Dell Releases Update for Win Mobile 5.0 Upgraded Axim X50/X50v

“Thanks to pocketpcthoughts for this one.. “Truthfully, we’ve lost count the number of times the Pocket PC community has expressed frustration over the sluggish Windows Mobile 5.0 upgrade for the Axim X50/X50v series. Obviously, there were enough complaints for Dell to take action – perhaps a little too late for everyone’s liking, but as they say, better late than never. The new A02 ROM update is available for 416MHz X50, 520MHz X50, and 624MHz X50v devices that have been upgraded to Windows Mobile 5.0. Note that you cannot use this ROM update for X51 and X51v devices, nor X50 and X50v devices running Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition. If you rolled your X50/X50v back to Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, then you will be required to sit through a two-step update process (install the initial Windows Mobile 5.0 upgrade, and then install the A02 ROM update).A02 features AKU 2.3.1 for Windows Mobile 5.0, and enhancements to wireless roaming, CF memory cards, the CF modem driver, microphone, and ActiveSync connectivity. If you get around to installing A02, let us know the good, the bad, and the ugly. Download links are located above.”

New Tatung device – a hybrid of Pocket PC and UMPC

“In the Internet you can come across photos of a new device by the Taiwanese company Tatung. These are probably the photos from Computex 2006 show, but it’s better later than never, besides there is surprisingly little info about it. The new device resembles rather a UMPC in size, but it is powered by Windows Mobile 5.0 (like HTC Athena).The manufacturer hasn’t provided any info on this hybrid, except for the photos. So let’s wait till CES show in January.” via