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IE6 Mobile video preview

image Brandon over at Pocketnow has got a Windows Mobile 6.5 Rom running on a HTC Touch HD and has put together a short video looking at the new IE6 for mobile. This new browser will ship with future Windows Mobile 6.5 devices and should provide a much richer web browsing experience on Windows Mobile devices. The current version of Pocket Internet Explorer is a fast browsing experience and is good for quickly finding bits of information however the rendering and page layouts is a joke.

The new version Microsoft claim will offer desktop class rendering with full flash support all designed for finger use, we will see if it lives up to that. For now though you can have a look at the video after the break but bare in mind this is not the finished version.

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Nokia N97 launch date slips and price increases dramatically.

image According to The Register who reported back in January that stated on its website that the N97 would be released on 31 March for the SIM-free price of £480.00, the same retailer has now put its shipping date for the phone back until 23 June, while simultaneously upping the price to a whopping £650.00. Now this is a very well specified phone but £650.00 can buy you a lot of computing power or the highest end phone from HTC and still have over £ 100.00 left over. Another retailer Expansys are also now showing the revised shipping date of 23rd June and their price is even higher than

So there you go, if you want the latest Nokia flagship device you going to have to wait a little while longer, at least it will give you more time to save up for it.

via The Register

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Mio announce the K70 Windows Mobile GPS Phone

image Mio have shown us via an online virtual roadshow, their latest Windows Mobile handset the K70. It has has a 3.5-inch screen of WQVGA resolution, you know the strange resolution seen first on the Samsung Omnia, a 3 megapixel auto focus camera and runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. Also included are worldwide 3.5G / HSUPA bands, WiFi, built in GPS , 128 MB Ram and 256 MB Rom, and a rotation sensor. Dimensions are 115.3mm x 61.5mm x 11.9mm. No mention on availability so far.

Full details at Mio Roadshow 

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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 unboxing

There’s no denying that the Net Book form factor is extremely popular at the moment with virtually all laptop manufacturers offering a mini laptop of some kind within their range. We’ve reviewed a large number of these in the past here on T&M from the trend-setting 7" Asus Eee PC to the more recent 9 and 10" models that have hit the market.


The Dell Inspiron Mini 9


Dell are, perhaps, late to join the party with their Inspiron Mini 9. As the name suggests, the Mini 9 comes with a 9" display and, just like many of it’s competitors, is powered by an Intel Atom low-power CPU.

So what can the Dell Mini 9 offer that sets it apart from the rest of the Net Book crowd? Well we have been using the Mini 9 for the past few weeks and are just about to finish up the review so to find out more you’ll have to stop by in a day or two. Until then have a look at the unboxing video below for a quick tour of the Mini 9 and for a couple of quick review comments.


Dell Inspiron Mini 9 unboxing video


Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Specification

Processors Intel®  AtomTM  Processor (1.6GHz, 512KB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
Operating System Genuine Windows®  XP Home Edition SP3
Ubuntu Linux 8.04 with custom Dell interface
Memory 1GB 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Chipset Intel®  945PM / GS Express Chipset
Graphics Intel®  Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950
LCD Display Glossy 8.9 inch LED display (1024X600)
Hard Drives Up to 16GB configured with a Solid State drive.
Optical Drives No optical drive available.
Ports USB 2.0 (3)
Integrated 10/100 LAN (RJ45)
15-pin VGA video connector
Audio jacks (1-line out, 1 mic-in)
3-in-1 Media Card Reader
AC adapter connector
Power 4-cell 32WHr Li-Ion Battery
Camera Integrated 1.3MP webcam
Wireless 802.11g mini-card
Bluetooth®  Internal (2.0) mini-card

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 9.13" (232mm)

Height: 1.07" (27.2mm) front / 1.25" (31.7mm) back

Depth: 6.77" (172mm)

Weight: Starting weight of 2.28 lbs. (1.035 kg)1(8.9" display, 4 cell battery). Weights will vary depending on configurations and manufacturing variability.



Posted by: Matt

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Woman finds phone in bag of chips, completely overreacts


In the US, there is a chain of stores known as Aldi. Aldi specializes in selling off brand food in large packages at very cheap prices. Recently a woman in Wisconsin  bought a bag of chips (crisps for our English readers) at an Aldi, and got a surprise. In the bag she found an old used cell phone, for the record it was a Nokia, but it doesn’t really matter. Her reaction is probably the most interesting thing about the situation. This poor lady over completely overreacted, instead of tossing out the offending bag, or returning it to the store, she filed a complaint with the FDA.

Now I know that finding anything inside a bag of chips, besides the chips themselves, can be unappetizing, but it isn’t like she found a severed finger or a mouse carcass in there. I really don’t think wayward electronics in food is that big a problem in the United States. In fact out of the hundreds of millions of pounds of food consumed in the US every week, and this is the first time I have ever heard of an incident like this happening.

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Memphis Police Department embraces Celio Redfly and the future

image For years, police departments have been installing laptop computers in their patrol cars to give officers in the field access to critical information. The police in  Memphis Tennessee have been using smartphones for a while now to supplement their in car laptops, but there was a problem, the officers were having a hard time with data input on the small devices. Enter the Celio Redfly, which is a laptop shaped machine that tethers to a smartphone and allows the police to use the smartphones in conjunction with a larger screen and keyboard. This allows the police to continue taking advantage of the flexibility and portability of a smartphone when out of the patrol car, but the more ergonomic advantages of a laptop while in the car. The Memphis Police Department have deployed 1200 of the Redflys, and I’m sure this will be a big help to the officers on patrol.

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