Conduits Technologies, Inc. Announces Pocket Slides 2.5 for Windows Mobile 5
Pictured, left to right: Pocket Slides Normal View; Slide Sorter. More screenshots are available at the Pocket Slides website.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, August 22, 2006 - Conduits Technologies, Inc. announced
today the release of Pocket Slides 2.5, a fully-featured presentation
solution for Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC, Windows Mobile 2003, Windows Mobile
2003 Second Edition and Pocket PC 2002 devices. Pocket Slides enables users
to create, edit, view and give presentations on a mobile device. Existing
presentations from Microsoft PowerPoint can be transferred from the desktop
to the device using Pocket Slides' conversion software. Pocket Slides 2.5
improves upon earlier versions by introducing additional device and desktop
compatibility, enabling new options for VGA and projector output and a
multitude of bug fixes.
Pocket Slides now fully supports all Windows Mobile 5-powered Pocket PC
devices. The new release works with all current Pocket PC devices, including
the Treo 700w, as well as all older models, including Windows Mobile 2003SE,
2003 and 2002 version devices. This release is fully compliant with square
screen devices as well as screen rotation. During presentations, the slide
display uses the Pocket PC's screen rotation to display landscape-oriented
slides, which yields better performance for animations and transitions. On
older devices without built-in screen rotation support, Pocket Slides
rotates the slides on-the-fly.
The conversion utility that Pocket Slides 2.5 uses to convert PowerPoint
(PPT) files into Pocket Slides (CPT) files has been improved, with full
support for PowerPoint 2003 as well as the upcoming PowerPoint 2007 release.
Pocket Slides also supports slide dimensions other than landscape, such as
A4-size and portrait-mode documents.
NEW OUTPUT CHOICES
i-mate K-JAM (T-Mobile MDA) Pocket PC connected to the Spectec miniSD VGA output device, displaying a Pocket Slides presentation on external monitor (shown in background).
Pocket Slides 2.5 greatly builds on its support for VGA output peripherals
for Pocket PC devices. The Dell Axim X50v and X51v units feature VGA-output
ability by way of a cable attachment to the bottom of the Pocket PC, is now
supported. This is currently the favored way to give a presentation with a
Pocket PC, as the "onboard" VGA chip yields the best performance. Other
supported VGA solutions include several CompactFlash VGA cards, such as the
Colorgraphic Voyager card.
Pocket Slides has new methods to move presentations out of Pocket Slides
once editing is finished. The "Export slides" command lets the user export
one slide or all slides to either JPEG or PNG image formats. The user also
has the option to export "intra-animation" steps in the slide as separate
images. For instance, each item in a bulleted list animation would be saved
as a separate image.
The new export function is used with the new Spectec SDV-840/841/842 VGA
output device. This SD (/miniSD/microSD) card device features a "dongle"
which connects to a VGA cable (for a projector) or to an S-Video cable (for
a television). The bundled software contains a JPEG viewer, and can load up
a deck of images that Pocket Slides 2.5 has exported, and present them on
its device, complete with remote control.
Since its release in 2004, Pocket Slides 2 has undergone several internal
revisions and been subject to many external tests from beta users. This
process has led to the resolution of every bug reported in the Pocket PC
installation, and all errors and problems in the conversion process has been
fixed in the desktop installation. For example, many PowerPoint 2003
presentations would cause errors (or noncompletion) to occur during the
conversion process, and those problems have been resolved. Some
presentations linking to external sounds and music were not transferring
those sounds to the device, and those presentations are now converting
properly. On the Pocket PC, complex timed animations were not being
presented properly, and that problem has been fixed. This feature is useful
for presentations that are synchronized to music.
Pocket Slides 2.5 is available as a 30-day commercial demo from
http://www.conduits.com, where the user can download and evaluate the
Pocket Slides 2.5 is available for purchase at $39.95. More information,
including a full list of features, complete documentation and screenshots
can be found on the Pocket Slides website at:
http://www.conduits.com/products/slides/. Upgrades for customers who
purchased Pocket Slides 2.0 are free, and for those who purchased version
1.X, are priced at $19.95 from http://store.conduits.com/posl2up.html.
Conduits develops commercial applications for Pocket PC, including Pocket
Player (an alternative music player), Pocket Artist (a drawing and image
manipulation program) and seven other Pocket PC products.
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Pocket Slides is a trademark of Conduits Technologies, Inc.. Microsoft,
PowerPoint and/or Microsoft PowerPoint are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the
trademarks of their respective owners. Information on the range of VGA
devices supported, including links to purchase devices, is at
For further information, press only:
Conduits Technologies, Inc.
Telephone: (212) 248-5730
Fax: (212) 248-5794