PDA News: Wireless Palm Expansion Pack, Medieval Heroes, Software Awards

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A new device from Hotsync.Com.Hk will provide Palm users with countless ways to access their data in a wireless manner.  The device is named as strangely as the company is, it’s the RV Tec Guyver (that RV has no bearing to Recreation Vehicle) but name aside, this thing is cool (click here to view many more pictures of the Guyver)

The Guyver is a snap on / sled / slot / adapter with a universal PCMCIA card slot that will support the the Palm m500 series, Tungsten T and Zire 71 series of PDAs.  The Guyver comes with an ultra-thin and elegant metal jacket and it can accommodate a large selection of Type II PCMCIA cards for wireless communications on various data networks.  Following is a list of the communication abilities you can now leverage with this device your Palm and the appropriate PCMCIA Type II [3.3 and 5.0 V] wireless modem cards or Compact Flash wireless modem cards in a PC card adaptors:

Networks Supported by Guyver

  • GSM 
  • GPRS 
  • CDMA IS95a 
  • CDMA IS95b 
  • CDMA IS95c (1XRTT) 
  • PHS 
  • PDC
PCMCIA / CF Modem Cards Support Options:
  • First Fone Radio Card for GSM-900
  • Freewing Wireless Internet Mdem, CDMA IS-95B 64k PCMCIA Card
  • Nokia Card Phone for GSM 900 and 1800 with HSCSD
  • Novatel Wireless, Merlin G201 for GSM/GPRS 900, 1800
  • Pretec 56K Compact
  • PCMCIA Standard Modem Card, e.g. Cardinal V.34 33.6k FAX / Modem PC card 
  • Sierra Wireless Aircard 555 

Wireless LAN PCMCIA / CF Cards Support Options (IEEE 802.11B standard):

  • Ambicom WL1100B-PC/PCI, Firmware 1.3.4
  • Ambicom WL1100C-CF
  • Buffalo WLI-CF-S11G
  • Buffalo WLI-PCM-L11
  • Linksys WPC11
  • Lucent, Orinoco Silver PC24E-H-FC
  • Netgear MA401, Firmware 1.3.6
  • SENAO, SL-2011 CD, Firmware 0.8.3
  • SENAO, SL-2511 CF, Firmware 1.3.6

Medieval Heroes has released an update with high res support and bug fixes

One of the best RTS games for the Palm has been improved:

+ Hi-Res (320×320) support
+ Hall Of Fame
+ Sound support
+ “Undo Last Turn” feature for “Easy” difficulty level
+ “Switch Game” option
+ Some gameplay improvements

For more information check out our full review. Get a free trial or purchase from Handango for $15. [product link]

Windows Server 2003 Mobile Admin

Okay, for all you system admins out there that like to control everything from the palm of your hand, this software product is for you.  Sonic Mobility  today announced that sonicadmin software has been selected by Microsoft to power its new Windows Server 2003 Mobile Admin Pack. From the press release:

“Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2003 Mobile Admin Pack is designed to give administrators everything they need to access and manage their server(s) in one complete remote access solution. The Mobile Admin Pack offers an administrator secure access to Windows Server 2003 by simply using a Pocket PC handheld (with sonicadmin) to remotely perform critical server management tasks anytime, from virtually anywhere. The Mobile Admin Pack is a Windows Server 2003 promotional bundle will be available beginning in June to qualified Microsoft customers in the US and will include a Dell (NASDAQ : DELL) Axim X5 300 Mhz Pocket PC, a D-Link Wireless 2.4 GHz Compact Flash Adapter for PDAs, and the Sonic Mobility 2.8 Microsoft Mobile Admin Pack. The Microsoft Mobile Admin Pack will be available beginning in June at a special Windows Server 2003 launch promotional price of just $159 (a $962 value) for qualified Microsoft US Medium Business customers that have acquired Windows Server 2003 on a Microsoft Volume License.”

Link for more info: http://www.sonicmobility.com/mobileadminpack.asp

Handango ChampionAward Finalists

Software publisher Handango, our affiliate for the software store where you can get 10% off this month usingcoupon code C624F1 has published its list of Handango ChampionAward Finalists for 2003. The winners selected from these finalists will be announced on July 24, 2003from the Handango Partner Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. Awards will be presented for the following categories:

  • Best Productivity Application
  • Best Game Application
  • Best Lifestyle Application
  • Best Business Application
  • Best Travel Application
  • Best Medical Application
  • Best Education Application
for each of the following platforms:
  • Palm OS
  • Pocket PC
  • Symbian OS
  • Java
  • Windows Powered Smartphone
  • Linux platforms
a full list of finalists can be viewed here: http://www.handango.com/finalists2003.htm .



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