September 2007

LXE introduces wearable Windows CE voice computer
LXE has substantial experience with wearable and voice activated, enabled and/or controlled computers. The company's HX2 is a small arm- or waist-wearable that's voice enabled, but it still has a display. The new HX3, introduced in September of 2007, does away with the display altogether. It is a completely hands-free voice-operated computer for use with voice-directed logistics applicatons, even if they take places in freezers with temperatures down to -40 degrees Fahrenheit. [see description of the rugged LXE HX3 voice computer] -- Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2007 by chb

Palm Treo 500V - not what we expected
Yes, it is a long awaited Windows Mobile 6 device, but it is a Windows Mobile Standard product. That means in the old terminology that it is a Smartphone. That means it is not a Pocket PC and does not have a touch screen--how sad. A second disappointment is that it has been released in Europe before the U.S., but I suppose that is the Palm pattern now as we recall the 700s and 750 releases abroad instead of in their own country. Why? Read [first impressions of the Treo 500v] -- Posted Thursday, September 13, 2007 by chb

The biggest HP iPAQ release yet

What a day. HP returns Apple's serve with a masterful volley of their own: Five new iPAQs (and a whole slew of new iPAQ programs, services and accessories). Read all about the "classic" iPAQ 110 that combines iPAQ style with state-of-the-art technology; the enterprise-oriented iPAQ 210 -- a spiritual successor of the iPAQ 4700 with its big and razor-sharp VGA display; the iPAQ 310 Travel Companion with a large, ultra-hi-res screen and a GPS-optimized processor; and two quad-band/3Q/WiFi/Bluetooth/GPS communicators with either a phone keypad (the iPAQ 610) or a thumbtype keyboard (the iPAQ 910).
-- Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2007 by chb

Palm dumps Foleo
Jeff Hawkins' latest brainchild is dead before it even hit the street. Today Palm CEO Ed Colligan announced they'd pull the plug on the Foleo so because it'd become clear to him "that the right path for Palm is to offer a single, consistent user experience around this new platform design and a single focus for our platform development efforts." That statement also seems to affect Palm's offering of Windows Mobile devices, and to that Colligan said, "We will, of course, continue to deliver products in partnership with Microsoft on the Windows Mobile platform, but from our internal platform development perspective, we will focus on only one." So there. [Read Ed Colligan's blog terminating Foleo] -- Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007 by chb