Mobile Tech News — Updates Released for the Treo 755p, Kinoma Player, Astraware Solitaire and Casino, and FunContact

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Palm and Sprint Release Small System Software Update for Treo 755p 

Palm, Inc. has posted a system software update for Sprint’s version of the the Treo 755p on its web site. According to the company, "This software update is a tune-up that improves audio, stability, software quality, and device usability."

This is a ROM update and installing it will require erasing all the data on the smartphone, so it’s important to back up the device first.

To learn more, or to download this update, visit Palm’s support web site.

Kinoma Player Update Addresses YouTube Compatibility

YouTube is starting to become a popular destination for those with mobile devices. And though many devices cannot view YouTube movies, programs such as Kinoma fill in the gap in this area. In a recent update to Kinoma Player, some compatibility with YouTube, as well as some general fies, have been made to improve the user experience.

Updates in Kinoma Player EX 4.4.1 include:

  • Restoring the ability yo view YouTube movies
  • Improved compatibility with recent Flikr feed changes
  • A new Clear History and Cache menu option
  • Performance and stability fixes for Palm TX and LifeDrive devices

Kinoma Player is available for handhelds and Smartphones running the Palm OS. Later devices can be upgraded to Kinoma Player EX, while users of older models may have to purchase the full version. For more information, and to download for Palm devices, visit the Kinoma Player web site.

Astraware Updates Solitaire and Casino Games

Mobile game maker Astraware has released new versions of Astraware Casino and Astraware Solitaire.

Astraware Solitaire version 1.20 adds the ability to house multiple special versions by keeping one copy of the game on the device and installing seasonal card back sets which are part of the special versions. Astraware Solitaire is also available with a new Valentine-themed card set.

Astraware Casino version 1.10 includes two new games: Video Derby and 3 Card Poker. In addition, it now also includes a Repeat Last Bet option in Craps, Roulette, and 3 Card Poker to make it easier for players to repeat the more complex bets in those games.

Both Astraware Solitaire version 1.20 and Astraware Casino version 1.10 are available for Palm OS and Windows Mobile smartphones and handhelds. To download trials, or purchase, visit the Astraware web site.

FunContact Updated for Usability and Performance

FunContact is an address book alternative for touchscreen-enabled Windows Mobile devices that offers an iPhone-like level of interaction with contacts. In its most recent update, this application has been optimized to run faster while taking up less space on the device.

In addition to performance updates, FunContact’s latest update includes the ability to add contacts from the call log screen, consideration for left-handed users with an option to place contact letter labels on the left side of the screen, and other bug fixes.

For more information and to download FunContact for trial/purchase ($19.95), visit the FunContact web site.




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