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Friday, 29.12.06
LEAKED: HTC's 2007 Windows Mobile Roadmap hits the Web
Posted by Arne Hess - at 21:47 CET under 01 - General News has received information about HTC's 2007 roadmap. For accuracy of these data, mentions that we shall not warrant, as it can still change but I also received the information, that these information are indeed accurate (as of today). Apparently the next year looks pretty promising for Windows Mobile fans since all the devices bellow are running on Microsoft's Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone platform.!

Nominally novelties could be divided into two main categories. The first category includes those, which are already known from the Web, including the HTC X7500 (HTC Athena), HTC P3350 (HTC Love), the HTC S650 (HTC Cavalier) and the HTC S710 (HTC Vox - picture bellow):

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SERVICE: named North American i-mate Repair Center
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:17 CET under 01 - General News

On Dec. 17, 2006, was declared the official US and Canadian i-mate Authorized Repair Center, servicing all i-mate devices, both under warranty and out of warranty.
i-mate devices will be coming in to, located in Fountain Valley, Ca., from the United States and Canada. The entire i-mate PDA family will be accepted for service, including the popular HTC-based Jam, JasJar, Smartflip and JasJam

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Thursday, 28.12.06
UPDATE: Doug Berrett's WebGuide4 now includes on demand Live TV streaming
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:50 CET under 01 - General News

I wrote a couple of times about Doug Berrett's great WebGuide application for Windows XP and Vista Media Centers. While it was a great tool so far, to remotely record TV shows (for instance straight from your Windows Mobile device) and later to view photos and listen your MP3s, now it got another update which allows you to even stream recorded and live TV - basically making WebGuide4 another software based place shift TV solution (similar to Orb's MyCast) while WebGuide4 is more focused on place shifting Windows Media Center functionalities.

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AVAILABLE: Access released English version of NetFront LocationFree Player for Pocket PC
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:11 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Following Access earlier announcement to introduce an English-language version of "NetFront LocationFree Player for Pocket PC Rev. 2.0.0", the company's viewing software for Sony's LocationFree place shift TV box, Access finally released the English version. Initially planned to debut in the U.S. in mid-December 2006, it took until now.
The NetFront LocationFree Player for Pocket PC runs with Sony Corporation's LocationFree software and enables users to view TV programs and video content from various locations even outside the home via an Internet connection. Users can operate and view TVs and devices such as DVD recorders on their Pocket PCs as if they were at home.

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Wednesday, 27.12.06
AVAILABLE: Vodafone Germany released the HTC Herald as VPA compact IV
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:21 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

From today, Vodafone Germany is selling the HTC Herald Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition as VPA compact IV.
The HTC Herald is, more or less, HTC's 2.5G follower of the HTC Wizard, since both devices supports 2.5G only but not 3G and both features a slide-out keyboard - while the Herald features a semi-automatic sliding mechanism now.
Other features and improvements are that the Herald is just 17 mm thick, hosts a large internal memory of 128 MB ROM and 64 MB RAM and the Herald is a true international roamer since it supports  quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as it supports Bluetooth and WiFi b/g - for sure.

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RUMOR: Is Tatung jumping the Windows Mobile UMPC Bandwagon too?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:52 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Not too much information are available yet but speculations are circulating through the net, that Tatung also plans to release a Windows Mobile-based UMPC look-alike Pocket PC. That's even more interesting, after the HTC Athena appeared first time and was confirmed a little bit later, since the original UMPC design was based on Windows XP but now, UMPC is used as synonym for high-end Pocket PCs.
While not to much information is available about the Tatung UMPC project, some photos surfaced which seems to be, nevertheless, from the last COMPUTEX in Taiwan.
Therefore it's speculated, that we will see and hear more at CES in Las Vegas, early January:

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Saturday, 23.12.06
SEASON GREETINGS: Merry Christmas from the::unwired
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:57 CET under 06 - Site News

Dear readers of the::unwired!
On behalf of the::unwired team, I want to wish you a very merry Christmas.
Not sure how many of you read this lines since now it's a good time to let the PC switched off, enjoy the pre-Christmas weekend and might spend some timewith your friends and family; at least I will go offline now since I will drive home for Christmas too.
Anyway, I want to say thank you, dear loyal readers for visiting the::unwired another year and making the site a great community. Thanks for all your input, thoughts, feedback, postings and E-Mails - it's a pleasure to work for you. Also I want to thank all contributing editors for their work as well as I want to thank my girlfriend for her support!

