The Verizon Wireless Aircard 595 PC card comes with an installation CD and quick start booklet. The CD contains the VZAccess manager and manuals. The VZAccess manager supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.
I installed it on my Lenovo Thinkpad X41 Tablet running Windows XP. The setup process is very easy to follow and well documented. Install the VZAccess software off of the CD, plug in the PC Card, activate the service using VZAccess and you are ready to go. Next week I plan on trying it out on Windows Vista.
Here are the results of my first connection in [...]
For most purposes the native notes application is barely adequate and for that reason there exists many note taking applications. Before spending your hard earned dollar on any notes software, it is important to do your homework and see if the product you have in mind makes the grade. Notes are taken everywhere from the boardroom to the classroom and I have always wanted something that enabled me to actually use my notes efficiently. PhatPad claims to be the best solution for notes. Read on to discover if PhatPad 4.1 gets [...]
Back in February, I made a post titled “Now Hiring at the Microsoft Naming Department,” where I wrote about the inconsistencies in the naming of most of Microsoft’s products, with Windows Mobile 6 (with Classic, Standard, and Pro) being the latest example.
Well, now we have some answers posted over at the WM Team Blog:
The marketers had a tough problem here that they needed to solve. The problem was that we were distinguishing our two products with the names “PocketPC” and “Smartphone,” but the rest of the world was using the [...]
Mr. Handsfree introduced the Blue Vision II speakerphone which is optimized for use in the car. It is a unique 2-piece design with the main unit clipping to your sun visor and a remote dial pad as the 2nd piece. The microphone is on an arm which rotates towards you and improves sound quality. Most impressive is the claimed 24 hours of talk time and 10 days of standby time.
If you haven’t heard about Deepfish yet, well, either you haven’t read the news today or you live in a cave. The Deepfish browsers seems to be Microsoft’s attempt to make up for the lack of functionality of Pocket IE; it’s a program that allows you to see a page from a very zoomed out perspective, and then zoom straight into a the part of the page that you want to see. It’s quite similar to how Safari on the iPhone works.
There have been several other videos of DeepFish posted today. If you want to see more, check out YouTube. If you [...]
The 503G is a WM6 Standard device running on GSM with UMTS/HSDPA, a 520MHz processor (nice!), 256MB ROM, 64MB RAM, WiFi, and a QVGA screen. It’s also pretty thin at 15.7mm versus the BlackJack at about 12mm. It will be available in June for about $750. Click here to preorder or for more info.
On February 1st, Verizon Wireless announced the launch its next-generation high-speed Wireless broadband network, based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, in cities throughout the country.
EV-DO Revision A is an upgrade to the current Verizon Wireless EV-DO Revision 0 network. The upgrade supports faster data rates and increased system capacity, offering peak data rates of 3.1 Mbps on the downlink and up to 1.8 Mbps on the uplink. The additional uplink bandwidth compared the EV-DO Revision 0 maximum 153Kbps should decrease network [...]
This is Palm’s new GPS Navigator Car Kit. It is self-installed via a suction cup mount. The GPS is built into the mount so there is less cable clutter This also uses a DSP to improve sound quality. The GPS chipset is the SiRFStar III and it includes TomTom 6 on a 1GB SD card with maps of the USA and Canada along with 5 million POIs. Unfortunately, the only WM Treo this will work with is the 750, not the 700w/wx. It will retail for $299.
GPS systems are becoming quite common place and affordable. For a device to be noticed it has to add extra value somehow… enter the new Globalsat GV-370 Personal Navigation Device. Not only is this standalone a GPS system, it also packs MPEG/MP3 players and an image viewer, with a low pricepoint… How does the device function? Is it a good navigational utility? Read on as the GV-370 is put to the test.WHAT’S HOT
Did you know that i-mate also makes a picture frame product? It’s called Momento, and it’s a bit different than other digital pictures frames. Jeffrey Swerdlow got some time with the frame at CTIA, and had this to say:
In addition to using Windows Vista’s native tagging features, Momento can also act as a SideShow device with gadgets and all. Momento can operate anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection. Setup is dead simple. The frame can be changed out to better match your décor. i-mate has big plans for Momento going forward.
Our own Jeffrey Swerdlow is at CTIA 2007 representing pocketnow.com.
He shot this image of a Cingular 8525 running Windows Mobile 6, which must mean that either existing 8525 owners will get an update, or future units sold will include the update.
Over at Engadget, they got their hands on the new HTC Vox S710 and S720 (seen below). The difference? Besides the former being GSM and the latter CDMA, they also have slightly different aesthetics. I like the S710 a bit more because it seems less boxy. How about you?
To see the rest of the pictures, click here.
Update: And for even more pictures, Gizmodo has several comparison shots, too.
Good news for Glofiish owners:
E-TEN has revealed that it is working to deliver a series of language-localized ROM updates that will allow owners of Glofiish X500 and M700 Pocket PC Phones to upgrade their devices to Windows Mobile® 6. The first of the updates are expected to be released in May.
E-TEN has been making strides to become a more legitimate player in the WM device space. The Glofiish line was a bit of a revitalizer to their company, and they will continue the growth with their super-slim 3G and VGA-screened X800 (seen below). We hope that other companies [...]
I’m sure many will argue this claim, and I welcome your discussion: I think the Shift, HTC’s first and only UMPC to be released in Q3, will hurt sales of their Windows Mobile devices, especially the higher-end ones.
The Shift will include a UMTS/HSDPA modem, meaning that you can swap in your SIM card, presumably allowing you to make phone calls and run all productivity applications in full Windows glory and with speedy wireless internet access. If you’re considering a high-end WM phone (HTC Advantage, i-mate Ultimate device), you’re likely to spend well [...]
The holster is very similar to the MDA variant which I reviewed last August. The unit differs in the following areas: designed for the HTC S620, so is noticeably smaller. Exterior polycarbonate is rubberized, in keeping with the look and feel of the Dash. Top latch also includes a unique ‘cantilever’ feature that allows the latch to push the device away from the holster when lifted. Quite innovative and very useful.
AT A GLANCE(all images link to higher [...]
Overall, this seems like a lackluster update. Changes include enhanced roaming capabilities internationally, plus some icon updates. For more information on downloading and installing the ROM, click here.
No.. Not a Black Tie edition case; but another Vaja work of art, just the same. I got word from Vaja today that they have released custom cases for the Blackberry Pearl. Vaja has released two cases, the Balance and the Classic Pouch. The pouch is a horizontal case that sits on your belt, the Balance is chock full of all the goodies we’ve come to expect from Vaja. Here’s the low-down on the Vaja Balance for the Blackberry Pearl:
Balance features – Access to main functions – Screen protector – Stainless mesh speaker protector – Push To [...]
Over at Pocket PC Thoughts, they’ve posted a very thorough review of the E-TEN Glofiish M700. Summary: it’s a very “capable” device with a “large collection of features,” but has an “underperforming camera” and weak battery life. Our own Chris Spera reviewed the device last month and found the cheap device casing and lack of 3G to be big cons.
After trying many GPS applications over the years I always found myself saying “Why doesn’t it do…?” It can be irritating to make a bet on an application only to find that it keeps missing the ball when it comes to usage. MuskokaTech’s PathAway GPS 4, up from v3.3 that we reviewed in 2004, has stepped up to bat to see how it performs as GPS software for your device. Read on to see if we liked it! [...]