PDA News – Dell Goes Wireless With Good, EverQuest Chapter III, Acer n10 Reviewed, New SD Camera

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Dell has announced plans to work with Good to bring wireless hanhelds to market

From the News.com report:

In the second half of this year, Dell is likely to begin reselling Good’s G100 handheld devices, Medica said.

Next year, the partners will begin selling a jointly developed Dell-branded handheld computer designed to take advantages of next-generation 2.5G cellular networks, he added. The device will likely run Microsoft’s Pocket PC operating system and will include GoodLink handheld software. No other details of the device were available.

This isn’t the groundbreaking news many were hoping for…sorry, no new Axim, this time anyway. For the rest of the report visit News.com.

The latest chapter in the EverQuest saga is now available for Pocket PC

From the EverQuest Site:

Something is amiss on the continent of Faydwer. Whispers of war have spread like wild fire among the Dwarves, Elves and Gnomes. What could be driving these peaceful races to the brink of destruction? Will hundreds of years of harmony and peace be crushed forever? In the third chapter of EverQuest for the Pocket PC, War on FaydarTM, you must answer these questions and more. Visit Kaladim, the mine city of Dwarves; Kelethin, the city in the trees; Ak’Anon, the city of Gnomes, and Felwithe, the city of High Elves. Battle monsters in Butcherblock Mountains, Steamfont Mountains, the Faydark Forests, and Dagnor’s Cauldron. The fate of Faydwer rests in your hands. Are you up to the challenge? EverQuest for the Pocket PC: War on Faydwer is a stand-alone product. EverQuest Chapter 1 or 2 are not required to play. This version includes: Four playable character classes. Dozens of new monsters, weapons and spells. Side quests that deviate from the main story. Chests that can now contain either treasure or monsters. A whole new story that allows you to bring in characters from EverQuest for the Pocket PC: Attack On Qeynos or create characters from scratch.

There is no trial version, but you may purchase from Handango for $19.99. [product link]

Infosync World has reviewed the Acer n10 Pocket PC

We won’t see any of Acer’s PDAs in the US, but here’s a review of their latest PPC anyway:

In the current Pocket PC market, it’s hard for a manufacturer to make a dent anywhere. Since Dell’s arrival at the low end of the market, competitors are finding it difficult to match the Axim’s features at an acceptable price point. At the other end of the spectrum, Toshiba and HP hold down the fort with their feature-laden handhelds. Laptop heavyweight Acer have pitched their new n10 in the budget realm, in competition with Dell. Let’s see how things stack up. More…

Hanvit IT from Korea has a new SD camera for OEM

Mini cameras are pretty popular, so here’s another one. It captures photos at 800 x 600, roughly half a megapixel and also shoots video. No word yet if anyone will be distributing this unit in the states. More info at Hanvit IT’s site.


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