PDA News – New cases, Palm infringement suit dismissed, Massive giveaway

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Cases for 2210, Zire 71, iQue 3600

After a long hiatus, the case releases are back with a vengence.

Sena’s leather case for the iPaq 2210/2215 comes in four color combinations (black/black, black/blue, black/red, and red/brown), one each of SD card and credit card pockets, magnetic closure, optional belt clip, and allows you to sync and charge through the cradle while in the case. Normal price is $40 for the standard and $45 for the belt-clip version, however while they are on pre-order a 30% discount is in effect.



Piel Frama’s Leather case for the Palm Zire 71 is hand-made in Spain, and comes with pockets for SD and credit cards. It’s available through StylusCentral for $45.



Covertec’s flip-style leather case for the the Garmin iQue 3600 comes in your choice of red, brown, or black, features SD and credit card pockets, and uses the tradional Covertec style and magnetic snap-closure.



NCR patent infringement suit dismissed

A judge has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against Palm filed by NCR. The suit was filed in 2001 based on two patents for a “Portable personal terminal for use in a system for handling transactions” and a “System for handling transactions including a portable personal terminal.” In English, they were garbage patents made as a land grab. One might as well try to enforce a patent for “Letters within words used as a sentence”. Overly broad patents are an increasing problem, though thankfully they are beginning to receive the treatment they deserve.



PocketPCThoughts $2600 giveaway

PocketPCThoughts.com is giving away over $2600 worth of hardware they have accumulated. Included in the list of prizes are ViewSonic V35 and v37 PocketPCs, large CF and SD memory cards, and VGA output attachments, as well as smaller prizes like leather cases, gift certificates, and communication gear.

There are two ways to enter: first, all paying subscribers to PocketPCThoughts are entered in all the drawings automatically. The second way is to send a postcard to the PPCT proprietor, Jason Dunn. The postcard must depict a scene or attraction from your hometown, contain the name of the PocketPCThoughts website, the specific drawing you wish to be entered in, and the solution to this mathematical formula: 4 + 81 x (20 / 4). A seperate postcard is required for each of the drawings, the first of which will be held in two weeks, with one prize awarded per week after that.




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