It seems that more and more use of the internet pulls us each away from face-to-face contact with each other. Using the new Slam service from Microsoft on your Smartphone could help you stay connected and meet new friends. Find some like-minded people at the local bar or connect with others at conferences and see if this social networking tool helps bring us closer together.
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.
Palm officially announced the release of the Treo 650 successor that runs the Palm OS and does away with the external antenna. 3G and WiFi support is not provided on this unit that should be on the lower end of the cost spectrum when pricing, availability, and carriers are announced later this year.
Browsing on mobile devices can be a functional experience with the right tools and Skweezer technology continues to expand in the mobile market with integration into Ask.com. Add this latest search and browsing site to your favorites and enjoy the wireless web.
Bluetooth allows you to transfer data without the use of cables and the Bluetooth SIG has taken that a step further by allowing you to transfer data right from within a web browser to your mobile device. TransSend is a new client/server application that will help reduce cable clutter and improve the ability to share data.
We cover lots of mobile gear in this episode with thoughts on the BlackBerry Pearl, Samsung SGH-i320, and T-Mobile Dash. Two great contests are underway so enter them as well.
T-Mobile USA officially announced the rumored and highly anticipated T-Mobile Dash, aka HTC Excalibur, device today. I am hitting my local store as soon as it opens in a couple hours to pick up one of these WM 5 Smartphone devices running the latest AKU3 Windows Mobile update and will see if it knocks the Nokia E61 from my hands.
Future concept devices are under development at both Microsoft and Nokia and the future looks very cool for mobile enthusiasts. Mobile devices should enhance your life and these two companies are working to make that a more seamless experience.
Carnival of the Mobilists #48 is now live and contains a good collection of mobile musings for your education and enjoyment. See if you agree with Helen on her favorite submission of the week and submit an article if you have something to say as well.
The Motion Computing LS800 is a highly portable slate Tablet PC and one can be yours if you enter the new GottaBeMobile forum contest. This US$2,200 value prize is fully loaded and to enter you need to compose an 800-1000 word essay in the next two weeks.
Microsoft held two invite-only events for Mobile enthusiasts last week and my full report of the Boston event is now live on Geek.com. Check out all the cool topics we discussed and fun we all had getting to know other community enthusiasts a bit better over a couple days in Boston.