Both models have the same basic hardware with an OMAP3505 CPU @ 600MHz, 256MB of DDR-SDRAM and 256MB of Flash Disk, a microSD slot, a 3.5” QVGA screen, IrDA 1.2 SIR, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi ABG and a rugged body that can handle a 1.5m fall on hard concrete and it’s IP54 compliant, (Which means that it is protected against dust and against water sprayed from all directions).
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.
When it comes to web browsers many people don’t like the browsers that ship on their smartphones and start looking for alternatives that work better. Opera makes one of the more popular alternate browsers for many of the smartphone operating systems on the market.
I mentioned back in July that Opera Mini 5.1 had landed for Android devices. Opera has now announced that Opera Mini 5.1 is available for download for Windows Mobile users as well. The new venison of the browser adds some nice new features like allowing Opera to be set as the default browser.
This Motorola Droid clone looks like a toy. And you won’t find the Android operating system here. Instead, it runs Windows Mobile 6.5. Some specs include a 533MHz Huawei Hass K3 processor, and a full sliding keyboard.
Like many cloned smartphones, this one will does dual SIMs. You also get a 3-megapixel camera, a 3.5″ touchscreen display at 800 x 480 resolution, GPS, Wi-Fi and integrated FM radio.
Specifically Facebook app version 1.2. Some of the main feature updates include the ability to “like” a comment, or to add to current comments. Why not go ahead and download Microsoft’s latest app from the marketplace and get more out of Facebook on your phone?
Looks like HTC has a winner in the Trophy. If it’s real, which we doubt. Specs-wise and hardware-wise, it’s got it where it counts. It sports a sleek and slim design just 11 mm thick, a 3-inch VGA capacitive touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard, and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera.
It packs the Qualcomm MSM7227 600MHz chipset, 512 MB of flash memory, and 256 MB RAM. Some other features include GPS/AGPS capability, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, dualband (900/2100) WCDMA/HSPA , quadband GSM/EDGE, and special features like Motion G-sensor and Business Card Scanner.
Sling Media has updated SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows to version 2.0. This version supports phones like the HTC Pure, Tilt II, Imagio, Touch Pro II and others that are popular. It was redesigned for touchscreen and widescreen formats, so you can better view live TV and DVR recordings from your Slingbox.
Some of the new features include Unrestricted streaming on 3G and WiFi, Support for multiple viewing modes like wide-screen and zoom, Icon based interface eliminates the need for a stylus, an improved program guide and DVR interfaces, and Sling Account support that eliminates the need to enter your Slingbox Finder IDs and passwords.
Xbox Live on Windows Mobile? Microsoft has confirmed it with a job posting. They are looking for a Principle Program Manager who would be responsible for bringing “Xbox Live enabled games to Windows Mobile”.
Microsoft seems especially interested in “avatar integration, social interaction and multi-screen experiences”. Looks like we could see some interesting developments in 2010 where mobile gaming is concerned. Can’t wait to see where this goes.
Check out the LG eXpo, a slider with a pico projector inside. This full QWERTY slider is also packing a 1GHz CPU, a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera, a microSD slot, and the removable Texas Instruments projector.
The eXpo is running Windows Mobile 6.5, and it will be available from AT&T on December 7th for $199. That’s after a mail in rebate with a two year contract. Then there’s an additional $179 if you choose to get in on the projector action.
Traditionally the vast majority of Samsung mobile devices run Windows Mobile. WinMo is falling out of fashion with many mobile phone makers and phone users in the face of competition from Android and other phone operating systems.
Reports are coming in that Samsung is going to be significantly reducing the number of handsets that it produces with WinMo and moving them to Android. Analyst Greg Noh claims that in 2010 the WinMo handsets in the Samsung line will drop from 80% range today to 50%.
I used to have a job years ago where I actually left the house and had to talk to people. I even collected a fair share of business cards, which I tended to throw away because I was too lazy to put the data into a database of any sort. If you need to collect business cards for your work, but are sick of manual entry of the data, Dymo has a new app for Windows Mobile devices for you.
The app is called Dymo CardScan Mobile and works with Windows Mobile 6+ devices that have cameras with at least 2-megapixels. All you need to do to get the information from the business card into your phone is take a picture of the card with your phones camera.
Kempler & Strauss have been busy. The other day they unveiled a small and cool watchphone. Now they’ve announced the their newest Windows Mobile handset, called the touchscreen Billionair 6.
This 3G HSPA handset features a 624MHz ARM processor, GPS and WiFi, and has a micro SD slot for up to 4GB of storage, along with a 3 megapixel camera. Dubbed the B6, it runs a custom interface over Windows Mobile and even sports an accelerometer. The B6 is $260 and it’s available right now.
Mivvy, the Czech company just dropped the Mivvy one smartphone, powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. The full touchscreen handset won’t blow you away with killer features though as it’s a mid-range handset with the following specs.
You can expect Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), 3.2″ TFT display at 240 x 400 resolution, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, Integrated FM radio, 3-megapixel camera, 624MHz Marvell PXA300 processor, 128MB RAM, 256 MB ROM and a microSD memory card slot
There are so many things to like about the iPhone and I think many will agree one of the most important features is the App Store. Apple’s App Store has proven to be wildly popular and offers up all sorts of software and games that add fun and functionality to the iPhone.
With the success of the App Store, it’s no surprise that many other phone makers are looking to start their own similar store. Google has done it for its Android smartphones and now Microsoft has announced a new Windows Marketplace for Mobile to do the same thing.
Looks like there’s a new Samsung Armani phone coming from Samsung, and this time it will be powered by Windows Mobile 6.5. This according to an interview with Samsung Taiwan mobile marketing department director Ryu Jae-hyun.
The new smartphone is apparently scheduled for launch this fall, and users everywhere are hoping that the Armani/Samsung collaboration will offer a little more than the older Samsung Armani handsets. The first full touchscreen Samsung Armani handset wasn’t much of a success when it was released back in 2007. The Samsung Armani Night Effect didn’t fair much better.