Samsung SGH i617 (BlackJack II) approved by FCC

“Released for AT&T, the Samsung Blackjack II is the successor to the Blackjack, an thin and lightweight QWERTY smartphone. Delivering a Windows Mobile operating system, the Blackjack II offers a complete package of email, voice, and entertainment in one device. Flexible mobile email through Microsoft’s Windows Mobile software, advanced mobile phone technology, and rich multimedia capabilities, make the Blackjack II is a fully-loaded device designed for seamless connectivity.Samsung Blackjack II (I617) Features
GSM quad-band and HSDPA dual-band technologies for communication around the globe
Operates under the Win Mobile 6 platform with Pocket versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Internet Explorer Mobile, and Office Outlook Mobile to send emails
Bluetooth wireless technology allows users to go truly wireless and discreet with friends and co-workers, and connect the Blackjack II to a computer and printer without cables
Integrated MP3 Player and Video Media Player to play favorite songs right on the phone
Store additional pictures, videos, and songs on the phones removable microSD memory card
HSDPA technology for high-speed data transmission with WAP 2.0 compliant browser” via

Taiwan STAG unveils handheld notebook prototype called the MTube!

“The Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG) of Taiwan’s Executive Yuan on October 8 unveiled a prototype handheld notebook, the MTube, with the aim of pushing the MTube into commercial production starting 2009, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.The handheld MTube, is powered by a 1GHz CPU and chipsets from VIA Technologies and is equipped with a 2.8-inch display from Toppoly Optoelectronics. The device can perform normal notebook functions under the Linux OS, the EDN quoted data from the STAG. The MTube also has WiMAX connectivity, utilizing WiMAX solutions developed by Accton Wireless Broadband (AWB), the paper added.MTube handheld notebook specifications:CPU 1GHz x86 OS Linux Display 2.8-inch touch panel (640×480) Hard disc 8G Battery life 4-hour Dimension 8.5×8.5×2 cm Weight 150g ” via