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Week of November 12, 2006

More features in DVD to Pocket PC 4.0

Makayama introduces new version of award-winning software

Makayama Interactive today introduces DVD to Pocket PC 4.0. With only two clicks a video or DVD can be transferred to the Pocket PC. But also home movies, downloaded films and TV-series. The new version supports new video formats, such as Youtube videos. Also exact prediction of final fileze is now possible. The new version is up to 20% faster.

The software installs an encoding package on a Windows XP computer, users pick any video file from their harddrive, CD or DVD and the DVD to Pocket PC turns it into a compressed movie file, which will play on the Windows Mediaplayer on the Pocket PC, with stereo sound. Subtitled and foreign language DVDs are also supported.

When it was introduced three years ago, DVD to Pocket PC was the first product that allowed Pocket PC users to watch DVDs. It won many awards, including the Best Software from Pocket PC Magazine and the iPaq Choice Award.
The new version is again up to 20% faster with DVDs, after a 300% speed boost earlier this year. It also adds support for DVR-MS files, the video format used in Windows Media Center. Consumers can now take all tv-programs recorded with Windows Media Center, but also other major brand tv-tuner cards, such as Pinnacle and digital TV cards are supported. 
Also Flash-video, such as Youtube content, can now be converted. The software has a menu shortcut to websites that allow downloading of Youtube content.
Other new features are exact prediction of final file size and support for square and portrait screen phones, such as the iPaq 6925 and Motorola Q.
The free tryout version allows users to convert 3 minutes of all content. The software runs on Windows XP/2000/NT/Vista.
 
A free demo version is available. Existing users may upgrade for free.  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Friday, November 17 2006 by ChrisD
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Glyph now available for pre-order

Glyph for Palm OS(R) and Windows Mobile(R) for Pocket PC and Smartphone is based on the highly-acclaimed PC game by Sandlot games and will be released on 6th December.

We're making it available for pre-order now with $5 discount off the regular price: http://www.astraware.com/preview/glyph. Glyph is a beautiful puzzle adventure featuring more than 250 levels of gameplay across Quest and Action modes.  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Thursday, November 16 2006 by ChrisD
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BoxWave is pleased to announce Armor Case for i-mate K-JAM!

BoxWave’s Armor Case is a form-fitting, trendy aluminum case that is designed to perfectly fit your i-mate K-JAM! Its exterior is made of anodized aluminum that is strong yet lightweight while the interior is padded with a layer of foam for optimal security. While Armor Case works to protect your i-mate K-JAM from everyday wear and tear, its accessible openings give quick access to button functions, camera, and charging/synchronization port.

Better yet, Armor Case for the I-MATE K-JAM includes a high quality, simple-to-use, detachable belt clip!

Check it out here: http://www.boxwave.com/products/armorcase/armor-case-i-mate-k-jam_734.htm  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Thursday, November 16 2006 by ChrisD
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BoxWave Dopod 900 Batteries Released: ElectraSpan Extended and Standard Capacity Replacement!

Dopod 900 ElectraSpan Extended Battery released!

The ElectraSpan Extended Battery for your Dopod 900 extends your device's talk and use time! It is a high capacity rechargeable lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery that is specifically designed for your device - perfect for busy people on the go, and for those who use their phone and data heavily. Now you can extend the use of your device between charges!

BoxWave’s ElectraSpan Extended Battery not only provides a high capacity of power, but also conveniently includes a battery cover that is specifically designed for your device.

Get yours today!

Check it out here: http://www.boxwave.com/products/highcapacitybattery/electraspan-high-capacity-extended-battery-dopod-900_1027.htm


BoxWave's Standard Capacity Battery released for the Dopod 900!


Boxwave's Standard Capacity Battery is designed specifically for your Dopod 900!  The Standard Capacity Battery serves as an excellent primary replacement battery.  When you're on the go and don't have time to charge your Dopod 900, bring along BoxWave's new Standard Capacity Battery as a spare battery!   It is a rechargeable lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery that is specifically designed for your device.

Get yours today!

