MobiTV for Windows Mobile Review

Palm Treo 700wx“Do you want to watch more television? Do you find it difficult to catch your favorite shows because you are away from the TV so often? Do you own a Palm Treo 700w, Sprint PPC 6700, Cingular 2125, Cingular 8125 or Motorola Q Windows Mobile Phone? If the answer to these questions is “yes” then I have the product for you… MobiTV. MobiTV lets you watch live streaming television on your handheld. Sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it? Read on to see if it’s a good service. I WANT MY M(obi)TVWhat features does MobiTV tout? Let’s take a look: Channels you know from home like ABC News Now, CSPAN, and FOX Sports High quality video Graphical channel guide with programming information Full screen viewing option Touchscreen and 5-way navigation” Read this nice review at

HP released the iPAQ rx4000 a media centric WinMobile PPC

“HP recently unveiled its latest Windows Mobile Pocket PC, the HP iPAQ rx4000, realizing its vision of mobile freedom where consumers stay in touch at work and at play through seamless connectivity. At a recent event in China, HP showcased a breadth of easy-to-use mobility solutions with innovative designs, which reflect consumers’ personal design preferences, enabling consumers to be entertained and productive on the go. While the iPAQ rx4000 isn’t a Phone Edition device at all, it’s worth enough to be mentioned here since it is a new kind of device, HP is going to release. Before, HP always had the business user in mind, when they released their iPAQ or Jornada Pocket PCs. Now, with the iPAQ rx4000, HP has the consumer in mind. Breaking new ground in design for handheld devices, HP launched the HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion series. Its compact, palm-sized smart design will enhance consumers’ entertainment experience for fun on the go virtually anywhere and anytime they desire. Key features of the smart design include:
Choose to view digital content in either landscape or portrait mode to maximize the viewing pleasure of videos, photos and games.
A scroll wheel for a single, smooth, one-handed operation for access and navigation of digital content.
A large 2.8-inch-wide anti-glare touch screen to quickly launch media applications for entertainment gratification.
The HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion series, which is built on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Software for Pocket PC, also includes a suite of connectivity options, such as integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, enabling consumers to stay connected on the go.
Built with integrated Wi-Fi, consumers can connect to their email and the Internet to get real-time information and download music or movies. Consumers can also download VoIP software to make free PC-to-PC calls and fee-based calls to landlines and mobile phones, staying connected to loved.
Bluetooth technology enables consumers to connect to other Bluetooth devices, such as wireless stereo headphones, mobile phones and wireless printers.
Built on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Software for Pocket PC, consumers can synchronize their calendar and contacts with ease, while getting work done on the go with popular Microsoft applications, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
The HP iPAQ rx4000will be available in Asia Pacific from October onwards for an estimated retail price of US $299. A launch in other areas of the world wasn’t announced yet.” via

Two new GPS navigators by Sony

“The European unit of Sony has announced two new car GPS-navigators of the nav-u series – NV-U81T and NV-U80. They will involve Sony’s brand technology POSITION PLUS, the company says. It ensures accurate positioning and provides info on the route, even if the GPS-signal might be inaccurate, for example, when the car passes through the tunnel, under the bridge or among high buildings.The effect is achieved due to acceleration and pressure sensors, which interpret car movement, ensuring higher calculation accuracy, when the GPS-signal is weak or temporarily unavailable.The navigators are equipped with a 4.3” widescreen sensor color LCD. The NV-U81T stores maps of Europe (37 countries) on an integrated 4 GB HDD, protected from blow and vibration, and the NV-U80 stores just one map on 512 MB flash-memory. Besides the NV-U81T supports TMC-services, which is optional on the NV-U80. The navigators will come out in Europe in November.” via