August 2001 SmartPhone Articles

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

Below are the 80 SmartPhone articles for August of 2001

New Software Fixes Wireless Security Gap on Handheld Computers

A new software package enables businesses to send confidential corporate and personal data, such as financial statements and medical records, to users of Palm and BlackBerry handheld computers without fear[...]

Sony Cuts Prices on ‘Memory Stick’ Format

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Sony Corp (news - web sites). (6758.T) said on Wednesday that it cut prices on its proprietary flash memory format, which will bring its pricing closer[...]

Sprint to turn Handspring’s Visor into cell

Sprint PCS customers who own Handspring Visors will soon be able to use the devices to make phone calls and surf the Web on the Sprint PCS network from anywhere[...]

Free-falling flash lifts PDA’s, MP3 players

As flash memory prices continue to plummet--Sony just reduced memory stick prices by 37 percent--price tags for digital audio devices will drop too.

Sony’s Memory Stick to sign up Samsung

Consumer electronics giant Samsung announced on Thursday its plans to develop products that use Sony's flash-memory format, Memory Stick. The two companies have not yet signed[...]

TeraOptix Terapin Mine

The Mine has 10GB of storage for all of your MP3s, digital photos, and business projects. USB port is provided for plug and play connectivity to USB enabled PC’s. Also,[...]

RIM faces uncertain future, shares eroding fast

TORONTO, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Shares of Research In Motion (NasdaqNM:RIMM - news)(Toronto:RIM.TO - news) fell 8 percent on Friday for a 23 percent loss in the past month as[...]

NEC Mobile Pro P300

The NEC MobileProTM P300 Windows Powered Pocket PC is designed expressly for business. Not only does it come packed with the core applications demanded by corporate professionals, like pocket versions[...]

Study: 85 Million PDA Shipments by 2006

Strategy Analytics forecasts global PDA retail revenues will increase five-fold by 2006 as unit shipments pass 85 million.

For Palm users, a PowerPoint show

Software maker DataViz on Monday unveiled an application that brings PowerPoint presentations, along with other Microsoft Office features, to Palm handheld devices.

Handheld sales down but not out

The slow economy clipped the wings of handheld sales during the second quarter, but not enough to ground them completely.

Pocket PC’s Mixed-up Metaphor

Pocket PC is supposed to be a variation of Windows, built on the Windows CE operating system. It's intended to leverage this relationship in order to reduce the learning curve[...]

The Wireless Disconnect

As this week's Interactive Week special report points out, there are a lot of myths surrounding wireless, most of which have to do with universal deployment. But there are others.[...]

Palm CEO says his company not aggressive enough

BOSTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Palm Inc. on Wednesday conceded the No. 1 maker of handheld devices has not been aggressive enough in selling to corporate[...]

Lawsuit alleges Palm defect

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in San Francisco County Superior Court, claimed the function that allows people to synchronize the data of the mobile device to their PCs "damages or destroys[...]

PC-Ephoone, Inc. Announces Availability of the World’s First Wireless Convergence Device

PC-EPhone, Inc. is pleased to announce that beginning immediately, it will take orders in the United States and Canada for the world's first integrated handheld PC, PDA, Organizer, Entertainment System[...]

PC-EPhone PC-EPhone

This Jack of all trades gadget promises to steal the show from the competition. Features include Intel StrongARM processor, 32 MB ROM/16 MB RAM, CDMA communication, SVGA graphics, Microsoft Windows[...]

HandEra 330 in stock at iGO for $349.99

The HandEra 330, one of the most popular PDA's on the market, is in stock and ready for rapid delivery from iGO. We've had numerous good reports about their service,[...]

Palm to groove with Liquid Audio music

Handheld device maker Palm has tapped online music software and services company Liquid Audio to offer some Palm customers a window into secure digital music.

Still searching for a PDA Case?

What the quick-moving, shoot from the hip PDA user may be looking for. It's here!

Sony Clie 610 in stock with free shipping and no tax, $399.99! has the Clie 610 in stock and ready to ship for $399.99. They also offer free shipping and tax free sales! That's as good as saving 8% in some[...]

Microsoft: A round of Talisker for everyone

Microsoft plans to announce on Monday a new, more widely available test version of "Talisker," the code name for the next version of its Windows CE operating system.

All PDA’s on sale at and $15 Off! is running a 'back to school' special on the prices for all of their PDA devices, they have some really outstanding deals and it's worth checking out. Use[...] SPECIAL OFFER…Sony Clie $450.87

Staples has a $50 off coupon (use coupon code 80147) for a $500 purchase or more, the Clie costs $499.98 (close, but not $500.00). bargainPDA user erikjphoto has suggested[...]

REVIEW: Sony Clie 610c/v

Assuming MP3 audio is not a necessity for you, this is the single best Palm-powered PDA I've seen. I've been through: a PalmPilot Professional (remember those?), an Everex PalmPC (remember[...]

