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Report: Treo 700w to debut during or around CES

MSMobiles.com suggests that the Treo 700w may make its official debut at the Consumer Electronics Show this January. It’s unclear whether they have an alternate source, or if this is an educated guess based on the reference to an “early January” release made by Handango in an email to developers.



GMail launches mobile-optimized version

If you’re one of the estimated 3.7 billion people who has a GMail account, checking your email may have just gotten a bit easier. Google is now offering a mobile version of the email service, which can be used on handheld and smartphone devices, as well as standard web-enabled mobile phones.



DualCor seeks to combine XP tabletPC, WM smartphone

From the unholy trinity file: what do you get when you cross a full-scale tablet PC running Windows XP, a Windows Mobile device, and a cellular phone? Why, it’s a huge, unwieldy brick DualCor cPC!

Yet another startup company that is promising to do the impossible, DualCor Technologies plans to combine all three of these elements plus a 1.5 GHz processor and a 40 GB hard drive into a device 6.5″ long, 3.3″ wide, and 1.2″ thick. And best of all, it’ll only cost $1500! That saves you plenty of money to pay for your surgery to get rid of the hernia you’ll get from holding this up to your ear.

CNET article


Visto sues Microsoft for patent infringement

Visto, a wireless email and data company, has filed a patent infringement suit against Microsoft, claiming that the Redmond giant has infringed on patents relating to data synchronization, particularly with regard to the new “push” email system for Exchange servers.

It’s unclear exactly how much merit there is to these patents. It’s well known that the Patent Office has a habit of issuing patents for “Methods and Means for the Use of Oxygen in Breathing.” On the other hand, once in awhile patents have to have some actual foundation, right? Right?

Ironically, just a day before they filed their suit, Visto inked a licensing and investment deal with none other than NTP, the company that’s suing Research in Motion over their “push” email system.

Reuters article



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