Microsoft has combined its division that creates Windows Mobile with the one that creates Windows CE.
While global shipments of PDAs fell 4.6 percent in the first Quarter of 2004, the fight for the PDA operating system market share has come to a boil. PalmSource and Microsoft were in a neck and neck tie in shipments of PDA hardware devices according to Gartner Research. Meanwhile RIMs BlackBerry device skyrocketed in sales growth.
Palm Desktop 4.1.4 for Windows and 4.2.1 for Mac have been released, adding support for additional features.
The battle for the handheld operating system market has heated up as PalmSource and Microsoft were in a virtual tie in shipments in the first quarter of 2004.
AnexTEK, a subsidiary of Wistron, has launched a self-branded Windows Mobile 2003 Smartphone called the SP230. The unit will be released in many parts of Europe and Asia next month. The SP230 is a GSM/GPRS phone and features a 400 MHz PXA255 processor and 64MB of RAM and ROM.
Glass Lantern's mPack, featuring eleven tools and utilities for Windows Mobile smartphones, is now in public beta.
Intellisync has added synchronization support for Windows Mobile smartphones. This application now provides smartphone users with two-way, desktop-based synchronization of email, calendar, contacts and tasks.
HP holds a slim lead over palmOne for the #1 sales spot of PDAs while Microsoft is dominating the Palm OS for operating system market share in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Even more information has emerged on HP's upcoming Pocket PC with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GSM/GPRS, including a surprise about which version of Windows Mobile it will use.
Toshiba and ASUS have officially stated that they will release in the U.S. free Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition updates for their Pocket PC models.
A beta of PocketSkype for Windows Mobile 2003 handhelds enables free worldwide voice calls over a Wi-Fi connection.
Thanks to a beta release of their Windows Mobile software, Skype Technologies is letting PPC users place phone calls using voice over IP (VoIP) for free. The only requirements are a Windows Mobile 2003 device with a 400MHz processor and headset, along with an internet connection and friends who also have the application installed.
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