blackberry

Agendus Comes to BlackBerry

iambic, earlier today, has introduced Agendus for BlackBerry smartphones. Of their new BlackBerry product, iambic writes:

“Enthusiastically embraced by Palm OS and Windows Mobile users, Agendus has been especially tailored to work seamlessly on BlackBerry devices such as the BlackBerry Bold, KickStart, Perl and Curve. Our solution ties together the most frequently used applications on your phone (Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks) so you get more things done using fewer (and, in most cases, half) the button presses. Efficiency made easy!”

Agendus for BlackBerry 1.0 comes in two pricing models: $19.95 for the BlackBerry only application and $39.95 for the BlackBerry/Windows desktop bundle.

For more details on the new edition of Agendus, including the link for the demo download, visit the iambic website.

microsoft · windows mobile

SpriteBackup 6.5 Released

Sprite Software has released SpriteBackup 6.5 for Windows Mobile smartphones, which includes Palm’s Windows Mobile Professional smartphone line up.

New in Backup 6.5:

  • Brand New User Interface – Brings you closer to key functions and improves workflows
  • Improved Sprite Explorer – Browse your Backup file and extract data – export Contacts as vCards
  • Powerful Backup PC Manager – Control your backup operations/options from your PC
  • Redeveloped Upgrade Mode – Move key data to a new Windows Mobile device
  • New 1-step Backup – Trigger a manual backup instantly with this feature!
  • Performance Improvements – General speed, stability and performance fixes and revisions.

Upgrade Options:

Sprite Backup 5 Customers can upgrade for $10. If Sprite Backup 6.xx came bundled with your device (OEM Customers), you can also upgrade for $10 also. Sprite Backup 6.xx Retail Customers can upgrade for free. If you purchased any retail Sprite Backup 6.xx series version simply enter your email address on this page to recieve your free download link and code: Code Retrieval Page.

I use SpriteBackup to backup my Palm Treo 750 daily. This is one of those applications that is a must have if you own a Windows Mobile Professional device.

microsoft · windows mobile

Microsoft Delays Windows Mobile 7

According to a recent Cnet News article, Microsoft has proportionally delayed the next release of Windows Mobile, code named “Windows Mobile 7.”

“Microsoft has informed some of its partners that it has had to delay Windows Mobile 7, a much anticipated update to its cell phone operating system.

Although Microsoft has not publicly said when to expect Windows Mobile 7, partners who had expected to have a final release in their hands by early next year have been told now that it won’t be ready until the second half of next year, sources told CNET News.

The delay is a significant blow for the software maker, which has been counting on the next version of Windows Mobile to enable devices that better rival Apple’s iPhone. Among the features widely expected to be part of the release is advanced gesture recognition, perhaps along the lines of the iPhone, but possibly also using the camera as a means for reading gestures. Microsoft’s Tellme unit, which focuses on speech input, has also been working on Windows Mobile 7 features.”

Read the full Cnet News article

astraware · blackberry

Astraware Releases Platypus for BlackBerry


Today, Astraware and Idigicon have released a version of Platypus for BlackBerry smartphones. Earlier this year, Astraware released a version of Platypus for Palm OS and Windows Mobile/PocketPC smartphones and PDAs.

For this latest edition, Astraware has optimized the game controls to support trackball on recent BlackBerry devices, which includes the BlackBerry Pearl, Curve, and the new BlackBerry Bold. Astraware has also announced support for Symbian S60 and UIQ smartphones.

Read the Foleo Fanatics review of Platypus

“Following a release for Palm OS(R) and Windows Mobile(R) devices earlier this year, Astraware(R) and Idigicon are excited to announce the release of Platypus
for 3 more smartphone platforms. The squishiest shoot-em-up ever is now available for S60(R), UIQ(R) and BlackBerry(R) smartphones worldwide, including the new BlackBerry Bold!”

Based on the cult classic for PC and Mac, Platypus is a fast, frantic and fun side-scrolling arcade shooter with a difference – the entire game is made from clay!”

For more information, visit http://www.astraware.com/platypus. Club Astraware members can get a substantial discount off all versions of Platypus for a limited time. Simply login here: http://www.astraware.com/club to check out the special price!

windows mobile

StopWatch

I was just catching up on this week’s Weekly Software Wrangle over on WMExperts.com, and came across a cool little bit of freeware for Windows Mobile devices.

StopWatch is a little application that does just what the name implies. As you can see from the screen grab, StopWatch has all the cool stylings that you would expect to find on the lastest fruity devices.

Download link and details on WMExperts.

windows mobile

Sprite Archie – Backup Call Log and SMS Messages

Sprite Software, makers of the popular Windows Mobile backup solution, Sprite Backup, has released a new application, Sprite Archie. Sprite Archie allows you to back up your Windows Mobile phone’s call log and SMS messages to Outlook’s Inbox.

This is great news for users of devices made by ODMs like HTC. Users of Palm’s Windows Mobile smartphones will only be able to backup their call log because of Palm’s custom threaded SMS application.

The latest release of Archie allows you to backup messages and the call log to your PC, however, the current version does not allow you to restore that data to a new or replacement phone. Sprite does indicate on their website that they are working on adding that functionality in a future release.

Sprite Archie is available now for $14.95 from the Sprite online store. A downloadable demo is also available. For more information about Sprite Archie, please visit the Sprite Software website.