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SmartPhone Articles for August of 2003Below are the 132 SmartPhone articles for August of 2003
There are three unannounced handhelds from the Palm Solutions Group listed in the inventory database of a major electronics retailer. Prices for these range from the low-end to the[...]
America Online version 9 syncs to Palm and PocketPC Toshiba bugfixes for e740 Pumatech aquires Spontaneous Technology, Inc. Proporta hardcase for XDA Tapwave confirms Zodiac[...]
The Stinger is an alternative stylus, which fits onto the end of your finger and is held in place using a little plastic belt. It is apparently compatible with any[...]
More details have emerged about this highly-anticipated games-oriented Palm OS handheld, which is expected to be released in September.
Proporta hardcase for iPaq 2200 Updates for Skweezer and Total Remote Three new Palms rumored for Autumn
Proporta hardcase for iPaq 2200 Updates for Skweezer and Total Remote Three new Palms rumored for Autumn
Several retailers are taking pre-orders for a hardcase for the iPAQ h2210; Microsoft has posted three more free eBooks; and more.
Pocket PC Themes and customzied Today Screens are certainly not a new thing, but many people that use Pocket PCs do know about themes but don't know how to install[...]
The h1940 packs a 266MHz processor, 70MB of memory, an expansion slot, and wireless networking into one of the smallest and lightest handhelds around. Posted: August 4, 2003
According to a Wall Street rumor, HP may be planning to buy Research in Motion -- creator of the BlackBerry line of wireless handhelds -- to get help creating[...]
Sony has cut the prices for the mid-range PEG-SJ33 and the entry-level PEG-SJ22. In addition, it is offering a $30 rebate off the cost of the PEG-SJ20. It[...]
Just like here, but mobile Innopocket metal case - Really! Caller ID on PocketPC Phones
Sony will begin offering at the end of this month a car cradle that can show the user’s location, read email aloud, and much more.
A new series of optimization kits will allow developers to improve the power and performance of applications running on handhelds running Intel XScale processors.
Pocket Streets 2004 allows users to download maps from Streets & Trips 2004 and then use a GPS receiver to automatically see their current location on a map.
Lexar is now shipping a 4 GB CompactFlash card; two music apps have been updated with support for the Tungsten T2; and more.
List of top Palm Digital Media books for July Sony cuts prices on low-end Rumor: HP to acquire RIM Screenshots of Tapwave Zodiac Intel processor optimization[...]
Barry weighs in with his thoughts on Palm's latest effort, the Tungsten T2. He goes beyond the specs to help you decide if the T2 is worth upgrading if you[...]
M-Systems’ DiskOnChip will bring a high-capacity, non-volatile, flash memory storage system to future Palm Powered handhelds and smartphones.
Opie 1.0 -- a Linux-based open-source graphical user environment for handhelds -- is now available free of charge. It can be run on an HP iPAQ or Sharp Zaurus.
Sony to offer high-end car cradle AMD Linux PDA reference design Software updates from SPB, Aerodrome, PocketTunes, Bitstream
I love the game of golf. Unfortunately, I can t play it very well on a real course. The combination of variables (weather, course condition, mental and physical[...]
AMD has chosen to showcase their Alchemy Au1100 CPU using a linux-based PDA. The device, which was demonstrated at Linux World on August 5th, runs Metrowerks' OpenPDA, an evolved version[...]
The Treo 270 is available for only $50 from Amazon.com after a pair of rebates; Airscanner Mobile Antivirus 2.0 is now in a public beta program; and more
A federal judge has issued an injunction barring Research In Motion from selling the BlackBerry line of wireless handhelds. However, this won’t take effect until after RIM has a[...]
A great tool, and cheap too New games from iNDUSTRY and ClickGamer Big update for SplashPhoto
My search on the web for a case was initially frustrating. Offerings from Brando, Xigma and Bellagio (looks like the TG50 wearing kinky leather underpants) all failed to impress. When[...]
A German web site has been able to lay hands on the next version of this wireless handheld that runs the Pocket PC Phone Edition. It has some additional[...]
More than a month after the release of Microsoft’s latest operating system for Pocket PCs, most people are still waiting for their Windows Mobile upgrades.
Using the G1 GSM/GPRS CompactFlash Card from Convergent Technology, you can convert your iPAQ into a cell phone and a wireless email and Web browsing device.
RIM loses decision, may lose rights Proporta dips toes in leather with 2200 case Handheld prescription drug database
Atomic Cannon Pocket is a tank combat game for PocketPCs in the tradition of the Artillery Duel style of games--on steroids.
