PDA News – Vulcan PalmTop, New Covertec Cases, Pumatech Updates Enterprise, Palm Karate Game

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Not many of these mini-laptops have made it, but this one looks really cool!

Vulcan (owned by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen) has released plans on an amazing micro laptop. Shrinking to the size of a PDA but carrying the full functionality of a desktop computer, this x86 processor-taking mini workhorse will gobble up Windows CE and Palm with its 800×480 resolution, 256MB of RAM, 20 gigabytes of built in storage, and integrated 802.11b. This device will use Windows XP as it’s OS and has the possibility of the following expansions: 2.5G Wireless Data: GPRS or 1xRTT (CDMA), Bluetooth, or 1394 (Firewire).Sounds like something to merge PDAs and laptops to me, but nifty nonetheless.

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Thanks to netaxim for the news tip!


Covetec has announced a Garmin iQue case and new colors for others

On Mat 15th Covertec will release a case designed for the Garmin iQue Palm PDA with integrated GPS. This may be the fastest custom case release I’ve ever seen. The iQUE is scheduled for release at the end of this week.

May 15th will also be the release date for a new black case with bright orange interior. A number of devices will be supported including the Tungsten T, h1910 and h5450.

More details are available at the Covertec site.


Pumatech has updated their enterprise synchronization suite

From the release:

Pumatech has announced availability of its Enterprise Intellisync(R) version 5.1.2 software, which adds support for the Lotus Notes 6.0 and Novell GroupWise 6.5 groupware applications. The English-language version of Enterprise Intellisync 5.1.2 is currently available for purchase from the Pumatech Web Store, and will be available in packaged form by mid-May.

Designed specifically for the corporate environment, Enterprise Intellisync provides two-way, desktop-based synchronization between PCs and Palm OS(R), Pocket PC or Windows CE devices. Enterprise Intellisync automatically synchronizes email, calendar, contacts and tasks with such PIM (personal information management) and groupware applications as Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express, Lotus Notes and Organizer, Novell GroupWise and ACT!. In addition, the product’s Administrator Console provides configuration, deployment and support of Intellisync(R) software — all from a single, centralized location.


Dignity Software has released Absolute Impact karate game for Palm

From their site:

In Absolute Impact Game you control a character competing in a Karate match against either your handheld or against anybody else with another handheld, that has IrDA.

Absolute Impact Game offers a wide variety of moves: flying kick, high kick, short jab kick, forward sweep, high punch, belly punch, low punch, back somersault, forward somersault.

The game comes in full color, but also supports duo-tone. You may purchase from their site for $19.95.



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