June 2001 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for June 2001. 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 June of 2001

Below are the 84 SmartPhone articles for June of 2001

BT Cellnet Serves Up RIM’s Blackberry

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Research In Motion Ltd. (NasdaqNM:RIMM - news) (RIM.TO) said on Friday that BT Cellnet is now offering its handheld BlackBerry e-mail device across Britain, in a deal[...]

Sharp chooses Lineo for Linux handheld

Japanese electronics maker Sharp will use Lineo's version of Linux in an upcoming handheld computer, a significant victory for the Lindon, Utah, company as it works to push Linux into[...]

Acer announces four-year deal with Palm

TAIPEI, Taiwan--Computer company Acer's move into wireless products accelerated on Friday when it agreed to use Palm's operating system in its handheld computers through 2005.

BlackBerry ripe for Europe

BT Cellnet is now offering the BlackBerry two-way e-mail pager in Britain, a development that one analyst said Friday could spark a rush of orders for the product across Europe.[...]

Handspring phone add-on to ring in Japan

Handspring will release in Japan this fall a wireless phone module for its Visor handheld computer, the company said Friday.

More layoffs on tap at Palm

Struggling handheld giant Palm announced Friday that it will lay off more workers this summer.

Sharp picks Intel for handheld

Sharp will use an energy-saving StrongARM chip from Intel to power a version of its handheld computer designed to run video and other computing-intensive applications, an Intel spokesman said Friday.[...]

Is weakened Palm ripe for acquisition?

Six months ago, Palm appeared to have the business world in its hand. Now the handheld giant has broken into a cold sweat, spurring speculation of a major restructuring or[...]

NEC releases notebook-like device

NEC released Monday its notebook-like handheld, the $899 MobilePro 790. The machine has a clamshell design similar to that of a notebook but is smaller. It also uses an operating[...]

NEC MobilePro 790

This Professional PC Companion is a communications platform, productivity station and presentation tool for mobile professionals. At under two pounds and just 1.1″ thin, it provides instant access to e-mail,[...]

Handhelds lure in Intel

Deals with handheld computer makers indicate Intel may be firming up its foothold in the handheld niche. Can it compete with Motorola's Dragonball processor?

Palm bites into Bluetooth

The PDA (personal digital assistant) maker announced Thursday that by the end of the year a secure digital card supporting Bluetooth, the Palm Bluetooth Card, will be available for around[...]

Handspring offers rebate on newest device

update In another sign that the PC price war is filtering down to handheld computers, Handspring on Thursday announced a new rebate program on its latest model.

Palm unveils insertable Bluetooth wireless card

NEW YORK (AP) -- Palm Inc. unveiled an insertable card that would enable Bluetooth wireless connections between its popular handheld computers and other nearby devices equipped with the short-range technology

Analyst downplays report on RIM, AOL

Research In Motion's stock rebounded Thursday as an analyst downplayed a report suggesting sales of the company's two-way e-mail pagers to AOL Time Warner were in doubt.

Handspring Halves Quarterly Outlook

NEW YORK (Reuters) - No. 2 handheld computer maker Handspring Inc. (NasdaqNM:HAND - news) on Thursday halved its fourth quarter revenue outlook and cut prices on its two marquee models,[...]

Next-gen skinny screens light up

It'll be a decade before organic LED displays really catch on, but look for the new screens--which need no backlighting--to trickle into pagers and cell phones. They're thinner, brighter and[...]

Sharp Announces new Linux Based PDA

Sharp has announced a new PDA for the non-Japan market which features an embedded Linux operating system and a Java application environment. From a hardware perspective, the device is based[...]

Linux sets its sights on the PDA market

In recent months there have been numerous announcements of new Embedded Linux support for PDAs and other handheld personal computing devices. Additionally, a growing number of PDAs (and similar devices)[...]

Agenda Computing VR3 (H2O)

The Agenda VR3 is the perfect portable PC to manage your busy life! The Agenda VR3 portable PC, running on the Linux OS, provides the convenience, flexibility and power of[...]

Agenda Computing VR3 (Matrix)

The Agenda VR3 is the perfect portable PC to manage your busy life! The Agenda VR3 portable PC, running on the Linux OS, provides the convenience, flexibility and power of[...]

Agenda Computing VR3 (Shark)

The Agenda VR3 is the perfect portable PC to manage your busy life! The Agenda VR3 portable PC, running on the Linux OS, provides the convenience, flexibility and power of[...]

Sharp Zaurus SL-5500

Powerful, Flexible, Mobile.The Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 combines state-of-the-art Sharp technology and Sharp innovation to deliver a unique and compelling PDA solution. The Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 offers everything from mobile communications[...]

Xircom Rex 6000: Review.

My first reaction when pulling this little gem out of the box was, "Wow...small, yet very cool!"

Are you ready for 3D cell phones?

SAN FRANCISCO--Her name is Ulala. She sashays as she walks, her tiny waist pivoting, her pencil-thin arms swinging like a runway model's. She lives in the 16-bit color screen of[...]

IBM powers faster handheld chip

Big Blue says it has developed a new technology called 'strained silicon' that will create super-fast, power-efficient processors for handheld computers.

