Mobile Tech News — Google Calendars Go Mobile, New Ebook Standard, NetFront, and More

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Display Google Calendars on a Pocket PC’s Today Screen

SnoopSoft’s Dashboard application was introduced to extend the functionality of a Pocket PC’s Today Screen. Now, the is introducing a Google Calendar plug-in for this application

WebCalendar can display on the Today screen the default Pocket PC Calendar, Google Private Calendars, and Google Public Calendars)

It supports all Pocket PC running Windows Mobile 2003 and above.

WebCalendar costs $9.95. It can produce basic functionality on its own, but Dashboard 3 is required for all the features to be enabled.

More information is available on SnoopSoft’s web site.


New Ebook Technical Standard Adapted

For many users, the ebook train has been a long and slow departure from the station. From issues with readers, to getting content from one device to another (DRM), there has always been something holding up the adoption of ebooks.

However, Mobile Read reports that a new ebook standard has been adopted, and many major ebook and publishing players are backing it.

The new standard, called IDPF is based on the OEBPS (Open ebook Publication Structure), an XML-based ebook format. Companies such as Mobipocket, Adobe, and OSoft have already expressed that they will be offering support for IDPF in the future.

Read the entire Mobile Read posting, as well as the IDPF press release for more information.


English Version of NetFront 3.3 Released for Pocket PC

Access, Co. released the Japanese version of NetFront 3.3 some time ago, but the English version of this web browser for Pocket PCs is just now being introduced.

New features include full support for VGA displays, improved handling of frames, and more.

NetFront costs $29.80, and more information on it is available on the Access web site.


Telstra and RIM Announce the New EDGE-enabled BlackBerry 7130g in Australia

Continuing its summer romp in Asia and the South Pacific, RIM has announced that yet another carrier will be carrying BES and BlackBerry devices. Telstra in Australia has introduced the EDGE toting 7130g on its GSM network.

The 7130g features RIM’s SureType keyboard, a color LCD screen, Bluetooth, and support for fast (140k-300k) EDGE data connections.

Visit the RIM website for more information on the 7130g and the Telstra availability.


Optus Unveils New BlackBerry 7130g and Upgraded BlackBerry Internet Service

An additional Australian RIM entry, Optus, has also announced that it will be carrying the BlackBerry 7130g.

In addition, this carrier will be offering an enhanced BlackBerry Internet Service.  The latest offering of this service, which allows users to access up to 10 corporate and personal email accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and most popular ISP email accounts) from a single device, provides users with enhanced wireless synchronization of read, sent, and deleted items from the user’s BlackBerry handset to their email account.

Availability is to start at the end of June. For more information visit the RIM web site.




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