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5 years ago

SPH-M8100 Pics

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SPH-M8100 Pics

Here's some shiny that you won't be able to use for quite awhile, the Samsung SPH-M8100. It's a WiMax phone (hence the "quite awhile" bit) with some great features - including a tethered modem mode and a TV-Out (!) for showing off your multimedia on a big screen.

Samsung Electronics presented 'Mobile Wimax MITs SPH-M8100', its new Wimax-enabled handset during Samsung Mobile Wimax Summit 2006. Based on 'IMS (IP multimedia service), it allows users to have access to data at the speed of up to 20mbps while they are aboard of a car moving at 60km/h. It means you can actually various kinds of IP-based service including VoIP, voice call, push-to-all service, VOD, RSS and etc. in real time. It also supports T-DMB and TV-out.
Meanwhile, it can be used as a Wibro modem in connection with a pc or a laptop.

Read: AVING USA - Global News Network

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5 years ago

Voice Command 1.6

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Voice Command 1.6

Here's a awkward question for fans of the full-featured PocketPC Edition of Windows Mobile 5: "How long until the differences between the two versions of the OS are negligible?" We know that we can expect a more full-featured version of Pocket Office on the Smartphone Edition soon (Hello editing!). Now, according to Tech[dot]Blog, we can expect Voice Command as well.

Another little tidbit in there that gets my heart pumping: Voice Command 1.6 will not only include support for the Smartphone Edition, it will also include support for bluetooth headsets, A2DP combo headsets, and will announce incoming emails.

Read: Tech[dot]Blog: Informed Sources say VC 1.6 coming soon

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5 years ago

HTC is Big Time: No Kidding!

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HTC is Big Time: No Kidding!

A week or so ago the Seattle Times reported on HTC, they who pump out PocketPC phone after PocketPC phone. If you've ever been curious about this biggest name-that-isn't in smartphones, you'll want to go give the article a read. Highlights:

  • "The company began in 1997" (I always forget it's this young!)
  • They plan on making "ultramobile PCs" - but with phones in them. Think smaller OQO with a phone strapped on.
  • Intriguing to me is that they're not really interested in competing in the low-end smartphone market for very long: "We are the only ones taking the high-end phone and going even more upstream from that," he said. "For everyone else, it is the midtier handset market where they have the huge volume. But this is all we do."

Anyhow, it seems like HTC started duplicating the insane mid-90s internet stock boom right after that stock boom crashed. The difference: it sure doesn't look to me like HTC is crashing anytime soon.

HTC may be the most successful cellphone company you've never heard of.

Despite its low profile, the company is becoming an industry powerhouse with an increasingly growing impact on the market. It has developed some of the most notable cutting-edge phones and handheld devices this year.

Read: The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Low-profile HTC is a powerhouse

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5 years ago

HTC's XDA Orbit - GPS PPC for O2 UK

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HTC's XDA Orbit - GPS PPC for O2 UK

Ok, so it's not enough that every single carrier that releases a PocketPC phone made by HTC rebrands the dang thing with a different name, now we have feature differentiation as well. Not minor feature differentiation, either. The XDA Orbit is O2 UK's version of O2 Germany's HTC Artemis (AKA the T-Mobile MDA III - though we should say THAT version has slightly different features too, SIGH.). The Orbit and the Artemis share features like GPS and an FM radio for traffic info. Where the Artemis is just an EDGE phone, the Orbit has W-LAN b/g. What, Germans don't like WiFi?

In any case, theunwired.net has some photos for you to ogle and a few more details about the device. Credit for the photo goes to them, too.

Following O2 Germany's earlier announcement to release the HTC Artemis during this fall as the O2 Xda orbit and O2 UK's outlook to launch it in November as well, here we go with some preview photos of the O2 Xda orbit which looks slightly different to the standard HTC Artemis.

Read: the::unwired - PHOTOVIEW: O2 Xda orbit GPS Pocket PC Phone Edition

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5 years ago

Black MotoQ in Canada

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Black MotoQ in Canada

Looks like Canada will be first out of the gate with the Black MotoQ. Specs are identical, though it might be worth mentioning that they're using a "soft-touch paint" that's seems to be popular ever since Palm put it on their 750v. No word on what the frozen climes of Canada will do to the MotoQ's battery life.

*Motorola Canada Ltd. today announced the global launch of the Moto Q in Black, the latest Moto Q colour available exclusively from Bell Canada. The Moto Q in Black is a broadband-enabled smartphone that combines voice, data and multimedia functionality in a design that is less than 1.15 cm thin.

Read: CNW Group

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5 years ago

Sansung Blackjack released (SGH-i607)

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Now that Cingular has unveiled the Blackjack, reports are starting to trickle in.

PhoneScoop (among many others, see below) has published a preview/review of the Blackjack, aka the SGH-i607, aka YATQKWMS (Yet Another Thin Qwerty Keyboard Windows Mobile Smartphone), and overall they seem pretty happy with it. The standard by which all these devices are compared still seems to be the MotoQ and though the Blackjack does beat the MotoQ in battery life, it's nothing to write home about.

