June 2006

MobiTV available now on WinMo devices
MobiTV, Inc., the global leader in television and digital radio services for cellular, WiFi and broadband enabled devices, today announced the immediate availability of the MobiTV service for Windows Mobile powered phones and devices. Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphones feature full-screen viewing, a home-like electronic programming guide and much more. Available on new and popular devices including the Sprint 6700, Cingular 2125, Motorola Q and Palm's Treo 700w, consumers of MobiTV on Windows Mobile powered devices can access a broad range of channels from top-tier content providers. For a complete list of content partners or to sign up for MobiTV for Windows Mobile devices, please visit www.mobitv.com. The MobiTV service for Windows Mobile is also available at www.handango.com. -- Posted Thursday, June 29, 2006 by chb

NetMotion Wireless releases new rev of Mobility XE Mobile VPN
NetMotion Wireless announced availability of Mobility XE 7.0. In response to requests from large enterprise customers and prospects, the release includes major enhancements to security, scalability and mobile device support. Specifically, Mobility XE 7.0 includes Microsoft-certified support for Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphones, RSA-certified integration of SecurID two-factor authentication and an increase in scalability that results in support for deployments of up to 35,000 mobile workers. -- Posted Wednesday, June 28, 2006 by chb

Biotronik uses Good Mobile Messaging
Good Technology announced BIOTRONIK, a leading worldwide medical device manufacturer and Cingular Wireless customer, has deployed Good Mobile Messaging for IBM Lotus Domino after a successful three-month beta program. The initial rollout will include Good Mobile Messaging running on Windows Mobile handhelds including the Cingular 2125 Smartphone, Cingular 8125 Pocket PC, as well as Cingular-enabled Palm OS-based Treo smartphones. -- Posted Monday, June 26, 2006 by chb

Windows CE 6.0 in 2007
Digitimes.com reports: "Microsoft will officially launch Windows CE 6.0 OS for embedded and mobile devices in the first half of 2007 - a move which is likely to bring Windows CE 6.0-powered handheld devices to the market in the second half of next year, according to Eddie Wu, Microsoft's senior director of device solutions sales, Asia and worldwide ODM ecosystems. Wu made the remark yesterday in Taipei as the software giant launched a beta version of its Windows CE 6.0 in the Taiwan market. According to Wu, Microsoft's Windows CE embedded system currently accounted for 30% of the world's handheld device market, with the percentage points climbing to 50% in the PDA segment. Overall, about 10 million handheld devices (excluding GPS devices) used globally are powered by Windows Mobile 5.0, Wu added. -- Posted Wednesday, June 21, 2006 by chb

Healthcare software developer launches website for mobile devices
Advanced medical information systems developer, Global Care Quest, Inc. today announced the launch of GCQMobile.com, a specialized version of the company's website designed for easy access via smartphones, PDAs and other handhelds. Site visitors can read industry news, access product info, request support and even download and install the company's mobile Integrated Clinical Information System (ICIS Mobile) product directly from any PocketPC or WindowsMobile-powered device. -- Posted Friday, June 16, 2006 by chb

HTC tries own brand approach
Taiwan's HTC (High Tech Computer) for many years has been by far the leading designer and maker of Windows CE/Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and, more recently, Phone Editions, and Smartphones. Without HTC, there might never have been an iPAQ as we know it, and without HTC, the whole Pocket PC market might have developed in a whole different way, or not at all. Until now, HTC-made products were exclusievly sold under other brandnames. But now HTC changed its mind and will start selling handhelds and smartphones under its own name. The first such product are the HTC TyTN, also known as codename Hermes, and the HTC MTeoR. The TyTN is a handsome Windows Mobile 5.0 device with tr-band UMTS 3G radio options for international roaming, in addition to the usual GSM/GPRS, EDGE, WiFi and Bluetooth. There's a micro SD card, a slide-out keyboard, and a 2 megapixel camera. The MTeoR is a small 3G WinMo 5.0 Smartphone with a 2.2" screen and a 1.3 megapixel camera. -- Posted Thursday, June 15, 2006 by chb

Cingular introduces direct push for the 8125 and 2125
Cingular Wireless will offer its business customers access to corporate email via Direct Push Technology, a feature of Windows Mobile 5.0 with the Messaging and Security Feature Pack upgrade, beginning on June 19, 2006. The solution initially will be available on the Cingular 8100 series Pocket PC and Cingular 2125 Smartphone. Direct Push Technology delivers an enhanced mobile experience to organizations that use Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 by pushing updates to email, calendar items, contacts and tasks as they arrive directly from the Exchange Server to the devices. Direct Push Technology data plans are $44.99 and 29.99 with a qualifying voice plan for unlimited Internet and email access for the Cingular 8100 and 2125, respectively. -- Posted Wednesday, June 14, 2006 by chb

Wyse beefs up WIn CE 5.0 for Thin Computing
Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, announced exclusive enhancements to Windows CE 5.0 for its thin clients. Wyse Feature Release 2 will be offered in new devices and as an upgrade for current customers. Windows CE 5.0 WFR2 delivers the first industry-standard Atheros-based wireless 802.11a/b/g solution for Win CE; USB Wi-Fi LAN adapter support for thin computing environments; support for WPA-2 and PEAP-GTC authentication protocols for strong 802.11x wireless authentication; a performance-enhanced Citrix ICA 9.0 client for application virtualization and access infrastructure applications; integrated Ericom PowerTerm terminal emulators for legacy systems connectivity; new Terminal Services Advanced Client (TSAC) functionality that connects and launches RDP sessions from within Internet Explorer as ActiveX components; and improved RDP performance under low bandwidth conditions. -- Posted Wednesday, June 14, 2006 by chb

The totally unique NeoNode smartphone
Based on Windows Mobile, the NeoNode smartphone has a unique touchscreen and user interface that may well revolutionize how phones are used. We did a detailed review of the NeoNode N1 as a coming attraction of what the long-expected NeoNode N2 will offer. [ see detailed NeoNode review] -- Posted Thursday, June 8, 2006 by chb

Amtrak launches mobile website and reservations.
Amtrak customers may now check train status or make or change a reservation from anywhere using a PDA with web access. Powered by LIFT Mobile, a server-based technology developed by UsableNet, Amtrak Mobile allows mobile device users to easily view up-to-date train status information and obtain wireless access to key functions available on http://www.Amtrak.com using the system's mouse-less navigation feature. This interface for mobile devices is available to BlackBerry, Treo, and Pocket PC users as well as through most cell phones. [view Amtrak mobile site] -- Posted Tuesday, June 6, 2006 by chb