RIM has dominated the QWERTY mobile device market with their BlackBerry devices, but 2006 saw a huge influx of mobile devices running Palm, Windows Mobile, and S60 operating systems with thumb keyboards. There are devices in just about every size and style someone could want ranging in price from US$100 up to US$600+ with specifications to match just about any need as well.
The Mobile Gadgeteer
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.
The Nintendo Wii looks like the gift to have this Christmas season and we have been playing it in our house for a couple of days now. It helped to have a mobile device with push email to purchase the system since it is very hard to find in stock anywhere. The Wii's wireless technology makes gaming different and fun for the whole family.
Is there a place and a role for the rumored HTC Athena Pocket PC Phone Edition device? The MobileTechRoundup gang chats a bit about this device and other Tablet, Zune, and mobile device software in show #83.
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.
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.