PDA News – 4GB Compact Flash Cards, Palm Struggling, Tungsten C Picture, More…

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Lexar has announced both 2GB and 4GB cards for $700 and $1500

If you have the need to have a ton of MP3’s or photo files on transportable media, Lexar has the answer for you. Their 2GB card will go on sale this month at $700. The 4GB card will shelves at some point in the second quarter for $1500. These cards are designed for digital photo users, but there’s no reason PDA lovers can’t get into the mix. The CF slot is a big reason Axim and Toshiba owners bought those devices.

“Many professional photographers depend on the high-speed performance of our cards and have asked for higher capacity cards,” said Eric Stang, president and CEO Lexar Media. “We are pleased to be the first company to bring 4GB CompactFlash to market, which is made possible by our advanced controller technology and the new industry leading 4-gigabit quad die pack flash memory from Samsung. The close Lexar Media and Samsung relationship allows us to collaborate to optimize our controller with the Samsung 4-gigabit flash memory device and deliver the largest CompactFlash available.”

More info at the Lexar site.

Palm continues to revise its revenue numbers the wrong way

Palm better turn things around or they could be done soon. Poor sales of the Tungsten T are to blame, claim many Palm insiders. Hopefully with the price cut, sales will pick up and this will all be a bad dream. Fool.com is a little more negative –

With sales of the cheaper Tungsten T lagging, it’s hard to imagine the Tungsten W — and its expensive idiosyncrasies — catching on quickly. For Palm, continued high-end handheld weakness will be painful. More…

This one might be a fake, it looks like the Tungsten W sans antenna

The Tungsten C is widely thought to see daylight at the CeBit conference in Germany on the 12th. This picture looks like a fake to me, but notice the HongKong version of software on the listing. Could C mean Chinese? Doubtful.

Spb needs beta testers for their Pocket PC bandwidth monitor

Anyone not on an unlimitted data plan needs an application like this. Help Spb out by becoming a beta tester to make it better!

“Spb GPRS Monitor is a complete solution for measuring the amounts of data transfers via your GPRS, CDMA or GSM network connection and calculating network usage costs. Spb GPRS Monitor watches all data transfers you perform and calculates the cost of your GPRS usage taking into account your service plan details such as inclusive data amount, data block size. etc. “

More info at the Spb site.



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