Quickies: T650C, Missing Sync 3.0, GPS, PUGs

Hong Kong retailer Brando is taking preorders for the Japanese version of the Sony T650C. For Hong Kong residents the price is HK$2780, and for overseas the cost is HK$3180, about US$405. It will be available June 8. -Gordon from Edinburgh

The Missing Sync 3.0 for Mac OS X will ship June 6. The new version of the app will allow users to HotSync and mount Memory Sticks on their OS X desktops. - Frank D. Tito

Transplant Computing is working on the EMTAC Crux II BT GPS, a global positioning device which incorporates Bluetooth. The GPS receiver will be able to wirelessly link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, like handhelds. The GPS receiver is NMEA version 2.20 and Bluetooth Version 1.1 SPP Compliant. It will ship sometime late this summer. -Steve Emery

Kickoo has a page on their site listing all the PUGs that are already partnering with them and how to become a partner and get free products to give away during PUG meetings. -Daniel Morais

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Off topic: Honda Pilot

I.M. Anonymous @ 6/3/2002 8:26:09 AM #
I wonder how long it will take for Pilot Pen to sue Honda for their new SUV, the Pilot, like they sued Palm computing.
RE: Off topic: Honda Pilot
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/3/2002 9:26:56 AM #
Unless Honda has a pen interface for the new SUV, I do not believe they will have violated the Pilot Pen trademark. Trademark law generally protects the use of the same or a similar name in the same market space. "Product confusion" is one of the key tests for trademarket infringement. I don't think to many people will be confusing the big suv with a writing product.

The case against Palm was pretty cut and dry. Pilot Pens had actually previously produced a retail product in the form of a data input stylus for the Apple Newton and still was an OEM stylus producer for a number of vertical market pen computers.

Basically, Pilot Pens had already occupied the space with their trademarked name. Palm never had a chance to keep the name.

Just my 2 cents.

Jeff Bladen
Philadelphia, PA.

RE: Off topic: Honda Pilot
popko @ 6/3/2002 11:54:19 AM #
May be Honda won't get sued simply because it is a much bigger (hence bigger the amount of $$$ can be used to fight the law suite) company than the Pen comany.

RE: Off topic: Honda Pilot
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/3/2002 12:21:45 PM #

Your explaination is better than "Piloting the Palm"


T650C available here too

I.M. Anonymous @ 6/3/2002 9:40:21 AM #
T650C (Japanese OS version) is also available at this website here,
Their price is S$630.10 before sales taxes and shipping, which works out to be approx USD352.

RE: T650C available here too
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/3/2002 12:22:48 PM #
I don't know how Palm's next quarter will be like
if Sony release this thing in US market soon.

RE: T650C available here too
Drummer4Life05 @ 6/3/2002 5:10:20 PM #
Will this device be avaiable in the US?


I.M. Anonymous @ 6/3/2002 4:21:10 PM #
Why would anyone here want the Japanese version?
RE: So?
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/3/2002 5:03:31 PM #
Look at the forum with the people you are asking. These people spend 100's of dollars everytime their company they are devoted to releases something. They mock everything else with a gigantic fervor. They talk like they can do no wrong. Where-as most people in the world think practical, they assume everybody shares their likes and dislikes and mock those who disagree with them. They would rather be broke and poor on the street than be sensible. They make fun out of everything as a sick thrill and ruin the experience for everyone else. They taint the forum with stupidity and arrogance that we all can live without. This is not directed toward one specific group, but to all who have a group and can not look at a device objectively. We all choose for different reasons but don't need to put down others during the debate. The anonymous posting may possibly foster that, but it's up to Ed whether or not it does. I'd rather see more intelligent posts rather than people who hate the world go through and debunk every line in the previous post like I am complete scum. If people possess this much hate, this is not the forum for them, but unfortunately they can not uncloud their vision long enough to see that. Am I upset? Yes. Why should I have to bother filtering out posts on a news item EVERY TIME because someone(Or a group of people) feel it's neccessary to preach the evil of it, as if they are devout angels. For christ's sake people, it's a computer and the company doesn't pay you to advertise, so keep your RUDE opinions to yourself and instead deliver constructive criticism where everyone will benefit instead of just judging you as an inept fool who sleeps with his (Insert choice brand of PalmOS Device here) every night. Thank you.
RE: So?
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/3/2002 6:10:35 PM #
> Why would anyone here want the Japanese version?

1) Plenty of Japanese speakers read this site.

2) A Japanese palm can run English proggies and sells for at least $50 less.

3) The OS can be reflashed to English.

RE: So?
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/3/2002 7:15:56 PM #
I'm the same person that ranted above.

On that same note, has anybody changed the OS on the Japanese NR70's to the English one so they get 2 more mb of flash memory?



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