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Week of July 11, 2004

FCC Okays FIC Pocket PCs with Dual Wireless Networking

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Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) First International Computer (FIC) has been given the okay by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deliver a new Pocket PC series in the United States. The reason why the new Pocket PC series needs permission from the FCC is because it will feature both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless networking." (Source: PDAStreet)
Posted Saturday, July 17 2004 by ChrisD
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HandyMenu review

"I know some power users treat their Pocket PC devices very well, and like to have quick access to some of the functionalities provided by the Settings control panel. I'm aware that the "tap Start - tap Settings - tap System - tap icon" sequence is not the ideal for us, looking for Memory information, battery configuration, changes in backlighting and network settings. What I've found though is that most of the utilities that provide a direct access to the Pocket PC Settings use precious Today screen space.

DinarSoft's HandyMenu is a nice software that can be used to directly access these functions, to Pocket PC. It puts an icon in the status bar of your Pocket PC making access to any of these functions just a tap away. Well, actually two taps: open the menu and select the function. It's better than four taps. But to make things even better you can assign a function to tap-and-hold on HandyMenu's icon. In this case you have achieved the one-tap heaven..." (Source: Geekzone)
Posted Saturday, July 17 2004 by ChrisD
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Introducing the First Virus for Windows Mobile Pocket PC

"Mobile security researchers at Airscanner Corp. today announced that a malware writer from 29A labs has released the first ever virus to infect the Windows Mobile Pocket PC platform. Airscanner Corp. has provided a fix and has released a preliminary analysis, which is provided below.

The Problem: WinCE_Dust infects all programs in the root directory of the Pocket PC device.

The Fix: Users should use online update to update their Airscanner Mobile Antivirus software to the latest DAT signature file version.

Free Software: The full version of Airscanner Mobile Antivirus is free for personal use (corporate use requires a license). The unlimited, full version may be downloaded for free at the following URL:

http://airscanner.com/downloads/av/av.html" (Source: Press Release)


Posted Friday, July 16 2004 by ChrisD
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Fujitsu to Debut PDA Featuring New Pocket PC OS, More Than 200ppi VGA Monitor

"Fujitsu Ltd plans to roll out, in mid-July, a personal data assistant (PDA) called "Pocket LOOX v70" featuring an LCD panel with a 216ppi VGA display having a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

Fujitsu's Pocket LOOX v70
This 3.7-inch type of translucent panel is based on TFT-LCD technology. Sharp Corp offers the Zaurus "SL-C700" PDA, also featuring a VGA panel with a fineness of 200ppi or more. Among PDAs with the "Pocket PC" OS of Microsoft Corp, Fujitsu's PDA is the first to adopt a VGA panel.

The Pocket LOOX v70's OS is the Japanese version of "Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software for Pocket PC" launched by Microsoft on July 6, 2004. The OS supports the QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) display resolution as well as VGA resolution.
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Posted Friday, July 16 2004 by ChrisD
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Professional mortgage and loan calculation on Windows Mobile Smartphones

"Visual Byte Inc., the makers of one of the first and most popular mortgage calculators for the Pocket PC, announced today the release of Mortgage SIM 2.0 for the Windows Mobile Smartphone.

Version 2.0 of Mortgage SIM introduces a number of new and powerful features that allow users to compare mortgage and loan scenarios that are typically hard to compare. Through the use of “Timeline” amortization tables, this application makes it possible to quickly analyse the impact of changes in rates on variable rate mortgages as well as explore the effects of things like making recurring lump sum payments or accelerating your payment frequency to weekly from monthly.

Providing mobile professionals, like real-estate agents and mortgage brokers, this kind of powerful tool and functionality, will allow them to supply their clients with personal financial advice whenever and wherever they need it. Homebuyers will also be able to use their mobile phone to compare and understand mortgage options while on the go, in the bank, at the lawyers, or while walking through the new house they are thinking of buying. Pricing and availability

MortgageSIM 2.0 carries the Microsoft Mobile2Market Designed for Windows Mobile logo* and is available for $ 29.99 through a number of online software distributors and direct from the company’s website: http://www.visualbyte.com/Products/MSimm/MortgageSimsp.htm .  Corporations interested in multi-user licenses, volume discounts or branding and customization should contact Visual Byte directly at www.visualbyte.com." (Source: Press Release)
Posted Thursday, July 15 2004 by ChrisD
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Microsoft partner with Fiat

"Microsoft and Fiat Auto today announced that they will be forming a long-term strategic automotive partnership with the aim of developing telematics solutions for motorists. The idea is to combine Fiat Auto's experience of telematics services along with Microsoft's expertise in providing platforms, service and applications.

