PDA News – Minimo roadmap, T-Mobile EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0

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Minimo developers issue roadmap

The developers of mobile Mozillia version Minimo have outlined their roadmap for the pocketable web browser. The next major milestone in scheduled for October 26th, when Build 010 brings with it a Windows Mobile installer package and Smartphone 2003 version. A good thing, too, because as it stands Minimo could use some work.



T-Mobile offers EDGE data nationwide

It’s been unofficially known for some months that T-Mobile was deploying EDGE data service in many of their service areas. Now, however, the company has officially announced that their EDGE service covers 90% of their original GPRS coverage, and they expect to have the build-out completed by the end of September. The new network should offer data speeds 3 to 5 times faster than before, though you will need an EDGE enabled device to take advantage of it. All existing GPRS users will get EDGE at no additional cost: unlimited internet will remain at $20. Now, if only T-Mobile would get some of that out here in the boondocks.



Bluetooth 2.0 makes mobile debut on HTC Wizard

According to qualification documents from the Bluetooth SIG, the HTC Wizard is the first handheld to include Bluetooth 2.0, the most recent version of the wireless standard. Bluetooth 2.0 offers substantially improved speed, up to three times that of a Bluetooth 1.2 connection, as well as reduced power consumption. Many laptops feature Bluetooth 2.0, but mobile devices supporting it are rare.




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