December 2005 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for December 2005. If you are looking for an article on a particular day or on a particular topic, you can use the menu on the right to narrow your search

SmartPhone Articles for December of 2005

Below are the 84 SmartPhone articles for December of 2005

Astraware Releases Update to its Award-Winning Astraware Sudoku Game

The latest version of Astraware Sudoku allows users to download the Puzzle of the Day over the air using connected devices.

Palm LifeDrive Update 2.0 Released

Palm has released a significant update to the LifeDrive. The most important changes include improved WiFi performance, better audio quality during MP3 playback, faster page rendering in the web browser[...]

Palm Releases LifeDrive System Update

Palm has posted on its web site a highly-anticipated ROM update for its LifeDrive mobile manager. This makes a number of improvements to the device, including enhancing its WiFi functionality[...]

AutoSync 1.1 Released

AutoSync makes Palm OS handhelds synchronize in a manner similar to the way Pocket PCs do. The handheld begins to synchronize automatically as soon as it is docked.

PDA News – Opera Mobile, Flexible Displays, PDA With TV

Opera Mobile to make debut in January Samsung shows flexible 7" display Korean PocketPC with built-in TV

Palm Treo 700w Manual Posted

The FCC has published the manual and a few other goodies regarding the Palm Treo 700w due out on Verizon at the end of this month, or early next year.[...]

VITO Voice2Go Updated for Windows Mobile 5.0

VITO Technology announces a major update of its favorite voice controlling application VITO Voice2Go. The recently released program has already become very popular on the market and now is concentrated[...]

Treo 700w Appears on Verizon Site (Updated)

Verizon has posted an ad for Palm's first Windows Mobile smartphone on its web site, confirming that this device will be called the Treo 700w.

TV Guide Mobile Launched

TV Guide Mobile is a new television listings and content service for Palm OS and Windows Mobile.

Ok, So I Have a Wireless PDA, What Do I Do Next?

Here at BargainPDA, we have a really great tradition in our forums of helping people who are looking to purchase a PDA either for the first time, or to get[...]

Blue Nomad Introduces Nomad Security Suite for Palm OS

Blue Nomad has released the Nomad Security Suite, a collection of security related applications for Palm OS handhelds and smartphones.

Street Duel: Underground Racing Half Price Xmas Promotion

Street Duel: Underground Racing is a 3D driving game based on the dark street racing subculture.

Verizon Posts Palm Treo 700w Notification Page

Verizon has posted a page that will let you sign up for a notification as soon as you can order the Treo 700w. Palm told us they expect a formal[...]

Wine Enthusiast Guide 2.0 Now Shipping with Over 34,000 Wines

The latest version of Wine Enthusiast Guide now contains every wine reviewed by Wine Enthusiast, enhanced cellar management tools, expanded vintage charts, wine tutorials, and a 1,400-term glossary.

Cingular Launches High-Speed HSDPA Service in U.S.

Cingular Wireless has officially begun offering service on its fastest cellular wireless network yet.

Official Office Viewing Apps Coming to Windows Mobile Smartphone

Microsoft representatives have just announced that their company will release applications that will allow Windows Mobile Smartphone users to view Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on their devices.

PDA News – Windows Mobile 5 update, iPaq rebrand, Cingular smartphones

Adaptation Kit Update 2 for Windows Mobile 5 HP to rebrand iPaq hw6700 as hw6900? Cingular close to releasing Faraday, Wizard

New Survey Gives Updated Picture of Pocket PC Users

Spb Software House has announced the results of its second annual global survey of Pocket PC users.

HP iPAQ hw6515 Mobile Messenger First Thoughts

Despite being introduced towards the beginning of 2005 and available in Europe for several months, the HP iPAQ hw6515 has just recently been rolled out in the US on Cingular's[...]

PDA News – PocketPC statistics, Palm rumors, Mobile WiMax

Spb surver results illuminate PocketPC usage Rumor: Palm to launch Linux-based smartphones IEEE approves mobile WiMax standard

Download Popular Ringtones for Your BlackBerry

Handango has unveiled Ringphonic, a robust ringtone jukebox for BlackBerry devices.

Treo 650 Named Best Converged Device by Strategy Analytics

According to a global research and consulting company, the Palm Treo 650 is the highest-rated converged device in the United States.

First Version of Motorola Q Will Be CDMA

A representative for Motorola has announced that the first version of his company's upcoming, highly-anticipated smartphone will be CDMA, not GSM/GPRS.

PDA News – “Photon” glimpse, Gartner says no Blackberries, Cutting-edge Loox

First hint of next generation Windows Mobile OS Gartner: Stop deploying Blackberries Loox N560 to include VGA, 802.11g, kitchen sink

HP iPAQ hw4500 Smart Phone (Picture)

It's a rumor at this point, but the pictures make it look pretty real. Whether or not HP intends to release this smartphone is another issue. The HP iPAQ hw4500[...]

