Last week the U.S. Copyright Office issued a ruling that states cell phone owners are allowed to break their software locks on their devices. There has been quite bit of talk about this on the internet, but the ruling doesn't state anything about requiring wireless carriers to unlock your phone. It just states that people who do so won't be subject to the prohibition against circumventing access controls during the next three years.
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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.
The Carnival of the Mobilists is a weekly newsletter/summary of some of the best mobile technology sites and related postings that usually get you thinking more in depth about mobile tech. Check out issues #55 and see if you find some new favorite sites for yourself.
Many entries were submitted for this giveaway with the prize being a pair of Ultimate Ears super.fi 5 Pro earphones. Please check out the five finalists and vote for your favorite entry this week.
Many of us love to get mobile gadgets as gifts and the choices out there are amazing this year. To help you figure out what to buy for someone you can check out some thoughts and experiences with laptops, UMPCs, high end mobile smartphones, portable media players, and other mobile related gear. You can hit the stores on Black Friday or shop from the comfort of your home and let others fight to save a few bucks.
The Palm Treo 680 was announced last month and is now available for purchasing from Cingular and from Palm. You can get it for as low as US$199 or US$399 in an unlocked model. This latest Treo runs the Palm OS and should be quite a hit for the holidays.
The MobileTechRoundup gang chats about a couple new devices, the Fujitsu P1610 and the Microsoft Zune. We also congratulate Geek.com on their 10th anniversary and encourage listeners to register there for some great prizes to celebrate their birthday.
The Microsoft Zune multimedia device was released last week, but the press seems less than enthusiast about this new iPod competitor. Is the Zune really as bad as many people have stated or is there some good features in this first generation product?
The Treo 700w and 700wx Phone Edition devices don't have much direct competition in the Windows Mobile marketplace with the QWERTY keyboards not covered by a slider, but TechFaith Wireless does have a new entry available in select areas. The i-mate JAQ3 looks like a Windows Mobile Smartphone, but it actually runs the Phone Edition software in a thin form factor.
It's not often that you run into a website that has been around for 10 years, but Geek.com has done it and is celebrating with a giveaway. Prizes include a SlingBox, Motorola Q, Neuros Audio Recorder 2, and much more. Visit the site and wish them a Happy Birthday.
This new handy charger provides 3400 mAh of emergency power for your mobile devices. You can now watch more movies and listen to more tunes while traveling and also lighten your load.