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Week of May 7, 2006

Mobile Software Launch Week

Bits du Jour, the "One Deal a Day" website for Windows and PDA software, today announced their Mobile Software Launch Week, beginning May 15 and ending May 20.

During Mobile Software Launch Week, Bits du Jour will feature only software for Pocket PCs, Smartphones and Palm Handhelds. Each day, one program will be featured, at a discount of between 25% and 60%.

"We're very excited about the programs we've lined up," said Jennifer Clarke, Bits du Jour Marketing Director. "We've got some of the most popular, highest quality titles for each platform, from the very top ranks of the PDA publishers."

Following Mobile Software Launch Week, Bits du Jour will regularly feature handheld titles on its website. They plan to feature at least one, and usually two titles for various handhelds each week, with the remaining days reserved for Windows desktop applications.

Bits du Jour's website is http://www.bitsdujour.com  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Saturday, May 13 2006 by ChrisD
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SBSH Mobile Software, SBSH Clock 0.9 Public Beta released

May 12, 2006 - SBSH Mobile Software released today SBSH Clock, a new timepiece application for Pocket PC devices, in public beta stages. Available for free download during public beta stages.

SBSH Mobile Software announced today the release of a new clock/timepiece application, SBSH Clock, in public beta stages. SBSH Clock initial public beta release features a Today screen plugin for tracking multiple time zones with 4 skin-able analog clocks.

SBSH Clock public beta version 0.9 is an entry level clock application that will be developed by SBSH Mobile Software. In the following weeks additional public beta versions of SBSH Clock will be released progressing towards the first official release.

SBSH Clock main application section will be a stand alone application which is currently in development and will soon be released along following public beta updates. SBSH Clock main section will feature additional alarm features and tweaks, world time/clock, counter and timers and additional features.

All SBSH Clock public beta versions can be downloaded for free and will continue to function for free also after the initial official version will be released. We hope that by allowing users to download SBSH Clock for free, more users will join the open discussion on our forums and will help design the SBSH Clock application by joining the live discussion on our forums and providing input on new feature requests and bug reports present during the public beta stages.

More information about the new SBSH Clock release can be found in the following URL:  tp://www.sbsh.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=10674

Pricing and Availability

SBSH Clock is available for free

SBSH Clock can be downloaded from our site in the following URL:

Downloads and Support

More information about SBSH Clock can be found on the SBSH Clock product page on our site in the  following URL: http://www.sbsh.net/products/clock/

For any additional questions/suggestion we invite you to post on our forums: Click here to enter SBSH forums

Or contact our support team at: [email protected]  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Friday, May 12 2006 by ChrisD
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Crazy offers in the Club Astraware May-hem Sale!

THE MIDLANDS, UK - May 12th, 2006 - Need more mayhem in your life? Astraware has just the thing for you! All Club Astraware members get access to our crazy Club Astraware May-hem Sale, starting 15th May 2006, which promises a third or more off a wacky selection of top games!

Every day for 8 days from Monday 15th May we will be offering Club Astraware members big discounts on a range of games including Tradewinds, Chuzzle, Mazera, Broken Sword and Bejeweled 2. Only Club Astraware members will be able to access these great offers, but it's not too late to join - it only takes a few minutes and it's completely free! Even better news is that you can earn points from the games you buy that can be used to get money off future purchases.

To join Club Astraware now, visit http://www.astraware.com/club.

Make sure to visit the Astraware website at http://www.astraware.com from Monday to check out each day's special offers. You'd be crazy to miss them! (Source: Press Release)

Posted Friday, May 12 2006 by ChrisD
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DualCor cPC-connectivity information now available

Outside of the recent news that the device will ship within 90 days, it seems like some time since we’ve had an update on the DualCor cPC, the first device of any size to offer both Windows XP Tablet Edition and Windows Mobile 5.0.  DualCor has updated their web site with some interesting information and a new look at the handheld device, which will sport the Microsoft Touch Pack that ships with Origami devices.  In the Download Center on the DualCor web site there is a cPC data sheet (PDF) that offers some new information about the connectivity options of the device. (Source: James Kendrick, jkOnTheRun)

Posted Friday, May 12 2006 by ChrisD
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Speereo Software UK has launched Speereo Voice Translator 3.0 for Pocket PC (for Windows Mobile 2003/5.0)

Speereo Software UK Ltd. has launched new version of Speereo Voice Translator 3.0 with embedded Speereo Mobile Travel Service for Pocket PC.

Speereo Voice Translator is a phrase book, which includes about 4,000 most commonly used phrases including business, technical, medical and legal terms, colloquial phrases, idioms, and slang. Once you pronounce a proper phrase in one of the provided 11 Asian and European languages (English, Chinese, German, French, Italian, Korean, Portugal, Japanese, Spanish, Russian), Speereo Voice Translator immediately reads back the same phrase in the other language.

Now you have a chance to use Speereo Mobile Travel Service - a unique service that is targeted on traveling smartphone users. This service will meet information needs of global business and leisure travelers. Speereo Mobile Travel Service is a complete solution for active smartphone users.