Slingbox for Windows Mobile in Development

Soon Windows Mobile users will be able to watch everything they could on their home TV... but on their handheld or smartphone.

A Glimpse Into the Future of Windows Mobile

Microsoft has given the world a very brief overview of its plans for future versions of the Windows Mobile platform.

HP’s First Windows Mobile Smartphone May Be Nearing Release

According to an unconfirmed report, HP's first device running Windows Mobile for Smartphone may be coming soon.’s Christmas and New Years Sale – 15 Percent Off

JAVOedge is offering 15 percent off any purchase their cases, cables and other peripherals during this holiday season.

Review – Sprint PPC-6700 PocketPC Phone

It seems to be the current vogue that every new smartphone gets 15 minutes of being called a "Treo killer." But for the PPC 6700, is this overenthusiastic hype or[...]

MiTAC Makes the Mio A201 Official

MiTAC has unveiled the Mio A201, its latest GPS-enabled Pocket PC.

Palm CEO Says the Future of Mobile Devices Is Bound to the Internet

The New York Times has published an extensive interview with Palm's CEO. In it, he talks about the future of the Palm OS and handhelds and smartphones in general.

Pockster Software Releases TerrasatPix USA

TerrasatPix USA lets Pocket PC users view images of locations in the United States.

Mobile WiMax Approved by IEEE

An IEEE committee has given its approval to an emerging wireless networking standard that is expected to compete with 3G and 4G cellular wireless networks.

Cingular 2125 Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone Available Now

The Cingular 2125 Smartphone is now available for $199 after 2-year contract. The 2125 is the first Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone and brings a host of features to the tablet[...]

AT&T 2125 Smartphone

The 2125 is the first Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone and brings a host of features to the tablet including Bluetooth, 1.3 megapixel camera, EDGE, and quad-band GSM.

Take Home a Pocket Full of Chuzzles Today

Astraware and PopCap have released a new game starring Chuzzles, googly-eyed little balls of fur.

Brighthand’s First Impressions of the Motorola Q

Brighthand's Editor-in-Chief recently had an opportunity to spend a bit of time with a highly-anticipated smartphone, the Motorola Q.

Cingular Launches Windows Mobile-Powered Smartphone

Cingular Wireless is now offering the 2125, a new Windows Mobile Smartphone with a QVGA screen and Bluetooth.

Brighthand’s First Impressions of the Motorola Q — Part II

This is Part II of this review. Part I should be read first. Email Focus One of the best parts of the Motorola Q is its built-in keyboard. This will[...]

Ringo Mobile Now Available for Pocket PC

Electric Pocket has launched a Pocket PC Phone Edition version of its application that lets users customize their phones with personal ringtones and SMS tones.

Brighthand Reviews Socket’s Mobile Power Pack

Ed Hardy takes a look at a battery pack that can recharge a handheld or smartphone when the user is away from electrical sockets.

Palm Appoints Roy Bedlow as Vice President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Roy Bedlow previously was director of Palm EMEA's Wireless Business Unit, responsible for the Treo family of smartphones and alliances with leading operators throughout Europe.

Plazmoids! — Space Arcade Game from Intorine

Plazmoids! is a space shooting game for Palm OS with 3D-style graphics with animation, quality sound effects, and addictive techno music.

Remo Makes Mobile Phones into PDAs

Remo is a software application that provides access to email, contacts, and calendar data on standard mobile phones.

Zagat Restaurant Guide Released for BlackBerry

Zagat Survey has launched ZAGAT TO GO a BlackBerry version of the company's restaurant and nightlife guide.

Visto Accuses Microsoft of Patent Infringement

Visto has just filed suit, claiming that Microsoft's mobile email system violates three patents Visto has held for almost ten years.

ThunderHawk Browser Comes to S60

Bitstream has released a version of its ThunderHawk web browser for smartphones running Nokia's S60.

When PR Departments Attack!

The purpose of a Public Relations department is to provide a positive public face for a company or a product. So why is it that some PR departments do everything[...]

Motorola Q Coming to Verizon

An FCC document makes it clear that Verizon will be the first wireless carrier to offer Motorola's upcoming smartphone.

cPC Will Be Both a Laptop and a Handheld (Updated)

An upcoming device from DualCor Technologies will run both Windows Mobile and Windows XP. Update: A great deal of new information, as well as a much better picture, have emerged[...]

Treo 700w Will Be Released in January

The online handheld software retailer Handango has leaked the approximate release date for the first Windows Mobile Treo.

Google Introduces Mobile Version of Gmail

Google has launched a mobile version of its Web-based email service.

Give Me Integration Not another Application

I have a friend who is an application developer and is looking to purchase his first PDA. And while most would send him off to a lower-priced or recently outdated[...]

