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Week of March 26, 2006

Astraware Sudoku updated to version 1.30

Astraware is pleased to announce that Astraware Sudoku has been updated to version 1.30. This new update includes an improved version of Astraware Sudoku for devices running Palm OS(R) 4.0, and a brand new menu system for Palm OS(R) and Windows Mobile(R) platforms.

"Our customers love our Sudoku - great puzzles, the best interface, terrific features, a fantastic hints system... but everyone agreed, the menu system behind it was pretty lousy. So, we listened, and fixed it!" said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. "With version 1.30, Astraware Sudoku has a brand new easy-to-navigate system for finding and changing options, all with 5-way navigation in mind too!"

Howard continues, "We also had some feedback from customers who haven't updated their device in a while, and still use a Palm OS 4.0 device. We can't promise to support these forever, but those users will be happy to know we've made a version of Astraware Sudoku optimised to run on these handhelds with less memory and slower processors - available now from our website."

Astraware Sudoku has proved hugely popular so far with many people downloading and comparing their best times on the Puzzle of the Day feature. Customers reply how much they enjoy that the game allows them to play the game the way they want to, and their excellent feedback has allowed Astraware to add to and improve the features of the game, for this and future updates.

Astraware Sudoku is available for Palm OS(R) and Windows Mobile(R) for Pocket PC and Smartphone, priced $19.95. Get your copy at http://www.astraware.com.  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Saturday, April 1 2006 by ChrisD
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BoxWave is pleased to announce Styra - Ballpoint Pen™ for Audiovox 6700!

Styra - Ballpoint Pen™ is the stylus upgrade! Styra™ provides both a ballpoint pen and reset pin for a great multi-functional stylus! All of these additional functionalities fit perfectly into your handheld's built-in stylus holder.

The custom designed Styra™ has a durable construction while it provides you with additional conveniences that are essential for the real world.

Styra - Ballpoint Pen™ comes in black ink and is refillable for continued use with Styra - Ballpoint Pen™ Refills!

Check it out here: http://www.boxwave.com/products/styraballpointpen/styra-ballpoint-pen-stylus-sprint-audiovox-6700_697.htm

Don't forget to check out our Special 2-Pack Bundle for hefty savings!!    (Source: Press Release)

Posted Friday, March 31 2006 by ChrisD
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LingvoSoft Suites 2006 for Japanese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese released.

Now you no longer need to feel embarrassed as you try to coordinate several incompatible language resources to be understood or understand what someone is saying to you.

Thanks to LingvoSoft Suites 2006 for the following Asian languages that worry is long gone. That’s because LingvoSoft Suites combine the world’s most popular bi-directional translation and language-learning applications into one seamlessly integrated suite for your Pocket PC.

Featuring an award-winning translating Dictionary, PhraseBook and FlashCards applications, you will be ready for just about every situation you might encounter whether traveling for business or pleasure or studying a foreign language. Making full use of the text management features you are already comfortable with you can cut, copy and past between the applications with ease.

Now, thanks to LingvoSoft and the revolutionary Suite 2006 for Pocket PC you can leave the old-fashioned, heavy and often useless paper dictionaries and phrasebooks behind and travel in comfort and style. Don’t waste another minute suffering in silence – put one of these remarkable applications on your Pocket PC today and communicate!

Learn more about the newest releases for Asian languages here:

LingvoSoft Suite 2006 English <->Japanese Kana for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Suite 2006 English <-> Japanese Kanji for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Suite 2006 English <-> Korean for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Suite 2006 English <-> Thai for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Suite 2006 English <-> Vietnamese for Pocket PC   (Source: Press Release)

Posted Thursday, March 30 2006 by ChrisD
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Atomic Cannon Released for Smartphone

The Best Shooting Game of 2005, Atomic Cannon, is now available for the Smartphone. The controls have been optimized for the Smartphone so now all of Atomic Cannon's nuclear power is only a thumb pad click away. The games full set of features including all 85 weapons, 25 landscapes, and over 50 user settings are available.

You can download the free demo at isotope244.com and purchase it online for a limited time introductory rate of $14.95, the game will soon return to its normal price of $19.95. (Source: Press Release)

Posted Thursday, March 30 2006 by ChrisD
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ALK Technologies Introduces CoPilot Truck | Pocket PC 6

Driver-friendly CoPilot Truck brings truck-specific, voice guided GPS navigation to popular PDAs

ALK Technologies has introduced CoPilot Truck | Pocket PC 6, an advanced system that brings the industry’s most comprehensive truck-specific navigation solution to Pocket PC handheld computers, or PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants).

