Archive for March, 2008

By March 31, 2008 Read More →

VITO Technology release EyePhoto V1.0

If you’re fed up with the Picture and Video viewer application which has been part of Windows Mobile for years, then VITO Technology may have the application that you have been looking for.

EyePhoto has a simple, user friendly interface that allows you to easily view and organise your photos.

From the press release:

VITO Technology releases new application EyePhoto designed specially for viewing photos on Pocket PC Windows Mobile. Slide your photos with finger and enjoy watching them. User-friendly interface oriented on gestures is one of the main features. The program shows only the folders that include jpeg pictures. It is likely to become a photo album that allows you to watch all your photos at once.

EyePhoto organises all your photos into photo albums. Having started the program you face all folders containing jpeg pictures in the main memory and on a storage card. Upon opening a folder you are presented with photo tiles displayed in one finger-scrollable window. Everything is done for your convenience. The preview window with photo tiles can help you find the photo you need just in a moment.

Tapping a photo tile opens a full screen photo. Now you can slide the screen with your finer to flip through the photos just like with a real photo album. Zooming in and out can be done by double tapping the image.

Tapping the photo only once will bring forward upper menu which shows the number of photos, the back arrow to go back to the list with tiles and the button for changing the view mode: landscape or portrait. When in landscape mode photos can be moved aflat, when in portrait – upright.

EyePhoto is available for $14.95 from http://iwindowsmobile.com.

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By March 30, 2008 Read More →

WinMobile Download Accelerator v.2

I got an email today from Adisata Software. They’ve just released the latest version of their Windows Mobile Accelerator software. Apparently it uses a multiple-threading asynchronous transportation technique to speed up file downloading.

Take a look at the press release:

Adisasta, solution provider for mobile people, announced the release of WinMobile Download Accelerator v.2 (wmDA v.2) for Windows Mobile Classic/Professional. wmDA v.2 is a download manager that enhances mobile user’s file downloading experience by providing functionalities to manage, schedule and speed up file downloading from http, https and ftp servers.

wmDA v.2 uses multi-server multiple-threading asynchronous transportation technique to speed up file downloading. The download speed can be increased even further by assigning simultaneous downloading from several mirrors. Any broken download on error or connection failure can be easily resumed using comprehensive error recovery and resume capability of wmDA v.2. Its robust features include support for proxy server settings; ftp and http, https protocols; server authorization; connections settings; traffics management; scheduler; downloaded file integrity check and many more.

wmDA v.2 inbuilt powerful scheduler and smart management allows user to start and stop downloading files at any predetermined time. It can also be set to wake up your mobile device on scheduled download event. User can easily organize downloads by their type, placing them in predefined folder of selected group. Downloaded files can be easily sorted and filtered.

wmDA v.2 stylist design with tabbed graphic user interface makes wmDA v.2 a very user friendly application.

There’s very little that this program can’t do when it comes to downloading, wmDA v.2 is a worthy addition to mobile user�s software arsenal.

wmDA v.2 is commercially available to OEMs and end user.
wmDA v.2 is available in English language. It is compatible with Windows Mobile Classic/Professional 5.0 or later. All Windows Mobile screen resolutions are supported. A free, 14-day trial can be downloaded, or WinMobile Download Accelerator can be purchased for US$25, from www.adisasta.com. Registered users of the previous version of WinMobile Download Accelerator can get the new version for free.

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By March 29, 2008 Read More →

HTC P3470 review

The 10 second review:

Device: HTC P3470
Cost: SIM free: £304.95
Available from: eXpansys
Summary: Small, stylish and practical. Clean design with some very nice features but doesn’t overwhelm too much. Lack of 3G and WiFi will be a problem for some but bundled TomTom 6 will be attractive to others.

HTC P3470
HTC P3470

The Full Review

First seen at MWC back in February the HTC P3470, previously known to us as the HTC Pharos, promised to be a “Feature-rich Touchscreen phone” and has been hailed by many as the device that will bring the GPS Windows Mobile phone to the masses. Now that sounds like a pretty tall order so how well have HTC done with this new entry-level, affordable(?) product?

What’s in the box?

t mentioned in his P3470 unboxing video, we are looking at a pre-release version of the device. So while the final specification will not change the ROM build we are reviewing may well be different to the retail product and it will come in a much nicer box. However you should get the following:

  • HTC P3470 handset
  • 1100mAh Battery
  • Manual
  • Warranty card
  • Mains charger
  • Stereo wired headset with microphone
  • Pouch
  • USB Sync/Charge cable
  • CD-Rom with ActiveSync etc.
  • TomTom 6
  • Spare Stylus
  • HTC P3470 specification:

  • Size: 108 x 58.3 x 15.7 mm
  • Weight: 122 g
  • Connectivity: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Operating system: Windows Mobile 6® Professional
  • Display: 2.8-inch QVGA flat touch screen
  • Camera: 2 megapixel with macro focus
  • Internal memory: 256 MB flash, 128 MB RAM
  • Removable memory: microSDTM slot
  • Bluetooth: 2.0 with EDR
  • GPS
  • Interface: HTC ExtUSB (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 Full-Speed)
  • Battery: 1100 mAh
  • Talk time: GSM: up to 350 minutes
  • Standby time: GSM: up to 240 hours
  • Chipset: TI OMAP 850, 200MHz
  • General

    The styling of the P3470 is pretty typical of an HTC device. There’s the 2.8” 240×320 touchscreen below which you can find a number of standard buttons. Two soft-keys sit on the left and right along with the send and end phone keys and Windows and OK buttons. Right in the centre of the keypad block is the ‘d-pad’ style control. This had a round disc on the outside that rotates and can be used to scroll though on-screen menus and ‘jog’ though emails. The d-pad can also be used as a regular up, down, left and right pushbutton as well as having an action button in the middle.

    HTC P3470 controls
    HTC P3470 controls

    In a departure from the HTC-norm, there’s no jog wheel or rocker, instead, the left hand side of the device just has two simple up and down buttons that are used a volume controls in calls and can as a scroll mechanism when looking though your emails.

    HTC P3470 left side
    HTC P3470 left side

    The right hand side of the P3470 is also quite ‘clean’, there is just a simple push button for the camera control to be found here.

    HTC P3470 right side
    HTC P3470 right side

    On the top of the unit you’ll find the power button.

    HTC P3470 top
    HTC P3470 top

    And the bottom is home to the mini ExtUSB connector used for Sync, Charge and Audio connectivity. Next to this is a reset button and the stylus.

    HTC P3470 bottom
    HTC P3470 bottom

    As you would expect, the 2.0 megapixel camera is located on the back of the device. HTC have opted to use the slightly older camera on the P3470 and you’ll find a switch on the outside of the camera lens that allows you to change between macro and normal photos. There’s also a mirror which allows you to take photos of yourself, if that’s your thing. There is no flash, however.

    HTC P3470 back
    HTC P3470 back

    The sides of the phone are ‘glossy’ look, and the back of the device is rubberised which adds a lot of extra grip.

    The Screen appears to be smaller than on the Vario 3 and, as with other HTC devices in the past, has a slight yellow hew to it.

    Highlights

  • Clean, minimalist design
  • Click + scroll wheel
  • Built-in GPS
  • TomTom 6 included!
  • Lowlights

  • No WiFi
  • No 3G
  • Price
  • REVIEW

    First impressions are that the device seems quite capable and despite the relatively slow CPU (just 201 mHz) it seems to run along quite smoothly, probably aided by the 128MB of RAM. The lack of 3G and WiFi is a bit of a disapointment which is only offset slightly by the integrated GPS. I feel that over £300 may be a bit too high to really consider the HTC P3470 a ‘budget’ device.

