Windows Mobile rebrands as Windows Phone

Permalink: Windows Mobile rebrands as Windows Phone by David Masters

However much Microsoft denies the fact, rumours that it is developing a Windows handset to rival Apple’s iPhone will not be quashed, and a decision to rebrand Windows Mobile phones will do little to help its cause.
Microsoft has announced that Windows Mobile 6.x/7.x phones will in the future simply be known as Windows Phones, with [...]

Nokia ships 1m 5800 XpressMusic

Permalink: Nokia ships 1m 5800 XpressMusic by David Masters

Nokia has already shipped one million 5800 XpressMusic handsets, which launched in the UK on Friday.
The Comes With Music phone is Nokia’s first touchscreen model, pitched in direct competition against Apple’s iPhone.
Nokia vice president Jo Harlow said: “The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has been received very positively and this milestone is further proof that people all [...]

2008: The Year of the Netbook

Permalink: 2008: The Year of the Netbook by David Masters

Laptop makers will remember 2008 as the year of the netbook - ultra-portable, low-priced PCs designed for surfing the internet and office applications.
Since the Asus Eee PC launched in November 2007, netbooks have taken the world by storm.
A year ago, almost no-one had heard of a netbook.
With tiny screens and difficult to use [...]

Motorola leaks iPhone clone details

Permalink: Motorola leaks iPhone clone details by David Masters

A leak by Motorola staff has revealed that the struggling handset vendor will be releasing two new smartphones in the first quarter of 2009, code named Alexander and Attila.
The Windows Mobile-powered PDA style phones are being manufactured by Taiwan-based ODM Compal Communications.
Both handsets support 3.5G and Wi-Fi connectivity. The difference between the handsets is [...]

GyPSii moves to Intel Mobile Internet Devices

Permalink: GyPSii moves to Intel Mobile Internet Devices by Alan Harten

Social networking, like many areas of the internet, is moving forward and expanding and changing.
GyPSii is a mobile social networking platform, one of a new breed that intends to allow users to take their virtual world around with them as they travel in the real world.
GyPSii are now hoping to expand mobile social networking [...]

Motorola MC70 gains HSDPA

Permalink: Motorola MC70 gains HSDPA by Jan Harris

Motorola has beefed up its MC70 handheld computer with fast HSDPA and Windows Mobile 6.
The rugged MC75 smartphone is designed for field workers, with a tough rubberised casing that can be dropped onto concrete from a height of five feet without sustaining any damage, and a stump aerial for mobile communications.
The new 3G [...]

Pantech Duo Review

Permalink: Pantech Duo Review by Franz Bicar

A lot of devices these days incorporate two or more technology in one. Most users find this setup convenient and economical. The Pantech Duo is another one of these devices. This is built specifically with business users in mind. It has a good selection of office software and messaging options. It has a cool dual-sliding [...]

E-TEN announces Glofiish M810 and M750

Permalink: E-TEN announces Glofiish M810 and M750 by Jan Harris

E-TEN has boosted its Pocket PC Phone range with the Glofiish M810 and M750.
Both phones run Windows Mobile 6, with a Samsung S3C processor at 500MHz and 256MB Flash ROM.
The models feature a 2 megapixel camera with auto-focus, which offers photo file sizes which are ideal for uploading to websites, a QWERTY slide [...]

Nokia releases ‘Tube’ details

Permalink: Nokia releases ‘Tube’ details by Jan Harris

Nokia has revealed a few details about its ‘Tube’ handset, a touch-screen phone that will compete with Apple’s iPhone.
At the Evans Data Developer Relations Conference in Redwood City, California, Tom Libretto of Nokia, revealed that the phone will support Java and allow photos to be uploaded to the internet. The iPhone does not have [...]

Asus demos tiny P320 PDA at CeBIT

Permalink: Asus demos tiny P320 PDA at CeBIT by Jan Harris

Asus brought its tiny P320 Windows Mobile handset to CeBIT, the digital IT and telecommunications trade fair in Germany.
The company claims that the Windows Mobile 6 device is the smallest Windows Mobile PDA phone to feature integrated GPS.
It measures just 99 x 55 x 13.35mm, weighs 105g and is targeted at consumers, a [...]

