Hands on Preview: Motorola Rokr E2 music phone

“The Linux-powered Rokr E2 phone has FCC approval, and could be sold in U.S., pending carrier interest. As a tri-band (850/900/1900MHz) GSM/GPRS phone, the E2 would most likely be picked up by Cingular, which operates a 1900MHz GSM band in the U.S.Motorola lists the following key features and specs for the Rokr E2:
2-inch, 240 x 320 TFT (262k colors)
Fast data transfers based on “drag-and-drop” USB 2.0 PC networking
Dedicated side-mounted hardware music-player keys
Built-in FM radio
Support for Motorola’s new iRadio service
Support for Bluetooth- and 3.5mm jack-based headsets
1.3-megapixel camera with 15 fps video capture and playback
MMS (multimedia messaging service) client
Opera browser
Unique “airplane mode” claimed to allow safe listening onboard airplanes
PIM (personal information manager) with picture caller ID
“Screen3” technology for “zero-click access to news, sports, entertainment, and other premium content”
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Turn Your Palm Into a Walkie Talkie

Asus P525 “RNS:: WiFiTalkie turns your Palm into a Walkie-Talkie. Using a broadband network connection (such as WiFi) it lets you communicate between 2 or more Palm devices. WiFiTalkie uses VoIP (Voice over IP) technology to broadcast audio data.Basic WiFiTalkie applications: as a corporate intercom as a home intercom to coordinate events or meetings to monitor buildings, facilities, and grounds to coordinate workers or crew to manage a warehouse, a store, or a production line to collect orders (e.g. in restaurants, pubs, bars) to communicate between two moving vehicles in various outdoor activities as a baby monitor as a children’s toy” Check it here:

VoIP goes portable with WebMessenger Mobile for Skype

“Skype has literally been a Godsend to people who make a load of long distance calls as it can save them a rather substantial amount of dough. But what about when you want to make that VoIP call while away from your home PC? Fret not, long-D lovers, because WebMessenger Mobile for Skype has officially been launched, allowing users to make and receive VoIP calls from a number of compatible mobile devices, including BlackBerry devices, Palm handhelds, WinMo Pocket PCs, and J2ME Java phones.Essentially, you can call anywhere in North America absolutely free of charge (well, after you factor in the data costs involved, but Skype and WebMessenger themselves charge you nothing), with overseas connections based on Skype’s low rates. The free version of the software allows for click-to-Call, text chat, and 20 contacts, whereas the $3.95 monthly version adds hundreds of contacts and 4-way conferencing.The catch — of course there had to be one — is that you have to leave the Skype software running on your desktop computer in order for WebMessenger Mobile to work. You see, you’re essentially connecting to your buddies via your PC and not forming a direct link.” via mobilemag.com