Best Buy Sells Windows-Powered Asus Eee PC For Same Price

We already knew that Asus was going to start selling their Eee PC subnotebook computer with Windows XP pre-installed, but we didn’t know how much the Microsoft tax was going to be. As it turns, it’s zero. Hopping on over to the Best Buy website, you’ll find that the 4GB Eee PC with Windows XP […]

July 2008: Palm Treo 800w Coming to Sprint

Chalk this one up in the rumor column, but it seems that Spring is going to get its successor to the Palm Treo 700w this July. Appropriately named the Palm Treo 800w. this smartphone device is equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard and it gets its operating system courtesy of Microsoft. In case you didn’t […]

Confirmed: Windows Mobile 6.1 Powers Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1

We were already pretty certain that the Sony XPERIA X1 would get its operating system from Microsoft, but now we’ve received confirmation that the smartphone is powered by Windows Mobile 6.1. This is a small step forward for Sony Ericsson’s initial foray into the world of Windows Mobile and it’s a step in the right […]

Anti-iPhone Clone Powered by Windows Mobile 6

If the iPhone is known as the Jesus Phone, then I’m a little afraid to ask what you should be calling this iPhone clone. It’s like the complete opposite; they’ve even turned the Apple logo around so that the “bite” is taken out of the left side and not the right. Blasphemy, I say. Blasphemy! […]

Gigabyte M700 UMPC Runs Windows Vista Home Premium

Despite what some people may lead you to believe, the Asus Eee PC isn’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to ultraportable computing. Over at CeBIT in Germany, Gigabyte has just unveiled their new M700 UMPC. Like so many other mini-tablets before it, the Gigabyte M700 UMPC gets outfitted with a seven-inch (touchscreen?) display, […]

Asus GUI Gives Extreme Makeover to Windows Mobile 6.1 (Video)

One of the common complaints about Windows Mobile 6.1 is that while it may be reasonably functional, it’s far from being any sort of eye candy. Just as HTC did with their TouchFLO interface, Asus has designed a funky three-dimensional touchscreen user interface that lies overtop the Windows Mobile 6.1 core. This extreme makeover from […]

Sony Xperia X1 Still Slated For Late 2008 Release

There was a rumor floating around over the weekend that the HTC-produced HTC Xperia X1 super smartphone would be delayed until late 2009, much to the display of sliding QWERTY users around the world. Thankfully, Sony has come out and said that their new smartphone will not be delayed and it is still on schedule […]

Five More E’s: Kojinsha E8 Mini-Notebook PC

Clearly targeting a similar market as the hugely successful Asus Eee PC, the Kojinsha E8 mini-notebook actually has a few advantages over its Asus cousin. For starters, it’s the E8, giving it five more E’s than the Eee. Sorry, that was lame, but why else would Kojinsha so blatantly use the fifth letter of the […]

Toshiba G810 Does Not Mimic the iPhone

Instead, you could say that the Toshiba G810 bears more of a resemblance to the HTC Touch. It’s got a similar set of touch-sensitive controls beneath its touchscreen display, and like the HTC Touch, this thing comes powered by Windows Mobile 6 too. I think the biggest and most immediate difference you’ll find between the […]

Nokia Smartphones to be Powered by Windows Mobile Soon?

In Microsoft gets their way, we could be looking at a Windows Mobile-powered version of a Nokia N-Series smartphone some time soon. The software giant already has huge contracts with companies like HTC and Motorola, but they’d love to snatch up a huge partner like Nokia, which so happens to be the world’s largest phonemaker. […]

Asus Eee PC To Come Preloaded with Windows XP

One of the most popular mods for the Asus Eee PC is the installation of Windows XP. Soon, you won’t need to do the mod yourself, because the mini laptop will come with Microsoft love pre-installed. Asus North America has announced that they plan “to offer channel-wide availability of the Microsoft Windows XP-based Eee PC.” […]

MWG Zinc II Windows Mobile Phone Spec’d, Pic’d, Launched

While some people are perfectly satisfied with rather barebones mobile phones that can do little more than complete voice calls, there is a growing demographic that wants their handsets to do so many different things. There are music phones, camera phones, PDA phones… it seems like the push toward more functionality is definitely picking up […]

Is The ZTC 8898 Better Than the LG enV?

