Archive for PDAs

Nautiz X3 Rugged WinMob PDA

Posted in PDAs by Conner Flynn on October 6th, 2010

You may not use one, but many companies still need to use a rugged PDA. And if you do need one, the Nautiz X3 should do the trick. It’s a Windows Mobile 6.5 device with an IP65 rating and meets the MIL-STD-810G standard. It’s capable of withstanding drops from 1.8 meters and will operate in temperatures from -20 degrees Celsius to 60 degrees Celsius.

No info on price yet, but specifications include: Windows Mobile 6.5, 806MHz X-Scale processor, 256MB of RAM, 512MB of flash, 3G modem, Bluetooth, GPS, Altimeter, G-sensor, Compass, 3,300mAh battery, 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen display and a 3-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash.

[CG]

Pharos 565 Windows Mobile 6.5 rugged PDA

Posted in PDAs by Conner Flynn on February 11th, 2010

The Pharos 565 is the first rugged PDA in the world to be powered on the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system. We know, not many of you use PDAs these days what with smartphones being able to handle all kinds of tasks. This one is obviously for a select group of users.

Features include a 3.5″ QVGA touchscreen display, a full QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, GPS support, 512MB ROM, 256MB RAM, Office Mobile and a 624MHz Marvell PXA310 processor.

The Palm Foleo is back: Celio Redfly SIS

Posted in Mobile Phones,PDAs by Conner Flynn on January 3rd, 2008

Celio Redfly SIS

The Palm Foleo was a small laptop that was severely panned, belittled and put down when it was first announced. It’s image was so bad that Palm killed it before it could be released, hiding it away like abused child it was. As happens sometimes, another company is taking a shot at it, if you actually wanted one. The Celio Redfly SIS is pretty much the same thing.

It’s more or less a smartphone with a bigger screen and a keyboard for when you have to do some serious work. The price is a hefty $499, but you’ll have to wait until this month’s CES to discover the release date.

DiXX Digital Putter for the high-tech golfer

Posted in Golf,PDAs by Conner Flynn on November 13th, 2007

DiXX Digital Putter

Whether you need to improve your golf game or just plain learn the art, the DiXX Digital Putter will drastically improve your putting skills. That’s because it uses an onboard PDA-like computer to monitor your swing. The “inertial navigation system” keeps track of when and where the putter hits the ball, along with a “micro electrical mechanical system” that monitors the motion of your swing. With that information, the the putter can figure out how good your putt was, so it can provide feedback in 5 areas. DiXX tracks the swing path, impact position, face angle, swing tempo and speed balance.

You don’t even need to remove the computer from the putter to navigate the computer menu system. Just twist your wrist.

iPAQ 210 Enterprise PDA from HP

Posted in HP,iPAQ,PDAs by Reuben Drake on September 6th, 2007

HP iPAQ 210 Enterprise edition handheld PDAHP has unleashed a bunch of new devices today such as the iPAQ 310 Companion and this new iPAQ 210 Enterprise PDA. The new 210 combines a large color display, a serious handful of processing power and Wi-Fi connectivity to provide a powerful tool targeting business customers.

Both the 200 and the 100 series iPAQ’s were released today, all running Windows Mobile 6 Classic on color touchscreens with 64MB of RAM and 256MB of ROM inside. They also feature a Marvell PXA310 624MHz CPU, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and support Bluetooth.

GW Micro VoiceSense

Posted in PDAs by Chetz on July 16th, 2007

GW Micro VoiceSense PDA for sight impairedThe VoiceSense is a PDA for sight-challenged users that runs off of a tweaked Windows CE OS. Designed by GW Micro, the device has a Perkins style Braille keyboard, a pair of speakers, a microphone port, three slots (USB 2.0, SD, CF) and headphones jack.

