Information Appliance Associates, who brought Mac compatibility to Pocket PCs with their PocketMac software, announced the release of PocketMac Smartphone Edition, which gives Smartphone owners the same functionality.
Smartphones combine the e-mail, Internet access, and multimedia capabilities of Pocket PCs with cell phones. PocketMac Smartphone Edition allows you to sync iCal, Entourage, your Mac OS X Address Book, iTunes, iPhoto, and other applications with your Smartphone, thanks to its integration with iSync. It also includes support for synching over a Bluetooth or AirPort connection.
In addition, PocketMac Smartphone Edition automatically syncs with your Mac each time you put your phone in its USB cradle, and it even allows you to specify which files will be copied from your Mac each time. You can also mount your Smartphone’s memory and any of its storage cards on your Mac’s desktop and access them through the Finder.
PocketMac Smartphone Edition is available now for US$28.88 through Information Appliance Associates’ Web site as part of a limited offer. System requirements call for a Smartphone with a USB cable or cradle and 75K of storage space. Your Mac should have Mac OS X v.10.2.6 or higher (including Mac OS X v.10.3 Panther), one available USB slot (or Bluetooth or AirPort capability), and 24MB of available hard drive space.
Supported Smartphones include Hitachi’s i-Series i600, Motorola’s MP x200, and others. Information Appliance Associates has a
Web page up with the complete list.
You will be able to find Information Appliance Associates at Hewlett-Packard’s booth (1607) during
Macworld Conference & Expo.