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5 years ago

While you're waiting: An Xperia X1 roundup

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While you're waiting: An Xperia X1 roundup

As Dieter and Malatesta talked about in their latest podcast, we're just a few short weeks from learning when the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 should (finally) be released in the United States.

While we wait, let's take a look at some of the early hands-ons from around the Internets.

That should tide you over for a few weeks. As an added bonus, we've dug up the official announcement video from SE itself. Peep it after the break.

(In a related note, the X1 is now available for pre-order from Carphone Warehouse in the U.K. Price is FREE with an 18-month contract from O2. [via] Don't expect to find that kind of deal over here, though.)

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5 years ago

Firefox Mobile, you tease

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Firefox Mobile, you tease

Remember how we said the alpha release of Firefox Mobile would be out "in a few weeks?" That still stands. But new this weekend are some leaked screen shots to whet our appetites that much more.

Code named Fennec, the browser will be Mozilla's first in the Mobile space and will compete with the likes of Opera Mobile, Skyfire, the Webkit-based Iris and, of course, pocket IE.

Note how Fennec purportedly scored 88 out of 100 on the ol' Acid3 test, which ain't bad at all for something that fits into your pocket. Stay tuned for more.

Via The Unwired

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5 years ago

GoDaddy now offers a hosted Exchange option

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You likely know GoDaddy.com as an Internet registrar and for its, er, eye-catching advertisements. Now you can add hosted Exchange to its resume.

What's hosted Exchange, you ask? It's most often found in the workplace, but outside vendors are now offering its push-email and cloud-based storage for monthly fees. We've written about it a bit, and Dieter and Mal have touched on it in a couple of podcasts (19 & 22).

For $6.99 a month, GoDaddy gives you a single mailbox with 2 gigabytes of storage, POP3 and IMAP access (and presumably OWA, though it's not listed), plus the usual calendar goodies. For $9.99 a month you get all of that plus access on your mobile device.

The price isn't bad, but we'd like to see more storage. While 2 gigs is still a boatload of space when it comes to e-mail, it hardly stacks up to the 7 gigs gmail gives you for free. Yeah, it's still not true push e-mail and it doesn't play as nicely with Windows Mobile as Exchange, but you can't beat the cost.

However, it is nice to see another hosted Exchange option come to fruition. Check out GoDaddy's offerings here.

via jkontherun

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5 years ago

Add One More to the Bandwagon: LG

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Add One More to the Bandwagon: LG

Looks like LG may be prepping to actually release a Windows Mobile phone here in the US. LG has already shown us the LG KS20 and the WiMAX version thereof at CES 2008, but neither seemed destined for the US. Now Intomobile is reporting that a Windows Mobile phone may be headed to AT&T shelves.

Specifications on this rumored device include 3G capabilities, Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity, a flush 240x400 screen, and a 3mp camera with flash. Dimensions are reported by Engadget as being 106.95 x 55 x 13.9mm with a full metal case.

If rumors hold true, expect to see this new mystery device later this year, likely during the holiday rush. Not much more to say on this potential LG phone except another passenger has boarded the rumor train.

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5 years ago

Code Wallet by Developer One

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5 years ago

Gmail adds tweaks to IMAP

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Gmail adds tweaks to IMAP

Those of us who rely on gmail for our everyday communications have a few little gripes when it comes to mobile access — and one big one.

That whopper namely comes in gmail's finicky IMAP (wikipedia def) support in that it uses "labels" instead of true folders like the rest of the civilized world. It's not that the labels are evil, it's just that they don't play well outside the Google sandbox.

Google has, however, recently implemented some new settings that allow you to pick and choose which labels are synced over IMAP. This should have different results depending on what you're using to pull (or push) in your gmail, so YMMV. We're still waiting on true push e-mail from the Big G, but we'll take any improvements we can get in the meantime.

Give it a shot, and let us know in the comments how it works for you.

Gmail Blog: Advanced IMAP Controls

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5 years ago

Microsoft to Buy RIM? File Under *SNORT*

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Microsoft to Buy RIM? File Under *SNORT*

CrackBerry.com sends word that some analyst is thinking that if RIM's stock drops low enough, Microsoft will snap them up in a (presumably hostile) acquisition.

Didn't we hear this story a year ago? Don't RIM and Microsoft have fundamentally different philosophies about how push email should work? Don't you think that “Microsoft had no comment” can be read as “Psh! Right” instead of “OOOOH, they won't say no!”? Hasn't Microsoft repeatedly said they're not interested in making smartphone hardware?

