News Bits: Motion Computing Releases Vista Drivers, Samsung to Offer Q1P UMPC with Vista, Origami Experience Now Available, Kingston Unveils New DataTraveler USB Drive

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Motion Computing Releases Vista Drivers

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Motion LE1600 and LS800 Tablet PC owners will be happy to know that Motion has released drivers for Vista. So if you are planning on doing the upgrade you are ready to go. They also have a detailed “How-To” for upgrading, which may come in handy for those of you who don’t understand the upgrade process, especially with all the controversy surrounding it.

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Samsung to Offer Q1P UMPC with Vista

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There has been many rumors floating around as to which UMPCs are or are not Vista certified. Well good news for Samsung owners, it looks as though they are going to bring you a Q1 pre-installed with Vista. The new Q1P will set you back $1,277 and is showing as on-order, so no idea when it will actually be available.

Thanks to jkOnTheRun for the tip.

Positive Networks PositivePRO Version 3.5 Delivers Secure Remote Access

No laptop, no problem, at least that is what Positive Network is telling consumers. Sometimes mobile professionals need to access a critical file from their corporate network and there is no laptop or easy access to the Internet available. Using any browser-enabled mobile device such as a cell phone, smart phone or PDA, mobile workers can get the files they need using the new PositivePRO 3.5 hosted/managed secure remote access service.

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Origami Experience Now Available

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With Vista now launched, Microsoft has revamped their Ultra-Mobile PC site and released the link to download the Origami Experience. The site further defines what exactly a UMPC is and has a nice little touchscreen demo of the Origami Experience. The touchscreen demo is a great feature and really does justify their new slogan, Your Life. At the touch of your finger.

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Bluebeam Software Releases Bluebeam PDF Revu v. 5.0

Bluebeam Software Inc. recently announced the release of Bluebeam PDF Revu version 5.0, with advanced PDF editing, markup and creation functionality. The latest release adds time saving tools and has built-in Tablet PC support for annotating PDFs. Current customers can purchase the new version at a discounted upgrade price. Customers with annual maintenance or who purchased Bluebeam PDF Revu after December 1, 2006 will qualify for a free upgrade by emailing your serial number to

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Thanks to GottaBeMobile for the tip.

Kingston Unveils New DataTraveler USB Drive

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Kingston announced the global availability of its new DataTraveler ReadyFlash USB 2.0 Flash drive for use in Windows Vista-based systems. Enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost, the Kingston DataTraveler ReadyFlash (DTR) was designed and tested by Kingston based on precise performance requirements outlined by Microsoft and it’s available through Kingston’s global channel of distributors, resellers, e-tailers and retailers. The 1GB DTR will be priced at $22 and the 2GB DTR will be around $42.

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