OQO Model 02 shipping

March 28, 2007

The OQO Model 02 is shipping – hopefully, I’ll be getting mine real soon now :)

Tasty bits – 15

March 28, 2007

CTIA just started, bringing Symbian v9.5 along with more pictures of the Nokia E90….

Several bloggers have received production versions of the Nokia N95, including Steve, Rafe, James, and Darla who got a custom pink one!

In addition, there are rumors that the N95 is going to be released officially by Nokia in the US.

Here is a promotional video and a design video of the beautifully sleek Nokia N76.

Samsung i607 (BlackJack) users (me) rejoice! An official Windows Mobile upgrade is now available…

I’ve mentioned before that 2007 will be the year of the touch-based device, and apparently Microsoft got the memo.

OQO Model 02 hands on: Part 2

March 27, 2007

In addition to some pictures of my “hands on” with the OQO Model 02, here’s the video in which I compare the size and screen brightness of a couple of preproduction Model 02’s vs. a couple of Model 01+’s…

I also demonstrate accessories and discuss the slider, the track stick, the EVDO performance, and the not-so-secret [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] shortcut!

Unboxing the Neonode N1m

March 26, 2007

Late last week I received my Neonode N1m… It’s a very interesting touch-based device, and one of the ancestors of the iPhone (together with the MyOrigo Mydevice). Expect my first impressions soon!

Check out the pictures, with some descriptions and “bento box” notes, which I introduced for the i-mobile 902 unboxing.

Nokia N95 finally shipping

March 23, 2007

The Nokia N95 is finally shipping! Yay :)

I’m hoping to get my dirty little hands on one real soon now (TM). In the meantime, check out the limited edition packaging

Tasty bits – 14

March 21, 2007

The Google phone is is not is perhaps coming, and the Meizu M8/miniOne is is not is perhaps an iPhone clone

Here are some pictures of the Samsung F700, which is really tasty!

And as if this was not enough goodness, here are more pictures and another video of the LG KE850 (Prada), which is already being replaced?

The Digital Cube i-Station G43 is an interesting handtop-sized UMPC - like a Nokia N800 on steroids :)

Speaking of handtops, how about more OQO Model 02 and Vulcan FlipStart (aka. the ugly duckling) coverage?

And finally, the Nokia N80 is now supported natively by iSync, and the N95 is about to be released (complete with commercial).

OQO Model 02 hands on: Part 1

March 16, 2007

Today I was lucky enough to get my hands on a couple of preproduction OQO Model 02‘s, batteries, a power supply, and a dock. I was also able to do a size comparison with a couple of OQO Model 01+’s…

Here are some pictures with descriptions – enjoy :)

Thanks to Bob Rosin of OQO for letting me have some alone time with the Model 02. It is much appreciated!

Tasty bits – 13

March 15, 2007

How about a comparison between the OQO Model 02 and the Vulcan FlipStart?

Speaking of handtops, Mike Cane has posted a “first impressions” OQO Model 02 review.

Here’s (possibly) more info on the Google phone

Update: It appears the Google phone is confirmed.

Sony Ericsson’s 5 megapixel “Sophia” phone has apparently been renamed K850i, and it’s a lot thinner than expected!

CeBIT just started :)

OS X update adds Bluetooth PAN

March 15, 2007

On Tuesday, Apple released the Mac OS X 10.4.9 update, which (amongst other things) adds support for Bluetooth PAN! Strangely, this profile was missing from OS X, despite Apple traditionally leading Bluetooth support.

So why does this matter to me? Like most devices running Windows Mobile 5.0 with AKU3, my Samsung i607 (BlackJack) does not support Bluetooth DUN, so until this OS X update, I was forced to connect via USB…

I’m happy to report that Bluetooth PAN in OS X works flawlessly with my BlackJack.

On a related note, I was asked why I’ve not mentioned the BlackJack here recently. Well there’s really not much to report… I tweaked the device to be useful to me and I’ve been using it on and off ever since.

I have replaced Windows Live Search with the native Windows Mobile version of the Google Maps client.

I originally picked up the BlackJack because I was looking for a US-compatible HSDPA smartphone. It is a good device overall, and Windows Mobile is better than I expected. Nonetheless, I still prefer Symbian!

GDC tidbits

March 12, 2007

Here’s a video and some pictures of the Motorola and Nokia booths at GDC, all captured with my i-mobile 902!

I briefly used a few interesting devices at the Motorola booth, namely the Q9, Z8, E6 and A1200 (Ming), but the Nokia booth was disappointing. The N93, N80 and N73 were on display – however, the interesting devices, like the N95, N92 and N76 were inside a glass case…

Strangely, Qualcomm (?) showcased some currently available CDMA devices, including an unusual “gaming” prototype/development phone called Slingshot (which is apparently now discontinued).


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