Matt, Kevin, and James posted MobileTechRoundup podcast 55 with lots of discussion on mobile devices, including thoughts on the Samsung Q1, ActiveSync 4.2, browsing on the S60 3rd Edition platform, camera phones, and camera phone software. Listen to the show and have a laugh as Matt tries to figure out how to close the show with 3 hosts.
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.
The United States still lags behind Europe and Asia in wireless data network speeds, but our consumption of data is increasing in the areas of mobile entertainment. A new study reveals some interesting aspects of our data consumption and what hardware is popular in the U.S. and Europe for consuming this data.
Information is appearing online that the Palm LifeDrive will no longer be produced and the existing stock of devices is all that will be sold from Palm.com. The Mobile Manager category may have been a short lived idea at Palm as they focus on the very popular Treo devices in the future.
MobileTechRoundup just posted show number 54 and I am now co-hosting with James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel. If you are interested in mobile devices, gadgets, and any other cool gadgets and gizmos then I hope you check out the show. It is available directly or on iTunes too so get on over and hear about the Samsung Q1 UMPC, Nokia N91, and more on show 54.
Small and medium sized businesses have not generally embraced the BlackBerry Enterprise Server solution due to the high cost and requirement to have someone onsite manage the server. Research In Motion just announced the release of a hosted software solution that wireless carriers and other providers can implement and offer to customers who want the BlackBerry experience without the server requirements.
The ability to read, edit, and create your Office documents on the go is something only power users were able to accomplish in the past, but now this functionality is moving into mainstream devices and is desired by consumers. Do consumers really want to edit and create documents or just view them on their devices?
Nokia's Linux-based mobile device gets an important software update that adds VoIP support and new large format on-screen keyboard. Is there a market for the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet and how does it compete with the UMPC devices?
The MARA organization created a list of 10 vulnerabilities that we should all be aware of and make sure we have covered. The areas of concern include WiFi, Bluetooth, VoIP, and loss.
Bluetooth is designed as a cable replacement wireless technology, but unlike simply plugging in a cable devices have to be paired and have to have matching profiles for things to work. Unfortunately, devices don't always talk well with each other and even mobile experts have trouble getting over the connection issues.
Attempts are being made at ways to improve the mobile browsing experience with new .mobi domain names, improved web browsers, and properly formatted sites. The W3C issued guidelines to help standardize strategies to improve the mobile internet.