Inside it’s got a 540MHz PXA270 processor, 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth 1.1 support, an FM radio receiver and a rechargeable, detachable lithium polymer battery that gives you 12 hours of use. The 7.4″ x 3.6″ x 0.98″ gadget has a slew of the same software apps found in more common PDAs like calculator features, a database manager, calender, word processor, web browser, email and loads more. About the only thing that isn’t standard for the VoiceSense is its price, a hefty $1,895, likely due to its uniqueness.

via Engadget

Mio P360 and P560 PDA/GPS Upgrade with Touchscreen

Posted in GPS,Mio,PDAs by Darrin Olson on July 4th, 2007

Mio planning to launch new P360 and P560 PDA GPS deviceNavigadget found some scant information about two new GPS devices from Mio, the P360 and P560, most likely to replace the current P350 and P550 models with a sleek design and trendy touchscreen.

It looks like mobile phones like the iPhone aren’t the only ones taking advantage of new touchscreen technology. The new GPS device from Mio looks to be a PDA running Windows Mobile 6 with GPS capabilities and software. There is a joystick and a couple buttons, one for Contacts and the other to launch the map application, but other than that it appears that all other interaction would need to be done through the touchscreen on the P360 and P560 models.

They both come with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and SD/MMC expansion slot for memory and connects through a USB connection to your computer to …

Icon Mobile Manager Screenless PDA

Posted in PDAs by Chris Weber on June 25th, 2007

Icon Mobile Manager PDA for the visually impaired from LevelstarThe Icon Mobile Manger PDA from Levelstar is screenless since it’s designed for the visually impaired where a screen is just not necessary. However, aside from the display not much else is left out.

This PDA hosts a nice array of sound-driven applications such as an address book, word processor, email client, web browser, music player, voice recorder, clock, stopwatch, and a book and periodical player among others. It also has the latest in wireless technology including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity on a Linux-based OS. Listening to media and the applications can be done through a built-in speaker or through earbuds and a headphone jack to keep things a little more private. There is also ample room for storage with a 30GB drive and an expansion SD card slot.

The Icon Mobile Manager also has an optional compact docking station …

HP iPAQ rx5900 Travel Companion

Posted in GPS,HP,PDAs by Quagmire on December 22nd, 2006

HP iPAQ rx5900The HP iPAQ rx5900 Travel Companion will help you navigate, stay connected, stay informed, and always be entertained wherever your travels may take you. Thin and light, this iPAQ is truly small enough to take with you wherever you travel.

The Travel Companion is a complete GPS navigation system that includes a car kit and TomTom Navigator 6 pre-installed. The navigation software has complete maps of United States and Canada. More than just a GPS, the device will also give you the current time and weather for cities worldwide, convert currency, size and measurement, customize your packing list, and more.

The rx5900 is a Windows Mobile 5.0 handheld and includes pocket versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You can also synchronize your Outlook calendar, contacts, and email.

Connectivity options include integrated 802.11b/g wireless LAN and Bluetooth wireless technologies. You can access the Internet, email and other …

Samsung Releases Ultra Messaging i600

Posted in Mobile Phones,News,PDAs,Samsung,Smart Devices by Darrin Olson on December 4th, 2006

Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 SmartPhoneHong Kong – Samsung along with Microsoft today launched a new mobile device boasted as the the thinnest 3G phone in the world with a full QWERTY keyboard. The Ultra Messaging i600 weighs only 99 grams and is just 11.8 mm thick, sporting HSDPA support and runs on Windows Mobile 5.0. This release marks the first smartphone in Europe and Asia-Pacific that supports HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) , WiFi and Bluetooth.

Running Windows Mobile 5.0 with Direct Push, users are able to take advantage of instant updates to emails, meetings and tasks through your hand held phone in the same manner as you would using Outlook from the desktop. The Windows Mobile OS also of course amkes office documents more easily accessible and supports Office application formats such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint as well as viewing PDF’s. This i600 smart …

HTC adds Sleek P4350 PDA Phone to Portfolio

Posted in HTC,Mobile Phones,PDAs by Quagmire on November 24th, 2006

HTC P4350HTC recently launched the HTC P4350 PDA Phone to be released throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in early December. The HTC P4350 is just 17mm thick and features a semi-automatic sliding full QWERTY keypad which demonstrates HTC’s continued dedication to sleek form factors.