    Using the device as my day today phone, I’ve had no major problems or gripes, the P3470 has been stable and has not required a soft reset during the two weeks that I’ve used it.

    The GPS works well with the bundled TomTom 6 software but works equally well with Google Maps. From cold it takes a while to acquire a position fix, about 3 or 4 monutes initially but subsequent uses of the GPS gets a signal much faster. Placing them side-bt-side it’s a little better than my Vario3 for getting satellite lock.

    Using it as a phone, it’s about the same as every other phone I’ve used in the past 4 years. The call quility is good and the signal strength seems about right only dropping out in areas that I know to be a problem.

    The camera is ‘ok’. It’s never going to be close to the 5mp cameraphones and it’s not going to replace your digital compact camera. However, it takes reasonable pics in decent lighting but it’s interesting that HTC seem to have installed one of their ‘older’ cameras in this device as there is a manual switch on the outside of the camera for toggling between normal and macro photography.

    I really like the clean styling, it grows on you, I first thought it was a little ‘plasticy’ and cheap looking, but the longer I look at it and compare it to the silver of the Vario the more I like it. It feels surprisingly sturdy and well put together. It sits nicely in the hand, and is weighted evenly.

    The click wheel, takes a little time to get used to, but works well. It makes scrolling more like the iPod than the clunky WM click, click, click we are used to.

    The software included on the phone is the standard HTC WM6 build, with some more tweaks, the ones I noticed (and liked) are the large start menu, and improvements to the quick menu and options on the end call button.

    The things I didn’t like about the phone? It’s a short list, the screen has a slight yellow tint to it when compared to my Vario 3, this was a common problem with HTC devices in the past. Also when turning the phone on I kept hitting the camera button, which was quite annoying. I guess it’s something I would get used to over time but lead me to disable the camera button in the end!

    The battery life is good, without using push email, I managed to get 5 days standby before getting battery low messages and with push email enabled I could get 2 days which I think is very good, the lack of 3G does have some benefits in this department.

    Conclusion

    The HTC P3470 has been a pleasure to use over the past few weeks. There are times where I’ve missed 3G but overall I like this device.

    Having been given the chance to review this phone after spending so much time ‘out of the loop’ it has been refreshing to see how far the windows mobile phones have come. Comparing this to the Good old E100, HTC have got a lot more stylish, Microsoft have made a lot of improvements to WM. The big question is would I Buy one?
    Probably but it depends on my needs for the phone.

    The main questions to ask are:
    Need high speed data (WiFi and 3G)? Then no, there are better Smartphones available
    Need something small and light? Yes
    Need something for email and web access on the move? Yes
    Need GPS and a phone? Yes

    Comparing this to the Vario3, the bigger and heavier phone has more features but is more of a brick. Comparing this to the HTC Touch, the Touch has better looks and feels lighter in the hand but lacks the satnav edge.

    The HTC P3470 fits between the HTC Touch and the Vario 3 quite nicely, it’s got some very nice features but doesn’t overwhelm too much.

    And the most important factor is how high the WAF (wife approval factor) is, and the light of my life says……. “Yes”

    Review by: Owen

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    By March 28, 2008 Read More →

    Toshiba G810 pre-order

    The Portégé G810 is another great looking new device from Toshiba and one that I suspect will be quite popular. So the folks over at Clove Technology have started accepting advanced orders on the G810. If you want to make sure that you are one of the first to own one of these bad-boys then head over to the product page and reserve one!

    Toshiba Portégé G810
    Toshiba Portégé G810

    The Toshiba Portégé G810 is the perfect device for those users that need to be fully functional whilst mobile. Whether it is to keep in touch with the office and friends, browse the web, share photos and videos or just trying to get from A to B on time – the Portégé G810 is mobile device for those who like to have it all. It also has a new and enhanced user interface and with the stylish touch screen it’s both simple and easy to use.