If you are not a Christian (and many of you aren't - I'm sure, according to my server logs) it doesn't matter at all: I wish you a peaceful time too and maybe you can also enjoy the one or the other minute with your friends and family! Have happy season holidays!

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UNVEILED: 2007's Windows Mobiles show its faces at Verizon Wireless
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:16 CET under 01 - General News

Engadget Mobile received a couple of information about new Windows Mobile devices which are expected to be released during Q1/Q2-2007 by Verizon. The Pocket PCs and Smartphones are all working with Verizon's CDMA network, so don't hold the breath to see them released anywhere else (except Canada maybe).
Anyway, first we have two UTStarcom devices from HTC (namely the UTStarcom XV 6800 and SMT 5800) as well as a device from Samsung (the SCH-i760).

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Friday, 22.12.06
RESULTS: Spb Software House announces the results of the Spb Pocket PC Survey 2006
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:21 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Spb Software House today announced the results of the third "Spb Pocket PC Survey", a global survey for Pocket PC users and Spb as well as I would like to thank all the survey participants. The results of this survey will help all of us to understand Pocket PC users and their needs better.
The end of the year is a good time to look at what are the main changes that happened in the Pocket PC world in 2006 comparing to 2005 and 2004 years. The results of the survey show some very expected and some not so expected changes in the way people use Pocket PC devices:

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ACCESSORIES: Season's Greetings and Discount from
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:32 CET under 01 - General News

This holiday season, is pleased to announce the release of several new products at has designed a few new adapters to remedy common charging problems and improved one of their most successful products.'s new Lil Sync DUO Adapters are the convenient solution to common charging problems. Using the adapter will forces your device to use the most effective, "fast-charge" mode when plugged into AC/DC power. For more information, please visit the following links:

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UPDATE: Spb Software House releases Spb Diary 2.2 for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:17 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Spb Software House today announced the release of Spb Diary 2.2, an update to the award winning Pocket PC PIM Today plug-in. Spb Diary is a feature-rich Today plug-in for Calendar, Tasks, Contacts, Notes and Messages providing users with the highest level of functionality and usability.
With this new release Spb Diary team answers all the most important users' requests. Here is a brief overview of the features and main changes introduced in Spb Diary 2.2:

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Wednesday, 20.12.06
COMPATIBILITY: Sling Media released SlingPlayer Mobile with enhanced Smartphone support
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:27 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Sling Media recently released a new Sling Player Mobile for Smartphone version which fixes the incompatibility Windows Mobile Smartphone users with landscape devices (such as the Samsung BlackJack akaSGH-i607 and T-Mobile Dash aka HTC Excalibur) faced.
The new SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Mobile Smartphone v1.0.5 solved the problem now that also the latest Windows Mobile Smartphones are supported now!
I would say it's a "just in time launch", so close to Christmas where, I'm sure, many Slingboxes and Windows Mobile phones are given away.

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UNVEILED: First real HTC Athena Windows Mobile Pocket PC Photos hits the Web
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:23 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Okay, now it's getting serious. After my yesterday's posting about HTC's new super Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition, today we got the first real photos, no more renderings as we got it before.
Also it looks like all the specs, I wrote about seems to be confirmed. took it to the extreme and published today 10 high resolution photos and for me it definitely looks like the HTC Athena has the potential to become the 2007 Pocket PC Phone Edition.
Even if it is running Windows Mobile, the device looks way more like a Microsoft UMPC:

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Tuesday, 19.12.06
RUMOR: HTC Athena Specs Updated?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Well, I'm sure you remember my last week's posting about the HTC Athena and while the hardware design and feature-set looks pretty promising, the specs aren't. Until last night, when I've received an interesting E-Mail from an anonymous tipster and if these specs turns out to be true, the HTC Athena might become the 2007 uber device:

I have some news for you regarding HTC Athena. The picture is true but the published specs are not.