Palm releasing another low-end handheld. Introducing the Palm m125!

The company is set to launch a new low-end handheld called the m125 next week, according to detailed specification sheets leaked to several Web sites.

Palm m125

Inherited all the great features Our newest handheld sports the coveted expansion slot previously found only in the m500 family, plus the sleek design and fun faceplates of the m100[...]

RUMOR: Handspring’s new units on the way!

I number of rumors have been floating around recently about Handspring possibly releasing two new products this month.

Compaq Itsy (Concept PDA)

Roughly the size of a Palm V, this new experiment in computing is powered by a 200-MHz StrongARM 1100 CPU and has 32MB of RAM, 32MB of flash memory and[...]

Compaq shows its creative side with the new Itsy concept.

Well, it s official smaller is definitely better in this apres-desktop PC environment. And to show its fighting spirit, Compaq s research labs in Palo Alto, Calif., have designed a[...]

Compaq may return to color-only handhelds

As Compaq Computer considers moving to color screens only for its iPaq handhelds, prices for its black-and-white line have reached new lows.

Handspring Visor Pro

It stores, recharges, expands and organizes like a pro! With 16MB of memory twice as much as any other Palm OS handheld this handheld will help you do everything like[...]

Handspring Visor Neo – Blue

One hip handheld.It’s time to trade in the paper address book, calendar, and sticky notes for a Visor Neo handheld. With this hip Palm OS handheld you’ll have unlimited organizing[...]

Palm seeks software boost with Be buy

Palm on Thursday announced it is acquiring the assets and intellectual property of software maker Be for $11 million in stock, as it pursues its goal to bolster its software[...]

Great offer on the iPAQ 3135, only $134 after rebate and $15 coupon! is offering a Compaq iPAQ 3135 Monochrome Pocket PC with a CompactFlash Card Jacket and a 32 MB Viking CompactFlash Card for $149 after $50 mail-in rebate.

Researcher’s Say PDAs Prone to Hacker Attacks

Handheld computers such as those using the industry leading Palm Inc. operating system are increasingly vulnerable to hacker attacks and should not be trusted to store ``any critical or confidential[...]

Rumor: A First Look at Future Wireless Palms

A source has come forward with some info on Palm's plans for the next two generations of wireless handhelds. According to this source, the m700 will be announced[...]

Palm m700

According to this source, the m700 will be announced at PalmSource in October and be available in November. It will have wireless modem capabilities, similar to the VII series and[...]

Palm i705

Stay on top of business even when you’re away from your desk, with wireless access to email and the web. The Palm i705 handheld activated with Palm.Net wireless service provides[...] and Announce Partnership and have formed a partnership to allow users to speak out about their favorite, or, most hated PDA companies!

Handspring homes in on midrange

Handspring plans to release two new handhelds into the increasingly crowded midlevel market. The move comes amidst similar activity from rivals such as Palm.

Prices slashed on Handspring PDA’s

Let the price cutting begin! has cut prices on many of the Handspring PDA's, including a $50 reduction on most of the Deluxe units.

PDA prices plunge

Prices fall as sales lag and inventory mounts

Will Handspring release new PDA’s today?

All rumors have been pointing to Handspring releasing two new handhelds as early as today. Could it be that Handspring is trying to beat Palm to the punch?

No new Handsprings today…

A source within Handspring told me that there will not be any new units released today. The verbiage he used however, lead me to believe that it won't be long[...]

Handspring Wireless PDA

We don’t know much yet, just that Handspring is due to release an integrated wireless unit sometime mid-2002.

Handhelds try to shake hangover

After a brutal six months, the handheld industry is looking to new midrange devices and wireless access to get past its first major slump.

Handheld Makers Hope to See Some Christmas in September

Analysts are gearing up for new offerings in time for the back-to-school season from beleaguered Palm (PALM:Nasdaq - news - commentary - research) and Handspring (HAND:Nasdaq - news - commentary[...]

Intel Discontinues Rex Organizers

Intel Corp. (news/quote) discontinued the Rex line of handheld organizers Tuesday, saying the credit card-size gadgets do not fit into the chip-making giant's plans.

HP Jornada 565

HP has improved its hardware features by offering Intel’s 206MHz StrongARM SA-1110 processor and adding support for 16-bit color. The company has also added a lithium-polymer battery and 8MB of[...]

HP Jornada 568

HP has improved its hardware features by offering Intel’s 206MHz StrongARM SA-1110 processor and adding support for 16-bit color. The company has also added a lithium-polymer battery and 8MB of[...]

Picture This: The new HP Jornada 560 series

We have learned from infosync that the talk about new Jornada s appears to be legitimate. As it goes, many rumors have been circulating about new PDA s running on[...]

Sharp to Make 3G PDAs for NTT DoCoMo

During a news conference to announce a new multimedia version of its popular Zaurus line of PDAs, Sharp said the advanced 3G handheld computer will be sold under DoCoMo's brand[...]

