The Microsoft Zune will be hitting stores shortly after Halloween and some reports of DRM being applied to your own content are scary. We clear up the DRM issue, but then also wonder about the purpose of a single Zune Marketplace and why there has to be any limit at all on our own content.
The Mobile Gadgeteer
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.
Three finalists were selected, one by each podcast host, for the Name Matt's Samsung Q1 UMPC contest and we are asking listeners to vote by downloading the small file for their favorite name. You'll hear the host that selected that name comment on the name you selected to download. We also chat about other topics covering the latest in mobile technology.
The weekly Carnival of the Mobilists edition is out on the streets so check out all the excellent posts. Michael Mace is this week's host and also requests that readers complete a short survey.
While the Samsung Q1 UMPC only has a 900 MHz processor and 1GB RAM, Kevin Tofel has been able to get Vista running on it quite well with only a couple of limitations. If you want to try this out, create a partition first and test it before leaping into a full install.
It seems that more and more use of the internet pulls us each away from face-to-face contact with each other. Using the new Slam service from Microsoft on your Smartphone could help you stay connected and meet new friends. Find some like-minded people at the local bar or connect with others at conferences and see if this social networking tool helps bring us closer together.
Palm officially announced the release of the Treo 650 successor that runs the Palm OS and does away with the external antenna. 3G and WiFi support is not provided on this unit that should be on the lower end of the cost spectrum when pricing, availability, and carriers are announced later this year.
Browsing on mobile devices can be a functional experience with the right tools and Skweezer technology continues to expand in the mobile market with integration into Ask.com. Add this latest search and browsing site to your favorites and enjoy the wireless web.
Bluetooth allows you to transfer data without the use of cables and the Bluetooth SIG has taken that a step further by allowing you to transfer data right from within a web browser to your mobile device. TransSend is a new client/server application that will help reduce cable clutter and improve the ability to share data.
We cover lots of mobile gear in this episode with thoughts on the BlackBerry Pearl, Samsung SGH-i320, and T-Mobile Dash. Two great contests are underway so enter them as well.
T-Mobile USA officially announced the rumored and highly anticipated T-Mobile Dash, aka HTC Excalibur, device today. I am hitting my local store as soon as it opens in a couple hours to pick up one of these WM 5 Smartphone devices running the latest AKU3 Windows Mobile update and will see if it knocks the Nokia E61 from my hands.