PDA News – Pocket PC Films Grows Library, RifleSLUGs-II for Palm, iambic Mail Update, More…

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Pocket PC Films has launched a handful of new movies including A Farewell To Arms and The Best of Times

Pocket PC Films is growing its library with a few old classics and number of others with big name actors like, Robin Williams, Robert De Niro and Nicole Kidman. The list of new movies is as follows –


AWARD WINNERS (includes: Cyrano De Bergerac, A Farewell to Arms and A Star is Born)
JACK PACK (includes: Little Shop of Horrors and The Terror)
JACKNIFE (Ed Harris, De Niro)
THE BEST OF TIMES (Robbin Williams)

If you missed Andrew’s review of Pocket PC Films, check it out here. Prices range from $9.99 to $14.99 for these titles. More info is available here.

RifleSLUGs-II for Palm has been released

New times, new story. Red slugs came back, armed with various weapons, well-trained, more cruel than ever. The only thing remained the same: their lust for power and destruction. Yet, yellow slugs are ready for the battle. Shoot everything that crawls!

New game features:

  • new 8 maps specially designed for high resolution screen,
  • fine AI adjustment that makes enemy slugs more clever than before,
  • new weaponry and difficulty levels of the game.

Get a free trial or purchase for $19.95.

iambic has updated their Mail program

+ New features:

  • Messages that are partially downloaded with the Get x kb feature will now show the size of the message remaining on the server.

– Bug Fixes:

  • Fatal error appearing when received message header contained CC address list at the very end of header.
  • Display of subject on Japanese emails.
  • Japanese encoding issues.
  • Issue with displaying messages from extremely long email addresses.
  • Can now decode of mime encoded messages from Microsoft Entourage having invalid content type field.
  • Addressed issue causing crash when using global find.
  • Fixed problem with the date displaying incorrectly in certain circumstances.
  • Fixed automatic retry of message download after 1/4 second to prevent or minimize the possibility of a “read error” error message.

The upgrade is free to registered users, to try the program or purchase for $19.95, click here.

Splinter Cell on Cell Phones

If you’re not up on console gaming, Splinter Cell is taking the XBox world by storm. Splinter Cell is one of the beft first person games I’ve ever played. After just a few hours, you’ll think of yourself as a secret agent, ducking behind plants trying to sneak up on your cat while he naps. Now all the fun is coming to cell phones, thanks to Gameloft.

“Ubi Soft is very happy about the quality of Gameloft’s version of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell“, said Tony Kee, VP of marketing for Ubi Soft US. “The original gameplay and the character design are incredibly faithfull to the console title. All good ideas we loved in the XBox version have been saved here. Sam Fisher fans won’t have to wait long!”

More info from this release.

Rafe Needleman’s Thoughts on Wireless Email

A replacement for Pocket Outlook? This seems interesting –

Peter Mansour’s current startup, Sproqit Technologies, is based on a very simple observation: Microsoft’s (MSFT) e-mail server, Exchange, has a rotten relationship with wireless handheld computers. Only a few handheld devices, such as Good Technologies’s G100 products, provide the e-mail experience you expect: the ability to read and reply to any message and manage corporate mail folders as if you were sitting in front of your network-connected desktop. Most wireless handheld e-mail applications work with only a few folders, like the inbox, and don’t allow you to do e-mail management. More…



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