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5 years ago

Diamond Accelerometer API out

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5 years ago

Treo 800w Data Sheets get leaked

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Treo 800w Data Sheets get leaked

Yet another slow night leaves us with these little gems courtesy of forum member Darth Pooh (who knew Pooh bear went to the Darkside?).

Evidently he met with his local store rep who had some promo materials from Palm directly and he managed to snag a couple of photos and then scanned them himself.

Nice work forum sleuths!

So what do these data sheets tells us that we don't already know? Not much more than we have already learned, but hey there are plenty of new glam shots, some cool shortcuts and you'll learn exactly what Sprint reps will tell you when they try to sell you this phone.

Although, we do learn

  • "... it will ship with a standard and extended battery due to beta feedback"
  • RevA enabled out of the box
  • Qualcomm MSM-6800a chipset
  • GPS is standalone and assisted (noyce)
  • Talk time is "up to 4 hours" with 200 hrs standby
  • 1150 mah battery (same as the Centro)

Check out our 800w GPS Closer look article for more info on that one.

BTW, don't believe the hype about extended delays of the release as we're still confident that this time next week, everyone who wants one (all 8 of you) will have received them, even by mail.

Download the full 12 page sales guide here (while it lasts)

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5 years ago

HP iPAQ 910 Looks Good, Listens (to towers) better

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A new review from Matt Miller is in for the HP iPAQ 910 and its looking pretty spiffy. The spiffiness is due to the great reception this would be Treo killer has. Its RF reception is coming out on top when compared to our favorites like the BlackjackII, T-Mobile Dash, and the Diamond.

The 910 is sporting a full touch screen with that lovely Windows Mobile Pro. It

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5 years ago

Update: Sprint Launching Touch Diamond Dual Sept 2nd?

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Yesterday we went with the story that Sprint is getting ready to launch the Touch Diamond, which was recently seen in the testing stage at that company, so it seemed quite plausible.

But then three other pieces of evidence have caused us to cautiously re-evaluate the situation:

Bit of a let down, eh? While the Touch Dual will be a nice device, it sure doesn't bring the glam that the Diamond seems to have.

Still, we expect the Diamond to not trail too far behind, which means Sprint will have a busy fall with Touch Duals, Diamonds and Pros in Q3 and Q4.

Stay tuned & or apologies for getting your hopes up too early ;-).

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5 years ago

What the iPhone 3G can do for you

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What the iPhone 3G can do for you

OK, we get it. There are two days left until the iPhone 3G is released. Yes, reviews are beginning to flow. Lines are forming the world 'round.

But what are we, the Windows Mobile faithful, getting out of all this madness?

Last year, just before the launch of the 2G iPhone, AT&T upgraded its EDGE network for the almighty to take advantage.

This time around, it appears 3G coverage is getting beefed up in the more "rural" markets that until recently have been EDGE-bound, great news for those of us who don't live in a major metro but aren't exactly in the sticks, either.

This isn't that much of a surprise, given that AT&T told us about their expansion plans some time ago.

The AT&T 3G network is now available in more than 280 U.S. major metropolitan areas. The company will deliver 3G service to nearly 350 leading U.S. markets by the end of 2008.

Other plans for 2008 include the completion of the nation's first High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA)-enabled network by the middle of the year. The AT&T 3G network now delivers LaptopConnect users typical downlink speeds ranging between 700 kilobits per second (Kbps) and 1.7 megabits per second (Mbps), and faster uplink speeds ranging between 500 Kbps and 1.2 Mbps. The faster uplink speeds allow users to quickly send large files and take full advantage of the latest Internet and business applications.

Check out the AT&T 3G Expansion threads on HowardForums, and let us know in the comments if you suddenly have a whole new outlook on life faster data speeds.

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5 years ago

PIM Smackdown: Agenda Fusion vs. Pocket Informant

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5 years ago

Review: Pocket Informant 8

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5 years ago

Review: Garmin Mobile XT

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5 years ago

Nokia Does Haptic Touch Right

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Nokia Does Haptic Touch Right

A lot of us are torn when it comes to all these new touch devices. Some have buttons, some have haptic vibrations, and others are just a sleek screen. This could make it very frustrating when picking the right device. To haptic or not to haptic that is the question. (In a Shakespeare voice).

Nokia wants to make it so that you don

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5 years ago

MWg Zinc II - Welcome to America

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MWg Zinc II - Welcome to America

Chalk up another contestant for Malatesta's Black Slab beauty contest, though this is probably as close as you'll get to it.

Introducing the MWg Zinc II (that'd be for Singapore's Mobile & Wireless Group), making its  U.S. debut after spending some time across the pond in Europe.

The specs aren't shabby.

  • UMTS Tri-band, GSM Quad-band
  • HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
  • Samsung 500 Mhz
  • 2.8” TFT QVGA (Touch Screen)
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • Semi-automatic sliding mechanism with qwerty keypad
  • WLAN (802.11 b/g) and BT v 2.0
  • 2MP Camera (rear-facing)
  • GPS : SirF Star III
  • Dimension: 109.5 x 59 x 18 mm

But the price is hefty: Upwards of $700 from your favorite online retailer, as no U.S. carrier is offering (read: subsidizing) this one. However, MWg appears to be hoping to change that.

“MWg has established a full operation in the US focused on developing MWg as a recognized brand in the region. The Zinc II is the first new device to be released in this market and will be sold unlocked through various channels including retailers, e-tailers, corporate resellers and systems integrators.”

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5 years ago

Sprint Diamond: Launching September 2nd?

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Sprint Diamond: Launching September 2nd?

We know this sucka is testing at Sprint right now and we've seen some earlier roadmaps that said Q3, so this just confirms what we've already expected.

Basically it looks like Sprint is getting ready to launch the heralded HTC Touch Diamond (aka HTC MP 6950; the Sprint Touch is the 6900) on Tuesday, September 2nd. So start saving your cash now. Check out Dieter's great walk-through vid of what to expect.

This puts it at around the same time as Telus (who evidently are a lot more open about their Diamond love than Sprint or Verizon).

The specs are expected to be similar to what Telus/HTC announced, though who know what Sprint will do:

  • 101mm x 51mm x 14mm
  • EVDO Rev A
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0
  • Qualcomm MSM 7510A Processor running at 528MHz
  • 256 ROM, 256 RAM, 4 Gigs internal (no expansion)
  • Opera 9.5 for the browser
  • Camera is still 3.2mp, screen is still 640x480
  • The battery gets a big bump: it's 1340 mAh

Oho yeah and there's the 1st "glamor shot" of the Treo 800w, which is launching this week...you know, in case you haven't heard.

Via GTX at Sprintusers (original photo)

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5 years ago

Closer Look: Treo 800w's unique GPS Plugin

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One neat feature that we've mentioned recently in our Podcast was Palm's unique "Maps" program and Today Plugin, which is nicely tied into the phone's aGPS system.

Palm has always done a nice job in marrying the hardware to the software and instead of just slapping some GPS on the phone, they actually made it...well, useful and easy.

Here are a couple of interesting things gleaned from past scoops and the recently released user manual...

Read on for more details on the 800w's GPS capabilities...

Features:

  • Look up a contact's location directly from your Today screen (p240)
  • Find people, restaurants, movies, etc. using the GPS Today plugin (p182)
  • Map your current, recent, and street locations

It also appears that at least for some of these functions, it uses the much superior assisted-GPS system, meaning your current geographical location should happen within seconds, as opposed to the longer "cold start" of traditional GPS systems (read our GPS vs aGPS tutorial here). This should make it faster than the Sprint Touch, Mogul and Q9c which don't use the assistance servers out-of-the-box. Stay tuned for more details.

Basically how it works is while on the today screen, you can just type the name of your contact, hold down the center key and select the "Find" menu entry. The GPS will then map that contact's address directly on the screen.

The other unique feature involves the "Point of Interest" plugin which is sort of like having Microsoft's Live Search built right in to the Today screen. All you do is type in whatever you are looking for and hit "enter" and it will look up and map the info directly, all based on your aGPS coordinates.

That brings us finally to that last aspect. the program "Maps". Not much is currently known about this except it looks like Goolge Maps (but isn't?) and it is not Live Search, though we understand both programs will work with the device's built in GPS. This app appears to be a custom mapping program that is streamlined and tied closely to the OS, for seamless integration.

Either way, these "little features" look to be quite useful and and at this point, unique to the Palm Treo 800w.

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5 years ago

Microsoft announces hosted Exchange plans

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If you're still looking for a mobile push e-mail solution and none of our suggestions has worked out, Microsoft itself could be coming to the rescue.

The head of Redmond's business division this morning announced a slew of new hosted services, a direct shot across the bow of Google's free apps, including hosted Exchange access for as little as $3 per user per month.

Full hosted Exchange, Sharepoint access and other goodies will cost $15 a month per user, which is still within reason, and there are referral incentives for business partners as well.

However: It's not quite spelled out whether this is a business-only deal, or if the average consumer will be able to get in on the goodies.

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5 years ago

Snap2Face for Windows Mobile: A Better Facebook App?

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5 years ago

Viigo unleashes Project Tango on Windows Mobile

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We've long been fans of Viigo's mobile RSS reader, and we were practically salivating when we got our first look at Project Tango on the BlackBerry.

And now, Viigo has released a free beta Project Tango application for Windows Mobile devices.

Included in the current beta is support for:

  • News and RSS
  • Audio and podcasts(!)
  • Weather
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Stocks
  • Finance

And coming up we should see airline flight info and local search. Also, if you already use Viigo, your feeds can be imported to Project Tango from your My Viigo account.

The BlackBerry edition of Project Tango teamed up with the WES conference in May, and the WinMo version is dubbed the "Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference edition" in conjunction with this week's shindig in Houston.

Viigo Project Tango for Windows Mobile

Edit: Anyone else having problems getting to the download site on their device, or problems with the desktop installer? Let us know in the comments. From your mobile device, go to www.GetViigo.com/wpc. (The address in the text message I received was bad.)

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