Quickies: Cordless Classroms, Clie Landscape, Games & More

The non camera version of the Treo 650 is reportedly now available, there is a new wireless file exchange applications targeting classrooms, DDH has created an online runtime builder, a new Sony Clie series landscape patch is coming, the Qool QDA-700 is now shipping in Germany, a Nevada Casino in your pocket and much more in this quickies aggregate update.

Sprint No Camera Treo 650
A reader wrote in to report that Sprint has now made available and is beginning to ship the camera-less version of the palmOne Treo 650 smartphone.

Wireless File Exchange for Classrooms
Bachmann Software has announced FilePoint Classroom Edition, a new workgroup software product aimed at solving the problem of wireless file exchange between teachers and students who use Palm OS handhelds in K-12 classrooms.

Using FilePoint Classroom Edition, teachers can create assignments, quizzes and other classroom materials on their workstations, and distribute them wirelessly to their classroom’s Palm OS handhelds over the network. Once on the handheld, students can work on their assignments, and individually submit them back to the teacher when completed.

FilePoint Classroom Edition works with any Palm OS handheld that is capable of achieving a wireless network connection, including PalmOne’s Tungsten C and T series, as well as any Palm OS handheld used in conjunction with the Enfora Wireless Portfolio or other Wi-Fi or Bluetooth wireless add-on. FilePoint Classroom is also fully compatible with Bachmann’s popular PrintBoy wireless printing software, used widely by schools in all 50 states.

New Yanoff v3.0 Usenet Newsreader
SonLight Software today officially released New Yanoff version 3.0, the premiere portable news reader for Palm OS. New Yanoff is an online/offline Usenet NNTP news reader for palmOne and Palm OS-compatible PDA's. Visit the site for more details.

HanDBase Online Runtime Builder for Windows Desktops
DDH Software, developers of the award-winning HanDBase relational database program for mobile devices, has just released HanDBase Online Runtime Builder. The new database development tool enables users to create freestanding Windows Desktop PC companions for handheld runtime solutions.

For nearly three years, DDH Software has been selling its runtime builder solution for Palm OS devices. Early last year, the company added support for Windows Mobile / Pocket PC applications as well. With the HanDBase Runtime Builder, thousands of customers have discovered how easy it is to design freestanding relational database runtime applications. Without having to learn any programming languages, users can create stand-alone applications based on the HanDBase databases they design.

The online Runtime Builder site was designed to be fast and easy to use, and many applications can be developed in minutes. Customers interested in trying the solution before purchasing can go online and build a one-day evaluation version of any application with all features available to them.

Licensing for either the Windows Mobile or Palm OS version of HanDBase Online Runtime Builder is US$599.99, which includes unlimited, royalty-free distribution of applications created using the program. Windows Desktop solutions can be created for an additional US $299.00. For those who aim to create application suites to run on Windows desktops and Palm OS and Windows Mobile handheld platforms, the cost is US$999 when purchased at the same time.

fossil_wrist_PDA_FX2008.jpgSony Clie Landscape Patch Coming
tamspalm writes, recently, a company called MobileStream announced a landscape mode patch for the Clie series. Mobile Stream announces development of the utility which allows to use very popular Sony CLIE NX/NZ/TH series models in landscape mode. The utility implements standard PalmSource Pen Input Manager API 1.1. Practically this means that any application that works in landscape mode on Tungsten T|3, Tungsten T|5 or Zodiac handhelds will work in landscape mode on Sony CLIE handhelds.

Qool QDA-700 Ships in Germany
Tamspalm also writes, The QDA-700 is now available and shipping in parts of Germany. The German news portal Nexave reports, the smartphone will sell for an initial price of 469€ without contract, which makes this one of the cheaper smartphones that have a touchscreen.

Stand Alone Announces Nevada Casino
Stand Alone, Inc. announces the release of Nevada Casino for Palm OS. Recreating the authentic 'casino experience' on your handheld device including BlackJack, Craps, Roulette, Slots and Video Poker.

