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SmartPhone Articles for March of 2004Below are the 162 SmartPhone articles for March of 2004
Brighthand's Editor-in-Chief considers what it might mean for the smart phone industry if Nokia takes a controlling stake in the company that owns the Symbian OS.
The price of the palmOne Tungsten T2 has been cut by $50, while Dell's X3i has dropped $30.
Which is better, a built-in battery or a swappable one?
Dual-slot, dual-radio VGA PocketPC coming from Asus E-Pass suit against HP to proceed Windows Mobile 2004 just a service pack?
bargainSpots.com Inc, the parent company of bargainPDA.com, has launched a new site today that focusses on Tablet PC's,
Price cuts are often a response to new units or a harbinger of what's to come. There have been a number of rumors regarding the possible Zire 72 and we[...]
Speculation started at LinuxWorld late January regarding IBM getting back into the PDA business. At the show IBM showed off a prototype they had been working on, with serious intentions[...]
palmOne has released a ROM update for its Tungsten C, while Garmin has put out one for the iQue 3600.
Samsung has announced a new addition to its collection of Palm OS smart phones.
Hitachi has released a system patch for its G1000 cellular-wireless Pocket PC that allows it to use SDIO cards.
SoftMaker has released a free public beta version of PlanMaker for Windows, a Microsoft Excel-compatible spreadsheet application. A Pocket PC version is expected in the coming weeks.
Finally some research that supports my position. Guideline Research has announced the results of a survey that indicates 49% of consumers have no desire for multifunctional devices. Call me a[...]
Fujitsu has one of the best PDAs on the market, the Loox 610. This model includes 128MB RAM, Bluetooth, WiFi, dual expansion slots, user replaceable battery the list goes on.[...]
PalmSource has posted on its web site for developers a preliminary version of the tools needed to create applications for the next version of the Palm OS. It has also[...]
A month or so ago, an unconfirmed report appeared on numerous handheld-related web sites that palmOne was planning to release an updated version of its popular Treo 600 smart phone.[...]
Stylus Central, Covertec, and Sena are offering new cases for a wide variety of handheld models. These companies are also offering other new peripherals, too.
Ameritrade is offering an easy way to pick up a new PDA. Open a new non-IRA account with $10,000 and you qualify for a free palmOne Tungsten T3. The offer[...]
Writing a review of a Sony-Ericsson T68i to PalmOne Tungsten T3 cable has been one of the hardest pieces I have ever written. Firstly, both the devices have Bluetooth, so,[...]
The latest version of the ThunderHawk web browser adds support for a number of recently released Pocket PCs.
iBIZ Technology Corp. says its Virtual Laser Keyboard will begin shipping in a few weeks.
Todd Bradley, President and CEO of palmOne, said this week that his company is open to the idea of making devices with other operating systems besides the Palm OS. However,[...]
Treo 610 rumored for March 12th SDIO driver for G1000 PocketPC phone; Bugfix update for Tungsten|C New cases for X3i, h4100, e800, XDA II Soccer via cell[...]
In Japan s quest to make Narita Airport the most technologically advanced in the world, visitors will be able to rent PDAs that have the ability to translate English voice[...]
As we covered last week, Dell has just launched their Axim X3i with Bluetooth in Europe. Sony is about to launch the TH55 there as well with WiFi and Bluetooth.[...]
Recently announced by Samsung the SGH-i530 will be an upgraded version of the SGH-i500. The SGH-i530 will run Palm OS Garnet 5.2, have 32 MB of RAM and an SD/MMC[...]
The new MyPal A716 from ASUS does just about everything it can to deliver the features high-end handheld buyers want, including dual forms of wireless networking and two different types[...]
This week's gaming roundup features Jumble, Yammy Yammy, and CliFrotz for the Palm OS and MonstroCity and Caribbean Pirates for Pocket PC.
Location-based playlists via GPS New game from Ballshooter; 50% off existing titles "Nothing that would preclude" palmOne from using Windows Mobile
It is always nice to see the classic games brought back into existence. After playing the game (on my now outdated Toshiba e335 Pocket PC), I was sent back[...]
Despite a report that it would only be available in Europe, Dell still plans to release a version of the Axim X3i with Bluetooth in the U.S.
A comparison of Windows Mobile for Pocket PC and Windows Mobile for Smartphone.
