HTC S630/Cavalier Windows Mobile 6 Smartphone Now Shipping

“Online stores in the United States have begun offering the HTC S630, also known by its code-name as the Cavalier. This smartphone is the next generation version of the T-Mobile Dash and HTC Excalibur.The latest model includes 3G cellular-wireless networking and the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system for smartphones.Like its predecessor, the S630 has a tablet shape with a built-in keyboard and QVGA display. And, like the Dash, it includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. However, this new model includes many features not in the earlier one.This starts off with Windows Mobile 6 Standard which, unlike Windows Mobile 5 for Smartphones, includes the ability to edit Microsoft Office documents. Of course, T-Mobile is now offering an operating system upgrade for the Dash.The S630 has 400 MHz processor (twice as fast as its predecessor), 64 MB RAM, and 128 MB of ROM for storage.Both the Cavalier and the Dash are quad-band GSM/GPRS devices with EDGE, but the new model adds the 3G standard HSDPA.In addition to its other features, HTC’s latest smartphone has a 2 megapixel camera and a microSD card slot.The Cavalier offers HTML email and support for Microsoft’s push email system.It is 4.4 inches tall, 2.4 inches wide, and 0.5 inches thick (112.5 mm x 62.5 mm x 13.5 mm). It weighs 4.2 ounces.The S630 is being sold as an unlocked device, and it can therefore be used with most carriers that use the GSM standard.Because it isn’t being sold through carrier, its price isn’t being subsidized, so the Cavalier is fairly expensive when compared to the T-Mobile Dash. Mobile Planet is selling it for $565, while E-Gadget Depot’s price is $560.” via

Spb Software House's Spb Brain Evolution Review

” The application uses the games to encourage the player’s mind to think quickly and clearly. Some games, such as Balltracker, require strategy and planning, while others, like Arithmetics, require the player to solve a problem has quickly as possible. The game begins by creating a profile of the player’s name and completing a diagnostic test called a Brain Marking to determine the initial brain status, which is labeled as Child, Schoolboy, Student, Intern, etc. After the initial status is determined, the player is introduced to 4 of the 10 games, 2 of which must be played to complete a day’s “Brain Training.” Each game’s difficulty increases with consistent play. The difficulty of each game is tracked on a bar underneath the game’s name where the last and best results. As the player moves up in difficulty, the more games are unlocked to play. As more games are unlocked, the number of games required to complete each Brain Training is increased. To judge the player’s progress, he must complete another Brain Marking. Progress is tracked in the “My Diary” tab with a graph and a calendar. As the player progresses he is awarded “certificates” and “ribbons” for maxing out the difficulty of a game or completing the entire training in the application.” Read this nice review here: and download a free demo here:

Toshiba released the expected Portege G900 software patch

“This patch is designed to resolve the issue of G900 devices failing to return to standby mode from deep sleep mode correctly, which some users have experienced and should only be installed by those who’ve encountered this specific problem. This patch can be installed onto your G900 either from an SD card or from the phone’s memory. Before installing the patch please ensure that your battery is at least half charged and whilst installing the patch please remember not to turn your phone off. You will need to first unzip the patch before installing it as it is not possible to install the zip file directly onto your G900. Please see the readme.txt file for full instructions on how to apply the patch.N.B Once installed the patch will be deleted if you perform a master reset on your G900.” Check it here:

Nokia N800 gains a Mozilla based browser

“A Mozilla-based web browser is available for Nokia’s Linux-based N800 Internet tablet. The “MicroB” browser was released last night, by the Nokia-sponsored Maemo community that maintains open source software stacks for Nokia’s tablets.The MicroB browser is based on Gecko 1.9, the same fairly hefty rendering engine that will power Firefox 3.0, when it is released. Thus, MicroB could work with some complex web page features that the lightweight Opera browser does not support– Google maps, for example, according to the project’s website.Standards supported by MicroB reportedly include:
HTML 4.01
XHTML 1.0/1.1
CSS 1.x/2.x and parts of CSS 3.x
DOM 1.x/2.x and parts of DOM 3.x
Javascript 1.7
XML 1.0
XSLT 1.0
XPath 1.0
NPAPI and XPCOM plugin installation
Additionally, the browser is said to support AJAX, modal dialog boxes, mouse-over events, hover styles, tooltips, Flash9, and custom x.509 certificates. Scalable vector graphics (SVG) and XUL were stripped out, however, due to performance and size limitations. In addition to support for more Web standards, the MicroB release could bring a viable free browser to the Maemo stack. This could help the stack gain traction on hardware platforms for which the Opera browser has not been licensed — Nokia’s older 770 Internet tablet comes to mind here, since “Hacker” releases of newer Maemo stacks for the 770 have not included a browser.The MicroB browser is a 7.8MB download. Once installed, the N800’s browser interface, bookmarks, and preference settings remain the same. However, the Gecko engine is used behind the scenes to render pages. A new “engine” menu option lets users easily switch back to the Opera engine. ” via