Mobile Tech News — PSP Price Cut, More Games for BlackBerries, Treo 680 for Doctors

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Sony Cuts Playstation Portable’s Price

When Sony launched the Playstation Portable in 2005 the device sold for $200. To celebrate its second anniversary, the official U.S. price for this handheld gaming console has been cut by $30.

So far, many retailers have been somewhat slow to update their sites to reflect the new price. One of the first is Circuit City.

Another purchasing option is TigerDirect.com, which has refurbished PSP units for $150.

More information on the Playstation Portable can be found on Sony’s web site.

 

Gameloft Making Games for Latest BlackBerries

Gameloft, a leading developer of video games for mobile phones, has announced plans to introduce games for RIM’s latest BlackBerry smartphones.

“Given the technology advancements embedded in smartphones such as the BlackBerry Pearl and BlackBerry 8800 and RIM’s rapidly growing customer base, we believe now is the ideal time to bring our quality games to this award-winning platform,” said Michel Guillemot, Gameloft’s president.

The first of Gameloft products for the Pearl and 8800 will be Block Breaker Deluxe, Asphalt Urban GT 2, New York Nights, LOST, Midnight Pool and Prince of Persia The Two Thrones.

Additional Gameloft titles for BlackBerry smartphones will be announced at a later date.

 

Palm Treo 680 Used As A Point of Care Tool

In addition to being marketed as a low-cost entry point for those looking for a smartphone, the Treo 680 is also seeing some duty as a point of care tool via a collaboration with AT&T, Palm, and McKesson.

Physicians are in the process of testing this smartphone with McKesson’s Horizon MobileCare Rounding to take advantage of its smaller form factor, lower price point, and additional memory. The Horizon MobileCare Rounding is an application that gives physicians access to patient information by allowing them to pull the most current data whether on or outside hospital grounds and make informed decisions towards care recommendations.

For more information about the services available at Jupiter Medical Center, visit www.jupitermed.com. Additional information on the Palm Treo 680 smartphone is available at www.palm.com/Treo680.

 

Palm and Claro Launch Treo 680 Smartphone in Brazil

The Treo 680 has been a popular release in South and Central American markets, and the latest release sees the Treo 680 released on the Claro network in Brazil.

More information about the Palm Treo 680 smartphone is available at www.palm.com/Treo680.

 

Antoine Wright contributed to this article.

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