BrightBytes™: Wi-Fi & 128MB CF Card, iSync, Smartphone, and More

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Combo 128 MB and Wi-Fi CompactFlash Card coming next week

128 MB and Wi-Fi CompactFlash Card SanDisk is going to release the CompactFlash card that offers both 128 MB of memory and Wi-Fi wireless networking that it promised earlier this year. According to its website, this card will be available the week of June 16. It is expected to cost $130. A version with 256 MB of Storage should be available later this year.

The combo card can be used with PocketPCs and will come with a free PC Card adapter so it can also be used in a laptop. SanDisk says this card has been designed with low power consumption to minimize battery drain.

iSync 1.1 released

Apple has released iSync 1.1, adding support for more cell phones and synchronization of Safari bookmarks. The iSync Palm Conduit has also been upgraded to version 1.1, and the new conduit, which provides performance and stability improvements over the iSync 1.0 Palm Conduit, is required to sync with the new version of iSync. The new version requires that the user have Mac OS X version 10.2.5 (or later), iCal 1.0.2, iSync 1.1, and Palm Desktop 4.0 installed.

Smartphone 2002 available soon in Australia

Microsoft Australia has announced that Optus Mobile in Australia will carry the Qtek 7070, based on Microsoft’s Smartphone 2002 platform, beginning in late June. The Qtek 7070 was also recently introduced in Hong King and Sweden and is based on HTC’s Tanager reference design, which is also the reference design for the Orange SPV smartphone.

Pocket Player coming soon for Pocket PC 2002

Conduits has announced that it will launch Pocket Player for Pocket PC 2002 this month. According to the Conduits newsletter, the new player will support MP3, WMA, Ogg, an equalizer, visualizations, streaming, and dynamic Skins.

Astraware game updates

Astraware has updated Text Twist, What Word, and GTS Racing Challenge this week. The new versions add hi-resolution support and audio enhancement.

iambic releases two editions of Agendus 6.1

iambic has released two new editions of Agendus, its contact management and scheduling application for Palm Powered devices. Agendus 6.1 for Palm OS Standard adds support for high-resolution color icons in the toolbar and pop-up menus, and Agendus 6.1 for Palm OS Professional supports sending and receiving e-mail and SMS messages via HotSync or directly from/to the device if the device is connected to the Internet. The Professional version integrates the datebook, contacts, ToDos, and e-mail, letting the user send an e-mail message from the contact details or add contacts from received messages as datebook entries.

Other new features in the Professional Edition include new views, additional customizable filters in the ToDo view, support for wallpaper background images without the need for an expansion card, high-resolution color icons in the toolbar and pop-up menus, a high-resolution icon editor, and vCalendar and vCard support.

Free trial versions of Agendus 6.1 for Palm OS can be downloaded from iambic.com. The Standard Edition sells for $24.95, and the Professional Edition sells for $39.95.

Mobile Paint 2003 v2.80 released

Mobile Systems has released a new version of Mobile Paint 2003, a painting application for Palm Powered devices. The new version adds an image resizing feature.

Mobile Paint can perform an unlimited number of Undo and Redo operations, giving the user full control of a painting by returning to any point in its creation. Other features include the ability to export and import pictures to and from a desktop computer, a range of different shapes, an assortment of painting tools, high-resolution support, and expansion card support. Mobile Paint requires Palm OS 3.1 or higher and is compatible with Palm OS 5. Mobile Paint 2003 costs $14.95 and is available from Mobile Systems.

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