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You can tell the Apple iPhone launch is imminent: we’re starting to see handset availability announcements nearly every day. Earlier in the week it was RIM’s BlackBerry 8830 for Verizon; today it’s their small and light BlackBerry 8300 for AT&T, aka: The Curve. Starting tomorrow you […] Read more » If the official Microsoft video of Surface Computing didn’t whet your appetite, perhaps this one from Popular Mechanics will. I think that most mainstream folks are missing the concept of object interaction with this platform; there’s a great example of it in this video when […] Read more »

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Holidays are great but they are usually followed by the dreaded short week.  Why dreaded?  Because there are only 4 work days this week here’s my schedule today: 8:00    Drive across town to first meeting (using TomTom One)9:00    Project review meeting (actually 3 projects […] Read more »

Marc Orchant is learning to think small and it’s about time (and space, and battery life).  His recent trip to NYC was done using this setup as his mobile office: This photo takes me back to my mobile office of old: Marc’s setup gets much better […] Read more »

Microsoft and Palm both have big announcements coming at the D conference today.  Speculation was rampant as word leaked out that both of these companies would announce innovative new hardware that would revolutionize the way we compute.  Pretty heady stuff and had the entire web wagging.  […] Read more »

<cue music> Wuh-oh, on the radio, oh-oh, on the radio.</cue music> Technology Bytes is a two hour weekly radio show on Wednesdays, 8 – 10 pm (CDT) on 90.1 FM KPFT in Houston and today I am going to be a guest on the show for […] Read more »

Gizmodo is reporting that at midnight tonight (EST) Microsoft will be announcing  "something totally new coming out of the Entertainment and Devices division, and it’s going to change the way people interact with technology."  This division is the one that produced the xbox 360 and the […] Read more »

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Matt Hartley, whom I’ve respected and followed for some time, has an insightful perspective about the new Dell Tablet PC; more specifically, Matt likens the Tablet PC market to Dell giving Vista a second chance. He’s calling for the company to do something I’ve yet to […] Read more »

Ahh….White Chocolate Mocha in one hand and stylus pen in the other with a UMPC and Bluetooth keyboard in between. My Starbucks-hopping continues: today I’m trying the mobile lifestyle in the Quakertown, PA location up near Allentown. Aside from the new Starbucks and an in-progress Target, […] Read more »

Taking a break from my latte I should explain what I mean by double dipping.  I am in my local Starbucks, blogging, emailing and listening to podcasts.  Today I’ve done something I haven’t done before, I brought both the Fujitsu P1610 Tablet PC and the MacBook […] Read more »

Looks like Research In Motion has finally accepted WiFi as a viable network platform; RIM’s CEO announced last week that they company would intro a BlackBerry with both WiFi and cellular capabilities in the second half of the year. BlackBerry handsets are traditionally targeted to the […] Read more »

[podtech content=] While many readers here are more than capable of upgrading system memory or hard drives, some folks are still intimidated by the unknown. Hitachi’s Travelstar Upgrade Kit makes the process so easy that anyone can take their slow, low-capacity drive and replace it with […] Read more »

Nokia isn’t waiting to tap the XXL markets in China: the mobile handset company is helping the Chinese learn English through their mobile phones. Using Nokia’s Mobiledu service, Chinese handset owners download English lessons right to their phone for $0.26 per download. Mobiledu also offers career […] Read more »

OK, I cheated in the screenshot above. It looks like Mac OS X on the Vista-based UMPC because it is, but I did it to illustrate a really nice piece of presentation sharing software. Tiffany Screens, a cross-platform approach with a client that runs in Windows, […] Read more »

You may have followed the course of my stepson’s high school football season here on jkOnTheRun as I posted about it from time to time.  Football season is long past but this weekend is bringing it back home again for a couple of reasons.  First up, […] Read more »

For our readers in the US please have a safe and happy holiday weekend!  Posting may be light here on jkOTR as we spend time with friends and family but if something big happens you’ll likely see it here anyway.  :)  Take care and enjoy life! […] Read more »

We cover inking all the time here and it’s often apparent that some Tablet PC users have a difficult time figuring out the best way to capitalize on the benefits of digital inking.  This is especially true for new Tabler owners as it can be daunting […] Read more »

Back with a new coffee break here on jkOnTheRun, this time sitting in a Starbucks doing a little work and blogging as usual.  I am using my Fujitsu P1610 (Miyagi) in laptop mode, typing happily away on the integrated keyboard and using my ThinkOutside Bluetooth mouse.  […] Read more »

Maybe the title should be "Will blog for coffee" since I’ve got the mobile office visiting a brand new Starbucks today; I’m at the Lansdale, PA coffeehouse testing the WiFi. Unlike James’ recent experience, no salsa music here. I’d call it some type of world-beat music […] Read more »

Quick shout out to fellow Microsoft Tablet PC MVP Marc Orchant. He clearly has too much free time on his hands since he’s added another blog to his repertoire! It must be the Tablet PC platform that makes him so productive. Hop on over to his […] Read more »

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