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?
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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.
The Samsung Q1 UMPC was the first UMPC device available in retail stores and it has now hit the Woot circuit. You can pick one up today for a great price.
Why did the three MobileTechRoundup podcast hosts choose their Samsung Q1 UMPC devices and is this the choice for you? There was also some chat about mobile software and the upcoming Zune device.
T-Mobile is giving away a Dash every day from now until December 25th and you can enter once a day for a chance to win. The winner also gets 3 free months of service to try out the Dash and T-Mobile even if you are not a current customer. Enter to win and you may get lucky like I did.
Cingular continues to roll out some of the best mobile devices in the United States and all these new high-end devices support their fast 3G network. This latest contender is priced to compete with the T-Mobile Dash and Motorola Q and is the close cousin to the Samsung i320.
Another fun contest related to mobile devices is being hosted at Gear Diary. You can win a pair of Ultimate Ears super.fi 5 Pro earphones by guessing what devices the 10 celebrities in the photos are holding and using.
The Zune is launching next week, but if you already own a mobile phone you may not need a Zune to enjoy your music and podcasts on the road. The T-Mobile Dash was launched a couple weeks ago and has some hidden treasures that I am discovering as I start to use it more and more every day. The Dash has integrated wireless radios in a slim, cool form factor and is available for only US$200.