New Software Announced to Enhance P990 Smartphone

Sony Ericsson today revealed a host of unannounced applications and entertainment content features for its flagship Wi-Fi enabled UMTS smartphone, the P990. They include the details on supported push email partners, Anti-virus/Firewall and VPN clients for secure corporate business, Business card scanner and New entertainment content and features.Push EmailSecure, simple and fast access to email and the Internet are critical requirements for true office mobility, and this is an area where the P990 excels. The ability to access email and calendar while out of the office is critical for mobile executives as they no longer need to return to the office to perform this task. The P990 will support a range of push email services from the partners listed below (damn they dun miss any of the push email provider): AlteXia Ericsson Mobile Office (EMO) iAnywhere OneBridge Intellisync Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync RIM – BlackBerry Connect Seven Visto Standard Email – IMAP IDLE working on all standards compliant servers SecuritySony Ericsson has partnered with antivirus software giant McAfee to offer McAfee VirusScan and Firewall Mobile to further strengthen the P990’s email and web browsing security. This Try & Buy software provides scanning services on emails, attachments and web downloads for cellular communications, all to the same standard as its well known computer applications. Secure access to corporate networks completes the remote email story as Sony Ericsson offers a free VPN client powered by Certicom. Business Card ScannerCameras in phones have any number of business applications for capturing and sharing images. Creative minds have moved a few steps further by turning the P990’s 2 Megapixel with AutoFocus camera into a Business Card Scanner, using character recognition software to convert the scanned information from the card to Contacts on your P990.The large 2.8 inch QVGA (262K TFT) touch screen and large viewfinder help you to capture the full business card size in one go.EntertainmentThe P990’s suite of entertainment applications is supported by a 3D Hardware Accelerator and exciting 3D Java games such as Vijay Singh Pro Golf 2005 from Gameloft, which will lighten up the longest journeys together with a fully equipped music player that supports MP3, AAC and AAC+ formats, and includes a flight mode allowing the music player to be used when the phone is switched off.The P990 will be commercially available in Q2 2006. The variants will be: P990i Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) – GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa P990c Dual mode UMTS (2100MHz) – GPRS 900/1800/1900 for Mainland China. (Launch for mainland China dependant on availability of 3G services.)

Inventec Mercury a GSM communicator with Bluetooth and a QWERTY keyboard

Soon the Taiwanese company Inventec Corporation will launch to the market its GSM-communicator with Bluetooth and a QWERTY-keyboard. The model is called Mercury.nventec Mercury will have a touchscreen, the support of miniSD cards up to 4GB, and it will be supplied with Windows Mobile OS onboard. There will be installed Texas Instruments OMAP850 processor.

Samsung Unveils Mobile TV phone for Europe

Samsung unveils the SGH-P900, the Europe’s first T-DMB (Terrestrial Digital Media Broadcasting) phone, to lead mobile broadcasting service through the 2006 FIFA World Cup. SGH-P900 is truly an unique product combined of many multimedia features such as TV & radio capabilities, a 2 megapixel camera and a MP3 player.The SGH-P900 is successfully in operation as part of ongoing field trials in Germany and France. Samsung plans to launch the SGH-P900 in the second quarter of 2006 before the ‘2006 FIFA World Cup Germany’ gets underway, becoming the first handset manufacturer to handle the European T‑DMB standard.To receive TV signals, users can easily flip the 2.2″ TFT LCD screen to a horizontal position for optimal viewing. With a high resolution QVGA (240×320 pixels) screen with 262,144 colors, TV images are clear, crisp and flicker-free. The display shows up to 30 pictures per second, allowing users to enjoy a vivid live broadcasting as if they were at home.The SGH-P900 comes in a compact size of 92 x 49 x26 mm. Seamless connection with personal computers is guaranteed by a built-in USB port and Bluetooth functionality. It also supports TV-output function, online browser, personal information manager and series of office functions. The SGH-P900 also features all of the classic functions of a high quality GSM/GPRS mobile.Moreover, the 128MB user memory and the external memory let this innovative multimedia phone not just play, but also record and save TV broadcasts, videos and games. All of these add up to a whole lot of fun for soccer fans, who can print out their favorite goal moments or re-live match highlights in video format, even when the game is over. via

