“There’s a natural focus on areas of natural interest, but I live in Reading, UK, so you’ll be able to see that I couldn’t do much with the application without travelling hundreds of miles – and I’m not due to do that until the summer. In addition, the functionality in ViewRanger is overwhelming at times. And for both of these reasons you should treat this review as more of a ‘preview’. At the very least, it’ll give you a flavour of the application and encourage you to grab the 15 day trial version for yourself.There are two basic modes, ‘map’ and ‘panorama’. ‘Map’ is the self-explanatory one, with top quality Ordnance Survey maps, into which you can zoom and all lockable to your GPS signal. So, effectively a top-down moving map, wherever you are in Great Britain. The refresh rate is good and, provided you’ve bought the full GB map version (or are using the zoomed out mini-map) you’ll always know where you are, whether on or off road. A read-out of the National Grid Reference is handy, for communicating your position to others.” Read this review here:
“HP has just released a bundle of updates for the iPAQ hx2000 series running Windows Mobile 5.0 and the iPAQ Foldable Keyboard. Notes and download links can be found below.• HP iPAQ hx2190/2195, hx2490/2495 and hx2750/2755/2790/2795 (Windows Mobile 5.0) Pocket PC Series Bluetooth Firmware Update: “This package contains a Bluetooth Firmware update file that replaces a section of the original system files for the listed handheld models and operating systems. This update is a permanent update to the ROM, and can only be undone by reflashing the entire ROM.”• HP iPAQ hx2110/2115 and hx2410/2415 (Windows Mobile 5.0) Pocket PC Series Bluetooth Firmware Update: “This package contains a Bluetooth Firmware update file that replaces a section of the original system files for the listed handheld models and operating systems. This update is a permanent update to the ROM, and can only be undone by reflashing the entire ROM.”• HP iPAQ hx2000 (Windows Mobile 5.0) Pocket PC Series Firmware Update: “Fixes issue where the iPAQ Pocket PC stops responding (locks up) when a Secure Digital (SD) card is inserted and the handheld cannot be Powered ON, which may cause the battery to be discharged; fixes issue where the ActiveSync profile is lost when multiple units are synchronized using the same PC; fixes issue that occurs with serial communication at lower baud rates; fixes issue where scrolling through Tasks items does not work; fixes issue where iTask cannot close the Search program; fixes issue where the body of an email disappears when HP ProtectTools is enabled; fixes issue with the Traditional Chinese language version where ChangJie character input is not displayed correctly when HP ProtectTools is enabled; fixes issue with Secure Digital I/O (SDIO) where a WiFi card does not load or unload correctly after resuming from Standby mode; fixes intermittent issue with high-speed SDIO WiFi data streaming where the iPAQ Pocket PC stops responding (locks up); fixes issue where SDIO 56K modem does not work; provides the ActiveSync Mode Switch utility; links the Power button backlight control to the system backlight control; provides HP ProtectTools update version 18.104.22.16859; provides Bluetooth Driver update version 22.214.171.1244 (exception: US English).”• HP iPAQ Foldable Keyboard Driver Update: “Provides [updated] support for the Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Operating System.” Many thanks to pocketpcthoughts for this..
” The MP4 VOIP phone introduction: It is a USB phone embedded with memory drive. Once you plug it into the PC, the softphone stored in memory will auto run without any additional installation, log in the account automatically, and then you can make VOIP calls freely. The MP4 is microphone attached. So all the voice is passing through MP4’s USB audio device without using the microphone on PC. Users can make a call regardless the sound card, earphone and microphone on their PC are in good conditions or not. Feature • Auto run function under Win2000 sp4 and WinXP sp2• Embedded in Softphone with account information• VOIP Softphone and account information can be stored to be readable for end user• Un-plug & close automatically without affecting PC system operation• PC-to-PC, PC-to-phone, Phone-to-Phone operation• Support MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, WMA, WMV, ASF, WAV• 65K 1.2″ OLED Color display• JPEG, BMP Image playback, auto video playback (AMV)• A-B Re-read function, speed changeable playing• Audio record• Synchronous Lyric Display• 7 kinds of sound effect settings• FM Radio built in• Sound card and driver built in• VOIP softphone built in memory flash” Read more of this interesting device here: via slashphone.com
“Another feature, successfully materialized in the handset, is implementation of serial optics. The trend for miniaturization of digital cameras over the past years, has led to achieving quite reasonable dimensions of camera modules for bulky devices as well, such as the N93. The very fact o 5 and 6 Mpix cameras domination over the market puts into question profitability of 3-4 Mpix modules production. At the same time high demand coming from mobile market can prolong life time of these technologies and cut their price even more. On the other hand all manufacturers are vitally interested in including outdated camera modules, because their price is consequentially much lower than that on specially customized for mobile solutions ones. So we’ve reached the point which implies that not always tiny measurements make all the difference, as they can increase the final price dramatically – price is what everything is about.” Read this nice article at mobile-review.com