SplashData Launches SplashMoney for Windows Mobile

SplashData today announced a Windows Mobile version of its popular SplashMoney personal finance application. Until now, SplashMoneys mobile finance features, wireless online banking and two-way synchronization with companion desktop software has only been available for users of Palm OS handhelds.With SplashMoney, Windows Mobile users now have the ability to instantly download their most recent banking account activities through a wireless connection. The wireless banking capabilities of SplashMoney, combined with the two-way synchronization between the handheld and desktop computer, positions SplashMoney as one of the most powerful mobile financial management tools available. SplashMoney is a complete personal financial manager for handhelds and desktop computers that allows users to securely record transactions, track account balances, generate reports and budgets, and manage finances while on the go. SplashMoney features a streamlined user interface, charting of financial data, the ability to assign icons to transactions, transaction filtering, and bank account reconciliation. The software supports most account types, including checking, savings, credit card, cash, asset, liability, and money market accounts. SplashMoney is available now for $29.95 here. It is also available as part of the SplashWallet Suite, which includes SplashID, SplashPhoto and SplashShopper as well as SplashMoney at a 50% discount. A full functioning 30-day trial version is also available for download.

Panasonic KX WP800 Skype Phone

“In Japan, Panasonic has unveiled the new KX-WP800, a WLAN phone with Skyper functionality. equipped with a 1.8-inch TFT LCD, the Panasonic KX-WP800 could be used to make voice calls over the internet using Skype without the need for a computer. This is possible because the handset itself comes with WLAN router. Moreover, you could also use the Panasonic KX-WP800 on any of Japan’s 32,000 FON access points, as it can utilize the “FON” WLAN sharing service. The Panasonic KX-WP800 Skype phone will be available starting March 28, 2008 and will be sold for US$290.” via mobilewhack.com

Google Exec: Android Will Outsell iPhone

“Google has not released sales predictions for devices based on its mobile operating system Android. But that doesn’t stop Rich Miner, group manager for mobile platforms at the search giant, from being confident.After his presentation on Thursday at the Emerging Communications Conference at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, Miner said he expects Android-based devices to outpace sales of the popular iPhone.”Once you have devices out there from Motorola, HTC, Samsung, and so on, there’s a much larger potential market on Android than for the iPhone,” Miner said. Despite the runaway success of the iPhone, which sold 4 million units in its first seven months of release, “there’s a single manufacturer, it’s targeted at a particular demographic, and it falls far short of the 1 billion mobile phones sold every year worldwide,” added Miner.Opening the iPhone platform to third-party apps, Apple earlier this month released the software development kit for the popular consumer device. Apple said this week that the SDK has already been downloaded more than 100,000 times. Miner, however, pointed out that significant restrictions will still limit the creation of rich and useful applications for the iPhone.”There are things I saw people doing with the first version of the Android SDK that it seems like you can’t do with the iPhone at least at the moment,” he says.Google said last month at the 3GSM conference in Barcelona that the Android SDK has been downloaded 750,000 times. “That’s for a device that doesn’t even exist yet,” remarked Miner.Motorola, Samsung, HTC, and LG all belong to the Open Handset Alliance, which was formed last year by Google to promote open platforms and open networks in the mobile and wireless industry. All four are expected to release devices based on Android in the second half of this year. Miner indicated on Thursday that he expects one of the handset makers (most likely Taiwanese manufacturer HTC, according to industry reports) to reach the market before the other three.”It’s not a competitive thing — it’s great that people are finally building tools so all of these third-party applications can be built and get out there,” Miner said. “[If I were a developer] I’d certainly be looking at the iPhone, and if you believe there will be lots of Android phones out there, as we do, I’d be developing for both platforms.” via news.yahoo.com