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Week of November 7, 2004

Metal Styli Closing Down Clearance

Prices of all styli have been slashed, most by 50%

Due to circumstances out of our control Metal Styli will no longer be manufacturing styli and will be closing very soon

Prices have all been slashed. These styli won't be available in the future so if you want one, now's your chance

If you are would be interested in purchasing stock in bulk, Metal Styli or our nine stylus designs that we couldn't afford to produce, we would be very interested in hearing from you. (Source: Press Release)

Posted Saturday, November 13 2004 by ChrisD
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HP iPAQ rx3715's Reaches for the Convergence Sky

What can HP's iPAQ rx3715 Mobile Media Companion not do? The PDA's laundry list of features include digital camera, Web browsing, wireless audio and video steaming and more. However, all capabilities are not created equal. (Source: Harald Thon, Tom's Hardware Review)
Posted Tuesday, November 9 2004 by ChrisD
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Mobile Technology Helps Clinicians Reduce Medical Errors and Prescription Drug Costs

BCBS of Vermont Drug Benefit Information Now Available Through Handheld PDAs and the Internet

BERLIN, Vt. and SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont announced today that physicians and other health care professionals throughout Vermont now have convenient access to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont prescription drug benefit information via the latest mobile technology.

Providers will have access to Blue Cross and Blue Shield's list of covered drugs through the Epocrates hand-held drug reference applications designed for the Palm OS and Pocket PC platforms and through the Epocrates Rx Online(TM) reference available for Internet-connected desktop computers. All Epocrates products are easily downloadable via the Internet and are currently used by over 27 percent of Vermont physicians.

Within the Epocrates drug reference applications, providers can easily check formulary status, prior authorization requirements, alternatives, generic substitutes and quantity limits. The drug reference also includes over 3,000 drug monographs along with indications, a built-in dosing calculator, contraindications, drug interactions, adverse reactions, cost information, and the MultiCheck(R) function capable of checking up to 30 drugs simultaneously for interactions.

"This service will enable physicians to quickly and easily identify the most appropriate drug for our members, thereby improving the quality of their care," said Dr. John Grossomanides, Director of Pharmacy for Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its HMO affiliate, The Vermont Health Plan. "This tool also will make it easier for physicians to access cost information and incorporate that important factor into their discussions with their patients." (Source: Press Release, PRNewswire)
Posted Tuesday, November 9 2004 by ChrisD
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Last Day of WorkMakes a Splash with Launch of Fish Tycoon for Windows Mobile Handheld Devices

New virtual fish tank game enables players to cross-breed fish in a search for seven magical fish

Last Day of Work, a top producer of real-time games and simulations for mobile devices, has ported its Palm OS Fish Tycoon game to the Windows Mobile Pocket PC platform. Fish Tycoon, which recently received the Parents’ Choice Foundation “Recommended” award, offers a real-time game in which players cross-breed and maintain a variety of fish in order to discover seven separate “magical” fish that each grant special enhancements to the player.

     “The graphics are stunning, the game-play is addicting, and the overall experience playing this game has been one of the best that I have experienced on any game whether it be on the PDA or home PC,” said David Eaton, product reviewer with PDArcade.com. “This game is a winner!”

     The object of Fish Tycoon is to solve the genetic riddle that would lead to the discovery of seven magic breeds of fish. Players begin with a small assortment of fish and a limited bank account to cover the expenses of running a successful fish-breeding operation. To succeed, players must breed the fish, care for them, help them grow, and cure them if they get sick. Throughout the game, players must buy supplies, medicine, research technologies and advertising to enable them to discover and sell increasingly rare and beautiful species of fish.

     Like LDW’s other recent release for Windows Mobile Pocket PC, Plant Tycoon, this game is unique due to its “real-time” game play. Unless a player pauses the game, fish will continue to grow and thrive, or become sick and die—depending on how often the player monitors and nurtures their fish tanks.

     “Fish Tycoon has been an extremely successful game on the Palm OS platform, and we are excited to offer this game to Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC users,” said Arthur Humphrey, Last Day of Work’s CEO. “For a truly addicting game-playing experience that isn’t stressful, there is no better game for you than Fish Tycoon.” (Source: Press Release)

Posted Tuesday, November 9 2004 by ChrisD
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Announcing the Release of Five Basic Science and Math Study Aid and Reference Titles, ReviewMaster - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

ReviewMaster Series presents a comprehensive review of essential concepts covering high school through college. A handy study-aid and an excellent reference available in your favorite Adobe PDF format for all your examination/reference needs. Read on your desktop or read anywhere on your Desktop / Laptop /Pocket PC / Palm.

Presenting comprehensive review material for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. An excellent reference guide and study aid for students high school through college.

Students: Have your essential formulae, definitions and concepts at your fingertips to help with your homeworks, exam preparations and group studies. An excellent all-in-one concise review and a ready reference students Junior High - College.

Parents: Make ReviewMaster Series in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Chemistry your gift to the children this school year to improve their performance and grades.

Educators: Bulk discount promotion codes are available from Stand Alone Inc.

Stand Alone will work with institutions and educators to customize material for presentations and class work.

Interested in using the material as part of course work or reference material?

Please contact us with your name, email address and information about your institution for your license and special promotional price.