The form factor found on the Chinese-made ZTC 8898 mobile phone is eerily familiar, because it is nearly identical to the hugely popular LG enV. While in its closed position, you have access to a standard candybar-style cell phone, complete with small color display, five-way navigator, and a numeric keypad. When you flip it open […]

Toshiba Dynabook Satellite T31 Still Available With Windows XP

If you’ve been hesitant to do the Vista upgrade or maybe you’ve already upgraded to a more familiar experience. Whatever the case, it can be hard to find a new PC these days that comes pre-loaded with Windows XP. That said, they’re still out there. Take the recently announced Toshiba Dynabook Satellite T31 notebook computer. […]

Verizon unveils new XV6800 to replace XV6700

Verizon Wireless’ two year old XV6700 will be replaced today by the new XV6800. The first thing that that tells us is that Verizon has really boring names for their phones. The new phone, which is again made by UTStarcom, has a slide-out QWERTY form factor and runs on Windows Mobile 6. The new model […]

Run Windows XP on the Asus Eee PC

The little seven-inch mini-laptop is learning some new tricks. The Asus Eee PC can now be loaded with Windows XP instead of the custom Linux build that comes pre-installed. This switch makes perfect sense, considering that the Asus Eee PC rocks the same Intel Celeron processor as the Samsung Q1 UMPC. Whether you consider the […]

Leaked Picture of the Treo 800w For Sprint

After upgrading from the Treo 650 to the 700, you found yourself itching for the Treo 750. Get ready to scratch the itch to upgrade again, because here is the Palm Treo 800w and we have word that it will launch initially with Sprint in the USA. You’ll have to take this report with a […]

Microsoft Wants Windows Mobile Smartphones For Under $100

Everyone is talking about the iPhone. We’ve got iPhone hacks spewing in every which direction and iPhone accessories creeping out of the woodwork. Amidst all this ongoing iPhone buzz, Microsoft doesn’t want you to forget who is the world’s largest software maker. In fact, Bill Gates’ company is reportedly working on a series of Windows […]

FCC Slides the 3G Pantech C810 Mustang into Place

Slider phones are great because they typically provide huge displays without being overly chunky themselves. Over at the FCC, another slider phone has earned the all-important stamp of approval and that phone is the Pantech C810 Mustang. Giddy up! Looking similar to many Samsung slider phones, the Pantech C810 is a quad-band GSM world phone, […]

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Real Motorola Roadmap For 2008 Includes Nokia N95 Competitor

I know. I’m as disappointed as you are that the four leaked Motorola phones earlier this month ended up being all fakes. That’s because that information was based on a blurry spy pic from an undisclosed sales presentation. The Boy Genius went ahead and got information straight from the horse’s mouth, chatting it up with […]

Asus EEE Outsells OLPC By a Ratio of Over 8:1

For a while there, everyone thought that the OLPC project was going to be the big success for ultra low-cost computing. Too bad for them, the Asus eee PC swept in and grabbed perhaps the biggest low-cost contract to date. Whereas current plans only call for the manufacturing (and sale) of 120,000 OLPC units, Asus […]

AT&T 8925 Tilt Scheduled to Launch on September 30th

That’s the current rumor being passed around through the wire. The AT&T 8925, as you may already know, was bandying around as the HTC Tilt for some time. This is because, unlike the 8125 and 8525 (Wizard and Hermes) which preceded it, the display on the 8925 actually tilts upwards after you slide out the […]

HTC To Produce Windows Mobile Smartphones for Sony Ericsson

This has got to be the biggest news of the day because it really involves two stories all rolled up into one. Commercial Times of Taiwan is reporting that HTC has received ODM orders from Sony Ericsson to produce Windows Mobile-based smartphones. HTC is known to manufacture a variety of handsets under countless under other […]

Huawei E800 Phone Ditches Cellular, Focuses on Skype

At first glance, the Huawei E800 looks like any other candybar phone. It’s reasonably at just 18mm of thickness, it’s got a 2.2-inch QVGA display, and it seems to have a trackball navigator similar to that found on the BlackBerry Pearl. The one thing that might serve as a bit of speed bump for buyers, […]

Sony VAIO TZ18GN Ultraportable Notebook Gets SSD, No HDD

It’s speedy, it’s compact, and it’s getting storage by way of a solid state drive. The Sony VAIO TZ18GN is one of the smallest and thinnest laptops on the market with its 11.1-inch stature and funky rolled hinge. By going with a solid state drive (SSD) instead of a hard disk drive (HDD), this VAIO […]

Fujitsu LifeBook T2010 and U810 for Mobile Professionals

Fujitsu has always demonstrated its knack for catering to business users and the additions to their family are no exception. The newly revealed Fujitsu LifeBook T2010 convertible Tablet PC and the Fujitsu LifeBook U810 mini-UMPC both “offer security and portability in feature-rich packages.” Starting with the LifeBook T2010, you get a bidirectional swivel hinge that […]

Sony Vaio TZ18GN Features Solid State Drive (SSD)

There’s a continual push away from the spinning platters of old and the solid stateness of new. The Sony VAIO TZ18GN is an 11.1-inch ultraportable notebook that comes equipped with a SSD, instead of a conventional hard disk drive. Because they’ve gone with solid state memory, this Vaio is said to be faster, lighter, and […]

HTC Advantage Priced at $899, In Stores Now

The HTC Advantage is easily one of the craziest PDA phones I have ever seen in my life. It doesn’t have just a regular slide-out keyboard; it’s got a QWERTY-angling trick that effectively transforms this large handheld into a small laptop. Well, the wait is finally over. The HTC Advantage is shipping now from Amazon […]

FCC Nods Head at E-Ten Glofiish X800 Pocket PC Phone

Around these parts, we don’t normally hear very much about E-Ten’s cell phones. People are too caught up in the latest RAZR or the hottest new BlackBerry. Maybe with this latest FCC approval, the company will be able to make a little bit bigger of a splash. The E-Ten Glofiish X800 (the double i is […]

Windows Mobile 6 Running on Treo 750

Yay! Tired of being stuck with the aging Windows Mobile 5 platform on your Treo 750? Feel stuck no longer, because you can now upgrade that smartphone of yours to the world of Windows Mobile 6! The downside is that this is not an official release from Palm or AT&T, but the ROM has been […]

Asus P750 Smartphone with Windows Mobile 6

We don’t see Asus smartphones around these parts all that much, so it’s always a treat when one of these handheld computers shows up and actually gets confirmed. The Asus P750 smartphone is powered by Windows Mobile 6 Professional, backed up by a Marvel 520MHz PXA27x processor and a huge host of wireless radios. For […]

Logitech Removes Wires from Wave Keyboard and LX8 Laser Mouse

You know, I love Logitech products. Their webcams are great and I’m currently using one of their wireless desktops in tandem with my laptop. The construction is always top-notch and you’ve got to love the little extra features they throw in that inevitably bring a smile to your face. You know, like a wireless connection. […]

Bell Mobility Challenges Telus with HTC 6800 Pocket PC Phone

Remember the HTC P4000 Pocket PC Phone from Telus Mobility that I reviewed late last month? Well, it seems like Bell Mobility felt a little left out of the HTC party so they went ahead and got a version of their own, dubbing it the HTC 6800. In terms of looks, the HTC 6800 is […]

