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Sunday, November 30, 2003
 
HANDHELD ATTITUDE: IMPORTANT, for people you download the Microsoft Reader file before 21:55 (Switzerland hour GMT+1:00) November 30, must re-download the file, then uninstall and re-install if the want to be able to "activate" the MS Reader. Please read the instruction in the ZIP. More details on Handheld Attitude - http://www.yetanotherhomepage.com/j7xx/j7xx.html

HANDHELD ZONE: Tascal Same Game, Microsoft Reader 2,0 for HandheldPC, and uBook 0.8f amongst the updates on Handheld Zone
- SJMC

Saturday, November 29, 2003
 
Handheld Zona has the following updates today - details
- 28 November: Software for TabletPC for H/PC2000.
- 29 November: New version of Tascal RegEdit 0.81

Handheld Attitude update today includes -
The "j7xx handheld attitude" surprise for Christmas. Read more »»
Leisure - Ebook - Microsoft Reader added

Join the AOL Handheld debate on our forum - We use AOL 2.0 on our HP Jornada 720, and connect via a TCP/IP connection - via a Belkin Wireless PC Card and adapter (then to a LinkSys router, and finally to a Paradyne modem).  At first, that little yellow fella would run from one box to another in record form... and I'd be online in no time!  ...But, over the past week, it just seemed to require more and more "reboots" as the device would "lock up" while it was loading.  Now, it "hangs" after the second yellow guy appears in the center of the first two boxes... leaving the AOL logo in the last box on the right.  Has anyone had similar problems?  Their tech support team won't even discuss the matter as the software is no longer supported by AOL.  HELP!" - details


I see Calligrapher has been updated however I cannot see whether the update is for HPC's or just for Pocket PC's. I am going to figure its just for the PPC. However the HPC version is still avaialble - details

USER THOUGHT: Sammy I have been sporting my 720 at our local Golfing Championships to keep score on my HPC. People think my 720 is pretty amazing considering it is a number of years old. It still looks cool and is sure handy in recognising my ongoing scores. Oh by the way its not a bad PIM too ;-) Happy holidays to all readers of such a fine site such as Handheld Addict
- John Stanton

USER THOUGHT: I have received an early Christmas present. Thabks to my wife who picked up a J728 of ebay I am using it now to send this email to the site and I have to say it is fantastic. I owned a 720 for around a month before it was stolen and I am now glad that I have a replacement. I was an avid Psion user especially the Psion Series 5mx and I have to say that the 728 is a real winner. Keep up the good work.
- Ste Dixon

Thursday, November 27, 2003
 
WEBSITE: In two days time Handheld Zone will be a month old and what a good site its turning into. Recent updates include, WinCESoft PocketMVP 8.112203, HP presents/displays a new generation of Tablet PC and SoccerCE.
- SJMC

SOFTWARE: If you missed this from the forum then here it is again -

"i have more and more developed on the SoccerCE, a Soccermanager for the Jornada 7xx. Next Week i think im ready for the Betaversion and now i search for some Beta-User who have fun to test the game and gives me good or bad feedback. Also i search for someone who translate my german stringliste to english or/and france language. The SoccerManager is developed for Windows CE devices. not only for Jornada 7xx. you must have min. 640x240 Pixel.
Send your mail to: beta@fobe.de
View first Screenshoots: www.fobe.de/720

Thanks
Marco
http://www.fobe.de/720"
- SJMC

 
WEBSITE: Handheld Attitude updates today include -
27/11 Games - Arcade - Shoot added
Games - Arcade - SpaceAttack added
Games - Mind - BackGammon added
Games - Mind - CE-Chess added
Games - Mind - Foursome added
Games - Mind - JigsawPuzzle added
Games - Mind - Memory added
Leisure - Ebook - µBook updated
Leisure - Travel - G7toCE updated
- SJMC

 
WEBSITE: Excellent updates on HPC Factor including - Messenger 2 Months on - Statement from Ruksun and m3cro: More than meets the eye - details
- SJMC

 
SITE NEWS: We had a couple of blogging problems that we were unable to resolve until today. However all seems to work fine now.
- SJMC

