I'll be covering the Nokia Open Studio event in September and am curious to see what types of announcements Nokia will make here in the U.S. It seems that Europe and other countries get all the cool Nokia toys first and I am hopeful that we'll see something here, but with the way our carriers and regulatory agencies operate I am tempering my hopes too.
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The latest update to Nokia's site that lets you update your own firmware includes the Nokia E61. If you own an E-series or N-series device then check out the Nokia Software Update site to see if your device is supported and perform the update.
U.S. customers now have the chance to pick up two new S60 devices, but you must visit the Chicago or New York store to get your hands on one. The E70-2 is a U.S. optimized model that transforms from a candy bar phone to a QWERTY device with a cool flip.
The MobileTechRoundup guys are back to talk about more in the world of mobile technology as summer starts to wrap up. James has the Samsung Q1 SSD in hand so now all three of the crew have a Q1 UMPC to play with and maybe we'll record our next show on the devices.
Legislation is and will make using a hands-free system mandatory in various parts of the U.S. and more and more powerful software for controlling your device with voice commands is launching to help you out. MobileVoiceControl is a new cross-platform application that works with BlackBerry, Palm Treo, and Windows Mobile devices from Sprint Nextel.
I met with Jason Krikorian (VP, Business Development) and Brian Jaquet (Director, Public Relations) of Sling Media to chat about the past, present, and future of the Slingbox. They are happy with the sales of the Slingbox and are expanding into various areas of the world, including a recent announcement in Hong Kong.
New UMPC models are rolling into the hands of Tablet PC enthusiasts, including the Samsung Q1 SSD with unique 32GB drive and the latest models from TabletKiosk. Check out how fast the solid state drive can make a UMPC, even with a Celeron processor.
Where is Nokia's RAZR or Chocolate competitor? These devices have had success due to their slim, sexy design and the naming scheme helps embed the brand into consumers. Nokia is now going to start using some names in their new releases as well and admit they need to come up with a slim phone too.
HTC continues to market their Windows Mobile products and is making 4 new devices available in September and October, starting in Europe. These devices have some very cool features, including integrated GPS with TomTom and a QWERTY keyboard on a slim Smartphone.
The rumors were spot on in predicting this latest device from RIM. T-Mobile may not have the latest and greatest Windows Mobile devices, but they do seem to be the first to get the newest RIM BlackBerry devices. This slim model looks great and I can't wait to try one in person.