The P4350 offers users a full “mobile office experience” with Windows Mobile 5.0 Direct push email technology, internet browsing, and synchronization with Microsoft Outlook Calendar, Contacts, and Pocket MSN. Users can work on applications in the Microsoft Office suite such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and view PDF documents.

The compact device boasts a 2.8” color display touch-screen with a landscape view to make mobile viewing of email, internet, and video a bit easier on the eyes. 128Mb ROM, 64mb RAM, and a microSD slot ensure that you will have enough storage for many of your office documents.

The HTC P4350

Samsung Releases SPH-P9000 Voice and WiMAX

Posted in Mobile Phones,News,PDAs,Samsung,Smart Devices by Darrin Olson on November 7th, 2006

Samsung SPH-P9000 Deluxe MITsSamsung has released a new device into the market which is one of the few new, and soon to be growing in numbers, devices that converge technologies for internet and voice communications. Samsung has done it in this case using WiMax and CDMA EV-DO connectivity to make this hand-held multi-functional device.

The SPH-P9000 is not the smallest mobile device you will find, but it exchanges it’s portly exterior for some increased usability. The device folds out from it’s 143 x 92 x 29.7 mm dimension to have a full qwerty keyboard and viewable upright 5″ WVGA screen for some un-cramped typing and viewing of documents and movies on the Windows XP based OS.

The device has an MP3 player and 1.3 megapixel camera along with a 30 GB hard drive and altogether weighs 560 grams. The Samsung SPH-P9000 is expected to be launched in …

Cingular Announces 8525 Release

Posted in Mobile Phones,News,PDAs,Smart Devices by Darrin Olson on November 6th, 2006

Cingular 8525Today Cingular announced the release of the 8525 PDA, which is the first smart phone or PDA in the US to be UMTS/HSDPA enabled, as well as the first mobile device in the US to offer users 3G capabilities in both the U.S. and in many other countries around the world. Cingular’s BroadbandConnect service is available in the US and over 100 other countries around the world, and Cingular plans on continuing to expand this 3G coverage with GSM providers in the coming years.

The new 8525 PDA Pocket PC uses Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 with Direct Push Technology. The device has incorporated a number of nice navigation controls to utilize the OS, including a scroll wheel and allowing touch-screen capabilities common with PDA’s. This makes navigating Windows features even easier and allows users to further take advantage of the applications on Windows Mobile, such …

Price and Release Info for Treo 680 and Cingular 8525!

Posted in Mobile Phones,News,Palm,PDAs by Chetz on October 28th, 2006

Treo 680 Cingular 8525 Price ReleaseThe information we have been waiting for with these mobile devices has finally arrived. What seems to be a markteting PowerPoint presentation has been discovered highlighting the pricing and availablility dates for the Treo 680 and the Cingular 8525.
Treo 680

$424.99 for flat out purchase
$349.99 for purchase with a one year contract
$274.99 for purchase with a two year contract
Availablility: November 5th (Not set in stone).

Cingular 8525

$559.99 for flat out purchase
$484.99 for purchase with a one year contract
$409.99 for purchase with a two year contract
Availablility: October 29th

I’m not sure if this Treo 680 / Cingular 8525 release of information was an accident or not, but it the powerpoint looks pretty official.

PPT Source [Lindquist.net]

T-Mobile Dash A Serious Threat for the Q and Others

Posted in Mobile Phones,PDAs,Smart Devices,T-Mobile by Darrin Olson on October 28th, 2006

T-Mobile  DashIt was only a matter of time before the Motorola Q would have some serious competition, and the T-Mobile Dash from HTC has proven to be just that, causing the Q to have to share some space at the top of the list of smart phones.

The T-Mobile Dash running Windows Mobile has made a nice design in a smart phone with a full Qwerty keyboard so users can bring their office with them in their pocket. The Dash has a pretty impressive feature set that makes it a force to be reckoned with, starting with it’s integrated WiFi, which immediately puts it a step ahead of the Moto Q and BlackBerry devices. It also has supports Bluetooth connectivity, the ability to push emails and a built-in 1.3 megapixel camera. The T-Mobile Dash also has an impressive battery life rated for 5 hours of …