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Steve “Chippy” Paine has been a great source of UMPC information on his blog CarryPad, and one we have referred to often here on jkOnTheRun. I visited CarryPad today and found this blog entry where Steve announces he is shutting down the CarryPad Journal.  Now before […] Read more »

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Sean Alexander of addicted to/ digital media has posted some pics of a Tablet PC commissioned by Microsoft and produced by Asus to showcase all of the special features of Vista.  The Tablet is not only sweet looking with that Vista logo on the cover but […] Read more »

Earlier this week I kicked off my quest to find Verizon’s upgraded EV-DO Rev A service in Houston.  In order to do that I first had to get my hands on the Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 (AC595) modem that Verizon began offering last month that is […] Read more »

Good news for fellow Fujitsu P1610 owners who are jonesing to upgrade to Vista when it comes out in just a few days.  I had an online chat with a Fujitsu representative to whom I posed the following two questions in yellow: So there you have […] Read more »

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Pocketables found some news today that makes the HTC Athena more attractive, regardless if you call it the Ameo or Dopod U1000. According to the Register (credit: pic), the T-Mobile Ameo will set German consumers back around 500 Euros (with a two-year contract), which Jenn figures […] Read more »

That Medion UMPC I got my hands on at CES is available for pre-order; not sure if this is old news or not, but I noticed the heads up over in the Origami Project forum. As you can see from the product page, the unit is […] Read more »

I have already mentioned the release of BlogJet 2.00 and so far I am really liking the new version.  One of the new additions is the ability to embed YouTube videos with just a click so I wanted to test it.  Here for your viewing pleasure […] Read more »

Sammy has arrived safe and sound in Irving, Texas as you can see by the UPS tracking. UPS did their part, now the question is: how long will it take Samsung to do their part. Since the internal power converter appears hosed in Sammy, I expect […] Read more »

Gotta Be Mobile caught the review over at CNET, which pegs the hp tc4400 at an average 6.6 out of 10. On the bad side, CNET cited the lack of a built-in optical drive; something I personally would rather not see in a Tablet PC. My […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 87 is 31:40 minutes long and is a 29 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 been meaning to mention for a week but kept forgetting so I’ll mention it now.  If you are using the TomTom One Navigator like I am then you should be aware that TomTom has recently released updated maps  (North America) that you can order on […] Read more »

What goes better with computing than a good cup of Joe to keep the geek firing strong during those late night sessions?  What if you could get a mouse that doubles as a working coffee mug?  You could mouse away and sip at the same time.  […] Read more »

It’s no secret that I think that voice input and speech recognition in mobile devices will some day revolutionize the way we get things done.  While speech recognition is not quite there yet it is very close and in certain limited functions can be ra eal […] Read more »

This will only be of interest to bloggers but today a new version of BlogJet was released (finally).  Version 2.0 has a total interface overhaul and looks pretty good so I upgraded ($20) and am using it to post this item.  I have been using BlogJet […] Read more »

At 1.2 kilograms with a 10.6-inch screen, I think it’s acceptable to call the Fujitsu P7230 an ‘ultraportable’; just don’t call it yours if you live outside of Taiwan, since that’s where it was released today. At a U.S. price of just over $2,000, it’s not […] Read more »

Call me crazy, but I just haven’t gotten excited about the HTC Athena. I think there’s a market for a larger sized Windows Mobile device with a 5-inch VGA screen, but is it trying to be too much for too broad an audience? Yes, some folks […] Read more »

We’ll have to see how this new chipset performs in the real world, but the newly announced Via VN896 should add greater capabilities to notebooks and UMPCs; updates include: "The VIA VN896 chipset features the VIA Chrome9™ HC integrated graphics processor (IGP) featuring a DirectX® 9.0 […] Read more »

Just a quick note that I received an e-mail from Samsung Customer Service as promised in my conversation with them on Monday. The note included a link to an on-line, printable UPS return label, which I now have a hard copy of. I’m heading off to […] Read more »

Here in the U.S., as well as in a few other countries I believe, we’re extending Daylight Savings Time this year by roughly four weeks over the current standard. Microsoft has some documentation on the impact to your Windows Mobile handheld and one kind soul created […] Read more »

I know what you’re thinking: "Of course they put the ‘n’ in Centrino; otherwise it would be called ‘Cetrio’ and what kind of name is that?!?" Ah, but I meant 802.11n! Now that the draft spec is near ratification, Intel has adopted it in their Centrino […] Read more »

Daniel (aka: ThoughtFix) has a nice review of the Sprint Novatel U720 USB modem; this is the device that supports Sprint’s EV-DO Rev. A network. A USB modem is a great option for a UMPC or other mobile device that doesn’t have a PC-Card slot, so […] Read more »

I’ve written about the growing problem of having gear stolen from cars during lunch, even when left "safely" in the trunk.  An email this morning from Lee Miller, who I had the pleasure of meeting at the TabletKiosk roadshow back in November, reiterates why I never […] Read more »

I take a lot of notes.  Every day, over and over, I attend meetings and make phone calls that require me to take notes that are useful reference tools for me.  Every day I must refer back to some note I took during a meeting to […] Read more »

Today I am on a mission for faster EV-DO.  Not that the EV-DO I have been enjoying for a couple of years is not fast enough but we all know that in all things Internet the faster the better.  Verizon has been quietly rolling out the […] Read more »

Maybe I love this concept Swatch watch just because I’m a big cycling fan, but it’s sleek and simple. No fancy bells and whistles, no Bluetooth module, no MP3 player built in, none of that. It’s just a watch that I like. Of course, it looks […] Read more »

That 3G is really gettin’ around! Samsung just plopped HSDPA support inside their VLUU i70 camera so you can shoot your pics twice: once through the lens and once over The Internets! The i70 offers a 3x optical zoom and a more-than-adequate 7.3 megapixel sensor. Adding […] Read more »

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