Mobile microbrowser taps into full Web

Bitstream files for patents on ThunderHawk, a new browser for handhelds that loads PC-style Web pages in a bid to avoid the bane of the wireless Web--disappointing content.

The budding e-book controversy

Former Random House exec Michael Mellin warns that his former employer is stretching the definition of the word book in order to justify a grab of author s[...]

DoCoMo to Begin Replacing Faulty Sony Handsets

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's top mobile operator NTT DoCoMo (news - web sites) Inc (9437.T) said on Tuesday it will begin replacing defective handsets made by Sony Corp (news -[...]

Psion Launches Unit to Offer Wireless Services

LONDON (Reuters) - Psion Plc (PON.L), Europe's largest handheld computers maker, said on Monday it has launched a new company called Signa Services to provide wireless network services worldwide.

The Virtual Schmooze – MD’s Using Palms

It's the middle of afternoon rounds in the intensive care unit at Stanford Medical Center when the attending physician asks third-year medical student Nate Evans to order a dose of[...]

Palm plans to split businesses

NEW YORK--Palm's CEO said Tuesday that no company has approached him about buying the struggling handheld maker, quelling persistent speculation that Palm is a takeover target.

Adobe thinks handhelds with PageMaker 7.0

As handheld computers catch on, Adobe Systems wants to make sure its desktop publishing tools aren't limited to the desktop.

Motorola breathes fire into Dragonball chips

Motorola on Tuesday made two additions to its Dragonball line of processors for mobile devices, which the company hopes will stave off competition from Intel and Texas Instruments.

Games for Palm-based devices

Game software publisher Infogrames said Tuesday it will work with Finland's Springtoys to develop games for the Palm operating system. Springtoys, which specialize in games for cell phones, will produce[...]

RIM Eyes Handset Market for Its Wireless Devices

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Research In Motion Ltd. (NasdaqNM:RIMM - news) (RIM.TO) said on Tuesday that it makes sense to link up with leading cell phone handset manufacturers to develop sophisticated[...]

SAP and Palm Announce Global Technology Alliance

Market Leaders Deliver Wireless Business Solutions Enabled by Palm Handhelds and mySAP Mobile Business at SAPPHIRE Orlando

Sonicblue cuts staff by 30 percent

Sonicblue said Tuesday it has cut its 813-person work force by 30 percent as part of a plan to achieve profitability by early 2002.

Japanese companies go mobile with e-commerce

NTT DoCoMo Inc., Sony Corp. and NTT Data Corp. aim to prove that mobile e-commerce applications using non-contact IC (integrated circuit) cards and PDAs (personal digital assistants) are secure and[...]

Giants and Palm Post Beaming Stations at Pacific Bell Park

In a move to bring baseball fans even closer to the action, the San Francisco Giants and Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM) today unveiled three "beaming stations" at Pacific[...]

Palm hopes Jordan edition is a slam-dunk

As basketball fans continue to wonder "will he or won't he," Michael Jordan has made a decision: He will hawk his own Palm handheld.

Sony makes gains with Memory Stick

Sony, which has been trying to grab the flash-memory market for nearly three years, is finally making some progress.

Palm Micheal Jordan Edition m500

The Jordan Palm software includes “inspirational quotes” from Jordan, a trivia game on the basketball star, fitness tips from his personal trainer, basketball scoring software, a pinball game, blackjack, a[...]

Palm’s new headquarters kaput

Handheld maker Palm will sell the land in San Jose, Calif., it had intended for a new corporate headquarters, the company said late Friday.

Palm chief executive mulls company split

Palm is considering a break-up into two companies to separate its software licensing operations from the manufacturing and distribution of its handheld devices, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.[...]

ZFrame Sends Web Page Replicas To Mobile Devices

General adoption of mobile devices has long been hampered by the fact that screen sizes vary, processors can't handle data-intensive applications like graphics, and access to the Internet is difficult.[...]

For RIM, sky’s the limit with Blackberry

NEW YORK -- According to Jim Balsillie, chairman and co-CEO of Research in Motion, his company's Blackberry pagers are so addictive that some users' spouses are making them check the[...]

Palm losing the revenue game to Compaq

Compaq Computer will topple Palm from the top spot in revenue from handheld devices, research firm Gartner predicts in a report to be released Monday.

Palm hopes to score with Jordan handheld

Faced with slow sales, Palm is looking to Michael Jordan edition handhelds to help it regain momentum.

Palm Micheal Jordan Edition m100

The m100 Michael Jordan Edition Palm Handheld combines unique softwear features for the Jordan fan along with the organization of a Palm handheld. Each collector’s m100 is individually numbered complete[...]

Opinion: Will Mobile Streaming Succeed?

Mobile devices may soon be connected to wireless networks, giving them the ability to run large applications without storing them locally.

Access your PC from your PDA or phone

(IDG) -- Your Web-enabled phone or PDA has picked up a new talent: helping you access files on your PC and all of its applications, in real time, through a[...]

Ericsson to test Bluetooth in Japan

TOKYO--Ericsson will launch Internet and data services on a trial basis in Japan that use the Bluetooth short-

RIM appears immune to handheld woes

Research In Motion is poised to deliver strong quarterly results this week...

