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5 years ago

Hands-on with HP's Windows Mobile iPaqs - CES 2008

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HP's iPaq offerings at CES this year are nowhere near as exciting as what was leaked last week - namely the Oak and the Silver - but they're alright. First up, HP is still trying to get traction with their cute-as-a-button iPaq 500. It's a decent little candybar phone on Quadband GSM/EDGE (only) and WiFi. The rest of the specs are decided low end - but with 6.5 hours of talk time maybe that's ok. AT&T and T-Mobile don't seem to think so - HP still hasn't managed to pick up any official carrier support in the US.

The only other notable thing about the iPaw 500 is it features “HP VoiceReply.” It's just a plug-in that lets you record a voice reply to an email and send it as a wav instead of trying to type it out on T9. While you're driving. And shaving. And eating a burrito. Really, you should just pull over.

...After the break, HP has a brand new non-smartphone iPaq coming that's just a beast - the iPaq 210 Enterprise

The iPaq 210 Enterprise

First thing's last - when I asked the HP rep “Seriously, who's your target market for a Windows Mobile 6 Classic device” (“Classic” being the new nomenclature for “Non-Smartphone.”), he replied:

“Existing enterprise customers who want more power.”

...In other words, don't deride HP for thinking they're going to have a retail smash hit with the iPaq 210.

All that aside, the 210 is actually a great device - it's a trip down memory lane for us to get just a little excited about a straight PDA. I mean, this thing has dual memory card slots! Anybody else remember Handera?

So, Specs: It's about 5 “ by 3” by .63“ (yeah, huge), but in that huge package you get Wifi b/g, Bluetooth2.0, a 624 MHz processor, 64 RAM / 256 ROM, a 2200 mAh battery, Microphone and speakers (hello VOIP), SD, CF, and 480x640 screen.

This thing just might be the King of PDAs. Of course, that's a dying kingdom, isn't it?

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5 years ago

Hands-on with the Redfly - CES 2008

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Hands-on with the Redfly - CES 2008

When we wrote about the Redfly mobile companion last week, we said that it was still as flawed by the Foleo in the headline - but that’s not really what we meant. It’s just flawed in one aspect: price. Other than that, the Redfly looks pretty sweet.

We got a chance to get a hands-on with the Redfly last night and listen up: You’re almost surely going to want one. After the break, some details on how it works, our impressions, and of course a small gallery!

What the Redfly does

Unlike the Foleo, they Redfly is a completely inert object when it’s not tied to a smartphone. The Redfly is almost literally nothing more than a screen, keyboard, battery, and graphics processor. That’s right - no internal memory, no internal processor as you’d typically think of it. It’s a dummy terminal for your Windows Mobile phone.

You connect up your Windows Mobile smartphone via USB or Bluetooth. USB is slightly preferred because its faster and also charges up your smartphone. Then Redfly’s magic software takes over - it basically turns off all input on your smartphone and then tells Windows Mobile :

Hey, I know you think that you’re loaded on a Mogul, but not anymore. Right now you’re powering a Redfly. You used to have a 320x240 screen, but not anymore — now you have an 800x480 screen.

…and so on. Instead of using a touchscreen the Redfly gives you a trackpad mouse to move around to mimic the action of tapping the screen.

Specs

The Redfly gives your Windows Mobile smartphone the following:

  • a 800x480 screen, a full keyboard (with several nice shortcuts to common functions)
  • a spare USB port to use to read USB Memory sticks (they’re mounted directly just like a memory card) or for an external mouse.
  • VGA out at 800x600 (though it has to “letterbox” it to 800x480)
  • 8 Hours of battery life (the Redfly lasts 8 hours and charges your smartphone to boot)

The Redfly is 1 x 6 x 9 inches and weighs 2 pounds. It has an 80 key QWERTY keyboard that is, tragically, not full size. As you can see in the gallery below, it still might be usable. That would take some time to tell, though. It will work with pretty much any Windows Mobile 5 or 6 Smartphone, Standard or Pro, though they’re starting small with compatibility with just a few of the most popular smartphones.

Impressions

The hardware quality is good but not superb - the units on the show floor may have been pre-production (we hope) as a couple rubber grommets fell off our unit as we toyed around with it. The latch is sturdy and it feel great to hold.

It’s a bummer about the keyboard not being full sized, but we’ll hold off final judgment until we’ve used it for really real. As for when that will happen, it should be this quarter sometime.

