BrightBytes™: Dell, Pocketop, Zayo A600, and More

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Dell is now offering 10% off the cost of its Axim X5 Pocket PC handhelds, in addition to the $50 rebates already available. This brings the cost of the X5 Basic to $174 and the X5 Advanced to $264. This is a limited time offer.

Pocketop has released a driver to allow the HP iPAQ h1910 and h5450 to use its infrared keyboard.

MobilePlanet is now offering the Zayo A600 Pocket PC for $300, and Zayo offers a $50 rebate.

Speaking of the Zayo, ASUS has released an EUU3 update for the MyPal A600, which is essentially the same thing as the Zayo A600.

Best Software has released ACT! Link for Pocket PC, which can syncronize ACT! 6.0 with Pocket Outlook. It sells for $35 when downloaded, $40 with packaging.

Best Software has also announced an update to ACT! for Palm OS. This free update includes Palm OS 5 support, telephony features which allow customers with Palm OS smartphones to dial directly from an ACT! contact record, and significantly increased database performance.

BtToggle 1.5 allows Palm OS 5 users to turn Bluetooth on and off without perpetually going into Prefs. It can also automatically enable it when specific apps are launched and disable it when these are closed. It’s $10.

TauBetaPi Advanced Explorer by AlphaBeta Software is a replacement file explorer for the Pocket PC. It is $8.35.

Handstory is giving away two Sony PEG-TG50’s. To enter the contest, purchase HandStory Suite 2.3 (Palm OS or Pocket PC version) before April 30.

Adam Osborne, the man responsible for the first portable computer, has died. The Osborne-1 weighed 23 pounds, which caused many to describe it as “luggable” rather than portable. It was wildly successful until Mr. Osborne announced that the second generation would be significantly better than the first… months before the new model was ready. Demand for the Osborne-1 dropped as customers waited for the new one. Without cash coming in, the company failed before the second generation model was ever released.



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