket PC is the latest high-end PDA release from Toshiba. This PDA is packed with great features. It's a highly recommended buy, but[...]
The "official version" of this classic virtually known to game fans of all ages and walks of life is now available for your PDA!
ACCESS has announced that its NetFront 3.1 browser software will be available to Pocket PC handhelds in a few weeks.
Intellisync: goAnywhere allows users with Web-enabled handhelds or smart phones to remotely access files and other data on their home or work PC.
Research in Motion has confirmed that it is working on a version of its BlackBerry smart phone that will include Wi-Fi wireless networking.
Syware has just annouced Visual CE Version 8, application development software for database and forms development on Microsoft Windows Mobile and Pocket PC handheld devices.
Shattered Worlds: Space Combat is a 3D space-themed shooter that allows handheld device owners to play through the story of a war between the Inner Planet Alliance and the Outer[...]
Think Outside has pre-announced its Stowaway Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard, an upcoming Bluetooth-enabled Stowaway keyboard for use with compatible smart phones and handhelds.
Free memory card, Office software for MPx200 buyers Extended batteries for iPaq 4150/4155 USB Host CompactFlash card coming Feb 2004 New embedded Bluetooth Class 1 module
We told you a few weeks back these were coming and today the announcement from Think Outside makes them real, Bluetooth PDA keyboards are almost here.
ProClip USA, which sells an extensive line of automotive mounting hardware for PDAs, cellphones etc., is now carrying GPS receivers and accessories by SysOnChip. I recently tested the CF[...]
Microsoft and AT&T have launched the Windows Mobile Start Service for AT&T Wireless customers with Motorola MPx200 phones.
PocketMac Theme Creator is the first application that allows Mac users to create Pocket PC themes.
iambic Software has released a new version of its scheduling and contact management tool for the Palm OS.
The HP iPAQ h4355 and the HP iPAQ h1945 The HP iPAQ h4355 and the Sony Clie NX80V The HP iPAQ h4355, the Dell Axim X3i, and the[...]
Screen Brightness of the HP iPAQ h4355 and the HP iPAQ h1945 Screen Brightness of the HP iPAQ h4355 and the Dell Axim X3i
PopCap Games and Astraware have done an excellent job in bringing handheld owners everywhere games that give them a great bang for the buck. This game just makes that buck[...]
"SanDisk has been shipping its SD Wi-Fi card for several months now and many people have wondered about whether we would have drivers for the Palm OS. As you may[...]
HP's latest high-end Pocket PC is an excellent device for accessing the Internet from anywhere while being easy to carry everywhere.
Beiks has developed a version of its dictionary reader application for Windows powered smart phones.
The SolarExpress PDA expansion card features two ports for attaching full-size USB keyboards, mini flash hard drives, USB keyboards, and other peripherals.
SanDisk has given the reasons why the release of a Palm OS driver for its Wi-Fi SD card has been repeatedly delayed and tells when people can expect this to[...]
SyChip has revealed plans to create SD cards that offer more than one function. One will have both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, while another will have Wi-Fi and some memory.
Two more Bluetooth keyboards coming 2004 Buy SPB software, get themes, game, and coupon Slew of software updates and releases Palm settles class-action suit
DS International, supplier of high-quality leather, aluminum and holster cases are offering BargainPDA readers 20% off until the 1st of the year!
Full cells are a hot topic when it comes to preserving the Earth. But they're not just for ecological activists. Hitachi is promising a fuel cell powered PDA by 2005.
Fuel cells are seen as a potential replacement for batteries, as they can power electronic devices much longer than batteries can. But currently these are too large to be included[...]
Though most Sony models have a small removable panel which can allow access to the battery, the company urges customers to not open this themselves for any reason.
Texas Instruments' OMAP1710 processor offers up to a 40% improvement in performance while consuming as little as half the power of TI's current processors.
Microsoft's smartphone platform has just recently come to fruition in the US with the release of Motorola's MPx200 and Samsung's i600. Walt Mossberg has tested both and doesn't like the[...]
Today palmOne announced a $50 price cut on the Zire 71, taking the MSRP to $250. They also promoted a current $100 rebate on the Tungsten C, effectively lowering the[...]
If you've been looking for the perfect gift for someone without a PDA, or perhaps a monochrome unit who needs an upgrade, here's a fantastic deal on a Sony Clie[...]