Samsung will soon begin making Memory Sticks; there are new and updated games for both Palm OS and Pocket PC; and more.
Palm has passed an important milestone in its acquisition of Handspring. The deal, along with the spinoff of PalmSource as a separate company, is expected to happen in the[...]
For the second time in almost as many weeks, a Japanese company has been showing off a handheld device with built-in television tuner. This one is a phone with TV,[...]
Covertec leather case for iPaq 2200 Sharp increases CGS LCD production Bejeweled "Game of the year" edition CodeWarrior for Zaurus
Later today, T-Mobile will begin offering the BlackBerry 7230, the first model in this line of wireless handhelds to have a color screen. Like other BlackBerry models, it will[...]
When it comes to names, few companies are as unlucky as Palm. Several years ago it was forced to abandon the name Pilot -- as in Palm Pilot -- when[...]
The price for what was once Sony’s flagship handheld has dropped to $400 as the company prepares to discontinue it.
When it becomes available in October, the Photosmart Mobile Camera from HP will be able to take both still pictures and video.
The Socket Wi-Fi SD card will be available at the end of this month; the Universal Battery Extender has been updated; and more.
Bug fixes for iPaq 5400 WLAN, 3900 SD slot German site shows XDA 2 Color Blackberry for sale in U.S.
Proporta, known for their innovative hardware, software and cases, brings us a real let me see that thing case for the Tungsten C. Like their other hard cases,[...]
HP has been promoting their "Big Bang 2" massive product release for a little while now. Essentially HP wants to own everything that connects, relates to or is even remotely[...]
A new rumor gives more information about three handhelds supposedly coming this fall from Palm. One of these is the highly-anticipated Tungsten T3, while another is the first entry-level Tungsten[...]
Gateway has “indefinitely delayed” its plans to release a handheld running Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC. However, it insists the device will eventually see the light of day.
SanDisk has pushed back the release of its Wi-Fi SD card for Pocket PCs so it can be bundled with additional software.
SD WiFi cards reviewed, released Socket patents memory & connectivity in one card? Sony cuts price on NX70V Bluetooth digital camera
Ever had one of those moments when everything seems to go in slow motion or freeze? I ve had a couple once when I was in a terrible[...]
What a terrible idea it was for Gateway to announce a PDA with the specs of the 100X. The only thing that has saved Gateway s reputation, in the PDA[...]
Brighthand's Editor-in-Chief is back again with three more technical advancements that could have an impact on mobile computing.
Sprint is offering a $300 rebate off the price of the Handspring Treo 300. This comes as the company is preparing for the release of the Treo 600.
Those who carry personal electronics on trips can expect more attention from baggage screeners; The Dog Ate It helps students plan their school day; and more.
Handheld computers are beginning to make their way into classrooms. This week eLearning Dynamics announced the launch of PocketClassroom, the first comprehensive two-way classroom communication and management application utilizing[...]
New details about rumored Palm releases Sandisk delays SDIO WiFi card - AGAIN Memory/wireless combo CF cards for sale Bluetooth drivers for Tungsten W Software updates:[...]
Sony's new NX80 handheld sports a number of improvements over it's predecessor, the NX70. However, is it worth the money for a generational upgrade?
I'm more excited for the UX50 than any other PDA in recent memory. Intgrated WiFi and Bluetooth is fantastic, the compact size is appealing, there's just so much to love[...]
Software-retailer Handango reports that sales of software for all types of handhelds are down only a tiny fraction from the previous quarter, despite a worldwide slump in handheld sales.
With this handheld's replacement already available, Palm is clearing out its remaining inventory by dropping the price of the Tungsten T another $50.
Enfora’s delayed portfolio case that includes Wi-Fi wireless networking should be on the market by the end of next week. It will work with all models that have the[...]
With PDAs running three operating systems from Microsoft, buyers may find it daunting to figure out the core differences between the OS's. Well, no longer. Microsoft has released a comprehensive[...]
ZZTECHS, the maker of Zlauncher, claims on their website that Zlauncher is a powerful system management program that integrates the system supervisor, application/database manager and expansion card manager. It[...]
Desktop computers–and televisions as well–use a display technology that has been around for decades. It’s called the cathode-ray tube, or CRT, however, most people nowadays refer to CRTs simply as[...]
Though not expected in the U.S. until next month, Sony’s UX series is now available in Japan. Users there have been willing to share new details about these clamshell-shaped[...]
T-Mobile Germany has announced plans to offer a version of the xda II, which runs the Phone Edition of Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC. This model will be[...]
