Snake Deluxe for Windows Mobile Smartphones just updated to v1.1

” Snake Deluxe is based on the ‘Classic Snake game’ that we all know. The game objective is almost the same. You try to eat fruits by controlling the snake’s route. Below the game’s screen you will see all the meters. (Score, Time etc.) There you will see how many fruits are left for eating. Also keep an eye on the time that remains until you eat the next fruit. Features* 24 Different levels.* 4 Different worlds.* 4 Different Bosses.* Unique map.* Frame by frame smooth animation* QVGA, 240×320 & 320×240 support!* Horizontal resolutions supported 320×240* Full support for Motorola Q* 16bit crystal clear graphics!* Full screen graphics!* Speed control* Adventure mode for unlocking the map!* Open Gameplay. You choose where to play.* Export Hi-Scores to internet* Speed control—24/Oct/2006 UPDATE (1.1) —* Redraw bug when minimizing the game fixed* Snake responds faster at arrow keys* 30% faster gameplay* Bug with ‘Time up’ sound fixed.* Redraw game minor bugs fixed” Watch this video preview here and more info here:

Samsung introduces a WiFi smartphone

At KES 2006 Samsung together with Eidicom has introduced an interesting mobile device EW-700. Being positioned as the smartphone the device doesn’t work in cell networks, but in wireless Wi-Fi networks.

With the EW-700 you can make VoIP calls, exchange messages, surf Web sites and so on. The companies marked their mutual development – Post-PC processor for multimedia applications. It might be the link to Post PC era approaching with such devices.

The smartphone has Web-browser, IM-client, music and video players, voice recorder, 2-megapixel camera. There is the support of PIM-functions and synchronization with Outlook. The device is recognized by PC as USB drive.

HP and Cingular Launch the iPAQ hw6920

HP and Cingular Wireless today announced that beginning Oct. 31 Cingular will be the first carrier in the United States to offer a new HP iPAQ handheld device with five wireless communications technologies. With the HP iPAQ hw6920 series Mobile Messenger, customers can use Cingular’s nationwide GSM/GPRS/EDGE wireless data network, Wi-Fi, GPS, infrared and Bluetooth™ wireless technologies(1,2,3) to connect business customers to their information, whether it’s corporate email or more robust industry-specific applications. The built-in GPS (global positioning system) receiver enables customers to receive directions on their hw6920 series to points-of-interest around town and to impromptu destination choices. The hw6920 series will debut with Cingular’s first generally available, location-based solution – TeleNav GPS Navigator™ from TeleNav, Inc. With TeleNav GPS Navigator, HP iPAQ users can get turn-by-turn voice and onscreen directions directly on the device for use when driving or walking. TeleNav GPS Navigator, which also provides information on more than 10 million points of interest and additional search tools, is available as a subscription service from Cingular. HP iPAQ customers also can choose from several other GPS navigation options – including Microsoft Pocket Streets or HP Navigation Maps and Software. “HP is making it simple for customers to stay connected and work effectively when on the move,” said Alain Debost, director, Handheld Business Unit – North America, HP. “By combining the iPAQ hw6920 series wireless email, voice and fast data access with Cingular’s expansive network, we are allowing customers to tap into the information and rich content they want, when they want it.” Cingular’s EDGE network is the largest national wireless data network in the United States, with availability in more than 13,000 cities and towns and along about 40,000 miles of interstate highways. “The HP iPAQ hw6920 series is a powerful communications tool that will give our business customers multiple ways to stay connected to important information,” said Cathy Quaciari, director, B2B devices, Cingular Wireless. “Whether it’s through a wide area, local area or Bluetooth connection, customers will be able to access their email and other corporate data while having location-based capabilities with the device’s built-in GPS receiver. It’s yet another jewel in the long and fruitful collaborative alliance between HP and Cingular.” The Microsoft Windows® Mobile 5.0 operating system gives HP iPAQ hw6920 series users access to mobile versions of many of the familiar Microsoft features found on their desktops, such Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer and Outlook.Additionally, the HP iPAQ hw6920 series includes the Messaging and Security Feature Pack for Windows Mobile 5.0, which offers up-to-date email, calendar, tasks and contacts as well as advanced security features, including remote device wipe, remotely enforced IT policy and S/MIME support. The HP Mobility Solutions Evaluation Center provides customers with access to a premier portfolio of business applications – many available via downloadable, 30-day evaluations at no charge. Cingular’s certification process for business application providers was incorporated into the Mobility Solutions Center. Expertise areas include mail and messaging, field service, government, healthcare, retail, sales and transportation.Customers also can use the HP iPAQ hw6920 series’ built-in 1.3-megapixel HP Photosmart camera for capturing photos and videos to share wirelessly,(2) or they can relax to their favorite music using Windows Media Player 10 Mobile. Cingular will sell two versions of the HP iPAQ hw6900 series Mobile Messenger: the hw6925 has a built-in camera and the hw6920 comes without a camera.Availability and pricing(4)The iPAQ hw6920 series is available from Cingular Wireless’ B2B sales organization for as low as $359.99 for business customers with a two-year contract and qualifying voice and data plans. The iPAQ hw6920 series also is available through and select HP channel partners.More information is available at or Cingular WirelessCingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States, serving 58.7 million customers. Cingular, a joint venture between AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and BellSouthCorporation (NYSE: BLS), has the largest digital voice and data network in the nation – the ALLOVER™ network – and the largest mobile-to-mobile community of any national wireless carrier. Cingular is a leader in third generation wireless technology. Its 3G network is the first widely available service in the world to use HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) technology. Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Rollover®, the wireless plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes. Details of the company are available at About HPHP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended July 31, 2006, HP revenue totaled $90.0 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at In order to perform GPS navigation, a software application and maps must used. These can be downloaded or purchased separately at A standard GSM/GPRS/EDGE infrastructure, other Bluetooth-enabled devices, separately purchased equipment, and a service contract with a wireless airtime provider may be required for applicable wireless communication. GSM/GPRS/EDGE Wireless Internet access requires separately purchased Internet service contract. Check with service provider for availability and coverage in your area. Not all web content available. GPRS/EDGE may not be available in all networks. GPRS/EDGE data transmission speeds may vary based upon network capabilities and other conditions. Establishment and continuation of a GPRS/EDGE connection depends on network availability, provider support and signal strength. (3) Enhanced Data for Global Evolution (EDGE) is a global standard for wireless wide-area data communication being rapidly deployed by GSM carriers worldwide. Actual download speeds depend on coverage, network availability, traffic, device, applications, tasks, file size and other factors. Coverage is subject to transmission limitations and terrain, system, capacity and other limitations. Not all features and service options are available in all areas. EDGE capabilities available when EDGE networks are deployed. When an EDGE network is not available, it defaults to GPRS.(4) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.

