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1. Microsoft Reorganizes Mobile Devices Division 5/1/2004
Microsoft has combined its division that creates Windows Mobile with the one that creates Windows CE.
2. Weekly Gaming Roundup 5/1/2004
New game releases this week include HellFire, MicroQuad, Apache vs. Hind, Bubble Shooter, and SeaWar Multiplayer.
Microsoft is going to build Direct 3D Mobile into the next version of Windows Mobile to encourage game developers to create titles for Windo
If you thought palmOne owned the entry-level PDA market with their Zire line watch out for this latest effort from Playskool. While not the
5. Abidia Wireless Brings eBay to RIM BlackBerry 5/3/2004
Abidia 2.5 adds support for the RIM BlackBerry handheld. This eBay auction tracking application already supported the Palm OS, Windows Mobil
6. Is Toshiba Exiting the Handheld Market? 5/3/2004
Despite denials from Toshiba, rumors persist that it has quietly pulled out of the U.S. market.
7. Virtual Laser Keyboard Now Available (Updated) 5/3/2004
The iBiz Virtual Keyboard attaches to handhelds and uses a laser to project the image of a full-size keyboard onto the surface of the desk w
8. PDA and Tech Deals 5/3/04 - 5/4/04 5/3/2004
Toshiba e405 Handheld Pocket PC $200 Free Shipping on new Palms from Palm.comHP iPAQ 2215 Pocket PC $314 shipped Viking 128MB CompactFlash
Word is starting to leak out that Sony Ericsson is prepping a new Smartphone, dubbed Layla, to replace the P900 as early as 3Q this year. Th
Popular Science has published a description of the handheld of the future, a wireless device that will perform the duties of PDA, videophone
The first details have leaked out about the successor to Sony Ericsson's P900 smartphone.
12. Garmin Unveils cf Que Module for Pocket PC 5/4/2004
Garmin has announced the cf Que 1620, a Compact Flash peripheral that adds GPS functionality to Pocket PC devices. It offers a flip-up anten
Hack a Sony CF sled for the TH55 Aluminum/leather hybrid cases from Proporta Rumor: iPaq 5550 reclassified as 'end of life' NavMan rebadg
14. Sharp Zaurus SL-6000 Linux PDA Review 5/4/2004
The new Zaurus SL-6000 from Sharp is a versatile, linux-based PDA incorporating an Intel XScale (PXA255) CPU at 400 MHz. In some respects it
15. Motorola MPx Will Have an Unusual Memory Arrangement 5/5/2004
Additional details have come to light about Motorola's upcoming cellular-wireless handheld. It uses a new memory arrangement that might be t
If you would like to add a camera to your Pocket PC, one possibility is the Veo Photo Traveler 130S.
17. Study Says Bluetooth Entering the Mainstream 5/5/2004
Market research firm In-Stat/MDR says Bluetooth-enabled devices are poised to enter the mainstream.
18. PDA and Tech Deals 5/5/04 - 5/6/04 5/5/2004
Zire 72 and Zire 31 on Sale at Amazon.com and BuyDig.com and Free Shipping Dell.com 15% Off Dell Axim X3i with Free Shipping and Free Retro
19. Dell Axims Getting Windows Mobile SE Updates 5/6/2004
A moderator on Dell's official forums has announced that the company will release Windows Mobile SE updates for some existing Axim models.
Some users have reported synchronization problems with the latest version of Palm Desktop from palmOne.
21. palmOne Shares Soar on Dell Acquisition Rumor 5/6/2004
Shares of palmOne rose more than 12% yesterday based on rumors that Dell is interested in acquiring the Milpitas, CA handheld device maker.
iBIZ starts shipping laser projection keyboard Bluetooth poised to go mainstream--yeah, right Report: Dell to offer Axims upgrade to Windo
23. Dell to Buy palmOne? 5/6/2004
A Briefing.com report that alluded to anecdotal evidence that Dell may be interested in buying palmOne, has the PDA world in quite a stir.
24. Symbian OS Shows Dramatic Growth 5/7/2004
Symbian Limited says that, during the first three months of this year, its licensees shipped more than double the number of Symbian devices
25. Vaja Case for Sony TH55 Coming Soon 5/7/2004
Vaja has announced a new leather case for the Sony Clie TH55 handheld.
