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Poll: How Important is a 3.5mm Headphone Jack to You?

Two weeks ago, we found out that the majority of you (63%) want an FM Radio tuner on your phone. On a related note, how about a 3.5mm headphone jack? It's almost second nature that when we review a new Windows Mobile phone, we gripe if there is no 3…

By Brandon Miniman September 1, 2008, 12:02 am
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Fictional Smartphone Market Share Numbers Are Fun

Michael Mace of Mobile Opportunity has posted an interesting article called "Does anybody really know what smartphone market share is?" The first surprise is that Nielsen shows Apple in fourth place in smartphone share. That's wildly different from…

By Adam Z. Lein August 24, 2008, 9:34 am
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Illegal to Use GPS from Smartphone in Germany

According to Pocket GPS World, the courts in Germany have deemed that it is unlawful to operate a GPS navigation system on a smartphone while driving because of the phone ban in the country. Currently, there are some in-car navigation systems that…

By Chuong Nguyen August 1, 2008, 10:17 am
Phones

How to Play Old-School Nintendo on Your Smartphone

Earlier this month, we posted a video on how to run Super Nintendo (SNES) on your Windows Mobile phone from AllShadow.com. Well, as a continuation of the series, Mike Benton has created an instructional video on running 8-bit old-school Nintendo,…

By Brandon Miniman July 29, 2008, 4:19 am
Phones

HDPC–The Ultimate Dual-Booting Windows Mobile Communicator

Nokia's Communicator style mobile phone/PDA hybrid has long been a popular choice for enterprise users, particularly in Europe. The MIU HDPC will change up that landscape a bit. HDPC, short for Hybrid Dual Portable Computer, packs 7 hours of battery…

By Chuong Nguyen March 24, 2008, 10:44 am
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How to Send a Text (SMS) Message Without a Text Plan

Treonauts answered a user's question regarding how to send a text message (SMS) without a text plan enabled. Essentially, if you have a data plan for internet and email and don't want to spend extra money on purchasing a text messaging bundle or pay…

By Chuong Nguyen March 12, 2008, 1:07 am
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Updated Flash Video Bundle to Watch YouTube on Pocket PC Via TCPMP

Recently, YouTube had updated its codes so that YouTube files no longer play correctly with The Core Pocket Media Player (TCPMP) and the Flash Video Bundle. A new version of the Flash Video Bundle can be downloaded here that will enable playback of…

By Chuong Nguyen February 25, 2008, 4:27 am
Phones

How Does a Cell Phone Vibrate?

Admit it… you've wondered about the origin of the vibration of your cell phone. Well, the explanation is a simple one (no, there's no dancing little man inside of your phone): it is caused by a tiny motor, like the one pictured below, with an offset…

By Brandon Miniman February 18, 2008, 7:27 pm
Phones

A Screen on Your Keyboard?

Who would have thought you can have a screen on your keyboard? Soft input panels (SIP) are nothing new in that they would display the keyboard inside a screen a la Windows Mobile and the famous iPhone keyboard. However, Optimus is going to take it…

By Chuong Nguyen December 31, 2007, 12:28 pm
Phones

Asus Brings Nokia E90 Styling to Windows Mobile

The new Asus M930W sports a clamshell, dual-screen design that is reminiscent of the Nokia E90 Communicator. Known specs reported by Unwired View include a 520 MHz Marvel processor, WM 6 Professional (although it looks like WM 6 Standard to me), tri…

By Chuong Nguyen December 25, 2007, 3:53 am
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Release Date for the Samsung BlackJack II Announced

With the exception of the Samsung i780, the BlackJack II is the device that I'm most looking forward to this year. The official word from Samsung, as reported by msmobiles, is that the BJ II will land on the day before Thanksgiving, 21 November. …

By Brandon Miniman November 15, 2007, 2:36 pm
Phones

Our RSS Feed Address Has Changed

We now use FeedBurner to manage our RSS feed — it allows for more control and monitoring on our end so that we can tweak the feed for the best readability. The new feed address is: https://pocketnow.com/rss.xml Please update your readers!

By Brandon Miniman August 15, 2007, 8:56 am
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The Best Pocket PC Ever?

Seen at the Computex computer convention, could the ASUS A639 be the best Pocket PC ever? Well, with the following specs, it just might be: Windows Mobile 5 (that wasn't specifically stated, but the picture implies it) Intel XScale 416MHz CPU 1…

By Steve Mueller June 11, 2006, 4:02 pm
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Toshiba Gigabeat S

CNET has a glowing review of the new Toshiba Gigabeat S Portable.

By Adam Z. Lein June 3, 2006, 6:15 pm

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