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Geek.com podcast 19, back to chat with Joel about mobile gadgets

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.

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

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

Bill Joy: Pandemics, biofuels and the $10 PC

The final day of PC Forum stared with a conversation between Esther and Bill Joy, Sun co-founder and now Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers venture capitalist. The discussion touched on how technology, the Internet and politics are impacting society and the planet.

March 14, 2006 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

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

O2 xda II

The xda II features a tri-band GSM/GPRS phone, a VGA-resolution digital camera and Bluetooth built in, along with 128MB of RAM, an SDIO-compatible card slot and an improved screen. This makes it one of the best handheld/mobile phone combos around.

October 28, 2003 by

PDA upgrades:a recurring nightmare?

In today's PC world, desktops and notebooks can be easily upgraded via expansion or PC card slots. The same doesn't apply in the PDA world, where an expensive and torturous upgrade path still confronts users.

March 9, 2003 by

My recurring PDA upgrade nightmare

As a 10-year veteran user of handheld devices, I've suffered a torturous and expensive upgrade path. PDA vendors need to paymore attention to their products' compatibility issues, or riskrepeating the costly mistakes of their PC predecessors.

March 5, 2003 by

Intel gears up for gamers

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel demonstrates how users can play games from a PC and then take games on the go wirelessly on their laptop, PDA or cell phone.

January 10, 2003 by

Sprint runs Pocket PC-based phone

Sprint PCS on Monday began selling a cell phone that uses Microsoft Windows-powered Pocket PC 2002 software and an embedded modem from Sierra Wireless. The phone, manufactured by Toshiba and marketed by Audiovox, is similar to the "Thera," a combination PDA (personal digital assistant) and cell phone that Verizon Wireless began selling in January.

August 19, 2002 by

Key to Palm's enterprise plan: Developers

Palm, Handspring, and Sony had early--and overwhelming--success in the consumer PDA market, but Tech Republic's Tim Landravesays that if the Palm OS is going to beat Pocket PC, it needs to win over enterprise developers.

August 14, 2002 by

Sendo Smartphone to debut in Asia

British handset maker Sendo International will start shipping a cell phone that incorporates Microsoft's Smartphone 2002 software come September. The Sendo Z100 Smartphone will initially be available to subscribers of mobile operator CSL in Hong Kong. First announced last year, the highly anticipated device is a tri-band phone with GPRS (General Packet Radio Services) capabilities and an interface based on the Windows platform. The handset offers various features such as e-mail and Web browsing using a pocket version of Internet Explorer. It has a 176-by-220-pixel thin-film transistor screen that's capable of displaying 65,536 colors. PDA-like features found on the device, powered by an ARM9 core-based processor from Texas Instruments, include audio and video playback using Windows Media Player, file viewers for Microsoft office files, and a cradle to sync with your PC. Ernest Khoo reported from Singapore. To read the full story, visit CNETAsia.

June 19, 2002 by

European PDA market shrinking

The Western European market for personal digital assistants (PDAs) is still hungover from its 2001 binge, with shipments for the first quarter of this year declining 16 percent from the same quarter a year ago, according to analysts Gartner Dataquest. Palm is left with 34.8 percent fewer shipments for the first quarter of this year, compared with the same quarter last year. However, it is still Europe's leader, shipping 221,175 units and holding 39.4 percent of the market. Handspring also declined in PDAs, its shipments falling 28.1 percent to 32,010. The winners in both shipments and market share were Pocket PC PDA vendors Compaq, Casio and HP, all of which increased their market share due to their focus on corporate sales, Gartner said. --Matthew Broersma, ZDNet UK

April 24, 2002 by

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