PDA News – Samsung Watch Phone, Bluetooth for the Tungsten W, OQO Slips Again

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Samsung is releasing a watch phone with color screen later this year

It’s not a PDA, but pretty cool and worth reporting on anyway. Infosync brings us this news:

Having earned itself a reputation as a mobile phone manufacturer that dares to go new ways, Samsung is once again showing off its technical prowess. Announced at the recent CeBIT fair, Samsung’s new wrist watch phone will hit shelves in Europe some time during the fourth quarter this year, boasting advanced connectivity features and a colour display.

As clich as a comparison with famous cartoon character Dick Tracy’s wrist watch would be, it still is a just one as Samsung’s new wrist watch phone will offers its users two-way communication using the world’s most popular cellular standard; GSM. And with an advanced feature set that does in no way stand back to that of the average mobile phone today, the wrist watch phone even trumps Dick Tracy in a few areas. More…

Palm has released a patch for the Tungsten W to support their SD Bluetooth card

From Palm:

The Palm Bluetooth Card software for the Palm Tungsten W will allow the use of the Palm Bluetooth SDIO Card with the Palm Tungsten W handheld.

The Palm Bluetooth Card software for the Palm Tungsten W incorporates Bluetooth functionality which will:

  • Allow the Palm Tungsten W to connect to Bluetooth LAN Access Points
  • Allow the Palm Tungsten W to connect to other Bluetooth enabled Palm handhelds
  • Allow the Palm Tungsten W to connect to other Bluetooth enabled devices

Download the new drivers and get more info here.

A year ago the OQO looked like it would be the end all for mobile users…now it might never see the light of day

While it made a big splash when it was first announced in April of last year, the OQO made Wired’s Vaporware 2002 list. Recently, it looked like this product might soon see the light of day. However, the company is now saying the device won’t be available for perhaps six more months. More from Brighthand…

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OQO hopes to make the handheld more powerful – UPDATE, new pictures (4/19/2002 4:28:15 PM) – The San Fransisco based startup has turned some heads at Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC). OQO is the first to bring the full power of windows XP to a PDA-sized computer.



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