TreoCentral offers bounty for Bluetooth card drivers
Tired of waiting on Palm OS drivers for any of the available Bluetooth SDIO cards, Treo 600 enthusiasts at the website TreoCentral have banded together to offer a bounty to anyone who writes their own drivers for one of the cards. As of this writing, the still-growing pot stands at $1751. The minimum condition for claiming the jackpot is that the driver allow the Treo 600 to sync wirelessly to a PC, and beam items via Bluetooth. The site also adds that ‘ideally,’ the driver would allow the use of Bluetooth headsets, GPS, and use of the Treo 600 as a Bluetooth modem. The bounty offer is good until September 6th. While all this is interesting, what I’d really like to know is how they found out that the new Bluetooth-integrated Treo models are coming out September 7th?
Note: Since I’m aware that TreoCentral has more than a few people who don’t seem to grasp intent very easily, I wish to make it extremely clear that that last sentence was a joke.
Ed Colligan appointed President of PalmOne
PalmOne announced Wednesday that Senior VP and General Manager of the company’s Wireless Business Unit had been promoted to President. Previously, Colligan had been President and Chief Operating Officer of Handspring prior to the Palm/Handspring merger. The move likely reflects the increasing precedence that PalmOne places on the smartphone market.
PocketTunes 3.0 released
The third full version of the popular Palm OS music player is now available. New features include support for unprotected WMA files and integration with Windows Media Player as a Portable Device.