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I told you car modders were hot to get Origamis installed into their cars. A new website, OrigamiCar, is soon to release software designed to control your car audio system from a UMPC/ Origami. I hope they add voice control to this, it would be absolutely […] Read more »

While geeks everywhere were sleeping all snug in their beds two of the longest running mobile technology websites were feverishly rolling their two sites into one. Brighthand and BargainPDA have long been great resources for mobile device enthusiasts and they promise to continue doing what they’ve […] Read more »

Rumors have been swirling for a few weeks that Microsoft is secretly working on an iPod killer. I have heard rumors that described everything from an iPod-like audio player to a cellphone with audio capabilities, a la the ROKR. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told Fortune Magazine […] Read more »

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CLICK HERE to go get the show.MoTR 35 is 33:58 minutes long and is a 23.4 MB file in MP3 format. INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick. HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel TOPICS:Sounds of “smooth […] Read more »

I know Microsoft has stated that they are aiming Origami devices at the consumer space but there is still considerable discussion about how the UMPC would work for business users.  Rich Schulthess is a listener of my podcasts and left Marc and I a comment about […] Read more »

I first wrote about my "smallest desktop" almost a year and a half ago and the amazing thing is it hasn’t changed much: The Sony U71 is still a good workhorse for me and when I need to do serious writing requiring a keyboard with full-sized […] Read more »

The TabletKiosk V-700 UMPC is no more.  Don’t fret, it has been officially named the eo and pre-orders starting at $899 are being taken now at the TabletKiosk web site for late April shipping.  The eo ships in either black or white and the two configuration […] Read more »

You’ve no doubt heard of Woot!, the web site that sells one product per day at super discounted prices.  You have to get in early because quantities are limited for a lot of their deals but you can pick up some real bargains there.  Soon you […] Read more »

Marc Orchant and I discussed the benefits Office 2007 brings to the Tablet PC in the latest OnTheRun with Tablet PCs podcast and mentioned Darren Strange’s video demo of the integration between Outlook 2007 and OneNote 2007.  Darren has released another "blogcast" that shows a lot […] Read more »

BostonPocketPC sat down with Otto Berkes, general manager of the Mobile Platforms Division at Microsoft and driver of the Origami project, and asked him some questions about the direction the Origami is headed.  Of particular interest was this quote by Otto: We absolutely plan to work […] Read more »

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I finally had some time over the weekend to catch up on some interesting blog posts that I had tagged for later reading and am I glad I did.  Tablet PC MVP Tracy Hooten of The Student Tablet PC has been brainstorming about what she feels […] Read more »

UMPC Buzz is always johnny on the spot with UMPC news and sightings and today they point to a video recorded during Mix06 that gives a good overview of the Founder MiniNote UMPC. The video shows attendees interacting with the Origami device totally by using the […] Read more »

GO HERE to listen (18.2 MB, 53 minutes) or Subscribe to the show with this link  (RSS) Marc Orchant and I are back with this week’s stroll down Tablet Lane.  Listener John Lange let us know that the Fujitsu P1510D is now available in MicroCenter retail […] Read more »

Top Stories: UMPC- the end of the PDA? Most excellent OneNote 2007 video Windows Vista pushed back to 2007 for general public Microsoft Voice Command video demonstration Moto A1200 PDA phone Skylook 1.5 released New Sierra AirCard for EVDO Rel A support Toshibas mystery UMPC-like device […] Read more »

CNET has a video overview of the upcoming MSN-TV in-car service that will debut around July 2006. The initial service will use EVDO via Verizon and will place an EVDO junction box in the car that creates a mobile hotspot that will provide complete internet, audio […] Read more »

Spb Softwarehouse has announced the release of a new version of the interesting Windows Mobile game, Spb AirIslands. The new version adds specific support for square screens including the Treo 700w. AirIslands is a lot of fun to play, I’ve been playing it for a couple […] Read more »

Hugo Ortega is a man on a mission, no, obsessed with getting Toshiba Australia to admit there is an Origami device in the works. Here’s his latest recount of the continued efforts to track down some confirmation. Related posts: Finally, we can call them Origamis; Toshiba’s […] Read more »

I am not the only blogger that is struggling with each post about the Ultra-Mobile PC/ UMPC/ Origami. We have to mention all three of these names to make sure everyone knows what we are talking about. Not anymore, thanks to Bill Gates. Bill was interviewed […] Read more »

Lora Heiny of What Is New has published a short video of her niece having fun with a TabletKiosk Origami/ UMPC. The video shows the TK up close and personal and provides some insights from someone who has used it for a bit. I have to […] Read more »

A Chinese company, YellowSheepRiver, has released the Municator, a $146 Linux based computer roughly the size of a VHS cassette, if you remember those. The system will connect to both monitors and TVs and sports a 400/ 800 MHz Godson processor, a 40 GB hard drive […] Read more »

