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A long time ago….in a galaxy far, far away…..A-Data trumped all of the Imperials in the SSD flash market and provided a new hope to mobile computing with their 128 GB, 2.5-inch flash drive. Acutally, it was only last week and took place in Vegas: the […] Read more »

While I was chatting with Dwight Silverman (Houston Chronicle) last week in Vegas he mentioned that HP promised to send him an evaluation Pavilion tx1000 Tablet PC.  The HP Pavilion tx1000 is the convertible launched at the CES last week and Dwight said he was looking […] Read more »

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The OneNote Extensibility & More folks just made some Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows available; these two presentations provide a fantastic high-level overview on the functions and features included in Microsoft OneNote. I know that we’ve highlighted many use cases and OneNote tidbits before, so if we haven’t […] Read more »

Darned if this doesn’t look like a Smartphone Edition device to me, but nope, it’s a super-thin Pocket PC Phone Edition device, complete with the required touchscreen. The i-mate JAQ3 is finding its way into some enthusiast hands and Matt Miller provides a solid overview after […] Read more »

For years, adding a graphics tablet to a notebook or desktop was an option to enable some type of near-Tablet PC experience. Unfortunately, that type of hardware solution is only as good as the specific software that supports it. Craig Pringle illustrates how easy it was […] Read more »

I wish I had seen this at CES last week. Eleksen, the folks that make the fabric keyboard / case for UMPCs, have a gadget bag with Windows SideShow support according to Laptoping. Since your device is in the bag, shouldn’t that be ‘Shouldertoping’? Ah….I digress…. […] Read more »

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Geez, these dongles just keep getting smaller and smaller! On one hand, we want smaller devices so they’re easier to carry, but on the other hand, the smaller they are, the easier they are to lose. The MoGo Dapter Bluetooth dongle supports Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR […] Read more »

I remember not too long ago when people realized that Apple was putting 802.11n functionality into the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro lines. Back then I thought it was a decent idea; at this point, the 802.11n draft spec should be relatively stable, so it’s a […] Read more »

That whole Sprint-Nextel merger is finally coming full circle as Sprint just announced two new handsets that use dual-mode network technology. The Sprint ic502 (aka: Motorola Buzz, shown; credit: motoRAZR) and the Sprint ic402 (known as the Motorola Blend) offer the walkie-talkie power from Nextel and […] Read more »

Jenn over at Pocketables got the news via the Micro PC Talk forums: Sony has three more UX handheld models on the way: the UX91S, UX91NS and UX71, ranging in prices from $1,557 to $2,283. Each of these handhelds will come with some flavah of Vista […] Read more »

Ross Wirth has noticed all the "day in the life" articles we post on jkOnTheRun and has written one of his own detailing how he used his Fujitsu P1610 on a recent day.  Ross’ day included a trip from Chicago to Des Moines so he detailed […] Read more »

Are you one of those people who has a thing for pens?  You know who you are, you’re the one with the Levenger catalogue on your coffee table and you choose your daily pen based on the outfit you’re wearing.  If you fit that description AND […] Read more »

Big news from Netflix today: the company that pioneered the DVD movie mail subscription service is taking it to the Net. An announcement hit this morning indicating that you’ll be able to download and view movies on your PC through your Internet connection with movies beginning […] Read more »

jkOnTheRun reader Keith Heard visited the auto show in Detroit recently and found a unique use of Tablet PCs at the show: Some Nissan reps had them and were taking mailing information for sending out brochures, but I also saw a more complex use for them. […] Read more »

Who owns the iPhone?  That’s the big question since Apple announced the iPhone and Cisco followed with the lawsuit over the trademarked name.  Cisco picked up the trademark when they acquired Infogear Technology in 2000 and have been shipping a VoIP phone under the name iPhone […] Read more »

Too bad I filled up my Highlander Hybrid before I read this article. At CES, Dresser Wayne demonstrated a gas pump dispenser that runs Windows CE and allows consumers to transfer MP3 audio files to their vehicle without wires thanks to Bluetooth technology. The Ovation2 iX […] Read more »

