Mobile Tech News – Mobile Emmy Award, Humane Treos, Pocket Express

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Nominees Picked for First Mobile Video Emmies

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the names of the shows nominated for the very first Emmy Award for mobile video. The award was created last fall to honor programs created for PCs, mobile phones, and handheld devices.

The nominees include “24: Conspiracy,” “Live 8 on AOL,” “Sophie Chase,” and “It’s JerryTime!”

The winner will be named on April 22.

Source: The New York Times (free subscription required)


Schools, Organizations Pick Palm

Wichita Public Schools is standardizing on the Palm TX for its seventh-grade technology program. The school district purchased nearly 730 of these handhelds as part of a major renovation of its technology curriculum for middle schools.

The students will learn the functionality of this handheld and learn software applications for math, data collection, quizzes, ebooks, and animation.

In a related story, the Humane Society of the United States has picked Palm’s Treo smartphones with GoodLink email software to stay connected for everyday business and coordinate during natural disasters.


New Version of Pocket Express

Handmark has come out with a new version of its Pocket Express wireless information service specifically aimed at smartphones.

This application — which is available for Palm OS, Windows Mobile, and color Blackberries — now offers even more mobile content, including Motor Sports news, Dear Abby, News of the Weird, and more.

More information on Handmark’s web site.




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