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Lexar Now Shipping 4 GB CompactFlash Card

Lexar is now shipping a 4 GB CompactFlash card that offers Write Acceleration technology for 40x speeds. While primarily aimed at the high-end digital photographer, this Storage card will be useful for anyone needing ultra-high capacity on a single media card. It has an estimated street price of $1,400. For more information, please visit the Lexar web site.

Music Apps Add Support for Palm Tungsten T2

Aeroplayer 2.7 is now available. This update adds support for Palm’s Tungsten T2 handheld, allowing the screen to be turned off during audio playback. For more information about AeroPlayer 2.7, please visit the Aerodrome web site.

Pocket Tunes has also been updated to support the Tungsten T2 in its latest version, 1.9. Support for 160 by 160 skins has also been added, along with a new Actions menu for frequently-used functions. Pocket Tunes is available at the Normsoft web site.

Both applications are compatible with the Palm Tungsten T, T2, C, and Zire 71 handhelds and feature MP3 and Ogg Vorbis support for music playback on the go.

Spb Pocket Plus Gets Additional Windows Mobile 2003 Support

Spb Software House has released Spb Pocket Plus 1.3, which fixes repeating alarms for Windows Mobile 2003, adds backlight support for the iPaq h2200 series, and fixes duplicate notification items on Windows Mobile 2003.

Spb Pocket Plus brings to the Pocket PC many enhancements users have been wanting, like multiple windows and a full-screen mode for Internet Explorer; repeating alarms; and the close button actually closes apps, not just minimizes them. It is $9.95 and can be found on the Spb Software House web site.

Sony Releases Fix for Some Bluetooth Problems

Sony has posted on its support site a new version of the Bluetooth Setup Utility that fixes some problems with exchanging files and takes care of a few other bugs, too. It is only for Clies with built-in Bluetooth: the TG50 and NZ90.

ThunderHawk Web Browser Now Supports Windows Mobile 2003

Bitstream has released ThunderHawk 1.08, which adds support for Windows Mobile 2003. ThunderHawk is a web browser for the Pocket PC that offers landscape support and compresses fonts and images to fit more of web pages onto the handheld’s screen.

The application is free but the service is $5.95 per month or $49.95 per year. More informatiuon can be found on the Bitstream web site.

Metrowerks Releases CodeWarrior for Sharp Zaurus

Metrowerks has announced CodeWarrior Development Studio for Sharp Zaurus Application Development, Version 1. This integrated development environment (IDE) allows developers to author code on a Windows desktop and then deploy applications directly to the Sharp Zaurus, which runs the Linux operating system. Developers can choose to write applications in Qt, a multi-platform C++ application framework; Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME); and other standard programming languages. It is $799 and is available now from the Metrowerks web site.



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