Mobile search is finally getting the attention it deserves and I am pleased to see Nokia working with Microsoft. I will also be in NY next week where we may see a new Nseries device.
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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.
Compact foldable keyboards are popular for entering large amounts of data on a mobile device or Tablet PC and there are several alternatives on the market. ThinkOutside used to sell a large keyboard with proprietary connectors to devices and finally released this keyboard with an integrated Bluetooth radio. It works with something over 500 mobile devices and Kevin Tofel has his in hand to be used with his Samsung Q1.
Apple and Microsoft are going to compete for those who want to watch mobile video content, but who actually wants to watch a movie on a 2 or 3 inch display? Is there anything else out there that has no limits on content and provides a much better multimedia experience while still being somewhat portable? Yes, there is and you can read all about it in my blog post.
Mobile enthusiasts generally like shopping for the perfect case and it usually takes several tries to get it right. Vaja has been making high quality Argentine leather cases for several years and they appear to be perfecting their designs as evidenced by their functional case for the QWERTY keyboard sporting Nokia E61.
The mobile enthusiasts continue to provide some great posts for the enjoyment and education of readers so go check out this latest edition of the Carnival of the Mobilists.
The QWERTY keyboard keeps getting used by manufacturers on mobile devices and I think it is high time that someone step forward and evaluate whether that is really the best alternative. While thumb keyboard adoption is still fairly young in today's world, let's see a unique solution that helps people enter text faster and more accurately.
2006 is turning into the year of the QWERTY keyboard, but so far RIM seems to be holding its own as Microsoft, Palm, Nokia, Motorola, and others attempt to take a bite out of the BlackBerry market. It may be too early to make these statements though as many of these devices are just now rolling out and I am sure the competition will heat up in late 2006 and early 2007.
The new myvu Made for iPod Edition glasses give you a 27 inch viewing experience and also let you look like Geordi La Forge. Can these viewing goggles vastly improve the iPod video experience enough to tip the scales for an iPod purchase?
Ilium Software just brought their revitalized InScribe text entry application out of beta and are making it available to the community for free. Download this virtual keyboard utility and give it a try on your UMPC.
Lots of new announcements were made at CTIA last week and the MobileTechRoundup gang took some time to chat and provide opinions about these new devices. Apple and Microsoft also announced some new mobile entertainment gear and software that has us thinking about Christmas gifts for ourselves this year.