WayPoint Pocket Real Estate Edition: a GPS PDA specially for realtors

PictureDial Released for the Treo 650Mobile Crossing has released a handheld computer with GPS, WayPoint Pocket Real Estate Edition, which is designed for realtors. According to the company this is the first GPS-navigator with functions required by the real estate agents. As a matter of fact we have a special edition of WayPoint 200 released in summer.The device was created in collaboration with Pocket Real Estate, which is engaged in developing software and solutions, including Pocket Real Estate and Pocket Real Estate Wireless, leading applications to access MLS services from mobile phones and PDA.Due to the technology developed by Pocket Real Estate the new product can give voice step-by-step instructions on the route and has the full access to real estate lists of MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Besides it features full value functionality of a PDA powered by Windows Mobile. The recommended price for WayPoint Pocket Real Estate makes up $799.99 via

TodayPLUS 1.02 has been released fot Palm OS!

TodayPLUS 1.02 has been released with some changes, whatever they are? “…is customizable program to display a “Today” screen, much like what is available on a PPC. It uses a plug-in system to extend functions including Meena, a personal secretary/assistant.”Review: What an excellent program. I have been using several different launchers on my Tungsten C but always had to open my calender to see my scheduel. With this program I can chuck away all those other launchers. This program is worth every cent. It should be made standard by Palm (hint! hint! hint!).I love even the “Mate” “Meena Lee” is cool. Looking forward to the new mates in the future. It’s great to open your Palm and see a cool chick asking what she can do for you 😉 via

Rumor: Possible Image of the Treo 700p

Possible Treo 700p Image ~ Click for Larger A possible image of the next Palm OS Treo has been posted in the forums at TreoCentral. The image is what the poster claims is the Palm Treo 700p. The Treo pictured has the same basic form factor as the 700w with Sprint’s new branding.The imaged and details come from this thread on TreoCentral. The poster claims the unit has a EVDO data support, a 320×320 pixel display, a 1.3 megapixel camera with a 1280×1024 max resolution and 62.8 MB of free RAM. He also claims it runs Palm OS Garnet v5.4.9, and has PocketTunes, Blazer v4.5, Sprint TV and Documents to Go v8 built in. He also reports that it may have a 312mhz cpu, and performance seems faster than thre Treo 650. Remember to treat this as a unverified rumor. There is a very high likelihood that this could be a photoshopped image. via

Pocket LOOX C Series Live on the Fujitsu Siemens Site

The Pocket LOOX C Series has popped up on Fujitsu’s site “The Pocket LOOX C Series is the compact handheld from Fujitsu Siemens Computers. Its specially designed cabinet is small, light and stylish and fits in every pocket. Its brilliant VGA display enables convenient working on every location – indoor and outdoor. Outstanding security features like persistent store and secure device management protect your data everywhere.The smart worker will enjoy the outstanding connectivity of the Pocket LOOX – WLAN, IrDA and Bluetooth. Never miss any appointment again, manage your contacts, send and receive e-mails, and get connected with your office data while on the move.”
– Compact form factor in a stylish design – Outstanding VGA display – Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Premium Edition- Integrated Wireless LAN 802.11b/g Wi-Fi certified for mobile data access- Bluetooth V1.2 integrated- SD-I/O / MMC slot for additional applications (MP3 player, etc..) via

