BrightBytes™: RIM 857, Bluetooth GPS, Treo 270 in China

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Research in Motion is going to increase the amount of RAM in its RIM 857 wireless Handheld from 5MB to 8MB, without increasing its cost.

Several weeks ago, EMTAC began offering a GPS receiver that connects to the Palm Tungsten T with Bluetooth wireless networking. Socket Communications has begun offering a version for the Pocket PC this week. The Bluetooth GPS Receiver works with a number of GPS map programs including Destinator, Mapopolis, Pharos, and TeletypeGPS. It sells for $450, significantly more expensive than the Palm OS version.

Handspring has announced that the Treo 270 will be available in China in in the next 30 days. CEC Telecom will be responsible for final assembly and manufacturing in China and GrandTech, as Handspring’s sole distributor in Asia, will be responsible for marketing and distribution. China is a huge market that few outside handheld or smartphone manufacturers have made much of a dent in, though most of these companies have sets their sites on it.

Today Sena Cases started a 20% discount that is valid for all of its products with coupon code: THNXGVNG. It makes leather cases for Sony Cli? models.

Gomadic Corp has begun offering Power Sync Cables for the AudioVox (Thera/Maestro) and Toshiba (2032/e570) devices. These 5-foot-long cables connect to a standard USB port, allowing both synchronization and recharging.

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