Toshiba unveils 40 GB, 1.8 inch portable HD
Toshiba is adding a new member to its line of ultracompact hard drives for mobile technology. Using a new 20 GB platter, or data surface, the drives come in 20 and 40 GB sizes and measure 2.12 inches wide, by 3.09 inches long. The 20 GB and 40 GB versions are, respectively, .2 inches thick/51 grams, and .31 inches thick/62 grams.
Don't expect these to show up built into PocketPCs in the near future--they're still too large and too power-hungry to be incorporated into ordinary designs. They will, however, certainly be added to Toshiba's existing line of PC Card based hard drives, so those dead set on some even more massive Storage for their PocketPC can still play. Don't expect it to be cheap, though.
iPaq Bluetooth update for h2200
HP has issued a patch for a number of Bluetooth issues on the iPaq 2200 series:
The update is only for iPaq 2210 and 2215 PocketPCs, and requires 2 MB RAM.
Beiks LexSpell for Palm OS
Beiks, makers dictionary programs for the Palm OS, are trying their hand at an email spell checker. The program provides instant spell-checking in most email clients, including Treo Mail and SnapperMail, as well as in "other applications", though the press release doesn't specify which ones. LexSpell supports all Palm OS 3.5 and later units on all resolutions, and languages including American English, British English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
Proporta leather case for Treo 600
Proporta's leather Treo case is out:
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