Big review of Acer n300 at!

I may be repeating myself but the display is just wonderful. If you manage to detach your eyes from it, you will discover a few more elements on the front panel, including two status indicators above the display (the left-hand one shines blue and indicates wireless activity, the other shines green to notify of system events), and four user-definable buttons and a miniature joystick below the display. The buttons can be assigned one action each. A mini-joystick and four buttons – what a gamer can wish for! Unfortunately, the solution is not ideal, on the contrary. Besides the fact that the joystick is not very sensitive, it does not support diagonal directions that are required in many games. You do not need to regret that considered the not very impressive graphics performance of the device but more on that later. The buttons are OK, though.” Read this review here:

Frutakia for WM2003 & WM2005 updated to v1.4

From the makers of ‘PaintBall’, a new, fun & extra addicting puzzle game that will also sucks you in and won’t let you go until you’ve wasted all of your time! ‘Frutakia’ uses the ‘casino slots idea’ and turns it into an original & fun game.• Game Objective:You must make groups of 3 or more same fruits/items at any direction! There are 5 different fruits and 2 different items. ‘Blanks’ can also appear.The ‘bell’ scores more points than the fruits and the ‘super item’ scores the most! —08/Feb/2006 UPDATE (1.4) —* Windows Mobile 2005 tuned.* Treo 700w tuned.* Support for 480×480 resolutions.* Bug fixed in CAB installer. Check it here:

Motorola Unveils Latest RAZR Slim Phone Z

Motorola’s latest slim phone model ZMotorola, the world’s second-largest cell phone vendor, Wednesday took the wraps off a slim slider phone, which it claims is the ultimate evolution of its hot seller RAZR.The 14.8-millimeter-thick model, codenamed Z to show its concept _ the final version of the ultra-thin phone series, was designed and developed in Korea. As a result, the sleek model was first disclosed in Korea unlike its high-profile predecessor RAZR, a clamshell-type phone that hit the local shops last year only after a big success in the global arena.“This is the thinnest among many slider phones available here but it by no means lacks applications compared to other handsets,’’ Gill Hyun-chang, chief executive at Motorola Korea, said.Indeed, the model is outfitted with a 2.2-inch screen, a mega-pixel digital camera and an MP3 player on top of highly customized user interfaces provided on a metal keypad. Motorola plans to market the Z through SK Telecom, the country’s primary mobile carrier, this month with a price tag between 500,000 won and 600,000 won. Despite the upbeat expectation of Motorola, some raise suspicions whether or not it will repeat the notable success of RAZR, for which demands once outstripped its supplies. The first and foremost hitch they present is that the Z cannot savor the status of the pioneer because slim sliders are currently flooding the market. By contrast, the 14.5-millimeter-thick RAZR was the first wafer-thin handset in the market when it debuted last June and its popularity prompted other domestic producers to roll out copycat products. via

Samsung SMU D110 PMP with DMB

Korean mobile phones continue to feature DMB TV capabilities while portable media players haven’t really changed much, the inevitable has happend, Samsung has integrated DMB in their latest SMU-D110 PMP.The small handheld can receive DMB signals, but it can also work as a standard PMP. A 2.4 inch 320 x 240 display makes the TV look great, I’m sure. When not watching DMB, the SMU-D110 is just another PMP. Memory is flexible thanks to the TransFlash slot as well as Bluetooth to cut out the need for ugly wires. Of course, this device will only be available in Korea. It will be interesting, though, to see how it goes. On one hand, it seems like it could be difficult to break into the market when so many phones are offering DMB and Samsung and others are adding DMB to cameras and everything else with a screen. People may not want to add another device to the gear bag when they don’t need to. On the other hand, the screen is bigger than what you would get on a phone, so it might just tickle your viewing fancy a bit better. via