    The Portégé G810 is the ideal mobile-working device. With Windows Mobile you have access to the Microsoft Office Mobile applications you need to carry on working whilst out and about, and with push e-mail you can read and respond to e-mails immediately.

    The Portégé.G810 is also the perfect personal device for socialising and having fun. With support for both HSDPA and HSUPA you can surf the web, download and upload pictures and videos captured on the 3 mega-pixel camera at broadband speeds; whilst Windows Media Player Mobile and a high quality 65K colour screen, brings entertainment on the move, whether it’s viewing video clips or photos or just listening to some favourite tunes.

    With a large 2.8” QVGA touch screen and an enhanced user interface, navigation and access to applications on the Portege G180 is simple. The G810’s large screen also ensures the user can see more information with less scrolling.

    Built-in GPS and A-GPS function also allows you navigate from A-B with ease (software required).

    The design of the Portégé G810 is both sleek and slim. At only 14mm thin, in a stylish black mirror finish, it is perfect for even the most discerning user. The G810 also has all the usual functions and features expected such as MMS, SMS and FM radio, with full connectivity to GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 3G as well as support for Bluetooth, WiFi and a micro SD card, it is easy and simple to keep in touch.

    Toshiba G810 Specification:

  • Windows Mobile 6 Pro
  • Qualcomm MSM7200 (400MHz) CPU
  • 256MB ROM / 128MB RAM
  • micro SD slot up to 4GB
  • QVGA (320 x 240), 65K colours, TFT, 2.83”
  • 850/900/1800/1900 for GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • 850/1900/2100 for UMTS/HSDPA (3.6Mbps)/HSUPA (2Mbps)
  • Built-in GPS & A-GPS
  • Bluetooth v2.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • 3 mega-pixel, autofocus camera
  • 1,530mAh bettery
  • 58mm x110mm x 14mm
  • 120 grams
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    By March 27, 2008 Read More →

    Hexic and Mozaki for Windows Mobile released

    Two new great looking games from Astraware and Carbonated Games

    Mozaki
    Mozaki
    Hexic
    Hexic

    Astraware(R) is excited to announce the release of two new games for Windows Mobile(R) based on popular MSN Games titles. Both Hexic(R) and Mozaki(TM) have been developed by Astraware for Microsoft’s Carbonated Games studio.

    Hexic is a fantastic twist on the match-three genre by famed Tetris designer, Alexey Pajitnov. Hexic is deceptively simple to begin with – just rotate any trio of hexes in order to form a cluster of three or more same-color pieces – but a real brain-boggling challenge to master. Featuring Marathon, Timed, and Survival game modes, players are sure to enjoy many hours turning hexes into stars, stars into pearls, and pearls into victory!

    Mozaki is a classic brain-teasing strategy puzzler, also by Alexey Pajitnov. Players grab a piece from the stack and place it on the board, connect pieces of the same color to make an unbroken line from the colored edge to the centre of the screen, and connect the required number of lines and win the level. Marathon Mode is deceptively simple, but more colours and mismatched blocks increase the difficulty. Players who prefer to play against the clock can check out Timed Mode for an extra challenge.

    “It is exciting to work with Microsoft on these well known titles from MSN Games, and we’re pleased to be the online distributor and to bring them to our Windows Mobile customers!” said Howard Tomlinson, Director of Game Development, Astraware.

    “It’s our goal to give video gamers the flexibility to take their favorite games with them on any handheld or phone,” said Alfredo Patron, Director of Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business in Europe. “We’re excited to extend these two popular games to our broad customer base which relies on our 140+ phone designs.”

    Hexic and Mozaki are available for Windows Mobile(R) and are priced at $9.95 each. Both games are optimised for play with 5-way or stylus. For more information, to download a trial, or to buy, visit the Astraware website: http://www.astraware.com.

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    By March 26, 2008 Read More →

    Polaroid 7″ Digital Photo Frame with Weather Station review

    Okay then – another day, another picture frame – but wait this one also predicts the weather.

