Mio Technology Announces New Mio DigiWalker A702 GPS PDA Phone

A leading maker of GPS devices, Mio Technology, announces its much anticipated successor to the Mio DigiWalker A701, the sleek Mio DigiWalker A702 GPS PDA phone. The multipurpose A702 features the latest Windows Mobile 6 Professional operating system. Offering all-in-one capabilities in one compact and slim device, including those of a 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS navigation system, Quad-band phone, and PDA, the A702 is the perfect companion for business users.3.2 megapixel CameraBusiness travelers no longer need to worry about the quality of photos taken with a GPS PDA phone! With a built-in 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, the A702 is ready to capture crisp photos and videos on the go. The A702 is also equipped with geotagging, providing a new approach to taking and sharing photos. Also equipped with a business card scanner function, A702 does away with cumbersome inputting of long business address and contact details. Users can just scan a business card with the built-in camera and the A702 will do the rest. (note)GPS Navigation In addition to the latest 20-channel SiRFstarIII GPS receiver, the A702 is also equipped with quick positioning technology, which improves GPS start up times with ephemeris data downloaded via Wi-Fi or GPRS. Whether traveling on a train, automobile or on foot, users can know where they are at all times and plan the quickest routes to their intended destination. Turn-by-turn directions, visualized instructions and detailed maps, allow users to navigate a new city with ease and locate restaurants and other establishments via the Points of Interest (POI) search feature.Windows® Mobile 6 ProfessionalWindows® Mobile 6 Professional operating system offers new usability, manageability and security improvements not found on previous versions. It also offers a new more authentic PC-like Microsoft Office experience on mobile communication devices with the new mobile versions of Outlook®, Office Word®, Office Excel® and Office PowerPoint®. It also features Windows Live for Windows Mobile, providing access to Windows LiveT services.ConnectivityThe A702 helps users stay connected on the move with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connectivity. Whether synchronizing with other Bluetooth devices, such as a hands-free headset, or staying connected with business contacts and colleagues via Wi-Fi, the A702 will help users stay productive and informed. Specifications: CPU 200 MHz (TI OMAP 850) GPS Chipset 20-channel SiRFstarIII Camera 3.2 megapixel with autofocus and LED flash GSM Networks GSM Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900), GPRS, EDGE Display 2.7″ Anti-glare TFT Wi-Fi 802.11b+g Bluetooth® V2.0 USB V1.1 Memory Slot MicroSD, support HCSD Dimensions 110 x 57.5 x 16.5mm Weight 148 g Note: Business Card Scanner function supports for Western Europe, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong only.About Mio Technology Ltd (MTL)Mio Technology develops and markets products which enable users to take advantage of the latest developments in mobile services. The company was established in May 2002 and now has operations in Taiwan, mainland China, Europe, North America, Australia, Japan and South Korea. Mio Technology currently employees 1,200+ employees worldwide and sells and markets its products in over 47 countries and territories. Mio Technology offers a wide array of mobile navigation products, which today includes, car navigation systems, handheld navigation systems, GPS PDA phones and GPS PDAs, all designed to enable people to explore and discover the world around them. Mio Technology is among the world’s top three vendors of mobile devices with integrated GPS.

Palm’s upcoming European Treo 500 revealed!

“Well look what we have here, a shiny new image of the Palm Treo 500, nee the Palm Gandolf, which will be announced officially on Sept. 12th. Things that we have confirmed now: It’s not as ugly as the PalmOS Centro and it thankfully a bit wider, making typing easier 3G, thank the lord, though no word if it’s HSPDA or UMTS for sure (put your money on HSDPA) Windows Mobile 6 Standard Edition (i.e. no touch screen, a first for Palm) It’s a Treo, the Treo 500.We’re happy to see that Palm is keeping the “Treo” moniker on it, contrary to recent rumblings. We’re also happy to see that it’s being called the Treo 500 – sorta makes sense since many consider a non-touchscreen device to be less powerful than touchscreen brethren. Sadly, the screen here is dark, so we don’t know yet if Palm has cooked in any of their fabled UI improvements onto Windows Mobile Standard or not. Update: When it rains, it pours, Alles Windows Mobile has specs: A reliable source informed us that Palm is to announce the new Treo 500v very soon. It will run Windows Mobile 6, will come with a 240×320 screen, has 150MB of memory and communication will be possible using UMTS. The expansion slot will be Micro-SD, just like the Treo 750. The dimensions are slighly less than the Treo 750: 61x110x16mm, and also the camera (2.0MP) and Bluetooth (v2.0) are slighly better. The device will be available in grey and white. Also notable is that the Vodafone version looks to be a Treo 500v, like the Vodafone Treo 750v.” via wmexperts.com

A Customisable FREE Launcher for Symbian UIQ 3 is here!

“UIQ 3 users have been longing for something llike this since the beginning. GDesk by Gary Leach is a very customisable desktop/launcher application which can be set to replace the built-in launcher (i.e. the P990’s Activity Menu). Oh, and it also has a nice little Calendar plug in to show appointments for ‘quick view’, supports multiple pages, page backgrounds, and more! Link and screenshot after the break. Although it is still in very early beta, currently at version 0.10, GDesk is fully functional and promises a richer user experience. On the P990, it supports flip closed mode too. Let’s hope the developer continues improving it and fills the missing UIQ 3 links left by Tracker and Handy Day from the days of UIQ 2.” via allaboutsymbian.com Check this great program here:

Review of Bluetooth watch Sony Ericsson MBW 150

“Not long ago Sony Ericsson announced its new watch model, the MBW-150. The rumors that the company was to release a great number of models in one place didn’t prove true, we got only one gadget in different getups, and it seems, adjusted to different SE-branded line-ups. Each modification has its own name, such as Classic Edition (leather band and black-and-white face), Executive Edition (steel band, black-and-white face), Music Edition (rubber band and black-white-orange face). All models have identical casings, compared to the MBW-100 its dimensions and weight have become more comfortable (i.e. they have been diminished a bit). The design has also undergone some changes, the front fascia has acquired rounded lines instead of that old barrel-esque shape, and in principle the MBW-150 is more eye-catching than its predecessor, although so far I have met only the “Music” edition in person, which is being reviewed today.” Read more here: