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5 years ago

Q v Dash

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Q v Dash

C|Net Asia pits the now-venerable (my, how quickly phones become "venerable" these days) against newcomer DoPod C720W/HTC Excalibur/T-Mobile Dash (my, how quickly I get tired of HTC allowing their devices to get 300 different names). Both are WM5 Smartphone Edition QWERTY slabs, both are thin and pretty good looking. I think they're right to give the Dash the win, though - I likes me my WiFi on my devices.

This new kid on the block is throwing up some big claims, with its own slim design, productivity tools, and wireless options. But don't expect the Moto Q to just sit there and take it. Grab a front-row seat as these two smart phones duke it out for the championship title.

Read: Prizefight: Dopod C720W vs. Moto Q - Product Review - CNET Asia

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5 years ago

Slider Smackdown

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Slider Smackdown

Infosync sure is prolific in their phone reviews. The latest - a quick little competition between the Cingular 8525 and the Samsung IP-830w. For me, it's basically apples and oranges, the 8525 is a horizontal slider on HSDPA and the IP-830w is a vertical slider on EVDO - I always prefer to choose my network before I choose my device. But if you're not that sort, you might enjoy reading this little fight.

In the red corner: the Wi-Fi- and HSDPA-enabled 8525. In the blue corner: the dual-mode CDMA/GSM IP-830w. Which of these slider smartphones is still standing when the dust settles?

Read: Smartphone slider duel: Cingular 8525 vs. Samsung IP-830w - infoSync World

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5 years ago

Motorola to Acquire Good Technology

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Motorola to Acquire Good Technology

Well now, Motorola is buyingGood Technology, they who provide great push-email solutions for all sorts of devices. I've been a fan of this company even before they went all server-side email on us - back when they had the Soundsgood mp3 springboard for visors. TreoCentral's Jennifer Chappell writes:

*Well, now it appears that Motorola knows a "good" thing when it sees it -- Motorola has acquired Good. Now consumers might have a choice between BlackBerry Connect or Good software on a Motorola WM device.

I think it might go a little further than that - I'm willing to bet that Moto wants to have a dead-simple email solution for consumers - ala Sidekick. At least they promised to continue to support non-Moto devices.

Read: treocentral.com >> Stories >> Software >> Motorola to Acquire Good Technology

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5 years ago

A smartphone by any other name would smell as sweet

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Over at silicon.com, Jo Best writes a very nice article asking the question "what exactly is a smartphone anyway." I'd really like a short and sweet answer to that question myself, actually. Lately when people ask me what my job is, I try the short answer first "I am a tech journalist. I write about smartphones." The next question is inevitably a request for a better definition of 'smartphone.'

Best has it right, though when she says,

In the end, though, what does and doesn't constitute a smart phone is surely to be a relatively short-lived argument. Phones are getting ever smarter and it's only a matter of time before all phones have the advanced levels of functionality associated with today's smart phones.

The day is fast approaching when the QWERTY keyboard in my pocket won't be anything special, which both pleases and disappoints me.

Read: Analysis: What is a smart phone? - Mobile & Wireless

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5 years ago

Moto "norman"

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5 years ago

Samsung SGH-i320N reviews by GGM

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Samsung SGH-i320N reviews by GGM

Ok, I really like my Palm Treo 700wx. It's starting to look pretty fat to me, though, especially after I got a chance to hold the Samsung SGH-i320N. The thing is tiny. Girls Gone Mobile has a full write up on it, finding it to be capable, if not ideal. Most interesting to me is that Samsung just goes ahead and includes a spare battery in the box, basically admitting that the battery doesn't cut it for a full day's use.

One of these days a company is going to get one of these thing smartphone edition WM phones really, really right - and consumers will eat it up in epic proportions. But maybe not the SGH-i320N.

Girls Gone Mobile » Review: Samsung SGH-i320N

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5 years ago

FCC: 750 is good to go

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FCC: 750 is good to go

The FCC is always a wealth of rumor-y information. Today's no exception, they've posted documents detailing Treo 750 approval.