EMEA smart mobile device market growth rises to 11.7%

EMEA smart mobile device shipments grow 11.7% year on year in Q3 2006, up from 10.6% in Q2 Converged devices grow 19.2%, while unconnected handhelds fall again, this time by 42.7% Nokia retains overall market lead, while HTC in second is fastest growing vendor in the top five Symbian’s share increases to 78.7%, ahead of Microsoft on 16.9%EMEA Q3 2006 – highlights from the Canalys research Growth in the EMEA smart mobile device market in Q3 rose slightly from the previous quarter, but remains well below the 100%-plus rates seen for most of last year. Nokia’s lead, achieved largely through shipments of its consumer-focused Symbian S60 devices, remains comfortable. With new UIQ models shipping last quarter, fellow Symbian-based vendor Sony Ericsson re-entered the top five (in fourth place) after a long absence, helping take Symbian’s market share up to 78.7% from 76.6% a year earlier. EMEA smart mobile device market shares HTC, in second place, was by far the fastest growing of the leading vendors and remained narrowly ahead of third-placed RIM for the second quarter running (note: HTC shipment estimates shown include Qtek-branded devices, but not those branded by network operators or other hardware vendors, which are tracked individually). HP filled the fifth slot, suffering a year-on-year unit decline partly as a result of the continued shrinking of the handheld segment. It did, however, manage to increase shipments and share sequentially from Q2 2006. Canalys estimates that shipments of unconnected handhelds in the region fell to below half a million – a level not seen since Q3 2002 and a far cry from the million units seen in some quarters over the past two years. “The shift in demand for consumer GPS navigation, away from handhelds to dedicated PNDs, can really be seen in these numbers,” commented Chris Jones, Canalys director and principal analyst. “It would not be surprising to see some vendors scale back their efforts in the handheld market within the next couple of quarters if the trend continues. Q4 will be pivotal, as it is typically the biggest quarter by far for this class of device and underperformance may cause vendors to re-evaluate their positions.” The handheld’s decline has also had an impact on Microsoft’s overall share of the smart mobile device market. In Q3 2006 it is sitting at 16.9%, down from 18.0% a year ago, despite shipments of Windows Mobile based converged devices (smart phones and wireless handhelds) increasing by almost 80% year-on-year. In the converged device space, it is not only the HTC/Qtek-branded products that are generating growth, but also those branded by operators such as O2 and Orange. The new Palm Treo 750v available through Vodafone in Europe is also expected to make a significant contribution over the coming months. EMEA smart mobile device OS market shares “I’d be surprised if the Treo 750v did not exceed the volumes achieved by its Palm OS based predecessors in EMEA,” said Canalys analyst Pete Cunningham. “Windows Mobile is gaining traction with network operators and with enterprise customers looking at applications such as push e-mail. While RIM is still the vendor to beat in this arena, the competition is improving with each generation of devices. What vendors must ensure, however, is that they can go to the operators with not just one or two devices, but a portfolio that can address a range of customer segments, and a clear proposition behind each. One of the key benefits of an open operating system for device vendors is the ability to tailor their propositions and add value through software and they must make the most of this opportunity to differentiate.” A concise analysis of trends in the worldwide smart mobile device and mobile GPS navigation markets, along with forecasts and SWOTs of the leading vendors, is available in the new Canalys 2006/2007 trends report, published this month and available for purchase from the Canalys web site. For more information please visit

Review ETen M600 communicator

“Design remained the same like in the original M500, so we won’t talk about it. There is nothing new about it, we eager to see something fresh and slim. The company used more expensive plastic, so the device is nice to hold in hands, it isn’t smooth and doesn’t slip. The shell doesn’t catch fingerprints. You can still feel the backlash, but the situation is improving. If before there was a great difference between the M500 and HTC Magician in assembly quality, now the distance got shorter. Certainly HTC is still outpacing its competitors in assembly quality, however this advantage is gradually diminishing.” Read this big review here: