PDA News – Bluetooth serial adapter, Awards, iPaq sleeves discontinued

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Socket markets Bluetooth serial adapter

Socket is now shipping retail volumes of its Bluetooth serial port adapter. The new adapters convert any 9-pin serial port for use with Bluetooth wireless, no drivers needed. The uses for such a device are extensive–pair it with a Bluetooth PocketPC or Palm and communicate with switches, GPS, modems, pre-USB computers, or even serial-capable cell phones.

The catch, unfortunately, is the price: MSRP of $129.

http://www.socketcom.com/

 

PocketPC Mag Best Software Awards 2003

PocketPC Magazine has announced winners for its Best Software Awards of 2003. Even if you don’t care at all about the awards, they are a great listing of all the best-of-the-best PocketPC software available, and are great for perusing.

http://www.pocketpcmag.com/awards/main.asp

 

Whitney Lubean ending iPaq sleeve production

Whitney Lubean, famous for his combination leather case and CompactFlash sleeve for iPaq PocketPCs, is discontinuing its production and sale. Remaining stocks are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis at a price of $55. A reason was not given for the closeout, but the near-total marginalizaion of expansion sleeves on modern iPaqs is certainly the cause. When originally produced, the “Made by Whitney” cases and sleeves were a compact and slimmer alternative to the Compaq sleeves needed to add memory to the original iPaq PocketPC, and later to add peripherals to the 3000 and 5000 series of iPaqs.

Rumor has it George Mosquera is also ringing down the curtain on his sleeve manufacturing. Mosquera is the maker of the popular Silver Slider line of hard-shell CompactFlash, dual CompactFlash, and PC Card sleeves for iPaq 3000 and 5000 PocketPCs.

http://www.madebywhitney.com/

 

Vaja leather case for Treo 600

Vaja now offers a leather case option for the Treo 600.

http://www.vajacases.com

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