The other bummer is the price - $499. Now, the folks at Celio (who make it) said that it was just the initial price and that it might eventually be released in a less expensive version. This version, like the Foleo, is being targeted directly at hardcore executives.

Other than the above 2 caveats, the Redfly really impressed us. We’re absolutely on board with a dummy terminal for our Windows Mobile phone. It’s a powerful operating system, there’s no reason you couldn’t use it as a mini-laptop. Add in the fact that you won’t have to muck around with syncing anything ever and the Redfly might be a winner.

…For about $250 less than its initial price. ;)

Also in the gallery below, a little bitty Redfly that lacks the screen and keyboard - it basically allows you to plug your smartphone directly into a projector/monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Definitely not as cool, but a neat idea.

Gallery

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5 years ago

Verizon Announces SMT5800, Hands-On

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Verizon Announces SMT5800, Hands-On

Last night at the Digital Life Expo, the fine folks at HTC told me that this would happen, and sure enough, it has. Verizon has announced the SMT5800, well behind the other guys. The specs are pretty standard - it's that Smartphone Edition of Windows Mobile 6 in a slider-form factor that we initially loved but eventually became disillusioned with. Still, it's a decent enough phone:

  • 2.0 megapixel camera with video capture
  • Bluetooth® 2.0 including stereo with support for certain profiles
  • microSD™ memory card slot (for up to 8 GB of removable memory)
  • 2.4“ QVGA, 240 x 320 65k-color screen
  • CDMA2000 1x/EV-DO digital dual-band
  • Dimensions: 4.1” l x 2.0“ w x 0.7” d
  • Weight: 4.2 oz.

Available Jan 21st for the surprisingly high price of $299.99 after rebates and such. After the break, our hands-on with the SMT5800 at CES 2008!

Read: Verizon Wireless Connects With Mobile Professionals With The SMT5800

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5 years ago

Microsoft “Demos” Future Version Windows Mobile by Accident? - CES 2008

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Making a cameo appearance on the big screen during the Gates keynote, a future version of Windows Mobile! Maybe. It could be Windows Mobile 6.1, but it doesn't look anything like what BGR leaked awhile back. And yes, it could be just a custom skin. If that's the case, then color us impressed with HTC's customizations. If that's not the case, then either we just caught MS with their pants down or they're viral marketing geniuses (or this isn't new at all and we're the ones lacking trousers).

Take a look at the new Start Menu of listing programs / settings / etc. It looks like there's a left/right menu on top to switch between “Programs,” “Settings,” “Photos,” “Internet,” and so on, then up/down to switch between the stuff within those categories.

Full gallery after the jump!

(p.s. since we lost connectivity last night, expect our live coverage article to be updated with some photos in just a bit)

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5 years ago

Bill Gates 2008 CES Keynote Redux

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Bill Gates 2008 CES Keynote Redux

Our live coverage of the Bill Gates Keynote last night hit a snag, so we're back today from the blogger's lounge here at CES with the pictures and the deets that we missed after going offline. Actually, I just saw Bill Gates walking through the show floor - nice to see him mixing with the rest of us gadgetheads. :D

Read on to see a gallery of the even and to see what Microsoft is proud of now ...and what they're hoping will happen in the “next digital decade.”

Oh, and either Microsoft doesn't care about leaks anymore, or they're leaking stuff themselves. Be sure to check out the Treo 800w shot and the possible future version of Windows Mobile!

The Treo 800w appears

Yes, yes, we could be wrong that it was the Treo 800w that appeared, but we aren't. It showed up on the big screen twice with nary a mention from anybody up front. Palm is either very happy to be getting some viral press from this or very unhappy that they've failed to control the release of yet another one of their devices.

Also appearing, something that looks like Bill Gates' dreamphone - someday we'll all have magical phones with flexible, semi-transparent displays no thicker than a few sheets of paper that we can just roll up and stick in our pocket. Someday.

Name that Windows Mobile

Also appear on the screen - what looks to be a future version of Windows Mobile. It might even be Windows Mobile 7, given that it seems to have a “pivot” interface of some sort.

Interesting, no?

Videos and Cameos

Probably the focus of they keynote wasn't product announcements, but more of a general looking back and looking forward. Though Gates & Co certainly did show off quite a few products - from Zune Social to the Ford Sync - there wasn't anything that we hadn't at least heard of before.

