PDA News – Axim ROM Update, Avoid Traffic Jams, Toshiba e755 Review

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Dell has released an Axim ROM update

Dell has released a ROM upgrade that has a bunch of fixes:

*Improved backup battery status monitoring
*Changed time-out values for power light (notifications) to improve battery life
*Improved start-up time
*Improved navigation button applet
*Improved CompactFlash modem interface driver
*Support for C1 stepping of Intel XScale CPU

To dowload, click here and follow these steps:

1) Select the download icon
2) Leave the first setting at all
3) Select Pocket PC from teh operating system drop-down, click “Go”
4) The ROM update is at the bottom of the list

*The ROM update does require a hard reset

If you have a Pocket PC and GPS, you can now avoid traffic jams!

Mapopolis has announced the immediate availability of ClearRoute, which provides traffic-optimized routing in real time. This is a pretty sweet package. ClearRoute automatically avoids traffic slow-downs and accidents. The public trial covers ten cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle, LA and San Francisco. When the product is released later this month, it will cover the 70 + largest metropolitan areas in the United Sates

It’s really a breakthrough, said Mapopolis Vice President Jeremy Straub, It helps you get there faster without having to listen for traffic updates on the radio and then try to figure out how to get around them.

If you have a Pocket PC, a GPS unit and live in one of the supported cities, get the download to give this a try.

Toshiba e755 review

For its latest Pocket PC, Toshiba simply took a good handheld and made it better — at least when it comes to technology. While the e755 may look nearly identical to its e740 predecessor, it’s actually significantly better in several ways. For one, it sports a new and improved display, bigger and brighter than before. It’s also noticeably faster, possibly the fastest handheld we’ve ever used, thanks to its updated Intel processor. And finally, there’s more memory packed into the e755 — a whopping 128 megabtyes in all. Add to these features its built-in Wi-Fi capability, a carryover from the e740, and the Toshiba e755 Pocket PC is clearly one of the most capable handhelds on the market. More from Brighthand…


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