BrightBytes™: Awards, Free eCards, Highscores, and More

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Lots of groups have been making up “Best Of” lists.

  • Handheld Computing Magazine has announced the winners of its Best Products of 2002 Awards. Its product of the year is the Dell Axim X5.
  • Computer Reseller News has named the Handspring Treo the best overall product of 2002.
  • Cnet has its picks for the Best of CES 2003. The winner in the Best PDA/Phone Combo category is the just-announced Hitachi Mobile Communicator. Its choice for the best Multimedia Handheld is the Sony PEG-NZ90. has upgraded its free My ECard service. Palm Powered handheld users can now use the service to create free greeting cards. Using a Java applet from the website, users can design their own greeting cards and receive a standalone PRC file that they can beam and email to another user. These can include graphics from the site collection or users can upload their own.

Spb Software House in association with has released Pocket Highscores, an application that allows Pocket PC users retrieve their best results for many Pocket PC games and publish them online at website to compete with mobile gamers all over the world. Pocket Highscores is free.

Applian Technologies has launched the Classic Arcade Games collection for the Pocket PC. This includes games similar to well-known favorites like Tetris, Breakout, Centipede and Whack-a-mole, and is $9.95.

iambic has released Exit Nights, its first Pocket PC game. Gameplay involves collecting cards while challenging a total of forty opponents. Players can challenge others via Bluetooth or IR. It is $20.

iambic has also unveiled two editions of TimeReporter 4.0, its time and expense tracking application, available for Windows desktop and Palm OS Handheld devices. The Standard Edition supports Microsoft Access, while the Professional Edition supports Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server 2000.



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