It used to be that the FCC leaked like a sieve. Things are different now - one of the PDFs at the FCC site is a document from Palm explicitly asking that certain other submitted documents be kept confidential for 45 days. Theoretically, I suppose that could mean that Palm intended for these (relatively non-interesting) documents to get out. Theoretically, that could also mean we're in the beginning of a 45 day time period before they announce the Treo 750's availability in the US.

Theoretically, it'll be awesome when it is finally officially here.

Treo 750 passes FCC muster - Engadget

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5 years ago

No WiFi Active Sync - here's why

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No WiFi Active Sync - here's why

I adore the Windows Mobile Team Blog. How great is it that the developers themselves not only post blog entries about the OS, but post open, honest, and funny blog postings about the os? While other divisions might just talk about the inability to use ActiveSync over WiFi with a curt “It’s not a bug, it’s a feature,” here we get Mike Calligaro actually explaining why, when, and how the decision went down.

Three Cheers to the Windows Mobile Division.

The official (and true) reason has always been stated as “We removed it for security reasons.” But, judging from the number of angry comments I see posted here, that explanation hasn’t really convinced anyone that it was a good idea. So, let me go into more detail. The first major issue is this: Exchange ActiveSync is encrypted and desktop ActiveSync isn’t.

Read: Windows Mobile Team Blog : WiFi Did You Do That?

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5 years ago

SMS Tracking for UPS

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SMS Tracking for UPS

Folks in the Philippines sure do love their SMS - whether they're using it to organize protest rallies or trying to prevent a text-tax. So it makes sense that a country with this much SMS-usage is the place where UPS is rolling out a new SMS-based service. They're using it for basic package tracking - no silly internet widgets necessary.

“The Philippines is one of the leading countries when it comes to mobile phone usage, especially when it comes to ‘texting’ or sending messages via SMS,” said Tim Gohoc, Managing Director of UPS Philippines. “It is natural that we extend UPS’s tracking service via this powerful and convenient tool to our customers, and offer them peace of mind when they know where their packages are.”

From UPS Goes Wireless With SMS Tracking @ PhoneMag.com

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5 years ago

WinMobile Torrent

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WinMobile Torrent

File this one under "Really? You don't want to just do that on your desktop?" Adisasta Software brings us WinMobile Torrent - a BitTorrent client for the Pocket PC. If you just can't wait to get to a full-fledged computer to get your stolen movies torrent files, then I suppose you could take a look.

WinMobile Torrent is an advanced yet easy-to-use BitTorrent client for Windows Mobile Pocket PC OS. It allows you to create, leech and/or seed torrent files from within the Application. It supports multiple and simultaneous download of torrents with numerous functions to manage, control downloads and peers in a user-friendly interface.

WinMobile Torrent

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5 years ago

Mobile Tech Reviews 8525/TyTn

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Mobile Tech Reviews 8525/TyTn

MobileTechReview has a fine review of the Cingular 8525 (aka the HTC TyTN). The device is basically an upgrade from the 8125, but it's an upgrade all around:

The faster processor, HSDPA 3G radio, better camera and Bluetooth 2.0 make it a worthy sucessor to the Cingular 8125 and company, though only you can decide if the price difference is worth it.

Cingular 8525 and HTC TyTN - Windows Mobile PDA Phone and Smartphone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review

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5 years ago

GooSync Beta

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GooSync Beta

For you folks who sadly lack a full Exchange server to synchronize with (or maybe not so sad, depending on what you think of Exchange), here's a new option for you: GooSync. Syncs up your PDA's calendar with Google's over the air. It's in beta now, but that doesn't scare you, right?

GooSync Beta How it Works:
GooSync.com Beta is an over-the-air synchronisation service for GoogleCalendar. Just hit the sync button on your mobile device to synchronize your GoogleCalendar and the calendar on your mobile device.

- Create your  GoogleCalendar
- Create your GooSync.com Beta account
- Initialize the sync from your mobile device

GooSync Home

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5 years ago

Moto Q To Get Ampd

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New ROM for Orange SPV M5000

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