To follow-up on their reasonably successful MDA (same as the XDA in Europe), T-Mobile has announced the next generation device with built-in camera and a few other upgrades.
McDonald's is going to give away a bunch of free laptops and Palm Tungsten C's in an effort to increase the buzz surrounding it's new Hotspots in San Fransisco, Chicago[...]
The BlackBerry 7210 is available from AT&T; Pocket PC Techs has a kit that will increase the battery life of a Pocket PC Phone; and More.
I have eagerly been waiting to test out the Garmin iQue 3600, the first PDA with integrated GPS. Production problems have caused multiple delays, but I'm happy to report that[...]
A French wireless carrier has given an advance look at two smart phones expected to be released before the end of this year, the P810 and the SPV2.
The SDK for Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphones is now available, giving the first hard information on this operating system. Devices running it are expected later this year.
Memory Stick Pro Duo Toshiba e355 for $199 shipped Details of Sony-Ericsson P810 Tungsten|T reduced to $300
Sony out of Hong Kong has launched an amazingly detailed site, in English, dedicated to the Clie UX50. It's got just about anything you would want know, including tons of[...]
Palm, Inc. announced today that it plans to split into three companies later this year. This marks the latest chapter in Palm's volatile history, which has been as much a[...]
Reportedly, Fujitsu-Siemens will release two Pocket PCs later this year, one of which will offer both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, while the other will have just Bluetooth.
Amazon.com is offering the Toshiba e355 for only $200; there are higher-capacity Memory Stick Duo cards coming next month; and more.
IDC says that, in the future, sales of smart phones will increasingly cut into sales of handhelds.In response, many of the top handheld makers are developing wireless-enabled handhelds of[...]
It seems there is a lot of confusion over the new Palm name. There appears to be a 1 in the logo, but it's not carried forward to the name.[...]
According to FirstLoox.org, Fujitsu will soon be releasing two new PDAs, one with 64MB RAM and Bluetooth and a second with 128MB RAM, Bluetooth and WiFi. There are a ton[...]
Attention e740 owners....
Toshiba has started a program that allows people to trade-in their old handhelds and other electronic devices for discounts on new products. The previously-owned items don't have to be made[...]
Palm OS, Palm Inc tops in PDA market Few details on SPV2 Sharp produces brighter, low-power LCDs
CHECKMATE! That sound, even in the calm, thinking individuals analytical game of chess causes severe autonomic nerve action. Do you want to take this excitement to another level? What if[...]
The Garmin iQue 3600 handheld is one of the most unique devices available, thanks to its built-in Global Positioning System (GPS) reciever. And it has a few other surprises as[...]
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary with Thesaurus and the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia will soon be available on MMC cards; SanDisk has posted the list of handhelds that will be able to use[...]
The Dana is a Palm OS device that is half handheld and half laptop. A new version offers twice as much memory, SDIO support, additional fonts, and improved spell[...]
The MX-7 from Softfield will be one of a growing number of handhelds using Trolltech's Qtopia user interface and built-in applications. It will have a 200 MHz processor and[...]
Mobile Planet is now shipping the Asus MyPal A620 in the United States. The A620 runs Windows Mobile 2003 on a 400 MHz Intel XScale processor and includes 64MB of[...]
Asus MyPal A620 shipping Handmark adaptation of Yahtzee iPaq 2200 screen may blank after reset
If you're not enamored of the nouveau industrial look of aluminum then the classically styled lines of the RhinoSkin leather flip case may just be what you are looking for.
A study shows that a handheld running Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC is faster at most tasks than the same one running older versions of that operating system.
Those who would like to upgrade their older iPAQ to Windows Mobile 2003 have good news today. However, those wanting to upgrade their Dell Axim X5 will have an[...]
Sony has recently announced new versions of its Memory Sticks and several companies are beginning production of these removable memory cards.
A federal appeals judge has ruled that a patent held by E-Pass Technologies covers a wide range of handhelds and the company can resume patent-infringement lawsuits against Palm, Microsoft, and[...]
SanDisk has bad news for those who would like to access Wi-Fi networks with their Palm OS 4 handheld; Microsoft has release more free ebooks.
Photos of Loox 610 direct from Fujitsu PDAmill holding public beta of Anthelion Softfield plans MX-7 Linux PDA for Sepember
On Saturday I excitedly posted about the fact that Buy.com had the new Garmin iQue 3600 in stock and shipping. I went on to say that I had placed my[...]
DEMOmobile is a prime venue for launching new products and its organizers says new handhelds, software, and peripherals will be announced at this year's conference.