Check it out here: http://www.boxwave.com/products/stdcapacitybattery/standard-capacity-battery-dopod-900_1027.htm  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Tuesday, November 14 2006 by ChrisD
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Handmark Debuts ZAGAT TO GO v5.0 for Palm, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Motorola Q Mobile Devices

U.S. and International Top Hotels, Resorts and Spa Guides

Now Available to Worldwide Travelers on Smartphones

KANSAS CITY, MO – (14 November 2006) – Handmark®, creator of the award-winning Pocket Express™ mobile Internet experience, and Zagat Survey, the world's leading provider of consumer survey–based dining, travel and leisure information, today announced the availability of the new ZAGAT TO GO(SM) v5.0.  Enhancements include the addition of the Top Hotels, Resorts and Spa guide listings and the America’s Top Golf Courses guide, as well as updates to the most comprehensive restaurant listings available for smartphones. With automated wireless content and rating updates, detailed street-level maps, and turn-by-turn driving directions to desired destinations, frequent travelers can choose and find hotels, spas and golf courses from the convenience of their mobile devices.

The U.S. and International Top Hotels, Resorts & Spa guides cover the world’s best lodgings, as reviewed by nearly 22,000 avid travelers and travel professionals who stayed at hotels an average of 36 nights per year. America’s Top Golf Courses guide rates the most popular golf courses in the United States based on the opinions of nearly 6,000 devoted golfers. These three new mobile guides add even more "in the know" recommendations of top destinations worldwide to the ZAGAT TO GO survey rankings for over 25,000 restaurants and nightspots in 70+ cities.

"ZAGAT TO GO v5.0 will help travelers find hotels, restaurants, golf courses and other entertainment destinations – along with qualified recommendations – while on the move," said Tim Zagat, co-founder of Zagat Survey. "Together, Zagat Survey and Handmark, continue to provide frequent travelers and mobile professionals with the latest reviews for business and leisure travel planning on the world’s leading smartphones and mobile devices."

New content and services from ZAGAT TO GO can be easily exchanged between consumers nearly instantly through Handmark’s SHARE technology.  With one click, ZAGAT TO GO users send an SMS text message that lets the recipient download and try ZAGAT TO GO on their own device.

"Today’s consumers rely more than ever on their mobile phones for restaurant and hotel information. Handmark is proud to continue our long-standing relationship with Zagat to provide the latest survey findings on the Treo®, BlackBerry®, motorola Q™ and other Windows Mobile® handhelds," said Douglas Edwards, Handmark co-founder and executive vice president.  "Sharing Zagat Survey’s recommendations with mobile consumers has never been easier through our one-click SHARE technology."

Additional improvements include access to all of the latest 2007 Zagat guides including America's Top Restaurants, New York City Restaurants, San Francisco Restaurants and Los Angeles Restaurants as well as ongoing monthly content updates. Also, for those who are traveling abroad, the new International Dialing Support feature ensures one-click calling to restaurants and hotels from ZAGAT TO GO no matter where you are.

Availability

ZAGAT TO GO v5.0 for Palm OS, BlackBerry, motorola Q and other Windows Mobile Pocket PCs and Smartphones is now available and can be installed from either Windows or Macintosh computers. ZAGAT TO GO v.5.0 is a FREE upgrade for existing customers, $24.95 for renewing customers and $29.95 for new purchasers. A retail package with CD-ROM and a one-year subscription will be available in time for holiday gift giving at Fry’s Electronics, Palm.com, J&R Music and Computer World, and Airport Wireless stores currently at 26 major airports nationwide. For more information or to purchase a downloadable version of ZAGAT TO GO, please visit mobile.zagat.com or www.handmark.com. (Source: Press Release)


Posted Tuesday, November 14 2006 by ChrisD
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Why Bill Gates visited Russia?

Bill Gates also spoke of the development of mobile devices. Today the opportunities that pocket PCs and smartphones offer are only limited by the screen size, so it crucial, head of Microsoft believes, to provide simpler ways of transferring data from mobile devices to PCs and make interaction easier between them. This proves to be particularly important since all pocket devices like cell phones, pocket PCs, digital wallets, etc will eventually be combined in one multi-functional device that will possibly feature an expandable screen.

