Garnet VM Beta 3 Released for Nokia Tablets

“Access has released a new update to its Palm OS Garnet VM for Nokia Internet Tablets. New features in the Garnet VM Beta 3 (v1.02b) include various bug fixes in Garnet VM core components, some bug fixes in Garnet PIM applications and application compatibility updates for Billiards and Toxic Balls. The Garnet VM is a virtual machine that essentially acts as an emulator with the ability to run native Palm OS applications on the Nokia N770, N800 and N810 devices. It supports over 30,000 native software applications written for the Palm OS, including some of the most popular mobile applications on the market, such as Google Maps, Bejeweled, SnapperMail and Sudoku. The Garnet VM runs compatible Palm OS applications with a 320 x 480 screen resolution. There are settings to change the default storage size, display configuration and storage heap. Basic versions of the Palm OS Garnet Address Book, Calculator, Date Book and Memo Pad are included. Users are able to install any Palm OS application and can configure compatibilty per app (memory, display and device model). The Garnet VM for Nokia Internet Tablets also includes Graffiti 1 character recognition, TCP/IP Networking support, the ability to Network Hotsync and language support for English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.” via

Samsung Omnia Becomes First DivX Certified Mobile Phone Released in the U.S.

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DivX, Inc.a digital media company, and Samsung Electronics Co., LTD, today announced that the Samsung Omnia is the first DivX Certified handset to be released in the U.S. market. The Samsung Omnia, a CDMA phone, will be available to consumers across the U.S. for purchase beginning November 26.DivX Certification(TM) of the Samsung Omnia enables the seamless playback of high-quality DivX(R) video. DivX compression technology produces video that is optimally suited for mobile platforms, requiring minimal storage for the highest quality experience possible. Utilizing the Samsung Omnia’s large 3.2-inch touch screen, consumers will be able to play back DivX video stored on the device’s internal 8GB memory or on additional microSD flash cards. In addition to DivX video support, the Samsung Omnia provides an all-in-one solution for consumers’ daily business and personal demands, integrating Windows Mobile(R) 6.1 Professional, Samsung’s TouchWiz(TM) user interface, full HTML browser, optical mouse, and a 5.0 megapixel camera. “The inclusion of DivX video support highlights a mounting trend among mobile phone manufacturers to integrate premium multimedia functionality in response to rising consumer expectation for high-quality portable video,” said Christopher Ambrosio, Executive Director, Global Wireless Practice for Strategy Analytics, Inc. “Digital media enablers, such as DivX, stand to benefit significantly from the mobile market’s increasing integration of digital video solutions.””By including DivX video decoding in the Samsung Omnia, we’re giving our users the high-quality technology they would expect from a mobile phone with an advanced feature set,” said Younghee Lee, Vice President of Marketing in Samsung’s Telecommunication Business. “Samsung is a proven leader within the mobile space and we are pleased that they continue to see the value of DivX video technology for their mobile solutions,” said Kevin Hell, Chief Executive Officer, DivX, Inc. “The Samsung Omnia is an ideal portable entertainment device and its release to U.S. consumers highlights our increasing relevance within the mobile market.”Products that bear the DivX Certified logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video creation and playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual quality users expect from DivX. via