BrightBytes™: Treo 90, Blackberry, @Mail

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The Treo 90 now appears on the Handspring page with the note “No longer available directly from Handspring,” a very strong indication that this model has been discontinued. Staples is now offering it for $200, which is $100 off the list price.

Research In Motion and Swisscom Mobile have announced plans to bring the Blackberry wireless platform to enterprise customers in Switzerland using Swisscom Mobile’s GSM/GPRS network. In addition, StarHub and RIM today announced an agreement to offer Blackberries to corporate customers in Singapore. StarHub aims to conduct trials for its corporate customers next month. Details of availability and pricing will be announced by the companies at a later date.

@Mail has been released by Web Information Solutions, Inc. This is a full featured email client for Pocket PC with HTML view support, IMAP/POP3 support, and more. Its available now for $25.

NS BASIC sponsoring its 4th programming contest for NS Basic/Palm. There will be $100 prizes awarded in 4 divisions: Enterprise, Games, Japanese, and Open. The deadline for entries is midnight EST, February 28.

Handmark has become the number one publisher of handheld software according to just release data from NPD Intelect for retail Software Sales in December 2002. The NPD ranking is based on actual retail sales revenue as reported by 80% of the nations leading software retailers and includes online packaged Software Sales by those retailers. The company offers both Palm OS and Pocket PC applications.



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