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Week of March 16, 2008

PhatWare's 10 year anniversary special discount offer

This month PhatWare Corp. is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. While PhatWare Corp. was founded in November of 1997, we consider March of 1998 the true beginning, when HPC Notes 2.0 (now PhatNotes) was shipped to our customers. In 10 years, PhatWare's acheivements have grown along with the company. PhatWare's portfolio grew from one product to 8 award-winning consumer products for Windows Mobile devices, Tablet and Desktop PCs, and 3 developer products that allow developers to utilize PhatWare technologies in their applications. PhatWare products won numerous industry awards and were deplyed to over 500,000 customers. In 2006 PhatWare achieved Microsoft's highest Gold Certified Partner level. As in the passed years, PhatWare Corp. is committed to continuing support and development of high quality software products for Microsoft Windows and other mobile and desktop platforms.

New PhatWare web site and Logo

For this significant event in the history of PhatWare Corp. we have created a new version of the company's web site and have updated the corporate logo. The new web site has been out for 2 weeks and now the trial period is over. We welcome you to view PhatWare's new web site at www.phatware.com. If you would like to send your feedback directly to people who design and maintain PhatWare's web site, please use the Feedback form at http://www.phatware.com/index.php?q=page/show/feedback.

10-year Anniversary Sale

In the wake of PhatWare's 10th anniversary, we are pleased to offer a 33% discount on all PhatWare software products (excluding upgrades and developer products) through March 31, 2008. Please follow the instructions below to take advantage of this limited time offer.

* Select a product or products from the PhatWare software store at http://www.phatware.com/index.php?q=page/show/howtobuy
When you are ready to checkout, enter the discount code PHATWARE10 into the Enter Promotion Code box on the shopping basket page and click the Recalculate button.
* The code will be applied to all selected products reducing the total price by 33%
* Click the Checkout button to enter your payment information and complete your purchase.

Note: This discount code cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions and is not applicable to product upgrades.  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Friday, March 21 2008 by ChrisD
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Speereo Voice Contact

Speereo™ Voice Contact is a new solution for organizing your Contact List. It features easy voice navigation and detailed records on every person you need with the touch of your unique emotions in each voice comment.

Program offers high accuracy of voice recognition in any surrounding. Anyone may successfully use the program, without spelling difficulties - no matter what the user accent is, without any misunderstandings typical for human beings.

With unlimited voice comment additions to any contact detail you can be sure, that you will remember every person out of those dozens of contacts acquired at the exhibition or other event. The program gives outstanding advantage to get you ready with your own insider information on the contact and gives you time to get prepared for the conversation. For example, Bill Smith, CEO at Q LLC will be much easier to talk with after you listen to your own comment like “Looks solid, has 2 kids, 10 & 14, audiophile, likes baseball, under strong influence of Mr. Geendi, should be invited to one on one conversation, IMPORTANT. I shouldn’t talk to him about my cooperation with F-Technologies  - someone from his staff took off from this company.”

Voice entry is easy. After you make any entry by voice the program will automatically take you to the next field and ask you to record other available information on the contact skipping unnecessary fields – this cuts your time on looking at the screen. The information may be entered and stored in voice and text format at the same time, for example you can type in the street address and in the voice comment for the same field you can voice record driving directions.

The program offers looking up the contact on basic criterias. Voice dialing feature is a useful opportunity to get in immediate touch with a person.
15-day Trial is available for evaluation purposes. The program is compatible with all Windows Mobile devices.

Free download from: http://www.personal-secretary.com/download  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Thursday, March 20 2008 by ChrisD
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ZoomBoard became smarter!

Zoom in smart onscreen keyboard

VITO Technology releases new ZoomBoard version 2.0, an onscreen keyboard with zoomed preview for comfortable and accurate FINGER typing. Now ZoomBoard has 2 new zoom modes in addition to the previous lens appearing above the keyboard. The considerable number of layouts will really be a pleasant surprise for ZoomBoard users all over the world. New ZoomBoard also features a very convenient SmatZoom option and gestures support.
New ZoomBoard allows for quick and accurate typing and can satisfy the demands of any choosy user with 3 different types of zooming: full zoom, lens zoom, float zoom. Lens zoom appears above the keyboard, Float zoom appears straight above the letter you press and the full one zooms in the whole keyboard with letters.  Try all of them and decide which one you like most and which one suits you the most.

Another new useful feature is SmartZoom. When enabling this option it is possible to zoom the pressed letters either immediately or with a delay. If you need a zoom window to emerge right away then you need at first stroke wait for the zoom to appear. After that the zoom will come forward as quickly as you touch the screen. When you do not touch the screen with keyboard for at least three seconds the zoom is going to appear with the delay again. 
Moreover, the supported gestures can become a favorite feature in ZoomBoard: move rightwards across the keybord to press space, leftwards - backspace, upwards - shift, downwards - enter. Combinations of keys with ctrl and shift are also clickable, just enjoy comfortable typing on ZoomBoard!

Another important upgrade to ZoomBoard is the significant increase of layouts. Alongside with the layouts that were available in the previous version (English, Russian, German and some others) there have appeared 32 layouts for other languages. Therefore VITO Technology would be really thankful if the people who speak other languges could check and  give there comments on the layouts.

In addition, the landscape mode has become more user-friendly it does not close all screen. Now it stretches across the screen. Typing with ZoomBoard is as simple as sliding the screen! 

ZoomBoard is available for $ 9.95 at http://iwindowsmobile.com
VITO Technology Inc. is known for its high-tech products in the field of Windows Mobile and Symbian software, GPS navigation and custom projects. Introduced in the present article ZoomBoard is an onscreen keyboard with a zoomed preview for accurate typing on Windows Mobile Pocket PC.   (Source: Press Release)

Posted Wednesday, March 19 2008 by ChrisD
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HTC Shift X9500 Review

The HTC Shift, available in GSM 3G HSDPA version from importers. HTC tells us they wanted to roll out a US version at the same time as the worldwide version but the US lawsuit between Broadcom and Qualcomm has effectively halted 3G Qualcomm-based device sales in the US (when are those two companies going to settle!?). The Shift sells for approximately $1,500 to $1,700 US (and you thought the MacBook Air was expensive). This makes it one of the more expensive UMPCs, but HTC is betting that a few of its features will sell you on the device. First it's not only a Vista Business Edition ultraportable, but a pared-down Windows Mobile 6 Professional device that HTC calls SnapVUE. The Window Mobile portion is powered by a 400MHz Qualcomm processor just like the Tilt, and it can make use of the 3G modem for Exchange sync and email. It offers instant-on functionality, even when the Vista notebook in the Shift is powered off.  (Source: Lisa Gade, Mobile Tech Review)
Posted Sunday, March 16 2008 by ChrisD
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