Microsoft is currently actively engaged in the development of tablet PCs. According to Bill Gates, these will eventually replace textbooks in schools and colleges, another step forward in digitizing all spheres of life. (Source: Lyudmila Yaremchuk, Computerworld Russia )
Posted Tuesday, November 14 2006 by ChrisD
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Otter Products Announce First Rugged Case for Treo 650/700 Smartphones

Rugged, Polycarbonate Case Protects Device from Hostile Work Environments

Fort Collins, Colo.—Otter Products, LLC. releases the OtterBox 1920 case, a rugged, polycarbonate case that protects Palm® Treo™ 650 and Treo 700 series smartphones from water, dust and dirt. The casing completely seals the device from elements while providing access to keypad, touch screen, volume and program buttons. This protection also saves customers from having to replace or repair their damaged units from hostile work environments.

The OtterBox 1920 accommodates Palm Treo 650, 700w, 700wx and 700p models, so Treo owners can now work in virtually any environment with complete use of phone, email, internet, MP3 files and camera all through the case.

“Because Treo smartphones are used in all sorts of environments, from the beach to construction sites, rugged cases to protect them are in high demand,” said Jim Schwabe, general manager, accessories, for Palm, Inc. “The OtterBox case is the perfect complement for those who need to keep in touch while in harsher environments. And its unique design doesn’t limit use or capabilities.”

The case features a newly designed compound latch for easy opening and secure closing and rubber overmolding for grip and drop protection. A protective cover safeguards delicate LCD screens and flips up for screen access. Mil-standard quality assurance testing for dust, water, and drop and shock protection, ensures the OtterBox design can withstand severe conditions.

“Working in the landscaping industry, I generally go through about three phones a year,” said Alan Patterson, Owner of University Lawn and Garden. “Now with the OtterBox case I don’t have to worry about destroying my phone and having to replace it.”

The OtterBox is ideal for business travelers, government and military personal, construction workers, engineers and more. "Palm's Treo smartphones are used in a wide range of environments, which for some people means regular exposure to dust, dirt, rain, or even a day at the beach. The OtterBox 1920 case is the perfect complement for the Treo smartphone for those who need to keep in touch in harsher environments," explains Jim Schwabe, GM for Palm’s Accessories Business.

“We look forward to offering Treo users the protection they need in the rain, snow, dust, and other harsh work environments,” said Curt Richardson, CEO of Otter Products, LLC. “Most Treo cases require the user to remove the device before using it. With the 1920, users can access their device right through the case.”

An easy-open top cap provides access to SD card slot and a Gore® membrane seals speakers and microphones while still allowing use. IR and antenna are also usable through the case. The OtterBox provides access to headphone, sync and charge connectors and an external stylus holder adds convenience for business on the go.

Optional accessories include:
Dimensions of the OtterBox 1920: 5.65 in [144 mm] long (including antenna) X 3 in [76 mm] wide X 1.96 in [50 mm] thick (including latch). Weight is 0.6 lb [.27 kg] (case only).

Environmental Protection:
For more information or to order an OtterBox 1920 visit http://www.otterbox.com or call (888) 695-8820.  (Source: Press Release)
Posted Monday, November 13 2006 by ChrisD
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Podcast, News & RSS reader for Windows Mobile Smartphone – HubDog finally to the rescue

More and more mobile users are opting for HubDog as their Personal Mobile Interface to Access their Favorite Content when and wherever they want.

HubDog is finally available for Windows Mobile Smartphone and again, it is totally Free.

With HubDog for Smartphone, search and view Video Podcast, TV Shows, Clips, Movies, Live Radio, Music Podcasts, Pictures, News across more than 40 000 mobile channels.

HubDog is FREE, registration is optional, download here: http://www.hubdog.com/HubdogDownload/Hubdog2.exe  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Monday, November 13 2006 by ChrisD
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BoxWave Press Release: Multiple Axim x50(v)/x51(v) Products Released

Dell Axim x50 and x51 ElectraSpan High Capacity Extended Battery released! 

The ElectraSpan extended battery for your Dell Axim x50 and x51 extends your device's talk and use time! It is a high capacity rechargeable lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery that is specifically designed for your device - perfect for busy people on the go, and for those who use their phone and data heavily. Now you can extend the use of your device between charges!

BoxWave’s ElectraSpan High Capacity Extended Battery not only provides a high capacity of power, but also conveniently includes a battery cover that is specifically designed for your device.

Get yours today!  Check it out here: http://www.boxwave.com/products/highcapacitybattery/electraspan-high-capacity-extended-battery-dell-axim-x50_462.htm


 BoxWave is pleases to announce Desktop Cradle for Dell Axim x50 and x51 [including x50v/x51v]!