Aren't you getting tired of idle speculation like this?

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5 years ago

Alltel's PPC6800 Picks up WM 6.1, aGPS

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Alltel's PPC6800 Picks up WM 6.1, aGPS

The PPC6800 on Alltel has finally caught up with its twins on Sprint (Mogul) and Verizon (XV6800) by getting an official Windows Mobile 6.1 update. As with CDMA updates we've seen in the past, this one includes an extra benefit: aGPS.

You can head to HTC's download site to grab the update, which is Version 3.52.671.9 if you must know.

Thanks to Phillip for the tip!

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5 years ago

HTC T8290 Leaks Out: WideScreen with WiMAX

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HTC T8290 Leaks Out: WideScreen with WiMAX

Nedge2k just received some images and specs on a here-to-for unknown and unseen device from HTC: the T8290. It's a squarish Touch HD but looks to be built to run on WiMAX with some GSM on the side. It's got that beautiful 800x480 screen, WiFi to back up the other radios, and Bluetooth (naturally).

Also as with the Touch HD, we're not confident this is coming to the states (after all, WiMAX is really only up and running in a reliable way in Baltimore), instead it seems destined for Russia's Yota network. Unlike the Touch HD, the T8290 doesn't appear to have a 3.5mm headset jack.

So what does this mean for us? One: it means that HTC really is building smartphones with WiMAX capability -- something we were worried wouldn't happen. Two: it means that HTC has now made two devices with 480x800 screen resolution. We're going to go ahead and hope that they have a third up their sleeve that's destined for these United States.

[via Gizmodo]

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5 years ago

HTC Fuze and Official Specs and Image Get Out

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The HTC Wiki has an official wiki and an official image of the AT&T Fuze, aka the US, GSM version of the Touch Pro. Specs are right in line with what we've been talking about:

  • WM 6.1 Pro
  • Qualcomm 7201a, 528MHz Processor
  • 2.8“, 640x480 Touchscreen
  • Slide-out keyboard has a Start and OK button (yes, it matters)
  • 850/1900/2100 3G bands, Quad-Band EDGE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • 3.1mp camera
  • 1340 mAh battery which can get you up to 8 hours (really?) of talk time under ideal conditions (read: EDGE and nothing else going on)

The included software looks pretty decent as well: Opera Mobile 9.5, TouchFlo 3D, Remote Desktop, WorldCard, JetCet Print, Sprite Backup, Video Share, and Push to Talk.

We've already heard that the price should be $299 after contract, so all we need now is a release date.

[via Tilt Mobility]

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5 years ago

In case you missed it: Treo 800w for $199

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In case you missed it: Treo 800w for $199

Making the rounds on the Internets is a "sale" at Best Buy next week on the Treo 800w. And that's true, at least according to one site. But the even better news is that you can go snag one right now (and for the past several weeks, for that matter) for that same $199 price point, after rebates, contracts, blood tests, etc.

We're not looking a gift horse in the mouth. This is still $50 less than what you'll pay at either Palm's or Sprint's Web sites.

So If you're looking to re-up with Sprint and neither the HTC Touch Diamond or Touch Pro are doing it for you, swing by and give it a shot.

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5 years ago

Xperia X1a - North American Edition

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Xperia X1a - North American Edition

The official Sony Xperia Blog [via Engadget Mobile] has posted up a few details on the Xperia X1a -- which is apparently the official moniker for the North American version of the Xperia X1. The X1 saw its release everywhere else on September 30th, but here in the states we were pretty much left hanging, excepting a little FCC action.

Well, the good news is we can stop hanging on November 3rd, which is when Sony plans on announcing when they'll release the thing. The X1a is going to be a little different from the X1i (the international version) in expected ways (different radio bands and keyboard layout) and an unexpected way (slower video framerate).

The North American version will also keep the front facing camera, which you'll be able to use to take pictures of yourself cursing AT&T for not supporting two-way video calls.

It's been awhile, but you can still check out our early hands-on review of the Xperia X1 here.

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5 years ago

Motorola VC6096: The Ultimate in Mobile Computing?

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5 years ago

Gaming Software Roundup: Volume II

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5 years ago

Samsung SBH700 Bluetooth Headset

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Samsung SBH700 Bluetooth Headset

For those who like wireless gadgets, any collection is incomplete without a wireless stereo headset. While there is a good selection of these headsets out there, it seems as if only a handful can double as a hands-free solution for your Bluetooth enabled phone. One such hybrid is Samsung

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