ASUS P527 communicator for travel

“ASUS has unveiled a GPS-enabled communicator P527. The manufacturer highlights wide capabilities and the support of both multimedia and business functionality. Being a candy bar device ASUS P527 is packed in a silver aluminum shell. The communicator is powered by Windows Mobile 6 Professional. One of the key features is the Travelog – the user can save and blog trip events: images, routes, points of interest and so on. The function is compatible with Google Earth. In addition there is GPS Catcher (quickly locates the user position and sets the route) and location Courier (user’s position is regularly sent to a specified phone book contact).The specs of ASUS P527: Networks – GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz OS – Windows Mobile 6 Professional CPU – TI OMAP 850 (200 MHz) Display – 2.6” touchscreen, 240×320 pixels, 65K colors 128 MB flash-ROM, 64 MB SDRAM MicroSD-slot (SDHC) Built-in GPS-receiver on SiRF III J2ME support Camera – 2-megapixel with auto focus and business card recognition Audio – MP3, WMA, AAC Video – MPEG4, H.263 Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, USB 1.1, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR Battery – Li-Ion 1300 mAh Talk time – 4-5 hours Standby time – up to 150-200 hours Dimensions – 113x58x15.4 mm Weight – 129 g” via

Palm and Handhelds: The Writing Is on the Wall

“A few months ago, I wrote an editorial asking for peoples’ thoughts on what the next traditional handheld from Palm, Inc. ought to look like.At that time, I promised to write a followup editorial compiling everyone’s suggestions. I never did this, and I want to explain why: I am now convinced that Palm will never release another traditional handheld. Ever.I’m basing this on several statements from company executives, both public and private. Palm CEO Ed Colligan talks regularly about the demand for traditional handhelds declining into a “soft landing”. What he means is that he expects sales of devices like the Palm TX and Tungsten E2 to gradually drop off until they reach zero. Palm isn’t going to replace these handhelds with new ones, it’s hoping to transition their users into smartphones. A senior director put it to me like this: in Palm’s opinion, a $100 smartphone is a better device in every way than a $100 handheld.This same person — Joe Fabris, Senior Director for Wireless Solutions at Palm — pointed out that the company has to concentrate its limited resources on its key products, smartphones.So there it is; there isn’t going to be a TX2. Palm has decided this would be a niche product and an unnecessary distraction away from its focus on smartphones. ” Read more here:

ASUS P750 GPS communicator for business

“ASUS has introduced a GPS-communicator P750, which started as a rumor in July. The new device is positioned as a business solution meant for corporate users, who need a mobile device with GPS-functionality. The P750 can work in 3G networks and has all the specs of an up-to-date communicator. The device is peculiar for Ur Time function – time in different cities and town on the Today screen. Besides there is an integrated camera, which helps recognizing business cards.The specs of ASUS P750:
Networks – GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 2100 MHz (HSDPA 3.6 Mbps)
OS – Windows Mobile 6 Professional
CPU – Marvell PXA270M 520 MHz
Display – 2.6” touchscreen, 240×320 pixels, 65K colors
256 MB flash-ROM, 64 MB SDRAM
MicroSD-slot (SDHC)
Built-in GPS-receiver on SiRF III
J2ME (CLDC 1.1 + MIDP2.0)
3-megapixel camera with auto focus
Frontal VGA-camera
Audio – MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, 3GP
Video – MPEG4, H.263
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, USB 1.1, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Li-Ion 1300 mAh
Talk time – up to 6 hours
Standby time – up to 240 hours
Dimensions – 113x58x17.4 mm
Weight – 130 g” via

Toshiba Portege G900 review PC in your pocket

“The Toshiba Portege G900 measures 119 x 61 x 21.5 mm and weighs a good 198 g. Just to give you a size perspective, the highly popular back in its day Qtek 9100 (and its derivatives i-mate K-JAM, O2 XDA mini S, T-Mobile MDA Vario) measures 109 x 58 x 23 mm. That makes the G900 almost identical in size, save for the extra centimeter of height. Of course it also weighs 30 g more. Yet, compared to feature phones, the size and weight are monstrous.” Read more here:

