Palm Treo 750v Formally Announced

“After months of hints, rumors, and leaks, Palm has officially announced its latest smartphone, the Treo 750v. At least initially, this device will be available exclusively from Europe’s Vodafone.This model will be the first Windows Mobile Treo available outside of the United States, and it will offer support for Vodafone’s 3G cellular-wireless network. The 750v will greatly resemble previous smartphones from Palm, but, unlike its predecessors, not need an external antenna. It will have a tablet design, with a 240-by-240-pixel touchscreen above an alphanumeric keyboard.It will run Window Mobile 5.2 for Pocket PC on a 300 MHz processor from Samsung. This device will have 64 MB of RAM and 128 MB of ROM, about 60 MB of which will be available to uses as non-volatile internal storage. A miniSD card slot will provide additional storage.This quad-band GSM phone will also support GPRS, EDGE, and UMTS. It will include Bluetooth 1.2, and give users the ability to use wireless stereo headsets.This Treo will have a 1.3 megapixel camera with 2x digital zoom. It will be able to take both still images and video.The new Treo 750v will be available first to Vodafone customers in the following countries: Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and other regions by the end of this year.Other versions of this smartphone are expected to be released worldwide in the coming months.” via

imate Introduces JAQ and SPL Windows Mobile 5.0 Devices

“12 September, 2006 Los Angeles, USA — i-mate’ , the specialist in Microsoft Windows Mobile powered devices and software applications, today announced it has launched two new devices for distribution in the U.S., Latin America and Canada. The announcement was made at CTIA Wireless IT 2006, a leading wireless industry tradeshow being held in Los Angeles Sept. 12-14. The i-mate JAQ has everything the busy manager needs to do business on the move in a no-frills heavy-duty device. The i-mate’ JAQ is a quad-band device that operates on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0. The device features a full QWERTY keyboard, 128 MB ROM/64MB RAM, 64k 2.8” color LCD screen, MiniSD memory card expansion, integrated antenna, Bluetooth compatibility. The i-mate SPL is a great-looking device that will attract buyers that want a stylish device plus the benefits of the Windows Mobile® platform. For business or pleasure, it’s got what it takes for users who want the functionality and features of an affordable Windows Mobile powered device. The i-mate’ SPL is a GSM/GPRS tri-band device featuring 128MB ROM/64MB RAM, 65k 2.2” color LCD screen, MiniSD memory card expansion, integrated antenna and Bluetooth® compatibility. “We are very pleased to now be offering Windows Mobile 5.0 devices in the U.S., Latin America and Canada,” said Jim Morrison, CEO of i-mate’. “Consumers and business users in all regions around the world have been turning to i-mate’ for the latest and most innovative Windows Mobile 5.0 devices and solutions, and we are glad to finally be a resource to users in the Americas.” “We are pleased that i-mate is bringing its innovative device design to the North and South American market,” said Chris Hill, group product manager, Microsoft Corp. “Windows Mobile is committed to a vibrant partner ecosystem that offers customers a wide variety of devices to meet their professional and personal needs. From rugged to sexy, the i-mate JAQ and i-mate SPL provide consumers with new ways to keep connected and informed while on the go.” In addition to launching the two new devices at CTIA, i-mate’ also showcased i-mate’ Suite ( and club i-mate’ ( i-mate’ Suite is an exclusive software solution that enables users to minimize downtime, safeguard data and securely transfer information on the go. Club i-mate’ provides support and content to i-mate’ users, including 24/7 live multilingual support, software patches, device tutorials, current ROM upgrades, a free Hosted Exchange email account and a wide variety of content including games, ring-tones and productivity software. i-mate’ recently announced that club i-mate’ had reached 500,000 members, making it the largest online Windows Mobile user community. About i-mate’ i-mate’ (AIM: IMTE) specialises in Windows Mobile® hardware and software solutions and services.i-mate’s cutting edge, customer-centric solutions offer the latest technology and device features. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, i-mate provides customers with the ultimate Windows Mobile experience for business, for pleasure, for life.As part of its integrated solutions support, i-mate develops in-house leading-edge software solutions for Microsoft Windows Mobile platforms. Exclusive software products include interactive games from and i-mate Suite ( a solution that allows Windows Mobile users and enterprises alike to take total command and control of their data and Windows Mobile devices securely anytime, anywhere.Club i-mate’ – i-mate’s device-owner dedicated portal – provides 24/7 multi-lingual technical support and value-added offerings such as subsidised software and systems updates to help customers take full advantage of their i-mate devices. Club i-mate is the world’s largest online Windows Mobile user group.Every i-mate device comes packed with advanced features including Windows Media Player Mobile, MSN Messenger, Word, Outlook and Excel Mobile.The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.”

Route 66 Mobile 7 for S60 3rd Edition Review

SYBERIA 1.0 “I get the feeling that Route 66 haven’t put a huge budget into developing a version of their satellite navigation system for S60 3rd Edition devices. Even after a number of months delay in bringing it to market (and getting pipped to the post by Navicore Personal, reviewed here), the application isn’t significantly different from that first released for the Nokia N-Gage and other early Series 60 smartphones two or three years ago. A few bells and whistles and a slightly updated dataset later, there’s Route 66 Mobile 7 in 3rd Edition-compatible form.Before launching into a description of the application and its catalogue of problems, I should say that Route 66 got me to my destination each time and if I’d been a retail customer I wouldn’t be asking for my money back. But, with experience of rival Navicore and ex-rival TomTom, I’d like to think I’m allowed to be just as picky as the last time I looked at Route 66. First impressions are bad in that the CD-based installer is buggy, refusing to install the application onto any of my 1GB or 2GB expansion cards. In the end, I managed to get it to install Route 66 to a smaller 512MB MMC card and then I manually juggled these files into a corner of my main 2GB card. In fact, given that the installer also formats the card and wipes any files you do have lying around, this juggling is just as well, but the procedure is inelegant to say the least.” Learn more here:

McAfee Virus Scan Mobile Now Available for Windows Mobile 5

“McAfee today announced that McAfee VirusScan Mobile and McAfee VirusScan Mobile Enterprise Edition are now available for the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform.”The need for mobile virus protection has never been greater,” said Victor Kouznetsov, senior vice president of mobile technology at McAfee, Inc. “As organizations extend their mobile workforces, the need to protect a broader range of platforms becomes more critical. Now, users of Windows Mobile 5.0 can have the same worry-free experience as other mobile device users.”McAfee VirusScan Mobile and McAfee VirusScan Mobile Enterprise Edition protect Windows Mobile 5.0 user devices from attacks via SMS, MMS, Bluetooth and other entry points. The software protects against the threats that originate from e-mail, instant messaging, internet downloads and Web surfing, automatically detecting and cleaning infected files before they can attack the device. Up-to-date protection is delivered as soon as threats are identified.McAfee VirusScan Mobile automatically secures mobile devices; it scans and cleans files, e-mails, Internet downloads, text messages, and attachments. Always-on protection identifies and removes viruses, Trojans, worms, and other malicious applications without interrupting connections. The software detects malware at multiple entry and exit points, including e-mail, instant message attachments, Internet downloads, SMS, MMS, WiFi and Bluetooth. Photo at the right is McAfee for Symbian” via

Syberia for Windows Mobile Now Available

SYBERIA 1.0 “From the makers of ATLANTIS REDUX and Return To Mysterious IslandA journey beyond compare…For the young Kate Walker, an ambitious lawyer, the Voralberg toy company acquisition seemed like a textbook case – a quick stopover to a small alpine village in France to buy-out an old automaton factory, then straight back home to New York. Her journey across land and time throws all she values into question, while the deal she set out to sign turns into a pact with destiny…- GAME FEATURES – – An amazing original story that will capture your imagination. Interact with many different characters and discover objects and cluesthat will help you through your journey.- Interesting characters and detailed 3D environments.- An adventure combining captivating environments, charming characters, stimulating puzzles and a fascinating and evolving storyline. – Ambient sounds for a total immersive experience” Check this GREAT game here:

ORSiO n725 communicator available soon

“A couple of months ago there was early info on the upcoming ORSiO communicator. Now we have more details and mostly important, official info about it. The device is called ORSiO n725, it doesn’t support 3G networking, but it can work in Wi-Fi wireless networks.The specs of ORSiO n725: GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz), GPRS and EDGE 2.7” sensor TFT LCD, QVGA (240×320 pixels), 262K colors 2-megapixel camera FM-tuner (wire headset serves as the antenna) Stereo speakers Intel XScale 520 MHz processor 64 MB RAM and 192 MB flash ROM Slot for miniSD cards Wi-Fi (802.11b), IrDA and Bluetooth Windows Mobile 5.0 Windows Media Player 10 Office Outlook Mobile Microsoft Office for Windows Mobile Dimensions 102x58x18.5 mm Weight – 140 g (with the battery)” via

Pimlico Releases DateBk6 for Palm OS!

“DateBk6 for Palm OS is the most advanced calendar application available for the platform and brings a wealth of functionality not even present in most desktop calendar programs. DateBk6 uses the same databases as the built-in applications and is therefore guaranteed to be 100% compatible with your existing desktop and conduit software and runs on all versions of the Palm OS from 2.0 to 5.0. DateBk6 is a $12.95 upgrade for those users who had previously purchased DateBk3/4/5 from Pimlico Software. Those users who had purchased DateBk4/5 on or after 1-Jan-2005 and prior to 15-Sep-2006 and who can use the automated upgrade system may be able to upgrade for freeAdvantages over the built-in Datebook• Colors, fonts, icons, custom alarms and repeats (on both events and ToDo’s) make it easy highlight important events• Full integration of ToDo’s, split-screen display of all databases.• Today screen with plug-ins (VersaMail, SnapperMail, WeatherForecast, battery status, quote-of-the-day, phases of moon – more to come!) and many ways to configure it.• Floating Reminders (advances) for items give advance warning that avoid surprises.• Saved Views make it possible to customize a view and then save it for future use or schedule it with a complex repeat schedule so it gets applied automatically when you want• Alarm Manager shows all upcoming alarms, allows you to silence all alarms to a fixed date/time, or you can designate certain events (such as meetings) to automatically silence alarms.• Quick Entry Templates available in all views insert standard boilerplate items with just a few taps• Weekly View with text shows a week-at-a-glance with the ability to read the appointment text. Year, 4-month and list views are also featured in DateBk6 and even the graphical weekly and monthly views have options to display text.• Use Palm OS categories to separate business from personal use or store calendars of other people, with the ability to beam an entire category to another user.• Colorful icons along with an icon editor provides both useful functionality and a creative outlet.• TimeZone management allows multiple items in different timezones to be displayed with adjustments in your current timezone.• Flexible purging, separate history database and undelete functions make it easy to manage past events.• Enhanced Date Picker has popup list of all events/ToDo’s• Anniversary feature shows years for anniversaries or ages on birthdays – also handles birthday field in proprietary contacts database present on some newer Palm devices.• Link items to other items, so an appointment can link to other related appointments or ToDo’s – or to contacts associated with that appointment.• More than 100 other features covering ease of use, and flexible configuration options make DateBk6 one of the best values in Palm OS add-on software.” Check this GREAT program here: