BrightBytes™: GoAmerica, AT&T, Cases, and More

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Late last month, GoAmerica announced that EarthLink had purchased all its CDPD-networked subscribers and a segment of its Cingular and Motient network subscriber base. This week, GoAmerica sent an email to all the subscribers to its CDPD wireless service informing them that their accounts are being transferred to EarthLink. These people have the choice of either subscribing to EarthLink for $40 a month or stopping their service. Thanks to Mike for the tip.

Speaking of CDPD, AT&T Wireless announced earlier this week that it will shut its CDPD network down by 2004. AT&T no longer accepts new subscribers and current subscribers will be encouraged to switch to the company’s other networks. Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) is an older wireless networking technology that offers a maximum speed of 19.2 kbps.

Saunders, maker of RhinoSkin cases, is now offering two leather cases for the Sony Clié SJ30, SJ20, and SL10. One is a flipcase and the other is a portfolio. Both offer slots to store Memory Sticls and business cards. The regular price is $35 but RhinoSkin is offering a $5 introductory discount now through October 30th.

Capcom is giving away a free copy of the classic video game Vulgus for Windows and the Pocket PC. Thanks to PDAGeek for the tip.

Metrowerks has announced that CodeWarrior Development Studio for Palm OS Platform, version 9.0 will support application development for next generation Palm Powered handhelds that contain processors from Motorola, Intel, and Texas Instruments based on ARM core technology as well as 68K processors. It will be available by early December.



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