Applications that could arise from the partnership are many, but some of those currently being put forward by Microsoft include the ability to integrate a users' personal devices such as a Pocket PC or a Windows Mobile based device with the vehicle. Also being put forward are the ideas of onboard digital music storage solutions, built in bluetooth connectivity, and voice activation for all devices. We look forward to the day we have to reboot our car because it's had a blue screen of death, rather than the more usual car related problems like a flat tyre." (Source: Laurence Norah, I.T. Vibe)
Posted Thursday, July 15 2004 by ChrisD
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Microsoft Business Solutions CRM Community Shows Rapid Growth

"In the 18 months since its launch Microsoft CRM has extended its international reach and is currently available in nine languages and more than 53 countries. The Microsoft CRM 1.2 feature pack - including tighter integration with Microsoft Office, Microsoft CRM Mobile for sales functionality on the Pocket PC 2003, and additional product enhancements - will be available to download in August. In the fourth quarter of this calendar year Microsoft CRM will be available in an additional five languages. Microsoft CRM is available through a global network of local Microsoft partner organizations that can deliver the software and associated services to help ensure a rapid return on investment." (Source: Press Release, AccountingSoftware411.com)
Posted Thursday, July 15 2004 by ChrisD
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New software turns phones into pocket DVD players

"Dutch software company Makayama today released ‘DVD to Mobile (Smartphone Edition)’. This software lets users convert a DVD to a Smartphone and watch it in great quality, with stereo sound and in full screen landscape mode. A memorycard as small as 128 Mb is sufficient to store a full length feature film.

 

Users can watch their DVDs on the go, on any Windows Mobile-based Smartphone, such as the Orange SPV-series, from a postage stamp size memory card. The software installs an encoding package on a PC with Windows XP, and a free player on the mobile phone. Users insert a DVD in the drive of their PC and with only two clicks, the software turns it into a super small movie file, which will play on the provided mediaplayer.

 

The headset or the built-in speaker can be used to listen to the sound. Subtitled and foreign language DVDs are also supported. Feature films look crisp and sharp on the phone and still fit on a relatively small Secure Digital card.

 

The free tryout version allows users to convert 5 minutes of a DVD.  The retail price for the software is $24.99, available through major online distributors, such as Handango and Pocketgear. A Symbian-version for Nokia and Sony Ericsson phones will be out next month.

 

More information on our company page: www.makayama.com

 

The following phones are supported:

 

ORANGE SPV E100/E200/E500, MOTOROLA MPX100 MPX200 MPX220, MITAC 8380 8390, QTEK 7070, 8080,

SAMSUNG I600, ASUS AGP-60, COMPAL AR-11, SIERRA WIRELESS VOQ, SAGEM MY S-7, HTC i-MATE" (Source: Press Release)


Posted Wednesday, July 14 2004 by ChrisD
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Flexible range of RFID solutions on new rugged customisable handheld

" www.ruggedhandheld.com announces the launch of their new XScale based Auto ID handheld. This device, thought to be the world’s first fully customisable rugged Auto-ID platform, will further expand DI’s RFID product range. The handheld offers a choice of fully integrated RF readers (125kHz, 134.2kHz, 13.56MHz) in combination with a traditional barcode scanner, allowing maximum flexibility for data capture solutions and the unique ability to integrate emerging RFID technologies as required. The unit will find applications in the asset management, inspection, maintenance, and homeland security markets.

With increasing importance being placed upon accurate tracking and recording of high value products and safety critical assets, and the rapid adoption of ID technologies for security applications, the ability to choose the right combination of technologies for each project is crucial. DI’s powerful Auto ID platform provides the key: a flexible RFID and Barcode handheld suited to a wide range of applications - without the need to compromise.

