June 2008

Review: SPB Backup 2.0
SPB allows you to create backup copies of your entire Windows Mobile system, not just your data. So, in the event of a crash, you can restore the whole system just as it was without having to go through the laborious process of reinstalling all your applications and re-registering them. [See review of SPB Backup 2.0 -- Posted Monday, June 30, 2008 by chb

Datalogic Kyman now with Windows Mobile 6.0
We added the Datalogic Kyman rugged handheld computer, a modern data capture device now available with Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional. The IP64-sealed Kyman, which can be ordered with either a 36 or 58-key keypad, has a very powerful battery, a variety of data capture options (RFID, imager, laser, long-range laser), supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE, and is able to survive 6-foot drops and opeate in a wide -4 to 122 degree Fahrenheit temperature range. [See description and specs of the Datalogic Kyman rugged handheld.] -- Posted Sunday, June 22, 2008 by chb

Microsoft releases Windows Embedded NavReady 2009
Microsoft announced the availability of Windows Embedded NavReady 2009, Microsoft's first embedded operating system designed specifically for OEMs building handheld portable navigation devices (PNDs). Windows Embedded NavReady 2009 helps developers and OEMs quickly bring to market smart, connected, service-oriented PNDs that easily connect to online services, mobile phones using Bluetooth, Windows-based PCs and the Internet. Embedded NavReady 2009 is based on Windows Embedded CE is Microsoft's second device category-specific offerings after Windows Embedded POSReady. -- Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2008 by chb

NVIDIA releases powerful rival to Marvell PXA chips
NVIDIA introduced the Tegra family of processors, a single-chip package smaller than a dime capable of the high definition and internet experiences you'd expect from a PC, but on small pocket type devices. Tegra uses multiple processors, each designed for a specific class of tasks - an 800 MHz ARM CPU, a HD video processor, an imaging processor, an audio processor, and an ultra-low power GeForce GPU. Expect to see Tegra in some stunningly powerful new Windows Mobile devices and other smartphones/internet access gadgets. [See NVIDIA Tegra page] -- Posted Monday, June 2, 2008 by chb