Wednesday, November 26, 2003
 
WEBSITE: LodeRunner for handhelds, based on the much loved 80's hit, is sure to spread like a virus and win the hearts (and Palms) of gamers worldwide. So, if you missed the platform arcade mania in the 1980s or your parents were too strict, now you can let loose. If you're too young for the 80's, LodeRunner game at the peak of the electronic entertainment evolution. The game is really simple and addictive - you help the bounty hunter collect all the treasures, while avoiding (and preferably destroying) the evil guards who are trained to kill. This new updated version of LodeRunner Ballshooter comes packed with 50 amazing and challenging levels. Loyal LodeRunner fans will
appreciate many new artifacts available in the game now:
* Shovel - dig away in any direction!
* Puncher - these walls won't stop you!
* Step-ladder - get ready to climb!
Plus, there is a fully featured soundtrack for LodeRunner that will make your gaming experience that much richer. Hurry up and get your copy on www.loderunner.info
- SJMC

Tuesday, November 25, 2003
 
WEBSITE: Handheld Zone has had several updates including - New HP generation of TabletPCs - details
- SJMC

 
WEBSITE: There have been numerous updates on Handheld Attitude over the last day including -
Leisure - Ebook - iSilo updated
Multimedia - Sound - GSPlayer updated
Programming - Misc - WR-Tools JPEG/JFIF updated
Utilities - Miscellaneous - WR-Tools ResInfo updated
Utilities - Miscellaneous - WR-Tools ResMeter updated
Utilities - Miscellaneous - WR-Tools SystemInfo updated
- SJMC

 
SITE NEWS: Well here I am in New York city updating the site from the Big Apple. Apologies for the lack of daily updates this weekend but even us busy webmasters need a vacation every now and again ;-) Anyway we are back to normal daily updates from today onwards.
- SJMC

Saturday, November 22, 2003
 
SITE NEWS: I am in New York this weekend so normal daily updates to the site will resume on Tuesday morning ;-) Also next week we will be holding a contest so make sure youy stay tuned for that.
-SJMC

Thursday, November 20, 2003
 
WEBSITE ROUND UP: Updates on Handheld Attitude today include -
Comms - Remote - pkHpc updated
Comms - Remote - vxHpc updated
Games - Arcade - LodeRunner updated

And as ever I am enjoying reading Handheld Zone which includes today GSPlayer 1.91a and news that Ruksun MSN Force will return to be operative!

And last but not least this on HPC Factor - A month after the MSN Messenger lockout, and over two months after we first contacted them on it. Ruksun's CEO Raj Chainani has contacted us. Stating that while Ruksun are activly working towards a soloution to the lockout, there currently isn't a end in sight - details
- SJMC

Wednesday, November 19, 2003
 
WEBSITE: Updates on Handheld Attitude today include http://www.yetanotherhomepage.com/j7xx/
Graphic - Miscellaneous - GAPI for HPC's updated
Multimedia - Movies - PocketMVP for HPC's added
Multimedia - Movies - wodeon added
Multimedia - Sound - GSPlayer updated
Utilities - Launcher - ButtonBar added
Read a little review (in German, but there is a translation tool) about j7xxutil at HandhelpPC
Added a new link on the Links page (Ben Gamblin)
- SJMC

Tuesday, November 18, 2003
 
SOFTWARE: Did you know that the GAPI GX.DLL which is required games and applications is now available for more HPC's? Including:
Sigmarion III (Windows EC NET 4,1)
NEXiO S151 (Windows EC 3,0)
NEXiO S155 (Windows EC NET 4,1)
NEXiO S160 (Windows EC NET 4,1)
HP Day 710 U.S. & european models (HPC2000)
HP Day 720 U.S. & european models (HPC2000)
HP Day 728 U.S. & european models (HPC2000)
Siemens SIMpad (WinCE 3,0, HPC2000, WinCE4.0 and WinCE 4,1)
T SinusPad (Windows EC 3,0)
H&W skeye.pad (WinCE 3,0, HPC2000, WinCE4.0/4.1/4.2)
Samwell Webpad (Windows EC NET 4,1)
EzPad (Windows EC NET 4,1)
WebDT 370 (Windows EC NET 4,1)
Extreme ST370 (Windows EC NET 4,1)
Smart Solutions Co iBEE (Windows EC NET 4,1)
Coxion WebBook (Windows EC NET 4,1)
NEC MobilePro 900
More details - http://www.wincesoft.com/html/gapi_for_hpc_s.html
- SJMC

