A Quick Update on the State of the Art
Palm has introduced two new models:
Many of Sony's Models include MP3 playback. The current top of the heap is the NZ90:
The biggest news for the Pocket PC platform is.....that they have standardised.......
Dell now has 10 % -17% of the Handheld Computer market. They have only been shipping since November.
Several companies now shipping PocketPC/Phone Combo units.
Nokia ships several phones with streaming media support
.....and the Nokia N-Gage....
Sony-Ericsson are shipping the a few models as well....notably the P800
Many have come and gone....
RealOne for Palm (Only plays back Real and mp3 audio content on SD cards)
Windows Media Player
RealOne Player for Pocket PC (Only Plays Back RealMedia Content)
Pocket Divx player (Hasn't been updated in a while)
Pocket MVP (Newer Player with updated Divx support, On2, Ogg-Vorbis, mpeg-1, mp3)
Flash ActiveX Player for PocketPC
Macromedia PocketPC Flash Development Kit -- for both the Mac and PC. Includes a bunch of widgets, sample code and more.
StandAlone Flash Player for PocketPC -- Lets you create stand alone flash executables for the PocketPC......for the low, low price of $499.00!
Media Cleaner Pro is great if you are doing a lot of video compression. It's easy to set up batch options for optimising content for handhelds, and includes Kinoma Producer support.
Kinoma's Main Site for Kinoma Producer -- if you don't own cleaner, and want to make movies and QTVR files for your Palm, this is the way to go.
Divx's Commercial Site (where to get Divx compression tools, players). They finally have Mac OS support!
The free version will do the job, but the "Pro" version includes important features such as scaling, better bandwidth management etc. However.....be warned that the "Pro" version installs adware unless you buy it.
Pocket PC Flash -- site devoted to developing Flash for PocketPC Devices. Make sure to visit the examples section for some very cool downloads.
RealNetwork's Site on Creating Mobile Media