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THIN: Voxtel announced the Voxtel W740 Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition
Posted by Arne Hess - at 08:22 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Voxtel recently previewed its new W740, a 15 millimeter thick Windows Mobile Pocket PC Edition with a Motorola RAZR-like metal keypad.
Beside its size and design, the real Voxtel W740 highlight is the 4 megapixel autofocus camera.
However, all the rest seems to be pretty common: GSM/GPRS triband only, Bluetooth 1.2, no EDGE or WiFi, 64 MB RAM and 128 MB  ROM, powered by a 200 MHz TI OMAP730 CPU:

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Sunday, 17.12.06
RUMOR: Google and Orange to partner for a Google Phone?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:50 CET under 01 - General News

According to an article at the British Observer, Google and Orange are in talks to co-develop a mobile phone. Executives from Orange flew to Silicon Valley in California for a meeting at Google's headquarters to hold preliminary discussions about a joint deal. The companies believe that they have an affinity as brands that are perceived as both 'positive' and 'innovative'.

Nevertheless, most interesting is The Observer's speculation, that the device might be manufactured by well known HTC. Since HTC and Orange are already cooperating (both launched the first Windows Mobile Smartphone together) there is a good chance, that also the "Google Phone" might be Windows Mobile-based but in addition it would have built-in Google software which would dramatically improve on the slow and cumbersome experience of surfing the web from a mobile handset.

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Saturday, 16.12.06
REVIEW: Proporta USB Mobile Device Charger
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:24 CET under 08 - Reviews

Doesn't matter which gadget you use, either a PDA or a mobile phone, a MP3 player or a Bluetooth (stereo) headset, sooner or later all the gadgets needs a charge (unfortunately). And nothing is more annoying then not having the right charger with you or if you have, not to find a power plug.
Here comes the Proporta USB Mobile Device Charger into the game which is easy and simple to use and ridiculously useful. This handy product charges from any standard USB port (for instance from your PC or Notebook and with separately available AC adapter also from any power outlet) and stores an impressive 3400mAH of power for when you need it. So you see, basically it's a big backup battery which gives you the power when you need it. However, if I say big, I mean capacity-wise, not size-wise.

The standard set includes, beside the battery, connectors for Sony Ericsson and Nokia mobile phones, a mini USB connector and for sure an Apple iPod adapter. In addition the package includes a retractable adapter cable and a standard (stylish white) USB to mini USB cable:

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LINK: previews the O2 Xda Apollo Pocket PC Phone Edition
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:42 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Not that most of us don't understand a single word (because it's in Thai) but recently published a preview of O2 Asia's latest Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition, the Xda Apollo. However, since a photo says more than thousand words, added just a lot to his article.
The Xda Apollo is the true follower of the Xda Atom and like the Atom, the Apollo is also small but feature rich with its 2 megapixel camera and the unbelievable 1 GB ROM.

In his E-Mail, editor Peter wrote: "Speed is very fast and stable and it comes with 2 cameras on back and front. The body is a bit bigger than O2 Atom exec."

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CONVERGENCE: Use Windows Mobile devices as Webcam with Ateksoft's WebCamera Plus
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:33 CET under 01 - General News

Ateksoft has released a new application which transforms Windows Mobile Pocket PCs or Smartphones to high-resolution webcams. WebCamera Plus was tested and works with Skype 2.5, MSN Messenger 7.5,  Windows Live Messenger 8.0, Yahoo! Messenger 7.5 and 8.0, Windows Media Encoder 9.00, Windows Movie Maker 2.1,  Virtual Dub 1.6, VLC media player 0.8, WebcamXP PRO 2006 2.30, Camfrog Video Chat 3.80 and many others.
Windows Mobile Pocket PCs and Smartphones can be connected to Windows XP using Microsoft ActiveSync and any USB Bluetooth connection can be used.

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Thursday, 14.12.06
CASE: RIM sues Samsung for the use of 'BlackJack'
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:53 CET under 01 - General News

RIM, the maker of BlackBerry's is suing Samsung for the use of the term "BlackJack" for the U.S. version of the Samsung SGH-i600 (previously known as SGH-i607). The suit brought by Research in Motion Ltd. in U.S. Distinct Court for Central California alleges that "Samsung's use of the name 'BlackJack' in connection with a smartphone" amounts to "unfair competition and trademark dilution."

