PDA News – 4 Gig Microdrive, Palm OS 5.3, Warfare Inc.

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Hitachi producing test units of 4 GB Microdrive

Hitachi, which bought out IBM’s hard drive line, is producing initial test quantities of a new 4-gigabyte-capacity Microdrive. Microdrives are hard drives in a CompactFlash form-factor, about 1 inch across and weighing in at 16 grams. The cards won’t hit mass prouction until November, when they are expected to retail for $500. Expensive yes, but cheaper than the alternative solid-state card, which will retail for $1500.


PalmSource posts Dev information on 5.3

PalmSource has released ‘seeding’ versions of the Palm OS 5.3 Simulator, and an SDK for same. This means that a new release of the Palm OS can’t be far behind. So what’s new? No idea. At the moment, you need to be a developer to get at the goods, so it may be a few days before we have a clear picture of what the changes are.



Warfare Incorporated, by Handmark

Handmark is working on a new real-time-strategy game for Palm and PocketPC, in the style of the Command and Conquer series.




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