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PDANet from June Fabrics has been a real life saver for me. I use this software essentially everyday with my Samsung Q1 UMPC and it allows me to USB and Bluetooth tether my EV-DO enabled smartphone for use as a modem. I personally prefer USB connections […] Read more »

Novatel’s Merlin XU870 HSDPA ExpressCard is now shipping to carriers in certain countries, namely: Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal and New Zealand. The ExpressCard modem should eventually find its way to U.S. shores since Novatel says "it is a tri-band HSDPA/UMTS and quad-band EDGE/GPRS product that allows […] Read more »

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Over at Carrypad, Steve received his Pepperpad 3 a few weeks earlier than expected so the unboxing has begun. There’s a whole gallery of images during the show, so be sure to check ‘em out. Remember, this is the Linux-based ultra-portable running on the AMD LX800 […] Read more »

Jeeves the butler is long gone, but perhaps Ask.com should get "Mini Me" from Austin Powers as the next face of Ask. The search portal now has a mobile-friendly search interface that you can find at http://m.ask.com. Ask’s portal gives you several categories to search within, […] Read more »

John, Trevor, Tracy and Warner did a great job fielding and answering Tablet PC questions from the many participants; there were even a few tips and tricks thrown in there for good measure! Due to a technical snafu, I could hear the webinar, but couldn’t see […] Read more »

Microsoft updated its Street & Trips to a 2007 version today and adds the following new features: New! SiRF star III GPS locator is 10 times more sensitive than the previous GPS locator and provides a strong signal whether the user is in the city or […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 72 is 33:10 minutes long and is a 30.4 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 »

I received an e-mail from the the folks at FlashPoint last night and the SharePlayer USB device they introduced looks intriguing. The SharePlayer is a USB 2.0 flash drive available in 512MB, 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities. Only it’s not just a flash drive, it’s also […] Read more »

Like many others installing Vista on their UMPC, I found the time to install RC 2 on the Samsung Q1. Folks are sharing their successes (and failures) with other Origami devices like the eo i7210 (listed as Vista Capable but not working yet) and the eo […] Read more »

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I love it when people extend devices. MobileRead has a short bit on some folks using their iRex iLiad eBook reader to read newspaper articles. The thing is: those newspapers aren’t in a format used the iLiad, so a third-party solution is used to transfer the […] Read more »

Although it’s included in Windows Mobile, the least used application on my mobile phone is definitely Windows Media Player. The few incremental little upgrades haven’t done much for me and there are so many good third party multimedia apps out there. WMP Playlist Manager is a […] Read more »

Looks like Google hasn’t bought ALL video service on the planet just yet. How could they; that cable programming is getting expensive. While we’re waiting for Google to spend $5 billion more to dethrone Howard Stern as "the king of all media" (although it shouldn’t take […] Read more »

Woe to all you Vista beta testers that never installed any anti-this and anti-that! A hex is cast up ye…up to now anyway. In the spirit of the upcoming Halloween holiday, Microsoft has lifted the OneCare curse upon Vista with the beta 1.5 version. I just […] Read more »

In just three short days Allegiance Technology Partners is holding the free Tablet PC Q&A Webinar we previously mentioned. The program will take place this Thursday, October 12th Wednesday, October 11th, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm Eastern Standard Time. According to John Hill at AllTP, […] Read more »

Personally, I’m thrilled with Pandora’s free music streaming and the trial of Mercora for Smartphones is going well too (have you tried it yet?). I’m never one to pass up a good deal; or at the very least, pass it along. Gearlog mentions a way to […] Read more »

Seems like everybody’s getting all "geo" these days. Once some introduces "geo-bathrooming" though, I’m outta here. Still, there’s something to be said for services that intelligently use your location to enhance an experience. Take the GPS Ranger that Bar Z Adventures is offering, for example. This […] Read more »

Although I’ve never been a fan of screen protectors, I could be in the minority. We previously reviewed the UMPC Screen Sheet for my Q1 and today, ctitanic shares his thoughts on Boxwave’s offering: the Antiglare Screen Protector for UMPCs. The Boxwave protector runs around $28 […] Read more »

Holy guacamole! Not only have those GottaBeMobile boys open up their Tablet PC discussion forums, but they’re celebrating with a HUGE contest! Get this: the grand price is a Motion LS800 Tablet PC valued around $2,200! Now with a prize like that, you can’t just post […] Read more »

Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) is gearing up to be the "next big thing" in wireless communications. It’s the ‘Reese’s Peanut Butter cup’ of the mobile phone industry. You know: "You got your WiFi in my cell phone; you got your cell phone is my WiFi". Actually, […] Read more »

Disclosure: I hate IM. Actually, let me edit that. I love IM, but I hate IM on different platforms and wish we could all "speak the same language". We’re getting closer with clients like Trillian, GAIM, and Miranda (they’re all pretty solid) that support multi-platform IM, […] Read more »

I’m not set up to download it at the moment as I’m out and about using my EV-DO connection. For you other masochists lucky folks that are beta testing Microsoft Windows Vista, the last expected interim build is now available. First thing I’m looking for: is […] Read more »

If a laptop fries your legs,just use it to cook some eggs. If you want to reduce the heat,why not grab a set of these feet? Two are short and two are long,for only 10 pounds you can’t go wrong. [via TRFJ, great to read every […] Read more »

Just a quick point of clarification andor opinion so that bad info isn’t spread. I’m seeing numerous headlines like this one out of last weeks IDF conference regarding battery life in UMPCs. Most of the headlines state that we’ll see "all day battery life" in UMPCs […] Read more »

Wow, a contest doesn’t get any easier than this! Hop over to Mobility Site for the full details, but all you have to do is vote andor take a photo of your current MP3 setup. The contest is to celebrate the new site design which looks […] Read more »

No doubt about it: as devices get smaller, they get harder to protect from theft and loss. Targus has some new twists on old protection methods, but how good are they? Not very according to security expert Marc Weber Tobias; Marc has great piece on Engadget […] Read more »

I have to apologize; we’re already through the first few days of October and we haven’t shared the latest Apple Tablet PC rumors. I’m sorry; we’ll just have to try harder. ;) T3 is the latest group to throw their thoughts in the ring, and to […] Read more »

If you’re not among the thousands of readers that hit up or subscribe to Kathy Sierra’s "Creating Passionate Users" blog, you’re missing out. Kathy’s keen viewpoint on recognizing, understanding, and delivering what customers want is always filled with thought-provoking conversation. Kathy’s recent post is a little […] Read more »

Looks like Asus might be among the first notebook OEMs to get the external screen concept to market and make use of Windows SideShow functionality. The Asus W5Fe is your standard notebook designed to run Vista. The not-so-standard aspect is the small LCD display, directional pad […] Read more »

We’ve seen multi-touch ideas in Apple patents, but this video is one of the first demos I’ve seen of Multi-Touch technology. Some of the video is just cool eye-candy, but around one minute in, you can start to see some practical uses for multiple windows. Later […] Read more »

Just so you don’t think I was kidding about the cellular and WiFi convergence, D-Link introduced their V-CLICK product that does just that. The V-CLICK is a tri-band (900/1800/1900 Mhz) GSM phone that can switch from cellular networks to WiFi networks for SIP-based VoIP calls. The […] Read more »

Got a note from one of our jkOTR readers about an extra Slate Tablet PC he has. Gee, Mike, I wish we all had that problem! ;) Seriously, Mike’s wife bought him a Fujitsu Stylistic ST5020D for their anniversary, but it turns out, he’s going to […] Read more »

So why exactly is the Sony UX series really not touted in here in the U.S.? Why can’t we get the latest cellphone that folks in Asia are using to watch DTV? What about the latest and greatest light laptop; do I need to fly to […] Read more »

Although my Q1 feels much snappier since I maxed out the RAM at 1 GB, I haven’t done any formal testing. In my defense, swapping the RAM in and out of Sammy causes issues with the Windows XP Embedded partition. Lucky for us, there are great […] Read more »

Back in May, we heard that overseas T-Mobile customers were not allowed to use VoIP or IM on their 3G phones. In a not-so-stunning reversal, the company will be allowing usage of both services on the network, starting as early as this week. The surprising part […] Read more »

Looks like Lenovo took the sleek and sexy Motorola RAZR concept and mashed up with with usability of a Tablet PC with the Yogo concept. Thin and light is definitely in and if you look at how thick the device is compared to the visible VGA-out […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 71 is 37:08 minutes long and is a 34.1 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 »

I’ve waited a day to let the Wibree hoopla die down (but it hasn’t). Right off the bat, the announcement is very exciting. In case you missed it, Nokia developed a new radio technology called Wibree that’s essentially the same as Bluetooth from a functionality standpoint, […] Read more »

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