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"Lotus Expeditor is a flexible client infrastructure for composite applications that brings together a wide range of application types, from .NET, Eclipse and Java to Web 2.0," said Larry Bowden, vice president of portals and interaction services, as IBM announced Lotus Expeditor 6.1.1 software – new technology designed to arm professionals with the ability to mash-up information from different sources to create just-in-time applications. "Mashups" blend Web services like news feeds, weather reports, maps or traffic conditions, with enterprise content and services from databases, spread sheets and documents, helping to create a fast, flexible and affordable application for specific, timely business needs. "While other middleware provides only a small subset of APIs on a mobile device," Bowden continued, "Expeditor software can extend most of what is found on ... (more)

Google Developer Advocate Announces Beta Release of the Android SDK

"If you're one of the many developers who were waiting for something a bit more mature," wrote Google Developer Advocate Dan Morrill yesterday on the Android Developers Blog, "this might be a good time to take another look." The occasion of his suggestion was the beta release of the Android SDK, Android 0.9 SDK beta. "The beta SDK that we're releasing today is the first big step on the SDK's road to compatibility with 1.0," Morrill noted, adding: "Since this is a beta release, applications developed with it may not quite be compatible with devices running the final Android 1.0. ... (more)

Is It Genuine Or Isn't It? Palm Aficionados Tussle With Palm's Lawyers Over "Sneak Preview" of New OS5 Device

(July 12, 2002) - There's frantic Web activity going on as the Palm fraternity worldwide tries to work out whether it's been hoaxed or not. At www.pocketpcthought.com a photo briefly appeared online of a purported PalmPC named Oslo, with a full-color screen with six photos displayed in a slide show format. The provenance of the photo was suspiciously anonymous, and no specs were provided about the PalmPC's features, capabilities, or dimensions. Jason Dunn, the site administrator, reported that he'd posted the photo originally because of the beauty of the hardware, but he'd remove... (more)

Palm Unveils Two New Handheld Computers Aimed at Mobile Professionals

(October 31, 2002) - Palm, Inc. has introduced two new handheld computers, including one with built-in Bluetooth wireless technology. Designed to aid executive productivity, both handhelds vie for the attention of mobile professionals. The new Palm Tungsten T handheld is the most compact Palm branded handheld. It offers a high-resolution 320x320 color display, and integrated Bluetooth wireless communication capabilities, allowing users to communicate with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as printers, PCs or other handhelds. It features full functionality for business file fo... (more)

Expand Beyond Corp.'s "Mobile IT Ready Kit": Productivity Assured, In Blizzards or Day-to-Day

(March 17, 2003) - In an exclusive interview, Ari Kaplan, CEO and cofounder of Expand Beyond Corp., explained to WBT News Desk how the new Mobile IT Ready Kit provides enterprises with low-cost insurance against major IT disruptions. An essential component of an IT response and recovery plan, the new bundled offering from Expand Beyond allows a company's most indispensable staff to stay connected to the enterprise, no matter where they are or what else may be happening. The Mobile IT Ready Kit packages mobile software, PDAs, hands-on training and implementation support, all sized... (more)