While I get the majority of my news and content online, I still do subscribe to a few magazines including MacWorld, Laptop, and Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine. I am very saddened by the news that there will be one final issue of Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine. As you can read in the press release they are working to make the final issue a "keeper" with lots of Windows Mobile reviews, new tips and how-tos, a guide to best accessories, software, and much more. The final issue will be on newstands in November.
I started reading this magazine many years ago and looked forward to reading each issue. I found the reviews to be very informative and the magazine served as a great reference resource. They also ran the Best Software Awards and I was honored to participate the last several years as a member of the Board of Experts in judging software. Hal presents the reasons for having to suspend the magazine and I wish him all the best.
The good news is that Hal will be launching iPhone Life on September 9th and it will be a whopping 100-page premier issue. Many of the same folks who wrote for Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine will be coming over too. You can subscribe now for just US$25 to receive all issues through 2010 which includes the premier issue and at least 4 issues in both 2009 and 2010, plus a digital edition readable on the iPhone. I already subscribed and highly encourage my readers to as well. I can't wait to check out the first issue and hope this magazine does as well as the iPhone. You will also find it on newstands everywhere if you don't want to subscribe.