26. Weekly Gaming Roundup 5/7/2004
Fish Tycoon and 6th Gear were released this week; Astraware ported some of its classic games to to Windows Mobile Smartphone; and more.
27. Will The Handheld Market Soon Be A Two-Horse Race? 5/7/2004
According to marketing guru Al Ries, in the long run, every market becomes a two-horse race. Coke and Pepsi. Hertz and Avis. Gerber and Beec
28. iPAQs Launched into Orbit 5/7/2004
HP has announced that some of its iPAQ Pocket PCs are being used in space aboard the International Space Station.
29. PDA and Tech Deals for Weekend 5/7/04 - 5/9/04 5/7/2004
Belkin Bluetooth GPS Receiver $100 Price drop to $174.99 After RebateDell Biz 20% Off Software and Accessories Offer HPShopping.com 10% Off
30. JVC Talks About Their PDA Again 5/8/2004
JVC recently announced a new ultra portable notebook for the US market. While that doesn't impact PDA users a whole lot, as an afterthought,
31. JVC Still Thinking Over its Pocket PC Plans 5/9/2004
Although JVC said in 2003 it was going to release a line of Pocket PCs in the first half of this year, a JVC spokesperson said recently that
32. Inside the palmOne Zire 72 5/9/2004
As with all PDAs that have wireless radios, the palmOne Zire 72 had to receive FCC approval prior to any units being sold in the US. Part of
33. Web Stores Offer Good Prices on Memory Cards 5/10/2004
Removable memory cards provide much needed room for additional applications and files. These can be usually be found online for less than wh
34. Sony Preparing Ultra Small Portable PC (Updated) 5/10/2004
Sony is going to release in Japan a PC small enough that it can almost be used as a handheld.
35. RumorMill™: Treo 610 Coming this Fall 5/10/2004
According to new information, palmOne won't release an updated version of its popular Treo 600 smartphone for several months.
36. PDA and Tech Deals for 5/10/04 - 5/11/04 5/10/2004
512MB Secure Digital Card $100.00 With Free ShippingBelkin Bluetooth GPS Receiver $100 Price drop to $174.99 After RebateCompUSA has up to 2
37. New palmOne Treo Units in September? 5/10/2004
According to a report from DigiTimes, High Tech Computer (HTC) is close to winning an award to produce the upgrade of the Treo 600. Whether
MS-DOS emulation on Palm iPaqs in space Treo 600 to get 'major' software overhaul this week BSquare Power Handheld review
39. New Windows Mobile SE Handhelds Expected Soon 5/11/2004
The next generation of Pocket PCs is about to hit the market. Many of these will take advantage of Windows Mobile's new capabilities, includ
40. palmOne Unifying Bundled Software 5/11/2004
palmOne plans to have the same software sets on its handhelds and smartphones by the end of this year.
41. Tapwave Zodiac Coming to a Store Near You 5/11/2004
Today, Tapwave announced that the Zodiac and some of its most popular game titles will be sold in stores nationwide.
42. Review - Crystal Clear Cases by Proporta 5/11/2004
How many of you have suffered the heart-sickening experience of watching your PDA slip out of your hand, or your purse, or your brief case t
43. Spb Software House Updates Pocket Plus 5/12/2004
Pocket Plus 2.0 addresses the shortcomings of the Windows Mobile operating system through enhancements to the existing system, including the
44. FCC Approves Audiovox Pocket PC Phone 5/12/2004
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has put its stamp of approval on the Audiovox PPC4100, a new cellular-wireless Pocket PC.
45. PDA and Tech Deals 5/12/04 - 5/13/04 5/12/2004
Dell.com $35 Off Coupon Code for $250+ Orders and 10% - 15% Off PDAs + Digital Cameras -- Zire 72 for $234.10! Free Shipping.$20 Off Coupon
46. Review - LexSpell: A Hit-or-Miss Spell Checker for Palm 5/12/2004
Spell-checking on a Palm OS device would be a great program to have in this day of fast and faster emails, documents, and messages written w
47. Number of Portable Gamers Set to Almost Double by 2009 5/13/2004
According to a report from Jupiter Research, the number of handheld gamers is projected to almost double over the next five years.
