“ASUSTeK latest P525 quad-band PDA phone has just got FCC approved, can we expect it in US very soon? The P525 is available in Taiwan about 2 months back in June. It incorporated Push E-mail, Wi-Fi support and built-in numeric keypad to deliver a complete mobile business solution. Users can now stay connected no matter where they are.With both Wi-Fi and GPRS support built in, the P525 provides wireless online connection for research and instant messaging even when wireless hotspots are not available. Skype-in and Skype-out functions further reduce costs on long distance phone calls. Combined with Bluetooth wireless technology for quick file sharing without the tangling cables, the P525 delivers true mobile office. The new pda phone has a 2 megapixel camera, the camera can read printed namecard and acts as a business card scanner.Specifications Summary: Processor: 416MHz Intel XScale Communication: Quad band, GSM 850/900/1800/1900; GPRS Class B, multi-slot Class 10 Memory : 128MB Flash ROM and 64MB SDRAM Display : 2.8″, 240 x 320 pixels, 65,000 TFT Battery : 1300 mAh Li-ion Talk Time : 3.5 hrs Standby Time : 150-200 hrs Camera : 2M-pixel camera with auto focus and flash light Connectivity : WLAN 802.11b, Bluetooth Version 2.0, IrDa(SIR), USB 1.1 Expanda bility : min iSD card slot Stereo Headse t : 2.5mm Audio Jack Dimensions : 116.8 x 59 x 19 mm , 159.5g Operating System : Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition Video : MPEG4, 3gp video recording Voice recognition : Text to Speech; Speaker Independent ” More photos here:
” French GenerationMP3 got their hands on the still unannounced Archos 604 and 404 portable media players. As reported the first details about the new Archos PMPs leaked on a Swiss MP3 player shop end of July. Now there are more details available about the Archos 404 and Archos 604, which are supposed to ship in September. The Archos 404 sports a 3.5 inch 4:3 TFT screen, TV-out, 30GB HDD, plays MP3, WMA, WAV audio, WMV9, DviX, Xvid videos, jpeg, bmp and png photos. The format support can be extended by purchasing them at Archos for 15 Euro. Options include AAC, AC3, MP2, VOB and H.264. The Archos 404 impresses with its small dimensions of 100x77x15mm. Price will be 329€ (~$418).The Archos 604 (photo) features a 4.3 inch 16:9 TFT screen, 30GB HDD, plays MP3, WMA, WAV audio, WMV9, DviX, Xvid videos, jpeg, bmp and png photos. The format support can be extended by purchasing them at Archos for 15 Euro. Options include AAC, AC3, MP2, VOB and H.264. The Archos 604 measures 130x78x16mm and will sell for 379€ (~$482). Apparently Archos will announce the Archos 504, 404 Camcorder and the 604 with integrated WiFi at the IFA 2006 in Berlin. More details and photos on GenerationMP3 (French). ” via i4u.com
Orange names ALP an Orange Approved Platform and announces the Orange Application Package for ALP Company to hold ALP Developer Day ACCESS Developer Network Announced Newly created software library released to open source communityLinuxWorld Conference & Expo, San Francisco, CA, August 14, 2006 — ACCESS CO., LTD., and its wholly owned subsidiary PalmSource, Inc., marked the start of the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo by highlighting the momentum continuing to build around the ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP). ACCESS and PalmSource are developing ALP to provide the industry with the first truly integrated, complete commercial grade mobile Linux platform. Visit ACCESS and PalmSource this week at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in booth 502. “Our participation in this year’s LinuxWorld, our ALP Developer Day and today’s announcements are a testament to the growing momentum the ACCESS Linux Platform is garnering,” said Toru Arakawa, ACCESS CEO and co-founder. “We are committed to providing the industry, our licensees, developers and partners with the fully integrated, open, flexible and commercial grade Linux-based platform needed to help drive innovation and demand for Linux-based smartphones and mobile devices worldwide.” ACCESS and PalmSource will be showcasing a variety of ALP related demonstrations at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. The Company’s senior vice president of engineering, Michael Kelley, will be presenting a look into the future of the mobile software industry as part of his session in the Mobile and Embedded Software conference track. In addition, the Company is hosting an ALP Developer Day during the conference. ACCESS and PalmSource also made announcements around the momentum of the ACCESS Linux Platform. These announcements include: ACCESS Linux Platform Named an Orange Approved Platform; Companies Announce the Orange Application Package for ALP: Orange has named the Access Linux Platform (ALP) an Orange approved platform for the Orange network. In addition, the two companies also announced they are working together to develop the Orange Application Package for ALP-based mobile phones. ACCESS and PalmSource Announce the ACCESS Developer Network: The goal of the ACCESS Developer Network program is to help developers go mobile and accelerate their development cycles and time-to-market for ALP applications by providing early access to new ALP releases, products and tools. PalmSource Releases Newly Created Software Library to the Open Source Community: Created as part of the ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP), the libsqlfs library is an add-on to the popular SQLite package. The libsqlfs software library was designed to provide a more flexible and convenient way to implement an Open Mobile Alliance-Device Management (OMA-DM) compliant registry. The libsqlfs software library is now available for download at:www.palmsource.com/opensource/downloads.html.ALP Developer DayThis track is for Linux Application Developers who are interested in taking their applications mobile. Attendees will receive an overview of the components of ALP. These sessions will provide Linux application developers early access and hands-on experience building applications for the ALP platform. The ALP Developer Day will be held Wednesday, August 16 and is included in the Passport and 3-day Conference Packages. Alternatively, tickets to attend the ALP Developer Day can be purchased separately for $95.00 onsite at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The agenda for the ALP Developer Day is: 10:15 am – 11:15 am: Introduction to ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP) 11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Deep Dive into ALP 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Lunch Break and Compatibility Station 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Extending an ALP ApplicationMobile & Embedded Linux Conference TrackOn Wednesday, August 16th, Mike Kelley, PalmSource senior vice president of engineering, will present a look into the future of the mobile software industry as part of his session in the Mobile and Embedded Software conference track. Kelley’s presentation, entitled “Beyond the PC: The Realization of Linux in the Mobile Device Market,” begins at 10:15 am PDT. About the ACCESS Linux PlatformThe ACCESS Linux Platform, or ALP, is a fully integrated, open, flexible and commercial grade Linux-based platform designed for smartphones and mobile devices. ALP combines the best-in-class open source Linux components with proven mobile technologies from the portfolios of PalmSource and ACCESS. The ACCESS Linux Platform will include a Palm OS® compatibility layer, currently known as GHost (Garnet Host). It is expected that properly written 68K Palm OS applications will run on ALP-based devices with little or no modification. About ACCESS CO., LTD. and PalmSource, Inc.ACCESS CO., LTD., is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront™ browser, Palm OS® and the ACCESS Linux Platform provide customers with solutions that enable faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability. The Company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates 11 subsidiaries and affiliates within Asia, Europe and the United States, including PalmSource, Inc. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index under the number 4813. PalmSource, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., is the Company behind Palm OS®, a leading operating system powering mobile devices and phones. PalmSource’s products include a wide range of software for mobile phones at all price points. More than 40 million mobile phones, handhelds, and other mobile devices run PalmSource software. PalmSource and Palm OS have given rise to a large community of users, enterprises, developers and manufacturers, who together make up the Palm Powered™ Economy. For more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access.co.jp/english More information about PalmSource is available at www.palmsource.com, www.palmsource.co.uk, www.palmsource.fr, www.palmsource.de, www.palmsource.com/es and www.palmsource.com.cn.