CoPilot® Truck | Pocket PC is a must-have, user-friendly tool for driver retention that also increases operational efficiency and profit. ALK is the industry’s leading developer of profit-driving routing, mileage and mapping software solutions, including PC*MILER® which is marking its 20th anniversary as the industry standard mileage application.

CoPilot Truck delivers the precise map data and routing of the soon to be released PC*MILER 20 in a small, powerful package that is easy to use in any vehicle. ALK has condensed PC*MILER’s truck-sensitive North American database into less than 1 GB for use on a PDA. The result is an extraordinary tool that gets drivers where they need to go and away from restricted roads, tunnels and bridges. A compact GPS receiver can be placed on the dashboard near the windshield and connected to the Pocket PC by wire or using Bluetooth wireless technology. CoPilot Truck is also compatible with devices featuring integrated GPS receivers.

CoPilot Truck | Pocket PC eases the frequently intense hassle of driving a large truck in unfamiliar territory, particularly the last few miles from the Interstate to the customer dock. CoPilot Truck | Pocket PC provides confidence to new drivers in demanding day-to-day operations, most importantly during the first weeks and months on the job when drivers who feel overwhelmed are most likely to quit. CoPilot Truck | Pocket PC also provides peace of mind to veteran drivers who can always know exactly where they are and how far it is until their next turn and destination. The ability to automatically recalculate routes based on traffic, construction or accidents is a key benefit for drivers with all types of transportation companies.

CoPilot Truck displays its real-time directions on a Pocket PC’s color touch-screen in simple visualizations that convey at a quick glance both the route immediately ahead and the next turn the driver needs to make. But drivers can keep their eyes on the road because CoPilot Truck provides real-time, spoken directions in a clear, easily understood voice. At the users option, the voice can be male or female and in 10 languages, including U.S. English, U.K. English, Australian English, Spanish, French, German, Danish, Italian, Dutch and Swedish.

CoPilot Truck also includes driver/vehicle tracking, messaging and mobile dispatch functionality. With a separate wireless service plan, the same PDA that keeps drivers on route can provide a low-cost solution for dispatch and operations management. PDA communications can stay with the driver providing a communications and tracking link even when the driver is out of the vehicle. ALK®'s CoPilot Truck Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) allows seamless integration with transportation management, mobile communications and mobile resource management systems.

“A major industry trend in mobile computing has been the movement of fleets toward rugged handheld computers that stand up to extreme temperatures and conditions. CoPilot Truck is the ideal software addition for these or consumer-grade devices,” said Craig Fiander, senior director, marketing for ALK. “CoPilot Truck helps reduce stress on drivers and helps them run fewer out-of-route miles and more paid miles. Fleets benefit from increased driver loyalty and operational efficiency.”

CoPilot Truck’s comprehensive database includes 6 million miles of U.S. roadways, 13' 6'' height and 80,000-lb weight restrictions, hazmat and 53'/102" trailer restrictions, over 100 million North American addresses, 3 million points-of-interest including truck stops, weigh stations, rest areas and fuel locations, and 31,000 exit numbers. A million kilometers of Canadian roadway and street-level map data is available as an add-on.

Drivers can chose among reliable PC*MILER routing options including Practical, Shortest, Toll Avoidance, National Network, 53' Trailer, and HazMat. CoPilot Truck | Pocket PC software is available in a freestanding version or bundled with a GPS receiver. Customers provide the mobile devices that support the Microsoft® Windows® Mobile™ 5 operating system, such as the Palm® Treo™ 700w. Other Pocket PC operating systems and devices are supported including Windows Mobile 2003, Windows CE, Pocket PC 2003 as well as Intermec®, Symbol® and Dolphin® rugged PDAs. (Source: Press Release)

Posted Tuesday, March 28 2006 by ChrisD
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Legendary Code Announces Burst Your Bubble PPC, 1.0

Inflate bubbles by clicking on them until they burst setting off the largest chain reaction possible.

You start off with 10 bubbles that you can add to the board. Once a bubble is "full", clicking it again will pop it setting off a chain reaction. For every 4 bubbles you pop inside of a single chain reaction, you get bonus bubbles.

Cool features!

• Insanely addictive!
• Levels become progressively harder
• Rumbles on most phones when the bubbles pop.
• Free trail available!  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Tuesday, March 28 2006 by ChrisD
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New software release from Wolftech.it - PaperAgenda v.1.0

PaperAgenda is a software that gives you the opportunity to use your PDA as if it were a papery notebook.  For every day of the year there is a blank page that you can fill with any type of information or drawing, handwriting on it using the stylus.  PaperAgenda is nothing else that the digital revisited version of your old-fashioned and functional paper agenda. You have a blank page for each day, and a calendar that let you know which days have actually been filled with any information and which are still blank.

