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DataViz Documents To Go

DataViz’ Documents To Go First To Fill Office Editing Gap for Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone Devices

DataViz®, Inc., leading provider of Office compatibility solutions for over 23 years, today announced that its award-winning mobile Office Suite Documents To Go®, is now available for Microsoft® Windows Mobile™ 5.0 Smartphone devices. The #1 selling Palm OS office editing suite, Documents To Go, will now allow users of Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone devices to view, edit and create Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on their devices and in their native formats. In addition, users can view Adobe® PDF files and decompress zipped e-mail attachments. Other features include support for password protected Word and Excel files and the ability to view, edit and create Excel charts. Documents To Go is available for a wide variety of Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone devices such as the Motorola Q, Samsung BlackJack, T-Mobile Dash, T-Mobile SDA, Cingular 3125 and Cingular 2125, to name a few. DataViz will be demonstrating Documents To Go at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from February 12-15, 2007.

“We are pleased to see DataViz bring its industry-leading mobile Office suite, Documents To Go, to the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform,” said Will Pinnell, Senior Director of Content, Handango. “As the leading provider of mobile content, we recognize the increasing consumer demand to edit Office files on Windows Mobile Smartphone devices, which lack this functionality out of the box. Documents To Go provides a reliable and robust after-market solution.”

“We are excited to expand our product line to include Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone devices,” said Danny Tu, Product Manager, DataViz, Inc. “Documents To Go provides an effective and reliable document editing solution which retains 100% file formatting with InTact Technology™. Users can have complete confidence when editing and emailing Office files such as a sales contract or year end reports right from their devices.“

DataViz’s commitment to developing Office compatibility for a wide variety of mobile devices began in 1999 with Documents To Go for Palm OS and has since been extended to support Symbian UIQ, Series 80 and now Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone devices. In addition, Documents To Go is currently available on all shipping versions of Palm OS devices and most recently on Motorola’s enterprise device, the MOTO Q PRO running Windows Mobile 5.0.


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No UK release Orange SPV M650

Lots of us have been waiting patiently to see the Orange SPV M650 finally released in the UK. We certainly get a lot of questions and feedback about the device. However, today we had terrible news from our source close to Orange. Apparently the SPV M650 will NOT be released in the UK as there is ‘Too Much Overlap’ with the flagship SPV M700.

Orange SPV M650

This seems like a strange turn of events given that the M650 and the M700 are available from Orange in France. Do they not consider that the same overlap in technology to be an issue in the other European markets? We are seeking confirmation from Orange UK on this.

Check out more info on MoDaCo.


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Nikon introduces the COOLPIX P5000

The P5000 is an addition to the popular COOLPIX range, demonstrating the style, performance and ease of use that has earnt Nikon its reputation for producing cameras with cutting-edge technology and consistently excellent results.

Nikon D5000

The COOLPIX P5000 combines stylish looks and a solid yet lightweight feel with a range of features that enable the user to explore the joy and artistry of photography. Textured finish gives the appearance of real leather and a new grip with grid-pattern rubber allows the user a comfortable secure hold.

However, it is the range of fun and exciting features that makes this camera stand out from the crowd. An impressive 10 megapixels of sharp resolution enable the photographer to capture images with incredible detail, even after enlargement. Picture quality is further guaranteed by Vibration Reduction, which compensates for the blurring that can be caused by camera shake or lower light. A light sensitivity range up to ISO 3200 also enables the COOLPIX P5000 to capture quality images of fast-moving or poorly-lit images.

This is a camera designed to ensure an experience of smooth and easy use for the photographer. The COOLPIX P5000 is highly responsive, offering swift start-up and fast continuous shooting. The new Mode dial provides quick access to a selection of 16 different scene-optimised modes, seven movie modes, Anti-Shake mode and High-Sensitivity mode. Images can be composed carefully, and the excellent results appreciated immediately, on the high-quality 2.5 inch LCD screen.

The fun need not stop there. The COOLPIX P5000 has compatibility with a number of add-on system components that can really liberate the creative possibilities of this new model. A variety of lens options enable the experimental user to explore different ways to use this camera. The COOLPIX P5000 comes equipped with the 36-126mm Zoom-Nikkor lens which delivers excellent results when shooting anything from portrait to panorama, but this can be swapped for the Telephoto Converter lens which extends the reach of the zoom to 378mm for long-distance shots, or the Wide-angle Converter lens which realises a focal length of 24mm.

