PDA News – Dell and Good Announcement, PDA Recycling, UTS Update

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Dell and Good are set to announce a new relationship next week. New Axim with Good keyboard?

Probably not, but a guy can hope. News.com has the story:

Dell Computer and wireless start-up Good Technology are set to unveil a tie-up next week, but the companies did not disclose the details of the partnership.

In an invitation sent to journalists for an event next Tuesday, the two companies promised an “important news announcement” and said that “April 29 is going to be a very big day.”

Among the possibilities is the notion that Dell might resell Good’s devices and services, which compete with those from Research in Motion. Dell could also be incorporating Good’s technology into wireless gear of its own or putting the Dell brand on Good’s devices. More…

Starting Earth Day (4/27) Staples will offer a PDA and consumer electronics recycling program

Staples is working with CollectiveGood, a mobile electronics recycling company, and the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a non-profit organization dedicated to rechargeable battery recycling, to address the great need to reduce the amount of electronic products normally discarded into the waste stream. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from recycled mobile electronics will be donated to the Sierra Club, America’s largest grassroots environmental organization, helping support environmental education and conservation programs.

“As mobile electronics and rechargeable batteries help businesses and consumers be productive every day, Staples is helping to make it easy for these products to be recycled responsibly when they’re no longer being used,” said Mark Buckley, vice president of environmental affairs at Staples. “Our new recycling programs, the latest initiatives in our overall environmental commitment, help reduce the amount of electronics and their hazardous elements from going into the nation’s landfills. We’re pleased to work with CollectiveGood, RBRC and the Sierra Club toward this goal by helping our customers to ‘close the product loop’ by recycling whenever they visit their local Staples store.”

In the U.S. alone, there are an estimated 250-300 million used cell phones and many millions of other used mobile devices that should be recycled rather than disposed of in landfills. In addition, a 2002 national survey by the RBRC found that respondents use an average of five mobile devices in their daily lives, leading to millions of used rechargeable batteries in need of recycling each year.

To learn more, stop by your local Staples store on or after Earth Day!

Universal Tracking System has updated their all encompassing tracking software

While some Palm programs track energy, fat, and protein consumption, others measure only energy or medicine usage, UTS stores all the important information in a single database. Flexible hierarchical layout helps you to track any data that is specific for you.

New in version 1.6
-‘Browse’ button on the main screen enables you to access the value history list quickly
-Enhanced value list is more informative now
-Quick navigation buttons in the value list
-Ability to filter the value list by matter
-Ability to specify the period to display the values from

Visit their site for more info.

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