Developer site: http://www.wolftech.it/site/html/main.php?page=paperagenda

Also available on PocketGear: http://www.pocketgear.com/software_detail.asp?id=21241  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Tuesday, March 28 2006 by ChrisD
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New Improved Windows Mobile Functionality with mSuite 4.2

Announcing the release of CommonTime mSuite™ 4.2 - this new release brings greater Lotus Notes functionality to Windows Mobile devices. 

mNotes™ (part of mSuite) is renowned in Notes/Domino® circles as the gold standard for enabling the use of Lotus Notes functionality on a handheld device.
The robust nature of mNotes ensures that Lotus Notes user experience on Windows Mobile devices is of the highest quality. As part of a collection of impressive mobile technologies offered by CommonTime’s mSuite, mNotes brings groupware business communication and management tools to your mobile handheld computing or Smartphone platforms.

mSuite facilitates the best in mobile business communication, and allows business users to stay up-to-the minute with secure email, address book, chat, calendar tools and more.

Now with version 4.2, CommonTime brings you the most accurate and up-to-date push functionality on the market:-

Push wake up! – mNotes auto wake up activates sleeping devices to deliver pushed data
mSuite will automatically update your device at the beginning of every working day..
Inbox Reconcile functionality on Windows Mobile Pocket PC devices ensures the read /unread status and delivery of messages is accurate
The best voice & data interaction for converged Windows Mobile  devices – no more interrupted  calls
Notification for calendar items now occurs for events up to 1 year in the future rather than 30 days
Designed exclusively for enterprises running IBM Lotus Notes and Domino®, mSuite offers:

FLEXIBILITY: wireless pushed email & PIM, manual replication (pull email) or cradle sync
DATA INTEGRITY: mNotes works the way that Lotus Notes works. Not based on a Microsoft Exchange model!
ANY CONNECTION: Work with Lotus Notes & apps over GSM/GPRS, EDGE, EvDO, WiFi, IrDA, Bluetooth, cable etc…
ANY WORK METHOD: Mobile users can work 'Always-on', occasionally connected, or disconnected
WIDE DEVICE CHOICE: Take Lotus Notes mobile on HP iPAQ, Dell Axim, i-Mate, palm Treo & many more
ANY NETWORK - Use mNotes on over 50 networks worldwide
To take the first step in trying mSuite 4.2 in your enterprise please go online here:
http://web.commontime.com/Products/EnterpriseUsemSuite/tabid/57/Default.aspx (Source: Press Release)


Posted Monday, March 27 2006 by ChrisD
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Prevalent Devices LLC Introduces the New Phraze-It® On-Screen Soft Keyboard for Finger-Typing on the Pocket PC

The Phraze-It® Full-Function Soft Keyboard for PDAs offers large, adult-sized on-screen buttons for comfortable finger- typing of lengthier text, or thumbing, and a roomy text display area for reviewing and editing text in your favorite applications.

New York - March 2006 - Prevalent Devices LLC announced the availability of its new on-screen mobile productivity application, Phraze-It® text entry software for Windows Mobile™ Pocket PC. Phraze-It® for Pocket PC is a unique on-screen keyboard and input method based upon patented technology that significantly improves text entry for handheld devices. This new productivity software enables users to comfortably finger-type a large amount of text onto their PDAs to optimally perform word processing, messaging, emails, browsing and other mobile input tasks on their Pocket PCs. A choice of eight on-screen keyboard layouts, including the premium keyboard, also offers mobile typing, and one-handed or two-handed typing or thumbing input to enhance the mobile user experience. Phraze-It® is also great for two-finger typists.

Prevalent Devices LLC created and designed this data entry application to significantly advance the utility and usability of the Pocket PC as a handheld computer. Phraze-It® provides large on-screen buttons for adult-sized fingers for accurate text entry, an efficient keyboard with a small number of keys, each key with only one character at a time, the functionality of a full-size computer keyboard with numbers, capitalization, punctuation and symbols, easy text entry, correction and editing, and a uniquely familiar and very intuitive keyboard layout. The breakthrough Phraze-It® touch screen keyboard significantly reduces the number of on-screen keys, yet provides full keyboard functionality, large typing keys and a roomy text display area. This new customizable PDA input application also comes with keystroke reduction options, portrait or landscape modes and multilingual support.

