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July 29, 2010

Dragon Naturally Speaking Version 11

The difficulty of typing on smartphone touchscreens is driving a resurgence of interest in voice recognition but desktop dictation and control has never really taken off, even though a reasonable version has been built into Windows for several years. Nuance hopes Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 11 will get us talking to our PCs rather than shouting at them, with a 15% improvement in accuracy and voice shortcuts to make it less tedious to control your PC by talking to it.

July 18, 2010 by

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 technical preview: A definitive guide

I have been very curious to check out Windows Phone 7 development and 5 days ago Microsoft passed along a functioning developer phone for me to try out. In these 8 pages of information you will find my detailed thoughts and experiences, screenshots, and videos of the Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview in action.

November 15, 2009 by

My First Week With DROID

The Verizon/Motorola DROID is by far the most powerful and versatile smartphone I have yet encountered. My first week with the device was one of joy, adapting to the learning curve of the Android OS, and understanding the device's limitations.

July 23, 2009 by

King of the QWERTYs: T-Mobile Dash 3G

We posted the first of three parts of the King of the QWERTYs feature with the BlackBerry Tour and now are moving on to take a look at the T-Mobile Dash 3G. You can check out my earlier review for some other thoughts on the device since this feature will look at a few specific categories across all three forward facing QWERTY devices and won't cover the device in detail.

January 26, 2009 by

Windows Mobile; an operating system for adults

I just posted my first impressions of the SE XPERIA X1a, which is the Windows Mobile device with the highest specifications available today. Then I read Zack's post a bit later today slamming Windows Mobile so I thought it would be appropriate to address his issues and post why I think Windows Mobile still has a lot to offer even though today they get no respect, as Rodney would say.

September 6, 2007 by

HP announces new Windows Mobile and Windows CE devices

It seems the rumors of HP's full re-entry into the Windows Mobile and Windows CE market were spot on. There have been a couple of HP iPAQ Communicators released since the last incredible HP x4700 PDA, but they didn't seem to do very well and never lasted that long in the market. I recommend you check out MobilitySite's post that links to all of the specs and a photo of each of the new 5 series announced last night in New York.

June 29, 2007 by

Here's complete guide to all 10 iPhone books

I was sitting here thinking that after some of you purchase an iPhone either later today or in the near future, you may have questions that in-store or online support can not answer to the degree of preciseness you want. Perhaps even the iPhone manual will fall a bit short.

June 27, 2007 by

The T-Mobile Wing's predictive text functionality beats the iPhone's technology

My first converged device was the MDA II Pocket PC Phone Edition that convinced me a device with integrated mobile phone functionality was the way to go. I then moved through a MDA II, i-mate JAM, MDA III, and HTC Wizard (aka T-Mobile MDA). However, several months ago I switched from these Phone Edition devices to a Windows Mobile Smartphone, the T-Mobile Dash, due to the well integrated QWERTY keyboard and improved operating system. The Windows Mobile Smartphone is still a bit limited in applications and functionality though so I have been checking out alternatives back in the Phone Edition arena. I did evaluate the HTC TyTN last year, but US$700 was a bit too rich for my gadget fund. I almost went back to the T-Mobile MDA for about US$250 when I found out the upgraded model was coming and was able to get my hands for a while on an evaluation unit of the T-Mobile Wing. As you can read in the full review, while the Wing may not have the cool iPhone UI it is able to do more and has AMAZING predictive text functionality that beats Apple's simple word correction mechanism.

December 8, 2006 by

Innovation in media: Join us on the frontier of real-time multimedia blogo-journalism

In case you missed it, here on Berlind's Testbed, I posted an entry on a new company called Code Green Networks the other day. Whether or not you find Code Green to be worth your attention, that blog post is worth a second look because (1) you're going to see more of that sort of multimedia editorial packaging here on TestBed and (2) I think ZDNet is either on or near the tip of the spear when it comes to where blogo-journalism is headed.


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