“The long awaited and perpetually rumored Treo 800w has made an appearance on a leaked slide from a possible Sprint smartphone roadmap. Originating from a forum post at the SprintUsers.com message board, the slide (if indeed accurate) shows the Treo 800w may debut sometime in July and includes a few device features. Assuming the leaked Sprint roadmap is accurate, the listed specs coincide perfectly with most of the earlier reports of the device’s specs: Palm’s first device with WM6 standard, its first 320×320 Windows Mobile product, Palm’s first wi-fi and GPS-enabled smartphone, and its first EVDO Rev.A device of any kind. The only rumor that seems to be dispelled by this roadmap is that the 800w is destined to ship with Windows Mobile 6.1 standard.Another interesting detail mentioned in the leaked image is that both camera and camera-free versions of the device will be available, something that is always a good sign for individuals working in government positions or in areas with heightened security concerns.No word as of yet on pricing or if the device will be a Sprint exclusive for an undisclosed period of time. One questionable aspect of the leaked roadmap image is that it claims this device is the successor the Treo 700w. The 700w has the dubious distinction of being Palm’s first Windows Mobile-based product and was an exclusive to Verizon Wireless; to date, only its beefed-up 700wx successor has been available on Sprint. Prior to today’s surprising find, the most concrete evidence of the 800w’s existence was a slide image from Bill Gates’ keynote at CES 2008 in January that showed what definitely appears to be the 800w. ” via palminfocenter.com
Sling Media, Inc., a digital lifestyle products company, today announced SlingPlayer Mobile for UIQ on Symbian OS, bringing the best mobile TV experience to this popular smartphone platform. The company will showcase its new software at the Symbian booth (# 4855, Hall N4) at the CTIA Wireless Show in Las Vegas, NV April 1 – 3 2008. Separately, Sling Media is announcing that its existing SlingPlayer Mobile for S60 on Symbian OS will soon support Nokia’s popular N95 8GB, which will also be demonstrated at CTIA. With today’s announcements, Sling Media adds to the already robust smartphone support it offers its customers and gives Slingbox owners the ability to watch and control their home TV using even more of the most popular smartphones available in the U.S. and in Europe. Sling Media expects to release SlingPlayer Mobile for UIQ worldwide this summer and expects the new version of SlingPlayer Mobile for S60 to be available this spring.”We are excited to expand our support for Symbian smartphones, providing customers with the best possible mobile TV experience. With over two-and-a-half billion global 3G and WiFi connections the market potential for mobile TV is huge,” said Blake Krikorian, co-founder and CEO of Sling Media. “In order to meet this growing desire for mobile TV, we will continue to expand the availability of SlingPlayer Mobile to as many platforms and devices as possible. Adding SlingPlayer Mobile to such a cutting edge platform as UIQ on Symbian OS is a great step forward in expanding user accessibility to their home TV set-up.”The personalized mobile TV experience for smartphones is enabled by the award-winning Slingbox, which allows customers to watch and control their home TV on an Internet-connected Mac or PC as well as a range of mobile phone platforms including Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, Palm OS and coming soon, BlackBerry.Sling Media expects to support the following UIQ handsets at launch and will continue to expand handset support thereafter.
A full list of compatible smartphones for all SlingPlayer Mobile-supported platforms can also be found at http://www.slingmedia.com/go/spm-requirements.“SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian smartphones extends the reach of home TV viewing to a user’s phone with the same diverse line-up of viewable content. We’re excited to have the SlingPlayer experience delivered to UIQ — it’s fast, it’s fun, and it offers an enjoyable user experience,” said Jerry Panagrossi, Vice President and General Manager of North American Operations, Symbian.SlingPlayer Mobile gives Slingbox customers their entire home TV experience, including local channels, local sports teams, video on demand, pay per view, etc. Any program that you can watch on your sofa back home, you can now watch via a PC or Mac, as well as UIQ, Symbian S60, Palm OS, and Windows Mobile-based smartphones anywhere you can get an Internet connection (3G Cellular or WiFi). In addition, SlingPlayer Mobile users can also control their home digital video recorder (DVR) to watch recorded shows, pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV and even program and watch new recordings while away from home.SlingPlayer Mobile does not require a monthly fee or other recurring charges. Slingbox customers simply need to purchase SlingPlayer Mobile for a one-time charge of $29.99 US, $34.99 Canadian dollars or £19.99 Inc VAT British pounds. All versions of SlingPlayer Mobile include a 30-day free trial and can be purchased at www.slingmedia.com.
“Smartphones have long been considered bulkier than feature phones, but this paradigm has been changing as of late, so the margins between them are getting slimmer with the Sony Ericsson G700, conforming with the trend at 106x49x13 mm, and 103 grams (while the Sony Ericsson P1i measured 106x55x17mm). This phone, which is the name we will be using for the G700 throughout this review, for convenience, readily slips into just about any pocket, thanks its decent proportions.” Read more here: