I meant to post the winner of my Samsung SGH-i320 giveaway first thing this morning, but I just came back from a trip to Hawaii with a severely painful outer ear infection that made my head explode with swelling and pain to an extremely high degree. I just got back from the doctor and obtained some good pain meds and antibiotics and used a random number picker to select from the 201 qualified entries.
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.
Listen here (MP3, 31.5MB, 34 minutes) Subscribe to the show with this link (RSS) I am out in Hawaii for business/pleasure and with the time difference of 5 and 6 hours from my two co-hosts, James and Kevin, I was unable to record with them for MobileTechRoundup show #75.
There are not too many readily available UMPC devices, but the latest one can be found for under US$1,000 at an online retailer. The ASUS R2H sports some great features and is already getting into the hands of bloggers who are testing it out right now and preparing reviews. Check out some unboxing pics and initial thoughts on this cool new UMPC.
The T-Mobile Dash Windows Mobile Smartphone with QWERTY keyboard was announced a couple weeks ago and is finally now available in stores for purchase. I'll be making a couple of purchases at T-Mobile next week and the Dash may soon be added to my collection.
I was a beta tester of this new UMA service and T-Mobile is now starting to roll out the service in the Puget Sound area. The new service allows you to use WiFi with your mobile phone while connected to your network or any T-Mobile Hotspot. If you have a weak cell signal at your house, this new service should solve that problem while providing some cool features.
As higher capacity storage cards and faster data networks continue to make their way onto mobile devices the ability to view media content becomes easier and easier. You can now watch Google Video content on many mobile devices with a compatible player and a good connection.
If you are looking for a small fully functional Windows XP computer with a QWERTY keyboard then you may want to check out the OQO model 01+ that has now dropped down to below US$1,200. A new model may be coming soon with more wireless functionality.
The entertaining, and sometimes educational and informative, MobileTechRoundup podcast appears again with show #74. James, Kevin, and I always have fun talking about mobile technology and this show was no different with lots of banter about the Samsung Q1 running Vista, Nokia N91, dCut utility for Windows Media Center, and more. Enjoy the show!
There are still only a few select UMPC models available and only one that is easily found in retail stores. One enthusiast was able to get both a Samsung Q1 and TabletKiosk eo 7110 and compare them side-by-side. TabletKiosk also has two upcoming Road Shows where you can get some hands-on time with their devices so if you are in the Orlando or Houston area in November check them out.
Women offer an interesting viewpoint on mobile technology and there are several mobile enthusiast sites out there that post some excellent reviews, news, and thoughts. As the smartphone becomes more and more a part of our lives, it is valuable to have resources such as these site available to see what choices are out there that fit everyone's needs and desires.