Lots of new announcements were made at CTIA last week and the MobileTechRoundup gang took some time to chat and provide opinions about these new devices. Apple and Microsoft also announced some new mobile entertainment gear and software that has us thinking about Christmas gifts for ourselves this year.
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The Zune will come in three colors (brown, black, and white) to start off with and includes a large 3 inch display, integrated WiFi, and FM tuner. The first device should be available in the next couple months and has me convinced what my next portable media player will be, how about you?
As the summer ends and school starts, people in Western Washington head to the grand old Puyallup Fair. I took along a Nokia N91 and captured a couple videos of rides that are favorites of the thrill seekers. Enjoy traveling on a 1935 era wooden coaster and up and down 20 stories of the Extreme Scream.
Pocket PC Phone Edition owners know that dialing from the on display keypad can be awkward and difficult at times and this is one of the weaknesses of the form factor. HTC revealed details on a new device that has both a numeric keypad and slide-out keyboard that hopefully prompts other manufacturers to think about this innovative form factor.
The Palm Treo 750v is now official and will be sold soon from Vodafone in select European countries. The Windows Mobile Treo is now going global and it will be interesting to see if Europe embraces the Treo form factor with a new operating system.
There are very few surprises on device releases in the United States since the FCC makes most of their approvals available for reporters to discover and the release of the Nokia E62 was rumored a month ago. It is great to see this powerful Nokia enterprise device becoming officially available in the United States and I hope this starts a trend from Nokia with future devices.
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The BlackBerry Pearl should be available today at local retail T-Mobile stores and this beauty has me thinking seriously about my first BlackBerry device. I had the chance to play with a functioning device at my local store last Friday and my desire to find one is even stronger now.
The upcoming Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone sporting a QWERTY keyboard and unique side slide jog bar was put through a few paces by a WM Smartphone expert and his initial thoughts are now live. The review also includes a few photos showing the features of the device we haven't seen yet.
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.