48. Data Evolution Developing New Windows CE Laptop 5/13/2004
Data Evolution Corporation has announced plans to release the Cathena, a laptop that will run the latest Microsoft Windows CE.NET operating
49. ASUS Releases Wi-Fi Update for A716 5/13/2004
ASUS has posted on its support site an update for the MyPal A716 which fixes a small problem with its Wi-Fi software.
50. palmOne Struggling to Meet Demand for Treo 600 5/13/2004
palmOne has one significant problem with its flagship smartphone: it can't get enough parts to meet customer demand.
iBIZ backpedals; laser keyboard not shipping Tapwave gets retail presence Warfare Inc. gets new features New SPOT watch content
52. palmOne Releases Treo 600 Updater 5/13/2004
palmOne has released a software update for the Treo 600's on the Sprint PCS network. Fixes include a better web and email experience, improv
53. PowerPlay Grip Enhances the Zodiac Gaming Experience 5/14/2004
The PowerPlay for Tapwave Zodiac is an upcoming accessory that will turn the handheld into a full-size video game controller.
According to information leaked to Brighthand, HP is giving up on the expansion sleeve concept and is committed to producing smaller handhel
55. palmOne Updates Treo 600 for Sprint Users 5/14/2004
palmOne has released an update for the Sprint PCS version of the Treo 600. This makes a number of improvements to the functioning of this sm
New Fujitsu Loox 410 and 420 to have Bluetooth, optional WiFi Asus issues WiFi patch for A716 Handango Champion award finalists
57. PDA and Tech Deals for Weekend 5/14/04 - 5/16/04 5/14/2004
Sony CLIE UX40 $299 with Free Shipping updateToshiba e405 Color Pocket PC Handheld $199.99 Netgear Wireless 802.11g Router + Card $59.74 wit
58. PDA News - Smartpad, Axim deals, New iPaqs? 5/15/2004
WinCE based tablet/phone by Zupera Up to 25% off Axim X3, X3i Report: New iPaq models?
59. Dell Releases Details of Upcoming Axim X30 5/15/2004
Dell's Australia Business site has committed the ultimate sin. They've spilled the beans on the new Axim X30 most likely before they should
60. Weekly Gaming Roundup 5/16/2004
DOOM II for Tapwave Zodiac was released this week. In addition, there's a new emulator from Code Jedi, new games from Astraware, an update
61. Missing Sync Updated to Support Additional Pocket PCs 5/16/2004
The new version of Mark/Space's Missing Sync for Pocket PC features support for new Pocket PC devices such as the Toshiba e400 and e800, alo
62. Brighthand Reviews the Latest Sony Clies 5/17/2004
63. New Details on the iPAQ hx4700 5/17/2004
According to unconfirmed information, the iPAQ hx4700 will be the first HP handheld with a VGA screen. It will also include two types of wir
A keyboard that will be usable with most Bluetooth equiped handhelds and smartphones will be coming next month from Think Outside.
65. PDA and Tech Deals 5/17/04 - 5/18/04 5/17/2004
Dell Axim 25% Off coupon code, $87.25 off Dell Axim X3i = $261.75 totalSony CLIE UX40 $299 with Free ShippingApple iPod Mini $15 Price Drop
66. HP iPAQ Hx4700 Details Leaked 5/17/2004
More details about the HP iPAQ Hx4700 have been released thanks to iPAQabilities, including a small picture. If this report is accurate, not
67. Brighthand Reviews the Dell Axim X30 5/18/2004
The Axim X30 is an updated version of one of Dell's earlier models, the X3i. Like its predecessor, the new model offers Wi-Fi and a good amo
68. Brighthand Reviews Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition 5/18/2004
The first Pocket PC with Windows Mobile 2003 is out, and Brighthand's Ed Hardy brings us his impressions of the new version of Microsoft's h
69. Dell Introduces the First Windows Mobile SE Pocket PCs 5/18/2004
Dell today introduced three new Axim Pocket PCs with the latest Intel Xscale processors and Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition. Two of thes
70. Yahoo! Messenger Now for the Danger hiptop 5/18/2004
Danger, Inc. and Yahoo! have developed a mobile instant messaging client for Danger's hiptop wireless handheld.
