O2 XDA Atom Reviewed at pocketpcthoughts.com

“Ever since HTC Magician owners were denied an upgrade path to Windows Mobile 5.0, I took it upon myself to find the next great compact Pocket PC Phone Edition (PPCPE) device that would try to last into the next generation of devices. A number of PPCPEs came out, and HTC finally released a successor, the Prophet. However, another device did make it out the door with wild initial speculation that it came from HTC. It was the XDA Atom, but was actually manufactured by Quanta and released by O2.I asked my good friend and reseller MadMonkeyBoy to obtain an Atom for me through his connections, and he practically did it with his eyes closed. When the box arrived, I discovered that the device’s packaging was obviously designed with a little style, using a glossy finish and a magnetic flap. Read this nice review here:

Garmin iQue 3000 Slightly Delayed

Garmin iQue 3000 Palm OS GPA PDAWhen Garmin announced the new iQue 3000 gps navigational handheld in the beginning of this year they stated it would be available in February. February has now come and gone and one can still not order this PDA. A Garmin spokesperson has told PalmInfocenter that the iQue 3000 will now be available in “mid to late March.” No reason was given for the delay. Some specifications of the Garmin iQue 3000: Operating system: Palm OS 5 (Garnet) Processor: Bravo 2.0 200 MHz with built-in GPS correlator Unit size (WxHxD)/Weight: 2.8″ x 4.7″ x 0.7″ inches / 5.2 oz Display information: 320×320-pixel; 54×54 mm screen size; dedicated Graffiti writing area; and usable screen area of 3.0″ (diagonal) Internal Memory: 32 MB RAM and 32 MB ROM Expandable Memory: microSD card included (128 MB microSD card for North America, or 256 MB preprogrammed microSD card for Europe and Australia) Rechargeable 1050 mAh lithium-ion battery Estimated retail price of $399 via palminfocenter.com

BenQ Mobile doing the DVBH mobile TV thing at CeBit

Hannover, Germany is playing host to next week’s much anticipated CeBit 2006 show, and it is there that BenQ Mobile will be demonstrating some nifty DVB-H handsets that the company developed in tandem with Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. With BenQ’s recent partnership with Siemens, the company gained access to previous models and prototypes developed by the latter, and this DVB-H gadget is no different. Siemens unveiled a prototype last year that did the DVB-H thing, but this time it seems the software will come from Fraunhofer IIS. Based on last year’s prototype, we should be expecting a VGA-resolution screen, dual stereo speakers, and an almost button-less design. Moreover, videos can be run either full screen, or in a window to allow for multi-tasking. Memory seems to be 128MB built-in, with room for expansion via MMC (though that will likely change).”BenQ Mobile invests in DVB-H enabling technology to prepare a commercial mass market in 2007,” comments Clemens Joos, BenQ Mobile CEO. “The integration of the personal video recording functionality will bring maximum experience to our customers and bridge the gap until the DVB-H coverage is completed.” via mobilemag.com

Trip Boss 2.0 is out for Palm OS!

pictorial of new layout Trip Boss 2.0 greatly enhances the itinerary section. In addition, some enhancements were carried over into other sections, including improvements to speed, navigation, and layout, as well as the addition of customer-requested features. Please read on for complete details here: