BrightBytes™: Axim, EU vs. Microsoft, ACT! for Palm OS

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Dell has sent an email to previous customers offering them an additional 10% off its Axim X5 Pocket PCs, which it just officially launched this week. Once the $50 rebates are factored in, this makes the entry level model $175 and the advanced one $265.

The European Commission is considering bringing a new anti-trust case against Microsoft. According to PC World, the EU is looking into whether Microsoft is illegally using its Windows monopoly to aid its new operating system for mobile phones, Smartphone 2002.

Best Software has released ACT! for Palm OS, which offers over 60 pre-defined fields and 15 custom fields for each contact. Users can store multiple addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, websites, and more for each contact. It also allows users to keep date and time-stamped notes on each contact. It is currently available in North America only and requires ACT! 6.0. ACT! Link for Pocket PC is in beta.

Pretec has announced that it will soon release 1.5 GB, 2 GB, and 3 GB CompactFlash cards. These will be available next year. Thanks to Geek.com for the tip.

Mazingo has recently added several new features to its Mobile Entertainment Network. It has added daily highlights from Extra and Celebrity Justice to its television and news category. It has added a $6.95 one-day pass allowing unlimited downloads and a Digital Video Package with more reliable and better video content.

McPhling for Palm OS 5 is now available. This allows users to switch apps with a single swipe of their stylus. It is available at a special price of $10 until the end of November.

Cecraft will release Crystal Caliburn, a new pinball game for Pocket PC, on December 10.

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