Microsoft and Chinese ODM team up on Win Mobile

YM-PD1“China TechFaith Wireless Communication, a supplier of mobile phones and related application software, and Microsoft China have entered into a “strategic collaboration” aimed at promoting the use of Windows Mobile and Windows Media technology, the companies announced May 12.The two companies say they will work together to “improve the user experience and market share of Windows Mobile based devices,” while reducing the time to market and lowering development costs. The strategic partnership covers smartphone and entertainment handset product development, application development, collaborative sales and marketing, and an exchange of talent and technology, according to TechFaith.One of TechFaith’s mobile platforms is the “Windows Mobile 2005 Slide,” shown above. The company lists the following features and specifications for the device: Processor — TI OMAP @ 200 MHz Memory — 512 MB RAM, 512 MB Flash Display — 2.4-inch QVGA TFT with touchscreen, 16-bit color Wireless — GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900 Camera — 2 Mpixel CMOS Available options: 256 MB to 1 GB NAND Flash GSM850, EDGE 2 Mpixel CCD camera with autoflash WiFi FM radio QWERTY keyboard ” via

Nokia Internet Tablet update to add Google Talk

“Nokia will announce on May 16 that future versions of its 770 Intenet Tablet will come preloaded with Google Talk, a free, Internet-based voice communications service, the Wall Street Journal reports. Google Talk offers both instant text messaging and real-time voice communications capabilities, and supports open federation with service providers that support the industry standard XMPP protocol, according to Google.Nokia debuted the compact, handheld Linux-powered 770 Internet Tablet at LinuxWorld in New York last fall. The device offers convenient Internet browsing and email through built-in WiFi, or via a Bluetooth connection to a compatible mobile phone. It boasts a 4.3-inch, 800 x 480 pixel touch-screen, plus integrated WiFi, Bluetooth, and a reduced-size MMC (RS-MMC) card slot.Although positioned as an “Internet tablet,” the 770 has much wider applicability. Bundled software currently includes: web browser, email client, Internet radio, news reader, media players, image viewer, file manager, search, calculator, world clock, PDF-viewer, notes, sketch, and games. Additionally, a broad and growing range of software can be downloaded and installed onto the device from the 770’s community website.” Find out more at

Advance Tech M.A.G.I.C. Smartphone

“Advance Tech has released their final prototype photos of the upcoming pda phone. The smartphone has some nice features like GSM Quadband, WiFi, EDGE, Bluetooth, GPS and support VoIP.The Mobile Advanced Global Integrated Communicator (M.A.G.I.C.) phone has a incredible set of specifications, except the size and weight. It’s like carrying a mini notebook and too large for a hand to hold.China Media Group has received the first production units of the M.A.G.I.C. Convergent Communication device as scheduled. It has the sole distribution rights to the M.A.G.I.C. Convergent Communication device for China and Hong Kong.Mr. CP Loi, Chief Executive of Advance Tech Communications Sdn. Bhd., stated, “We are very proud to have now produced the first M.A.G.I.C. prototype. We are now working closely with CMG to perform all the required testing before formally launching the product in the market place. We have received tremendous response worldwide and the pent up anticipation clearly indicates that M.A.G.I.C. will play a role in shaping the mobility world of tomorrow and how we interact in it.” “Check out the specifications and more features here: