PDA News – Helix becomes Zodiac, PocketPC games, JVC preorders

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Tapwave Helix becomes Zodiac

Tapwave’s Palm OS gaming machine, previously called the Helix, is now known as the Zodiac, according to CNN Money. The article also details two models with 32 and 128 MB of RAM, retailing for $300 and $400 respectively. Both models are said to feature “a large, backlit screen, full 3D graphics, stereo speakers, rumble effects, dual rechargeable batteries which can last up to 16 hours and Bluetooth for wireless multiplayer gaming, supporting up to eight players.”

CNN Money


Handmark Tetris and PDAmill Gamebox

Handmark has released an official version of the classic Tetris for PocketPCs. Also bundled with it are PocketChess, Colors, Backgammon, Checkers, and Soliaire.


Meanwhile, PDAmill has updated and renovated their Gamebox software. Gamebox packages clones of six popular classic games into one PocketPC application.



JVC PocketPCs on preorder

Amazon.com is taking pre-orders on the two new JVC multimedia PocketPCs. The highly video-oriented models are retailing at $500 for the 32 MB RAM PV131, and $600 for the WiFi enabled, video capturing, 128 MB PV331. Projected ship date is September 15th.



Treo 600 gets FCC approval

Both the CDMA and GSM/GPRS versions of the Treo 600 have gotten FCC approval, clearing the path for their release in the U.S. While both feature identical specifications, they differ slightly in build, as well as the type of wireless communication featured.




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