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Courier was designed for me; and I didn't believe in it

Knowing what Microsoft cares about, I worked out what had killed Courier a few months ago and I was fascinated to see it confirmed by Cnet's story about the secret history of the project.Chatting about a (completely different, non-Microsoft) single-purpose business tablet device, one of the developers bemoaned the way users of their prototype loved the way it did the one thing it did so well - and then asked if they could read their email on it.

November 1, 2011 by

Good Technology targets enterprise iOS

Good Technology, best known for its enterprise push email software, is rolling out a mobile software development platform for Apple's iOS to enable more enterprise-grade tablet apps.

October 11, 2011

PlayBook for business: show me the money

RIM showed off what consumers see as the missing pieces for the PlayBook at its BlackBerry World conference today; email that's not in a Web page or coming over Bridge from a BlackBerry and BlackBerry apps (and indeed Android apps) running on the tablet. Both of those run in what RIM calls 'players' - Java environments that run on QNX - and they're both still under development; the Android player doesn't support multi-tasking yet although that's the aim.

May 3, 2011 by

Sling Media taking a wait and see approach to the Palm WebOS

I've been using a Slingbox and the SlingPlayer Mobile clients for years, but last year I moved to the Hava player because they have free Nokia Internet Tablet and S60 clients. Slingbox now has a SlingPlayer Mobile client for selected S60 devices, but it does not work on the very popular Nokia E71. Dave Zatz sent me an email notice about a new post he wrote on the apparent hesitancy of Sling Media to develop a SlingPlayer Mobile client for the upcoming Palm WebOS while they look to focus on the Google Android platform next.

February 1, 2009 by

MobileTechRoundup show #113, AT&T Tilt, HP 2710p, and Plantronics 480

I am on the road in D.C. and tried out the Plantronics .audio 480 Virtual Phone Booth to connect with James and Kevin for MobileTechRoundup show #113. It is a very portable solution for Skype and is much easier than packing around the Plantronics DSP-500 I usually record with. We talked a bit about the AT&T Tilt, Nokia N95-3, and a way to turn your camera phone into a webcam. James spent the money on an HP 2710p Tablet PC and is extremely happy with the device. Kevin read an email from Aaron and we each offered our opinion on a 3G iPhone. Earthcomber for S60 was also mentioned as a free download.

October 11, 2007 by

MobileTechRoundup show #105: What hosts now have iPhones?

Readers here know that I went back to an Apple iPhone and if you listen to MobileTechRoundup show #105 then you will hear if any other hosts on the show were swayed by the beautiful device. There were a couple of birthday notes on the show, including the ThinkPad computers. A new browser was released for the Nokia N800 and with the recent Skype update this Internet Tablet is getting more and more capable. A couple new devices are coming soon, including the HTC Kaiser and BlackBerry 8820 that includes WiFi and UMA support. A listener submitted a great email and if you are looking for a great deal on a wireless data plan I highly encourage you to listen to what Jeff had to write in to us.

July 23, 2007 by

Happy 10th anniversary, Ilium Software

I have been using mobile devices now for just over 10 years, which seems like quite a long time. I was a bit surprised and very happy to recieve an email from Julie stating that Ilium Software is also celebrating their 10th anniversary in the mobile device arena as mobile software developers. To mark the occasion they are having daily specials for everyone to enjoy with the first special being free products, including the excellent InScribe keyboard for Tablet PCs and UMPCs. I personally use their excellent Screen Capture utility to take review photos on my Windows Mobile devices.

June 4, 2007 by

HTC Athena may be the most powerful Pocket PC Phone Edition ever

HTC was believed to be working on a UMPC/Tablet PC device, but the HTC Athena may actually be a high-powered Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition with UMPC-like functionality and capabilities. If you are looking for a portable device for surfing, GPS navigation, email, and more then this may be a better alternative than a full laptop or Tablet PC.

December 20, 2006 by

Apple tablet coming soon?

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of the concept of an Apple tablet. It would be a great machine for commuting allowing me to keep up with news and email on-the-go. New reports indicate that Apple may be close to releasing such a beast in 2007.

November 26, 2006 by

TRUSTe: Intent qualifies HP's "bugged" PattyMail as spyware

Going back to the debate of whether HTML-enabled e-mails with traceable graphics in them should qualify as spyware, as an observer of how HP used HTML-email to trick CNET reporter Dawn Kawamoto into opening and then forwarding a traceable e-mail (what I've been calling PattyMail these days), that's a tough question that I could argue both ways.

September 29, 2006 by

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