Since its release, users have been complaining of issues with the backlight in the TJ35. Today Sony issued a recall to fix the problem.
palmOne offers new mini-cradle TI debuts new OMAP processor; less power, more performance Free holiday-themed games from ClickGamer and WebAttack
PrintBoy now offers support for the latest version of Dataviz's Documents To Go, as well as other improvements.
Sony has issued a recall for one of its most recent handhelds, the Clie TJ35, because the backlight on some of the units of this model have a tendency to[...]
The Zire 71, which debuted last spring, has had its first price cut. This Palm OS 5 model is now available for $50 less.
A versatile PDA, the E-TEN Pocket PC P300 delivers wireless capabilities, increased multimedia and the entertainment features of the new Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC Phone Edition[...]
palmOne and IBM today announced that developers will be given the ability to deploy Java applications on the Treo 600 smartphone and Tungsten line of handhelds. This should be[...]
A document has been found that all but proves the existence of the Motorola MPx220, which will be the replacement for the company's MPx200.
The Mini USB cradle is now available from the palmOne online store.
EOps Technology has announced the world's first TV Tuner CompactFlash card which is compatible with Pocket PC 2002 and Windows Mobile 2003 handhelds.
This iPAQ has a 3.5 inch transflective display with 65,000 colors, an integrated VGA camera, SDIO slot, a removable 1800mAH Lithium Ion battery, 64MB RAM/64MB ROM, Bluetooth, WLAN 802.11b, and[...]
Addit is a free application from palmOne designed to help users of Palm OS devices try and buy new software, directly on their handheld.
A web store is trying to take advantage of people's anticipation for the iPAQ h6000 series by already taking pre-orders for this device, even though it hasn't been announced by[...]
Ok, so the HP iPAQ h6000 series isn't due out until late 1Q 2004 at the earliest, we don't know exactly what it looks like and the FCC hasn't approved[...]
Sony has been great for PDA owners for one primary reason; they push the limits of the operating system and hardware to create great devices. This time they've innovated with[...]
palmOne has released a developer preview of the Java 2 Micro Edition Toolkit for Treo 600 smart phones and Tungsten handhelds in the IBM WebSphere Micro Environment Toolkit. A preview[...]
According to a report coming out of Asia, Motorola plans to release next year three Windows Mobile smart phones.
Pocket PC Techs has just begun offering to upgrade the HP iPAQ h4155 or h4355 to 128 MB of RAM. This costs $129.
Handango stats for Q3 JAVOedge offers clear cases Middle East PDA summit coverage New Astraware game
According to the Chinese language newspaper the Commercial Times, Motorola has ordered three new Microsoft Smartphones from Taiwan for its 2004 product lineup to follow-up on this years release of[...]
Many people buy PDAs for PIM, personal information management. Others pick them up for gaming or specialized professional needs. PalmSource has launched a resource for everyone, designed to help you[...]
Amazon.com and T-Mobile are offering so many rebates on the version of the Sidekick smart phone with a color screen that they are paying customers to buy it.
Watches using Microsoft's SPOT technology that are capable of displaying information they receive wirelessly will be available next month.
Palm Digital Media is giving away a different free ebook every day until Christmas Eve.
A survey shows that doctors can benefit greatly by using a handheld as part of their practice, including reducing the number of medical errors they make.
Inventors and scientists are always working on handheld-related research, and Brighthand is comitted to keeping its readers informed about technologies in development that could significantly impact handhelds in the future.[...]
Mars Needs Cows is a fun, simple game to take up time anywhere you are the slightest bit bored. Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to capture animals[...]
PocketPCTechs give 4150 128 MB internal memory VGA 'dead zone' fixed; high-res themes CompactFlash TV tuner for PocketPC Free ebooks from Palm
Adobe Systems Incorporated today opened the Adobe Digital Media Store, an online retail site that offers a wide variety of content in PDF format, including books, magazines, and newspapers.
This is the first time palmOne has reported financial results since it acquired Handspring and spun off PalmSource.
InnoPocket is now taking pre-orders for its HP iPAQ 4100 series aluminum hard case, while Javoedge is taking pre-orders for an HP iPAQ h2200 series ClearCase.
If you still need a great Holiday gift, you might consider the palmOne Zire. Stock will not last long, so act quickly.
