Asus A620 varient with Bluetooth
Asus has received FCC approval for a version of the A620 PocketPC that includes Bluetooth wireless communication. The new model, dubbed the A620BT, is identical to the original save for the added wireless capabilities.
At 0.51 inches thick, the A620 is the slimmest PocketPC to feature a CompactFlash slot, though it lacks the additional SD card slot found on thicker competitors such as the Toshiba e750 and iPaq 2210. The A620 also scores very highly on benchmark tests, above the ranking iPaq 2210, and features an above-average-capacity 1300 milliamp-hour battery.
The A620BT is expected to begin shipping the week of September 15th, and will be priced at approximately $400.
Warfare Inc. real-time-strategy for Palm and PocketPC
Handmark has formally released their new real-time-strategy game, Warfare Incorporated. Game features include:
14 single player missions
6 challenge missions
2 alien landscapes
11 military units and 10 building types
Cut scenes and mission statistics
4 Channel Audio – digitized sound effects
The game is available for both Palm OS and PocketPC. the Palm OS version supports OS4 and OS5, monochrome and color, LowRes and HighRes, and full screen use on virtual Grafitti models, both portrait and landscape. Both versions retail seperately for $29.99. Thanks to Girt for the tip.
10% off code for Handango
The nice folks at Handango have set up a new coupon code for us. Use promotional code 078EF2 for 10% off your order. The code is good for one use per person, and expires October 31st.
Fidelity acquires 11% of Palm Inc.
Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund manager in the U.S., has purchased 3.19 million shares of stock in Palm Inc.. The purchase places Fidelity as Palm’s largest single stockholder, with 11% of the common stock.