 
WEBSITE: Handheld Zone has a series of software news including -
MPEG-1 Video for Player WindowsCE
GSPlayer 1.90a
ButtonBar v1.0 of Southway Corporation
WinCESoft PocketMVP 8.111603
and more.......
Visit Handheld Zone via the Google translation site - here
- SJMC

 
FOR SALE: One of our senior firefighters has a pristine HP Jornada 720 handheld device - that NEVER left the office (let alone his desk) from the day he took it outta the box. He is one of those guys that had no use for a computer; hand wrote most everything - from meeting minutes, to personal missives, to filling our reports. The 720 was his "access to the outsdie world"... and was his "email portal". Well, he's moved on in rank and file, and has gotten an IPAQ that is wired 24/7... so he is not needing the 720. It comes with the usual docking station, AC Charger, Serial cable, Battery, etc., as well as the installed Keyboard Skin (and a second one - for later use). The device is very clean. What makes it even MORE special - is that he had attached two cloisine (enamel on gold metal) images on the surface of the outside lid. One is the Firefigher's Maltese Cross - which is located above the Windows logo in the lower right corner, and the other is a "ROCK-n-RESCUE" logo - just above the Jornada logo plate. The latter, as he is very much into high and low angle (rope) rescue. Anyhow, he's looking to get $350 for the whole thing. Feel free to contact me - via this venue, or: image911@aol.com, Toll Free (in US): 888-432-7393 (Station Office), or (802) 948-2290.
Sandy Korda
Firefighter/Medic
ORWELL FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

HARDWARE: Yes I know it does not look like a HPC but it does run Windows CE News - Tiger Telematics's Gametrac European subsidiary is getting set to introduce a new Windows CE.NET powered mobile gaming device called the Gametrac. Physically the Gametrac is about the size of a pager. Features include 3D Mophun gaming, SMS text messaging (with predictive text), MP3 music (with remote download), video playback (MPEG4), a built-in digital camera, and GPS tracking system. It's also equipped with Bluetooth for use in multi-player gaming, and accepts MMC card accessories - More information
- SJMC

Monday, November 17, 2003
 


SITE NEWS: I don't how or what we did but we're just awarded the ninth top blog site on the net last week by the 'Blogger Forum' which is a bit cool - details (see right hand list)
- SJMC

QUESTION: Sandy from Keyboard Skins has a question - "We use AOL 2.0 on our HP Jornada 720, and connect via a TCP/IP connection - via a Belkin Wireless PC Card and adapter (then to a LinkSys router, and finally to a Paradyne modem).  At first, that little yellow fella would run from one box to another in record form... and I'd be online in no time!  ...But, over the past week, it just seemed to require more and more "reboots" as the device would "lock up" while it was loading.  Now, it "hangs" after the second yellow guy appears in the center of the first two boxes... leaving the AOL logo in the last box on the right.  Has anyone had similar problems?  Their tech support team won't even discuss the matter as the software is no longer supported by AOL.  HELP! - Add a reply in the forum
- SJMC

WEBSITE: Updates on Handheld Attitude today include - http://www.yetanotherhomepage.com/j7xx/
Utilities - Miscellaneous - M3cro added
Utilities - Miscellaneous - Mobile Favourites for H/PC's added
Added a link for an Easter Egg in the machine page
- Henri Spagnolo


Sunday, November 16, 2003
 
WEBSITE: Handheld Attitude updates for today include - http://www.yetanotherhomepage.com/j7xx/
Multimedia - Movies - Pocket TV updated
Utilities - Files - TPE (Tascal Pocket Explorer) updated
HPC:Factor has updated it's "Handheld PC Internet Favourites
- Henri Spagnolo

 
HARDWARE: Anyone who used to have a Psion especially a Revo then this may be of use - "We've heard on the grapevine that POS (Pinnock Organiser Services) are planning to launch a new Revo with a colour screen and bluetooth someone soon. We've seen the infamous Bluetooth Revo that never went into production some time ago but this news could be very interesting to Revo lovers out there. We know that POS have been working on all kinds of customisations in the past and it's not unreasonable to think that they could be working on custom Revo. We've asked them for comment but nothing yet. We'll keeo you posted" Read the rest on Revoworld
- Lindsey Dyson