Its what cameras have become the new Nokia N82

“Nokia unveils the Nokia N82, the latest multimedia computer optimized for photography, navigation and internet connectivity. With the tools to discover the places and moments worth capturing, and the capabilities to capture and share them instantaneously, the Nokia N82 offers photography enthusiasts an enhanced camera experience.The Nokia N82 enables you to explore your surroundings and find your way with navigation and routing; document your adventures with the high quality imaging capabilities; and instantly share your experiences with one click upload to the web. Featuring A-GPS, 5 megapixel camera, Xenon flash, Carl Zeiss optics and internet connectivity, the Nokia N82 also incorporates all the multimedia computer features common to Nokia Nseries. Like its predecessor the Nokia N95, the Nokia N82 is the latest epitome of a truly converged device that is not one thing but is many. “The evolution of camera capabilities in mobile devices has been extremely fast over the past years. With the Nokia N82 we have reached such a superior level in image quality, speed and ease of use that not only does it outperform any other cameraphone on the market, but it’s also a very credible alternative for single purpose digital still cameras,” says Satu Ehrnrooth, head of Nokia Nseries Cameras Category, Multimedia, Nokia. “In addition to the high-end camera, the Nokia N82 also enables you to navigate and discover new places, enjoy your music, browse the web, play games, chat online and be part of the global web 2.0 community wherever you go. Thanks to the wireless broadband connectivity, convergence and yet again increased performance, the Nokia N82 is all you need in your pocket!”Discover the worldThe powerful A-GPS and preinstalled* Nokia Maps help you explore and locate new places, whether in another country or just around the corner. All Nokia N82 standard sales packages come with a free voice guided navigation trial*, and you can purchase additional features, such as city guides and longer subscription to the navigation.With access to more than 15 million points of interest, you can locate and navigate to the most interesting sights, bars or restaurants wherever you are. You can also send map excerpts and routes to friends by MMS or save map screen shots to the gallery.Capture your experiencesWith a 5 megapixel camera, powerful Xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics, the Nokia N82 delivers remarkably vivid photographs, even in low-light conditions. Fast camera activation, autofocus with a dedicated autofocus assist lamp, fast reloading between shots and DVD-like quality video capture make it a truly convenient and credible tool for capturing and telling your life stories.Thanks to the 2GB microSD card in the standard Nokia N82 sales package*, you can store up to 900 high-resolution photos or up to 84 minutes of high quality video on the device.”The Nokia N82 gives the best ever camera and navigation experience in one stylish premium device. Just imagine what kind of possibilities this will open up and how much richer your every day life experiences can be! The sophisticated design and glossy looks appeal to men and women who are conscious of their style and want to impress with the latest in technology,” Satu Ehrnrooth continues.Share your storiesWith high speed Wi-Fi connectivity and one-click upload to online communities, the Nokia N82 makes sharing your experiences and discoveries easy. When viewing a picture or video, simply one press of a button starts uploading it while you carry on using the device for other purposes. Or you can impress your friends with multimedia slideshows – complete with music and effects – on the high resolution display or on a compatible TV.The Nokia N82 comes with the new content driven 3D multimedia menu and includes a convenient orientation sensor that rotates the user interface automatically between horizontal and portrait mode. For quick and easy access to entertainment content, the Nokia N82 also supports the Ovi family of Nokia internet services, including Nokia Music Store, N-Gage games** and Nokia Maps.The Nokia N82 is available now in key markets with an estimated, pre-tax, unsubsidized sales price of approximately 450 euros.Nokia will host a virtual launch event today, Wednesday, November 14, 2007 beginning at 2pm Finnish time/1pm CET. You can access the virtual launch event at: The webcast will also be available for view on demand afterwards.The full specifications are here.*Sales package contents may vary by market and/or network operator/service provider.**The N-Gage service is expected to go live later this year.