Good Technology has officially released GoodLink for Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Phone Edition.
72. PalmSource and RIM Demo BlackBerry Connect for Palm OS 5/18/2004
PalmSource CEO David Nagel demonstrated BlackBerry Connect for Palm OS during his keynote presentation at a wireless tradeshow this morning.
73. Dell Releases not One, But Three Flavors of the Axim X30 5/18/2004
Today Dell announced three new Axim X30 PDAs. They look identical to the X3 series, but don't let that fool you. The high end unit features
74. Dell Axim X30 Review 5/18/2004
The Dell Axim X30, Dell's newest Pocket PC and successor to the X3i, packs a 624 MHz PXA270 processor, dual wireless, and Windows Mobile 200
75. Roundup of Seven Upcoming iPAQ Pocket PCs 5/19/2004
Word has leaked out of HP on all the new iPAQ models expected later this year. These range from the first VGA iPAQ to low-cost consumer mode
76. PDA and Tech Deals 5/19/04 - 5/20/04 5/19/2004
Office Depot: PalmOne Zire 72 Bluetooth PDA $249 and Shipped FreeOffice Depot: PalmOne Tungsten E $155 and Shipped FreeSony CLIE UX40 $299 w
77. HP iPaq New Devices Revealed 5/19/2004
Dell was able to keep the Axim X30 under wraps until the week of the release without any leaks, HP is apparently not so good at covering thi
78. NetFront Browser for Series 60 Updated 5/20/2004
ACCESS has released an updated version of the NetFront browser for Nokia Series 60 devices.
79. Spb Software Kicks off Extended Theme Design Contest 5/20/2004
Spb Software House has started a contest to reward the maker of the best Extended Theme. Prizes total up to $1,000.
80. Toshiba e800 to Gain Bluetooth and Windows Mobile 2003 5/20/2004
Toshiba France has announced plans to refresh the current e800 with Bluetooth and Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition. They have also promise
81. palmOne Needs a Low-Cost Treo 5/21/2004
Although palmOne has had a great deal of success in the U.S. with its Treo 600, Brighthand's Editor-in-Chief believes it needs to quickly br
82. Weekly Gaming Roundup 5/21/2004
Top gaming news this week includes Battle Dwarves for Pocket PC, Solitaire Studio, and a version of Legacy for Symbian UIQ.
83. Will There Be a Killer App for the Wireless Internet? 5/21/2004
IDC says it is too early to predict whether one single application will drive the success of the wireless Internet.
84. palmOne Wins Graffiti Lawsuit 5/21/2004
palmOne has just announced that Xerox's lawsuit claiming Graffiti infringes on Unicode has been dismissed.
85. PDA and Tech Deals 5/21/04 - 5/22/04 5/21/2004
Office Depot: PalmOne Zire 72 Bluetooth PDA $249 and Shipped FreeOffice Depot: PalmOne Tungsten E $155 and Shipped FreeNetgear 802.11b Cable
Come June, promises and prayers will finally come to fruition. Think Outside, widely regarded as the best portable keyboard manufacturer, wi
87. Palm Reader Renamed eReader 5/22/2004
The popular ebook application Palm Reader has been renamed eReader. A new web site has been launched for it, as well.
PocketPC Tools site hacked PalmOne wins suit; Xerox patent invalid Palm Digital Media to become eReader
89. AT&T to Carry New Audiovox Wireless Pocket PC 5/24/2004
The Audiovox PPC 4100 will be available from AT&T Wireless next month.
90. JAVOedge Offers New Accessories for the Zire 31 5/24/2004
JAVOedge has released a mini sync cable and screen protector for the palmOne Zire 31.
91. Wi-Fi SD Card with 256 MB of Storage Coming Next Month 5/24/2004
The very first SD card to include both memory and Wi-Fi will hit the market soon.
e800 2003SE upgrade schedule? PC emulator for PocketPC; capable of running Win98 Danger Hiptop in Austria
93. Audiovox Announces PPC4100 for AT&T Wireless 5/24/2004
Audiovox has finally confirmed that AT&T Wireless will be the first carrier to support the PPC4100. AT&T has been lagging far behind other w
94. palmOne and TomTom Team Up for Bluetooth GPS 5/25/2004
palmOne has just announced plans to begin offering a Bluetooth-enabled GPS receiver in June.