    The Polaroid 7″ Digital Photo Frame with Weather Station.

    The name says it all really, it’s a 7″ photo frame with a weather station built in, made by Polaroid.

    What’s in the box?

    Exactly what you’d expect really, nothing more, nothing less. Nicely packaged for safe transit.

  • Manual
  • Frame
  • External weather sensor
  • Batteries for external sensor
  • Power adapter with both 2 and 3 prong adapters
  • Remote control with battery already fitted
  • Box contents
    Box contents

    Specifications

    The photo frame has a 7″ LCD with a native resolution of 480×234 (more on this later). It accepts SD, MMC, MS Pro, MS Duo and USB memory sticks and has a brightness of 250 cd/m2 with a contrast ratio of 250:1

    The weather station has 2 sets of information, indoors and outdoors.

    Indoors
    A temperature range of 0 – 50deg Celsius, and a 0%-99% humidity reading.

    Outdoors
    A temperature range of -50 – 70deg Celsius along with a weather forecast display.

    The outdoor sensor has a range of up to 25m depending on the number of walls and amount of interference in the way.

    [Although the weather LCD appears to have space for Farenheit I couldn't find any way to change to it instead of Celsius]

    GENERAL

    As you look at the main face of the device you see the widescreen LCD and the weather display bar, and in-between them is the IR sensor for the remote control.

    As you look around the frame you find that on top there are buttons for controlling the image viewed and an exit button to get back to the previous menu / mode. There is also a brightness wheel which by default is at max and personally I can’t really see why you’d want to change it.

    On the back there is a nice obvious power slider to turn the Photo frame on or off – this leaves the weather station running as long as there is power attached – and a stand to prop the frame up.

    And on the side you’ll see the memory stick holes and what looks like a very bulky lump to plug the mains into. This bulky lump is actually the sensor for the indoor temperature and humidity information.

    It’s also worth noting that on the bottom of the device is a brass screw thread to allow the frame to be put on a bracket – though no bracket is included in the box.

    The remote is fairly obvious to understand even when you look at it for the first time, and in general controls work exactly as you’d expect.

    Review

    So here we are with another digital picture frame, this time from Polaroid and with a built-in weather station display as well – let’s see if it has what it needs to lift itself out from the pack.

    Photo frame

    For handling the photos Polaroid have gone with a 7″ LCD with a native resolution of 480×234, which seems to be a common specification for lots of digital photo frames.

    The first thing you notice when switching the frame on is that it has no onboard memory.

    The upside to this is that there are no awkward menus to transfer photos from your memory cards to the device.

    The downside is that you have to have a memory card in the device when you want to show photos, which means that memory card can’t be out and about taking more photos. This means that you are likely to make you own memory card for general photo cycling, and then unplug that for on the spot shows of shots you’ve just taken.

    [Curiously though, there is a built in 'Screensaver' that does have some pre-stored images which you can't access]

    So if you insert a memory card and then turn the frame on, by default it starts an auto slideshow of the images that it finds on the card. All very easy for auto use – just the sort of thing to make it easy for family to bung in cards to show people.

    You can go into the setup menu and change all the timings and effects on the slideshow as with most digital photo frames.

    You can even ‘tag’ photos as favourites and have the slideshow only run through those.

    For static browsing of photos you can also change the aspect ratio of the viewed image, zoom in up to 4x (though this zoom is of the resized image, not the original) and rotate the image (this is a temporary effect and the rotation is NOT stored).

    When you go back to the memory card selector screen and then into a memory card it presents you with thumbnails of the images that it finds on the card. Unlike some other frames it doesn’t show you anything about the file structure of the card, it just adds any compatible images it finds to the display list.

    On the whole I found the remote control and the interface in general to be really simple to use, not something I can say for all the other frames out there :D

    The one curio that I would mention about the controls is that that manual has been written with the controls on the frame in mind (it talks about << and >> and play/pause controls). These buttons whilst on the frame are not marked the same was on the remote. I would have thought that the markings on the frame and remote would be consistent if only for ease of understanding.