SpeedScript is another text input system that’s worth a look; the application was originally designed for Windows Mobile devices, but the company shot us a note to tell us about the beta version for Windows XP Tablet Edition. Since Origami devices run that OS, this beta […] Read more »

Regular readers know how much I adore my Samsung Q1, aka: Sammy. 12 hours prior to my CES trip, Sammy took a jolt from an external battery and has been in a coma ever since. I’ve done a bedside watch for some time and I’m not […] Read more »

I’m reading Adrian Kingsley-Hughes’ latest series of ZDNet posts with great interest: Adrian has a high-end MacBook Pro on loan from Apple and he’s documenting his daily experiences with the notebook. I’ve basically been a Windows guy for years, although I have dabbled with Ubuntu. Now […] Read more »

This gadget would really have come in handy last week at the CES.  The ability to cover long distances with a minimal effort would have been much appreciated and saved my legs from feeling dead at the end of each day.  What I needed was the […] Read more »

The big show (CES 2007) has come and gone and I am back home and I have been giving a lot of thought to the gear I took to the show and how it performed in the field.  It is important to realize that this show […] Read more »

I recently mentioned True LaunchBar as a solid UMPC launcher and one of our readers, Jesse, left a comment indicating that the software is free today only. I double-checked and sure enough Jesse gave us a gem of a tip! Apparently, there’s a website called "Giveaway […] Read more »

Everybody has been talking about the iPhone since Steve Jobs made the announcement at MacWorld last week, and there is no shortage of opinions about the innovative new phone from Apple.  If you follow the talk about the iPhone on the web you will find as […] Read more »

I waited for the dust to settled on Apple’s phone announcement and gave some thought to the device. There’s no denying that it’s a design and engineering marvel; that goes without saying. I think there are a few gaps in the device however and some media […] Read more »

A Motion LS800 Tablet PC owner wrote to Motion to inquire about the availability of Vista drivers and received a response that indicates Motion hopes to have them ready by the end of this month.  Their response also points out that some of the drivers must […] Read more »

Kevin Tofel and I have worked together on various projects for probably 3 years now and it may surprise some that our meeting at the CES this past week was only the second time we’ve ever met up.  In fact, prior to the CES trip we’ve […] Read more »

Let’s talk about the Apple iPhone announcement for a minute, since nobody else is.  I’ve been following the news like everybody else and got to wondering who is the big winner since the product announcement? Apple is obviously a big winner since everybody on the planet […] Read more »

Let the SSD flash hard drive wars begin! Engadget picked up on a PQI press release that announced a 64 GB Solid State Disk (SSD) flash-based hard drive. The 2.5-inch drive has a fast SATA interface for up to 100 MBps (that’s megabytes, not megabits, people) […] Read more »

iPhone here, iPhone there, iPhone news everywhere.  No question the Apple announcement of the iPhone cast a pall over the CES in Vegas, and I’ll bet Steve Jobs is somewhere with a silly smirk still on his face over that.  One feature of the iPhone that […] Read more »

I first tried Google Reader to handle my 500+ RSS feeds when it first came out last year and I would say the experience left me less than impressed.  OK, it sucked.  There were too many interface deficiencies that made it too clunky for me to […] Read more »

There’s no specific details on Zune streaming, but I noticed this tidbit in a Microsoft press release: "…because Windows Home Server is an always-on device, customers will also be able to store all the music from their Zune media player, stream that music and other digital […] Read more »

Actually, there’s no eBay auction for better security. The company will be offering a digital key fob that receives a new six-digit code every 30 seconds. You use the PayPal Security Key (similar to the one shown) to enter the code along with a PayPal transaction; […] Read more »

We met over lunch with the Tablet Kiosk folks yesterday and they’ve got some exciting news. Availability of their new Sahara line of slate PCs is just weeks away and all of the product specs and details are on their site. Gail Levy from Tablet Kiosk […] Read more »

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 »

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