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No doubt you’ve read comments here on the blog from ThoughtFix; he’s an avid handheld enthusiast and we had the pleasure of meeting him in person earlier this week at the CES. I stopped by the Nokia booth and got the generic tour, but ThoughtFix scored […] Read more »

You know what I learned the most about at CES this week? It wasn’t about a new UMPC, a hot new handheld nor was it about some software. What I learned the most this week was that the UMPC concept has ultimately and forever changed my […] Read more »

At the Bill Gates keynote, we got first word of the new Windows Home Server that HP will first offer; more OEMs will follow. I chatted with a Microsoftie on the floor about the WHS because as much as I like the product I had a […] Read more »

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James is in the air returning home and I think 90% of the show is too. Hopefully, they’re not all on the same plane. Since I’ve got the day to myself, I meandered around a much quieter show floor and found the 1.5 pound Medion MD […] Read more »

It’s clear by the new Origami Experience that the Microsoft team does listen to user feedback. We were floored when we got the above picture from Sears Young on the team; we just saw the new interface and sure enough he was listening to MobileTechRoundup on […] Read more »

Oh, this picture says it all, no? We stopped at the Pepper booth and got 15 minutes of hands on time with the Linux-based handheld. This was the first time I’d actually held a Pepper Pad 3 and my first stop was the split thumb-board. From […] Read more »

Hey, maybe everyone else will too based on the conversation we had at the S-XGen booth. We flipped, folded and even fondled the unique Windows Mobile handheld phone and then inquired on the price. We flat out asked about the rumored $1,400 price tag and were […] Read more »

This is going to sound odd, but I have to repeat something James said earlier tonight: "The best software I’ve seen at CES is the new Origami Experience app". I completely agree after Dustin and Sears from the Microsoft Origami team gave us the low-down at […] Read more »

The whole iPhone announcement has me wondering if we went to the wrong show!  Ah… at least the patents make sense now. Remember what we saw from the Patent Office last year? Multi-touch screens, proximity sensors, zooming via touch…it’s in the new iPod, er iPhone. Putting […] Read more »

Wow, there’s literally a radio show going on right behind me in this room; Michael Garfield is interviewing someone from Palm as I quietly blog this. Just before meeting James here at the CES Broadcast Booth, I swung by the Toshiba booth for all of three […] Read more »

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We hit up ShowStoppers tonight, which is like a mini-CES for press only. Aside from the awesome food at the Wynn hotel, we got to wander around and see things that we might have otherwise missed in the vast chasm of consumer electronics we call CES. […] Read more »

Last night we gave you a rundown on who we rubbed shoulders with; after that and during the day today we saw more great folks, many of which I’ve been wanting to meet in person for some time. It’s amazing that in this sea of people […] Read more »

This is what I love about the craziness here at CES. Everyone gets so focused on the top 200 exhibitors and so they can easily forget about the other 2,500 companies hawking their wares here. We were wandering around the show floor and almost passed up […] Read more »

OK, maybe not the biggest ad ever, but the biggest ad I’ve seen here at CES so far. Microsoft is pulling out all the stops for Vista this year; as I was walking from Circus Circus to the Convention Center this morning, I saw that the […] Read more »

We hit up the HP booth and found this demo unit of the new HP tablet chained to a table. Of course, we had to play with it, as evidenced above. The HP Pavilion tx 1000 Tablet PC was running Windows Vista quite nicely on the […] Read more »

…and all we got was this lousy picture. Seriously, James and I hit up the UTStarcom booth early today to see some of the new phones we’ve been hearing about, but we came up dry. I specifically went in search of the XV6800, which I anticipate […] Read more »

Wow, I barely got off the plane here in Vegas and already the Sling folks are…well….slinging the news on their new products. Yesterday while I was packing, Zatz Not Funny reported on the SlingCatcher product. The SlingCatcher(shown below) gets hooked up to any TV and receives […] Read more »

We’re seated for the Gates keynote; not sure if we’ll be able to blog during this. As big as CES is (140,000 folks expected), we’re already running into folks we know. This happy camper above is none other than Jeremy Toeman from LiveDigitally. He stopped by […] Read more »

I woke at 5 am (Eastern time) and hit the road 30 minutes after that. After 6.5 hours on a plane, a hairy taxi ride, quick hotel check-in and badge pickup, I finally hoofed it down the strip to the Venetian for the Bill Gates keynote […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 85 is 36:03 minutes long and is a 33 MB file in MP3 format.INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) […] Read more »