There are three off the shelf RFID options to choose from: low frequency 125 kHz (Hitag, EM Marin) and 134.2 kHz (TI - Tiris LF) or high frequency, 13.56 MHz (ICode, MIFARE, TI). However, the handhelds unique customisable design also means that other reader options could be incorporated, such as UHF (862 to 928 MHz). This gives solution providers the flexibility to implement an auto identification solution that meets their exact requirements, based on either currently established or emerging RF transponder formats.

Other ID technologies such as a Smart /Contact ID card reader can also be combined with the base RFID platform. These can be integrated by means of the internal PCMCIA/CF interface whilst still retaining the units’ rugged design. This unique ability to provide multiple functionality as required creates a handheld ideally suited for applications such as transportation security, border control or protecting critical infrastructures & assets.

Called the Di-400, this powerful new platform features a 400MHz Xscale processor running the CE.NET v4.2 OS, with an all weather ¼ VGA colour display, integrated graphics controller as standard, and options for wireless data transfer including 802.11b, GPRS and Bluetooth. Standard memory options are available up to 128 Mb Flash and 128 Mb RAM. Utilising the SD, CF and PCMCIA card ports, or additional internal CF interface can further increase storage, or functionality. Another unique feature of this new Auto ID platform is its four user definable fast function keys, which reduce the need to drive applications via a touchscreen / stylus combination, allowing for improved efficiency and simplified stylus free user operation if required. As standard, the unit is sealed to IP65 (dust and waterproof) and has a 2 metre multiple drop rating, making it an extremely rugged device ideal for use in industrial environments.

DI’s hardware platforms all have a full range of customisable features that go far beyond simple cosmetic branding (choice of plastic colour, badge labelling etc) by providing the capability to fully integrate additional technologies, thus creating a uniquely tailored mobile solution. Custom features include the option to integrate your own electronics, utilise high speed internal communications, configure your own input/output panel, use the optional on-board DSP or high specification data acquisition (DAQ) capabilities.

As a result, this device offers user who cannot find their exact solution from off the shelf products the option to combine Auto ID with other technologies to create a tailored and rugged solution that fully meets their needs – without compromise. Gareth Bruce, Sales and Marketing Executive at DI commented, “The RFID market is still evolving. Standards are being set and new technologies emerging. But RFID is only part of the story for sophisticated users who need to leverage its benefits in combination with other technologies such as WiFi, GPS, Smart Cards, or Biometric ID. The new Di-400 Auto ID platform fills a big gap in the market, and allows these users to specify exactly what they need. We work closely with our customers. And our ‘total product and lifecycle management’ approach carries this forward to ensure that they get guaranteed supply, quality, warranty and support – all at a competitive price!”

Full details of the new Di-400 Auto ID platform can be found on www.ruggedhandheld.com/instrument_computing/autoid.htm" (Source: Press Release)
Posted Tuesday, July 13 2004 by ChrisD
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The LOOX 610 is worth a look

"THE BOTTOM LINE This column's Value Rating system is a somewhat arbitrary analysis of a whole PDA/mobile device package comprising design, features, price and real-world user-testing in life's daily stresses.

The Fujitsu-Siemens appeals to the Windows family of PDAs.

If you want colour and the familiarity of Windows screens on a PDA, you should check out the new Pocket LOOX 610." (Source: Financial Times Information Limited - Asia Intelligence Wire, Wireless Week)


Posted Tuesday, July 13 2004 by ChrisD
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American Airlines and HPshopping.com Team to Spice Up the Summer With 'Who, What, Where and Win' Sweepstakes

"Summer is in full swing, and with it come dreams of fun in the sun. American Airlines and HPshopping.com are helping make summer dreams come true -- from trips of a lifetime to 120 cool HP products to capture vacation memories -- with the "Who, What, Where and Win" sweepstakes at http://www.aa.com/promo .

Between now and Aug. 15, 2004, customers can enter for chances to win up to 50,000 AAdvantage(R) bonus miles, as well as HP notebook PCs, pocket PCs, digital cameras and photo printers from hpshopping.com. And, everyone is a winner. Registrants who don't win a prize will still automatically receive a coupon for $10 off any item over $100 at http://www.hpshopping.com ." (Source: PRNewswire, iWon)


Posted Tuesday, July 13 2004 by ChrisD
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Farmers use GPS and Pocket PC devices to manage crops

"Back in the beginning of June when I bought my current UX50 from a PDAGeek reader, he told me an interesting story of how he uses PDAs in his business. Since news is a bit slow, I thought it would be interesting to post a real life story on using a PDA for business. Timothy uses iPAQ 3835, 5500, and 2210 models with GPS receivers to log data for planting fields of crops. He logs the hybrids that are used in each field, which part of the field was planted by which planter, and other areas of concern, such as tile holes, wet spots, or areas not planted. The fertilizer and herbicide trucks also use GPS systems so the farmer can give them coordinates of a problem area and treatment can be targeted to a specific area or crop. Timothy stated that with John Deere he and his folks can get the accuracy down to as little as four inches, or less than one inch with a ground station. It is amazing how far advanced farming has come since the days of the ox and plow. How do you use PDAs in your business?Back in the beginning of June when I bought my current UX50 from a PDAGeek reader, he told me an interesting story of how he uses PDAs in his business. Since news is a bit slow, I thought it would be interesting to post a real life story on using a PDA for business. Timothy uses iPAQ 3835, 5500, and 2210 models with GPS receivers to log data for planting fields of crops. He logs the hybrids that are used in each field, which part of the field was planted by which planter, and other areas of concern, such as tile holes, wet spots, or areas not planted. The fertilizer and herbicide trucks also use GPS systems so the farmer can give them coordinates of a problem area and treatment can be targeted to a specific area or crop. Timothy stated that with John Deere he and his folks can get the accuracy down to as little as four inches, or less than one inch with a ground station. It is amazing how far advanced farming has come since the days of the ox and plow. How do you use PDAs in your business?" (Source: palmsolo, Geek.com)
Posted Tuesday, July 13 2004 by ChrisD
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HP iPAQ, Tablet PC revolutionizing the doctor's visit, hospital care

"One of the most dramatic uses of handheld technology is happening at NorthEast Medical Center in Concord, N.C. Thanks to a new digitized cardiac and imaging information system based on the HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5550, cardiologists receive data from county paramedics to enable them to remotely diagnose potential heart attack victims and accelerate potentially life-saving heart angioplasty. The technology enabled the hospital to reduce its "door-to-dilation" time to 27 minutes. That's the time between a patient's arrival at the cardiac catheterization lab and the successful completion of angioplasty.

"We've experienced the satisfying results of when mobile technology, people, communications and careful planning work together to save lives," says cardiologist Paul Campbell." (Source: HP)


Posted Tuesday, July 13 2004 by ChrisD
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Unbound Medicine Launches Unbound Surgery on Handheld Devices and the Web Ground-Breaking Digital Resource for Clinicians on the Go

"Unbound Medicine, a leading provider of knowledge management solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today the launch of Unbound Surgery, a pioneering digital resource that combines evidence-based clinical content with leading-edge technology.

Unbound Surgery -- the first all-digital resource of its kind -- offers focused yet detailed answers to surgical questions encountered in clinical practice. Available for Palm OS and Pocket PC handheld devices and tightly integrated with a multimedia Web version, Unbound Surgery helps practitioners and trainees resolve surgical dilemmas wherever they arise.

Duke University Professor and Vice Chairman of Surgery Theodore Pappas, MD leads the Unbound Surgery editorial team of more than 100 experts from top surgery departments across the United States. The result is a regularly updated resource comprised of nearly 400 topics with more than 790 videos, graphics, and supporting tables. "Clinicians today have little time to answer pressing questions," says William Detmer, MD, CEO of Unbound Medicine. "Now with Unbound Surgery, the latest evidence-based answers are just a click away." (Source: Press Release, PRNewswire)


Posted Tuesday, July 13 2004 by ChrisD
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GameBox Solitaire updated

"GameBox Solitaire, our award winning card game pack for the Pocket PC and Windows PC has just been updated to version 1.2.
The changes include:


Try the award winning GameBox Solitaire now! (Those who have already purchased the game can download the update free of charge from Handango or from the store they used for buying it.)."(Source: Press Release)
Posted Monday, July 12 2004 by ChrisD
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iAdmin Mobile 2004 Press Release

