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Sony Ericsson Handhelds Getting Remote ActiveSync Functionality from DataViz

DataViz is going to provide Exchange ActiveSync connectivity for Sony Ericsson’s new Symbian OS based UIQ 3.0 smartphones, both the M600 and P990.

This will be powered by DataViz’ RoadSync, which provides secure, wireless, “Direct Push” synchronization of corporate e-mail, calendar, contacts, and attachments from Exchange Server 2003.

More information can be found on DataViz’s web site.


Berlitz Compact German-English Dictionary Released for Windows Mobile

Berlitz Compact German Dictionary brings one of the most trusted names in language reference to the mobile device. The dictionary contains over 50,000 entries drawn from modern usage, complete and accurate definitions, as well as information about idiomatic expressions. It is ideal for writers, students, and professionals, or anyone else who needs the right word at the right time.

This application translates in two directions: German-English and English-German. The user interface is in English.

The Berlitz Compact German Dictionary is now available for 14.95 euros and a demo version with limited functionality is free for download. For more info about the release, visit the Envi.con web site.


Brighthand Gets Google Toolbar Button

Ben Stafford, one of Brighthand’s developers, has developed Google toolbar buttons for all the web sites, including Brighthand

Those using this Internet Explorer toolbar can now add a button to it that shows a list the last twelve articles posted and search the site from the Google toolbar.

This free plug-in can be downloaded from Google’s web site. The Google Toolbar itself can be downloaded from here.


Leading Teaching Hospital Gets More Efficient with Palm Devices

Medical personnel at University Hospital Cincinnati, a leading research and teaching hospital, are using Palm TX and LifeDrive handhelds as well as Treo smartphones do their jobs.

In addition to numerous healthcare applications running on the more than 500 Palm devices in the hospital, physicians have access to patient records, lab results, x-ray reports, vital signs, and email over the hospital’s Wi-Fi network.

“All the critical information they need is on hand at all times making it extremely beneficial for patient and doctor alike,” said Dr. Mark Schroer, director of the hospitalist program. He estimates that using his LifeDrive loaded with applications for various tasks, such as transcribing patient notes, saves him at least an hour a day and approximately seven hours a week.


Save 37% on Avvenu Plus

The latest version of the Avvenu service is now available for download. And, for a limited time, Avvenu Plus, the premium service which offers guaranteed access to sharing and accessing files anytime anywhere, is being offered at a 37% discount until July 31 to new customers..

Avvenu is a service that works with your wireless mobile device to give users access to files on a home or work computer remotely. This is not a VPN solution, rather it uses a technique called secure software tunneling to connect to the stationary computer. There are two levels of Avvenu service, a free version and the Avvenu Plus Premium version.

Visit for more information and to download a trial/purchase.




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