Reviewers and technology publications have been slamming Microsoft's Origami project, aka Ultra Mobile PC devices, for their underpowered specs in comparison to laptops. However, these devices are not designed to replace laptops and actually excel in many areas to provide mobile workers the ability to get the job done and have some fun wherever they may be.
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 Samsung Q1 UMPC is one of the first Ultra Mobile PC devices to hit the market and I'll be leaving the laptop behind on a business trip to see if the Q1 can fulfill the role of a mobile computer in a real-life situation. While the UMPC may have lower specifications than a laptop, the ability to travel light and have a full Tablet PC in hand may be worth the tradeoffs.
BlackBerry devices with EDGE and EV-DO support will be available from all major U.S. carriers soon.
The Sony VAIO UX ultra-portable PC packs a lot in a small form factor, but is there a market for these types of full blown Windows machines?
Office document management, PC synchronization, basic GPS navigation, mobile entertainment, and more are all featured on the Nokia E61 without the addition of any 3rd party applications. The E61 knocked the Treo 650 from my hands and continues to impress me with features every day.
Nokia is directly targeting the business market with their latest ESeries smartphones running S60 3rd Edition. Can these devices compete with other current smartphone devices?
The Nokia N91 sports a whopping 4GB drive for combining your music and phone needs into a single device. But can the battery handle the load and still provide you with basic phone needs?
You can now watch your home TV and DVR content on Windows Mobile Smartphones using a WiFi or high speed data connection. The mobile device also serves as a remote to control your TV and DVR from anywhere in the world so you can setup recordings and manage your home TV.
You may not think of a Nokia smartphone as a business focused device, but the E61 has more to offer to the executive than the RIM BlackBerry or Motorola Q. Get "push" email, full Office compatibility, integrated thumb keyboard, WiFi and Bluetooth in this latest device from Nokia.
I often travel to visit clients or conduct maritime salvage operations and a mobile device is always with me. However, at times the files I need are not always with me and I can't always have my wife or coworker find them and email them out. The options for mobile device users needing to access their home or work PC are expanding as more people start to use mobile devices and as mobile devices become more powerful.