Pocket PC Techs are pleased to announce a 64MB to 128MB upgrade for the iMATE JAM/O2 XDA Mini/Qtek S100 Series Pocket PC.
This unit uses low voltage hi-speed BGA memory, so stacking is not available and 128MB will be the maximum capacity. During the upgrade process we remove the existing 64MB and install 128MB. This memory upgrade does NOT require our proprietary driver and is fully recognized by the OS (121.39MB Available). The SRP of the upgrade is $199 including 2nd day return shipping (USA only).
The primary limitation in the HTC Magician Pocket PC Phone’s [...]
As you’ve seen in countless of pocketnow reviews, we enjoy knowing where we are going and how we are going to get there. And if we can take our gadgets along the way, even better. mdm, with the release of Directions on-the-go, claims to have the "easiest-to-use, door-to-door directions finder available". How does it stack up to the rigors of day-to-day life? Can a [...]
Often times, the battery monitor on my laptop lies to me – well, not on purpose of course, but due to an ineffective means of measuring remaining power. Texas Instruments has created a two-chip system that resides within a battery of a laptop to deliver more accurate readings.
Based on mathematical models of lithium-ion chemistry, the chips use these impedance measurements to adjust predictions of the charge remaining in the battery. The new chips have not yet proved themselves in consumer products. They will not be available in laptops, Texas Instruments’ first [...]
Car customization is still a strong fad in the US and in other countries. MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” hosted by rapper Xzibit (or “X to the Z” as he commonly calls himself) has brought the car customization market to new extremes. In the show, beaten up cars are customized by West Coast Customs in California. In one episode, West Coast removed an airbag from a steering wheel to make room for a video screen (I’m still trying to fathom how it would be possible to watch a screen in this location). The National Highway Safety Administration fined West [...]
NetRemote Music Suite allows complete control of your host PC’s media library over your wired or wireless network. View your entire media library from your Pocket PC and control playback from wherever you are. Think of it as a wireless control center for your media system!
Here is NetRemote Music’s main screen. Notice that you have everything you need to control [...]
Carrier Devices has released a new ROM for the i-mate PDA2k that addresses a lot of issues with the device. Taken directly from Clib i-mate, the ROM notes are as follows:
The latest upgrade to the i-mate PDA2k is now available for download.*
This ROM build provides some significant improvements in radio, audio, bluetooth and operating functionality. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
The upgrade will erase all existing information on your device. It is strongly recommended that you synchronise your Contacts, Callender, Mail and Tasks to your PC [...]
Wonder what people searched for most during 2004? Google knows! Check out Google Zeitgeist and learn about what your co-workers and friends search for.
The FCC today approved the LG F9100, a new GSM phone with a focus on IM (instant messaging) and text messaging. The phone features a unique QWERTY text keyboard that slides out from the side of the phone. Photos available on the FCC web site show the device with Cingular branding. Other key features of the F9100 include an internal antenna, world roaming, and a color display. The F9100 is expected to compete with the Motorola A630, although the F9100 lacks a camera and Bluetooth.
This phone looks rather bulky, but shows the emerging inclination for cell phone manufacturers to [...]
"I’m in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters" — Frank Lloyd Wright
While no one person can be said to invented the typewriter (Wikipedia entry), in 1867, Christopher Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel W. Soule introduced a device that later became one of the most popular tools of our age. With the backing of Remington and Sons, the typewriter made its major commercial debut to great success (once the second iteration [...]
Well, it’s been an interesting day. I’ve tried to keep the PDA2k under wraps while we were out and about so it wouldn’t get pinched. However, I’ had a few occasions where I needed to make a call, and it turned a few heads. So far, Cingular has performed pretty well; and in real world use, the device has performed well.
Right now, we’re at Famous Dave’s BBQ waiting for a table. I thought I would make a quick entry before dinner… I’ll comment more on the thumb board and how the device performed when I get to a real keyboard…
I’m typing this from my PDA2k in the local Crackle Barrel restaurant. Getting to this point has been an interesting process. Even though I have PIE set to act like desktop IE, I still had trouble getting to this screen. I had trouble with cookies and passwords. I am out and about today with the family, braving the holiday shopping crowds at the local malls.
