Mobile Tech News – Treo bug, New HTC 3G phones, HP rants

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Treo 700w bug may affect appointments

A bug in the Treo 700w may throw off the time of scheduled appointments, it has been discovered. From Palm:

After Daylight Saving Time begins (2:00 a.m., first Sunday in April), you may notice that some appointments in your smartphone’s Calendar appear one hour late. For example, if you had scheduled a dental appointment for 9:00 a.m. Monday, it would appear on your smartphone as 10:00 a.m. Monday; the same appointment will also appear incorrectly in Outlook on your desktop PC as 10:00 a.m. Monday.

In addition, full-day appointments may appear one day late.

While Palm doesn’t have a fix, their site does offer instructions on how to either delete and recreate, or manually adjust, any affected appointments.

Palm Support site

 

New HTC devices offer 4 GB storage, 3G broadband

UK-based retailer Expansys has spilled information on two upcoming Windows-based phones from HTC. The HTC Muse, expected to be also sold under the Qtek brand as the S300, features tri-band GSM/EDGE/UMTS, with the possibility of HSDPA; Bluetooth; WiFi; a 240 x 240 screen; 2.1 MP camera; microSD slot; and 4 GB of internal flash memory. The following is the image that accompanied the first report of the HTC Muse that we published here last November; the Breeze photo comes from the Expansys site.

HTC Muse

The HTC Breeze, a.k.a. the Qtek 8600, is a Windows Mobile Smartphone which has a 320 x 240 screen, quad-band GSM/EDGE/UMTS, Bluetooth, 64 MB RAM, 128 MB flash memory, and dual cameras, one for pictures and a second for video conferencing.

Both devices are slated for release around the fourth quarter of 2006. It’s doubtful that the Muse will be available in the US, but we may eventually see the Breeze arrive on these shores.

http://www.theunwired.net/?itemid=2979#article

 

HP talks turkey about mobile device market

HP, following their “revelation” about the mobile computing market being dead in four years, the company has published a puff piece statement on the “future of mobile computing.” From HP:

The next generation of mobile technology will turn your phone into a shape shifter, capable of showing movies, getting you discounts at stores, and connecting you to information and people with the click of a button.

Sounds simple, right? It’s anything but. So it’s a good thing that the researchers at HP Labs, in locations around the world, are hard at work, inventing tomorrow today.

Translation: HP, hard at work inventing the bad HTC clones of tomorrow, today.

Link to HP article

 

New mobile printing app

Pocket Watch Software has a new low-cost printing application for Windows Mobile 2003 and 5.0 devices. ActivePrint UltraLight supports over 80 types of documents, objects, and images, including Office and PDF files, PIM items, and others. It’s compatible with any Windows-networked printer over TCP/IP, including via WiFi, Bluetooth, and VPN. Pricing is $19.99.

http://www.activeprint.net/

 

Access shows off Linux platform at Linuxworld

The company that ate PalmSource is displaying their wares at the Linuxworld conference in Boston. PalmInfoCenter is present at the show, and has snapped some photos of the early-model platform in action.

http://www.palminfocenter.com/news/8514/access-linux-platform-shown-at-linuxworld/

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