    Weather Station

    Not sure how to review this functionality really. It’s a case of add batteries to external sensor, place sensor somewhere where it wont get direct rain on it, and away you go.

    The indoor information comes up immediately after plugging the mains power in, and the external information a little while later.

    Whilst the weather forecasting also comes up fairly quickly the manual does say that it will take 4-8 hours to collect and analyse the atmosphere to then give a forecast that is good for 24 hours.

    For me personally it’s a nice enough feature, but not something I’d use really. Though if you’ve chosen to get this frame instead of just a straight picture frame then I’d imagine it is more important to you than it is to me.

    Highlights

  • screen is bright and clear
  • matt black finish of surround is pleasing on the eye
  • remote and menus are easy to use
  • built in weather station
  • mosaic mode (see conclusion)
  • Lowlights

  • no onboard memory to keep favourite photos on the frame
  • screen resolution and aspect ratio
  • Conclusion

    This is not a slight on this frame specifically, more of a comment on frames of this resolution and aspect ratio.

    Personally I still think that this is too low a resolution to show photos, even with the best onboard rescaler imaginable images tend to be a little too blocky for my personal tastes.

    The fact that it is landscape instead of 4:3 ratio like all my existing photos also adds to my frustration. The answer here apparently is that future digital cameras are going to be taking the widescreen images as their default – but that still doesn’t help me with my current photos.

    As an aside I figured I would try resizing my images to the native resolution of the screen in my graphics package to see if I could get better results than the on board hardware – and to my suprise the image did not fill the screen. In 16:9 mode they were stretched horizontally and in 4:3 mode they were letterboxed like a widescreen movie on a 4:3 tv (and then placed in the middle of a widescreen display). This is obviously something to do with the software on the frame – so after that I didn’t bother trying to make my photos better myself.

    In what may appear to completely contradict the above statement about image resolution, there is an option in the settings to use what is called ‘Mosaic View’ that I really liked.

    What this mode does is divide the LCD into quarters so when the slideshow it run it changes 1 quarter of the image with the next slide before moving to the next quarter image for the next slide and so on.

    Even though this results in even lower resolution images the effect is that that you get more of a ‘flavour’ of the images as a whole, and I found that I could forgive the low resolution for the feeling this invoked as a memory of the photos as a group.

    I still don’t think that it’s a suitable resolution for showing the photos to other people mind, I just liked the effect ;)

    Review by: Iain

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    By March 25, 2008 Read More →

    Philips announce their new Wireless Audio Centre

    Philips have today announced their new Wireless Audio Centre the WACS7500.

    Philips WACS7500
    Philips WACS7500

    The WACS7500 is Philips most complete Wireless Audio Centre to date, boasting a new fresh design, improved sound quality and a host of new features including – for the first time – access to the huge range of radio stations available on the Internet.

    Following the pioneering concept of its predecessors, the WACS7500 consists of a main unit (WAC7500) and an additional station (WAS7500). CDs inserted into the main unit are automatically ripped and stored on the internal 80Gb hard disk –enough capacity for up to 1500 albums.

    The stored tracks can then be accessed for immediate playback or can be distributed wirelessly to up to five WAS7500 stations located anywhere in the home.

    The same digital track can be enjoyed simultaneously in each location or alternatively independent track selections can be streamed to each of the five stations.

    In addition, the WACS7500 can also be easily integrated into an existing wireless home network enabling music from a PC to be played through the system while also providing two-way transfer of tracks.

    Audio performance has been improved thanks to changes to the flat panel speaker system. In addition to new mid-range panels the WACS7500 includes dedicated tweeter panels to deliver a cleaner, more detailed hi-end sound. Plus the integrated subwoofer replaces twin side mounted ports with a single, larger downward firing port for a full but tight bass performance.