Rumor: first photos of HP iPAQ rw6828 leaked

Xda Atom is a very fascinating Pocket PC phone: it is the smallest Pocket PC phone in the world, it has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 2 megapixel camera and FM radio! Already now it already support stereo audio over Bluetooth too – one of few Pocket PC phones that support it now. Moreover O2 Asia is releasing ROM upgrades for this phone often. There is one problem though: Xda Atom is available officially at reasonable prices only at O2 Asia operator – in East Asia and Australia. It is not not available at O2 Europe, but it is also available in the remaining countries but very overpriced and only through online distributors… … so it is good news to learn that HP is going to re-brand Xda Atom and sell it under its own HP brand name – HP iPAQ rw6828. It looks like first photos of HP iPAQ rw6828 Pocket PC phone appeared here. These photos are blurry but they confirm what we knew before about this phone: it will be released in silver color and the display will have (typical for some HP iPAQ phones) dark display cover. All in all HP releasing Xda Atom is a very good news – we must only wait and see what feature set the HP iPAQ rw6828 will have – after all this will not be exactly Xda Atom but an adapation of this phone for HP… so its specifications are not final yet. via

Hand Reading Pro just released for Pocket PCs!

PictureDial Released for the Treo 650“It’s all in your hands!” This hand reading software will guide you to self-understanding with many simple and entertaining image tests.Learn Hand Analysis / Reading with your PDA.Surprise and impress your friends.Discover more about yourself.Entertain your family or even read other people’shands and know more about them.Hand Reading Pro Features:1) Tuned for 2003, 2003SE and 2005 devices.1) VGA, QVGA and Square (240×240. Eg: Treo 700w) resolutions.2) You can set up to 3 completely different users at the same time!3) Fully supports all newest pdas. (Treo 700w, VGA, WM2005) Click here for more:

N91 and E70 FCC approved N91 supports UPnP

The Nokia N91, the music focused phone with a hard disk, and the E70, the enterprise focused phone with a gulwing form factor, have been approved by the FCC. The documents available include internal pictures (where the N91’s hard disk is visible) and the user manuals. The N91 user manual reveals the N91 will innclude UPnP support and includes details on the Music Shop application which will allow users to download music over the air to their phones and the PC Music Sync (which uses Windows Media Player Highlights revealed from the manual about the music functionality of the phone include: Music Shop allowing purchase and download over the air from a client application. PC Sync of music files via Windows Media Player 11 (via USB Cable), including Janus DRM protected WMA files. View as a external hard disk and transfer files (via USB, Bluetooth or WiFi/WLAN). Creation and editing of equaliser presets. Creation and editing of playlists via the Music application on the phone. Edit details of music file (ID3 tags editing) via the Music application on the phone. Support for Album Art (including choosing your own image from the Phone’s Gallery application). Set as song as the ringtone of the phone.The Music Shop application is a generic ‘service type’ application and has settings that can be specified by the user (although these can be locked by an operator). This service/settings based architecture is similar to that used in SMS / MMS services. In most instances the user will use the default settings provided by an operator. However the Music Shop application is service agnostic, meaning it can be connected to any service which supports it. The music shop allows you to search for and download music to your N91 directly from the phone.Other new functionality of note includes: UPnP support which allows for the sharing of files (the extent of this functionality is not clear as it looks like a later addition to the manual [see indexes]). Universl Plug and Play will almost certainly facillitate the sharing of playlists and music talked about by Nokia at the phones launch. It should also allow you to play music from your N91 to your home WiFi provided it is UPnP compatiable (or has a UPnP adaptor). Flash Player allow playing of Flash Lite files which may include simple animation or videos or full fledged mobile applications (examples at the Flash Lite exchange). Support for SVG Graphics which are viewed in the Gallery application as Presentations. SVG Graphics are often used for maps and cartoons and maintain their appearance when viewed at different resoltuions.There also details on the usual S60 application including (deep breath) Messaging, Contacts, Calendar, Camera (max. image capture at 1600 x 1200, max. video capture at 352 x 288), Gallery, Services (not the newer KHTML based web browser), Real Player (video and audio), Recorder, Visual Radio, Notes, Log, Calculator, Converter, Voice Commands, Application Manager, IM (now supports saving of Chat transcripts), and Push To Talk.Of course the usual caveats apply – this is a draft manual and is subject to change, and your operator may remove some of the mentioned applications of functions.