"iAdminMobile.com today announced it has released iAdmin Mobile 2004. The company's most scalable and cost effective mobile systems management solution released to date, iAdmin Mobile 2004 delivers the most robust capabilities to remotely manage servers and network infrastructure with devices such as Microsoft Pocket PC, Cell Phones, RIM Blackberry, and Palm handhelds. By employing new Mobile Management Pack technology iAdmin Mobile 2004's functionality can easily grow to work with and enable mobile access to third party network management software. The new integrated platform which iAdmin Mobile 2004 is built has been embraced by Information Technology professionals including over twenty-five percent of the Fortune 500 and has over ten thousand deployments worldwide."Our goal was clear: build the most robust and scalable mobile systems management product on the market that delivers the newest technology to ease the pains of managing enterprise network infrastructure," said J.R. Brown, Founder and CEO. "Our customers will benefit in the cost savings by managing their networks conveniently from virtually anywhere in the world and while increasing the overall system availability at the same time."About iAdmin Mobile 2004iAdmin Mobile 2004 is a comprehensive suite of tools designed to work on mobile devices to fully manage Windows Servers and Novell Servers from a mobile device or web browser. Additionally, iAdmin Mobile 2004's architecture allows for expansion and management of future functionality that will manage Microsoft System Management Server, Microsoft Operations Manager, NetIQ's AppManager, and Linux based operating systems." (Source: Press Release)
Posted Monday, July 12 2004 by ChrisD
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WebIS Money - easy to use financial software

"This week we¹d like to announce the immediate availability of WebIS Money 1.0 for the low price of FREE to all of our current customers and $5 to everyone else.

WebIS Money is an innovative entry-level finance application for the Pocket PC. Its purpose is to be simple, easy to use, and accurate for basic checkbook activities. Version 1.0 provides all of that and more. It does all the basics including multiple accounts, categorized transactions and transaction reconciliation as well as more advanced functions like Pie charts and Bar charts of your expenses.

Furthermore, you can import and export your Quicken© data via QIF files to keep your information up to date with a desktop finance app. For example, you can enter transactions during the day and then import them into your finance app at the end of day.

WebIS Money 1.0 will be given away as a free bonus to all current owners of our software.

And as our reputation shows, we will continue development on WebIS Money to be able to provide more robust capabilities, yet keep it at the entry to mid level functionality and price point. That version will not be provided for free." (Source: Press Release, Web Information Solutions, Inc)


Posted Monday, July 12 2004 by ChrisD
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New Version of Battery Pack Pro From Omega One

"Omega One, a leading provider of consumer applications for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs, is pleased to announce the release of an updated version of Battery Pack Pro, the best selling Pocket PC application, providing users with several new features.   

Battery Pack Pro v1.1 contains three new sought after features as well as an updated User Interface (UI).

·         A Network Monitor function is now included.  Network connectivity status is provided right on the Today screen, allowing users to see at a glance whether they are connected or not.

·         Power Graph is a new function that provides graphing information on battery life, memory use and network traffic over a 24 hour period.  Users can easily see how their device is performing over time.

·         For users of the latest Pocket PC devices, Battery Pack Pro now supports VGA capabilities.

·         The UI has been given a makeover to keep it up to date.

 “We updated Battery Pack Pro to ensure it remains ‘The Only Pocket PC Utility You Will Ever Need’” said Andrew Haslam, CEO of Omega One, “By adding features such as the Network Monitor and Power Graph we are ensuring that we are up to date with the latest features that our customers need.”

Battery Pack Pro has been the top selling Pocket PC application in 2002 and 2003.  Omega One’s other top selling products include Journal Bar which has been consistently in the top 10 Pocket PC applications, as well as 1-Calc, a universal calculator, and 1-Pass, a physical security application.

Battery Pack Pro v1.1 is available on www.omegaone.com, www.handango.com, and other leading online retailers. " (Source: Press Release)


Posted Monday, July 12 2004 by ChrisD
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New Microsoft Portable Media Center, Why Not Just Use a Laptop?

"The PMC has a small screen, but at least it’s hi-res….or not!

When I first heard about this device I figured that given the fact the screen would be of similar size to a PDA, the typical PDA screen is about 3.5” diagonal and the PMC is 3.8” diagonal, that the PMC screen would be hi-res to outdo what a Pocket PC device could do.  After all, for such a small screen the hi-res would be needed to fit more on it, who wants to watch the Simpsons and not see what Bart is writing on the chalkboard?  However, to my surprise the resolution on the first generation devices is 320 x 240.  What a joke, the Toshiba e800 has a VGA resolution and 4.0” display and more PDAs are on the way that match this screen resolution and size.  The day I consider a 320 x 240 resolution as “hi-res” as Microsoft is calling it is the day that already passed 10 years ago.

