One of the most anticipated applications for the Palm OS, Launcher X has finally been released. This application launcher offers configurable skins, a built-in file browser for organizing external memory cards, hi-res support for Sony Clie, HandEra 330, and OS 5 devices, plus hi-res+ support for the Sony NR and NX series. It costs $20.
Palm, Inc. has announced that Palm VersaMail, the email application that comes with the Tungsten T, is now available for anyone to purchase. It can be used on most handhelds running Palm OS 4.1 or higher. VersaMail supports sending and receiving attachments up to 2MB per message . It includes basic text viewer support for Microsoft Word and HTML documents plus it works with DataViz Documents To Go to convert Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files into a Palm handheld format. Windows users can HotSync mail directly with a POP or IMAP server. It also synchronizes with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, and Eudora. Additional desktop mail sync support includes Lotus Notes 5.0. Palm VersaMail sells for $35.
Sony Online Entertainment is in the final stages of development on EverQuest for the Pocket PC, which will give gamers an isometric view of the action as they become one of four character classes and complete 10 major quests across 15 different adventure areas. The title is expected to be available before Thanksgiving with an MSRP of $20.
Pocketop has announced that the Pocketop Wireless Keyboard is now compatible with the Palm Zire.
Spb Software House has released Spb Quick, Pocket PC companion software for Quicken. It synchronizes with the desktop version of Quicken, downloading all its data to the handheld. Once synchronized, a user can inspect all accounts and transactions, see account balance, income, and expense charts and create new transactions. All the transactions entered on the Pocket PC then get moved to Quicken on the desktop during the next synchronization. It is available now for $30.
Chapura has released KeyContacts 1.2, which has been updated to provide easier access to important Outlook contact information on Palm OS handhelds. New features include improvements made for jog wheel, navigator and keyboard devices, as well as additional search features and easier access to the category manager. The update is free to current customers or KeyContacts costs $25.