I am not a major game player, but WordPop! appealed to me because it has all the elements a PDA game needs to lure my attention away from everything else[...]
One of the its largest shareholders is opposed to Psion's plan to sell its share of Symbian to Nokia.
While the current version of Nokia's gaming smart phone is struggling, a famous game developer says the next generation-model will be much better.
AT&T Wireless is making a significant change to its network that should increase the coverage for many of its customers. However, as part of this process, it is forcing many[...]
There's a petition drive going on in an attempt to get HP to start supporting an accessory that adds GSM/GPRS service to some iPAQ models.
Miss the 80's? Long for bygone days of gaming on your trusty Atari 2600? Have fond recollections of eagerly waiting to add the next arcade game[...]
An online store has included something on its site that indicates that palmOne will soon be releasing a new model.
Calypso Wireless recently began contacting wireless service providers to tell them it has a patent on the idea of roaming between different types of wireless networks.
AT&T to convert system; mobile users affected Emirate 1 features GPS, GSM, Bluetooth Nokia CEO understates N-Gage situation
Introduced to the US market on 10 February 2004, the Sony Clie TJ37 looks to be a solid competitor to the well-established Zire 71 from Palm. With a suggested[...]
It appears that the HP iPAQ h6300 that we saw a few weeks ago may not be real. In an odd twist of fate, the pictures we saw may have[...]
Brighthand examines what the upcoming update to this operating system will be called... and what that means about its feature set.
Kensington has a agreed to market a line of fuel cells developed by Medis Technologies.
Sony Ericsson has announced the Bluetooth Media Viewer MMV-100. The device plugs into a TV or digital projector and receives images and AMR or MP3 audio sent from a wireless[...]
Several leading companies from the mobile industry are going to request that a Top Level Domain (TLD) be created for web sites that are intended for handhelds and smart phones.
Fluid lenses to redefine inexpensive mobile cameras PalmGear lists Tungsten|E2 Verizon-compatible Thera PPC Phone for $150, no contract
The Sony Ericsson P900 is a late arrival to North America, after being released last year in Europe. It provides major improvements over the first iteration, the P800. A new[...]
Yesterday Shopping.com began featuring the palmOne Treo 610 on their site along with a picture of the current Treo 600. The listing changed slightly recently as they have added a[...]
Mapopolis has released the beta version of a mapping application for smart phones running Microsoft's mobile operating system.
There is some new evidence that palmOne may be intending to announce an updated version of its smart phone.
Microsoft and a pair of other companies have announced the launch of an end-to-end solution for the creation and delivery of digital video to wireless handhelds and smart phones.
Microsoft is kicking off a Mobile2Market Application Contest. The grand prize of $25,000 will go to the best piece of software submitted, and there will be twenty finalists who will[...]
Treo 600 video recording application 10% off Proporta hardware, 20% off software Gameboy Advance emulator for Tapwave Zodiac Veo cancels PalmOne camera
Many are calling for big improvements in Pocket Word and Pocket Excel, but there are several different ways Microsoft could go about doing this. Brighthand's Editor-in-Chief Ed Hardy goes[...]
New and updated games this week include Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4, Amazing World, Warfare Incorporated, and more.
Socket is planning to show several new Bluetooth-enabled products at CeBIT 2004.
Nintendo has sent a "Cease and Desist" order to a company planning to release a Gameboy emulator today as part of what is apparently going to be a campaign to[...]
T-Mobile briefly made a Windows Mobile 2003 upgrade available for its Pocket PC Phone Edition device, but removed it after many people who downloaded it ran into problems.
Treo 600 re-release in April to lack camera Bluetooth Axims still coming to U.S. XDA II to add BlackBerry technology Cases for TH55, TJ37, e400, e800
A majority of Psion shareholders have voted to approve a plan to sell its portion of the Symbian software group to Nokia.
Three companies are showing off a prototype of an ebook reader that uses the electronic ink display they have developed over the past several years.
ASUS has issued a press release listing the products it intends to announce at the CeBIT trade show later this week, one of which is the MyPal A730.
'Firestorm' emulator delayed; Nintendo attempts patent-grab Asus A730 VGA PocketPC unveiled Warfare Inc. mission editor
Secure PDA Backup published by MDM provides a quick, easy backup solution for Palm OS- and Pocket PC-based devices equipped with an SD/MMC expansion slot. The program provides the[...]