So the highlight for us was to see Bill yukking it up in a couple of videos. We'll also mention last first here - the evening ended with a Guitar Hero showdown that brought Slash himself onto the stage. Without further ado, a quick gallery of the various celebrity cameos -- all of whom were mugging it up trying to get a soon-to-retire Bill Gates off their back.

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5 years ago

Windows Mobile 7 to Sport Gesture Navigation?

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Windows Mobile 7 to Sport Gesture Navigation?

Wow. So at the Bill Gates keynote last night, he mentioned that a major focus of Microsoft's current R&D is focused on “natural interfaces.” He showed a demo of a research project for a camera that could recognize faces and places. What he didn't mention is that apparently Microsoft is working on adding all sorts of natural interface option to, wait for it, Windows Mobile 7.

A blog called InsideMicrosoft scored an internal presentation with gobs - gobs of pictures of examples of how one could interface with Windows Mobile 7. Shaking the phone. Waving your hand around the camera. Better touchscreen interfaces (yes!). Plenty of options.

The images themselves sometimes make it a little difficult to get a handle on what WM7 looks like - though surely it's early enough on in development that the looks aren't finalized yet.

Interestingly, one of the major UI improvements that is mentioned in the article is “Pivoting.” Pivoting looks like you go left and right to get between major “categories” that are listed at the top of the screen. Gee, that sounds a LOT like a certain set of screenshots that accidentally appeared in the keynote, don't it?

hmmmm.

Read: InsideMicrosoft via Engadget

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5 years ago

Treo 800w(?) surfaces in Gates Keynote

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Treo 800w(?) surfaces in Gates Keynote

Well, our CTIA 2008: Bill Gates Keynote LiveBlog didn't go exactly as planned -- a pox upon batteries and their weakness! There wasn't, sadly, any hugely significant bits of official Windows Mobile news - but there was an unofficial piece of Windows Mobile news. The device at right appeared on the gigantic screen for a couple minutes during the keynote.

If the device at right isn't the spittin' image of the Treo 800w, then we don't know much about spittin' or images. Unfortunately, we don't have any details beyond what we can glean from the image:

  • It will be offered in white (yeah, we know, duh)
  • It will feature Windows Mobile 6 (6.1? Hard to say, have we seen any 6.1 devices with touchscreens yet?)
  • WiFi confirmed (2nd line down)

Are there any hints for people looking for a release date - If you believe the fuzzy “January 23, 2007” (or maybe 22) at the top has any relevance, it might. Somehow we doubt even Palm would have missed a release date by a full year. In any case, WMExperts is giving away the 800w to one of the lucky people who guess the release date - go check that out!

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5 years ago

CTIA 2008: Bill Gates Keynote LiveBlog

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CTIA 2008: Bill Gates Keynote LiveBlog

Howdy folks. After two hours of waiting (and about another hour to go, but we're live at Bill Gates' last CES keynote ever. We're not sure if there's going to be anything Windows Mobile-related, but we're pumped nevertheless. Stay tuned!

5:55 (Mountain Time, we're in Vegas Baby Vegas, don'tcha know?): We are still a half hour away. The room is jam-packed. If anybody has a BB gun, please come down here and take a few shots at the purple lights they have shining out into the crowd.

6:25: Here we go. Good sign: all the clipart images are of folks holding Windows Mobile phones and smiling a lot.

6:30: Funtime Intro Music over a montage of CES gadetry serenades us as we wrestle with a terrible connection. Too many people want to use our AT&T 3G. CEA Honco Gary Shapiro is on stage now, talking up the CES show.

6:35: Introducing Bill Gates - as though Bill Gates needs it.

6:40 Heeeere's Bill! Title of the talk "The Next Digital Decade." Sounds like fun. Bill takes us down a trip on memory lane - since his first CES keynote in 1994.

6:45 Calls attention to the fact that this is his last keynote and that later this year he'll go from fulltime at Microsoft to fulltime at his foundation. Sniffle. Looks like we're getting a video to help him prepare for his last day.

6:50 Bono and the Edge won't let Bill into the band. Aww. The video is heavy on the cameos - it brings the funny.

6:50: Whoa - that would be a white Palm something or other on the screen! def. an 800w or something that looks identical to the leaked version. He's talking about "connected experiences," but we're looking at that Treo.