Intel increases grip on handheld market

Intel will work with Compaq to help accelerate the development of wireless handheld devices and related applications.

Motorola Accompli 008

The Accompli 008 is one of the world’s first GSM communicator products with a design that resemblances a mobile phone. Like its predecessor, the Motorola Accompli A6188 which originally was[...]

Debating Merits of Palms in Class

Ann Arbor Open School in Michigan is an alternative public school that prides itself on accepting new ideas and student individuality, talents and interests. But to[...]

Rumor: Panasonic to Licence Palm OS, Make ARM-Based Handheld

A source who has spoken with a former Palm employee says that Panasonic is going to announce early next week that they have licenced the Palm OS. Even better, they[...]

Liquid Audio’s Secure Portable Player Platform (SP3)

A few weeks ago, Palm announced that it had licenced both Liquid Audio's Secure Portable Player Platform (SP3) and the Liquid Store.

Visor Platinum only $199, Visor Edge just $299!

Handspring has taken the initiative by cutting the prices up to 25% on almost all of their PDA s.

Palm taps AT&T exec

NEW YORK (CNNfn) - Palm Inc. has hired David Nigel, AT&T Corp.'s chief technology officer, to become president and CEO of its software unit, according to a published report Monday.

Leader in Education Technology Teams With Palm to Further Cost-effective, Portable Technology Solutions for Schools

AlphaSmart, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions for education, and Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM),the leading provider of operating systems for use in handheld computers and the leading provider[...]

Confirmed: Hewlett-Packard will soon announce two handheld computers

The new handhelds will be part of HP's Jornada 560 series, the sources said. One will come with 32MB of memory and the other with 64MB. Both devices will use[...] 128 MB Flash Memory Special – $79.99 is selling Memorex 128 MB Compact Flash Memory on special for $89.99. If you use the coupon code DSCVRBACKSCH and get $10 further off, price = $79.99!

Devices combine phone, PDA features

Here is a preview of some of the models that will be arriving in the next few months. Final prices haven't been announced for any of them at this time.

Nokia Communicator 9290

Indispensable. The Nokia 9290 Communicator is the right tool for business, keeping you in touch with colleagues, customers, and suppliers. It improves your productivity and interfaces with existing systems. Consistent[...]

Handspring giving away VisorPhones!

Today, Handspring begins offering its cell phone module, the VisorPhone, for free, with the purchase of a Visor handheld.

Confirmed: Palm’s next wireless device on the way

Palm's upcoming wireless handheld has moved closer to launch after the company received regulatory approval Monday for the device, which Palm is calling the i705.

Handspring Treo 180

The Treo communicator is the one device that does it all. So you’ll have your phone, Palm OS organizer, email, SMS text messaging and wireless web all in one incredibly[...]

Handspring Treo 180g

The Treo communicator is the one device that does it all. So you’ll have your phone, Palm OS organizer, email, SMS text messaging and wireless web all in one incredibly[...]

Handspring to launch two PDA-cell phones

Handspring on Tuesday received regulatory approval for two handhelds that combine cell phone, Web browsing and traditional organizer functions, CNET has learned.

New wireless handhelds? Not so fast!

The Federal Communications Commission, which earlier this week approved new wireless handhelds from Palm and Handspring, has now set aside its ruling.

Sega aims its games at PDAs

Video-game developer Sega of America said Wednesday that it is teaming with Synovial, a provider of wireless multimedia technology, to bring Sega content to handheld devices.

Silicon Insights: Microsoft’s PDA Bid

Microsoft goes after Palm's PDA clients. Can it win this late in the game?

Sonic the Hedgehog burrows into iPaq

Sega has signed a deal that will get its computer games on handheld computers in the United States for the first time, the company said Thursday. [...]

CNET adds the Palm m125 to their database

Palm continues to keep quiet regarding the pending release of their new Palm m125 unit. Well, we now have confirmation, sort of...

Palm m515

A stylish marriage of form and function, the Palm m515 handheld is perfect for today’s tech-savvy professional. Whether you’re managing contracts or your calendar, composing email or a Word-compatible doc,[...]

RUMOR: Palm m525 on it’s way!

Rumor has it that this new m505 replacement will be announced in March of next year at Cebit 2002 in Hannover Germany.

Microsoft’s one-two punch for handhelds

Microsoft will hit Palm with a double whammy next week when it announces two new versions of its operating system for handheld computers, sources say.

REVIEW: Samsung Embeds Cellphone Inside Palm in New I300 Device

THERE IS A new contender in the race to create the perfect merger of the hand-held computer and the wireless phone. Samsung, the Korean electronics giant, has introduced the I300[...]

REVIEW: Samsung Embeds Cellphone Inside Palm in New I300 Device

THERE IS A new contender in the race to create the perfect merger of the hand-held computer and the wireless phone. Samsung, the Korean electronics giant, has introduced the I300[...]