September 2006

BusinessWeek launches free wap-based mobile edition
In response to the growing demand for sophisticated and relevant content for mobile devices such as smartphones, PDAs and other handheld computers, BusinessWeek is launching a new portable-electronic content delivery product, BusinessWeek Mobile Edition. Starting today, all of the high-quality content readers have come to expect from BusinessWeek will now be available free of charge at -- Posted Monday, September 25, 2006 by chb

Palm releases WinMo 5.0 Treo 750v in Europe
At a press conference in London today, Palm announced the availability of the Palm Treo 750v smartphone, the first Treo to take advantage of Vodafone's 3G/UMTS network. The Treo 750v brings the Palm experience on Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 to Europe for the first time. The smartphone combines the hallmark Palm experience of a multi-featured mobile phone with email, messaging, web browsing and organization software all in a new compact design. It is also fully compatible with Vodafone Business Email, giving remote access to enterprise and Internet-based email accounts. -- Posted Tuesday, September 12, 2006 by chb

Intermec releases small, rugged CN3 WinMo 5.0 handheld
Intermec introduced the CN3, at 6.3 x 3.4 x 1.2 inches perhaps the smallest rugged mobile computer in the world. The CN3 features voice and high-speed data communications capabilities via Bluetooth, 3G WAN (either GSM/EDGE or CDMA/EV-DO) and Cisco-compatible WiFi, has integrated GPS and a choice between area imager and a 1.3 megapixel camera. This means the CN3 can scan and decode any kind of barcode or capture still images, such as signatures or video images that can be stored for later use or sent immediately anywhere in the world. The overall idea is to replace the mobile worker's cell phone, GPS unit, pager, laptop, camera with a single device. Mapping software can provide turn-by-turn directions for direct package delivery, direct store delivery and to guide field service personnel to their destinations. The CN3 uses Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 with the Messaging and Security Feature Pack, including Direct Push Technology for wireless email. It has a QWERTY keyboard or an optional numeric keypad, 128 MB RAM, a 2D imager for scanning bar codes and a full-shift battery, all housed in a rugged case that is rain and dust resistant. -- Posted Tuesday, September 12, 2006 by chb

i-mate announces two new WinMo 5.0 devices
i-mate announced two new devices for distribution in the U.S., Latin America and Canada. The i-mate JAQ is a quad-band Windows Mobile 5.0 device, running on a 200MHz OMAP 850 processor. It has a full QWERTY keyboard, 128 MB ROM/64MB RAM, 64k 2.8" color LCD screen, MiniSD memory card expansion, integrated antenna, and Bluetooth. The i-mate SPL, apparently made by Chinese ODM TechFaith Wireless, is a stylish Windows Mobile GSM/GPRS tri-band device with 128MB ROM/64MB RAM, a 64k 2.2" color LCD screen, MiniSD memory card expansion, integrated antenna and Bluetooth. -- Posted Tuesday, September 12, 2006 by chb

McAfee releases VirusScan Mobile for WinMo 5.0
McAfee, Inc. today announced that McAfee VirusScan Mobile and McAfee VirusScan Mobile Enterprise Edition are now available for the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform. The announcement broadens the scope of platforms protected by McAfee's mobile security software, and helps protect users of Windows Mobile 5.0 against the latest malware and attacks, including recent SMiShing attacks (phishing scams via SMS). [see McAfee mobile site] -- Posted Monday, September 11, 2006 by chb

Handheld gaming system powered by Symbol
Sona Mobile Holdings Corp. announced the signing of an OEM agreement supporting the development of a secure wireless handheld gaming system with Symbol Technologies. As part of the agreement, Symbol will provide a complete wireless solution, including Wi-Fi infrastructure, network management, professional services, and privately labeled MC70 Enterprise Digital Assistants to the wireless gaming alliance, founded by Shuffle Master, Inc. and Sona Mobile Holdings Corp. "Symbol's technology and worldwide support network greatly enhances the strength of our emerging Casino On Demand initiative," said Paul C. Meyer, Shuffle Master President and Chief Operating Officer. "We are confident that our combined efforts will produce the gaming industry's premier wireless and mobile content product." -- Posted Tuesday, September 5, 2006 by chb