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New Programs...for PDAs

Boot Camp feature for Monday, September 8, 2003

Updated programs for PDAs. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. Palm PDA devices come with more software than many of their owners ever use. But there are thousands of add-on applications that can make them even more useful. Landware is a company that specializes in PDA software... with Pocket Quicken at the top of that list. It links to Intuit's best selling personal finance program for PCs. Landware President Ken Landau...

"The most common use is fore people to quickly capture their spending while they're away from their desk. I can also check, accurately, the account balances for my credit cards or my savings or checking accounts. I can also see my investment accounts."

The software is also now available for PocketPCs. Both versions sell for under 40 dollars. Also available for Palm and PocketPC devices... and now even for Sony Ericsson P800 cell phones... is a new version of IntelliGolf from Karrier Communications. CEO Craig Schmidt...

"IntelliGolf today, what started off as what we call the two Ss of golf, which was scoring and side games, has now evolved into the six Ss of Golf. Which is scoring, side games, statistics, signature courses, shot tracking for every club and sharing of this information wirelessly with other players throughout the world."

Data for your PDA is available on more than 18 thousand golf courses. That and the ability to track personal performance means thousands of golfers are heading for courses with PDAs in their pockets. Pricing starts at about thirty dollars. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.