LG Electronics is releasing in Korea the LG-SC8000, a surprisingly small cellular-wireless Pocket PC with a built-in camera and a slide-out keypad.
PalmSource and Research in Motion are working together on a wireless Palm OS email application expected to be available in the second half of 2004.
palmOne quarterly report with profit/loss PalmSource, RIM parter to connect Palms & Blackberries Linux-based smartphone in Asia Updated TomTom Navigator maps
HP's PR agency sent us an email overnight disputing the validity of this article. It seems HP will not be pulling out of India entirely. Here's their official statement on[...]
The SecureDigital format has passed CompactFlash cards to take the top position in market share among memory cards.
Decuma has just announced its new OnSpot Handwriting Recognition Software for Pocket PC and Palm OS 5 devices.
Passwords, pin numbers, Web site logins, user names. As businesses switch to Web-based customer service and people conduct more banking and bill-paying electronically, the amount of personal information that must[...]
Ok, I know that all of us at some point played this game when we were younger (probably sometime during the 1980s while watching the beginnings of MTV or a[...]
This Pocket PC has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless networking plus SD and CompactFlash card slots.
According to a PC World survey, users of Palm OS handhelds are a bit more satisfied with their devices than Pocket PC owners.
Dell Axim X5 Basic discontinued Fitaly keyboard for Tungsten T|3 iPaq 4150 and Treo cases KeySuite supports HighRes+
PCWorld has published a report that will likely cause PPC fans some heartache. This latest salvo in the Palm vs. PPC fight is a must read.
About a year ago, Microsoft started touting their new
PalmSource's revenues increased last quarter, but it wasn't enough to make the company profitable.
The Sony Erricsson T608, the first CDMA mobile phone with Bluetooth, is available in limited quantities from Sprint PCS.
So, who is Jack? Jack is a small person who is trapped in a dungeon filled with snakes, dancing Egyptians, and even R2D2. More importantly, he is the main character[...]
Christmas Day is almost here. While spending time with family and friends is the best way to celebrate, you can also have some holiday fun with your handheld.
RIM's revenues more than doubled when compared with the same quarter last year, and the company says it expects to be even more profitable during the next two quarters.
A picture is now available that may give the first look at an upcoming Windows powered smart phone from Motorola.
Almost two weeks ago, a Chinese newspaper broke the news that Compal had won a contract to product this new MS Smartphone for Motorola. A picutre has leaked now that[...]
Research In Motion (RIM) is a Canadian company that sells the popular Blackberry devices, best known for their push email capabilities. On Tuesday RIMs stock jumped $23 as they[...]
Asus PocketPC with BT/WiFi/CF/SD coming in January New Years sales on Astraware and iNDUSTRY games Vodafone puts Smartphone on hiatus
While at COMDEX in November we couldn't help but be amazed at the offerings from the South Korean vendors. South Korea seems to be 2-years ahead of the game[...]
Brighthand's Editor-in-Chief has taken a look back at the handheld and smart phones markets during the previous twelve months, and found some interesting trends.
Despite the fact that Apple executives have said several times that their company won't be making a handheld, rumors persist. Now there is one that says Apple has put together[...]
The MPx100 will run on Windows Mobile Smartphone 2003 Edition. You can see that the design is a typical candy bar look. With Windows Mobile Outlook built in you can[...]
New SmartPhone device from Motorola to include built-in camera and Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Tri-band GSM/GPRS.
Every few months it becomes popular to find a small piece of evidence that supports the imminent release of an Apple PDA and blow it way out of proportion. Such[...]
PPX For Pocket PC allows users to create a custom interface instead of using the normal, stock, Pocket PC interface.
Recently there was word that ASUS will release the MyPal A716 Pocket PC in the U.S. in the near future. Today, however, comes the news directly from ASUS that this[...]
Sony is going to release in a few months the first handheld to use a new type of display, one that has several advantages over current LCDs.
Online retailers are currently offering a variety of handheld- and smartphone-related products at low prices.
An updated version has been released of a system hack that allows all applications to run in VGA mode on the new Toshiba e805. ResFix 2.0 adds landscape support.
Asus A716 release moved to Febuary ResFix version 2.0 available; adds landscape New Sony Clies to use OLED display tech
The Toshiba e400 /e405 is the latest mid-range PDA release from Toshiba. This PDA line replaces the e300 line of Toshiba handhelds, and thankfully the refreshing midnight blue redesign[...]