Palm Treo Pro Now Available in US

“Palm today announced that the unlocked Treo Pro smartphone is now available in the United States. Treo Pro is the latest smartphone from Palm, comes with built in Wi-Fi, GPS and UMTS/HSDPA network capabilities. Treo Pro is unlocked, giving end users the flexibility to simply insert their existing active SIM card and immediately start using their Treo Pro anywhere there is GSM coverage, without a new contract.Treo Pro is now available for a suggested retail price of $549 through the Palm online store and its reseller. The Treo Pro smartphone comes with a power charger, microUSB cable and a stereo headset (3.5mm). Other accessories designed exclusively for Treo Pro (sold separately) include a vehicle power charger, leather side case, travel microUSB cable, cradle, extra battery, TTY audio adapter, and replacement styli.” via

Garmin Mobile XT version 5.0 available now for Symbian UIQ 3 and S60 3rd Edition

Garmin Mobile XT v5.00

“The best SatNav app for Symbian [in Asri’s opinion! – Ed], Garmin Mobile XT, just reached version 5.0. The new version looks like a totally new app because the interface has been redesigned and the speed in loading map data is also greatly improved. Both S60 3rd Edition and UIQ 3 users can now enjoy the new version. Blurb and changelog below the break.With spoken turn-by-turn directions and millions of points of interest (POIs), Garmin Mobile XT puts robust content right at your fingertips. You can upload custom points of interest and conveniently navigate to contacts in your address book. Garmin Mobile XT also provides dynamic data to help you make better-informed decisions at a moment’s notice. And with an intuitive user interface, moving maps and off-route recalculation, you’ll be able to navigate with confidence. It’s powerful functionality that you’ll only find with Garmin Mobile XT. Get it here:
Changes made from version 4.xx.xx to 5.00.00:

* Update the look and feel of the Garmin Mobile XT application.
* Add new Garmin Online feature – Google Local Search.
* Add new Garmin Online feature – Panoramio Photos.
* Add new Garmin Online feature – Flight Status.
* Add Speed Limit display to the View Map.
* Add ability to install and display custom vehicle icons.
* Modify ‘Peerpoints’ feature name to ‘Location Message’ “ via

Apple cutting iPhone production levels?

“Apple has slashed the number of iPhones it plans to build before the end of the year, claims the analyst group Pacific Crest. While it had been expected that some 18 million phones would be made, Crest cites “supply chain channel checks” which indicate that Apple is ordering only 14 to 15 million units. If accurate, the move is not expected to hurt Apple, but rather its suppliers. Among these are Skyworks Solutions and Triquint Semiconductor, which produce power amplifiers, and other companies such as Linear Technology, On Semiconductor and National Semiconductor. Indirectly affected may be memory makers SanDisk and Micron; while Apple normally consumes large quantities of NAND memory, there is already an oversupply at present, which is not expected to lift any time soon.Crest also observes that the 8GB iPhone appears to be the most popular, something reflected in decreased inventory at AT&T stores throughout August and September. This may signal a trend towards people buying cheaper smartphones, and as companies like Research in Motion attempt to compete, it could affect margins across the industry, as well as the profits of more suppliers.The drain on 8GB phones could represent an intentional strategy on Apple’s part, however, if the company intends to switch to 16 and 32GB capacities in the near future. Crest argues that this could generate yet more margin issues in the industry, forcing prices to stay low across the board.” via