MobileTechRoundup co-host Dave Ciccone has been singing the praises of the Windows Mobile beta version of the SlingPlayer Mobile and I see today it is available for download. The program is free for registered Slingbox customers and those who register by April 26th, after which SlingPlayer […] Read more »

Hugo Ortega needs to get a life- he just keeps digging and digging and generally running amuck in the Tabletscape. This time he noticed in the April issue of APC Magazine, an Aussie publication, an interview with Matt Codrington who is Toshiba Australia’s Product Marketing Manager. […] Read more »

Sierra Wireless has announced the AirCard 595 which brings EVDO Release A support. Release A will be the next network upgrade for both Sprint and Verizon EVDO. Release A offers a theoretical 3.1 megabits download and 1.8 megabits of upload speed. Sierra is releasing the new […] Read more »

Skylook is the utility that brings Skype right into Outlook where all your contacts reside and the new version just released adds tons of new functionality. This is shaping up to be a great Skype tool for Outlook users, even adding the ability to record Skype […] Read more »

Motorola unveiled a new PDA phone in Japan that looks so sweet I hope it makes it to the US. The A1200 is a Linux-based PDA phone with a 2.4″ touch screen, 128 MB of memory, Intel Xscale PXA270 CPU and a 2 MP camera that […] Read more »

Kevin Tofel has gone where no one has gone before and recorded a video demo of Microsoft Voice Command. Voice Command is a utility for Windows Mobile devices that provides the ability to control the Pocket PC using voice. Kevin does a quick run-through of the […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to go get the file.MoTR 34 is 34:00 minutes long and is a 23.4 MB file in MP3 format. INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick. HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel TOPICS:iRex technologies and […] Read more »

REDMOND, Wash. — March 21, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today confirmed that Windows Vista™, the next generation of the Windows® client operating system, is on target to go into broad consumer beta to approximately 2 million users in the second quarter of 2006. Microsoft is on […] Read more »

Program allows DyKnow to ready its software for Microsoft’s new ultra-mobile PC INDIANAPOLIS (March 21, 2006) — DyKnow, a leader in interactive education technology, announces Microsoft has selected the company as one of 10 independent software vendors (ISV) to participate in the Ultra-Mobile Personal Computer (UMPC) […] Read more »

Darren Strange has produced a great video overview of OneNote 2007 that highlights the interaction between this new version and the other applications in the Office 2007 family. Of particular note to me is the ability to have notes become tasks in Outlook, and when you […] Read more »

Microsoft MVP Darryl Burling has posted a prediction that the high-end PDA will disappear in the next few years with the release of the Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC). The UMPC will probably mean that the larger form factor Pocket PC’s will dissapear over time. This of course […] Read more »

Go get it here (19.4 MB, 58 minutes) or Subscribe to the show with this link  (RSS) Marc Orchant and I take a different tack with this show and address some very thoughtful questions from listener Rob Halligan.  Rob wants to know how to keep his […] Read more »

Top Stories: Alternative text input methods for the UMPC Excellent DocuPen RC800 review Living in a glass house- Vista on the Toshiba M205 The experts compare the DualCor cPC and the UMPC Samsung Q1 UMPC appears on company web site Company turns the Motion LS800 into […] Read more »

You be the judge. I ran across a news item that shows the president of Vodafone shaking the hand with a Softbank executive to symbolize the sealing of the $15 billion dollar buyout of Vodafone. My reaction to the picture was immediate, I have met Dennis […] Read more »

CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly.MoTR 33 is 34:41 minutes long and is a 23.8 MB file in MP3 format. INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick. HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel TOPICS:Skype […] Read more »

The PBJ Smart Caddie Ultra-portable PC has appeared on the company’s web site. The site promises more information on 3/24 as they are obviously borrowing from the original Origami viral campaign. The unit they show on the site is in white but otherwise looks just like […] Read more »

Hugo Ortega of UberTablet decided to see for himself how his everyday programs would look on the 800×480 display that is the default resolution for UMPCs. He installed the UMPC Display Emulator on a touch screen Tablet and produced a five minute video showing how the […] Read more »

The GottaBeMobile team has posted an excellent video demo of MindManager on a Tablet PC. Dennis Rice walks us through a planning session using MindManager with ink and takes it all the way to a final outline in Microsoft Word. Very well done but now I […] Read more »

Seamless Integration with World’s Leading On-Demand Collaboration Solution Accelerates Results with Virtual Teams LARKSPUR, CALIF., March 16, 2006-Mindjet Corporation, the leading provider of software for visualizing and managing information, announced today its new Mindjet® MindManager® Instant Meeting, powered by WebEx. MindManager Instant Meeting enables users to […] Read more »

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