PDA News – Treo rumors, Mobile GMail, Tablet PC smartphone?

Report: Treo 700w to debut during or around CES GMail launches mobile-optimized version DualCor seeks to combine XP tabletPC, WM smartphone Visto sues Microsoft for patent infringement

First Look: Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

So is this a Tablet or PDA? More on that debate in our full review. Our first impression is that this most certainly is a hell of a fun digital[...]

Updated Versions of Skype for Pocket PC in Beta

A pair of new beta versions of Skype for Pocket PC are now available. One of these brings support for handhelds with slower processors.

PalmSource Announces Latest Powered Up Award Winners

These applications have received an award created to celebrate innovation in the Palm OS developer community.

Can Convergence Really Be Our Future?

I have seen a bit of a change, not only in my use of technology, but in everyday use of technology by all people. More than just being connected all[...]

T-Mobile USA Still a Year Away from 3G

T-Mobile USA is still lagging well behind its competitors in offering high-speed wireless service.

Patent Office Likely to Decide Against NTP

Although the Patent Office has not yet declared invalid the five patents held by NTP that are at the heart of its lawsuit against RIM, it has let both companies[...] Treo 650 and Treo TripKit Giveaway Competition is giving away a couple of cool prizes this holiday season. In our goody bag we have the Palm Treo 650, a prize for those that don't have[...]

PDA News – Blackberry War, Treo 700w review, Palm quarterly financials

NYT: USPTO to invalidate NTP patents Pre-release Treo 700w review Palm releases quarterly results T-Mobile still one year away from high-speed

Palm to Roll Out Treo 700w Soon, and Three More Treos in 2006

Palm blew the doors off the barn with a fantastic financial quarter. On their conference call Palm has confirmed the Treo 700w is on time, which means it will likely[...]

Palm Has Yet Another Quarter of Profits, Stellar Growth

During its most recent financial quarter, Palm earned $24.4 million and its revenues went up 18 percent.

Four New Smartphones Coming from Palm Next Year

In addition to the Windows Mobile Treo, Palm's CEO has revealed how many other new Treo models will be announced in 2006. Other sources have also some details on these[...]

Explore the World of Riven on Your Pocket PC

A Pocket PC version of a classic computer game has just been released.

Palm Confirms Treo 700w Name

Palm has given up its charade and confirmed the name rumors had given to its first Windows Mobile smartphone.

Apple Newton Museum Closing Its Doors, Selling Collection

A web site dedicated to the original PDA is shutting down and selling off its collection.

Start Your Own Apple Newton Museum

That's right, now is the time to get in on the exploding Apple Newton Museum business. The Newton Museum is closing its virtual doors and placing their entire collection of[...]

Research In Motion’s Revenues Up Almost Incredibly

During its most recent financial quarter, RIM saw its revenue go up 53 percent from the same period of last year.

Giving to Those When Your Needs Are Met

One of the hallmarks of the holiday season is the idea that this is the best time to give to those who are not as well off or who have[...]

Super Deluxe Theme Pack Has Been Released

Simbsoft new Super Deluxe Theme Pack contains more than 500 Today Screen themes.

Price for Treo 700w Leaked

One of the most vital facts about Palm's first Windows Mobile smartphone is now available for the first time.

Vote for the Winner of a Palm Treo 650 and Palm Treo TripKit

Last week we finished running a contest for a Treo TripKit and Palm Treo 650 in which we asked what people could do with a Treo 650 to help improve[...]

In Praise of Older Handhelds

Just because new handhelds are out with features that make you drool doesn't mean that your current device should be thrown away.

RelLab Introduces StormLine II: the Deep Fallen

RelLab has released a turn-based strategy game which allows Pocket PC users to control net forces.

HP iPAQ hw6515 Mobile Messenger Review

The HP iPAQ hw6515 Mobile Messenger isn't pushing the boundaries of any technology, but it's a solid device. It's very easy to use, with the thumbstick for one-handed operation. It[...]

Samsung i830 Finally Coming Out

According to rumor, Verizon intends to replace the Samsung i730 with a device that offers both CDMA and GSM/GPRS.

Joker’s Quest II Released

The new Joker's Quest II - Revenge of the Bosses is a funny, action/strategy game for Pocket PCs.

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet – Full Review

The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is a device in a class of its own. It is not a Tablet PC. It is not a PDA. It's not a phone or[...]

Your Planet Needs You – Moonfighter!

Moonfighter is a gravity-based shoot-em-up for both Palm OS and Pocket PC.

Astraware’s Annual Hogmanay Party

To celebrate the Scottish New Year, each day for two weeks Astraware will be offering a different product with at least half off.

OtterBox 1910 Waterproof Case for HP 6500

The Otterbox 1910 is an excellent choice if you need a rugged case for the HP iPAQ 6500 devices. It performed very well in underwater tests and the device is[...]