Mobile Tech News — Yahoo! Go, Free Zagat To Go, New Treo 700p Case, and More

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Yahoo! Go Released for Windows Mobile

In what seems to be a growing interest in letting users disconnect from the world of desktop computing, Yahoo! has been offering Yahoo! Go for some time. The latest update to this application adds support for Windows Mobile devices (it was previously available only for Symbian smartphones).

Yahoo! Go is a suite of services combined in a simple to use portal interface. Mail, Search, Photos, Address Book, Calendar, and News/Sports/Finance are all included.

The free service is available for download at http://go.yahoo.com/mobile, and only requires that the Windows Mobile or Symbian device have a wireless data connection.

 

Free Subscriptions to Zagat To Go

Zagat Survey is offering 1,500 free individual subscriptions to its mobile service on a first come, first served basis.

A leading provider of consumer survey-based dining, travel and leisure information. Zagat To Go allows users to access ratings and reviews of thousands of restaurants, hotels and attractions throughout the world, as well as the best U.S. golf courses.

A free offering from Zagat, there are absolutely no strings attached and the subscription will remain in effect for 365 days from the date of activation and will expire on the 366th day after activation. Subscriptions will provide access to content and software updates for the life of the subscription.

This offer is open to those with Palm, Pocket PC/Windows Mobile and BlackBerry devices. Also, this offer is not available to existing Zagat To Go subscribers and only one free subscription per individual is permitted.

To redeem the free subscription, complete the online registration process on the Zagat web site.

 

Piel Frama Leather Case for Palm Treo 700p

Piel Frama, makers of high quality leather cases for PDAs and smartphones, has announced the availability of a new leather case for the Palm Treo 700p. This features a rotatable and completely removable belt clip, magnetic snap closure, two MMC/SD card slots, one money pocket, a soft leather lining, and ABS inserted protection.

This Treo 700p case is available from the Piel Frama web site. The price is $60 for the cowskin version, or $90 for the crocodile-cowskin or Ostrich-cowskin models (includes shipping). 

 

Palm Becomes First Cell Phone Manufacturer Supporting Legislation Limiting Driver’s Use

Palm, Inc. has announced their support on passage of a California State measure, SB 1613 (Simitian), which prohibits automobile drivers from using a wireless phone while operating a vehicle unless the driver is using the device in hands-free mode. Palm was the first, and to date remains the only, major cell phone manufacturer to support the bill.

Palm believes that the bill responsibly addresses evidence that handheld cell phone use increases the risk of accidents.

Read more at the Palm web site.

 

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