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Week of July 16, 2006

VITO QuickContact WM 5.0 updated

Look up contacts like on a Smartphone

VITO Technology announces update for its popular contact manager - VITO QuickContact WM 5.0. Designed specially for Windows Mobile 5.0 powered Pocket PC VITO QuickContact WM 5.0 makes contacts searching really quick and easy even in huge contact lists.

VITO QuickContact is all about searching contacts. If you have a long list of contacts - this program is exactly what you need. With VITO QuickContact on your Pocket PC (Phone Edition) you can find a contact with a
few button presses. There is no need to pull out a stylus to make a phone call! It comes especially helpful when you're busy doing something and have only one free hand: you can look up contacts and call them - all with one hand!

There are several ways of looking up contacts in VITO QuickContact WM 5.0. It offers you additional search modes besides standard keyboard to find necessary contacts way too quicker and easier. You can input and dial phone numbers or filter list of contacts by choosing a string of letters. Other useful features include sorting contacts list by first or last name and adjustable font size.

The updated version of VITO QuickContact WM 5.0 also features a new touch panel: large onscreen buttons like on WM Smartphones to look up a contact or dial a number. Just tap buttons on the screen - you can't miss them! VITO QuickContact WM 5.0 is the right choice when you need to quickly find a contact using only one hand.  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Friday, July 21 2006 by ChrisD
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NS BASIC Corporation Announces Programming Contest!

Top prize is a Samsung Q1 UMPC!

NS BASIC Corporation is pleased to announce our 7th Programming Contest. We're expecting some cool entries which take advantage of the new capabilities of devices and NS Basic. In the past contests we have seen great improvement of entries in quality, performance and sophistication: we expect to see more this time.

We have three categories: Windows CE, Palm OS and Desktop. All registered NS Basic users are welcome to participate in the contest. Prizes are $100 USD in each category, plus a special prize in the NS Basic/Desktop category.

You may enter more than one program. Judging will be by NS Basic's experts. All judging is arbitrary and final. We will be looking for quality, performance, ease of use, sophistication and overall coolness. Apps can be whatever you use NS Basic for: Enterprise, business, commercial, education, games or even something whimsical.

All programs must be written using NS Basic/CE, NS Basic/Desktop or NS Basic/Palm. Entries may be commercial, shareware or freeware. Please indicate with your entry whether we can share your program or screenshots with the public.

Send your questions and entries to [email protected].

The deadline for entries is September 01 at 12:00 midnite EST.

NS Basic/CE
NS Basic allows developers who have used tools like Visual Basic and eMbedded Visual Basic to rapidly develop applications for Windows CE devices. NS Basic is a complete, powerful development environment. NS Basic includes features such as databases, serial and IR communications, signature capture, bar code reading, wireless communications and more.

Last year's winners can be seen here: http://www.nsbasic.com/ce/info/contest3/

NS Basic/Desktop
NS Basic/Desktop creates apps which run on Windows XP and Windows 2000. It's highly compatible with NS Basic/CE - code often requires only small changes to run on both platforms. In addition to the award for the best program in this category, we have a prize donated by Microsoft: The best UMPC compatible app submitted will win a Samsung Q1 UMPC.

This is the first year that NS Basic/Desktop is in the contest.

NS Basic/Palm
NS Basic allows developers who have used tools like Visual Basic to rapidly develop applications for Palm OS devices. NS Basic is a complete, powerful development environment. NS Basic includes features such as databases, serial and IR communications, signature capture, bar code reading, wireless communications and more.

Last year's winners can be seen here: http://www.nsbasic.com/palm/info/contest6/ (Source: Press Release)

Posted Thursday, July 20 2006 by ChrisD
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Annonce of Vspainter 1.0 for Windows Mobile Pocket PC

We have the pleasure to announce Vspainter, our new painting and illustration software for Windows mobile Pocket PC.
Vspainter features advanced and unique tools to help you create your digital masterpieces with your Windows Mobile Pocket PC.
Design and save your creations in a easy way, just launch Vspainter and you get right in to painting by using standard brushs, special brushs, Shapes and others special effect including many tools like the smudge tool and the lightning and darkness pen.
Vspainter is also able to create, store and view simultaneous creations.

-A good complement tool to your professional pc desktop software: Draw anywhere, anytime
-Full screen
-Smoothed and detailed interface
-10 standard Brush ( Including line, circle and square )
-Smudge/Finger Tool
-Pickup Color
-Smooth Tool
-Eraser Tool
-Special drawing pen
-In help
-Clear Screen
-Lightning and Darkness Tool
-Colors Selection Windows
-15 Alternatives Brush
-16 Shapes Brush
-16 Special Effect Brush ( including lightning, cloud, fire )
-Use hotkeys to select, change pages or switch fullscreen mode
-Easy creation and change page methode
-Save your creation to BMP files
-Show the current time in the tools bar
-Detection of low level battery
-English and French
A trial version is available here:
Vpainter is currently available at Handango.com, Pocketland.de and PdaTopSoft.com for the price of 24.95$
Check out our art samples, tutorials and screenshots at our web site: http://vspainter.virtualspaghetti.com  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Wednesday, July 19 2006 by ChrisD
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Pocketland.net recently released the Berlitz Compact German-English Dictionary

The Berlitz Compact German Dictionary brings one of the most trusted names in language reference to the mobile device. The dictionary contains over 50,000 entries drawn from modern usage, complete and accurate definitions, as well as information about idiomatic expressions. It is ideal for writers, students, and professionals, or anyone else who needs the right word at the right time.   (Source: Press Release)

Posted Wednesday, July 19 2006 by ChrisD
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HeroCraft HiTech Co. Ltd. releases new addictive multiplayer Game For PDAs and Smartphones.

Cake Press is a new multiplayer tetris-style arcade game for mobile devices. This game is a great true multiplayer game for PDAs and smartphones that lets folks who own different types of mobile devices from different manufacturers and run by different operating systems play together. For instance one person can play the game with Pocket PC Dell Axim x50v, another with Palm OS Treo 650, third with Windows Mobile i-mate sp3i based smartphone, and the fourth one with a phone run by Symbian OS N-Gage QD. The only requirement is that all devices must have Bluethooth connectivity capabilities in order for players of the game to interact with each other real-time.

The point of the game is to place three or more blocks of the same or suitable type in some kind of continuous figure. But itís not so easy! Lotís of enemies are ready to squash you with the gigantic press. So don't waste your time on long hesitations! Fortunately you can get some bonuses like bombs, armor or even berserk bonus!

Cake Press brings the cherished memories of playing Tetris on Commodore 64 or Atari to modern mobile devices, with enhanced graphics, wacky storyline and viral multiplayer capability that is sure to infect PDA and smartphone owners.

Cake Press features:

8 characters to choose from;
8 enemy units;
3 different gaming sets;
12 exciting levels;
Multiplayer mode up to 4 human players can play through Bluetooth (different smartphone and PDA models supported);
2 single game modes (Campaign and Freeplay).

Cake Press costs 4.95 US Dollars. The game runs on Windows Mobile, Palm and Symbian mobile devices.  (Source: Press Release)
Posted Tuesday, July 18 2006 by ChrisD
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