The first Palm OS device specifically designed for gaming, the Zodiac features a large screen, an analog joystick, and everything else necessary to make playing games fun. However, it can[...]
A bit of new evidence has emerged that suggests Apple might have hired a company to do some research into whether there's a market for an updated version of the[...]
With the proliferation of wireless PDAs comes remote access to critical data like email, sales reports, contact databases the list goes on. While many PDAs offer basic security options, most[...]
The Guiness Book of World Records has certified a .85-inch Toshiba hard drive as the smallest in the world. Storage devices like this are expected to begin appearing in handhelds[...]
JAVOedge has announced two new models in its ClearCase line of transparent plastic hard cases.
Vaja has introduced an accessory case that holds a pair of SecureDigital memory cards.
New cases for Treo, Clies Information Week: Convergence or divergence of mobile devices? Rumor of Apple Newton revival survey
Brighthand reveals several new devices and accessories that will debut at CeBIT, the world's largest technology tradeshow, which kicks off March 17 in Germany.
Toshiba has a special "Innovation Corner" at CeBIT it which it is demonstrating a range of technologies that are in the prototype stage now but are expected to become mainstream[...]
The Nokia 7610 will be Nokia's first smart phone with a built-in megapixel camera. It will offer considerable multimedia capabilities.
Those who would like to add Wi-Fi to their palmOne handheld now have the option of purchasing Enfora's carrying case for handhelds that gives them wireless networking access.
Metal Styli Limited is now offering gold plated styli for a variety of mobile devices.
palmOne CEO Todd Bradley said in an interview today that his company will announce some new handhelds next month.
HP has posted a page on its support site for a cellular-wireless Pocket PC it has not yet announced.
Bluetooth headphones filtering onto market Mitac to launch U.S. subsidiary dubbed Mio Tech PalmOne will not offer Blackberry connectivity
On a recent weekday I read three different articles with headlines that went something like this:McDonald's to Offer Wi-Fi With Meal Purchase T-Mobile to Make it Easier for Subscribers[...]
A company based in Japan has introduced two new leather cases for the Sony Clie TH55 that allows this handheld's camera to be used without removing it from the case.
HP has posted on its support website ROM updates for the iPAQ h2210/h2215 and the iPAQ h1940/h1945. These fix various bugs and add a few enhancements.
MiTAC is going to launch Mio Technology, a subsidiary dedicated to offering the Mio line of Pocket PCs and smart phones in North America.
Basketball fans can follow the NCAA men's college tournament with the free AvantGo College Hoops Channel.
PalmSource turned a profit during its most recent financial quarter, but its quarter revenues decreased considerably.
The Microsoft Mobile DevCon starts next week and reportedly the highlight of the show is going to be the debut of Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, an updated version of[...]
Brighthand brings you the latest announcements from the world's largest technology tradeshow.
Sendo X is the new multimedia Smartphone from Sendo. To create it, we’ve taken the best technology from around the world, combined it and then improved it, to produce the[...]
iPaq 6000 HP support page PalmOne CEO: New models next month Irish Treo 600 theme MSN Direct adds new face, basketball coverage for SPOT watches
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition supports VGA and screen rotation Tungsten Ts on clearance at OfficeMax, $99 HP ROM updates for iPaq 2200, 1940
It was only a matter of time before PDAs joined other mobile devices like notebooks and tablets in offering dedicated video memory. Currently the only Palm OS PDA with dedicated[...]
Samsung Electronics has announced a handheld that will have a 5-inch screen with a 800-by-480-pixel resolution.
Motorola has released some more information about its upcoming cellular-wireless Pocket PC, though some facts still remain unknown.
Though neither is a new format, slots for both miniSD and RS-MMC cards are becoming common on the next generation of smart phones, and so memory card makers are responding[...]
AlphaSmart has extended its licensing agreement with PalmSource through 2008.
New and updated games this week include Lejjo 2.0, ScummVM, Tetranoid, and Dragon's Castle.
Samsung has been making integrated phone PDAs for nearly three years but they have yet to release a standard PDA in the US. This may change by 2005 as Samsung[...]
Samsung has been making integrated phone PDAs for nearly three years but they have yet to release a standard PDA in the US. This may change by 2005 as Samsung[...]
Andrew was able to get connected long enough to send me this report from Hannover. More details to come along with pictures. The h6300 will make a July release and[...]
Brando Workshop now has cases for the TH55, TJ27/TJ37, and Toshiba e400/e405, as well as iPAQ batteries and a low-power Wi-Fi SDIO card for Pocket PCs.
Samsung is demonstrating at the CeBIT tradeshow an upcoming handset running Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphone.
A 1 GB SecureDigital card will be released in the next few months by Matsushita, though it will carry the Panasonic brand.
Andrew just sent a few brief emails. Connectivity at the show was terrible, for those not based in Europe. He will be filing a number of reports starting tomorrow evening[...]
The BenQ P50 will be a cellular-wireless Pocket PC that offers a keyboard and camera, plus multiple forms of wireless networking.
According to a report from someone attending the CeBIT tradeshow, neither palmOne nor Sony are going to release a handheld with the next version of the Palm OS for several[...]
With the upcoming Asus MyPal A730 Pocket PC and Asus MyPal A8100 Windows Mobile Smartphone, both of which will depend upon yet to be released Microsoft and Intel technologies, Asus[...]
Toshiba is showing off some concept devices at CeBIT, including its ideas for a future Wristwatch PDA, a digital wallet, and a Web-access device that uses a near-eye display.
When it's available later this year, the MyPal A730 will include a VGA screen, multiple forms of wireless networking, and dual memory card slots.
PalmSource and Visto Corp. have unveiled what will be the default email application on future Palm OS handhelds.
A new developer's kit will allow the creation of interactive and animated browser-based content for BlackBerry handheld devices.
Power By Hand, which already owns PalmGear and Palm Digital Media, has just acquired two companies that sell software for Pocket PCs and Smartphones.
palmOne's revenues were up significantly during its most recent financial quarter, but not enough to make the company profitable.
Motorola first showed off its MPx100 SmartPhone in Cannes, France a couple of weeks ago. They're back showing it off in Atlanta, GA now. Brian is on location[...]
LG Electronics, the world's fifth-largest manufacturer of mobile phones, has licensed the Symbian OS and Nokia's Series 60. Lenovo, which was already a Series 60 licensee, has just become[...]
A single SD card that offers both wireless networking and 256 MB of storage will be available for Windows Mobile users in the near future.
The biggest tradeshow for the wireless industry to be held in the U.S. is going on now in Atlanta, and Brighthand has reports from the show floor.
The Motorola MPx is on display at CTIA Wireless 2004 and Brighthand's Ed Hardy was able form some preliminary impressions of this cellular-wireless Pocket PC with an innovative shape.
Handmark has unveiled its new Handmark Express wireless information service that allows Palm OS and Windows Mobile smartphones to quickly obtain information about news, weather, sports, movie listings, stock prices,[...]
In the next couple of months Intel will be releasing its next generation chips for PDA and other handheld devices. In the last release of XScale chips from Intel[...]
PalmSource has announced a partnership with Visto that will add Mobile Mail 5.0 as an out of the box email solution for Palm OS licensees. Thus far licensees like Sony,[...]
At the CTIA this year, they are showing off the latest in mobile technology via a runway style fashion show. This fourth annual presentation will feature eight shows where models[...]
An update for Windows Mobile 2003 has just been announced. This brings some significant enhancements, including support for VGA screens and the ability to switch the screen orientation between portrait[...]
PalmSource has announced plans to build the OpenGL ES Application Program Interfaces (APIs) into a future version of Palm OS Cobalt. This will help developers create advanced 3D graphics and[...]
Bitstream Inc. is going to release ThunderHawk Smart Phone Edition to consumers in April.
T-Mobile has once again made a Windows Mobile 2003 upgrade available for its Pocket PC Phone Edition device. This was available briefly a few weeks ago but it was removed[...]
RIM has announced the BlackBerry 7750, which is expected to be available through Verizon in April.
RIM Wireless Handhelds include the most advanced wireless technology allowing you to send and receive email from the palm of your hand. Creating and retrieving information is amazingly simple using[...]
Free Windows Mobile 2003 for T-Mobile PPC Phone PalmOne quarterly financials Rumor: No Cobalt devices until Autumn release cycle
After a week of being taken to court by Europe and having their face rubbed in the dirt by HP who announced they'll be releasing Linux PCs and notebooks, Microsoft[...]