Windows Mobile averages 15% faster Sandisk drops Palm OS 4 support How to replace Grafitti 2 with Grafitti 1 All handhelds infringe patent? Proporta leather case[...]
WOW - A LIFE CHANGING OPPORTUNITY from Toshiba!
Palm just sold 1.2 million shares to an unnamed institutional investor for $15 per share. As it stands right now, the stock price is $16.32, so whoever the buyer is,[...]
The ViewSonic V37 - Power, SD Wi-Fi and Developer Tools!
Palm has raised $18 million by selling some common stock; the latest version of the Scott eVest 3.0 is available for purchase or pre-order; the Wine Enthusiast Guide for Pocket[...]
The most advanced model in HP's iPaq line packs and amazing array of features, but it also packs an amazing price. Is the 5550 worth the money versus cheaper alternatives?
The Zaurus SL-C760 uses a clamshell design with a VGA color screen on one side and a keyboard on the other. Brighthand's Editor-in-Chief found it to be packed with[...]
Dell has decided to distribute through the mail a patch needed to fix some Axim X5 models sold with a faulty version of Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC.
It appears that Palm Inc. may be working on a Bluetooth SD card that is compatible with handhelds running Palm OS 5. Apparently this will be a new model, not[...]
Symantec goes handheld Dell sends Axim patches via Postal Service Astraware port of TipTop
The Garmin has left me with mixed emotions thus far. I'm having a great deal of fun with the GPS, but the lack of wireless options leaves me wanting more.[...]
Hewlett-Packard is now offering in the United States a new iPAQ model that costs less than the h1940, but also offers fewer features.
palmOne has issued a security patch for the Zire 71 and Tungsten T2; Vaja Cases is now offering a Billfold Leather Case for the iPAQ h2210; and more.
The next version of the Palm OS will include support for an API for dynamic input areas, QVGA, and Simplified Chinese.
Hitachi producing test units of 4 GB Microdrive PalmSource posts Dev information on 5.3 Warfare Incorporated, by Handmark
The HP iPAQ h1935 is now shipping from a number of merchants. We've posted the $50 rebate information too, which is good through January of 2004.
You've decided to use a screen protector on your handheld computer's screen. Now the question is, which one? Brighthand evaluates seven popular screen protector products in an attempt to find[...]
Supposedly, Dell will release in the middle of October a pair of slim handhelds with just a single SD/MMC slot. A model with built-in Wi-Fi is expected some time after[...]
A Hitachi subsidiary will soon begin offering a hard disk drive that is the size of a matchbook but can hold 4 GB of data. Any handheld that has a[...]
Solitaire is one of the most popular games for the desktop PC, especially since it came standard on all versions of Windows. It is also a great companion to[...]
Palm has a few one day only specials at their web store. Here are the deals...
T-Mobile has given a more detailed picture of the handheld cellular-wireless handheld it will release in Europe in a month or so. It seems likely this device will be[...]
Symantec will soon release several applications designed to protect both Palm OS and Pocket PC handhelds from viruses, worms, and other malicious code. However, there's some question about whether[...]
Rhinoskin is now offering six new aluminium cases for a variety of models; Clickgamer has released another Pocket PC game; and more.
Features and screenshots of Palm OS 5.3 Tungsten T2 and Zire 71 password fix Rumored release schedule for Axim X3 Basic & Advanced
This is a game by Hexacto, who prides themselves in providing gamers with the best experience there is for their portable devices and PC. This game is intended for the[...]
SanDisk, the world's largest supplier of flash memory data storage cards, introduced its new Ultra II line of high-speed CompactFlash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD) flash memory cards yesterday. Aimed[...]
iBIZ is now offering the SD version of its pocketRADIO; people can play Championship Gin Pro on a wide variety of platforms; and more.
One of the most advanced integrated devices to date, the A920 from Motorola will finally see the light. Running the Symbian OS, the A920 brings the normal PDA functions to[...]
DigiTimes is reporting that Microsoft has gained FCC approval to sell their new WiFi connector for XBOX Live users. While that's not a big deal, there is a paragraph at[...]
A federal court has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit brought NCR Corp., reducing by one the large number of handheld-related lawsuits currently in U.S. courts.
Cases for 2210, Zire 71, iQue 3600 NCR patent infringement suit dismissed PocketPCThoughts $2600 giveaway
Latest versions of Omega One's popular Today Screen Plug-In "Journal Bar" are causing headaches for users.
Motorola sells 19% share of Symbian Seidio bundle for iQue HP develops ebook device