With the COOLPIX P5000, the user can achieve results that should be shared with family and friends. This camera comes bundled with Nikon’s complimentary PictureProject software which makes editing pictures, organising shots and sharing images remarkably simple.

Nikon COOLPIX P5000 Specifications

  • Effective pixels: 10.0 million
  • Image sensor: 1/1.8-in. CCD; total pixels: approx. 10.37 million
  • Lens: 3.5x Zoom-Nikkor; 7.5-26.3mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 36-126mm); f/2.7-5.3; 7 elements in 6 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 504mm)
  • Focus range (from lens): 30cm (1 ft.) to infinity (∞) [W], 70cm(2 ft. 4 in.) to infinity (∞) [T]; Macro close-up mode: 4cm (1.6 in.) to infinity (∞) [W], 40cm (1 ft. 4 in.) to infinity (∞) [T]
  • Monitor: 2.5-in., 230,000-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
  • Storage media: Internal memory (approx. 21MB), SD memory cards
  • Movie: With sound: TV movie (640) at 30fps/15fps, Small size (320) at 15fps, Smaller size (160) at 15fps, Sepia (320) at 15fps, Monochromatic (320) at 15fps; Without sound: Time-lapse movie at 30fps
  • Vibration Reduction (VR): Optical lens shift VR
  • ISO sensitivity: ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200, Auto (auto gain ISO 64-800)
  • Built-in flash: Range: (W) 0.3 to 8.0m (1 ft. to 26 ft. 3 in.), (T) 0.3 to 4.0m (1 ft. to 13 ft. 1 in.)
  • Interface: USB
  • Battery life: Approx. 250 shots with EN-EL5 battery (based on CIPA standard)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): Approx. 98 x 64.5 x 41 mm (3.9 x 2.5 x 1.6 in.) excluding projections
  • Weight : Approx. 200 g (7.1 oz.) without battery and SD memory card
  • Matt

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    Astraware Announces Support for Mobile Linux

    Astraware Announces Support for Mobile Linux and Joins ACCESS Connect Ecosystem Global Partner Program. Here is the full press release:

    Astraware is excited to announce their first steps toward support of an additional mobile platform for their range of PDA and Smartphone games. The company has been working on updates to its own core technology library to enable its games to run on Linux® based mobile platforms, and the first fruits of this labor, running under an early SDK and hardware, have recently been demonstrated by ACCESS Co, Ltd at 3GSM in Barcelona, Spain.

    Astraware also announced it has joined the ACCESS Connect Ecosystem (ACE) Global Partner Program as a charter member. ACCESS’ recently announced ACE partner program is designed to create an ecosystem of world-class partners that will unleash the potential of the digital life generation by driving development and adoption of new mobile and converged technologies and solutions.

    “Extending our platform support is a key part of our strategy.” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. “We see mobile Linux as being an extremely important part of the industry over the coming year, and we’re aiming Astraware to be the games provider of choice for this platform. As a charter member of the ACE program, we’re taking a lead in the growth of the mobile Linux community.”

    “We are delighted to be able to continue our long-standing partnership with Astraware,” said Larry Berkin, Senior Director, Developer Ecosystem & Technology Acquisition for ACCESS. “Astraware’s games are incredibly popular and are an excellent addition to any mobile device. We are pleased that they have been able to assist us in these early stages of the platform development, so that we are confident a range of great quality software will be ready when the platform launches. We are also pleased to welcome them as charter members of the ACCESS Connect Ecosystem global partner program.”

    “Astraware’s CTL system and cross-platform game development methodology allows us to target a wide range of mobile device platforms,” said David Oakley, CTO of Astraware. “We are very excited to be working with ACCESS to extend our technology on to the ALP platform. ALP provides a rich set of functionality to third-party developers such as ourselves enabling us to deliver a compelling experience to consumers.”

    Astraware is continuing to develop its core technologies to function with the various flavors of Linux for mobile devices and intends to have a range of games fully compatible when device manufacturers are ready to launch. These will include Astraware Sudoku, Astraware Solitaire and other titles from the company’s own IP alongside key titles from its range of licensors.


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