PDA News – New ARM Processors, Pocket Quicken, Transcriber Update, P800 Sled

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MediaQ has licensed the ARM9 core to develop handheld device processors

MediaQ develops integrated semiconductors used primarily for video needs in PDAs and other mobile devices. They certainly have the chops to make this work but it’s too early to tell what the end result will be, if anything.

From the release:

“MediaQ has selected the ARM922T core as the foundation for its new generation of energy-efficient applications processors that will bring high-end multimedia capabilities to attractively priced handhelds,” said Elie Antoun, president and CEO, MediaQ. “The popular ARM9 TM family CPU core will be complimented by our hardware acceleration technologies that will create a uniquely crafted SoC for the mobile market space.”

The ARM922T hard macrocell is suitable for a wide range of OSs such as Linux, PalmOS, SymbianOS and WindowsCE. Built around the high-performance ARM9TDMI 32-bit RISC CPU, the ARM922T core features 8k instruction and data caches, memory management unit (MMU), AMBA TM methodology-compliant interfaces and support for the ARM real-time trace technology.

Pocket Quicken has finally been released for Pocket PC

It seems like an eternity since Landware first allowed Beta testing of Pocket Quicken. Well, it’s out now, so here you go:

For Quicken users that own Pocket PC handheld computers, tracking your finances can now be even easier. Pocket Quicken, the most popular handheld finance software, is now available for the the Pocket PC platform.

With excellent connectivity to the desktop, Pocket Quicken instantly mobilizes your financial data simply by dropping your handheld into the cradle, enabling on-the-go access to account balances, credit limits, transaction histories, exchange rates and more.

Microsoft has posted an update for Transcriber for Pocket PC

From Microsoft:

Microsoft Transcriber is an award winning application that uses proprietary Transcriber technology to bring you unprecedented recognition accuracy and ease of use to your Pocket PC. Transcriber lets you take down a phone number, take notes and more, just as easily as writing on a piece of paper.

Version 1.51 is available for download now.

A new sled will let Sony Ericsson P800 owners use regular memory sticks

The P800 supports the Memory Stick Duo format. The problem, most people don’t have Duo memory sticks, but a bunch of 128MB regular sticks instead. This new sled will let you use the larger sticks for $90. The P800 does not offer support for the Memory Stick pro format. More info at P800er.com.

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