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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

At the Bill Gates keynote, we got first word of the new Windows Home Server that HP will first offer; more OEMs will follow. I chatted with a Microsoftie on the floor about the WHS because as much as I like the product I had a […] Read more »

James is in the air returning home and I think 90% of the show is too. Hopefully, they’re not all on the same plane. Since I’ve got the day to myself, I meandered around a much quieter show floor and found the 1.5 pound Medion MD […] Read more »

Kevin and I work awfully hard trying to bring mobile technology news that is useful and insightful.  We are really proud to share something that many readers may not realize is going on every day in the background.  We recently told you that buy.com is regularly […] Read more »

It’s clear by the new Origami Experience that the Microsoft team does listen to user feedback. We were floored when we got the above picture from Sears Young on the team; we just saw the new interface and sure enough he was listening to MobileTechRoundup on […] Read more »

Oh, this picture says it all, no? We stopped at the Pepper booth and got 15 minutes of hands on time with the Linux-based handheld. This was the first time I’d actually held a Pepper Pad 3 and my first stop was the split thumb-board. From […] Read more »

Hey, maybe everyone else will too based on the conversation we had at the S-XGen booth. We flipped, folded and even fondled the unique Windows Mobile handheld phone and then inquired on the price. We flat out asked about the rumored $1,400 price tag and were […] Read more »

Those prolific folks at Palm Addicts have launched a new site covering the newly announced Apple iPhone. The content is already piling up which is impressive since the Apple announcement was only made yesterday.  Head over and see what all the buzz is about. Read more »

Kevin and I had a fantastic day today between cruising the CES show floor, attending Lunch@Pieros and seeing some cool gadgets, appearing on KPRC 950 Houston talk radio with Michael Garfield, the HighTech Texan, attending the Tablet PC meetup where over 100 people converged to talk […] Read more »

CLICK HERE and listen directly.MoTR 85 is 21:18 minutes long and is a 7.3 MB file in MP3 format. to download the file INTRO: Based on Time v2.1 by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick. HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matt Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. […] Read more »

This is going to sound odd, but I have to repeat something James said earlier tonight: "The best software I’ve seen at CES is the new Origami Experience app". I completely agree after Dustin and Sears from the Microsoft Origami team gave us the low-down at […] Read more »

The whole iPhone announcement has me wondering if we went to the wrong show!  Ah… at least the patents make sense now. Remember what we saw from the Patent Office last year? Multi-touch screens, proximity sensors, zooming via touch…it’s in the new iPod, er iPhone. Putting […] Read more »

Wow, there’s literally a radio show going on right behind me in this room; Michael Garfield is interviewing someone from Palm as I quietly blog this. Just before meeting James here at the CES Broadcast Booth, I swung by the Toshiba booth for all of three […] Read more »

We hit up ShowStoppers tonight, which is like a mini-CES for press only. Aside from the awesome food at the Wynn hotel, we got to wander around and see things that we might have otherwise missed in the vast chasm of consumer electronics we call CES. […] Read more »

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