Mobile Pipeline gives you a detailed look at how HP built WiFi, Bluetooth, a thumb-board, and a good-sized color screen in the the iPAQ 4300. The article also explains some of the process of getting hardware and operating system to work together..
All of you x50 and x50v owners… Listen up! Dell has released ROM A04 for its x50 PDA line. The list of fixes is really very short:
1. Improved the power-on mechanism. 2. Enhanced the system robustness when changing the memory frequency.
Unless you have some stability issues, you may want to wait a bit on this one. I know that I am having trouble with the power-on mechanism, and have occasional lockups when the device changes RAM and LCD frequencies (Pocket Hack Master… my issues could be PHM, or could be resolved by this ROM upgrade.)
Anyway, it [...]
When Motorolla cancelled the MPX Smartphone, it was feared by many that the company would simply not produce Microsoft Smartphones. Thankfully, that proved wrong. Even better, their new Quad-band GSM/GPRS “Franklin” model is a slim-but-feature-packed wonder.
The new Motorolla Windows Mobile device has been the subject of rumors for some time, but recently moved beyond the rumor stage with the appearance of a full PowerPoint presentation on the device found on Microsoft’s own web site.
For those who just want the highlights, here are the [...]
For several years now, we’ve been able to give adequate presentations, directly to a projector, using a Pocket PC and some add-on hardware/software. One issue with doing that was that the Pocket PC was ultra-portable, but projectors were notoriously not so. Enter the Mitsubishi “Pocket DLP Projector.” This data projector makes use of the very-new high-intensity LEDs and a Digital Light Processor (DLP) to pack a full SVGA projector into a 450g and 123x47x97mm box. It truly is a pocket projector and the perfect companion to a presentation-able Pocket PC. Get some [...]
In the 1970s, David Clark led the developement of the current Internet. The Internet was at the forefront of technology then, but that was over 30 years ago. Clark believes that the he problem with today’s internet is that its 30-year-old design is now stifling further growth. In order to produce new applications with the impact of the world wide web, e-commerce, and file sharing, and to truly eliminate the banes of current Internet use, there will need to be significant structural changes. Clark belives the best way to do that is to start over. “Look at phishing and [...]
The i730 is now listed on VzW’s Consumer web site. The device is $599 with a 2 year contract. If you’re an existing VzW customer, you can upgrade to this device for a measly $719 USD.
The device has BOTH BlueTooth and WiFi, but you’ll need to check out the fine print on the BlueTooth stack. VzW has it modified so that you can’t use certain OBEX services (like DUN). They don’t want your laptop surfing their EVDO network.
I’d give you a direct link, but I found out the hard way that VzW’s website encodes specfic pages in your [...]
It’s a topic I don’t talk much about these days, but somewhere in the deep, dark recesses of my past I had a studio and a minor recording career. I even had some small recording success 10 or so years ago. Admittedly, I was looking forward to the opportunity to try out some new audio equipment. But I should warn you – I’m very picky. It used to take me forever to mix songs because I was sensitive to subtle nuances in sound that no one else seemed to notice – but then again maybe I [...]
It’s a common problem: you’ve got all of your favorite tunes on your primary computer, but what good is that if you can’t listen to them in your bedroom or garage? You can bring your audio player along, but there’s nothing quite like turning up Stairway to Heaven and rocking out to the guitar solo as speakers beam sound [...]
The little stick or track-pad on your laptop is fine for a few quick operations, but using them for very long tends to wear out your finger. To avoid repetitive stress injuries, it is a good idea to use a mouse instead. However, wired mice have cords that need to be connected and disconnected which get in the way when you are using them. Wireless mice usually have a separate driver that needs to be installed. If your laptop supports Bluetooth, the simplest, quickest solution is to use a Bluetooth mouse, such [...]
Months after version 3.2 was released for other platforms Access, Inc has released NetFront, version 3.2 for Pocket PCs.
The new version has a host of new features. Here are some of the best: * Support for WM2003SE * Flash animation support and better Java support * Rapid Renderer displays the most important elements of web sites first and downloads the remainder as you read * Internet Search bar for Google, Yahoo, etc.
Tap the link above for more details. Users of version 3.1 can upgrade to version 3.2 at a discounted price.
Congrats are in order for Timmy L. and Christopher T. for getting all the answers correct and then surviving the randomness of my friend Josh for the selection.
The answers we were looking for:
1) 30 seconds
2) Several times
3) Corporate Lawyer
4) Blues, reds and pink
Thanks to all who participated! And a big thanks to Scott for the donation!
