PDA News – iPaq 5400 128 MB upgrade, Palm brings IBM’s Java to Tungsten line, Innopocket releases new metal cases

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PocketPCTechs.com has a 128 MB upgrade for the iPaq 5400

iPaq users who need that extra chunk of internal memory rejoyce. PocketPCTechs has worked their usual magic and increased the 5400’s internal memory by 64 MB. To bypass a limit on RAM hard-coded into the ROM image on the iPaq the 128 megabytes is divided into the normal 64 MB of RAM, and a special 64 MB high-speed internal memory card. A small proprietary driver is also required–this is added to the ROM, so it will survive a hard-reset, but will need to be re-added if you want to update the ROM (the most recent update is installed. The new upgrade costs US$179, including two-day return shipping. PocketPCTechs also offers RAM upgrades for many other PocketPC models including Dell and Toshiba.



Palm has licensed IBM’s Websphere Java implementation

In a move that should help it to bolster it’s position in enterprise systems, Palm has announced that forthcoming lines of handhelds will ship with IBM’s Websphere version of Java. The Java 2 Micro Edition complient virtual machine is expected to debut in Tungsten handhelds in the 3rd quarter of this year. Java support is also expected to feature in Palm OS version 6, which is expected to be done in Q4, but it’s unclear whether the Websphere implementation will form the primary support backbone for the new operating system. This marks the first time that Palm has licensed a Java VM for distribution.



Innopocket has aluminum cases for the Zire 71, Tungsten C, Tungsten W, and Sony TG50.

The company known for their cases made of aircraft grade aluminum has made them available for four more handhelds. Innopocket has earned it’s reputation for the durability of their aluminum cases in smash bash and crash environments. Unlike some of their previous cases, these new models also include Storage for memory cards, alleviating one of the small complaints against them. Preorder price is US$29.90 for the Zire 71 case, $34.90 for the others.




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