BrightBytes™: Low-Cost h1910, Treo 600, and More

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$50 off iPAQ h1910

Hewlett-Packard iPAQ h1910 Hewlett Packard’s official store, hpshopping.com, is offering a $50 instant rebate off the cost of the iPAQ h1910, bringing the cost down to $250.

The h1910 broke new ground for Pocket PCs, offering a high-quality screen, a 200 MHz processor, and 46 MB of user-available memory in a slim and light shape that no Pocket PC has beat yet.

Shopper.com lists other online retailers offering this handheld for low prices.

Developer Tools Available for Treo 600

Handspring has released preliminary software development tools to help developers create applications optimized for the Treo 600 smartphone. The software developer kit helps developers to design new applications and update their current ones for Treo 600’s feature set.

The preliminary developer kit contains detailed technical information for the Treo 600, including application programming interfaces; libraries for telephony, data communications, imaging, and audio control; specifications for system extensions, electrical interfaces and mechanical design; and a Treo 600 style guide.

The Treo 600 is the first model of an almost complete redesign of the Treo line. The most important changes include the move to Palm OS 5 and the addition of a digital camera and an SD slot. (Read more about the Treo 600.)

Those who would like to create applications for the Treo 600 should begin at Handspring’s developer web site.

NuShield Introduces New Screen Protectors

NuShield is now offering non-adhesive screen protectors for several handheld models, including the iPAQ 2210, Palm Tungsten C and W, Sony TG50, and Toshiba e750 and e755. The protectors are made of a thin, durable plastic that is designed to prevent screen damage from dust, scratches, and gouges. Since they are non-adhesive, fitting between the screen and case of the handheld, they are also removable for cleaning.

Protectors for many other handheld devices are available from NuShield. For more information, or to purchase online, please visit the NuShield web site.

Learn French with AvantGo

Learn2Hand and the AvantGo service are offering mobile device users a crash course in French with the new French2Hand channel. This provides AvantGo users with quick and easy French lessons for a variety of situations. Within the channel, users work through a scenario, designed as a twenty-minute bite-sized course that teaches and tests their French knowledge. Users can then purchase additional courses or “nuggets” to cover other popular scenarios such as eating out, business travel or looking for real estate property.

The French2Hand channel is the first in a series to offer interactive language learning to help users learn or refresh existing knowledge though real scenarios, which are accompanied by related phrases, vocabulary, and questions. Additional learning nuggets can be purchased for 4 pounds, or about US $6.50.

To sign up for this new channel, visit the AvantGo web site.

Landware Announces Wine Enthusiast Guide for Pocket PCs

Landware has reached the final testing stages for the Wine Enthusiast Guide Pocket PC version. Final release is expected in late August, and will include compatibility with all Pocket PC 2000 and later devices, including the recent Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC.

Wine Enthusiast, created in partnership with Wine Enthusiast Magazine, includes an extensive wine buying guide with more than 10,000 entries, cellar management tools, a vintage chart, and a 1,400 term glossary. It will retail for $24.95. For more information, or to sign up for a notification when the software is available for sale, please visit the Landware web site.

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