The top 10 selling PDAs/Smart phones in April 2006

YM-PD1“The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics, Krusell, has released their “Top 10”-list for April 2006. The list is based upon the number of pieces of model specific PDA- and smart phone cases that have been ordered from Krusell during April 2006. Krusell’s list is unique due to the fact that their sales of cases reflect the sales of PDAs and smart phones on six continents and in more than 50 countries around the globe.1. (2) Qtek 9100/ I-mate K-Jam2. (1) Palm Treo 600/650/7003. (5) Qtek S200/I-mate Jamin4. (2) Qtek 9000/SPV M5000/MDA PRO/I-mate Jasjar5. (4) Qtek S100/I-mate JAM6. (9) HP iPAQ HW 65xx/67007. (6) HP hx2100/24×0/27×08. (8) Yakumo Delta X/Mitac mio 1809. (-) Fujitsu Siemens LOOX 710/72010. (-) Blackberry 8700 r / c / f / g / v( ) = last month’s position.Qtek 9100/ I-mate K-Jam and Palm Treo 600/650/700 have been taking terms on top of this list for the last five months. Both smart phones are not only Windows Mobile 5.0 powered but also excel with features such as 1.3 Megapixel camera and Bluetooth. – During the coming month we do not expect major changes on top of our list, says Ulf Sandberg, Managing Director at Krusell International AB. – In June, however, watch out for the new touch screen smart phone Sony Ericsson M600. Microsoft Puts SideShow on Media Center Remote Technology News, Electronics Buy Guide and Gadget Review Motorola RaZr V3/ V3i /V3c still number one! 1. (1) Motorola RaZr V3/ V3i /V3c2. (2) Sony Ericsson K750i/D750i/W800i3. (3) Motorola SLVR L74. (7) Qtek 9100/ I-mate K-Jam5. (6) Nokia N706. (4) PalmOne Treo 600/650/7007. (5) Nokia 6230/6230i8. (-) Nokia 6280/62829. (-) Nokia 6680/6681/668210. (10) Sony Ericsson W810i( ) = last month’s position.Motorola RaZr V3/V3i/V3c is still clinging on to the top spot of this month’s list, followed by Sony Ericsson K750i/D750i/W800i and Motorola SLVR L7. – We are awaiting with anticipation the release of the Cyber-shot phone Sony Ericsson K800i, says Ulf Sandberg, Managing Director at Krusell International AB. – With its 3.2 Megapixel camera this device is expected to outperform Sony Ericsson’s latest big seller, the W800i.”

DualCor cPC connectivity information now available

“Outside of the recent news that the device will ship within 90 days, it seems like some time since we’ve had an update on the DualCor cPC, the first device of any size to offer both Windows XP Tablet Edition and Windows Mobile 5.0. DualCor has updated their web site with some interesting information and a new look at the handheld device, which will sport the Microsoft Touch Pack that ships with Origami devices. In the Download Center on the DualCor web site there is a cPC data sheet (PDF) that offers some new information about the connectivity options of the device.According to the PDF all connectivity options are only available through USB or the CF slot which means no integrated WiFi, Bluetooth nor 3G. I find this decision disappointing, especially the WiFi and Bluetooth, as it has become fairly standard for devices to include at least WiFi if not both. There will certainly be a lot of CF card swapping to say the least. The PDF also indicates under the phone jack heading that it “enables VoIP and cellular through CF or USB”. It is clear that all connectivity options for the cPC will require an external adapter of some sort, which is disappointing. I am not aware of any CF EVDO cards from either Verizon nor Sprint so this would rule out the possibility of using EVDO on the cPC until the USB dongle starts shipping from Sprint, and even then it would be clunky.” via

YouTube allowing uploads from mobile devices

“You can now upload your homemade videos to YouTube using your mobile phone or PDA.Just create a mobile profile on your YouTube site. That results in a unique email address, to which you send your videos for posting on the Web. Such ease of video uploading and sharing video clips will no doubt increase the number of spontaneous video moments that appear on the Web. Imagine how easy it would be to snap a video clip with your mobile phone, email it to YouTube, and see it online a few moments later.YouTube insists that the service is free and anticipates a large response to the offering. Given the large number of videos made with digital cameras and mobile phones, the ease of uploading those videos to the Web for posting on YouTube will likely make sharing homemade videos even easier and more prevalent.” via

Pantech releases a clamshell with fingerprints sensor

“Today Pantech has announced the release of a mobile phone PG-6200 in Taiwan. The phone will be also introduced in Russia and Hong Kong this week.I’d remind you that the PG-6200 was exhibited at 3GSM Congress in February. It stands out for a fingerprints sensor to identify users. Besides it features full value multimedia functionality. The specs of the PG-6200: GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz) Internal TFT LCD 262K colors External TFTLCD 65K colors 2-megapixel camera with flash and 4x digital zoom Player supporting MP3, AAC,AAC+ and AMR 64-tones polyphony 20 MB of internal memory Slot for microSD (TransFlash) cards Text-to-Speech Bluetooth Java 2.0 and Wap 2.0 SMS, MMS, EMS and e-mail Dimensions – 87×43.6×20.9 mm Weight – 92 g ” via