As I’ve said before, if you are going to pay big money for technology, you better be willing to invest some of those funds into protecting your device, and well. Nothing more irritating than a scratched screen or case that could have been avoided. Boxwave, understanding our plight, hopes to help us avoid these issues with their Active and FlexiSkin 4G iPod Cases. How did the cases deal with constant day-to-day testing and [...]
Scott Jordan, owner of SCOTTeVEST has generously offered 2 Microfleece Pullovers for this scavenger hunt style contest.
The rules: Find the answer to the following four questions (in our recent review and the SeV those that get all the answers correct.website) and email them off to [email protected] – winners will be randomly chosen from
Contest deadline has been reached – watch for the results!
The contest questions:
1) What is the runtime of Scott’s newest spoof (in seconds)? 2) How many times have I washed the Microfleece [...]
SCOTTeVEST is on the last few hours of their Father’s Day Sale (which you can find more information on here.
And while you take a look at the sale items, be sure to check out Scott’s two new additions to the SeV lineup: the SeV T-Shirt and the SeV Lounge Pants.
Pocketnow Exclusive: Come one, come all! Experience the future of gadget reviews, price comparison, and in-depth product information! Yes, we agree the temporary name–MetaView–really stinks. But we think you’ll enjoy this first look at our newest potential service. For now we’ve taken a MetaView of two top pocket PCs. This is also your last chance to give feedback about the service and win $50. Just fill out the survey inside. Come on in and check it out.
“HTC’s eagerly anticipated Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition, code named “Universal”, will go into volume production by the end of September, the HTC’s CEO said yesterday. That narrows the device’s launch down somewhat from the “sometime in the second half of the year” timeframe HTC had previously given.
It also ties in with guidance given by T-Mobile, which announced in February it would offer Universal as the MDA IV. Then, the network said the device would ship in the summer while in March it had delayed the handset to the [...]
I don’t know about you, but trying to fit more than a couple of concrete-safe gadgets into my existing fleece pullover is a bit of a pain. I say concrete-safe, because more often than not, any amount of movement will eject said items out of the pockets and on to the ground. Making the pockets only useful for warming ones fingers. Scott at SCOTTeVEST (SeV) must have been thinking along the same lines with their release of the Microfleece Pullover. Can a fleece jacket really be more useful than just a body warmer? Does it live up to Scott’s [...]
If you’re as interested as I am in managing your Calendar, then Pocket Informant should be a friend of yours. Alex Kac, programmer extrordinaire at WebIS has been coding his fingers to the bone to update Pocket Informant 2005. He recently released PI 2005 R2.Options: MV Today option put back Options: Summary/Preview window font size option added Options: New option Added to allow tasks in CAV to display each day from start to end Foundational: Updated CAB Setup to work better with WM5 and break some operations up Foundational: Updated [...]
My PowerBook G4 has 2 USB ports. I have around a dozen USB devices that I use on a regular basis, and each time I need to print, import photos from my Camera or upload something to my PDA, I have to disconnect either my external keyboard or my mouse. Needless to say that this gets old fast…especially when [...]
The BGP100 is a portable Bluetooth gamepad which can be used with a Pocket PC or Smartphone device. Here are some quick specs:Bluetooth Uses one 1.5V AAA battery Foldable 6 customizable keys with start button 4-way control pad Bi-color LED
The BGP100 came in a small plain white box which contained a 2 page manual, CD-ROM, battery, strap, and a shiny black gamepad.
The BGP100 is very small and when closed; [...]
We’re testing out MetaView–a new feature that we hope will become your first stop for product reviews, support, peripherals, and more. For now we take a head to head look at two of the top Pocket PCs, the Dell Axim X50 and the HP iPaq hx4700. Click here to check out MetaView and fill out our survey for a chance to win $50.
Over at Pocket PC Thoughts, they’ve posted a review of C-Tools, a free application from the American Cancer Society, that gives you tools, calculators, and other bits of information relating to treatment of cancer.
The SpotCell Home also has some secondary benefits that I didn’t expect. Since your cellular device doesn’t have to transmit as strongly to maintain a connection, your device’s battery life should increase. In fact, SpotWave claims they can increase standby times by up to 60% and increase talk times by up to 100%. That’s very welcome news for those marathon PDA web surfing sessions!
SpotWave also claims a lower risk of interference with other electronic equipment due to the lower radio frequency (RF) emissions. For those who are concerned about [...]