BlackBerry users take notice. T-Mobile will soon be offering the latest and greatest from RIM, the 7730. T-Mobile already carries a few Blackberry units, but the 7730 features a few[...]
AT&T Wireless will reportedly soon begin offering the Audiovox SP230a, a cellular-wireless handheld that runs the Phone Edition of Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC.
On the fourth Thursday of every month, Microsoft holds an online chat about Windows Mobile.
The latest information on when -- and if -- HP, Dell, and Toshiba will release Windows Mobile Second Edition updates for current models.
C-Guys currently offers a Wi-Fi SDIO card for Pocket PC models and it is now working on a software driver that will allow handhelds running the Palm OS to use[...]
While it's obviously in Toshiba's best interest to offer the Windows Mobile upgrade to consumers at no charge, Dell's taking an alternate stance.
The Memory Stick Association began showing off a television tuner concept at CeBIT almost exactly one year ago. The demand for TV on PDAs isn't exactly strong because no one[...]
This is a complete review of the new Sony Clie TH55 wireless handheld.
Bachmann Software has released FilePoint 3.0 for Palm OS handhelds, adding the ability to access shared network drives.
Microsoft has released Pocket Streets 1.0, a street level mapping application for Windows Mobile smart phones.
Ed Hardy had an opportunity to try out an upcoming high-end wireless handheld from Nokia. He brings us his initial thoughts on this model, which offers a good-sized display, a[...]
Xbox games going mobile, Shadowgate Classic for Palm OS, free Easter game from Clickgamer, and more.
The head of game content for Microsoft has made it clear that his company has no plans to release a portable gaming device. Instead, it will encourage game developers to[...]
Dell waffles on 2003 SE upgrades for X3, X3i New SDIO WiFi card intended for Palm; combo cards 'coming soon' WM2003 SE upgrade details from HP Minimalist[...]
Last year, the Garmin iQUE 3600 Palm OS based PDA with integrated GPS created quite a stir. That unit has been highly rated by users, leaving the "Pocket PC[...]
Sometime this spring, Royal Consumer Information Products will finally ship the Linea LX, its delayed Linux-powered handheld.
Research In Motion and Good Technology, Inc. have agreed to a settlement that will bring to an end a long list of pending lawsuits between the two companies.
Brighthand's Ed Hardy recently had a opportunity to sit down with some very high-level Sony employees, who gave him a pretty good idea of their company's plans for upcoming wireless[...]
Hitachi announced late last year that expects to have a tiny fuel cell by 2005. It recently showed off a prototype of handheld that will be powered by this fuel[...]
Microsoft just released a beta of a new version of Windows CE, the operating system that is the basis for Windows Mobile.
Microsoft has announced a Technology Preview Kit for Windows CE 5.0 at the electronicaUSA show in San Francisco. The final version of Microsoft(R) Windows CE 5.0 will focus on increasing[...]
The next generation of XScale processors will be unveiled at the Intel Developer Forum to be held in Taiwan in mid-April.
According to a recent survey, a large percentage of mobile device users either do not have, or do not know whether they have, any security protection on their device. Yet[...]
The Simputer was created to bring the benefits of computers to India's poor.
Tapwave isn't going to release an operating system upgrade for its Zodiac line of Palm OS devices.
RIM, Good Technology settle lawsuits Firestorm gbaZ released without main attraction Video recording software for Treo 600, Zire 71
An English version of the Zaurus SL-6000L is now available from several online retailers. This offers built-in Wi-Fi, a mini keyboard, and a 4-inch VGA screen.
Hagiwara Sys-Com's much-anticipated Wi-Fi card that uses the Memory Stick format is now available in the U.S.
Brighthand gave the first ever Wi-Fi Memory Stick a thorough test and found that it offers a wide range and an access point sniffer, though it does have a major[...]
An industry consortium recommends customers sign onto Wi-Fi networks with the same technology used in most mobile phones, SIM cards.
Microsoft showed off what it believes is the future of Pocket PCs at its Mobile Developers Conference last week.
Sony has announced plans to add retail outlets in 10 markets over the next several months. The plan is similar to the stores Apple has rolled out. Sony can only[...]