Last year, imagine LAN made a splash with UltraSync, an application that leverages the "companion PC" label of UMPCs and helps keep your mobile device in synch with a host PC. Yesterday, Ctitanic noticed that the company announced the next version of UltraSync by adding support […] Read more »

With all of the CES and travel preparations (James is in flight this very moment), we’re a little behind from our normal posting habits. However, in all of the craziness, I didn’t want to overlook significant news from yesterday. No, not my new glasses….I’m talking about […] Read more »

If you’ve ever searched for a stylish mobile device case, you undoubtedly know the name Vaja. Vaja designs and crafts some of the most beautiful leather cases that not only look good, but they protect your mobile mojo on the go. When I bought my Zune, […] Read more »

If you can’t wait to see what new OQO might show off next week at CES or you don’t care about new products and are jonesin’ for a good deal, hurry over to Woot! The on-line retailer is offering the OQO Model 01+ for $799.99 this […] Read more »

We just got a nice tip from Joel on something called the ModBook, which is being touted as "the first ever Mac® tablet computer solution" according to Axiotron. I titled this post with the non-word "Kinda" because this solution, expected to debut on January 9th at […] Read more »

Following in Verizon’s footsteps from last year, Sprint added the Motorola Q smartphone to their lineup with expected availability later this month. I don’t see any glaring differences or upgrades between the Sprint version and Version offering, at least not from the press release. In lieu […] Read more »

I’ve had an issue for 28 years. Actually, I’ve got plenty of issues, but this one has been lingering for 28 years. It’s plagued me, bothered me, ticked me off and I just wanted it to go away. Today it has. See, I’ve been wearing glasses […] Read more »

How do I know? Google Reader just added a great new "Trends" feature that provides a wealth of information on your feed-reading addiction, er…habit. Josh Bancroft pointed this out and since I just switched to Google Reader last week, I hit up the Trends link. Maybe […] Read more »

Zune Thoughts mentioned this IE plugin that adds a one-button file converter to your browser with a single purpose: convert .flv files to Zune compatible .wmv files. .flv files are typically used by YouTube and Google Video, so this could come in handy to carry those […] Read more »

MobileRead just dropped the news on us: Plastic Logic is building a factory to produce their plastic electronics ware thanks to $100 million in financing. These types of announcements hit the street daily, so what’s so special here? The product: Plastic Logic has already demonstrated a […] Read more »

After the long wait for HP’s hw6900 series, I was really curious to see if the wait was actually worth it. Brighthand put the phone through the test and well….I’m thinking it wasn’t quite worth the wait. That’s not to say the hw6925 is a bad […] Read more »

Phones that double as digital audio players are all the rage, but a limiting factor up to this point has been the available memory of the device. Mainstream phone consumers don’t want to purchase separate memory cards that are easy to lose. Sprint just made it […] Read more »

I consider myself pretty adventurous, but even I’m not going to try this experiment just yet. Paul Colligan just put his TiVo up on eBay because in 2007, his entire household is going to get their entertainment media solely from the Internet. That’s right, no television […] Read more »

Don’t have time to listen to a lengthy podcast today? No problem; just hit up the new Mobility Site Minute podcast hosted by Chris Leckness. I spoke with Chris on the phone yesterday and he shared his reasons for the new tech podcast. Chris realizes that […] Read more »

I was offline for a rare 24 hours due to some personal matters, but I’m back and I just realized it’s almost time to pack for CES! That thought in conjunction with Craig Pringle’s "What’s in my Gadget Bag?" post got me to start making my […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 84 is 37:00 minutes long and is a 34 MB file in MP3 format.INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) […] Read more »

Hate those long lines at amusement parks? If you’ve got a mobile phone or other device with Internet access, this note I just received two minutes ago from Dave Zatz might come in handy: "At Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure today… In line at Spiderman […] Read more »

Apparently, that’s what the HTC Athena will set you back based on this HTC roadmap info tipped to us by Mobility Site. Both of those links will cover the entire HTC product roadmap; there’s several new devices in the works, but I’ll let you browse them […] Read more »

Vista offers more customization and control over the user environment than any prior Windows version. Take for example, the desktop icons and shortcuts. You can use the standard icon sizes, but why use cookie-cutter dimensions? After all, everyone has different preferences and you want those icons […] Read more »

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