If I can, I will make one or two additional posts; but typing this out on the PDA2k’s thumb board isn’t as easy as you might think…
Cell phone customization (that of dissecting a phone and adding LEDs in various designs) has yet to catch on in the US, many users leave their phones in factory condition to avoid warranty problems. Over in Japan, a small company has been painting headsets and offering clients phone transformations that really make each handset stand out.
Watch the video, and tell us whether you’d consider “blingin'” your cell phone, if such a service were available where you live.
Today Screen display of your favorite quotes, with a customizable schedule and optional rotating background image.PRODUCT FEATURES
QuickQuotes running on Today Screen
Once you’ve installed ScaryBear Software’s QuickQuotes (which is a breeze), you will see a new component displayed on your Today Screen. [...]
Back in the 20th Century I never owned a mobile phone because they didn’t really do all the things I wanted them to do. I wanted maps, personal information synchronizing, email, internet, music, movies… THE WORKS!
With the i-mate JAM Pocket PC Phone, I’ve got what I was looking for and it‘s just as small as a regular mobile phone. The just-released i-mate JAM is an i-mate branded version of HTC’s Magician Pocket PC Phone. Normally, a number of different carriers license and rebrand HTC’s phone designs for their [...]
Handango continues the celebration with still more free Pocket PC & SmartPhone software!
This week’s offerings:
WebIS Mail for Pocket PC, by WebIS, Inc. ($24.95 value) WebIS Mail 2.0 is the next amazing hit from Web Information Solutions, Inc. WebIS Mail allows you to manage your e-mail from mobile device. It can be synchronized with desktop or with your mailboxes placed on POP3 or IMAP servers using industrial strength SSL security or going through your SOCKS proxy.
IM+: MSN/Yahoo! Mobile Instant Messenger for Windows Mobile Smartphone, by SHAPE [...]
Just when you thought that cordless phone technology couldn’t really change, EnGenius is able to project a phone signal up to five miles! This could even be considered a “local” cellphone, as a five mile radius of ones home or office covers quite a large area. Surprisingly, this phone operates on 900MHz. The way it increases the range is by increasing the power of the output signal.
Would you buy one for $373?
The Krusell Multidapt Case uses Krusell’s unique Multidapt System to give you all (and more) of the following options for attaching your case:
Multidapt: one connector, many, many modes of attachment
The central component of the Multidapt system is the female connector shown at the center-top. [...]
While shopping for others, have you taken a minute to think about what single item you want from Santa (or Hannukah Harry, whomever will be the bearer of presents this holiday season)? Hit the Discuss link and tell us what’s on YOUR list!
The OQO computer has finally arrived after existing as vaporware for several years. This small computer, about the size of your average PDA, runs a full version of WindowsXP Home or Professional. A one-gigahertz Transmeta processor and 20-GB hard-drive give users more power than a PDA, but less than a laptop. So does the OQO fulfill a value-add need that laptops and PDA don’t offer?
Check out Tom’s Hardware Guide for a great review of the new OQO palm-sized Windows XP computer. Too bad it doesn’t run Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
If you have read our review of the DMC 8270, you are aware that Digital Mind plans to bundle the Air-Wave FM Transmitter with the device by the first of the year. But since we like our readers to always be one step ahead, if you follow this link, you can go immeditaly bundle the transmitter with the device, for free.
I got a note from Phatware the other day that they had updated some of their products:
The new build of CalliGrapher 7.4 is now available. The updated software addresses several minor issues discovered since the official CalliGrapher 7.4 release last month. The new build number is 7.252.1220 (it can be found in the CalliGrapher Configuration Manager About box). To download CalliGrapher’s latest version (free update for all CalliGrapher 7.x registered users) and for more information, visit PhatWare web site [...]
What makes the DMC 8270 a possible iPod alternative? The feature list is extensive. What follows is a list of what I think makes the DMC 8270 worthy of consideration for purchase:Encoding
: All of the DMC hard drive players have the ability to encode mp3 audio and save to its hard drive through several means: FM radio, line-in with the included cable (for use with any device with a miniplug headphone audio output), and voice record. Audio [...]