PDA News – Sony Ericsson to Try PDA Advertising, Cell Numbers to be Portable Soon, New AvantGo Beta

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Sony Ericsson is planning on trying out adverts on wireless PDAs

Sony Ericsson is to become the first advertiser in Germany to directly target handheld computer users via their PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) devices.

The mobile communications giant has signed up to a deal struck by digital sales house ValueClick Germany and German mobile internet provider WebToGo. The agreement means that as PDA users access the internet via free WebToGo software, five-second, full colour and full screen ads will appear. More from intellagencia.com

The FCC is getting closer to allowing “number portability” for cell phone numbers

The FCC won’t let Eminem be, but they will let you take your cell phone number from one carrier to another come November. Now, it won’t be such a penalty to switch from Sprint to T-Mobile or whatever you wish.

Life is about to get a little simpler for mobile phone users, who may soon avoid the hassle of changing phone numbers when switching wireless service providers, making it easier to take advantage of discount calling plans. Sure, it’s not quite the greatest thing since sliced bread, but it’s a change that will make it easier for people to keep in touch, no matter who manages the calls. MSNBC has more.


AvantGo has released a new beta build for Palm OS 5 devices

Release Notes –

  • Upgrading from a low-res client (5.2 build 28 and lower) no longer causes layout problems that need to be corrected with a “refresh all” sync
  • Added support for Sony’s Virtual Silkscreen for full-screen browsing on Sony devices
  • New look for a few UI elements such as home and back buttons
  • In response to user feedback, we have further refined the operation of the Palm 5-way navigator and Sony jog dial
  • Fixes to numerous minor layout bugs

Download the latest build from AvantGo.





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