Saturday, November 15, 2003
 
SITE NEWS: I have updated a couple of link changes tonight on the right hand side of the page
- SJMC

WEBSITE: Tascal PE 2.21 is 100% compatible one with Sigmarion III. More details on - Handheld Zone
- SJMC

 
SOFTWARE: Version 1.02 of the HPC:Factor Handheld PC Internet Favourites has been released - details
- SJMC

WEBSITE: : It was good to see iSilo updated recently. iSilo™ is a highly versatile document reader available for Windows® CE Handheld PC handhelds, as well as for Windows® computers.


You can find thousands of ready-made documents downloadable immediately for reading with iSilo™ or you can create your own documents from HTML content using iSiloX. Some of the major features that will win you over to iSilo™ include:
High text compression in iSilo™ format documents result in a 50% to 60% decrease in size, which is about 20% better than the Palm Doc format, allowing you to store more and larger documents on your handheld.
Hyperlinks make it much easier to navigate through a document.
Images add visual richness to documents, especially photo-quality color pictures.
Tables allow the display of tabular data.
Formatted text gives style to text for controlled emphasis.
VFS support on Palm OS® allows you to store and access documents on high-capacity removeable storage.
You can get details on iSilo and more details on other great HPC software from - Handheld Attitude
- SJMC


Friday, November 14, 2003
 
WEBSITE: Handheld Attitude has the following today -

http://www.yetanotherhomepage.com/j7xx/

Leisure - Ebook - iSilo updated
Leisure - Learning - SuperMemo updated
- SJMC

Thursday, November 13, 2003
 
THOUGHT: We normally have a great atmosphere in the Handheld Addict forum however recently I came across an entry from someone asking for the serial number of software that they HAD NOT purchased. Can I ask anyone who ever considers posting a question, again, on the same lines not to please. If you want HPC software then support the platform and go out and purchase it. Do not rely on others to give you the codes as you will be met with disapointment.
- SJMC

Wednesday, November 12, 2003
 
RESOURCE: I wonder what this will mean if it happens? - Nokia Corp. representatives declined to comment on reports Monday that the company is looking to up its stake in mobile phone software developer Symbian Ltd. by acquiring Psion PLC. However, at least one industry analyst said that he wouldn't be surprised if the Finnish handheld giant snapped up Psion in coming weeks in an effort to wield greater control over the future of Symbian - details and to read in full
- SJMC

 
RESOURCE: Well, after the successes of our current Keyboard Skins, we are now in production of even more clamshell device keyboard protection!

After MANY requests from the general public, corporate sector and governmental agencies, alike... we have begun production of NEW Keyboard Skins for the NEC (NTT/DoCoMo) Sigmarion III, Psion's Coxion WebBook and the Sharp HC-7000/Telios 7000/Intermec 6651... just for starters!

It's good to know that the clamshell style of personal data assistant is NOT going by the wayside, but is (at least, for now) is here to stay! We are pleased, as ALL of us at Fire-Rescue are AVID HP Jornada & NEC MobilePRO users! - details
- Image 911




 
WEBSITE: Read about Donna Momorella who is October HPC user of the month on Clintonfitch.com's website. I also think she gets to win a prize. Good for her and congratulations.
- SJMC

 
SOFTWARE: Lode Runer and Pocket Artist 2.7 for HandheldPC2000 are the two software titles mentioned today on Handheld Zone
- SJMC

Tuesday, November 11, 2003
 
WEBSITE: We have been asked if we could mention Usedhandhelds.com. I have mentioned them before I know Chris has at HPCFactor however I decided to give the site a more detailed look this afternoon. On offer at the moment they have the 780 by NEC, which Andrew Wolstenholme one of our writers believes is a good HPC and I agree with him. Since 1985 Thaddeus Computing has supported mobile device users with magazines and catalogs, and by buying and selling new and pre-owned devices. They are always after taking off your hands second hand HPC's and obviously they are the source of all HPC's now that stock has dried up. It is worth a browse and you will find HPC's at excellent prices. They also have a no risk policy for those purchasing or selling their HPC - "We take all the worry out of buying or selling units. If you sell us units, you will get paid the agreed upon price within a week. If you buy our units, they may be returned if you are not satisfied, and we also offer a generous warrantee program." - Go take a look.
- SJMC