The Phraze-It® full-featured soft keyboard for your PDA is not only integrated with programs on the Pocket PC, but also enhances the capabilities of such programs by making text entry of lengthier documents more comfortable, efficient and accurate.

Users can leave their laptops behind and take advantage of the ability to easily input a large amount of text on their PDAs, wireless PDAs and PDA phones.

Phraze-It® has been logo certified by Microsoft® Designed for Windows Mobile® and is compatible with and designed for Windows Mobile®-based Pocket PCs. Phraze-It® runs on the Pocket PC 2003, Pocket PC 2003 Phone Edition, Pocket PC 2003 SE, Pocket PC 2003 Phone Edition, Windows Mobile® Pocket PC 2005 and Windows Mobile® Pocket PC 2005 Phone Edition.

Phraze-It® transforms PDA phones with broadband capability and running Pocket PC phone editions into powerful mobile productivity tools to replace bulky laptops.

Additionally, each full program includes the extended version of the Phraze-It® Game™, a fun game using the Phraze-It® keyboard to decode the secret words and phrases while testing your score against par.


Phraze-It® is available for ordering on the Prevalent Devices LLC website at www.prevalentdevices.com . A 7 day trial version with limited functionality is also available on the Prevalent Device LLC website.

For more information about Phraze-It®, please visit our site at www.prevalentdevices.com  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Sunday, March 26 2006 by ChrisD
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hx4700 Windows Mobile 5.0 Upgrade now available.

HP is pleased to now offer MS® Windows Mobile ™ Version 5.0 for Pocket PC on the iPAQ hx4700. These software upgrades are available now on the web and can be purchased directly from HP.  For additional HP iPAQ upgrade information, please visit: http://www.hp.com/go/WindowsMobile5_upgrade

What are the key features of MS Windows Mobile Version 5.0 Pocket PC?

ActiveSync 4.1, the most current synchronization software for faster management  and transfer of information on your PC server
Improved Productivity
Faster access to email and information
New Office Mobile Suite
Word Mobile for great document format support
Excel Mobile for better support when viewing and creating charts
PowerPoint Mobile for viewing and giving presentation on the go
Secure Device Management
Integrated Multimedia (Windows Media Player 10)
More support for media via services and the desktop
More options to use media to personalize devices
Persistent Store
Pocket MSN, which permits one click access to MSN Hotmail and MSN Messenger

What Languages will HP support on the hx4700?

HP intends to support all of the original shipping languages available on the current hx4700 series. English is available as of March 22, 2006. The other languages (German, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean will be available in the upcoming weeks.  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Sunday, March 26 2006 by ChrisD
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SYWARE®'s Visual CE® Tightly Integrates HP Pocket PCs built-in Cameras with Easy-to-Use Database Software for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs

Allows users of Hewlett-Packard Pocket PCs with built-in cameras to take and store pictures directly from their database application and synchronize them to desktop or server databases.

SYWARE, Inc., a leading developer of mobile database tools for business and personal productivity, today announced that Visual CE, the award-winning rapid application development software for database and forms development on Microsoft® Windows Mobile Pocket PCs, has added direct support for HP Pocket PCs’ built-in cameras. When applications built with Visual CE are run on HP Pocket PCs with built-in cameras, end users can take pictures and either save them directly into a database running on their device or save them as external files linked to the database record. They can move the pictures to their desktop database using the Visual CE synchronizer and print them out with a portable printer.

To capture images from HP Pocket PCs from within a Visual CE-built application users simply click an image control and the control becomes a viewfinder. Point the camera, click the control again, and the image is stored directly into the Visual CE database. They can then use Visual CE's synchronization capability to send the image to a desktop or server via an ActiveSync connection or wirelessly, and they can print the image immediately using a portable printer.

The addition of support for HP built-in cameras to Visual CE means developers can create information-rich,mobile database applications for end users in just a few hours or days. For example, a home inspection company can create a database application that allows inspectors to add images of the specific problems they detect to their inspection reports. When an inspector returns to the office or synchronizes wirelessly, the image is uploaded to the server for inclusion in the final report. The application can use SYWARE’s Report CE® to produce and print, onsite, an inspection report that includes the printed images.

Pricing & Delivery

Visual CE is available in Personal and Professional editions, and as part of SYWARE’s cost saving Mobile360tm bundles. It can be purchased through SYWARE’s online store at http://www.syware.com (http://www.syware.com/ ). Visual CE Personal (US$129) is licensed for single device applications. Visual CE Professional (US$399) includes a royalty-free license to distribute created applications.  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Sunday, March 26 2006 by ChrisD
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