Palm Inc. has stopped shipping its latest smart phone to Europe because the devices don't comply with new European Union regulations that limit the acceptable amount of hazardous substances in electronics goods.
Google Inc. on Monday began offering a downloadable application that extends its Google Local service to some mobile phone users. Called Google Local for mobile, the application lets users search for locations and then view them on a map. Users can also view the location as a satellite image and get driving directions. Also, when users find a listing through the service, they can click on the phone number and automatically place a call to the number.
Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer said at an industry event in Florida last month that the software vendor, as part of its new Internet-based .Net computing services strategy, will try to put applications such as Word and Exchange on Palm Inc.'s market-leading handheld computers and other mobile devices that compete with Microsoft's own Pocket PC technology.