S-XGen ultramobile PC includes PocketPC operating system, cell phone connectivity, Wi-Fi, a camcorder, and a 4-inch touch screen.
The company taps VoiceStream Wireless and Verizon Wireless to debut its Windows-powered PocketPC devices in the United States.
Rough Guides, a publisher of travel guides, says it has selected e-book conversion provider Texterity to put its travel books into an electronic format. Rough Guides said that for the first time it will make more than 20 e-book versions of its travel guides available this month. The company also plans to turn its dictionary phrasebooks and other titles into e-books. The guides will come in the Microsoft Reader format as well as the PocketPC, according to Rough Guides. The London-based company is offering eight titles for free through a promotion with Microsoft. Beginning July 1, it will start selling its travel e-books through retailers, such as Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. The company said the suggested retail price for the e-books will be about 20 percent to 30 percent less than print books, which sell for about $10 to $15. Rough Guides publishes more than 150 titles including 100 travel guides, language phrasebooks, music guides, world music CDs, and pocket Internet guides.
Hewlett-Packard acknowledges its new Microsoft-powered PocketPC doesn't deliver the full color experience due to a change in hardware specifications.
Hewlett-Packard acknowledges its new PocketPC doesn't deliver the full color experience promised, while Palm reports shortages of its popular handheld computers due to tight supplies of key parts.