The business user has choices much broader than a RIM BlackBerry today and CNET's editors posted their top 6 business phone selections with pros, cons, and reviews of each device. Check the article to see if your device made the cut and what type of device you may want to consider for a future purchase.
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Send in a creative photo of yourself enjoying music in any form for a chance to win a pair of US$250 Ultimate Ears super.fi 5 Pro earphones. The giveaway will run for a couple weeks and then the readers will vote for one of the 5 finalists to crown the winner on December 2nd.
Sony Ericsson announced they were purchasing UIQ Technology and will then be in the position to license the user interface built on top of the Symbian OS to others. SE is the main user of the UIQ interface and this move is seen as evidence they are committed to continuing to build devices sporting this powerful operating system.
The default Calendar, Contacts, and Task applications on Windows Mobile Smartphones lack features and functionality and can be frustrating at times. Developer One just released an integrated PIM application that greatly improves this experience on these devices, especially on devices with landscape displays like the T-Mobile Dash.
I was browsing the news feeds today and ran across the name NTP so I popped open and checked out the CNET article. You may remember NTP as they were the company that sued RIM for patent infringements on their BlackBerry devices. It seems that NTP isn't content with the settlement they received from RIM and now appear to be targeting the Palm Treo.
One of the highest quality Phone Edition devices ever created is now available on Cingular in the United States. This Windows Mobile Phone Edition sports a 3G wireless broadband radio and makes it the road warriors dream machine. You can get it next week for as low as US$399.99 so be prepared to shell out a few bucks for all this functionality.
We thank the winning listener for naming my Samsung Q1, Qbacca, which is quite a fitting name to go along with my palmsolo online moniker. The MobileTechRoundup gang also chatted about some T-Mobile offerings, the new Fujitsu P1610 Tablet, and more. Enjoy the banter and listen to hear what each host has in their current mobile collection.
RIM has dominated the mobile email market with their BlackBerry devices in the past, but with the other available solutions from Palm, Symbian, and Windows Mobile a couple mobile enthusiasts don't understand the draw anymore. You can get push email using a number of different solutions today, so why aren't IT departments looking at more functional solutions?
Google released a new Gmail mobile application yesterday that has led to a bit of confusion since they already have a mobile formatted Gmail site you can access from a mobile browser. This new method is a downloadable Java application so you must have a Java-enabled device and it appears that the T-Mobile USA limit they state may not be accurate. Find out all the details on using this application with T-Mobile on a Nokia N73 in the full blog entry.
The T-Mobile Dash is available now for a good price and with a small tweak the side bar can be made to be much more functional. The T-Mobile HotSpot @ Home service is also available for customers in Western Washington. As a beta tester I had to purchase the full release service to see how it performed and so far it is disappointing. The Samsung phone has been a very poor performer so the Nokia device will be tried next before giving up on the UMA service.