 
WEBSITE: New on Handheld Attitude today is -
Graphic - Drawing - Pocket Artist updated
Leisure - Travel - Métro updated
More details - http://www.yetanotherhomepage.com/j7xx/j7xx.html
- SJMC

 
WEBSITE: HPC Factor covers Handheld Attitude the re-name for Henri Spagnolo's 700 Series Website
- SJMC

Monday, November 10, 2003
 
OT NEWS: ANNOUNCING "NOKIA GAME 2003" While OFF TOPIC, the writers at Handheld Addicts strive to make sure that the readers have EVERY opportunity to WIN FREE STUFF!! I have played this the last few years and find it lots of fun. So here ya go...... Nokia Game is a unique worldwide gaming tournament. Over 10 days you will compete face to face with opponents from across the globe in both action as mind-twisting challenges. Apart from being part of a historical experience, you will also play to win one of the many Nokia N-Gage™ game decks!Last year's Nokia Game one million people participated, a lot of Handheld Addicts included. But hurry and sign up today, because time is running out! NOTE: You don't need a Nokia phone to be able to participate. A simple computer will do or PDA with a Browser as well :)
NOKIAGAME 2003 SIGN UP SITE
Ron Pendleton Associate Writer, Palm Place and Wireless World


 
SOFTWARE: SoftMaker has announced that on November 11, they will sell 1111 copies of TextMaker for $11.11 or EUR 11.00 each! This is a dramatic savings from the usual list price.

Here's the web site with details - http://www.softmaker.de/index,en.htm

As one of the many Jornada 7XX users who has purchased this software package, I can say that it is easily one of the very top packages available for this machine. I can't imagine a better time to buy. No. I have absolutely no connection with SoftMaker other than being a satisfied customer.
- JB

 
SOFTWARE: Here is something that Jay Brown has sent into us - Sammy take a look at TxtReader and see what you think - There is huge collection (Internet, other sources) of literature books, reference books, encyclopedias, lectures, and lots of other materials and documents in text format (ASCII code). Word documents could be converted to plain text format with Microsoft Word. You may store bookshelves on your Pocket/Handheld PC. TxtReader works with documents of any size. The size of TxtReader in the memory is constant when it runs, so it saves much memory. This program was developed specially for Pocket PC to extend its power but it also works on Handhelds." It seems to support HPC's although the screenshot shows the Pocket PC it does work for HPC's anyway here is the link - http://www.solyanik.com/valeriy/Reader.html
- SJMC






 
WEBSITE: As Henri has stated (see below) his site - Handheld Attitude has a new look and a new design which looks great and loads fast its worth taking a look - http://www.yetanotherhomepage.com/j7xx/j7xx.html
- SJMC

 
WEBSITE: Hello, Just to let you know that I have moved to a new provider. Now the site is up and running at -

http://www.yetanotherhomepage.com/j7xx/j7xx.html.

and is called "j7xx - handheld attitude"
- Henri Spagnolo

 
HARDWARE: Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd announced that it built a prototype wireless LAN-capable compact personal digital assistant (PDA) featuring a 4-inch SVGA LCD display with a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels. As a compact-size PDA, it is the world's first to have a 4-inch SVGA display and capability of browsing contents for a PC, according to the company.
The field-sequential color display expresses colors by switching RGB at high speed without using color filters, which helps improve resolution levels compared with conventional PDAs. When viewing contents designed for the normal PC screen size, this will save users from frequent scrolling or viewing the entire screen in reduced size, the company said.
As it comes with a Compact Flash card socket, it is accessible for public telephone networks using a card-type PHS. Also, it is compatible with Remote Desktop, PC remote control function supported by Microsoft Corp, and VNC, a remote display system, distributed by AT&T Corp. It allows users to securely view files and operate/control applications via encrypted private network or the Internet, from outside home. Fujitsu Laboratories plans to develop various business solutions, using this prototype compact PDA.
For example, it has an idea to connect the PDA and PCs, home gateways and network services. Also, it has plans to develop sensors of devices such as a contactless IC card and radio frequency identification (RFID) system.
Technologies such as location-information technology and user interfaces suitable for use with more high-resolution displays will also be developed, the company said.
Ron Pendleton Assoociate Writer, Palm Place and Wireless World


