Jawbone makes some of the best Bluetooth headsets and speaker so it wasn't much of a surprise that their new health device, the UP, is also built very well. Can the UP help you improve your health through activity tracking and team motivation?
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Spb Software has been developing applications for Windows Mobile for years and is now expanding to support S60 and iPhone devices. The Apple iPhone version is fantastic and makes using the application a real pleasure. It look and works great on the iPhone and you really should check it out.
The Apple iPad is a great for having fun and being entertained, but it also functions very well as a mobile work platform. This year we are looking at the 6 best Office apps/suites. Since there are no trials available we present you with over 100 screenshots and an extensive article, including summary tables, to help you make the most informed decision for your needs.
The Nokia Eseries devices have a reputation for rock solid construction available for a reasonable price. Messaging is the main focus of the Eseries as they are targeted to enterprise customers who need business application support. The E75 brings the latest Nokia Messaging software to the S60 platform in a new dual design form factor that provides you with both excellent phone and messaging experiences.
The Wibrain B1 is a full function Windows XP computer weighing in at just over 1 pound in a PSP-like widescreen form factor. A split QWERTY keyboard, high resolution display, fast processor, and excellent touch panel make this a compelling choice in mobility.
Spb Software House released an update to their mobile travel product as Spb Traveler 2.0. The software serves as a travel assistant with a flight search engine powered by OAG, an animated 3D Globe with real satellite image of the sky, a Geo Game for fun and learning and tools and information such as world time and global weather service, tip calculator and multilanguage phrase book, as well as currency, unit, and clothing size converters. Spb Traveler 2.0 is based on Spb Mobile Shell and is quite responsive and functional.
Microsoft is showing off a Technical Preview of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and most of the pieces are up and running successfully, including Facebook chat, linked inboxes, podcast support, multi-tasking, and much more.
This review is one of the hardest I had to write because I have a long history with Palm devices (started using them in 1997) and I had high hopes for their new WebOS operating system after they blew us all away at CES 2009. I actually stood in line and bought my own Sprint Palm Pre last summer and posted some thoughts on it at that time. There have been several software updates since last year and at CES 2010 Palm announced the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus launching on Verizon Wireless with the ability for the Pre Plus to act as a MiFi and share out wireless Internet. Palm sent me a device to try out for a couple of weeks and I am glad they did because they saved me a ton of money since I was considering a switch from my Verizon MiFi to the Pre Plus.
I had high hopes for Windows Mobile 6.5 to at least provide a better touch experience, but it only does so on a basic level. We now see no customization support in the Start menu or Today screen and an overall lack of consistency across the platform. Windows Mobile needs major work and I am not sure people are willing to wait until the end of 2010 for Windows Mobile 7.
Opera Mobile 9.5 was announced back in February 2008, but has yet to appear for download. It is just starting to make its way onto new Windows Mobile devices and the HTC Advantage X7510 (2nd generation) comes with Opera Mobile 9.5 integrated into the ROM. This mobile web browser is outstanding and provides more functionality than the rather revolutionary Apple iPhone browser.