The BlackJack was introduced last month in the United States by Cingular Wireless, which also happens to be the single largest purveyor of BlackBerry devices and E-Mail service. Like a growing number of advanced cell phones, the Windows Mobile-based BlackJack features a full "QWERTY" keyboard for thumb typing messages, a concept first popularized by the BlackBerry.

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PHOTOVIEW: HTC S310 Windows Mobile Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:51 CET under 08 - Reviews

No, the HTC S310 (aka HTC Oxygen) isn't anything special but just a small yet powerful candy bar-styled Windows Mobile Smartphone. While it left WiFi, it includes Bluetooth 2.0 including A2DP support. While it left UMTS, it's a quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE device which can be virtually used around the world. And while it features a 176x220 pixel display only, it also features a 1.3 megapixel camera for photos and videos.
Nevertheless, this Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone is pretty inexpensive (for a Windows Mobile Smartphone) and - this might be the absolute highlight - designed with style in mind since it's available in three different colors: black, white or grey.

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REVEALED: HTC Athena Pocket PC Information and Specs hits the Web
Posted by Arne Hess - at 09:55 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News has published some more details about HTC's latest project, the HTC Athena Pocket PC Phone Edition. We have heard some rumors before, that HTC is working on a kind of HTC Universal follower and that the Taiwanese ODM wants to step into the UMPC business and as it looks, the HTC Athena might be HTC's first try - even if it isn't running Windows XP/Vista but - for sure - Windows Mobile for Pocket PC Phone Edition.

According to, the HTC Athena is powered by a 400 MHz CPU and its absolutely highlight should be the "detachable" QWERTY keyboard (however this works):

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Wednesday, 13.12.06
REVEALED: First HTC Vox aka HTC S710 photo hits the Web
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:55 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Over at "The Boy Genius Report", the first real photo of the previously leaked HTC Vox (which is expected to be announced early this year as HTC S710) hits the web as well as the specs were published.
According to "The Boy Genius", the HTC Vox will be a Windows Mobile 5 devices, supporting quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and featuring a semi-sliding keyboard like the P4350, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth and a 2 megapixel camera. The device is expected to sport 128 MB of ROM and 64 MB of RAM which can be extended through microSD cards.

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CUSTOMIZATION: Make your Mobile Device unique with Adafruit's Laser Etching
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:48 CET under 01 - General News

Still looking for something geeky but stylish for Christmas? Why not trying Adafruit's laser services, an appointment only laser etching service in New York City/Manhattan, to get your Laptop, iPod, cell phone or any other gadget laser etched!
Phillip Torrone (better known as pt), an editor at Make magazine and Limor Fried, a former fellow at the tech-focused art studio Eyebeam R&D joined forces and created this venture.
Pricing starts at US$ 100 for Laptops and US$ 30 for smaller devices like iPods and cell phones.

To make an appointment, or if you have questions - email us laser(at) Adafruit is currently booking time slots available in late December and January.

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COOPERATION: Alltel Wireless and Sharpcast cooperate in providing mobile photo service
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:32 CET under 01 - General News

Sharpcast and Alltel Wireless today announced that Sharpcast Photos has been selected as the standard and exclusive photo sharing and synchronization application for Alltel Wireless' line of Windows Mobile-powered Pocket PCs, including the new Palm Treo 700wx and the UTStarcom PPC6700.
Sharpcast Photos is an award-winning software and service combination that delivers a new way to view entire PC and web photo collections on mobile phones, get camera phone pictures automatically to a user's PC and the web, and to share desktop PC and web photos from anywhere.

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PROTECTION: Ilium Software announces eWallet 5.0 for Windows Mobile and Windows PCs
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:41 CET under 01 - General News

After the successful public Beta run, Ilium Software today announced the release of eWallet 5.0 for Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone as well as Windows Desktop PCs.
With eWallet 5.0 you can store all your important information: passwords, credit cards, accounts and more, in a format that's secure (protected by a 256-bit hash), easy to access, centralized and portable wherever you want it!

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RSS: MaximumSoft released NewsCopier for Windows Mobile Smartphones
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:58 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Following the earlier release of NewsCopier for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs, today MaximumSoft announced the availability of NewsCopier for Windows Mobile Smartphones. This free RSS newsreader puts the latest headlines, weather, sports, business and entertainment news right in a person's hands. It keeps people up-to-date on blogs, bargains, stocks and other news.