Wireless Accessories


Sunday, November 09, 2003
 
HARDWARE: Received this email from Bob Miller this morning - Sammy although a little large it still looks like a mean HPC. The Web Book could be an ideal replacement for me and I am seriously looking at replacing my aged old 728. I will have a look at the price and determine my opinion. I will also post a review if this is the case.Bob is not the only one that is looking to get his hands on a model, Andrew Wolstenholme is looking into getting his hands on the Webbook and will put together a review of it as soon as he possible can. Details on the Web Book can be found - http://coxion.com/tuotteet/webbook.html
- SJMC




 



SOFTWARE: It is good to see that Mettavant has updated some new software to his list including Warfare Incorporated which is making big headlines across the HPC community. Warfare Incorporated is set in a future ruled by super corporations engaged in no-holds-barred competition for the resources of the galaxy. The action centers around the newly discovered planet Icarus with its astounding mineral wealth and mysterious alien relics. Players take the role of a junior executive at the underdog ACME Exploration Corporation, discoverer of Icarus, and work their way up the corporate ladder by demonstrating their strategic and tactical skills in a campaign of increasingly challenging missions. Early missions concentrate on resource gathering and combat with ACME's chief rival OMNI Industries and as the game develops other factions and the power of the alien technologies come into play. Details and download site can be found at Mettavants Software for HPC listing site
- SJMC


 
WEBSITE: Updates on Henri Spagnolo's site this weekend include - http://mypage.bluewin.ch/YetAnotherHomePage/j7xx/j7xx.html

08/11 Games - Miscellaneous - PoWing updated
Read Clinton Fitch "j7xxutil 1.2" review
- SJMC

 
HARDWARE: So as we reported last week the Modular Computing Core has been released. Now its a clever idea but I do not know if it will work. I received a couple of emails regarding the concept -

Sammy would you want to walk around with something that big> Plus it looks quite heavy. I do not think this is the way forward
- Rob Peel

Nice idea but doomed to fail. Plug into a PC? You need something solid which you can open up and use anywhere like your HPC. I do not think this is the way forward for mobile computing
- Dez

Just take a look at the price and that will tell you if this will be a selling product - the answer is no
- Sally


Details on the new MMC can be found here
- SJMC

 
WEBSITE: FM v3.7 for HandheldPC and Antelope Rugged HandheldPC are amongst the updates on Handheld Zone - More details
- SJMC

 
ROUND UP: Yesterday I had a nice day off and I am on holiday in Ireland at the moment. Anyway a number of updates -

7xx's j7xxUtil 1.2 (Added November 7, 2003) is the latest review on Clinton Fitch's HPC Review website. As always Henri produces excellent software titles and I remember them well from my Psion days. Anyway as ever Clinton has produced an excellent review which you read here - http://www.clintonfitch.com/
- SJMC

USER THOUGHT: I received this email this morning from Danny Beckinfield Jnr - "Sammy thanks for the site, I have been using my J720 for the last three years and have made every use of it. I recently got the opportunity to played with an IPAQ Pocket PC and I have to say it was a dream of a machine and yet there really was no appeal for me to make the purchase. I would dearly miss the keyboard and also the wide screen. It may be a little bulky but I can achieve more using my 720 than I would with a Pocket PC and it with this decision that I have decided to stay with my 720"
- SJMC

Friday, November 07, 2003
 
WEBSITE: This from HPC Factor today who are woking on some server problems - "I would just like to apologise for the recent spate of downtime here at HPC:Factor. Our servers primary router to the Internet has had a bad firmware update and it is sporadically dropping out. We are working on it and thank the community for its patience." Chris will no doubt get things sorted. - http://www.hpcfactor.com/
- SJMC

 
THOUGHT: Good evening, well I nearly dropped my HPC on the concrete floor today. Took it out of my bag and it went flying missed the floor and landed on the grass turf. Phew I thought. I have had my 720 for years and I did not want to get in a scrape today. Anyway not a mark on it you will be pleased to know.
- SJMC

