Mio plans to launch 3G GPS PDA phones in 2008

iskoot-p1i “Taiwan-based GPS navigation device maker Mio Technology is expected to expand its product mix to include 3G GPS PDA phones in the second half of 2008, according to market sources.Mio’s move is a countermeasure against the strategy adopted by a number of handset vendors, including High Tech Computer (HTC), Asustek Computer, E-Ten Information Systems and BenQ, who have all extended their smartphone product lines to include 3G GPS smartphones, the sources noted.Mio’s 3G GPS PDA phone is expected to be built using the 3.5G platform from Qualcomm and will feature integrated application services, including photo navigation, TMC (traffic message channel) and LBS (location base service), indicated the sources.Rival GPS vendor Garmin reportedly has been seeking cooperation with handset makers, and the company is expected to roll out its own-brand GPS handsets in the near future, speculated the sources.” via digitimes.com

Nokia ESeries and why it never made it on the market

“Only on very rare occasions do we need to write a special piece aka preface for a handset review so as to take a good look at some concepts or current market state. And the Nokia E51 just happens to be one of these devices – this phone is unique in terms of its features table and what hopes Nokia holds for it. As a matter of fact, this is the first device among those that should bring the ESeries back to its original path. The Nokia E51 is very untypical of this maker and was brought to life only by meagre sales of the ESeries-branded offerings in general – had it been otherwise, it would have threatened sales of both feature phones and smartphones. So what has driven Nokia into such position and why this phone is so special? ” Read this interesting article here:

Treobble adds iPhone like contacts to Palm OS devices

Treobble lets you rapidly scroll, select and dial (message and email too) numbers by swiping across the screen. The latest version of Treobble can be downloaded here: (PRC | ZIP). The latest version of this user manual can be viewed online here. HotSync or copy Treobble.PRC to your Treo phone. You can launch Treobble from the Treo Home listing. Treobble should work as described with the Treo 600, Treo 650, Treo 700p, Treo 680, Treo 755p and the Palm Centro Smartphones. Treobble has been developed and tested on the Cingular Treo 650 (Unlocked) with the latest updater (Updater: 1.17, Firmware: 01.51, Software: via intomobile.com