95. The Legal Wars 5/25/2004
Legal wranglings are threatening to destroy several key handheld technologies. Can we learn to get along?
96. HP Brings Wi-Fi Protected Access to iPAQ h5550 5/25/2004
HP has released a pair of software updates for some of its older Wi-Fi enabled iPAQ models.
97. PDA and Tech deals for 5/24/04 - 5/25/04 5/25/2004
Dell Axim X30 312MHz Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Pocket PC $30 off + Free ShippingZire 72 and Zire 31 on Sale at Amazon.com and BuyDig.com + Free Shi
palmOne is turning handhelds into personal and vehicle navigation solutions using a Bluetooth technology-enabled navigator paired easily wit
SDIO WiFi/memory card makes long-awaited debut Stylus/pen with multiple personalities SanDisk launches new, tiny memory cards Software up
100. Rumors of the palmOne Treo 660 are False 5/25/2004
The palmOne Treo 600 is quite popular and people are begging for the improvements promised by the oft-rumored Treo 610. Well someone got tir
101. palmOne Readying Wi-Fi SD Card for Two Recent Models 5/26/2004
Although details are still sketchy, it is now clear that palmOne is preparing to release a Wi-SD card for the Tungsten T3 and Zire 72.
102. Second Company Preparing 802.11g Solution for Handhelds 5/26/2004
Agere Systems has announced a small 802.11g Wi-Fi module specifically designed for handhelds and other portable electronics.
103. Windows Mobile 2003 SE Update Now Available for Toshiba e800 5/26/2004
Toshiba Europe has posted on its web site a Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition update for its e800/e805.
104. PDA and Tech Deals for 5/26/04 - 5/27/04 5/26/2004
$20 Off Coupon Code at Dell.com, One Day Only Get Free Shipping and -$20 on Dell 624MHz Axim X30Dell Axim X30 312MHz Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Pocke
Toshiba has released the new e800 BT in many European countries which includes Bluetooth and Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition (in most cas
A picture has been posted at PDA 24/7 that shows a "palmOne Wi-Fi Card." There are no other details like pricing or potential release date a
On display at a tradeshow this week are several innovative screens. This includes a prototype screen that not only acts as a color display,
108. Sena Announces Several New Clie, Toshiba Cases 5/27/2004
Sena Cases is taking pre-orders for new carrying cases for several handhelds, including the Sony Clie TJ27, TJ37, TH55, and the Toshiba e800
109. SmartMovie Now Available For Palm OS 5 Devices 5/27/2004
SmartMovie is a video player for handheld devices. A desktop PC conversion program is also included.
110. Web Founder Against Mobile-Only Domain 5/27/2004
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the technology behind the World Wide Web, is opposed to a plan to create a Top Level Domain for web sites t
111. Try Our New PDA & Smartphone Advisor 5/27/2004
Now you can find the best device for you with our exclusive PDA & Smartphone Advisor, powered by MyProductAdvisor.com.
Agere produces faster, lower-power handheld WiFi iPaq 5450, 5550 WLAN update Berners-Lee says 'no' to mobile TLD
OQO is a San Francisco based company started by former employees from both Apple and IBM. In January at the CES show in Las Vegas OQO unvei
114. Weekly Gaming Roundup 5/28/2004
New Games for Palm OS and Pocket PC include TetriBox, Snake, Gamebox Solitaire II, and more.
Camera-less Treo 600 launching on Sprint? 128 MB backup card from Proporta Stowaway Bluetooth keyboard, finally
116. Dell Axim X30 624MHz Units Shipping Next Week 5/28/2004
If you’re anxiously anticipating the arrival of your new Axim X30, the wait shouldn’t be too much longer. The 312MHz units started shipping
117. PDA and Tech Deals for Memorial Day Weekend 5/29/2004
Sony CLIE TJ27 With Digital Camera $159 After Rebate and Free Shipping Toshiba e405 Color Pocket PC Handheld $199.99, No Rebate needed!Phar
118. Review - Facer 2.02 by PocketCraft 5/30/2004
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