"Nevada Casino has finally did done what no other casino game could - it made a fun, glitzy, sound-enhanced, with exceptional graphics and animation. And it follows Vegas gaming rules exactly, with plenty of user-defined game options. I can't speak highly enough about Nevada Casino! In a word...'Awesome!'" said John Guastaferro, an experienced handheld gamer.

Nevada Casino is available for immediate download. It costs $17.95, and a free, fully-functional 30-day demo is available.

Pocket Science Store for Fossil Apps
Gavin from PocketScience has launched a new range of products for the Fossil Wrist PDA, Including a special version of Wassup that can work as a watch app on the device (ie you get the Wassup screens instead of the standard watch faces when it goes to sleep - works great with the Radar screen of Wassup!) You can find it here.

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Got Fossil?

mikecane @ 1/31/2005 7:38:27 PM # Q
Has anyone bought that watch yet?

RE: Got Fossil?
Wollombi @ 2/1/2005 3:41:01 PM # Q
Sheesh. I'd just be happy for a REAL update to Wassup. It still doesn't support 320x480.


There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

RE: Got Fossil?
just_little_me @ 2/1/2005 6:04:17 PM # Q
I've got a Fossil (well, Abacus) - I love it. The special Wassup version is particularly nice on it. Just wish the watch had louder alarms.

Have also been beta testing the new Wassup which does 320x480 on my T3, plus a new plugin architecture. Looking pretty good at the moment.


RE: Got Fossil?
Gekko @ 2/1/2005 6:49:35 PM # Q

Only a true friggin dweeb would buy/wear that Fossil.

RE: Got Fossil?
mikecane @ 2/1/2005 7:09:12 PM # Q
>>>Just wish the watch had louder alarms.

Low alarms = no interest from me. Thanks for the lowdown.

RE: Got Fossil?
Strider_mt2k @ 2/1/2005 8:07:31 PM # Q
Gimme the thing for one evening to tinker with.

You can have what's left back in the morning.

I'm sorry, but I'm still interested in how it handles different apps and games. I'm sure it will be unimpressive, but finding out is the fun part isn't it?

RE: Got Fossil?
just_little_me @ 2/2/2005 4:23:37 PM # Q
An a5sehole was recently heard to mutter:
>>>Only a true friggin dweeb would buy/wear that Fossil

Well, while we're being immature little kids... your mother wears army boots, and looked great in that photo I saw on skankyhoswithboots.com last night... :-P

I think it's time you had a colonic irrigation Gekko... because you're certainly full of sh!t


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CLIÉ landscape

UZI4U182 @ 1/31/2005 10:04:27 PM # Q
Can't wait!!

Main PDA: NX70v + WL100
RE: CLIÉ landscape
Strider_mt2k @ 2/1/2005 2:59:14 PM # Q
I think it could be the most highly anticipated Clie utility ever.

NetFront 3.1 on the TH55 in landscape mode = awesome!

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A Deal You Can't Refuse

LiveFaith @ 2/1/2005 3:28:31 AM # Q
Nevada Casino costs $17.95 and just keeps on costing and costing. Geeeesh, is there a better way on planet earth to part with one's hard earned money that lotteries, craps and poker. A deal you can't refuse ... "throw your hard earned money away wirelessly". Now, that sounds like fun!

Pat Horne; www.churchoflivingfaith.com
RE: Nevada Casino
Admin @ 2/1/2005 12:34:28 PM # Q
I'm sure it beats the 5 hour drive thought the desserts to get to Nevada
RE: A Deal You Can't Refuse
Strider_mt2k @ 2/1/2005 8:05:15 PM # Q
What happens in that hidden folder on your memory card stays in that hidden folder in your memory card. ;)

Viva, Las Memory Card!
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 2/1/2005 9:03:13 PM # Q
What happens in that hidden folder on your memory card stays in that hidden folder in your memory card. ;)

Good one.

That hidden folder on your memory card, baby! That hidden folder on your memory card.


Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.

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CLIÉ portrait

jpmu @ 2/1/2005 10:16:44 AM # Q
now this is really cool : " Portrait mode support for CLIE PEG-UX40/UX50 is planned. " (http://www.mobile-stream.com/landscape_info.html)

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