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SMBs want IT vendors to be 'genuine partners'

Changes in client-vendor relationship means, besides issues related to cost, scalability and reliability, small and midsize businesses also want their IT suppliers that go through "thick and thin" with them.

March 22, 2011 by podcast 19, back to chat with Joel about mobile gadgets

My mobile writing career really began with back in 2001 when Chief Geek, Joel Evans, gave me the chance to write about the latest PDA. My first short post was actually about the HP 565 Pocket PC in August 2001. Joel and Sal asked me to participate in this week's podcast and I had a great time sharing my thoughts on the latest gear and mobile news on podcast 19. We covered several topics and I think the show sounds great.

July 17, 2009 by

Sorry Linux but the chicken came first

In our association we operate as a consortium, like the open source consortium. They want to promote open source and Linux. But if you begin from the PC you are afraid of Microsoft. They try to go to the smart phone or PDA to start again.

June 2, 2009 by

OQO hacked to run Leopard

OQO Talk claims that a junior member has successfully hacked the OQO to run Mac OS X Leopard.In case you're not familiar, OQO developed several subnotebooks that have the functionality of a tablet PC in a form-factor slightly larger than a PDA.

April 29, 2008 by

HP may be releasing new Windows Mobile devices

An HP Jornada 548 was my first Pocket PC back in 2001 and then for the next couple of years I primarily stuck with the HP line (568, 4340, 1940, etc) and was very happy with the HP Jornada and iPAQ models. HP has been quite silent in the Windows Mobile world for a couple of years, but a new post at Unwired View reveals rumors of 5 new Windows Mobile devices from HP. There are Phone Edition, Smartphone, and standalone PDA models in the collection. I was really surprised to see a non-phone model since it has been quite some time since we have seen a non-Palm PDA.

September 5, 2007 by

HP's new twist on the Tablet PC

Hewlett-Packard's new "touch screen" tablet PC is ideal for small business users, as well as consumers, one of its creators has claimed.While touted as a consumer entertainment notebook at its launch last week in South Korea, the Pavilion tx1000 (pictured right) still delivers the tablet functionality that SMB's required.

January 28, 2007 by

WebMessenger Mobile for Skype bridges PDA, PC worlds

 As someone who lives in the Skype world as well as in the BlackBerry world, I am really tempted to try WebMessenger Mobile for Skype.Leveraging the capabilities of desktop (as opposed to mobile) Skype, WebMessenger Mobile for Skype is sort of a bridge between a mobile device and PC-based Skype connectivity.

July 13, 2006 by

Expect a 'serious' mobile phone virus in 2008

Security experts have said that enterprises will not have to worry about a large scale virus outbreak affecting their 'smart' mobile phones and PDAs for another 18 months. However, after that, even anti-virus software is unlikely to help.

June 20, 2005 by

T-Mobile MDA Compact

We like T-Mobile's MDA Compact as much as we liked the similar i-mate JAM. The only drawbacks -- of both devices -- are limited memory and lack of built-in Wi-Fi.

May 23, 2005 by

Life in a fishbowl

In the interests of research, one of my colleagues at the Labs is walking around wearing a LifeShirt from VivoMetrics. The LifeShirt contains sensors that track heart rate, body temperature and respiration, and wirelessly transmit the data to a PDA or PC.

January 21, 2005 by

HP iPAQ h6365

If you need a smart phone as a business tool, the h6365 is a solid choice. On the other hand, if you're seeking a stylish gadget, you'd do better to look elsewhere.

January 16, 2005 by

Skype goes mobile

Skype for Pocket PC Version 1.0 promises to bring Internet telephony to Wi-Fi enabled PDA devices using the Pocket PC operating system. CNET's Rafe Needleman gets a demonstration from Skype product manager Eileen Broch at DemoMobile in La Jolla, Calif.

September 15, 2004 by

First Take: HP iPaq Pocket PC hx4700

HP's latest business handheld gets a VGA-resolution screen and other enhancements.HP has a reputation for churning out serious handhelds for business, and with the iPaq hx4700, it looks like the company is at it again.

September 1, 2004 by

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