PDA News – PocketPC Magazine, Vaja case for v37, SDIO WiFi

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PocketPC Magazine unveils new website look

PocketPC Magazine has revamped their website to better serve their visitors. In their words:

New navigation bars guide users to Best Sites, the Encyclopedia of Software and Accessories, Discussion and Support Forums, Magazine Archives, Hot Downloads, Free E-Newsletters and Much More.Site visitors may download free sample copies of the MS Reader and Digital  “Zinio” Editions of the magazine.



Leather Vaja case for Viewsonic V37

Premium case maker Vaja is marketing a case for the Viewsonic v37. It includes credit card slots, a cutout for sync by cable, and optional belt clip.



SDIO WiFi finally available?

Amazon is reporting that they have the Sandisk SDIO WiFi card in stock for $96 with free shipping. Have caution, since I can’t vouch that they are actually shipping. Yes, call me paranoid, but with the laundry list of delays I will accept that they are available when people tell me that they are receiving their orders.



BargainPDA Slashdotted

BargainPDA was Slashdotted yesterday, the 4th, resulting in downtime between 5:40 and approximately 6:30 in the evening. We apologize for any inconvenience, since if you tried to reach the site during this time you likely were unable to connect.

For those who don’t know, ‘slashdotted’, sometimes called to as ‘the Slashdot effect’, refers to the immensely popular techie news site Slashdot.org, and it’s effect on sites it links to. Slashdot has such a large and rabid following that when it links to another site, the other site is often overwhelmed by the traffic of Slashdot users hitting the link. Anything Linux is particularly popular. In this case, Slashdot did a news posting about our Zaurus 750/760 review.

Whilst on the subject, congratulations to resident Linux Guru Ian for not only getting Slashdotted a second time, but having his humourous review commentary compared to Terry Pratchett.


Pocket Google?

Today I happened to do a Google search on my Axim, and as I put in the search terms I noticed that the page looked strange. Come to find out, I’d been redirected to a special mobile version of Google, found here:


Now, maybe I’m just a clueless idiot, but how long has this been here? I could find no mention of it’s launch on Google’s site, or on any web page in Google’s archive. Web pages from January 03 specifically talking about handheld web browsing via Google do not mention it, so I expect it must be at least relatively recent. In any event, I thought I would mention my discovery here since it’s obviously not widely known, and it’s very nice to finally have a pocket-friendly search engine.



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