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That’s what I would have called the title of this CNET editorial piece that David Carnoy wrote, but instead he chose to be a little bolder: his title is "Why you’ll never buy an ultramobile PC". Fortunately for me, I bought two over the past year, […] Read more »

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Good-bye T-Mobile MDA and hello HTC Herald! OK, that’s not exactly the message sent from the FCC, who cleared the new Windows Mobile 6 smartphone, but I’m reading between the lines. ;) The Herald is an update to the venerable MDA and loses a little girth […] Read more »

Every so often, I check out the call history and call data on my Windows Mobile phones, but I’ve always been left wanting more. Phone Dashboard 2.0 looks like it will fit my needs and then some: this $15 application not only provides data on call […] Read more »

Near as I can tell, this rebadged Vodafone T-Mobile USB modem will work on both Windows and Mac for HSDPA access in the UK. Stuff is hot for the accessory thanks to T-Mobile UK’s pricing: free with an 18-month contract and 30 pounds with a 12-month […] Read more »

As we alluded on the last MobileTechRoundup podcast, the Nokia N800 is quite a usable Internet device. It easily handles the basic web functions that most folks need. The recently added Rhapsody music service is a fantastic experience but I’m also interested in listening to podcasts. […] Read more »

MSN Direct, the service for the SPOT-enabled device market (yes there is one), is still alive and kicking. I spotted this announcement in my e-mail over the weekend: "MSN Direct and Garmin have joined forces to offer MSN Direct* service in Garmin portable navigation devices. This […] Read more »

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James has a thought piece published over at the Houston Chronicle and it raises some interesting questions. I’ve read through it a few times and I’m sill looking for the benefit justification of Emotive’s "Push Ringer" service. Essentially, Push Ringer allows you choose a ring tone […] Read more »

It still isn’t quite a Tablet PC by traditional measures, but the Kohjinsha line of mobile computing devices is getting closer. Reports are surfacing that the next products in the line, the SA1F00V and SA1F00W, are getting the touchscreen treatment (image: Kohjinsha), but no other upgrades […] Read more »

Om Malik notes another VoIP choice for Windows Mobile devices. X-PDA looks to be specifically tested with the HP rx1950 and hx2004, but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work for other Windows Mobile devices. There are two versions available: one for QVGA screens at $32.68 […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 97 is 33:50 minutes long and is a 31 MB file in MP3 format. Want an Enhanced podcast with still images and active URL show notes?CLICK HERE to download the Enhanced podcast for iTunes! INTRO: Based on […] Read more »

Amazon’s eBook reader device, the "Kindle" as it’s known to some, is getting some review time over the UK. The preliminary verdict is promising when compared to the screen quality of the Sony Reader and Amazon has a key advantage over Sony: content. Amazon snapped up […] Read more »

That’s the best description I can come up with: nearly available. Akihibara News says that the product will be available soon in Korea, but there’s no clear dates or time frame. Worldwide distribution will likely follow quickly, so the "May availability" could be on target. The […] Read more »

The Windows Home Server beta continues to progress: build 06.00.1371 was just released for beta participants. If you missed out on the earlier beta sign-ups, but would like to participate, there’s a survey to fill out right here. With full backups of all computers on your […] Read more »

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s similar question where your participation added tremendous value, it’s time for another. Lawrence asks what I think is the best UMPC on the market. I always answer that question with a question, simply because "best" is subjective. Repeat the mantra […] Read more »

If you upgraded your UMPC, laptop or desktop to Windows Vista from XP, you might have noticed an message during the installation about a "Windows.old" folder. This is where the old XP installation information is stored for your upgrade, which I knew. What I didn’t know […] Read more »

You know a review is going to set me off when it starts with these lines:"Pity the poor UMPC. The much-hyped ultramobile PC has been hailed asthe next big thing for a couple of years now, without ever turning outa product that comes close to being […] Read more »

It’s easy to get lost in all of the new processor news from IDF, seein’ how we’ll definitely have more ultra-mobile PC options come next year. Don’t overlook Intel’s role in WiMAX however, which should compete with EV-DO, HSDPA and just about every other wireless acronym […] Read more »

I spent about two hours today attending the Web 2.0 conference. What’s that, you say? How’d he do that if he’s near Philly and the conference is in California? OK, I was virtually there; you caught me. I actually watched and participated in a ustream.tv ‘cast […] Read more »

Transcend already has 2.5- and 1.8-inch flash drives, so why not go for the trifecta? They did just that with the announcement of a 1-inch IDE drive that contains no moving parts. Capacities are on the low end: 2-, 4-, and 8 GB only, but I’d […] Read more »

…to the classic 1963 tune of "My Boyfriend’s Back" by The Angels. ‘My MacBook’s back and the RAM mod was the trouble,hey-la-day-la, my MacBook’s back.Just one crash now, hope it doesn’t double,hey-la-day-la, my MacBook’s back!’ For those that bet on a bad RAM module, you win…well…absolutely […] Read more »

Want an overview on how to sync your companion UMPC with a desktop? How about sharing information between two notebooks? If you have time on Monday, there’s a scheduled webcast at 10 am PT via this Microsoft LiveMeeting link. The focus will be on Laplink’s PCsynch […] Read more »

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