Mobile Tech News – Pocket Tunes Update, LCDs as Cameras, BlackBerry Connect Down Under, And More

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Pocket Tunes Releases Update to Popular Palm OS Music Player

Pocket Tunes 3.1.5 has been released and sports a host of updates, including support for Style Tap on Windows Mobile devices and an improved experience when copying music from a PC to a device, especially with music purchased from online music stores.

Pocket Tunes can be downloaded as a trial and purchased from or via the Brighthand Software store ($35.95).


An Apple Invention Lets LCDs Act as Cameras 

Apple, Inc. has received a patent for an invention that would embed thousands of tiny cameras among the pixels on a LCD screen. This would allow users of mobile devices to look directly at the person they are videoconferencing with.

Unfortunately, it’s not clear at this point if Apple intends to use this technology in any upcoming devices.

Via Engadget


BlackBerry Connect released by Telstra in Australia

The highly anticipated BlackBerry Connect software for the Treo 650 has been announced for download in a new area. Australia’s Telstra has announced that the BlackBerry Connect Software will be available early next month.

BlackBerry Connect enables Treo 650 smartphones to connect to Exchange Servers that have already deployed the BlackBerry email software and servers. It supports “push” email, wireless calendar synchronization, attachment viewing, remote address lookup, and extends IT management policies to deployed 650s.

Read more about the Telstra BlackBerry Connect announcement here.


Verizon Wireless Announces Wireless Priority Service 

It has been announced that Verizon Wireless announces their support and implementation of Wireless Priority Service. What this basically means is that whenever there is an emergency, emergency workers, fire/police, and ambulance workers will have access to the wireless airwaves over everyone else.

Via The Wireless Report.



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