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Geekzone outage
Posted on 5-Aug-2003 17:15Tags News, Site related

Users might find it hard to reach Geekzone from 4am to 5am 06 Aug 2003 (New Zealand time) or around 5pm to 6pm 05 Aug 2003 GMT. Comments (Comments)

Official: Toshiba will not offer upgrade to Windows Mobile 2003 for E740 users
Posted on 5-Aug-2003 11:19Tags News, Windows Mobile Pocket PC

Official release on Toshiba site clears the expectation: no upgrade path for E740 Pocket PC users. Comments (Comments)

Intel delivers Optimization Kits for mobile phones and handhelds
Posted on 5-Aug-2003 08:16Tags News, Computing

Intel presented a new software development kit aimed to help developers in creating optimised code for XScale based computers (including mobile phones and handhelds). Comments (Comments)

To hire a cab you only need SMS
Posted on 5-Aug-2003 08:01Tags News, Mobile

A company in Auckland, NZ started offering users the ability to hail for a cab via SMS. Comments (Comments)

Windows XP Handhelds: The Next Small Thing
Posted on 4-Aug-2003 23:12Tags News, Computing

In a ZiffDavis Wireless article, author Ross Rubin talks about full OS in small packages. Ultra-personal computers aren't available yet, almost at the edge of being vapourware. But we're closer than you think. Comments (Comments)

British Telecom to test Bluetooth mobile solution with Sony Ericsson P800
Posted on 4-Aug-2003 22:35Tags News, Bluetooth

The phone connects to a Bluetooth access point when around home, and to the mobile network when out of range. Comments (Comments)

WorldMate competition results
Posted on 4-Aug-2003 21:48Tags News, Promotions

These are the results in our WorldMate competition. We had eight copies of this software (two for each platform: Pocket PC, Palm OS, Symbian Nokia , Symbian Sony Ericsson) to give away. Comments (Comments)

Spb Full Screen Keyboard review at PDACorps
Posted on 3-Aug-2003 23:34Tags News, Software

The latest version of Spb Full Screen Keyboard is reviewed by PDACorps. Comments (Comments)

Wearable mobile coming before Christmas
Posted on 2-Aug-2003 17:59Tags News, Mobile

Orange Imageenering conducts researchs in different areas of mobility, including wearable and smart clothing, personal area networks, presence. The first product to hit the market is a mobile shoulder bag. Just in time for Christmas. Comments (Comments)

Mobile Comedy
Posted on 2-Aug-2003 10:32Tags News, Mobile

British users of Nokia 3650/7650 and P800 mobile phones now have access to Mobile Comedy, a service created by the company behind "The Graham Norton Show" and "Johnny Vaughan Tonight. Comments (Comments)

Possible bump ahead for wi-fi technology: slow speed devices
Posted on 2-Aug-2003 10:01Tags News, Wi-Fi

A research group in France says that slow devices, when connected to a wireless hotspot, can cause other connected devices to slowdown too. Comments (Comments)

Verizon Wireless and Vodafone co-operate on laptop internet access via GPRS
Posted on 2-Aug-2003 09:52Tags News, Mobile

Verizon Wireless, a partnership between Vodafone and Verizon, announced they'll market the Vodafone Mobile Connect GPRS PC Card in the United States. Comments (Comments)

Phone scam e-mail alert is bogus - well the urban legend is still alive
Posted on 1-Aug-2003 16:29Tags News, Mobile

Telecom New Zealand released an annoucement about the 90# scam - as I said a month ago, Urban Legends live forever! Comments (Comments)

Walker Wireless and Vodafone New Zealand seal partnership
Posted on 1-Aug-2003 08:17Tags News, Computing

Walker Wireless Ltd and Vodafone New Zealand Ltd have formalised their strategic relationship with the signing of agreements under which Vodafone will become a key marketing and distribution channel for the Walker Wireless broadband service. Comments (Comments)

Patent for no cell phone logo granted in U.S.
Posted on 1-Aug-2003 08:09Tags News, Mobile

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved a new trademarked logo designed to denote areas where use of cellular telephones is restricted. One thing to note is that the website of the trademark holder has no mobile phone ringing, but a very loud song... Comments (Comments)

TenGo, by Xrgomics is a new text entry solution for Pocket PC
Posted on 31-Jul-2003 22:16Tags News, Mobile

TenGO is a soft keyboard that uses only 6 large alphabet keys to type. Fewer keys makes it easier to type, while larger keys allows you to type fast, and for much longer, without missing or hitting the wrong keys. Using the same letter positioning as the conventional keyboard makes searching for letters easier without any re-learning. Comments (Comments)

Improved version of Skweezer now released
Posted on 31-Jul-2003 17:44Tags News, Computing

Skweezer is a proxy service that formats web pages to be displayed in the best format for the small form factor of handhelds and mobile phones. The new version includes increased page load speed and better controls. Comments (Comments)

Second-level domain geek.nz approved and soon to be available in New Zealand
Posted on 31-Jul-2003 14:20Tags News, General

From 11am 26th August 2003 (NZ Time), geeks and other computer users will be able to apply for the new geek.nz 2LD (second-level domain). Comments (Comments)

Plantronics launches Bluetooth headset with extended talk time
Posted on 30-Jul-2003 20:52Tags News, Bluetooth

The new Plantronics M3000 gives the user eight hours with a full battery charge Comments (Comments)

McDonald's and AT&T offer free wi-fi access during August
Posted on 30-Jul-2003 20:03Tags News, Wi-Fi

McDonald's announced that 75 of its restaurants throughout the New York Tri-State area will provide high-speed wireless Internet access. Comments (Comments)

Treo 600 ready to hit the market anytime: FCC approved
Posted on 30-Jul-2003 19:40Tags News, Palm

The Handspring Treo 600 was approved by the FCC in two version: GSM and CDMA. Comments (Comments)

Nokia 3300 available in the U.S. through Cingular
Posted on 30-Jul-2003 19:32Tags News, Mobile

North Americans can now enjoy their music everywhere without having to carry another gadget: the Nokia 3300 is available from Cingular and incorporates an mp3 player. Comments (Comments)

Tapwave release more details on Palm OS based gaming device
Posted on 30-Jul-2003 08:17Tags News, Palm

The device was announced a few months ago, and only a little detail was unveiled each month. The full figure comes out now. Comments (Comments)

Amazon taking pre orders for new JVC Pocket PC
Posted on 29-Jul-2003 21:06Tags News, Windows Mobile Pocket PC

Not available before September, but orders can be placed now. Comments (Comments)

Maps in the palm of your hand
Posted on 29-Jul-2003 20:45Tags News, GPRS

M-Spatial partners with Vodafone UK to offer maps on Vodafone Live! More than 20 million buildings indexed. Comments (Comments)


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