6:55: Predicting "HD everywhere" and real 3D internet experiences. We've heard this 3D prediction before. Showing some mockup of a futurephone - looks pretty nice, actually. Meanwhile emphasizing how important it is for all devices to be connected via services invisibly so, say, you don't have to muck around organizing your photos and moving them from device to device.

6:57: the importance of "Natural User Interface" - Touch on "Windows PC and on the iPhone" (yes, he said it). Voice on the Ford Sync. Gestures, etc. "We're just at the beginning of this."

6:58: 100 Million people using Vista (whoa - much higher that I would have guessed). Neat new form factor PCs using Vista. 420 Million people use Windows Live. Windows Mobile: 10 Million new users last year, 20 Million users next year.

7:00: Ohh. Input causes problems with Vista, Live, and Mobile. Input Innovations coming.

7:00: Product Demo - Windows Live Services. Windows Live Calendar - overlay different people's calendars to see what's available. Windows Live Events - evite, basically, plus photo sharing. Windows Live Photo Gallery - automagically integrate multiple pictures of the same area into a panoramic photo. Sweet.

7:05: Windows Live Mobile - demoing on an HTC Touch. Adding photos to Windows Live Spaces.

7:05: Bill is back, he's demo'ing Microsoft Surface - their touch-based tabletop PC. Neat ideas - set your phone on the table to auto-upload stuff from surface to Windows Spaces.

7:07: Silverlight time. Announcing that NBC is using Microsoft as their exclusive US partner for the 2008 Olympics. That'll get people to install the Silverlight plugin, eh? NBC video of how happy they are about this partnership coming up.

7:10 - our laptop battery is dying everybody! We'll be back with more later!

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5 years ago

HP's upcoming offerings: Oak and Silver (Plus one more)

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We just said that BGR's roadmap was the gift that keeps on giving and boy did we mean it. Next up: HP is taking another swing at Windows Mobile devices and this time they're going for the fences. That's a welcome sign after their previous bunts.

The highlight is definitely the Oak, a WM 6.1 Pro device with a touchscreen, quad-band HSDPA, bluetooth, gps, wifi, and a thin slider form factor that looks hottt with three Ts. The thin comes at a price, though, a measly 1010 mAh battery that they're optimistically claiming will last for 3.5 hours of talk time.

Next up is the Silver, which is interesting because not only does it look a heckuva lot like a BlackBerry Peal, but it also sports a “SureType” keyboard that they're calling a “suretype” keyboard -- perhaps it's been licensed from RIM? It has nearly identical specs as the above Oak (though they mysteriously left Bluetooth off the list. Surely an omission). It's WM6.1 standard and due in July.

There was also a low-endish ODM v16xx on BGR's list - an inexpensive WM 6.1 Pro device that lacks WiFi but has GPS and a front-facing QWERTY. We suspect it's just EDGE, but don't know for sure. Due in September.

Is anybody else wishing Vodafone would hurry up and get their subsidiary, Verizon, onto GSM already? Because they clearly have the Windows Mobile goods coming to Europe and we're jealous. Very jealous.

Read: hp oak | The Boy Genius Report

Read: hp silver | The Boy Genius Report

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5 years ago

Palm “Wanda” to Succeed the Treo 500v

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BGR's leaked Vodafone roadmap is the gift that just keeps on giving. The latest: Palm Wanda. It takes some major design cues from the PalmOS Centro - the tiny keyboard and the thin (width-wise) shape. But switch that baby over to Windows Mobile 6.1 standard and throw in 3G and you have Wanda. The radio is tri-band EDGE/HSDPA so it's probably going to follow the 500v's Europe-only tack to start. We truly hope that's just to start, because this little sucker looks cute as a button and our pockets are begging for it.

Specs:

  • Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard
  • 320x240 screen
  • 2mp camera
  • GPS
  • 1200mAh battery

It's due in September '08. Thanks to rener for the tip! Our money is on this getting the “Centro” branding.