Speereo Mobile Travel Service includes:

- Online flight timetable

Online flight timetable is a service that provides hundreds of thousands of direct and connecting flights worldwide. All flights within your region and flights to/from the rest of the world including all Low Cost Carriers can be found in our service. Now you have just to indicate where you are going to fly and the service shows you all convenient flights.

- Online flight status

The online flight status is online service that provides direct access to flight changes and when they happen - identifies a delay, cancellation, terminal gate change, and baggage information. Now traveler doesn’t need to worry about being too early in the airport, to be late for boarding or to look for baggage. At our web site www.speereovt.com you can download Travel Interest Guides and Online World Weather.

- General travel and interest guides

Using travel guides, you will have all useful information for travelers at hand, including the following topics about the country which you are going to visit: General Information, Contact Addresses, Passport/Visa, Money, Duty Free, etc. Interest Ski guide describes 61 main resorts in 8 countries. Users can find varied useful information such as location, skiing details, accommodation, restaurants, information about arriving and top events. All useful information in our guides!

- Online world weather

Using the service, traveler can check at the online forecast and current weather in the main cities in the world. All the above is combined in one product with the user-friendly interface and is available for Windows Mobile 2003/5.0 operating systems. (Source: Press Release)

Posted Thursday, May 11 2006 by ChrisD
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Add-Venture 1.83 released

This is another game based on "Risk", but it's AI will hook you with your device for hours. The game has been made with great deal of patience and even the smallest details are implemented carefully.

The main goal is to beat the computer players and to conquer the whole world as you outsmart the enemies using your strategic skills and your luck.

It is translated to all major world languages and has a comprehensive tutorial for folks not familiar with Risk-like strategy games.

It is available on Handango and PocketGear. (Source: Press Release)

Posted Wednesday, May 10 2006 by ChrisD
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Socket Communications Wi-Fi Companion Software Builds on Strength of Socket WLAN Offerings

Intuitive, Graphical User Interface Provides Enhanced Ability to Find, Connect and Manage WLAN Connections; Downloads Surpass 100,000 Mark

NEWARK, Calif., May 10, 2006 - Socket Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity products, today announced it has reached a significant milestone in customer adoption of its Wi-Fi® Companion software with over 100,000 downloads over the past four quarters.

According to Frost & Sullivan, the worldwide enterprise WLAN market is expected to exceed $2.7 billion in 2007, up from $1.5 billion in 2005. The escalation of customers purchasing the Socket Wi-Fi Companion software underscores that the software is meeting real customer needs and highlights Socket's commitment to ensuring its customers are able to derive the most productive return on their wireless investment.
Designed for Pocket PCs with integrated 802.11 WLAN or using the Socket WLAN plug-in cards, the Socket Wi-Fi Companion software is an intuitive, graphical software application that greatly improves the user's experience detecting hotspots, setting up and monitoring a connection, performing basic site management functions, viewing access points and determining the strength of a wireless connection.

"Socket has done a great job of making Wi-Fi Companion a must have for Windows Mobile users," said Chris De Herrera, Microsoft MVP. "It offers all the utilities that a user needs to get connected to any Wi-Fi network and confirm that they are communicating. The advanced features allow network administrators the ability to use the Pocket PC to gather detailed information about their network performance. I highly recommend that all Windows Mobile users consider Wi-Fi Companion, especially if they are planning on using their Pocket PCs with multiple Wi-Fi networks."

The Socket Wi-Fi Companion software improves the built-in Pocket PC WLAN by providing an intuitive graphical user interface, along with tools to improve the user's experience with WLAN connectivity. Integrated Profile Configuration Capability enables users to quickly identify available networks and configure for connection. The Socket Wi-Fi Companion determines the presence and level of wireless coverage, whether security is enabled and the type of security used. With ping and trace route diagnostic tools, troubleshooting to determine where network issues exist becomes effortless. In addition, connection persistence capability continuously manages and maintains the user's connection. The Wi-Fi Companion software also automatically manages the WLAN power save setting to maximize the Pocket PC's battery life.

"The momentum we've created in the first 12 months is a strong beginning," said Shail Talati, product marketing manager for WLAN and Ethernet Products at Socket Communications. "The growth we're seeing affirms that customers are deriving value from the various options Wi-Fi Companion offers."

"After loading the Socket Wi-Fi Companion onto my Pocket PC, I quickly began to wonder how I could have lived without it," said Kelly Ungs, a mobile networking product manager for a large supply chain information products company.

The Socket Wi-Fi Companion software is compatible with HP, ASUS, Samsung SPH i730, i-mate Jasjar, K-JAM and Dell Pocket PCs with built-in WLAN capability. It also efficiently integrates with all of the WLAN security protocols supported by Windows Mobile (WPA, WPA-PSK, 802.1x, 40/128-bit WEP, Open).

Pricing and Availability
The Socket Wi-Fi Companion software is available through Socket's North American distribution channels with an MSRP of $24.99.  The Wi-Fi Companion software is also available for download from the Socket website, www.dell.com and www.handango.com  (Source: Press Release)
Posted Wednesday, May 10 2006 by ChrisD
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