Moving from Palm to Symbian/S60: PIM Data Fun

Sp3220070418134139“After many years as a Palm OS user, I recently switched to a Nokia N75 smartphone running Symbian/S60. This is a big undertaking, and I know it’s one plenty of other people are contemplating too, so I’m doing a series of editorials on my experiences. Today I’ll be concentrating on wirelessly synchronizing Personal Information Management (PIM) data. This bit of moving from my very familiar Treo to the Nokia N75 has been a good bit more trouble than it should have been. As a PDA veteran, I know all about just syncing information from one device to another, but my situation is a bit unique in that I generally don’t sync PIM data. The only time I see HotSync is when I need to backup my data before a trip. Otherwise, everything is synced to an Microsoft Exchange Server.” Read more here:

Motorola RIZR Z8 Review: Slide and bend

“The RIZR Z8 is currently available in black only, but market success will surely bring out alternative color versions. To not let the subdued conservative black smother the dazzling personality of this handset, designers chose to perk it up with a fluorescent green trim, which goes well with the interface background. Luckily, most of the surface is matt – the only troublesome areas are the display and the mirror-like coating on the back. This designer solution would be welcome by many. The slick KRZR is a lovely sight but how long will it stay clean? With the Z8, wiping the screen and the back every now and then will keep it as good as new.As we already mentioned, RIZR stands for slider in the Motorola language, though with the Z8, sliding has a twist to it and that’s not just a punchline. Pioneering a unique form factor, the sliding action in Z8 is coupled with a bend, curving the handset’s body inwards. This eccentric design comfortably wraps the handset around your face, but at the same time eats up the headroom for the top row of keys on the alphanumeric keypad.” Read more here:

HTC reports financial results of 2007!

“HTC has summed up the results of December 2007, 4Q 2007 and the whole 2007. It reports NT$11379 million of total revenues in December and NT$118592 million over the year (self-assessed by HTC). The year on year growth accounted for 11.73%. According to the company, its net income before taxes exceeded NT$ 32 million and income after taxes made up NT$ 29 million in 2007. In its turn EPS (earnings per share) reached NT$ 56.11 (before taxes) and NT$50.44 (after taxes).” via

ETEN announced the Glofiish X650!

E-TEN Information Systems has announced the Glofiish X650, the company’s latest Pocket PC Phone to offer the benefits of all-in-one connectivity, VGA display, and an ultra-compact form factor. E-TEN first introduced the option for a VGA display in May and since then has added several more models to its product lineup aimed at different customer needs. The latest X650 is designed to appeal to those seeking a compact, full-featured device that is also affordable.A VGA display offers several significant benefits to the user. The greater resolution (four times higher than that of a typical Pocket PC Phone) enables a larger proportion of a document, calendar, map, or web page etc. to be displayed on screen at once, increasing productivity. Additionally, the higher pixel density means that text appears sharper and easier to read while pictures and video appear more detailed. VGA is set to become one of the key specifications for Pocket PC Phones in the coming year.The Glofiish X650 features E-TEN’s all-in-one connectivity solution comprising of worldwide GSM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The device all comes preloaded with E-TENs exclusive software suite including Mobile Shell, Namecard Manager and Backup Utility as well as Microsoft Office Mobile, Windows Live and other utilities.Specifications of the X650 include a Samsung SC3 processor at 500Mz, 256MB ROM, 2-megapixel auto-focus camera, FM Tuner, and FM Transmitter (subject to region). Dimensions of the handset are an ultra-compact 107 x 58 x 14.7mm with a weight of just 139g.The Glofiish X650 is offered in two color choices, black and purple, and should be available worldwide in two to three weeks.