PDA News – Free Zire From Michelin, Win A Palm OS Device, ViewSonic V35 Goes to the UK, Pumatech Buys Starfish, Free Pocket PC Game

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In an interesting cross-branding move, Michelin will give away Zire’s with four new tires

PDAs are everywhere and the Palm Zire has reached nearly 1,000,000 units sold. Maybe Michelin will push them over the top with this offer. Hey, people love to get things for free and this is actually a nice “prize.” What a great gift for the wife or kids who want a basic PIM.

The main reason for the cross-promotion, Mr. Wirt said, is that Michelin found in consumer surveys that a hand-held computer might be a way to lure new tire buyers to its 15,000 retail outlets in this country. More from The New York Times. Would a free Zire sway your buying decision?

Do you have a great story about a Palm OS PDA? If so, you could win a free Palm OS PDA of your choice!

PalmSource has a fun contest going on, here are the details:

Tell us how your Palm Powered device has made your company more successful, your business life more productive, or your personal life more enjoyable. We’re looking for true stories about problems you’ve solved and things you can do thanks to your handheld or smartphone. Please include information on which Palm Powered hardware and software you use (eligible products include any hardware that runs the Palm OS , including products from Acer, AlphaSmart, HandEra, Handspring, Kyocera, Palm Solutions, Samsung, Sony, Symbol, etc.).

The person with the most compelling, original and clear description of how Palm OS has improved their life will win the Palm Powered handheld or smartphone of their choice.

Use this link to submit your story, hey, what do you have to lose?

ViewSonic has announced plans to sell their V35 in the UK

From The Register:

ViewSonic is to bring its V35 PocketPC PDA to the UK market. The V35 contains a 300MHz Intel XScale processor, 64MB of SDRAM and 32MB of Flash ROM. Expansion is provided by a single SD card slot.

ViewSonic claims that, at 249, the V35 is the “lowest-priced” PocketPC in its class, but we note that Dell’s 300MHz Axim X5 PDA is only 184 with a recharge cradle – 65 is a lot to pay for just 32 extra megabytes of RAM.

That said, the V35 is rather lighter than the Dell. It weights 4.2oz; the Axim X5 is 6.9oz. Both models sport a 3.5in 240×320 16-bit colour display.

Pumatech has bought Starfish from Motorola

San Jose, Calif.-based Pumatech said that the acquisition closed Thursday and that the two groups have already begun working together. Starfish will remain a separate subsidiary, which is how it operated at Motorola. The companies did not disclose terms of the deal.

Pumatech’s IntelliSync software allows portable devices–mainly handhelds–to synchronize contact lists, e-mail messages and other information with PCs and servers. Starfish’s TrueSync software performs similar functions between cell phones and servers. Both products target corporate customers. Combined, the two companies hold 50 patents, according to Clyde Foster, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Pumatech. More from News.com.

Pick up a free matching game with Easter theme for Pocket PC

Don’t be a chicken! Join the feather filled frenzy in this FREE LIMITED EDITION Easter puzzle game. Enjoy the crazy themed graphics and sound effects, but watch out for those bad eggs! Submit the highest score by 1st May 2003 and win ALL Clickgamer titles !!

They released a game just like this for the Christmas Holiday. It’s a fun little matching game that’s worth the download. Pick it up here and be suer to enter your high scores!

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