BrightBytes™: Tungsten C, Webcast, Treo 270, and More

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Update for Palm Tungsten C

Palm has posted a ROM update for its Wi-Fi enabled Tungsten C that fixes various bugs. Specifically, it fixes a problem with MAC addresses, reduces audio popping and clicking sounds from the built-in speaker, and several other changes.

Not all Tungsten Cs need this update. A description of which handhelds do is on the same page as the download. A discussion of the effectiveness of this update can be found in the Brighthand Forums.

Connecting Your Pocket PC to the Outside World

Pocket PC Thoughts’ Ed Hansberry will be putting on a Microsoft TechNet Webcast today on connecting a Pocket PC to either the Internet or a corporate LAN. It is free of charge and begins at 1:00 pm Eastern or 10:00 am Pacific.

Treo 270 Now Available on AT&T Networks

Handspring, Inc. has announced that its Treo 270 smartphone is now available on the AT&T Wireless nationwide GSM/GPRS network. It was already available from T-Mobile. New and current AT&T Wireless customers can purchase a Treo 270 for $399, or for $249 when adding an optional AT&T Wireless Mobile Internet (GPRS data) plan to a voice plan.

The Treo 270 is a wireless smartphone that offers both voice and data capabilities.It?s also a full-featured Palm OS handheld. It has an integrated mini keyboard and a 160 by 160 pixel color screen.

Return to the Thrilling Days of Yesteryear

Clickgamer is now offering Pocket Odyssey2, an Odyssey2 / Videopac+ emulator for Pocket PC. This offers true cycle-based emulation of the entire hardware. Over 124 games are available for this system from the 1980s. Pocket Odyssey2 sells for $4.95.

Presenter-to-Go comes to OS X

MARGI Systems’ Presenter-to-Go presentation tool is now compatible with Mac OS X v10.2 (Jaguar). Previously, MARGI support for Macintosh was limited to OS versions 8.5 to 9.2. The new version is available as a free upgrade.

With Presenter-to-Go, presentations can be created in PowerPoint, compressed, and transferred to a handheld and displayed via a digital projector in high-quality, full-color resolution. It allows users to selectively hide/show slides, drag/drop slides, view slide text and presentation notes, make on-screen annotations, and continuously loop slide shows. It comes with a bundled remote control.



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