SlingPlayer Mobile runs on both Pocket PC and Windows Mobile Smartphone devices and for a limited time you can get one of these US$29.99 products for free when you buy a Slingbox. SlingPlayer Mobile allows you to take your home TV on the road with you wherever you get a wireless data signal.
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.
Nokia device owners no longer are required to send in their devices to a Nokia service center to have their ROM flashed. If your phone is supported make sure you follow the specific directions to successfully update your phone to the latest firmware.
The HTC Hermes is the code name for the current most exciting Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition device and rumors show that it may be coming to Cingular before the end of 2006.
GSM customers will finally get a Windows Mobile powered Treo, but only in Europe for now. The device should also be coming to Cingular in the U.S. before the end of the year.
The Palm OS has long been knocked for its lack of true multi-tasking and one recent article states that this is a reason that Palm is slipping in handheld shipments. Multi-tasking is great for power users, but do every day users really need to multi-task?
Ilium Software is beta testing a new text input method called InScribe that should soon launch for UMPC and Tablet PC devices. InScribe is a full QWERTY keyboard that appears transparent over the display.
Trend Micro is a leader in developing software to protect our mobile devices from viruses, spam, and hackers. Their upcoming beta test software adds firewall support and more so sign up if you are interested in helping out.
There are limitations on current manufacturing prices to get a UMPC down in the US$500 price range, but if you really take a look at what a UMPC can do and what the specs are the prices are not as high as you might think. The value of having a slate Tablet PC with you on the go is worth the cost for many of us.
Mobile devices should allow you to get and stay organized and there are some products specifically designed for this purpose. If you have a method for managing your life, please share it and help me get things done.
Another podcast from the MobileTechRoundup crew is now live. We are also waiting to here the results today from the Podcast Awards competition and hope you enjoy the show.