The fastest 1GB Micro Memory Card on the market

Samsung proudly presents their new Micro Card, and they claim its the fastest on the market. They back that statement up by giving a comparison between this new card and a MicroSD, that offers a writing speed of 2.04MB/s, while this MMCMicro by Samsung offers 7.12MB/s.Samsung Electronics Develops Fastest GigaByte Micro Memory CardSeoul, Korea – February 9, 2005: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has developed the fastest micro memory card with a gigabyte of density, for use in small cell phones, digital cameras and MP3 players. High demand for the high-speed 1 GB MMCmicroTM card is expected from cell phone manufacturers because of its compelling combination of features: speed, capacity, size and reduced power consumption.The new 1 GB MMCmicro, at 7.12 MBs per second, writes 3.5 times as fast as other micro cards being sold today. It can store 20 five-megapixel pictures in 11 seconds, while other cards take up to 30 seconds, or even longer, to do the same.”The card is large enough to store 15 hours of mobile video and fast enough to download 90 minutes of it in under two minutes,” said Don Barnetson, Associate Director, Flash Marketing, Samsung Semiconductor., USA. Samsung’s new MMCmicro comes with a dual voltage of 1.8 volts and 3.3V. The lower voltage version reduces power consumption 82 percent over other micro-sized cards. An adapter allows the card to be plugged into any multimedia card slot.The card – the size of a fingernail (12mmx14mmx1.1mm) – houses four NAND flash memories and a controller.The Dataquest semiconductor research firm said that the global MMCmicro market will expand by 81 percent cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2005 and 2010, from 4 million units last year to 77 million units in 2010, while the overall MultiMediaCard market grows by about 9 percent CAGR from 65 to 100 million units.The 1 GB MMCmicro will be commercially available in the third quarter of 2006.

MobileTechReview Reviews the GPS Enabled Asus MyPal A636

Sda“Looks-wise, the A636 has a face that only a mother could love. For those of you who’ve been long time Pocket PC users, the A636 reminds me of the old Casio E-200. Despite its unabashedly gray rectangular looks and reasonable bulk, the unit is actually extremely well designed and thought out. It works equally well in portrait and landscape modes (nice for mapping), has a slim GPS receiver panel that folds flush into the back of the PDA and sports large, easy-to-use when driving controls. It might not have the stylish good looks of the non-GPS ASUS A730w, but its ergonomics are excellent. The large 3/4″ speaker grille faces front and ensures that you’ll hear voice guidance in the car, and the A636 has both a directional pad and an application launcher pad that’s arranged much like a d-pad for easy use” Read this review here:

Universal Display created flexible color OLED display

Universal Display has created the proto of a flexible color OLED display. The proto is based on flexible metallic foil. It supports ordinary images and video as well. The display has a 4” diagonal and 0.1 mm of width. It weighs about 6 g. To compare, ordinary glass LCD with similar specs are 1-1.5 mm thick and weigh 20-30 g.According to Universal Display the use of foil instead of glass decreases thickness and weight and also increases strength greatly and improves temperature specs of displays. Such features are very important for phones, handhelds and notebooks. Besides it becomes possible to make gadgets, which can be carried, for example, on arms like PDA-bracelets. The company intends to show the proto at USDC (United States Display Consortium) conference in Phoenix. via

Hockey World Championship is out for Palm OS!

Hockey: World Championship – this is the first and the only 5 on 5 ice hockey simulator game for Palm OS! You can now play a real game of ice hockey. The game includes all the countries – participants of the real world hockey championship. There are two play modes available – championship and single play. This is a must-have game for every owner of a PalmOS handheld! This is a real sports simulator for PalmOS Features: – Realistic game physics, players motions, ice slides – 2 types of game: championship and quick game – 5 players vs 5 players – Sound effects and music – Full advanced statistics – User-friendly interface – Great 3D graphics – Scrolling ice field – Tutorial mode – Palm AI

Sprite Backup 5.0 Released for Pocket PC

Click for larger image Sprite Backup is the best way to back up and restore all the information you wish to keep on your mobile device. It is safe, easy to install, simple to use and is the proven choice world wide.New features or enhancements include:• Reliable backup and restore of Exchange synchronized mail messages. Earlier versions could back up Outlook synchronized messages, but those from Exchange would cause problems after the restore, preventing server sync.• Performance improvements. In running a very quick test of the backup process, my JasJar was backed up, just over 29MB of data, in under 2 minutes! This included encrypting and compressing the data. It took nearly 5 minutes for the same amount of data on my old PDA2K.• Automatic restore after a hard reset. This could be very valuable in the field. Just configure your employees’ device to auto-restore should a hard reset happen. Of course, you should weigh the security concerns surrounding that for your particular organization.• Autobackup to your PC on the first ActiveSync connection of the day. via

TMobile SDA review at!

Sda“Starting the phone up takes about 40 seconds, but it’s worth the wait for the power within. As a quad-band worldphone, the SDA can make calls anywhere from Toledo to Tashkent. It gets very good reception, though voices were a bit harsher and less precise than we’d have liked, and there’s a big background-noise transmission problem in noisy environments. MP3 ringtones sounded good, and the earpiece volume was acceptable if not very loud. The speakerphone was too quiet to use outdoors, though it works acceptably indoors. (That’s odd because the media player can really blare, much louder than the speakerphone.) We actually got clearer sound through a Plantronics Voyager 510 Bluetooth headset than we did through the phone’s built-in earpiece.” Read this review here: