CHT 9000: a twin of HTC Hermes

“Dopod has released a 3G communicator CHT 9000 for the Taiwanese operator CHT (Chunghwa Telecom). This is another implementation of HTC Hermes platform recently announced by HTC under the name HTC TyTN.I’d remind you that HTC decided to enter the market under the single brand and announced 2 HTC devices – HTC TyTN and HTC MTeoR. Dopod is a subsidiary of HTC and releases HTC devices under Dopod brand. Nevertheless we see that operator branded devices by HTC are still being released.The communicator is designed for WCDMA and GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks and equipped with a 2.8” touchscreen LCD (QVGA, 65K colors), a sliding QWERTY-keyboard, a 2-megapixel camera and an expansion slot for microSD (TransFlash) cards. It is based on Samsung 400 MHz processor, 64 MB RAM and 128 MB flash memory. There is the support of Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) wireless networks, Bluetooth 2.0 and USB interfaces. Measuring 112.5x58x21.95 mm it weighs 176 g. CHT 9000 is powered by Windows Mobile 5.0 with MSFP.” via

Essential Soccer is out for Palm OS!

“Just in time for the World Cup 2006 in Germany, and are proud to announce the release of Essential Soccer for PalmOS. Essential Soccer is the most advanced, entertaining and challenging soccer game for handheld devices. Buy now for a special World Cup price of $14.95 (normally $19.95)! Play as your favorite of the 32 international teams that qualified for the World Cup. Use the strengths of the 512 individually skilled players to perform some amazing moves; including headers, vollyes, crosses and one-touch play. Nothing beats the feeling of scoring a winning last-minute goal with a flying header. Apart from seeing the goal again in action replay, that is. Features 32 teams from the World Cup 2006 512 players with 7 individual skills based on FIFA ranking (control, pass, shoot, speed, stamina, strength and jump) league, cup or World Cup-like tournament play in the preset World Cup 2006 tournament groups or random groups advanced AI engine for varied and challenging matches control the game via buttons or stylus intuitive controls to pass, shoot, bend, lob, do a flying head and slide tackle 4 difficulty levels ranging from easy to expert 3 different speeds ranging from slow to fast for different types of gameplay action replays fullscreen support audience cheering great music and sound effects overtime and penalty shootouts 6 types of full sized scrolling pitches 9 formations to choose (4-4-2, 4-3-3, 3-4-3, 4-2-4, 5-3-2, 4-5-1, 5-2-3, 3-5-2 and 5-4-1) overhead view to see a large part of the pitch at the same time” Check it here:

MobiTV now available for Windows Mobile 5.0

MobiTV, Inc., the global leader in television and digital radio services for cellular, WiFi and broadband enabled devices, today announced the immediate availability of the MobiTV service for Windows Mobile powered phones and devices. Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphones feature full-screen viewing, a home-like electronic programming guide and much more.”We already support over 100 different mobile devices and are excited to offer this new version for Windows Mobile powered devices,” said Ben Feinman, director of product management for MobiTV. “Windows Mobile is particularly well-suited for multimedia and the experience is amazing. We think everyone needs to see it to believe it.””Windows Mobile enables people to have a single device that goes beyond email and can be customized to suit their active lifestyle,” said James Pratt, lead product manager, Microsoft Corporation. “The combination of Windows Mobile and MobiTV delivers a rich multimedia experience empowering people to take their favorite entertainment with them wherever they go.””At Handango, our customers expect to find the latest and greatest mobile content for their devices, which is what our exclusive release of MobiTV’s Windows Mobile applications provide,” said Randy Eisenman, president and chief executive officer of Handango. “The MobiTV subscription application, which utilizes the Handango Mobile Billing API, is a great way to stay entertained while on the go. We are excited to partner closely with MobiTV by powering its storefront with the Handango Commerce Engine, as well as providing our customers with yet another outstanding Windows Mobile product.”MobiTV and Microsoft recently demonstrated the MobiTV service on Windows Mobile-powered devices, as well as on the Microsoft Windows Media platform for the launch of MobiTV’s new PC service.Available on new and popular devices including the Sprint 6700, Cingular 2125, Motorola Q and Palm’s Treo 700w, consumers of MobiTV on Windows Mobile powered devices can access a broad range of channels from top-tier content providers. For a complete list of content partners or to sign up for MobiTV for Windows Mobile devices, please visit The MobiTV service for Windows Mobile is also available at MobiTV MobiTV, Inc. is the first mobile television and digital radio service provider for cellular, WiFi and broadband enabled devices worldwide. The MobiTV® service for mobile is available in the US through Sprint, Cingular and Alltel; in the United Kingdom through 3 and Orange UK; to Canadian customers through Bell Canada, Rogers and TELUS Mobility; through Am�rica Móvil in Latin America; and other regional carriers around the world. MobiTV can be accessed on laptops via the AT&T WiFi network. The Emmy® Award winning service has more than one million paying subscribers and offers many popular TV channels from content providers such as MSNBC, ABC News Now, CNN, Fox News, Fox Sports, ESPN 3GTV, NBC Mobile, CNBC, The Discovery Channel, TLC and The Weather Channel, along with cartoons, music videos, comedy and more. Founded in 1999, MobiTV is a privately-held company headquartered in Emeryville, CA. For more information please visit

RIM to Expand BlackBerry Connect Service

“NEW YORK—Research In Motion’s co-CEO and Chairman James Balsillie says the company will release a version of its popular BlackBerry handheld device by the end of the year that includes both Wi-Fi and cellular technology. In addition, RIM, of Waterloo, Ontario, will expand its BlackBerry Connect service in the United States, with the service coming to Palm devices in July, Balsillie told eWEEK June 28 at the C3 Expo here. BlackBerry Connect allows non-BlackBerry devices to use the BlackBerry network. “Twenty non-BlackBerry devices can use the BlackBerry service now,” Balsillie said, adding that 20 more would be able to use it this year. Currently BlackBerry Connect works only with GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) devices, but Balsillie said that CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) carriers would be adding the capability to their BlackBerry networks in the near future. He said that the focus is on GSM because “providers want to be able to sell their devices to 200 carriers in 100 countries.” Balsillie also said that RIM would be introducing new features to BlackBerry devices, including MP3 players, video, memory expansion and image capture, very soon. In addition, he said that GPS would be included in virtually all BlackBerry devices, except for some that would work with a Bluetooth GPS receiver. RIM is expanding its role in several areas of the enterprise, Balsillie said in his keynote address. “The most important thing in wireless data is security,” he said. Balsillie noted that the process of opening a persistent connection using wireless is a problem. “The risk is pandemic,” he said. He added that security is the BlackBerry’s “long suit.” He said that the RIM middleware and the BlackBerry are approved by a wide variety of government agencies, including the NSA. “We’re very active in the military,” he said, criticizing other wireless companies that he said have added security as an afterthought. ” via