I have been playing with the Nokia N800 for a couple of weeks and as you will hear soon on MobileTechRoundup podcast #97 James and I are really having a blast with this fun device. Nokia just announced another application that is officially available now for free that continues to extend your media content to the N800 and make it an even more powerful mobile browsing device. The new Orb MyCasting application allows you to access all your digital media (photos, videos, music and TV) that you have stored on a PC connected to the internet with Orb running in the background. I will have to fire up Orb and my TV Tuner card again on my home PC so I can access my media content on the road with the N800. The N800 Orb MyCasting application also allows you to use Orb's Digital Video Record funtionality to remotely record TV programs to your desktop PC and then later play back the video content on the N800.
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Our guest host from last week at CES is not back this week, but we did wrap up our thoughts on our trips to Vegas during MobileTechRoundup show #87. There has been quite a bit of talk about the Nokia N800 and a few may be on the way to the MoTR crew shortly. James, Kevin, and I also spent a bit talking about the new Microsoft definition of a UMPC and how the OQO is one now, but then again without Vista it isn't really. We also talked about the failed Zune squirting and why I am back to using my Yahoo! Music subscription service. We even have a freeware of the show that presents Google Reader in a slimmed down way for reading on a UMPC or other mobile device.
James, Kevin, and I are all in Vegas so we thought it would be good to try to get together and record a show with some of our thoughts on CES. We also had an unexpected guest host on MobileTechRoundup show #86 that required a bit of editing to make sure we didn't get kicked off iTunes. We did chat about the VERY cool Origami Experience, OQO Model 02, Toshiba's new UWB technology in use, and a bit more. We'll cover the iPhone in the next show since we were recording in a public setting at the Bloghaus, but we think you will have fun with this show.
The gang starts off MobileTechRoundup show #80 on a football tangent, but then gets back on track by discussing two freeware of the show titles you may want to try. We talk a bit about Windows Mobile Crossbow and then how a Dell Axim with Crossbow is still a possibility in 2007. James received a very nice case to review and Kevin has a new slate Tablet PC from Fujitsu in his hands.
Kasey sent me an exciting press release this weekend from EverNote Corporation announcing that Fujitsu will include EverNote on their LifeBook notebook and Stylistic Tablet PC device. If you buy a new LifeBook P1610 Tablet PC that also has a touchscreen display you will get EverNote Plus and EverNote ritePen. EverNote Plus is a great application that lets you capture and organize data quickly and easily. ritePen is a handwriting recognition application that lets you write anywhere on the display of a Tablet PC. This latest partnership is great for both companies and if you haven't tried EverNote for yourself I highly encourage you to download a copy today.
These 5 finalists were selected in the Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 Pro photo contest. Vote for your favorite photo of people enjoying music.
The MobileTechRoundup gang chats about a couple new devices, the Fujitsu P1610 and the Microsoft Zune. We also congratulate Geek.com on their 10th anniversary and encourage listeners to register there for some great prizes to celebrate their birthday.
Another fun contest related to mobile devices is being hosted at Gear Diary. You can win a pair of Ultimate Ears super.fi 5 Pro earphones by guessing what devices the 10 celebrities in the photos are holding and using.
The Motion Computing LS800 is a highly portable slate Tablet PC and one can be yours if you enter the new GottaBeMobile forum contest. This US$2,200 value prize is fully loaded and to enter you need to compose an 800-1000 word essay in the next two weeks.
Microsoft held two invite-only events for Mobile enthusiasts last week and my full report of the Boston event is now live on Geek.com. Check out all the cool topics we discussed and fun we all had getting to know other community enthusiasts a bit better over a couple days in Boston.