PDA News – T3 browser update, Handmark for Smartphone, e800 may have VGA after all

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Web browser update for T3

An updated 3.0.1 version of Palm Web Pro is available for the Tungsten T3. The new update improves speed of transfers, speed of page rendering when switching between portrait and landscape, and handling of framed websites. This update is only for use on the Tungsten T3.



New Handmark releases for Smartphone

Hankmark has ported several of its applications to the Microsoft Smartphone operating system. The programs include popular database software MobileDB, the Oxford American Dictionary, and Checklist.



Alledged photos of e800 with VGA screen

According to an article on Brighthand.com, a Taiwanese web site has posted photos of the Toshiba e800 which clearly show its VGA screen. The question of the screen resolution on the forthcoming e800 has been in question for some time. Initial reports said it had a standard 240 x 320 Quarter-VGA display. These reports were followed by a leaked Toshiba presentation which made reference to a 480 x 640 VGA display. FCC documents then contradicted this, saying that the screen was 240 x 320 Quarter-VGA. Now, if your eyes haven’t glazed over yet, there is apparently new evidence to support the idea of VGA.

Unfortunately, the Taiwanese site seems to have gone offline, so I am unable to verify the photos. As soon as I am able to do so, I’ll post another news item about it.



New accessories from Styrite USA

Styrite USA has launched a new line of accessories in the U.S. under the Styrite brand. Among the new accessories are retractable sync/charge cables, screen protectors, cleaning cloths, multi-function stylus pens, car adapters for the cables, and an AC adapter that works with the cables. I have a complete set of the items in hand, and a review is forthcoming.



BargainPDA Slashdotted

If you visited the site yesterday (the 20th), you may have noticed that is was responding slowly or not at all for a period from late morning to sometime in the afternoon. You may have also noticed the 50,000 views of Ian’s Yopy review, which all adds up to the fact that we were Slashdotted yesterday.

For those who don’t know, the phrase ‘slashdotted’, sometimes called ‘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.



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