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Mobile High Speed For Palm OS Devices Updated

Nova Media updated its Internet connection wizard Mobile High Speed to version 5.3.5, introducing support for more mobile phones and network operators. The new release features support for dozens of new mobile phones and connection settings have been added for new many network operators on each continent.

High Speed for Palm OS can automatically configure nearly any Palm OS device to use a mobile phone as a modem to go online, including UMTS, EDGE and GPRS speeds as well as HSCSD connections if available.

The price for the full version is Euro 19.95 plus VAT. The update is free for current owners of a Mobile High Speed 5.x for Palm OS license. More information and a downloadable trial can be found on the Nova Media web site.


New Version of Pocket Internet Explorer Plug-In MultiIE Introduced

Southway Mobile Applications has released MultiIE 4.0, the latest version of its enhancement software for the version of Internet Explorer that comes with Windows Mobile Pocket PCs and Smartphones..

Features include tabbed browsing with loading status, quickly switching to Full Screen Mode, Background Window loading, and more.

MultiIE 4.0 costs $17.95 and can be downloaded from the Southway Mobile Applications web site.

Documents To Go Released for Devices Running UIQ 3.0

DataViz has has just introduced a version of Documents To Go for Symbian smartphones running the UIQ 3.0 interface. This allows the latest Sony Ericsson devices, including the just released M600 and the soon to be released P990 and W950, to view and edit native Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.

This application promises to provide complete original document integrity when Microsoft Office files, including PowerPoint files, are edited by users on the smartphone.

Documents To Go for UIQ 3.0 is available in English, French, German and Spanish and can be purchased from the DataViz web site. The suggested retail price is $49.99 for a new license.


T-Mobile Waives Call Charges for American Evacuees During Middle East Crisis

T-Mobile USA, Inc. has announced that the company is providing relief to Americans who are being evacuated from Lebanon to Cyprus and Turkey. Through the end of July, T-Mobile USA is enabling its customers to make phone calls and send text messages free-of-charge from Lebanon, Cyprus and Turkey on their T-Mobile handsets. This relief is retroactive to July 12 for calls and text messages from Lebanon and Cyprus; and begins July 21 for Turkey.

T-Mobile USA customers in these countries also can receive calls and text messages free-of-charge within the specified timeframe. Credits will be applied and be reflected in upcoming billing cycles.


ARINC Introduces eFlyBook: An Electronic Document Device for Pilots

ARINC eFlyBook is a self-powered electronic library that stores and displays en-route charts and other documents essential for pilots. It features a glare-free screen of “electronic paper.”

This device stores all of the digitized U.S. terminal procedures, en-route charts, the complete airport facility directory and FAR/AIM documents — with room to spare for user-installed documents.

The pencil-thin eFlyBook is smaller, lighter and less expensive than conventional laptops and Tablet PC’s used in cockpits today. It features easily accessible memory for user-installed documents in multiple formats via a PC-USB connection. It also provides for the use of SD, CF and USB memory cards and devices. A stylus-based screen interface retrieves and displays documents easily. The “electronic paper” screen also captures and stores handwritten notes from pilots using the stylus.

The portable eFlyBook unit measures about 1/2 x 6 x 9 inches, and is priced below $1100 including a 12-month digital subscription to FAA en-route charts, digital copies of the complete US terminal procedures, the US airport facility directory, and FAR/AIM documents. A travel docking station and charger are included.

Read more information at the ARINC web site.



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