Who needs and who even has the time to watch movies all the time, everywhere?

So I’m confused, Microsoft made this big ad campaign for Pocket PCs a year or two ago in which they promoted the fact if you had a Pocket PC and 12 minutes to spare while standing in line you could blow your time, or you could have downloaded your email and latest stock prices and be reviewing them while in line by using your Pocket PC.  But now they want us to sit on public transit and watch movies, or do they want us to do work?  Well, I’ll assume that they’re not going to target business users with the PMC so let’s let them off the hook here.  But seriously, do any of us really need to be watching TV and movies everywhere?  Who even cares or wants to?  If I’m at home and just want to relax or have background noise, then sure I’ll turn on the TV or watch a movie.  If I’m out or traveling I like to read, do work, or maybe even be engaged with other people and looking at the world around me.  I don’t care to do more work and carry more devices so I can fit more TV into my life.  In fact, people work more and more busy now than ever due to higher worker hours and what not, so I really hope that the good people of the world spend more quality time being engaged with family and friends and not an 80GB handheld TV player that gives not opportunity of interacting with others or doing productive work." (Source: abaxter, NotebookReview.com)


Posted Monday, July 12 2004 by ChrisD
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AMREL Rolls Out Rocky Patriot DA4-M Rugged PDA

"AMREL releases the Rocky Patriot DA4-M PDA, the first fully rugged PDA in its size class to offer a 4" transflective touchscreen display with 640x480 resolution, making the DA4-M the largest, most readable and user friendly fully rugged PDA (under 1lb.) on the market today. Other firsts include: 2 USB ports for increased USB device options, MIL-STD 461E to prevent EMS interference, and the option to choose either: Microsoft WIN CE.NET 4.2 (480x640) or Pocket PC 2003 (240x320) depending on your application needs.

ROCKY Patriot DA4-M PDA
With more firsts than you can count on one hand, AMREL's DA4-M challenges the industry to continue pushing the envelope on product design and development. Resolute not to produce another me-too PDA, AMREL began the design of the DA4-M almost 3 years ago, determined to enter the fully rugged PDA arena with a system that had significantly better functionality and performance or not at all. The DA4-M accomplishes just that, with a larger display and increased resolution, AMREL has improved readability, as well as increased the ease of data input. With more USB ports and a wider range of internal modems to choose from, including but not limited to LAN, WLAN, WAN, Bluetooth and GPS, the DA4-M offers the user more expansion capabilities than previously available on PDA systems of similar size. Since the preference of operating systems is still varied, AMREL anticipated the need to offer their users the ability to choose between two (OS Win CE or Pocket PC), insuring that customers preferring the functionality of AMREL's PDA would not be restricted by a proprietary operating system." (Source: Press Release, Embedded Star)


Posted Sunday, July 11 2004 by ChrisD
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Crossroads holds its first PoweRun

"Wise finished the 5K with a time of 22:50, winning himself a pocket pc cell phone.

"Well, he doesn't have to fight anybody for a phone," said Ricky's mom, Wendy Wise, laughing as she watched her son examine his prize." (Source: JOSHUA STOWE, South Bend Tribune)


Posted Sunday, July 11 2004 by ChrisD
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Hewlett-Packard: Mountain Area Safety Taskforce Fights Fire with Technology from HP and ESRI

"HP provided the MAST team with a better, more reliable solution using a PDA or powerful HP iPAQ Pocket PC to run ESRI software that captures, synthesizes and disseminates critical data. In addition, HP DesignJet 1055 printers produced large-scale aps for distribution to field-based personnel, along with instructions for controlling the fire. HP ProLiant servers were also installed at the MAST field site to store volumes of geographic and fire status information. During the San Bernardino blaze, MAST deployed HP iPAQ Pocket PCs in the most intense areas. Though surrounded by heat, smoke and ash, durable HP equipment ? some with protective ruggedized cases ? functioned with no problems." (Source: Government Technology)
Posted Sunday, July 11 2004 by ChrisD
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