Skype for Pocket PC 2.1 Beta Released

More Details and Photos of Archos 604 and 404 PMPs Technology News, Electronics Buy Guide and Gadget Review” We are happy to announce the launch of Skype for Pocket PC 2.1- Beta. Skype for PPC provides our customers the freedom to enjoy Skype ‘on the go’ in the home, the office or the outdoors – wherever there is a WiFi, EDGE or 3G network that a Pocket PC can connect to. So find your favorite WiFi hot spot and Skype away. If you get an EDGE or 3G enabled Pocket PC with broadband data plan, you can really start going places with your buddies always nearby.Here are a list of key improvements and new features: Multi-chat support, including animated emoticons One click access to Skype from the home screen Profile editing capability, including the ability to take a picture with device camera and update Skype profile Enriched contact lists – view contacts’ mood messages and avatars Contact search – users can now search for and add new contacts from their device Skype Launcher – Skype is now started through a small “launcher” application that checks the available memory and verifies that Skype is installed correctly; the Skype launcher also results in improved start-up times Improved call management – Skype now detects incoming mobile calls, and offers the user the choice to hang up or ignore the call. On device help guide” Download Skype for Pocket PC 2.1 BETA here: via

Palm's New GPS Navigator Smartphone Bundle

“For Palm Treo smartphone users and GPS enthusiasts, Palm announced the Palm GPS Navigator Smartphone Edition, featuring new TomTom NAVIGATOR 6 software. Drivers using the new GPS Navigator with their Treo smartphones can rely on voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions to easily find their destinations as well as millions of points of interest, including gas stations, restaurants, parks, airports and more.Palm’s new Bluetooth enabled SiRFstarIII GPS receiver, which features a sleek design and easier-to-see LED lights, seamlessly pairs with Palm Treo 650, Treo 700w and Treo 700p smartphones. The product is simple to set up, thanks to a 1GB memory card preloaded with maps. Travelers simply pop the memory card into their Treo smartphone and pair the GPS receiver to access highway and street-level maps covering the United States and Canada. No desktop syncing or downloading of maps is required. Using the smartphone’s high-resolution screen, TomTom’s NAVIGATOR 6 software automatically shows the receiver’s (and hence, the car’s) current location.”The convergence of portable navigation devices is growing in the United States,” said Jocelyn Vigreux, president of TomTom. “Palm’s bundle offering with TomTom’s new NAVIGATOR 6 software reflects our joint efforts to continue providing customers with essential smartphone solutions. The Treo smartphone series provides an ideal platform for portable navigation.”The Bluetooth technology-enabled receiver identifies the car’s position using satellites. By communicating with the GPS receiver via Bluetooth, the Treo smartphone obtains real-time location information and displays 3-D maps on the Treo smartphone’s high-resolution screen. After a destination has been programmed, TomTom NAVIGATOR gives voice-guided, turn-by-turn instructions in one of more than 30 available voices. It will also automatically recalculate a route after a wrong turn, avoid roadblocks or circumvent traffic congestion.” via

HTC Artemis, Trinity, Excalibur, Oxygen and Melody: specs and photos

“Bengalboy site, which used to joy us with “spy” photos and spec of not yet announced cellphone models, has published HTC 2006 roadmap with photos and specs. In addition to the recently announced HTC TyTN and HTC MTeoR there are several not yet officially announced models. The roadmap provides info about all of them with details.In particular, there are specs and photos of HTC Artemis and HTC Trinity with integrated GPS-modules, HTC Excalibur slim smartphone with the QWERTY-keyboard, HTC Oxygen simple smartphone and the renamed HTC Melody smartphone (earlier HTC Muse) with 4 GB flash ROM onboard.”