Download free samples of ReviewMaster Series titles from www.standalone.com  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Monday, November 8 2004 by ChrisD
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Explore new worlds on the go with Mazera

Astraware and California’s Cold River Studios are pleased to announce Mazera, a combination of role playing game and puzzle-solving adventure set on the futuristic planet named Mazera.

"Mazera is a perfect PDA role playing game, hours of entertainment that you can play just one room at a time," said Howard Tomlinson, Astraware’s CEO. "Being easy to learn, simple to play, and with cute animated characters, Mazera will appeal to a wide audience including many who might not have time for playing a heavier style RPG on their desktop PC at home."

Players take on the persona of Ix. Kidnapped as a young boy by the Mazerians and put on display in their alien zoo, one day Ix manages to escape his cage. In order to find his way home he travels through a range of alien landscapes, each with dozens of rooms to traverse, solving puzzles and collecting elements to aid his escape. Along the way he meets friends who offer clues and enemies who must be out-witted for him to survive.


"Astraware has been an outstanding publishing partner for this title," said Justin Clark, Project Lead for Mazera at Cold River Studios. "Their QA and testing department has been incredibly responsive, and by making use of their flexible Aurora engine for music and sound we were able to focus more on gameplay and graphics. This has helped Mazera reach a level of quality that we think players will appreciate."

Mazera is available for Windows Mobile for Pocket PC® and Palm OS® handhelds. Players who own HiRes+ Palm devices will be pleased to note that Mazera utilises the full 480x320 screen. Mazera comes complete with an original atmospheric stereo soundtrack, optimised by Astraware’s Aurora Audio Engine.

Mazera will be available from November 8th 2004 for Windows Mobile for Pocket PC® and Palm OS® devices at Astraware's website, www.astraware.com, priced $29.95. (Source: Press Release)

Posted Monday, November 8 2004 by ChrisD
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2K development is celebrating! 25.000 connect2internet products sold in more than 60 countries.

2K development is proud to announce that since the introduction of connect2internet for Pocket PC 2002 in September 2002 more than 25.000 connectivity products were sold. This makes the connect2internet product range one of the most successful products in this segment. With a list of more than 170 supported network operators and more than 100 supported mobile phones 1-click Internet connectivity is reality for all users of our connectivity solutions.

connect2internet PRO 3.0 for Windows Mobile 2003 devices is the most complete communication suite for Pocket PC devices. It combines 1-click connectivity, SMS Client, Phone Manager, GSM Dialler, GPRS Monitor and SMS Group manager functionality with a fast access today banner. The complex mobile communications technology made accessible through an easy to use user interface is one the main success factors of connect2internet, which meanwhile is a synonym for easy communication.

"By extending our product range to notebook users we are supporting our strategy in delivering light fast and easy mobile solutions to a broad variety of different platforms. connect2internet mobile for Windows notebooks is the easiest way to access the Internet with a notebook and a mobile phone ", mentioned Karl-Heinz Karpf, Marketing Director at 2K development.

Special celebration offer: 25% discount on connect2internet PRO 3.0

2K is delighted to celebrate their 25.000 customers with a special offer for our top product connect2internet PRO. connect2internet PRO for Windows Mobile 2003 will be available during November 2004 for a 25% discount off the regular price 39,95 Euro. The celebration offer is

connect2internet PRO 3.0 for only Euro 29,95 during November 2004.

2K to extend their reach.

2K development is working with a selected group of power users all over the world to improve quality and deliver rich user experience through our products. 2K wants to extend its reach and therefore they invite interested people to join the power user community and help make the mobile Internet experience become better. 2K development offers access to our beta testing facilities and early access to their products in beta releases. If you want to join the 2K power users community please send an email to [email protected]. (Source: Press Release) 

Posted Monday, November 8 2004 by ChrisD
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4SmartPhone, a provider of mobility solutions that enable businesses and individuals to access anything, anywhere, anytime, announced today that it has redefined personal mobility by offering its 4SmartPhone XPress Service plan, the most highly available, affordable and portable mobility solution for individuals. The 4SmartPhone XPress Service plan, running on the Windows Exchange 2003 platform, delivers seamless access to contacts, email, calendar and documents for any individual who owns a Microsoft Windows mobile device as well as most data-enabled phones, smartphones and wireless PDAs. At the introductory price of $3.99 per month, 4SmartPhone offers the most affordable service offering to individuals who desire a convenient mobile office solution that is supported by 24x7 customer service.

“Due to customer feedback and the overwhelming response from the SMB market for our mobility solutions since launching our service last month, we have turned our attention to individuals with 4SmartPhone XPress Service,” said Patrick Gilbert, president and CEO, 4SmartPhone. “With recent announcements from AT&T announcing its Audiovox smartphone available for free through Amazon.com, and the Microsoft/Palm agreement a few weeks ago that will allow Palm mobile devices to run on the Windows Mobile platform, our service is now able to benefit many more people. Individuals who buy a smartphone or data-enabled device can truly access all the device’s features and maximize its mobility for just $4.99 month. This is an incredible value for those who want to stay connected all the time.”

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4SmartPhone XPress Service offers Windows Mobile customers a complete solution for full mobility, wherever they may be, including:

Developments from PalmOne and AT&T Benefit 4SmartPhone Customers
Several recent industry developments demonstrate traction for Windows Mobile devices and benefit 4SmartPhone customers:

Posted Monday, November 8 2004 by ChrisD
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