BrightBytes™: PPC Phone Edition, Intel, RPG, and More

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Courtesy of Chinese computer manufacturer Legend is going to release a Pocket PC Phone Edition model that looks more like a handset than any current one running that operating system, according to Reportedly, it will run a 400 MHz XScale processor, and offer 64 MB of RAM and 32 MB of ROM. It will be available next month. Unfortunately, Legend has never released a model outside of Asia.

Intel says that it now has 35% of the market for handheld microprocessors, according to News.Com. “We’re on track to hit 50 percent by the end of the year,” said Ronald Smith, the company’s senior vice president of wireless communications and computing. Intel processors are used in most Pocket PC models and the just-released Palm Tungsten C.

Constant Games and 668 Software demonstrated at last week’s E3 gaming conference a role playing game it is developing for the Palm OS. Called EDGE for Extreme Dungeon Game Experience, this will offer high-quality graphics and sound, a large world to explore, customizable characters, and much more. It will require Palm OS 5. It is not yet known when this will be released or what it will cost.

There is a new beta of AvantGo for Palm OS 5: build 83. This changes the way that the D-pad on the Palm models and the Jog Dial on Sony models operate, in addition to other bug fixes.

ClickGamer has launched Battle of the Generals, an original military strategy and tactics game based on the classic game of Chess, Checkers and Stratego. This Pocket PC game sells for $10. is now offering a new stylus/pen combo for Palm Tungsten T. This telescopes from a length of 3 5/8″ to a maximum length of 5″. The company is currently offering an introductory price of $11, down from $20,



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