Monthly Archives: August 2006

UMPC Beta Test About To Begin

UMPCWe’re getting ready to release a new program for the UMPC and we’re looking for a few good beta testers! If you’re interested in giving it a shot, please email us as soon as possible. Due to a tight deadline it’s going to be a short beta so we’d like to get people started as soon as possible!

Just email us at with your name, the model of UMPC you are using, and any other info you think would convince us that you’d make a good beta tester! Slots are limited so please let us know as soon as possible! Thank you!

And special thanks to James Kendrick over at jkOnTheRun for posting the announcement on his site as well!

Fun with Market Analytics

The two leading analysts in the mobile space, IDC and Gartner, came out with their quarterly reports this week:

Gartner Says PDA Shipments Reached Record High in Second Quarter of 2006

Worldwide Handheld Market Experiences Tenth Quarter of Year-Over-Year Decline, According to IDC

I know, they definite “PDA” and “Handheld Market” differently, but general, it’s why I don’t put much faith in what the analysts say. That and the fact that their predictions have been consistently wrong about the mobile market for the last 13 years, starting with the Newton.

“Who Makes This Stuff” article on Just Another Mobile Monday

Patrick Jordan of Just Another Mobile Monday has published a Who Makes This Stuff article about us:

“For our second post in this series, we are very happy to have Ilium Software, makers of eWallet, ListPro, NewsBreak and other great titles. Two of their principals have provided some great answers and thoughts on what makes a useful and useable app, which other developers they rate highly, the future of Windows Mobile, and lots more!”

Read the full article here.

Thanks Patrick!