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My mobile writing career really began with Geek.com 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 Geek.com podcast and I had a great time sharing my thoughts on the latest gear and mobile news on Geek.com podcast 19. We covered several topics and I think the show sounds great.
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.
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.
The Department of Defence has announced that its R&D division, the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, has developed a PDA device that could soon be used to give personnel in the field better local information.
European mobile operator is winding down its device business in Asia, but customers in the region will not be left out in the cold.
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.
Tamkang University debuts mobile platform which lets students access the school's campus portal via their smartphone handsets.
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.
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.
As a user of Microsoft's ActiveSync for some years, I've always viewed it as an essential but utterly shoddy piece of software.
Code for a 'PC to mobile' virus that emerged last week has not been shared between some antivirus researchers and vendors, amid allegations of bullying and untrustworthiness
"Crossover" is the first virus found that can jump to a mobile device after infecting a PC, security researchers say.
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.
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.
Lost your mobile phone, personal digital assistant or laptop? There's a good chance you've left it in a taxi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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