Read: Vodafone Roadmap: Palm Wanda! | The Boy Genius Report

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5 years ago

Palm Drucker ( Treo 850v ?) to Replace Treo 750v

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CES may start tomorrow in Las Vegas, but there's big news from Europe coming out from BGR. They've scored a Vodafone product roadmap. As was predicted (accurately, by yours truly) over at TreoCentral, Palm is going to be replacing their Treo 750 in July of 2008. We don't have a full picture yet, but we do have some specs:

  • Quad-band GSM
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 (Pro? We assume)
  • 320x320 Flush (!) screen (gotta be touch? We assume!)
  • 2mp camera
  • 1500 mAh battery (huge!)
  • GPS, WiFi (!), Bluetooth 2.0

Basically is the GSM Windows Mobile Treo we've all dreamt of. It also seems to be a continuation of Palm's love affair with Vodafone - they got the Treo 750 first, the Treo 500v first (and probably exlusively), and come July (or thereabouts), they'll get the Treo XXX/Drucker first. Our money is on it being called the Treo 850v.

Thanks to Chad for the tip!

Read: Vodafone Roadmap: Palm Drucker! | The Boy Genius Report

p.s. We'd like to think that “Drucker” is named after TreoCentral's own “Michael Ducker,” but we wouldn't want Miradu to get too big a head, now would we?

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5 years ago

WMExperts Headed to CES 2008

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WMExperts Headed to CES 2008

That's right, folks, strap in for a deluge of Windows Mobile-related news. Frankly, we're not sure what the likes of Microsoft, HTC, and Samsung have prepared for us. It's CES, though, so you know there'll be plenty. It will all start out with what is slated to be Bill Gates' last CES keynote (please, Bill, don't trot out the “Kitchen of the Future” again!) on Sunday night.

Expect plenty of neat accessory and software bits in the vein of the HD Slingbox and ogling of new phones. We're hoping for a US-version of the upcoming Samsung i780.

Anyhow, stay tuned for the fun!

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5 years ago

Slingbox Pro to go HD

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Slingbox Pro to go HD

We suppose this sort of falls into the “it was inevitable” camp, but our favorite method for streaming media to our WinMo gadgets, Slingbox, will be getting an upgrade to HD. The details show they're not screwing around. Here's the info, with “not screwing around” parts in bold:

Slingbox PRO-HD includes multiple inputs and outputs, including digital audio and a digital (ATSC/QAM) tuner. Not only will the Slingbox PRO-HD stream up to 1080i content and 5.1 surround within the home to a computer, it can also be used to ship high-def material to another HDTV via our forthcoming SlingCatcher. In addition, the lucky ones with super highspeed broadband connectivity, such as FiOS, will get similar HD quality streaming to remote locations. Slingbox PRO-HD is slated for a Q3 release @ $399.99 (USD).

In other words, this Slingbox Pro HD will not only do what t'other Slingboxen have always done, it will also help let you watch your HD content on other televisions without paying for extra cable or satellite boxes. Nice.

Slingbox will hopefully be showing this (and a dirty dirty BlackBerry client) at CES in Las Vegas next week (yep, we'll be there, as if you doubted it).

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5 years ago

Redfly Ressurects Foleo Concept; Is Also Flawed

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So this Redfly thing made the internet rounds yesterday and we didn't post it because, well, we can't post everything. If you missed it, it's a “Smartphone Companion” that's designed to give you a full keyboard and a (relatively) expansive screen to work with when you're on the go. All your data lives on the smartphone. In shorts, it's darn close to filling the curious absence left in the wake of the Foleo cancellation.

Like we said, we weren't going to comment on it, but TreoCentral just weighed in on it, and that got us to thinking: It looks like the Redfly gets right what the Foleo got wrong in every aspect but one - price. What the Redfly appears to have gotten right is that the way to quickly construct a “mobile companion” is to make it just a “dummy terminal” to your smartphone. A glance at what little information is available seems to imply (though we're not sure!) that the Redfly is meant to work directly with Windows Mobile and to give WM a larger resolution (as in - hey, Windows Mobile, you know how you think you're working on a 240x320 device. Ignore that, we're bigger now).

IF that's how it works, then that's smart. It eliminates the need for complex synchronization software. However, if that's in fact how it works, then why on earth is it priced at $399 (or perhaps 499?)? Gah! Anyhow, like the Foleo before it, we want this. Should be available in March.

The REDFLY Mobile Companion is a sleek clamshell design that includes an 8“ display, a full function keyboard, and a touchpad mouse. Measuring just 1x6x9 inches and only 2 pounds, the REDFLY Mobile Companion offers over 8 hours of battery life and boots instantly! It also adds three new features - instant VGA output, access to USB flash drives, and the ability to charge your smartphone via USB.
REDFLY is very unique - it changes the resolution of your smartphone display so that applications, web sites, email, and attachments all have more room to play!