The BlackJack is also known as the Samsung i607. Like Samsung's other recent entry into this category, the i320, it is narrower than the Q, Dash or almost any other QWERTY phone. Thus despite its rectangular shape, the BlackJack fits nicely in the hand. The edges along the left and right sides are slightly rounded, increasing the comfort factor. It is easy to wrap your hand around it if you are using it one handed

If you're really pumped about the smartphone, there's also a video of the Blackjack in action over at Cingular's PR site.

Read: Preview: Samsung BlackJack (Phone Scoop)

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5 years ago

Review: Cardo Scala 500

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Review: Cardo Scala 500

Doug Morse of TreoCentral reviews the Cardo Scala 500 bluetooth headset

Read on for the full review

I had high hopes for the Scala-500 Bluetooth Headset. Many of the users on the TreoCentral forums said it was one of the best headsets out there, and except for a few minor issues, this is an excellent headset.

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5 years ago

Review: Motorola HS-850

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5 years ago

Review Plantronics m2500 Bluetooth headset

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5 years ago

We're (mostly) live!

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We're (mostly) live!

Well everybody, here we are! I've been posting quick news stories for awhile now, expect longer pieces in the near future. WMExperts.com looks to be a great source of news and reviews of Windows Mobile Smartphone devices. We're also planning on adding lots of great new features (hmm, see that dead "DeviceDB" link at the top, stay tuned!) in the very near future.

WMExperts.com is sort of a stepchild of TreoCentral, where I also write. But I've converted to Windows Mobile devices and I'm not planning on looking back anytime soon (read: ever?).

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5 years ago

Figures: Spb bundles their today plugins after I buy them all separately

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What, me bitter? I kid. I'm a big fan of Spb Sofware House's today plug-ins. Over the past couple of months I've slowly picked up all 4 items they have in this package: Pocket Plus, Diary, Weather, and Time. I like how they can all be organized and arranged with each other pretty much any way you can think of. Spb must have been paying attention to folks like me, because this bundle is a great deal. Worth checking out for the trial period, at any rate.

Spb Today Suite is a collection of four best selling Today plug-ins that you can buy together with 40% discount. These programs are specially designed for working together. Using them as building blocks you can build your Today screen in your style

Read: Spb Today Suite - Products - Spb Software House

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5 years ago

Q v Dash

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Q v Dash

C|Net Asia pits the now-venerable (my, how quickly phones become "venerable" these days) against newcomer DoPod C720W/HTC Excalibur/T-Mobile Dash (my, how quickly I get tired of HTC allowing their devices to get 300 different names). Both are WM5 Smartphone Edition QWERTY slabs, both are thin and pretty good looking. I think they're right to give the Dash the win, though - I likes me my WiFi on my devices.

This new kid on the block is throwing up some big claims, with its own slim design, productivity tools, and wireless options. But don't expect the Moto Q to just sit there and take it. Grab a front-row seat as these two smart phones duke it out for the championship title.

Read: Prizefight: Dopod C720W vs. Moto Q - Product Review - CNET Asia

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5 years ago

Slider Smackdown

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Slider Smackdown

Infosync sure is prolific in their phone reviews. The latest - a quick little competition between the Cingular 8525 and the Samsung IP-830w. For me, it's basically apples and oranges, the 8525 is a horizontal slider on HSDPA and the IP-830w is a vertical slider on EVDO - I always prefer to choose my network before I choose my device. But if you're not that sort, you might enjoy reading this little fight.

In the red corner: the Wi-Fi- and HSDPA-enabled 8525. In the blue corner: the dual-mode CDMA/GSM IP-830w. Which of these slider smartphones is still standing when the dust settles?

Read: Smartphone slider duel: Cingular 8525 vs. Samsung IP-830w - infoSync World

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5 years ago

Motorola to Acquire Good Technology

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Motorola to Acquire Good Technology

Well now, Motorola is buyingGood Technology, they who provide great push-email solutions for all sorts of devices. I've been a fan of this company even before they went all server-side email on us - back when they had the Soundsgood mp3 springboard for visors. TreoCentral's Jennifer Chappell writes:

*Well, now it appears that Motorola knows a "good" thing when it sees it -- Motorola has acquired Good. Now consumers might have a choice between BlackBerry Connect or Good software on a Motorola WM device.

I think it might go a little further than that - I'm willing to bet that Moto wants to have a dead-simple email solution for consumers - ala Sidekick. At least they promised to continue to support non-Moto devices.

Read: treocentral.com >> Stories >> Software >> Motorola to Acquire Good Technology

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5 years ago

A smartphone by any other name would smell as sweet

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Over at silicon.com, Jo Best writes a very nice article asking the question "what exactly is a smartphone anyway." I'd really like a short and sweet answer to that question myself, actually. Lately when people ask me what my job is, I try the short answer first "I am a tech journalist. I write about smartphones." The next question is inevitably a request for a better definition of 'smartphone.'

Best has it right, though when she says,

In the end, though, what does and doesn't constitute a smart phone is surely to be a relatively short-lived argument. Phones are getting ever smarter and it's only a matter of time before all phones have the advanced levels of functionality associated with today's smart phones.

The day is fast approaching when the QWERTY keyboard in my pocket won't be anything special, which both pleases and disappoints me.

Read: Analysis: What is a smart phone? - Mobile & Wireless

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