    The WACS7500 boasts a slick new design and joins a family of matching minimalist-styled products in the Philips Design Collection. The main unit is 20mm slimmer than its predecessor and incorporates a luxurious glass stand. Extensive manual controls are located on the sides of the units while both the centre and station also now feature crisp colour screens with the option of vividly displayed album artwork for the tracks being played.

    An improved user interface now uses Philips’ slick SuperScroll system – found in Philips’ portable MP3 players – providing fast and accurate track or album navigation.

    The WACS7500 is the first Philips Wireless Audio Centre to provide access to the huge number of radio stations available on the Internet. For added convenience, Philips has partnered with BlueBeat, Live365 and Radioio, providing immediate access to their huge selections of web radio stations while additional stations can also easily be added to the system via the Club Philips website.

    Consumers can also claim a free iPod/Philips GoGear docking station, which allows music on the portable jukebox to be played back through the WACS7500, while also recharging the player.

    Alternatively, music on a memory stick player to be played directly through the WAC7500 and WAS7500 thanks to USB Direct functionality.

    An Ethernet connection also enables tracks to be backed up onto a PC or external Hard Disk and also accesses the very latest Gracenote CD database, ensuring track listings are always up-to-date.

    The WACS7500 is the latest addition to the Philips family of Streamium products which also includes the WAC3500D wireless micro Hi-Fi system and WAK3300 wireless music alarm clock station. In stores now, the WACS7500 is available for an approximate suggested high street selling price of £699.99 with additional WAS7500 stations also available for £199.99.

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    By March 24, 2008 Read More →

    HP iPAQ 614 competition

    There’s no doubt that the HP iPAQ 614 is a popular device at the moment, much of our site traffic over the past week has been for the 614. So when our good friends at expedIT offered to gives us one as a competition prize we jumped at the chance!

    expedIT Ltd

    expedIT are an IT services company and are just about to launch their new website so in order to mark the occasion they have kindly provided me with an HP iPAQ 614c to give away as a competition prize.

    HP iPAQ 614c
    HP iPAQ 614c

    Entry is simple. All you have to do is answer the competition question below and then submit your entry using our FEEDBACK FORM. We will then choose a winner at random from the correct entries. There is one condition of entry however; by entering the competition you agree that you will allow us to send you ONE email newsletter on behalf of expedIT Ltd once their new website is live. We promise not to pass your email address to any third-party and that we will not send you any other emails after the initial newsletter.

    The competition question: What GPS Chipset does the HP iPAQ 614c use?

    Remember, entries only accepted via the feedback form. GOOD LUCK!

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    By March 23, 2008 Read More →

    Samsung i600 dust – Solved?

    If you have a Samsung i600 the chances are that you’ll have at least some dust under your screen. In fact, despite being quite carful with my own i600 I ended up with a considerable amount of dust under the screen as I reported in my post about 9 months ago.

    Even late i600 models did not have this issue addressed and both American (Samsung Blackjack) and European models are affected.

    Fortunately one of our readers, Andy, has come up with a solution to the problem and has posted the complete procedure on Instructables.com

    You will have to take your phone apart in order to sort things out but Andy assures me that it’s a fairly simple procedure which just requires a small philips screwdriver and some blu-tack!

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    By March 22, 2008 Read More →

    Asus P750 goes VGA!

    If like us you have been following the Asus P750 news lately then I’m sure you will have heard all about the touchscreen display in the device and the fact that it’s actually a VGA panel running at QVGA resolution. Asus set the device up so that each pixel was represented by 4 physical pixels on the display.

    So the question on everyones lips was will there be some kind of software update or hack that will allow the P750 to work in VGA mode. The answer comes from the guys over at asusmobile.ru who have managed to get their P750 to run quite happily in VGA mode!

    Asus P750 in VGA mode
    Asus P750 in VGA mode

    In this thread on their forum they even go as far as to say that they will be releasing the firmware update for everyone to use within the next week!

    Posted by: Steve

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