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Acer p610 Portable Navigator

Acer p610 Portable Navigator

Acer is building a portfolio of portable navigation devices, and its current range includes both Windows Mobile Pocket PCs with GPS built in and standalone navigation devices like the p610. There are three models in the p600 series; all come with maps courtesy of Navteq and have a version of the ALK CoPilot 6 software installed. The models vary in whether they include live traffic information and Bluetooth, and in the version of CoPilot they run. The two higher end models come with CoPilot ‘Premium’ while the p610, reviewed here, does not. Nor does it have Bluetooth and live traffic data support. Even so, the price is very competitive.

March 1, 2007 by in Mobility

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T

The Transformer Pad implements a number of cost-saving measures and consequently lacks the sparkle of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. Still, the Pad is significantly cheaper than the Prime, so you may well be prepared to accept the trade-off.

May 22, 2012 by in Mobility

Samsung Q1 Ultra

Samsung Q1 Ultra

<p>Back in May 2006 we reviewed the <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/notebooks/0,1000000333,39267952,00.htm">Samsung Q1</a>, which was the first example of a new category of portable computer &mdash; the <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/umpc/default.mspx">Ultra-Mobile PC</a>, or UMPC. The idea behind the UMPC is to offer a highly portable small-format tablet computer that runs a full-blown Windows operating system. UMPCs have been produced by the likes of ASUS, Gigabyte and Medion, but Samsung has led the field to date, and its latest offering is the <a href="http://www.samsung.com/uk/products/mobilecomputing/qseries/np_q1uf000suk.asp?page=Features">Q1 Ultra</a>. The original Q1 took a lot of criticism for being, among other things, overpriced, underpowered, short on battery life, under-connected and too heavy. So has the Q1 Ultra, which at £680 (ex. VAT) costs the same as its predecessor, got it right this time around?</p>

July 17, 2007 by in Mobility

Asus MyPal A620BT

Asus MyPal A620BT

Asus has refreshed its <A href=http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/handhelds/0,39023880,10004794,00.htm>MyPal A620</A> Pocket PC handheld, adding ‘BT’ to its name, building in Bluetooth and providing portion of flash memory to the feature set. If our test results are any indication, the battery has been given a bit of a boost too. The hardware remains unchanged, though, which means that the MyPal A620BT retains the one irritating feature of its predecessor.

March 29, 2004 by in Mobility

Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook T5010

Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook T5010

<p> Fujitsu Siemens' <a href="http://uk.ts.fujitsu.com/products/mobile/notebooks/lifebook_t5010.html">LifeBook T5010</a> comes from the same stable as the <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/notebooks/0,1000000333,39611452,00.htm">T1010</a> that we reviewed earlier this year. Like the T1010, it's a relatively large and heavy convertible Tablet PC; differences include an active touch-screen rather than the T1010's passive unit, a solid-state hard drive option and a wider range of processors. </p>

April 21, 2009 by in Mobility

Route 66 Mobile Britain 2006 for UIQ

Route 66 Mobile Britain 2006 for UIQ

<a href="http://www.66.com/route66/index.php">Route 66</a> has a lower profile in the UK than many other navigation software vendors, due in part to the company’s rather American-sounding name, but also to a dearth of marketing activity. When we looked at the 2005 version of Route 66’s software for <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/mobilephones/0,39023920,39162427,00.htm">Symbian</a> we found it to be competent. Now we are trying the 2006 version for UIQ (one of the interfaces that runs on top of the Symbian OS). We evaluated the Great Britain edition, but if you're prepared to spend €399 (~£269) you can have the same software with maps for a number of European countries.

September 20, 2005 by in Mobility

HTC One review

HTC One review

HTC has pulled out all the stops with the One, which looks great, performs well and includes some clever features. The lack of storage expansion and the persistence of BlinkFeed are irritations, but overall the HTC One stands up well against rival flagship handsets.

May 8, 2013 by in Mobility

Fujitsu Lifebook T580

Fujitsu Lifebook T580

The convertible 10.1in. Lifebook T580 has a small footprint but is relatively bulky. Battery life is good, but the keyboard may prove too cramped for some users and the price is high.

January 12, 2011 by in Mobility

ASUS R2H Ultra Mobile PC

ASUS R2H Ultra Mobile PC

The Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) made its first appearance back in March 2006, in the shape of the Samsung Q1. We <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/notebooks/0,1000000333,39256659,00.htm">previewed the Q1 from its CeBIT launch</a> and followed up with a <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/notebooks/0,1000000333,39267952,00.htm">full review</a> in May. Also present at CeBIT &mdash; in prototype form at least &mdash; was the R2H from ASUS, but it has taken the rest of the year for this device to reach us in a reviewable state.

December 5, 2006 by in Mobility