BrightBytes™: Tiny GPS, Wayport, Audible.com, and More

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DeLorme has announced its latest Earthmate GPS receiver that’s just 1.9 by 2.1 by .8 inches. It’s MSRP is $130. This June, DeLorme will offer a Bluetooth docking station that attaches to the receiver allowing customers to use Bluetooth-enabled handhelds to wirelessly receive GPS signals in-vehicle. It and the GPS receiver together will sell for $300. Also available will be a PDA PowerPack that allows it to make a wired connection to a Palm OS or Pocket PC handheld.

Wayport, the world’s largest provider of Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless and wired high-speed Internet access in more than 525 hotels and 10 airports, is offering a 30-day free trial of its Wi-Fi and wired Internet access with the purchase of a Palm Tungsten C, which has integrated Wi-Fi.

Palm Zire 71 users are offered one free month of SmartListener, a special version of Audible.com‘s membership program. This offer consists of any one audiobook and two 1-month subscriptions from Audible’s Subscription Center. In addition, a free 3-month subscription to Audible’s daily audio edition of The New York Times is available to all Zire 71 handheld users

Clickgamer Technologies has released Knight Lite for the Pocket PC. Users will battle through nine challenging stages of gameplay over five different worlds. It sells for $8.

MARGI Systems has announced that Presenter-to-Go is compatible with Palm’s new Tungsten C and Zire 71. This is a tool for connecting handhelds to monitors and projectors and making PowerPoint presentations.

Atomic Cannon Pocket v1.0 is now available from Isotope244 Graphics. This is a strategic tank simulation with 25 landscapes and over 50 weapons. The Elite version is $20, while a standard version (with fewer weapons and landscapes) is $13.

Palm Inc. began offering some of its handhelds in China for the first time this week. It faces intense competition, including from other Palm OS licensees like Legend.

PocketMusic from PocketMind of a freeware MP3 player for Pocket PCs. It allows users to store their audio files in any folder, not just My Documents. The company also offers the PocketMusic Feature Pack, which adds support for files in Windows Media (WMA) format. PocketMusic is free but the Feature Pack costs $20.

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