Mobile Tech News – Motorola Q Case, Financial Assistant, Mini USB Port Repair, and More

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Vaja Releases Classic Case for Motorola Q

Vaja has announced the Classic Case for the Motorola Q. This features a screen protector, camera lens and flash cut-outs, magnetic snap closure,  and optional miniSD slots for extra memory cards.

This case is made of fine Argentine leather and can be had in several colors and embossing options. Prices start at $80. Learn more or purchase at the Vaja web site.


LandWare Offers Updated Money Magazine Financial Assistant for Palm OS

The updated Money Magazine Financial Assistant for Palm handhelds helps users make informed financial decisions quickly and easily, and is now optimized for the Palm 700p, 650 and 600 smartphones.

This application features collection of over 45 problem-solving worksheets, grouped into eight categories have been especially designed so non-experts and experts alike can manage over 150 different financial decisions, including: Loans, Leasing and Mortgages Marketing and Investment Analysis Personal Finance Everyday Math Savings, and Tuition and Retirement Planning

The Money Magazine Financial Assistant for Palm handhelds costs $19.95 and is available for download at


PocketPCTechs Now Repairing Mini USB Ports

As users must frequently insert and remove the mini USB cable on their handheld or smartphone, it isn’t unusual for the port to wear or or be damaged. PocketPCTechs is now able to replace this port on a wide variety of models for $60.

To learn more, visit the PocketPCTechs web site.


Find the Closest Place to Make Charitable Donations is offering a free service that allows users of mobile devices to find the nearest place to make a charitable donation, whether it be of old clothes, furniture, etc. or of food or blood.

To use this service, visit and enter a zip code to bring up a list of donation points in the area. Also included is location information, hours of operation, accepted items, full-text details, and contact information.


SanDisk and Skype Announce Pocket-Sized Internet Video Calling On Smart Drives

In an effort to make VoIP calling a reality for more people, Skype has teamed up with SanDisk to created a USB Drive that has been preloaded with Skype software.This application will now come pre-loaded on SanDisk’s newest Cruzer Micro and Cruzer Titanium lines of Skype-certified U3 enabled smart drives. This will allow consumers to make free PC-to-PC audio and video calls to Skype users in most major markets.

The new drives will display the Skype logo on the packaging and will feature one free month of Skype voice mail for the mobile user to get messages from their Skype calls even when on the go.

The SanDisk Cruzer Micro with Skype preloaded is available at retail outlets in U.S. and Europe, including Skype’s online store, for suggested retail prices ranging from $39.99 to $199.99. Capacities are 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB. SanDisk Cruzer Titanium with Skype comes in 1 GB and 2 GB, at suggested prices of $74.99 and $119.99 respectively, and is now shipping in most major markets.




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