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Laridian Releases the IVP Bible Background Commentary for Palm OS and Pocket PC

Laridian, makers of the popular MyBible and PocketBible readers for PalmOS, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, and Symbian devices has introduced a new item to its literary library, the IVP Bible Background Commentary New Testament and IVP Bible Background Commentary Old Testament.

Compatible with Laridian’s MyBible software for Palm OS and PocketBible software for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs, the PDA editions of these companion volumes provide cultural and historical background for the entire Bible.

The IVP Bible Background Commentary New Testament covers the New Testament verse-by-verse with relevant cultural, social and historical background so you can read the New Testament the way its first readers would have read it. The IVP Bible Background Commentary Old Testament covers the Old Testament passage-by-passage with valuable insight into the Israelite culture and worldview.

These commentaries sell for US$14.99 each or together for US$19.99. The books require the PocketBible 3 program for Pocket PC or MyBible 4 program for Palm OS, each sold separately for US$10.00. All items are available for immediate download from the Laridian Web site (


Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email Now Available for Sony Ericsson M600 and P990

Nokia’s Intellisync Wireless Email has been recently updated to include two additional Sony Ericsson devices, the M600 and P990.

This application provides basic wireless email for virtually any device built on any platform. In addition, it lets operators and companies deliver more advanced wireless communications services, including synchronization for calendars, contacts, files, data and applications, and highly secure device management software.

For more information, and to download Intellisync, visit the Intellisync web site.


Palm and Globe Telecom Introduce the Treo 680 to the Philippines

The Treo 680 continues its global trek with its latest release on the Globe Telecom network in the Philippines. This is the first operator in this country to offer this smartphone.

More information about the Treo 680 is available at


YourCall for Palm OS Treos Updated

The popular after-call application YourCall has been updated to version 1.6.

Featuring localization for French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish languages and support for Google Maps for Palm OS for address mapping 411 search results, YourCall has been improved to be easier to use. The 1.6 update also features stability fixes for the new Treo 680.

A complete listing of the new features is available to read on the Your Call section of the iambic web site. The purchase price is $9.95.




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