Compaq to ship millionth iPaq

Compaq Computer will ship its millionth iPaq handheld computer this month, the company said Tuesday.

REVIEW: Michael Jordan Palm m100

Nothing says We re screwed quite like the release of a bogus product, in this case, the Michael Jordan Palm Pilot m100.

Fortune 1000 IT Departments Turning to the Palm OS Platform for Mobile

Survey Reveals Majority of Fortune 1000 Respondents Select Palm OS as Enterprise Handheld Standard

Asia-Pacific next hot spot for handhelds

Handheld computer sales may be slowing in the United States, but opportunities for growth elsewhere are in full bloom, according to a new report from market researcher IDC.

RIM meets the Street

Research In Motion on Thursday reported sales and earnings that matched Wall Street expectations and reiterated its outlook for the current quarter.

PDAs and Mobiles to push PCs aside at TechX

Even the name is changed. Reflecting the current PC slump, mobile devices will take center stage at this year's PC Expo--err TechX

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Palm Handhelds Land on the Shelves at Sears Stores Nationwide

Palm to Reach Potential 100 Million New Customers in Mainstream Retail Stores

Analysts seek signs Palm has grasp on future

NEW YORK, June 25 (Reuters) - Palm Inc.(NasdaqNM:PALM - news) this week reports results from its turbulent fourth quarter, but investors may be more interested in whether the handheld-computer maker[...]

Research in Motion Keeps on Truckin’

The Waterloo, Ontario-based maker of the Blackberry e-mail pager and supporting software reported in-line first-quarter results despite recent analyst skepticism and earnings warnings from consumer-oriented handheld device makers Palm and[...]

Sony Clie PEG-N610C/S

Make work a little more fun with the PEG-N610C/S in Satin Silver (a SonyStyle.com exclusive design) or the PEG-N610C/V in Violet. Powered by Palm OS v 4.0, Sony’s latest CLI[...]

Sony Clie PEG-S320

It’s slim and sleek enough to slip right into your busy lifestyle without making a single wave. The PEG-S320 is your ticket to unmatched mobility and remarkable functionality in a[...]

Sony Clie PEG-N610C/V

Make work a little more fun with the PEG-N610C/V in Violet. Powered by Palm OS v 4.0, Sony’s latest CLI handheld is a powerful productivity tool. Whether you’re traveling away[...]

Sony’s hand includes two of a kind

Sony announced on Monday the addition of two new handhelds to its Clie line.

Casio Cassiopeia BE-300

This 32K color, personal digital assistant (PDA) with an open development framework based on Windows CE 3.0 has revolutionized the Windows CE environment. The Casio BE300 Pocket Manager boasts superior[...]

Palm CEO extends his hand to corporations

Aiming to restore confidence in his struggling company, Palm CEO Carl Yankowski announced on Tuesday several new deals designed to attract more corporate customers.

Palm beats reduced estimates

Handheld maker Palm on Tuesday narrowly topped already slashed estimates for its fiscal fourth quarter but also took more than $435 million in charges after writing off a glut of[...]

Japan’s Sharp to Launch PDAs in U.S. in October

OSAKA, Japan (Reuters) - Japan's Sharp Corp plans to start selling its Zaurus multimedia personal digital assistants in the U.S. in October and in Europe early next year, marking the[...]

Sharp to go global with Zaurus PDAs

Japan's Sharp plans to start selling its Zaurus multimedia personal digital assistants in the United States in October, and in Europe early next year, marking the global expansion for its[...]

Wall Street upbeat on Palm, Handspring

Several analysts gave Palm a high-five on its fiscal fourth-quarter report Wednesday, but some said there is more opportunity for investors at rival handheld maker Handspring.

Handspring Foundation Awards First Round Of Grants To Five Nonprofit Organizations

Foundation plans to launch new product donation program and Handspring Volunteerism Campaign to encourage employee involvement in local communities

More Merchant Partners Means Better PDA Pricing!

bargainPDA.com has added over five new merchant partners in the past two days.

IBM reaffirms Bluetooth commitment

IBM has promised Bluetooth-integrated notebooks in the near future, reiterating its commitment to the wireless technology.

Problems hold up Handspring rebates

Glitches in Handspring's first rebate program have left new Visor owners temporarily empty-handed.

Compaq to pump up iPaq add-ons

Compaq Computer is working to create the "iPaq Economy."

iPaq heats up with Inferno

Inferno, an operating system originally developed by Bell Labs for devices such as set-top boxes and telephones, has been adapted to Compaq's iPaq handheld computer.

PC Card adapter for Palms

Palm m500 and m505 owners will soon be able to surf the Web using a snap-on, universal PC Card adapter called Guyver.

Palm regains grip on handheld market

Buoyed by strong sales of its m505 handheld, Palm grabbed nearly 70 percent of the retail market in May--the company's best showing since September.

Handhelds Expanding Usage

NEW YORK (AP) - As computers shrink from the size of an outhouse to the dimensions of a pack of cigarettes, inventors are hatching scads of uses for them. [...]