UMPC devices are full blown Windows computers in a small slate form factor and can be a valuable tool for mobile workers. James talks about the poor marketing strategy and why people may want to consider one anyway. If you have any interest in portable computers then check out the article and see if a UMPC is for you.
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Professionals are doing more today on the go than ever before. Matthew Miller provides 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.
You may be planning a trip overseas this holiday season or in 2007 and the intent of this article is to help answer a few questions and concerns you may have regarding pre-planning your trip and using technology on the road. London was a wonderful town to visit, yet was quite expensive as well. You can save some money by using technology and the internet and definitely figure out how to use Skype to call family back in the U.S.
HTC was believed to be working on a UMPC/Tablet PC device, but the HTC Athena may actually be a high-powered Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition with UMPC-like functionality and capabilities. If you are looking for a portable device for surfing, GPS navigation, email, and more then this may be a better alternative than a full laptop or Tablet PC.
Stability and performance were improved with the latest firmware, but another new improvement is better album art support. You should no longer see that fuzzy, distorted album art on your big Zune display. You may have to reload all your downloaded music to get the new album art, but if you have a Zune Pass that may not take too much time.
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.
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.