Spectrum Analysis in the palm of your hand !

“Thurlby Thandar Instruments (TTI) has released a portable RF spectrum analyzer based on the Palm T|X.The PSA1301T has a frequency range of 150 kHz to 1.3 GHz with selectable resolution bandwidth down to 15 kHz. This makes it an excellent choice for RF service engineers seeking a portable spectrum analyzer as a replacement of traditional bench top instruments.The Palm T|X handheld used within the PSA1301T provides the engineer with a versatile tool for recording site information and visit results. Control of the analyzer is provided by soft keys located on the touch screen. These are large enough to be finger operated, eliminating the need for a stylus. Alternatively, all functions can be operated using the hard keys. Documentation for the products being tested and test procedures can be stored on the handheld. No need to say of a large, high-resolution (480 x 320 pixels) TFT screen and lower power consumption compared to other portable systems.The PSA1301T measures 170 x 97 x 47 mm, and weighs less than 0.5 kg.Its approximate international price is $1,450.Learn more here: This report is from pdalive.com

Wolverine ESP: a professional portable media player

“Wolverine Data has introduced a new media player Wolverine ESP (Entertainment Storage & Player). It is positioned as the first professional or semi-professional portable media player providing full multimedia compatibility. The player is peculiar for a capacious HDD, a multi-format card-reader and other advanced functionsWolverine ESP is equipped with a 3.6” LCD, an FM-tuner, 80-100 GB HDD and a card-reader for CF, MicroDrive, SD, MMC, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro and XD Card, and MS-Duo, MS Pro-Duo, miniSD and RS-MMC with the adapter.The supported formats: Graphics – JPEG, BMP, TIFF and RAW Video – MPEG1, MPEG4, WMV9 and Xvid Music – MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC and CDAYou can view, scale and rotate images. There is the support of image input to PC or TV screen and printing via PictBridge. There is a line-in to record sound. Wolverine ESP measures 134.6×71.1×22.8 mm and weighs 289 g. The recommended price makes up$399.99 for the junior model and $499.99 for the senior model.” via mobile-review.com

The big, big Sony Ericsson P990i review the UIQ 3 flagship

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“The P990 retains a similar profile to its predecessors and at first glance looks a lot like the P900, thanks to the welcome return of the bar style numeric keypad. However, there are more changes in the P990 than between any of the preceding models, both internally and externally. Opening the flip shows you the biggest change, a QWERTY keyboard resides at the bottom of the screen which, although physically reduced, has a higher resolution, at 240 by 320 pixels.In the hand, the smartphone feels reassuringly solid and overall has a professional look about it. The phone is big without being enormous, but fortunately remains relatively light. It is pocketable for those with big pockets, but many will want to carry it in a bag, briefcase or in a holster case.” Read this GREAT review here:

Archos 504 PMP reviewed at cnet.com!

“The 504’s brushed-metal casing is extremely scratch resistant, and even its gorgeous 4.3-inch, 480×272 pixel/16-million-color wide screen can withstand some punishment (though it does attract fingerprints). Like the AV500 series before it, the primary controllers line the right-hand side of the screen, though this time around the buttons are more intuitive. Unlike the AV500, which featured sets of unlabeled buttons of varying sizes (think Tetris), the 504’s buttons are uniform and marked. Personally, I didn’t mind the AV500’s controls, but the 504’s are much better.” Read more here:

BenQ Mobile – end of the story for Siemens

“The history of German Siemens-branded handsets has finally reached the predictable end. What was intended to forge into the lead on the global market of terminals has ended up with a series of financial and social scandals, and now BenQ puts an end to all this. The tension has been intensifying since 2003, when the company’s management went for a couple of wrong decisions, and on top of that, tried to conceal its slips with demagogical rhetoric without making efforts to improve the state of affairs. It can be rightfully considered that the series 45 by Siemens was the peak of the company’s success, while series 55 and posterior line-ups have been dropping down in quality, and consequentially, in popularity on the market.” Read more here: