Intel Corporation today disclosed key technical details of its next-generation of Intel® XScale™ technology based processors to be used in cell phones, PDAs and other wireless devices.
The upcoming processors, code named “Bulverde,” will add several new features that will help enable wireless devices to capture higher quality pictures, extend battery life and deliver fast multimedia performance. Bulverde is a key component of the Intel® Personal Internet Client Architecture (Intel® PCA), the company’s development blueprint for designing wireless devices that combine voice communications and Internet access capabilities.
The ability to send and receive digital pictures or video clips has been one of the hottest developments in the cell phone and PDA segments worldwide. Intel developed Intel® Quick Capture Technology, an interface that allows imaging devices to connect to a cell phone or PDA, to improve image quality and reduce the overall cost of adding digital image capabilities for mobile devices.
Intel Quick Capture Technology provides the ability to get live video and high-quality still images from a wide range of camera sensors in current and future camera-enabled mobile handsets and PDAs. Intel Quick Capture Technology consists of three primary modes of operation: Quick View mode (providing low power, real time previews), Quick Shot mode (providing high resolution image capture up to four megapixels) and Quick Video mode (providing full-motion, high-quality video capture).
First available in the Bulverde processor, Intel will also offer Wireless Intel SpeedStep® Technology, a technology which dynamically adjusts the power and performance of the processor based on CPU demand. This can result in a significant decrease in power consumption for wireless handheld devices.
Wireless Intel SpeedStep Technology advances the capabilities of Intel Dynamic Voltage Management – a function already built into the Intel XScale microarchitecture – by incorporating three new low-power states: deep idle, standby and deep sleep. The technology is able to change both voltage and frequency on-the-fly by intelligently switching the processor into the various low power modes, saving additional power while still providing the necessary performance to run rich applications.
Mastersoft Money V4.09 Released Multi Lingual – southland technology
Mastersoft Money V4.09 for Pocket PC Released Multi Lingual Mastersoft Money is now available in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian simply click the flag on the start up screen. V4.09 is a free update to V4.XX users. About Mastersoft Money Mastersoft Money is the Worlds best selling mobile personal finance manager as chosen by Hewlett Packard for their iPaqCHOICE promotion. It is available for most mobile devices including PocketPC, P800, P900, 3650, 6600, Ngage, SX1 and many more. Mastersoft Money is an all in one package and does not require the use of a desktop computer. It is priced $19.95 and is available from PocketGear.
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SmartPhone.net Powers Up a New Shop at SmartGamer.org – southland technology
Smartphone.net and SmartGamer.org are proud to announce the new shopping section of SmartGamer. Now all visitors to SmartGamer.com will be able to conveniently and securely purchase the latest MS Smartphone software.
SmartGamer.org is a leading MS Smartphone website on the internet. It features current events from around the Smartphone community, an in depth discussion forum, and now the new eShop powered by Smartphone.net.
Smartphone.net is a community site devoted to MS Smartphone enthusiasts of all kinds. Find the latest news and information, and keep up-to-date with all of the latest software available for the MS Smartphone platform. Trial versions are available and all orders are filled instantly through download.
Spb Software House Releases Spb Finance 1.0 – southland technology
Pocket PCs are powerful mobile tools, but often the software isn’t designed to match the potential of the device, or designed to rely on a desktop computer for functionality. Spb Finance is a stand-alone financial management application capable of managing all aspects of personal finances without the use of a desktop PC application. Some of the features of Spb Finance include a powerful register view, transactions splits, customizable auto-complete, reports, budgets, customizable categories and classes, and data encryption. Multiple currencies are supported, as is a Today-screen plugin that allows for quick, at-a-glance data. Data can be imported from Quicken-compatible QIF files.
The reporting feature of Spb Finance is particularly powerful: users can use visual charts and graphs to examine net worth, account balances, profit and loss statements, income and expense categories, monthly categories, and transaction reports. Reports can be customized, allowing the user to choose from which accounts, categories and classes are included. The reports can be displayed in four different ways: pie chart, bar graph, line graph or table view.
Security is vital where personal financial data is concerned, and while the Pocket PC’s password protection is adequate for most instances, Spb Finance offers an additional layer of protection using AES (Rijndael) encryption. The password must be provided each time Spb Finance is loaded in order to access the data, and all transactions are stored in this single file. Data is secured from loss in another way: by placing the single data file in the Pocket PC’s My Documents folder, if the user has file synchronization turned on in ActiveSync, he or she will automatically be backing up his or her financial data.
Spb Finance will be localized to several languages upon release, including German and French. A free 15-day trial can be downloaded, or Spb Finance can be purchased for $19.95 USD, from www.spbsoftwarehouse.com.
Gateway Delays the Launch of its Pocket PC – southland technology
The Poway, Calif.-based company, which had intended to release a handheld based on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2003 software and sell it under the Gateway brand this month, now plans to hold back the device.
Gateway had already delayed the release of the device, which was originally slated for a mid-July debut, until mid-August for further testing. Because further delays would push it past the mid-August launch date and hamper its prospects for the 2003 holiday season, Gateway decided to put the device on indefinite hold.
The handheld had been part of a broader revitalization effort by Gateway. The continuing effort is designed to reposition Gateway from a PC builder to a consumer electronics maker. Gateway wants to continue to make PCs but also offer a wider array of products such as digital televisions and home theater gear. The new products also promise higher profits than PCs, Gateway executives have said, aiding the company’s goal of returning to profitability.
Despite the indefinite delay, the handheld device may still appear down the road. Gateway may launch it sometime during 2004, at a point when it feels the timing is more favorable.