“Since version 2 of Producer, Kinoma has made many improvements to create a more versatile and powerful application. The biggest improvement is the large array of file types that can be converted with a quick drag and drop. The file types now supported are MPEG-1. MPEG-4, MP3, QuickTime, 3GPP, 3GPP-2, DivX, AVI, WAVE, AIFF, and AU; and on Windows it can also convert MPEG-2, Windows Media, and MS-DVR files. And because Kinoma Producer 4 supports QuickTime and DirectShow (on Windows only) you can convert many other file format supported by these widely used media architectures.Another nice feature is the pre-set encoding profiles. There are over 40 to pick from for devices such as the Zodiac, Playstation Portable, iPod, Treo, Palm TX, etc. It can even encode in Windows Media 9 format for Windows Mobile devices.”Read this nice review here: and buy this nice program here: ( -20% on Software!Just use the coupon code PDAS20 at checkout)
imate Odyssey: a UMTS communicator
“Here comes another not announced device mentioned in the i-mate’s unofficial roadmap – the Odyssey communicator. The release was set for February 2007. The device is meant for both GSM (900/1800/1900)/EDGE and UMTS (1900/2100) networking. It’s not yet clear whether the source shared a trustworthy info, but we are likely to see the communicator in stores after a while.The specs of i-mate Odyssey:
OS – Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC
CPU – Intel Bulverde 416 MHz
Display – 2.7” QVGA
74 MB RAM and 192 MB Flash
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g” via mobile-review.com
LG SV280 Cell Phone looks like a banana!
“What if cell phones come in the shape of fruits? LG Electronics SEOUL, Korea has recently announced its banana style phones LG-SV280. These banana style phones apply feature streamline shape with soft curve design. Various feature of this cell phone are 130 bay pixel cameras, MP3 players, YBM Sisa e4u zero grudge/one consul and is available at 30 full house units Price.” via mobilewhack.com
imates unofficial X series!
“PocketPT.net has managed to scoop X-series devices of i-mate’s 2007 roadmap. The series consists of 4 products: 2 communicators and 2 smartphones. All of them are powered by Samsung 400 MHz processor running on Windows Mobile 6. In addition to GSM/GPRS/EDGE the series supports HSDPA.The first communicator called the Fox is expected in May. It features a phone keypad.The second one, the Scully, is equipped with a larger touchscreen display. In the specs we come across the phone keypad, which is apparently hidden under the front panel. The release is set for May as well.
The Navajo smartphone comes with the same phone keypad, which is likely to rest inside.
And the last X-series smartphone called the Informer features a slideout QWERTY-keyboard and a numeric one on the front panel. It’s the only one in the series equipped with a camera (2-megapixel). Its display has a 2.2” diagonal and 240×320 pixels resolution. The release of the pair of smartphones will be launched in June.
All 4 devices support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth 2.0. Well, the info isn’t official to trust it fully, so let’s wait for the official announcement.”