Read: treocentral.com >> Stories >> Commentary >> Redfly Mobile Companion Similar to Palm Foleo

Update: GerardoDada is on exactly the same page: a dumb terminal to your smartphone is the right way to go. We still wish it wasn't so darn expensive.

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5 years ago

WMExperts Top 10 of 2007, Plus Our Faves

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Hey, everybody else is doing it, why can't we? Below - our most-read articles and posts of 2007. A couple more months and it's likely we would have seen more from the Smartphone Round Robin - but no matter.

What do we learn from the list below? That people like the smackdowns (can't blame ya) and we all spent the bulk of 2007 champing at the bit to install Windows Mobile 6, then Windows Mobile 6.1 Of course, we're still waiting for 6.1 -- and many of us are still waiting for Windows Mobile 6 (Cough BLACKJACK cough!). We also learn that the HTC Touch was the sleeper hit of the year - it's certainly done much better than we expected. Don't get us wrong, though, we love the little bugger.

Anyhow, this is the spot where we say thanks a ton to all of you readers. We got started abound February of last year and have been growing in traffic ever since. Here's to hoping 2008 connects us with even more of y'all.

After the break, the top 10 by traffic of 2007 plus a few of our own favorite articles that you may have missed!

Top 10 by Traffic

  1. HTC Touch vs. iPhone, Part 2: Video Smackdown. #1 with a bullet - it's a 25 minute, point by point comparison between the HTC Touch and the iPhone.

  2. Giant ATT-Cingular 3G WM5 Smackdown: Treo 750 vs. 8525 vs. Blackjack. A little out to date, but still useful, this article is a comprehensive comparison between what were the top three on AT&T at the time. Yes, we're going to do a followup with the new devices.

  3. BlackJack WM6 Update: Q3 at best. Remember when getting Windows Mobile 6 on the BlackJack in October of 2007 seemed like a curse? We do.

  4. Windows Mobile 6.1 Coming with New Interface? Sure, Boy Genius may have gotten his hands on an actual Windows Mobile 6.1 device in December, but we told you it was coming and what it would look like in October. Boo. Yah.

  5. HTC Touch vs iPhone, Part 1. Twice in the Top Ten? Yep - y'all love your comparisons.

  6. Hack Available for PPC-6700/XV6700: AKU3.3. We still the a lot of 6700s in the wild even though it's been replaced on pretty much every network by the 6800. The 6700 may never see Windows Mobile 6, but at least it can be upgraded to the best that Windows Mobile 5 has to offer.

  7. How-To: Full YouTube on Windows Mobile. We sort of wish our iPhone YouTube Spoof had made the grade, but that's alright. It's more fitting that an article actually explaining how to do it get in.

  8. WM6 on a Samsung Blackjack. Yeah, we know, two “Windows Mobile 6 on BlackJack” articles. This second is the hacked ROM, and yes, seriously we still don't recommend you try to use it - it's slow and buggy.

  9. How To: Customize Your Tilt. One of the reasons the Tilt didn't fare well in the Smartphone Round Robin is that its out-of-box experience is just plain horrendous. So we threw together a “for the n00bs” how-to for customizing your Tilt.

  10. Review: Jabra BT8010. The BT8010s were one of the first “hybrid” bluetooth headsets on the market and they're pretty neat. We prefer the Voyager 855s now, but it's hard to argue strongly against the BT8010s, they're nice.

Our Faves

  1. How To: Buy a Windows Mobile Phone. So Windows Mobile is available on a dizzying array of devices on pretty much every network you can imagine. We break down what you need to do if you're thinking WM.

  2. How To: Install, Uninstall, and Transfer Files on Windows Mobile. We could have taken any article from our growing “How To” section, but we decided to stick with the basics.

  3. Video First Looks. We've done a ton of Video First Looks at a ton of smartphones. Check it: HTC Touch Dual, BlackJack II, Samsung SCH-i760, Sprint Touch, T-Mobile Shadow, Motorola Q9h, Pantech Duo, and ATT Tilt

  4. iPhone vs Windows Mobile, Email Smackdown. Point-by-point analysis of why Windows Mobile beats the pants off the iPhone for email productivity.

  5. Smartphone Round Robin: Triumphant Return to Windows Mobile!. It's our Love-Poem to Windows Mobile. Our Ode. Our Paean. If anybody ever asks you “Why Windows Mobile?”, send 'em here.
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