People starting to get settled.
People starting to get settled.
When Nokia announced the 770 Internet Tablet towards the end of 2005, eyebrows were raised. It was certainly a novelty for the mobile phone specialist: the Linux-based 770 was small enough for a (voluminous) pocket, had a wide-aspect-ratio screen, and lacked both a keyboard a SIM slot. We weren’t overly impressed with the <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/handhelds/0,1000000735,39247984,00.htm">Nokia 770</a>, largely on account of its sluggish performance. Even so, it proved popular among Linux enthusiasts.
The Linux specialist has become the latest tech firm to set up a facility in the city of Brno
HTC’s S620 is a slim BlackBerry-like Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone with a wide-aspect screen and a small QWERTY keyboard. This is a relatively rare format for a Windows Mobile device, but not unique — we’ve seen it in Samsung's SGH-i320, for example. The HTC S620 is billed as a device for email and document management on the go. So how well does it deliver?
HTC’s last batch of products includes two Windows Mobile smartphones, the S620 and S310, and two Windows Mobile Pocket PCs, the P3300 and the P3600. The P3600, reviewed here, has a SIM slot and — unusually for a Pocket PC — it supports HSDPA. In due course we may see network operators offer it as a subsidised handset on their 3G networks, but at present it's only available SIM-free from vendors such as <a href="http://www.expansys.com">Expansys</a>.
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During his keynote address at Macworld 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the long-rumoured iPhone.
Notebooks come in all shapes and sizes, from sub-2kg 'ultraportable' systems up to desktop replacement machines that few would care to transport very far. The HP Compaq nx9420 Business Notebook PC falls into the latter category. It is large and heavy, although it can be carried if necessary, and in our review configuration runs a 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
Hewlett-Packard used to set the standard for Windows Mobile handhelds, with the remainder of the market trailing in its wake. But that time is long gone, and the company now slugs it out with a small army of competitors. HP's latest device, the <a href="http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF05a/21675-21679-21679-21679-297609-12815440.html">iPAQ rw6815 Personal Mobile Messenger</a> is intended to be small in size and big on connectivity. How well does it live up to that billing?
At CES 2007, Palm and Cingular officially launched the Palm Treo 750. Take a look at the Windows Mobile-based smart phone.
LiveCDs have proved a handy and secure way to try out Linux distributions for some time, but <a href="http://www.mandriva.com">Mandriva</a> has gone one stage further in the convenience stakes by putting its 2007 KDE 32-bit distro on a 2GB USB flash drive. With its efficient hardware detection and 1GB of spare storage capacity, <a href="http://www.mandriva.com/en/linux/2007/node_3481">Mandriva Flash</a> may be all that some individuals and mobile professionals need in order to be productive when travelling, doing away with the need to lug a notebook around. However, there are one or two drawbacks that take a little of the shine off this otherwise impressive 79-euro (~£53) product.
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