PDA News – Rugged Windows CE.NET PDA, Compact Flash USB Adapter Pre-Order, Quicken for PPC, Kyle’s Quest

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Tripod Data Systems is selling the Recon ruggedized CE.NET PDA

For all the road warriors out there, emphasis on warriors, you may want to look into this offering from TDS. You will need some deep pockets though, units start at $1800.

The Recon features the high-performance 200 MHz or 400 MHz Intel XScaleTM processor, a color display with front light, 64 MB of RAM and 64 or 128 MB of nonvolatile Flash Storage to protect data from resets or even complete power loss. The Windows CE .NET operating system is easy to upgrade and gives you all the performance of a Windows CE handheld without sacrificing durability, ease of use or affordability.

As promised the CF USB card will be shipping in March, pre-order yours now

We brought you news of the official US release a few weeks ago -

Add USB Host Ability to Your Pocket PC (2/10/2003 4:02:48 PM) – RATOC Systems has been perfecting the first ever compact flash USB host card over the past few months. This means you’ll be able to use any USB device with Pocket PC drivers.

You can now pre-order this card for $139. We have a demo unit on the way if you want to check out our review first.

If you’ve been waiting for Quicken for PPC, here’s a taste of what’s coming

Quicken has posted a virtual tour with screenshots and such to walk you through the PPC application.

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Kyle’s Quest, a Palm OS role playing game with a twist, has been announced

Introducing Kyle’s Quest Dungeons… A look at a typical RPG from the flipside! This time, as an evil monster, you’ll need to build dungeons and attract other monsters to keep out the pesky human adventurers. But don’t think it’ll be easy just because there seems to be an endless supply of foul creatures! You’ll have to build everything from scratch yourself! Lifting heavy boulders and digging dirt might seem beneath you, but every evil boss should know that if you want it done right, you have to do it yourself!

You can pre-order the game for $7.50 which is half off. It’s due to be released in the next month or two.

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