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Mobile Tech Roundup 55 : Cranky Kevin!

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CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.
MoTR 55 is 31:03 minutes long and is a 28.4 MB file in MP3 format.
INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.
HOSTS: James Kendrick, Matthew Miller and Kevin C. Tofel

Matt decided to take the 1 GB upgrade plunge with his Samsung Q1, same as Kevin.
ActiveSync 4.2 is released: who should upgrade (and who shouldn’t)?
Samsung’s A990 with a 3.2 Megapixel camera hits the U.S. on Verizon Wireless.
ATEKsoft Cool Camera software for HTC devices can help with your pictures too.just ask CSTV
iPods on the Division 1 football sidelines for play-by-play review? Yup, it’s true…!
Nokia updates the 770 Internet Tablet. Does it contend with other handheld devices?
Matt talks about browsing on the Nokia E61: the updated browser is based on Apple Safari and includes a great feature called Visual History!
Freeware of the show: SmarterMail for hosting your own mail. Almost all of the features of Exchange but for free!
What kind of connectivity can you have on a boat? WiFi if you park the boat next to your house! ;)

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July 12, 2006 Posted by | Gadgets, Handhelds/Smartphones, Tablet PCs, Uncategorized, Windows Vista | Leave a comment

On the Run with Tablet PCs #25

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“OnTheRun with Tablet PCs #25

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Marc Orchant and James Kendrick are back with show #25! Congratulations to Josh and Heather Einstein on the birth of their child, Jacob, already becoming a Tablet PC addict.  Happy Birthday to the first lady of the Tablet PC, Lora Heiny, who turned 21 this week.  Marc discusses his reacquantance with the Toshiba M200 since he’s been using it lately and compares it to the Gateway he lost when he changed jobs.  We talk about battery life of UMPCs and whether it’s better to have an extended battery or a second standard battery.  Marc’s son Jason appears in a Microsoft Student ad and is known as Mini-Marc, poor kid.  🙂  In our discussion on Vista on the Tablet PC we question why we are getting no advanced notices about any Vista-ready slates on the horizon from OEMs like Motion. Tracy Hooten goes slate.  James rants on the lack of UMPC advertising- history repeats itself.  Marc and James offer two good ways to easily enable Flicks on touch screen Tablet PCs like UMPCs.

Enjoy the show!

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July 10, 2006 Posted by | Blogs/Blogging, Gadgets, Handhelds/Smartphones, Tablet PCs | Leave a comment

Blackberry to get Wifi

Off Topic


Sorry I havent posted in so long

On topic…………………..

Cool now we dont have to use that dang Ev-Do

“Research in Motion Chairman and co-CEO James Balsillie said that RIM plans on adding some nice features to the Blackberry line of devices by the end of the year. Added features includes the always anticipated Wi-Fi, an audio player, video player, memory expansion, digital camera and even integrated GPS.”

Via Gizmodo


July 4, 2006 Posted by | Cellphones, Gadgets, Handhelds/Smartphones, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Credit Card sized computer. With WiFi!

Notice : Picture does not have Wifi Antenna

Awesome but only 512 of Disk Space. Its Made by CompuLab in Israel.
“It will run Linux or Windows CE, comes with Intel’s XScale processor, two USB ports, a 512mb Flash Disk, WiFi interface, extended graphics solution, PCMCIA controller and more. (Check out the full specs here) These tiny wonders are intended to serve as building blocks in imbedded applications”
Via Gottabemobile

June 29, 2006 Posted by | Gadgets, Handhelds/Smartphones, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Vonage V phone released!

V phone


Cool, but Skype is Better


“The Vonage V-Phone includes everything you need to make and receive calls with a high-speed Internet connection:

  • Vonage Talk Software Pre-Loaded
  • Detachable Stereo Earpiece Microphone
  • 250MB Usable Portable Memory Storage
  • A New Vonage Phone Number

The Vonage V-Phone comes with Vonage Talk software pre-loaded – there’s no need to install it on your PC and no need to restart your computer. Simply insert the Vonage V-Phone into any available USB port, plug the earpiece microphone into the side of the Vonage V-Phone and you’re ready to make and receive calls! Remove the drive when you’re done and the phone and all your important contact information goes with you.”

Via Mobility Today

Skype is still better



June 29, 2006 Posted by | Handhelds/Smartphones, Software | Leave a comment

Qool Labs releases QDA Lite and QDA Icon

QDAS Specs

QDA Lite has a Intel PXA 270 520MHz QPU , 64MB of RAM,128MB internal storage, tri-band GSM and GPRS , WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0,  USB 2.0, 2.0 megapixel qamera,  SDIO/SD/MMQ slot, 2.8-inqh QVGA TFT-LQD display and  1240mAh battery.

and i quote from gizmodo “The QDA Icon qomes with a 4.0 megapixel qamera, OMAP 200MHz proqessor, EDGE, FM radio, and pretty muqh the same speqs as the QDA Lite. We wouldn’t expeqt these before late this year at the earliest, sinqe they were just displayed at QommuniqAsia Singapore this week. ”


Via Gizmodo

June 28, 2006 Posted by | bluetooth, Cellphones, Handhelds/Smartphones, Uncategorized | Leave a comment