While you may not think you need a database application and access to databases with you at all times, you may change your mind about what constitutes a database after reading this new All About Symbian review. DDH Software just released their latest version of HanDBase that works with S60 3rd Edition devices, as well as Palm and Windows Mobile devices. Check out the thousands of free databases or create your own.
The Mobile Gadgeteer
Professionals are doing more today on the go than ever before. Matthew Miller and Joel Evans provide you with news, commentary and in-depth reviews of the latest in mobile gadgetry such as iPads, Android tablets, cutting edge smartphones, portable gaming,
Matthew Miller started using a Pilot 1000 in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since.
With more than 15 years of mobile, Internet and wireless experience, Joel specializes in taking existing brands and technologies into the mobile and wireless space. Joel is currently the VP of Strategy Integration for Mobiquity, an enterprise-class mobile solutions provider.
Geeks generally like to stay up late and to record this latest show from London I started recording at 1 am local time. The MobileTechRoundup gang chatted about Tablet PCs, UMPCs, new OQO device and more. Travel can be made easier with mobile video and mobile Skype too. Listen to the show and enjoy the usual banter from Kevin, James, and Matt.
Twitter is a free social networking service that works on any text messaging enabled mobile phone or web browser. Let friends, family, and others know what you are up to and meet up with buddies along the way. You may even find out what people are doing before you read about it in a blog.
Sprint has met their goal of rolling out EV-DO Revision A in 20 cities by the end of 2006 with the most recent launch in 10 additional cities. You can connect to the fast 3G network using a USB or PCMCIA device purchases from Sprint. Their wireless broadband data costs US$60 a month, which is a fair rate compared to other 3G data plans.
Palm is kicking off a new ad campaign to help educate the general public on the power of the wireless mobile device. They will be using lots of advertising, interactive kiosks, new microsite, and a new viral marketing approach to spread the news. Look for people wearing Treo clothing and stopping you on the street in a major city near you in the new year.
We had a few technical difficulties, but I was back using Qbacca to record my portion of MobileTechRoundup show #81 the next day. We chatted a bit about Palm buying back the rights for Palm OS Garnet and then moved on to the PepperPad 3 device that I actually look forward to checking out more at CES in January. Does push email control you or do you control it? At times we can let it get out of hand and All About Symbian posted an article looking at this addiction many people have. Kevin got hooked on saying Wiki and let everyone know about some Windows Mobile freeware. James also had a free service that he has used in the last couple weeks that looks very cool and works with any mobile that can text message.
Steve Ballmer had a chat with CNET and talked a bit about mobile devices. He said that he thinks Windows Mobile and Nokia are the two dominant players and that Palm and BlackBerry devices were more niche players. Microsoft has come a long ways in the last few years with Windows Mobile and the Palm OS has continued to lose ground.
If you enjoy social bookmarking and link sharing sites like digg and Netscape and are a mobile technology fan then you'll want to check out the new MobilityBeat site that gathers links from around the world related to mobile gear. For the next 30 days if you submit a story you are entered into a drawing for a Treo 680 as well so go on over and check them out.
The Mac platform isn't the only operating system affected by the new Office 2007 open XML file formats. Users of mobile devices running Windows Mobile, Palm, Symbian, and BlackBerry operating systems also will have trouble reading, editing, and creating documents using the new formats. Developers are working on fixes, but at this time no system is working with the new formats.
The gang starts off MobileTechRoundup show #80 on a football tangent, but then gets back on track by discussing two freeware of the show titles you may want to try. We talk a bit about Windows Mobile Crossbow and then how a Dell Axim with Crossbow is still a possibility in 2007. James received a very nice case to review and Kevin has a new slate Tablet PC from Fujitsu in his hands.