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A pre-cursor to the Project Origami UMPC concept, the OQO, looks to be adding more functions to the diminutive handhelds bag of tricks. Jon Fortt from Business 2.0 tells us that the next model OQO will include a "brighter screen, improved keyboard, more memory, a bigger […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 73 is 35:58 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 »

Not sure when this happened, but jkOTR reader Bill, tipped us off that CompUSA now shows the Samsung Q1 UMPC in-stock on their website. There should be some store availability as well, but of course, you’ll need to check the site for your local area. This […] Read more »

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Unveiled at DigitalLife last week in New York City, the Palm Treo 680 looks to be a smartphone for the masses. Building from the solid form and function of early Treo models, the new 680 should appeal to the general populace; many of which have never […] Read more »

You won’t see it until December, but PBJ has added an Intel-based UMPC to their lineup: the SmartCaddie EX. The "ex-CPU" is the Via, as PBJ is going with the now semi-standard 900 MHz Celeron processor. Nothing new on the specifications front as the SmartCaddie EX […] Read more »

Looks like I owe Quentin a beer at the next meet and greet! Although his suggestion for the floating tip didn’t exactly work for me, it got me thinking, and I’ve got the floating tip up and running now. It hit me to start "thinking outside […] Read more »

Wow, I’m so close to fully functional Vista-based UMPC that I can taste it! I’ve put in a good 8 hours over the past two days sorting out problems and doing research. A little help from great folks in the community has also helped. So, where […] Read more »

Looks like we’re on a Fujitsu kick today, but really, it’s just coincidence. An anonymous tipster just pinged me with an interesting Fujitsu Stylistic development over in Germany. Looks like the uber-slate is getting the Core Duo treatment with an Intel U2500 ULV running at 1.2 […] Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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 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 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 »

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 »

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