People have instant access to the news they are interested in. The program can use a wireless connection or update headlines when the Smartphone is connected to the Internet via ActiveSync.

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Tuesday, 12.12.06
ENHANCED: Skype now supports over 120 Windows Mobile Smartphones and Pocket PCs
Posted by Arne Hess - at 23:44 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

In addition to Skype Beta for Smartphone, Skype today also announced a new Pocket PC client of Skype for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs with the released the Beta version of Skype 2.2 for Windows Mobile that supports Smartphones and enhances support for Pocket PC devices.
Now available for Smartphones powered by Windows Mobile software, as well as Pocket PCs, including those using lower-power processors, the latest incarnation of Skype software further extends Skype use beyond desktop or notebook computers.

Skype is now supported by over 120 devices that run Windows Mobile software, giving more people the freedom to use Skype anywhere in the world where they have high-speed wireless access to the internet. Travelers who make Skype-to-Skype calls or use SkypeOut to call regular landlines can save considerably on roaming charges.

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VOIP: Skype releases public Beta of Skype for Windows Mobile Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 23:07 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Finally you can make free Skype-to-Skype calls to users anywhere in the world with Windows Mobile Smartphone, not Pocket PCs only since Skype finally released it's Beta Skype 2.2 client for Smartphones. Simply connect to a WiFi hotspot, sign in and select a number from your contact list.
Asthe moment, Skype supports a wide range of Windows Mobile devices. However, Skype 2.2 Beta for Smartphone requires a minimum of 12 MB of free storage memory to install Skype or alternatively 6 MB free storage if you are installing from a memory card.
In order to use Skype for Windows Mobile, your device must have a high speed wireless Internet connection over WiFi or 3G, looks like GPRS isn't enough (which makes sense):

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Wednesday, 06.12.06
UNVEILED: Vodafone Germany to carry the HTC Herald as VPA compact IV
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:20 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

While it's not officially announced by Vodafone yet, the "coming soon" section at Vodafone's German website mentions a new Vodafone VPA which most of us already know - it's the HTC Herald Pocket PC Phone Edition.
Basically, the Herald is the follower of the HTC Wizard, since both devices supports 2.5G only - not 3G, both features a slide-out keyboard - while the Herald features a semi-automatic sliding mechanism.

Other features and improvements are that the Herald is just 17 mm thick, hosts a large internal memory of 128 MB ROM and 64 MB RAM and is quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as it supports Bluetooth and WiFi b/g.
The HTC Herald features Windows Mobile 5.0 Direct push E-Mail technology and is powered by a TI OMAP CPU at 200 MHz. Last but not least, the device is sporting a 2 megapixel camera for photos and videos.

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Monday, 04.12.06
ANNOUCED: Amoi launches low-cost Windows Mobile Smartphones for China
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:24 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Today at ITU Telecom World 2006, Microsoft and Amoi Electronics unveiled four new Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0-based Smartphones which will be offered at lower price points than ever seen before in the China market. These GSM/GPRS/EDGE-enabled phones are powered by an enhanced, cost-effective solution from the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) OMAP-Vox platform, as announced earlier this year during the 3GSM Congress in Barcelona.

The first solution in TI's OMAP-Vox product family, the OMAPV1030 GSM/GPRS/EDGE chipset is specifically designed to deliver enhanced multimedia functionality and support for richer operating systems at a reduced cost. Amoi Electronics is the first device maker to launch Smartphones using this lower-cost, high-performance chipset architecture.

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UTILITY: Spb Software House released Spb Mobile DVD Video Converter for Windows Mobile
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:56 CET under 01 - General News

Spb Software House, today released Spb Mobile DVD — a desktop application that provides a simple way to convert DVDs and other video files to mobile format with the fastest possible speed and a true real-time preview.
According to a recent Spb Pocket PC Survey, approximately 50% of Pocket PC owners watch movies on their Pocket PCs. They watch videos while traveling or during just about any idle time. One can share home videos, show cartoons to children, and more.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to directly copy a video file from a PC or laptop, due to filesize and bit rate limitations. Video files must be converted and compressed to a smaller size, but the smaller the file size, the poorer the video quality. It's up to user to find a compromise between the file size and video quality. No computer can ever make this decision. If the size/quality settings were wrong, it may happen that the conversion video quality is unacceptable and the whole conversion procedure must be repeated. This "what-if method" can be very annoying. To avoid such problems Spb Mobile DVD offers a unique true real-time preview feature, which allows to see the result even before the conversion starts.

