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Week of October 7, 2007

UNVEILED: i-mate introduces the JAMA 101 Pocket PC Phone

Looks like i-mate is extending its range of JAMA smartphones. Following the earlier released i-mate JAMA, the Dubai based Windows Mobile specialist recently unveiled the i-mate JAMA 101 Windows Mobile 6 Professional smartphone. Supporting triband GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 900/1800/1900 MHz as well and Bluetooth, the JAMA 101 lacks WiFi and UMTS.

The 2.4" touchscreen device is powered by a Samsung CPU at 300 MHz and sports 128 MB of ROM and 64 MB RAM which can be extended by microSD memory cards. Last but not least, the device sports a 2 megapixel autofocus camera with flash for photos and videos:  (Source: Arne Hess, the::unwired)


Posted Friday, October 12 2007 by ChrisD
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Transfer data from Palm to Pocket PC

So, you've decided to abandon the Palm PDA camp in favor of a Windows Mobile Pocket PC. Just one problem: how to migrate your data from the old handheld to the new one.

Step 1: Migrate from Palm to Pocket PC
So, you've decided to abandon the Palm PDA camp in favor of a Windows Mobile Pocket PC. Just one problem: how to migrate your data from the old handheld to the new one.

If you've been syncing with Microsoft Outlook all along, it's a no-brainer: just install ActiveSync from the software CD that came with your Pocket PC, connect the new PDA, and it'll sync right up with your existing Outlook data. But for users entrenched in Palm Desktop, the migration process requires a few more steps and possibly a little cash--twenty bucks, to be precise.  (Source: Rick Broida, CNET Asia, via ZDNet)


Posted Wednesday, October 10 2007 by ChrisD
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Astraware Boardgames - 8 classic boardgames in one fun pack!

KEELE, UK - October 9th 2007 - Astraware(R) is excited to announce the release of Astraware Boardgames - a collection of 8 classic boardgames including Chess, Backgammon, Reversi and more!

Astraware Boardgames includes 8 games, each with user-customizable rules and a range of difficulty levels, but designed with casual players and non-experts in mind. If you're a new player or an old hand who enjoys a fun traditional board game, then Astraware Boardgames is just for you.

"We wanted to come up with a range of fun games that everyone knows, and everyone can enjoy playing," said Howard Tomlinson, Astraware's CEO. "I love being able to pick up any of the boardgames, know that I stand a chance of winning, and have fun playing. Sorry, Mr. Kasparov, Astraware Boardgames is for regular folks only!"

Astraware Boardgames offers 3 levels of gameplay that everyone can enjoy, even complete beginners, If you're new to board games, you can play a nice easy game to begin with and when you're winning those regularly, select a harder difficulty.

The game features plenty of options so that you can choose to play it your way - against the computer, or alongside other players, and with your choice of rules, so whether you like huffing in checkers, flying in nine men's morris, want more ladders or less snakes, Astraware Boardgames lets you play it your way!

The gameplay and graphics are designed to evoke the feel of classic board games, played on wooden boards, with traditional playing pieces and satisfying piece movement. Astraware Boardgames includes Chess, Backgammon, Ludo, Checkers, Reversi, Nine Men's Morris, Snakes and Ladders, and Tic Tac Toe.

Astraware Boardgames is packed with standard Astraware features, such as user profiles, appropriate sound effects throughout, and automatic saving when you exit or receive a phone call. Available now for PDAs and smartphones running Palm OS(R) 5.0 and Windows Mobile(R) 2003, 2003SE, 5.0 and 6.0, it includes support for all resolutions. The game offers a choice of control methods and is optimized for play with 5-way navigation across all devices, but also works perfectly with a stylus if you have one!

Astraware Boardgames is available now priced $19.95, but with an introductory discount for a limited time. To try or to buy, visit the Astraware website: http://www.astraware.com/boardgames.  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Tuesday, October 9 2007 by ChrisD
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A Russian Software Maker Named Best by the World's Leading Mobile Content Marketplace

 Spb Software House, the world's leading Windows Mobile software maker, received unparalleled recognition at the seventh annual Handango Partner Summit, held during the last week of September in San Diego, USA. Spb Software House claimed the Best Evolution Application and the Best Entertainment Application awards, as well as the Developer of the Year title in the Windows Mobile Pocket PC category.

The event, organized by Handango, the world's leading provider of smartphone content, traditionally brings together the mobile industry's leading content providers, handset manufacturers, wireless carriers, and platform vendors, who gather to share their views on the latest trends on the mobile content market, the major factors influencing its development, and the change in the mindset of the ever-growing community of mobility consumers.

"Aside from the pleasure of getting prestigious recognition, the summit gave us a brilliant opportunity to hold intimate discussions and mingle with the world's leading players in the mobility realm," admitted Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, Spb Software House CEO - "We all agreed that the portrait of a typical mobile content user is changing forever: we envisage that our traditional, high-tech category of users will stay put, but there will be a lot of 'fresh blood' coming from the business users and the social communicators as well. And our leading position on the mobile content market compels us to already start the process of adjusting the services and products to the expectations of our new user groups; when they come, we have to be ready to give them a warm welcome."

Spb Software House is a company devoted to giving its customers an ultimate user experience, delivering a multitude of options for personalization and customization of its software and the Windows Mobile devices it is installed on. This year, the company's products had dominated the list of top-selling titles in Handango 2007 Second Quarter Yardstick, securing six slots out of ten, "but getting three prestigious awards at the Handango Partner Summit, still came as an incredibly pleasant surprise, and this highest recognition from customers and professionals urges us to continue to innovate and confirms that we are on the right track," concluded Sebastian-Justus Schmidt.

Spb Software House was twice before named the Developer of the Year by Handango in 2003 and 2006. This year, Spb Software House also claimed the Best Evolution Application with Spb Mobile Shell, and the Best Entertainment Application with Spb Brain Evolution, both in the Windows Mobile Pocket PC Category.  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Monday, October 8 2007 by ChrisD
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HeroCraft represents new puzzle Robo for PDA & Smartphones

Love can make people commit mistakes, follies and other silly things. Would anybody in his right mind risk his life, move under the rays of laser guns, break legs in the stone conglomerations, carry dreadful bombs and wander into fatal mazes? Love is a virus; and there are no walls which can stop it. Even robots can't resist it. You are able to become a participant of this unusual lovestory. Try to add some logic and consistency in the bustle of hot cybernetic passion, overcome together with Robo all manner of obstacles, walking through snow storms, scorched deserts and cold mountains. Usually only human intellect could rescue machines that are going this mad!

So Robo has to save Eny, who is kidnapped by the evil Discharger and now held in the underground compound, protected by lasers. In order to move, our hero has to block laser beams that guard all passageways or destroy laser cannons. This objective can be reached by moving stones to block laser beams, using bombs to explode laser cannons or even, for the gaming Einsteins, making cannons destroy each other. The game rules are very simple, but the game itself is not, because bombs and stones are very scarce.

The detailed information about the game, including screenshots, trailers and links for demo versions is available on the HeroCraft PDA site - http://smart.herocraft.com/robo.   (Source: Press Release)


Posted Monday, October 8 2007 by ChrisD
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AT&T Tilt: Built for Speed

AT&T’s new Tilt is fast.  Really fast.  I know that because I’m familiar with the phone in other, forms. 

The Tilt is nearly identical to AT&T’s previous 8525 device and to T-Mobile’s current Wing smartphone. 

They’re all manufactured by HTC, they’re all GSM-based world phones which run on Windows Mobile OS, and they all have similar controls and buttons.  They’re also all very good cellular phones.  (Source: Gary Krakow, MSNBC)
Posted Sunday, October 7 2007 by ChrisD
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