Toshiba America has initiated a voluntary recall for Pocket PC e740 units bearing serial numbers 72014641L through 92041620L*. They have learned that a loss of data can occur if the battery is allowed to fully discharge or if the battery is disconnected from the product for any reason. Details are available from Toshiba (PDF).
iambic, Inc. has released iambic Agendus for Windows, a version of its contact-management and scheduling app for the Palm OS that runs on Windows PCs. The program is fully compatible with both Palm Desktop and Outlook data. It reads and writes both formats and synchronizes with Agendus for Palm using the existing HotSync conduit. Agendus for Windows allows the user to link contacts to calls, meetings and to-dos on the PC. The program tracks all contacts, displays contact histories, and analyzes all contact interactions and communications. It also allows the user to get maps and driving directions directly from the Internet and for any contact in the address book and much more. The Standard Edition retails for $40 and the Professional Edition is $60. These do not come with a copy of Agendus for Palm OS, which sells for $25.
Samsung has officially announced that it will use the Symbian OS in some of its upcoming 2.5 and 3G mobile phone handsets. Samsung is covering all the bases. It is also going to release a Palm OS smartphone and one based on Microsoft’s Smartphone 2002 operating system.
PhatWare Corporation has released HPC Notes 4.0 Professional Edition, an upgrade to its notes organizer for the Pocket PC. The new version offers rich text editing and formatting, file attachments, hyperlinks between notes, customizable views, user reminders, a spell checker, HTML export capability, and more. It sells for $50.
Blue Nomad has released WordSmith 2.2, a update to its word processing app for the Palm OS. It’s now ready for Palm OS 5.0 devices, users can now more easily select large quantities of text, and it includes an enhanced search/replace feature. The upgrade is free to all registered users.
Bachmann Software’s FilePoint Pro and PrintBoy Anywhere applications, as well as its InfraReady Adapter, are all now available at the Palm Store, as well as on Bachmann’s site where they were before.
Pen&Internet, developer of the riteMail handwritten e-mail application and service, and RACO Industries, a national dealer for T-Mobile, have announced a partnership to market riteMail products and services to T-Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition corporate users.