Mobile Tech News — SplashID 4.0, Black Hole Bag, BlackBerries with Wi-Fi

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SplashID 4.0 Released for Windows Mobile and BlackBerry

SplashData has updated the Windows Mobile and BlackBerry versions of SplashID,  its application for securely storing all types of mobile applications.

New features  in SplashData 4.0 include:

  • Active URL links, giving the user the ability to tap the URL field
    to launch the web browser and immediately access a web site.
  • Four additional data fields for filling in information, bringing the
    total number of fields in each record to ten, plus a Notes
  • Enhanced Password Generator, automatically generating robust passwords
    that fit specific criteria, and rating the strength and security of
    selected passwords.
  • The ability to email records, with the application automatically exporting a
    secure vID file and attaching it to an email message that can be sent to

As with prior versions of SplashID, the new one includes two software applications that work together — one application for a user’s handheld/smartphone and companion software for a desktop computer.

The Palm OS version of this application was introduced several months ago. 

SplashID 4.0 for Palm OS, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry is available at for $29.95. Those with earlier versions can upgrade for $9.95.

Brando Now Offering "Black Hole" Phone Bag

Sometimes remembering  to silence a mobile phone is too much hassle.  Brando’s new "Black Hole" Phone Bag makes this as easy as possible; just put the phone inside this bag and all incoming signals will be blocked.

The bag comes with two slots, one normal and the other the signal blocking slot.  This gives the user a place to store the phone without blocking signals.

The Black Hole Bag is available for $12 from Brando’s web site.

BlackBerry Curve 8320 and BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Now Available in the U.K.

RIM has announced that Orange UK has launched two new BlackBerry smartphones with Wi-Fi  — the BlackBerry Curve 8320 and the BlackBerry Pearl 8120.

The BlackBerry Curve 8320 is RIM’s smallest and lightest full-QWERTY keyboard smartphone. It includes a two megapixel camera, music and video player, and a microSD/SDHC card slot for expandable memory storage.

The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 has virtually all the features of its sister model, but comes in a smaller package and includes a SureType keyboard.

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