Mobile Tech News – BlackBerry 8700 on T-Mobile, Treo Used for Conference Data Collection, Update for MSN Direct

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BlackBerry 8700 Comes to T-Mobile

The latest cellular-wireless handheld from Research in Motion (RIM) is now available from T-Mobile USA. This is the first model from RIM to use an Intel processor, and the first to support EDGE wireless networking.

 The BlackBerry 8700g costs $300 after a mail-in rebate and signing a service contract..

More information is available on the T-Mobile web site.


Treo 700w Used as Audience-Response Tool 

Attendees at the World Health Care Congress, going on now, are using the Palm Treo 700w in a unique way. With software from VisionTree, more than 200 VIP attendees are using these smartphones to wirelessly collect, analyze and report data while at the conference.

Panelists will get feedback from the audience through custom surveys in real time. The data collected will then be available to present to the audience in graphs and charts for analysis and discussion.


Update for MSN Direct

MSN Direct, the technology behind SPOT watches, is rolling out its first update in a long time.

Possibly the biggest new feature is the option to install as many watch faces as the user likes. There are also three new faces, along with nineteen new stock tickers.

More information is available on


Updates for SplashID and SplashPhoto

SplashData today announced that SplashID and SplashPhoto, two of the company’s most popular products, now support Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0.

SplashID securely stores all kinds of personal identification information, including usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and more. SplashPhoto helps Windows Mobile users manage and synchronize their photo libraries with a desktop PC.

More information is available on the SplashData web site.



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