DaXian X999 is iPhone look alike

Permalink: DaXian X999 is iPhone look alike by Jan Harris

The Chinese-made DaXian X999 is a double for Apple’s iPhone.
The dual-band pda features a 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen, Windows Mobile 6 Professional, a built-in Touch Flo-like 3D Cube menu interface, built-in Microsoft office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and a 2-megapixel camera with macro feature.
Like the iPhone, the screen features automatic orientation sensor/accelerometer, [...]

GSM version of Palm Centro coming to Europe

Permalink: GSM version of Palm Centro coming to Europe by Jan Harris

Palm, Inc. is releasing a quad-band GSM/EDGE version of its lowest priced PDA-phone, the Centro.
The company is taking pre-orders for the smartphone, which was previously only available from US telecom operator, Sprint Nextel, in a CDMA version.
The GSM version will feature 2.5G standard EDGE, but will not support 3G, although this is available [...]

Psion appoints Varlink as mobile terminal distributor

Permalink: Psion appoints Varlink as mobile terminal distributor by Jan Harris

Psion Teklogix UK Ltd has appointed York-based Varlink as distributor for its mobile terminals to resellers, including the recently launched iKon PDA.
The iKon PDA features a 3.7-inch VGA display, integrated camera, built-in GPS, GSM / GPRS / UMTS connectivity options, Bluetooth, WiFi, a barcode scanner and a choice of Windows Mobile 6 Classic / [...]

PDA sales fall for the fifteenth quarter

Permalink: PDA sales fall for the fifteenth quarter by Jan Harris

New figures from market analysis firm, IDC, show that PDA sales have fallen for the fifteenth quarter on year-on-year basis, and are almost 40% lower than for the 2006 same period.
In the third quarter of 2007, just 728,894 PDAs were sold globally, as more people turned to smartphones.
However, PDAs are still popular with [...]

November release for HTC Touch Cruise

Permalink: November release for HTC Touch Cruise by Jan Harris

HTC (High Tech Computer) is expected to launch the new Touch Cruise, a touch-controlled PDA, in November.
The PDA will feature HTC’s TouchFLO technology, and is expected to have additional TouchFLO gestures: half turn of the fingler to rotate an object and full turn to zoom in.
HTC Touch Cruise, which was originally called HTC [...]

Mio announces A501 GPS PDA phone

Permalink: Mio announces A501 GPS PDA phone by Jan Harris

The feature-packed Mio A501 is a fully functional PDA with satellite navigation functions and a 2-megapixel camera on the back with auto-focus and flash.
The device is powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, which provides desktop contacts, calendar software and push e-mail.
The A501 features a SiRFstar III GPS receiver, with an intuitive interface for [...]

i-mate announces JAMA WM5 Pocket PC Phone

Permalink: i-mate announces JAMA WM5 Pocket PC Phone by Jan Harris

i-mate has announced its new JAMA Windows Mobile 5.0 PDA phone.
The slim, lightweight device is aimed at users who want a basic-level pda to help them keep organised and in touch.
Input is purely via the 2.4″ QVGA resolution touch screen and connectivity is provided with dual-band (900/1800MHz) GSM/GPRS and Bluetooth v1.2. Wi-fi and [...]

E-TEN Glofiish X800 wins ‘Best Choice’ award

Permalink: E-TEN Glofiish X800 wins ‘Best Choice’ award by Jan Harris

E Ten’s Glofiish X800 PDA won a ‘Best Choice’ award at Computex 2007.
The X800 is the first Glofiish Pocket PC to feature HSDPA. It also has a front facing camera for video calling, GPS support via the built-in SiRF Star III chipset, Wi-Fi, and a high-resolution VGA screen.
250MB of flash ROM [...]

Ferrari and Acer launch Ferrari PDA

Permalink: Ferrari and Acer launch Ferrari PDA by Jan Harris

The Ferrari PDA is the result of an ongoing alliance between performance car company Ferrari and computer manufacturer ACER Inc.
The black PDA has a red trim and will be launched soon in Europe. Its official name is the Ferrari Racing Personal Navigator. The Ferrari connection is obvious in the specially-designed wallpaper which [...]

RIM plans dual-mode BlackBerry

Permalink: RIM plans dual-mode BlackBerry by Brian Turner

At the JPMorgan Technology Conference in Boston RIM’s co-CEO, Jim Balsillie, announced plans to develop the first ‘dual-mode’ BlackBerry - featuring both wi-fi and cellular wireless capabilities.
Dual-mode technology is necessary for fixed-mobile convergence (FMC), which allows a desk phone and a mobile phone to be contacted through a single number, with the [...]