Thursday, November 06, 2003
 
NEWS: Microsoft Mobile Device Business Architect Leaves
U.S. software maker Microsoft said on Thursday the executive in charge of its fast growing mobile devices software business is leaving the company.
Danish national Juha Christensen, 39, who joined Microsoft some four years ago to breathe new life into what was then a fledgling business for handheld computer systems, has turned Microsoft into a major player in mobile software, signing deals with global telecoms operators and cell phone producers.
Christensen, who declined comment, will leave Microsoft by the end of this month, said a spokeswoman for Microsoft Mobile in London after sources told Reuters about his departure.
He will pursue other opportunities in wireless communications, according to a source close to Christensen.
"We are sad to see Juha Christensen leave Microsoft. He has brought great understanding of the market and strategic insight into what Microsoft can do to build a great business," Microsoft said in a statement.
It is the second time a creator of a new Microsoft business is leaving. Last year, the co-founder of video games console Xbox, Seamus Blackley, departed. Like Christensen, Blackley resigned within a year of the commercial launch of the first products.
Blackley left shortly after disappointing Xbox sales. Juha is leaving amid mixed successes in Mobile.
Pocket PC sales have been strong, but the take-up of its smart mobile phones, the first of which were unveiled late last year, is slower than many had expected. The overall Mobile division is still loss-making.
"Juha has done an excellent job. He's taken the division as far as it would. But the returns aren't there yet. He was probably sick of hearing that (in Microsoft)," said analyst Andy Brown, European head of mobile devices research at IDC.
FULL STORY FROM REUTERS
-Ron Pendleton Associate Writer. Palm Place and Wireless World

Napster's back. Come get your music.!




 
WEBSITE: This on HPC Factor today - "No! I'm not locked in a time warp and think it's Spring. An Easter Egg is something hidden inside a software program by the developer, usually for fun." More details
- SJMC

SOFTWARE: Remeber the old days with the BBC Micro!!!

Using Elite Plus downloaded from

http://www.the-underdogs.org/game.php?gameid=365

And PocketDos

I installed Elite Plus on my storage card (simple Cut and Paste). Run PocketDos and set the display to MCGA. Run Elite from PocketDos and On the start up options select MCGA as the display type and.....

You have 'Elite'!!!!! OMG!!!!

One small point (alright, may be 3)

1. You need the Novella as you have to type in a correct word to start the game.

2. I have not tried to save a game yet

3. I'm using a non registered version so every few minutes PocketDos pauses for 30Secs

But who cares!!! Elite.. On My J720 WOW!!!
- Darren Miller

Tuesday, November 04, 2003
 
WEBSITE: Update on Henri Spagnolo's 700 Series Website for November 04:
http://mypage.bluewin.ch/YetAnotherHomePage/j7xx/j7xx.html
Multimedia - Movies - PocketMVP updated
Programming - Misc - Thingoes updated (new company name)
- Henri Spagnolo

WEBSITE: Pocket Music Player Video 8.100203 and Messenger with JABBERApplet on Handheld Zone
- SJMC

Monday, November 03, 2003
 
SOFTWARE: Frank sent this information to us to make a note of - "I just posted the code (15% discount at Handango) and links at:

www. pc-counselor.com/j720.htm

I thought that could be something that your users would be happy to know."


Frank is a little gem. It's 15% discount of Tweaks2k2 the best software to enhance and tweak your Handheld computer. Well worth the full price nevermind a kind 15% discount. Visit his site to make note of the details:

www. pc-counselor.com/j720.htm

- SJMC

 
WEBSITE: The JOSE ANTONIO ROMEROHPC PRO SH3 website talks about j7xx and Pocket PC City website. More details
- SJMC

WEBSITE: Updates on Henri Spagnolo's website today consist of -
Data - Notes - PetaCE added
Office - Calculator - Tip Calculator added
Programming - ActiveX - SRego CE Toolpack ActiveX updated
Utilities - Files - SRego CE Toolpack updated
More details - http://mypage.bluewin.ch/YetAnotherHomePage/j7xx/j7xx.html
- Henri Spagnolo

Sunday, November 02, 2003
 
HARDWARE: "On November 7th, 2003, the first modular computer will be publicly available, and mobile computing will change forever..." they are the words according to developer AntelopeTechnologies. Again according to their website: "Modular Computing is a simple but revolutionary concept that extends the desktop computing paradigm to mobile computers. Today, the desktop computer under your desk is physically separate from the monitor, keyboard, and mouse that are on top of your desk.  You can upgrade your "computer" (the device that powers your applications and stores your data) at any time without changing the screen, keyboard, or mouse (the devices you use to interact with your computer). Antelope Technologies has extended this model to every place where computing power is, or soon will be, important to you.  The result of nearly 4 years of research and development work and over a year of customer trials, Antelope will ship the first public release of the Modular Computing Platform on November 7th, 2003. At the heart of the Platform is the Modular Computing Core or "MCC", a full computer that measures an astonishingly small 7.6 x 12.7 x 1.9 cm (3" x 5" x 3/4"). The MCC contains all the normal features of a desktop computer: a processor, a hard drive, memory, video card, audio card, Windows XPTM Professional, and more. It is an amazingly compact replacement for that big computer box under your desk.  And by being so small, you can take it with you at all times (in your pocket if you like), unlike your desktop computer." The Mobile Computer Core, or MCC, is made up of a 1 GHz Crusoe processor, 256 MB of RAM, and a 10 GB or 15 GB hard drive. It runs Windows XP Professional. All this fits into a device that is just 3 by 5 by .75 inches and weighs 9 ounces. More details.
- Andrew Wolstenholme

WEBSITE: Updates on Henri Spagnolo's 700 Series Website include:
- Do not forget to have a look to all my programs - j7xxmenu, j7xxkeys, j7xxutil, j7xxpoker, j7xxmultispell
- Games - Emulator - MorphGear updated
- Some broken links corrected
http://mypage.bluewin.ch/YetAnotherHomePage/j7xx/j7xx.html
- Henri Spagnolo

 
SITE NEWS: Added Zona Handheld and of course the new Webbook HPC maker Coxion to our links section to the right of the page.
- SJMC

USER THOUGHT: Just upgraded from a 720 to a 728 Sammy and I have to say that it was my only choice because the 720 I used previously was almost dead, the hinges were almost gone and I needed to get my hands on a replacement as soon as I could so I opted for the 728 and so far all seems to be well. I like the new device.
- Stephen Dawson

 
WEBSITE: Updates on Zona Handheld PC include: KSE TRUE FAX 2,01 New update and Web Book - More details
- SJMC

 
WEBSITE: Hello. My name is Eugenio Cavero, I am a member of TodoPocketPC team and currently, we are builing a new site for HandheldPC devices: Zona HandheldPC. www.todopocketpc.com/zonahpc.asp. You will be able to find many news, software & hardware, reviews, forum... if you don´t speak spanish, you can use this translation to english (It is really very good): http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.todopocketpc.com%2Fzonahpc.asp&langpair=es%7Cen&hl=es&ie=ASCII&oe=ASCII

We are sure that this site will be very useful for you. At the moment, in HandheldPC zone, you will find brilliant articles like: j7xxpoker, YameCE, HP 720, H/PC GAPI (All gx.dll GameAPI available for HandheldPC!!!)... and we also have many surprises coming soon... (Pretec Camera on HPC2000, PocketPC programs on HPC) ;)

Ok. I hope that you like it. Fell free to contact with us for any questions.
- Eugenio Cavero.

Saturday, November 01, 2003
 
ROUND UP: Quick round up oof all things HPC well from my eyes, HPC Factor lets us know that Used Handheld's have a special offer on NEC 780s. Used Handhelds.com is a good website and they not long had special offers on the Jornada 720. So get yourselves over there and then of course don't forget to check out Chris's site at HPC Factor
- SJMC

On henri's site today there have been a series of updates to Henri Spagnolo's 700 series site as of late including -

Sad news: Claude Mettavant (Jornada 720 Software) website says goodbye.
Read HPC:Factor "KSE Truefax 2.01" review 
Utilities - Files - TPE (Tascal Pocket Explorer) updated
New link (for Sigmarion III) added to the "Related Links" page
- SJMC

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