BoxWave's Desktop Cradle is a USB cradle specifically designed for your Desktop Cradle Dell Axim x50 and x51.  It comes with everything you need to synchronize and charge your Desktop Cradle Dell Axim x50 and x51 to your computer.  BoxWave's Desktop Cradle also supports Hi-Speed USB 2.0 data transfers which provide optimal performance.  Also includes an A/C adapter cable for quicker charging time!  BoxWave’s Desktop Cradle is perfect for home, office, or frequent secondary locations.

Get yours today! Check it out: http://www.boxwave.com/products/desktopcradle/dell-axim-x50-desktop-cradle_462.htm


BoxWave releases Car Charger Direct for Dell Axim x50 and x51 [including x50v/x51v]!

BoxWave’s Car Charger Direct creates a reliable power source for your Dell Axim x50 and x51.  It is a small, light, and convenient car charger that you can take with you on the go. The Car Charger Direct is designed with a replaceable fuse for added protection against short circuits and its adaptive circuitry works with North American and international voltage standards.

Get yours today!  Check it out here:  http://www.boxwave.com/products/carcharger-direct/dell-axim-x50-car-charger-direct_462.htm


BoxWave's Standard Capacity Battery released for Dell Axim x50 and x51 [including x50v/x51v]!

Boxwave's Standard Capacity Battery is designed specifically for your Dell Axim x50 and x51!  The Standard Capacity Battery serves an excellent primary replacement battery.  When you're on the go and don't have time to charge your Dell Axim X50, bring along BoxWave's new Standard Capacity Battery as a spare battery!   It is a rechargeable lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery that is specifically designed for your device.

Get yours today!  Check it out here: http://www.boxwave.com/products/stdcapacitybattery/standard-capacity-battery-dell-axim-x50_462.htm  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Sunday, November 12 2006 by ChrisD
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V2R Vision To Realty today announces the availability of Home Screen Editor for Smartphones.

V2R Home Screen Editor is an easy to use tool that allows you to customize the Home screen on WM2005 Smartphones.

Description:
With V2R Home Screen Editor you can add or remove all standard or 3rd party plug-ins, you can rearrange them in the desired order. Additionally you can add new themes or modify existing themes towards your needs.

Home Screen Editor feature list
• Displays all installed Homes Screens layouts
• Displays a list of all available Plug-ins
• Allows to re-arrange, add or remove Plug-ins
• Saves a list of your favoured Plug-ins
• Quickly changes the selected Home Screen layout
• Allows to extract plug-ins from 3rd party layouts
• Saves your customized Home Screen layouts
• Select and apply your Home Screen directly

Trial version

A trial version is available at the web pages from V2R.
In the trial version will expires after 30 days.
At the end of the trial period the product will be available on V2R’ shop and other well known web shops.  

Price

V2R Home Screen Editor sells for € 7,95

Language support:
English

Supported devices:
Smartphone Windows Mobile 2005.

Requirements:
MS WM2005 Smartphone  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Sunday, November 12 2006 by ChrisD
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VITO SOUNDEXPLORER v 1.8 RELEASED

Explore music world on your Pocket PC to the full

VITO Sound ExplorerVITO Technology is glad to announce a new version of VITO SoundExplorer - the best-selling audio player and recorder that lets you explore the music world on your Pocket PC to the full! VITO SoundExplorer v 1.8 features a new skin for portrait mode, some additional playback and recording features as well as joystick support.

Long-awaited new skin for portrait mode has been created to match the old bubble skin that was supported only in landscape mode: now there're two full skins for portrait and landscape modes. In addition now you can also choose between two Today plug-ins.

New playback options include shuffle and the ability to play bookmarked parts of files. So, now you can bookmark important parts of a music file and listen to the selection separately (also repeatedly if you wish). As for recording part of the applet you can choose to include time and date of recording in filenames. Creating playlists has also been very simplified: new playlist automatically includes all selected files.

New version of SoundExplorer supports joystick: no need to pull out your joystick every time you want to choose another song, rewind or fast forward, change volume. Volume is always saved now after you close the program. Among some minor fixed bugs there is correct displaying of VAS and Input level while recording.  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Sunday, November 12 2006 by ChrisD
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