PDA News – Windows Mobile 5 update, iPaq rebrand, Cingular smartphones

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Adaptation Kit Update 2 for Windows Mobile 5

Microsoft has also released to its licensees the Adaptation Kit Update 2 for Windows Mobile 5. The biggest change is the addition of Microsoft’s Messaging and Security Feature Pack, the component of Windows Mobile 5.0 that allows for “push” email between an MSFP-enabled device and an Exchange server. Besides that, AKU2 also adds standardized support for Bluetooth headphones and headsets,

It’s likely that we’ll first see AKU 2 on some of the upcoming PocketPC phones due to be released within the next month or so such as the HTC Wizard. Other devices may receive ROM updates at the discretion of the manufacturer.


HP to rebrand iPaq hw6700 as hw6900? 

MSMobiles.com is reporting that HP is going to rebrand the long-delayed iPaq hw6700 “mobile messenger” devices before they finally get released. According to the article, the devices will be called the hw6910 and hw6915. The models, which are differentiated by an optional camera, will come with Windows Mobile 5 AKU 2, discussed above.



Cingular close to releasing Faraday, Wizard

Speaking of Windows phones, Cingular is reportedly close to releasing the HTC Faraday Windows Smartphone, and the HTC Wizard PocketPC phone. This information is further supported by the fact that Cingular has removed the Audiovox SMT5600, predecessor to the Faraday, from its website. We’ll keep you updated.




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