UBiQUiO releases free Windows Mobile 6 Upgrade for the UBiQUiO 501

fring adds ICQ support“Funny, yesterday I was referring to the UBiQUiO 501 Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Edition and also yesterday, UBiQUiO released a free Windows Mobile 6 Professional upgrade which is available now for download. Not sure how many UBiQUiO 501 users are out there but every Windows Mobile 6 upgrade is appreciated and it shows, that UBiQUiO takes the Windows Mobile business serious. If you haven’t heard about the ultra slim Pocket PC Phone Edition with QWERTY keyboard, which is available from Expansys, it’s an interesting devices for all non-Smartphone users since it also features the traditional Pocket PC input through the 2.5″ QVGA touch screen, allowing stylus control of menus and programs.The UBiQUiO 501 has a host of connectivity options to choose from. Bluetooth 1.2 with A2DP, it either connects to the Internet using WiFi b/g or via GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 MHz networks (sorry – no EDGE or GSM 850 MHz).The 2 megapixel camera should provides a crisp and colorful imaging and the the 64 MB internal storage is extendable through miniSD cards.” via theunwired.ne

8 ways to get a simple weather forecast on Symbian!

Weather feature screenshot Weather feature screenshot “I think it was starting to really rankle me that almost every online application I tried had a bundled weather forecaster – surely enough was enough? Anyway, it made me determined to find out the best way of getting weather forecasts on a Symbian OS smartphone, once and for all, after which I could ignore all the other options. One disclaimer is that I was focussing on UK weather forecasts. While many of the systems below are truly international, some aren’t, but there will be equivalent local alternatives for most other regions of the world. My aim, for each item tried, was to get an accurate five day weather summary for my (fairly large) home town of Reading, in Berkshire, UK.” Read this nice article here:

HTC Shift Will Run Windows Mobile and Windows Vista

“Early this year, HTC announced plans to release its first UMPC running Windows Vista. A new report confirms that this model — to be called the HTC Shift — will also run Windows Mobile, something this company said nothing about when the Shift was first unveiled.HTC loaned Hugo Ortega from Uber Tablet a prototype unit to demonstrate at last week’s Microsoft TechED, and he has put together a video demonstration of this device.If the eventual shipping version of this laptop is like the prototype, it will run Windows Vista Business on an Intel Santa Rosa A110 processor. It will have 1GB DDR2 RAM and a 40 GB hard drive.When running Windows Mobile 6 Professional, the Shift will use a 400 MHz processor from Qualcomm, and include 64 MB of RAM and 128 MB of ROM. Ortega makes it clear why HTC is offering the option to run Windows Mobile in a Vista device: battery life. The HTC Shift will last for three hours on a single charge when running Vista, while Ortega says its battery life running Windows Mobile will be more than 5 days.Interestingly enough, the page on HTC’s web site about this model still says nothing about offering Windows Mobile support.A 34-minute video preview of the Shift can be found on Uber Tablet.This mini-laptop will have a tablet design with a QWERTY keyboard hidden behind its 7-inch touchscreen. When the screen is slid aside to expose the keyboard, it will flip up at an angle.The Shift will function as a quad-Band GSM phone with GPRS and EDGE. It will also support the 3G cellular-wireless networking standards UMTS and HSDPA in the frequencies used in the U.S. and Europe.For short-range wireless networking it will include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0.” via brighthand.com

HTC Iris (S640) approved by FCC

fring adds ICQ support“HTC Iris has been cleared by the FCC, and we can expect it hitting the CDMA carriers soon — most probably Sprint and/or Verizon. The full QWERTY keyboard equipped Iris — also known as S640 — is quite compact device, hence it has a 2.4″ QVGA screen. It also boasts 256MB ROM and 64MB RAM, Bluetooth, WiFi, gpsOne, 2 MP camera, and microSD expansion slot. For smooth user experience there’s Windows Mobile 6 Standard edition, which runs on top of Qualcomm MSM7500 400 MHz processor. Best of all, it’s a 3G device sporting 1xEVDO Rev. A — meaning you’ll be able to quickly download all the files you need from the Web.” via intomobile.com