November 2006

Cingular 8525 first UMTS/HSDPA-enabled Pocket PC
Cingular Wireless is on the wireless fast track with today's introduction of the first UMTS/HSDPA-enabled PDA in North America -- the WinMo 5.0-based HTC-built Cingular 8525 Pocket PC. The 8525 gives customers access to corporate data and applications, email and a wide range of entertainment capabilities at wireless broadband speeds. BroadbandConnect provides average downlink data speeds between 400-700Kbps with bursts to more than a Mbps and uplink speeds to 384Kbps. The Cingular 8525 debuts with the company's first generally available, location-based solution -- TeleNav GPS Navigator from TeleNav that provides turn-by-turn voice and on-screen directions directly on the device when driving or walking. The Cingular 8525 comes equipped with a 2-megapixel digital camera and video recorder. And a QWERTY, backlit "slider" keyboard makes creating or replying to a message an easy experience. -- Posted Monday, November 6, 2006 by chb

Microsoft lanches Windows Embedded CE 6.0
Craig Mundie, Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer, announced the availability of Windows Embedded CE 6.0, the latest version of the company's industry-leading software toolkit used to build real-time operating systems for devices such as Internet protocol set-top-boxes, Global Positioning Systems, wireless projectors, and a variety of industrial automation, consumer electronics and medical devices. [See Windows Embedded CE 6.0 launch page] -- Posted Wednesday, November 1, 2006 by chb

Automated device management and firmware update for WinMo 5.0
Synchronica plc, a provider of robust mobile synchronization and device management solutions, announced it has added full support for device management and firmware updates of Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 devices to the Synchronica SyncML DM Server platform. Using the industry standard OMA DM, Synchronica's SyncML DM Server can now remotely diagnose and repair configuration issues in Windows Mobile 5.0 devices, or deliver a firmware update over-the-air (FOTA). [see full release] -- Posted Wednesday, November 1, 2006 by chb