SD Consortium approves MicroSD, aka Transflash
The SD Card Association, a group of companies including Panasonic and Sandisk that oversee the SD card specification, has officially approved the addition of the MicroSD card to the existing line. The new card standard is exactly identical to Sandisk’s TransFlash format–all new cards and slots will support both forms, and companies that use TransFlash will eventually transition over to using the MicroSD brand name.
Microsoft debuts Global Contact Access
Microsoft has a new application for mobile business users. Global Contact Access allows you to use a PocketPC phone or Windows Smartphone to look up contact information stored in the Global Address List on a corporate Exchange server. It also supports checking co-workers’ schedules, and placing meeting requests. Ordinary non-phone PocketPCs are not supported, even those with internet access.
Nexave reviews GSPDA Xplore M68 smartphone
Nexave.de has what appears to be the first real review of the GSPDA Xplore M68 smartphone (marketed in Germany as the S200). While the phone was originally scheduled to be released in the U.S. already, it seems to have gone missing. GSPDA hasn’t responded to our inquiries on the subject, and at this point it doesn’t seem likely that we’ll ever get to see it over here. The M68 runs OS 5, has tri-band GSM/GPRS, and Bluetooth.