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LAUNCHED: Samsung announced the SGH-i600 Windows Mobile Smartphone for early next year
Posted by Arne Hess - at 08:39 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Following Samsungs earlier launch of the North American version (the Cingular BlackJack aka i607) of the SGH-i600, today at ITU Telecom World 2006, Samsung Electronics and Microsoft launched the Samsung Ultra Messaging SGH-i600 powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone, the first 3G smartphone with HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) support. Measuring only 11.8 mm and weighing a mere 99 g, the Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 is the world's thinnest 3G smartphone with a full QWERTY key board. It blends the feature-rich, desktop functionality of the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform with multimedia capabilities to help people work on the go, stay in touch with family and friends or just have fun.

The Samsung Ultra Messaging i600 is the first smartphone in Asia Pacific and Europe that supports the HSDPA network for faster data transfer speeds, as well as seamless communications through high-speed connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 EDR. It is also the first smartphone to support web applications such as podcasting and RSS Feeder.

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Sunday, 03.12.06
ACCESS: 3 UK unveils X-Series Plans and Prices
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:26 CET under 01 - General News

The recently announced X-Series service from 3 offers unprecedented choice for consumers wishing to stay in touch, find information and stay entertained on the move. For the first time, mobile users will be able to take advantage of a xo called unlimited Internet access (which is fair use anyway) from their mobiles; make nearly unlimited calls from their mobile to any Skype PC customer worldwide and to any other Skype 3 mobile customer; watch their home television on their mobile and access their home PC files remotely. Now, 3 UK also unveiled the prices and terms and conditions for its X-Series service which is launched in the UK first.
X-Series was devised by 3 to bring the full Internet experience to mobile users, and offers consumers an unrivalled choice of services that blur the boundaries between mobiles and PCs.

The launch of the X-Series from 3 not only takes the mobile Internet experience to a new level, but constitutes a landmark in how to charge for mobile services. Replicating the established home broadband pricing model, all X-Series customers will pay a monthly fee for access and use their unlimited mobile UMTS broadband connection to access the Internet and enjoy a unique range of free services.

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SERVICE: Orb MyCast lets you Search and Stream YouTube videos from your mobile device
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:54 CET under 01 - General News

Do you remember my previous posting about Orb Networks' OrbThis plugin for MyCast? Basically OrbThis lets you "import" Google Video, YouTube and Daily Motion videos into your Orb MyCast account that you can stream your favorite online videos right from your mobile phone or PDA as well. However, I've mentioned that, as nice as this feature is, it has one flaw: you have to add the videos from your desktop PC before you can watch it on your mobile device but you are not able to search from your mobile phone. Well, that's the past now because Orb recently enabled the online video search right from the mobile MyCast site of your mobile phone or PDA as well!

All you have to do is to download and install Orb 2.0 on your (always Internet connected) home PC, login to your account and go to Videos. On the bottom you find a new menu item called "Online Videos":

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Saturday, 02.12.06
RELEASE: Glofiish M700 to debut in Europe at Mobile Office 2006
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

The recently announced Glofiish 700 Pocket PC Phone will be launched into European markets during Mobile Office 2006. The launch will be orchestrated in partnership with E-TEN distributor, PARTELEC. Other E-TEN products, including the Glofiish X500, will also be on show at the event. First held in 2001, the Mobile Office tradeshow is the leading European event dedicated to mobile solutions, remote information access, and the technologies that underpin them. The event this year will be held from 5 to 7 December, at the Palais des Congrès, and is expected to host around 200 exhibitors and welcome 7,500 visitors. E-TEN has chosen the event as the ideal opportunity to launch its latest Pocket PC Phone the Glofiish M700 in Europe. The launch will take place within a booth themed "E-TEN Glofiish Word" hosted in partnership with French mobile solution provider and official E-TEN distributor, PARTELEC.

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