Sprint Launches HTC Mogul With Windows Mobile 6

You’ve got to hand it to the folks at HTC. They’ve certainly got a way with naming their devices, and the HTC Mogul (PPC-6800) destined for Sprint is no exception. Like so many other HTC Pocket PC phones, the Mogul comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Unlike many of their recent offerings, however, the Mogul’s […]

Windows Mobile 6 on Asus P526 Smartphone

Hurray for Computex. Over in Taipei, they’re being treated to all sorts of goodies from a number of different manufacturers, and one of the biggest — you might know them better for their motherboards and laptops — has just launched one powerful smartphone. The Asus P526 looks a little like smartphones that the company has […]

Make Your Windows Mobile Phone a Blackberry

You won’t be able to instantly identify a Blackberry anymore. Research in Motion, makes of the wildly popular multimedia phone, are going to start sharing some of their software with other mobile phone makers, specifically those that make phones that run Windows Mobile 6.0. If you have one of those phones, you can download RIM’s […]

Panasonic ToughBook CF-08 Tablet PC Takes a Licking

And keeps on ticking. That is, if it had an old school clock that ticked. Regardless, the ToughBook CF-08 easily holds up to its namesake, because Panasonic is claiming that it’ll survive falls as high as about 1 meter, the average height of a computer desk (or about where you’d be cradling it in your […]

Samsung SPH-M8100 Gets Loaded with WiBro and WinMo 6

It’s almost a little greedy, don’t you think, that Samsung seems to only release their absolute hottest cell phones in their home Korea and nowhere else until the technology becomes blasse? Or maybe it’s just because I’m stuck here in Canada, where we’re in a relative stone age compared to what’s available in Seoul. Whatever […]

Panasonic LF-P968C Portable DVD Burner is USB-Powered

Why just get a regular portable DVD player, when you can get one that’ll do the burning side of things too? Better still, the Panasonic LF-P968C can draw its juice from a USB port, effectively eliminating the need for a separate AC adapter. That’s a heck of a lot more streamlined, just like the physical […]

Wow: Ricavision Vista SideShow Remote with 328 Foot Range

As I’m sure you’ve realized by now, one of the cooler features of Windows Vista is that you can get devices like this that’ll let you wirelessly access your computer’s goods. The Ricavision Vista Sideshow has a good-sized 2.5-inch QVGA LCD, letting you take a gander your Vista PC’s media library, schedule TV recordings, and […]

Video: Asus T83 UMPC on the CeBIT Floor

Designed with an education application in mind, the Asus T83 UMPC will be available in two versions. One will be strictly Tablet PC style with a touchscreen interface, whereas the second, more expensive model will be “convertible.” This means that the seven-inch LCD can swivel for a laptop-like experience as well. The accent is a […]

Microsoft Windows Mobile 6: Standard, Professional, and Classic

Just as there are multiple versions of Windows XP (and Vista) for your home PC, there are several variations to the handheld version. As we anxiously await the official launch of Windows Mobile 6 — codenamed Crossbow during development — we must get used to the new naming conventions that Billy Gates and his buddies […]

Netgear EVA8000: HDMI port + 802.11n, need I say more?

What, you thought that all-in-one wonder was all that Netgear had up their sleeves? Think again. Netgear has stormed the convention center in Las Vegas, pounded their way through the doors to CES, and brought us an incredible HD-ready networked digital media player. That’s right, a 802.11n draft spec router with an HDMI port “for […]

CDMA TyTn heads to Verizon as UTStarcom VX6800

Verizon seems to really like slide-out keyboards for their smartphones. We’ve already come across their take on the Samsung BlackJack, and now they’re off to the races with their rendition of the HTC TyTn. The UTStarcom VX6800 improves on the HTC Hermes that preceded it, tossing in quite the powerful punch. Running on Windows Mobile […]

Windows Live Search for Mobile owns Google Maps Mobile

The editors at Gizmodo had the chance to play with the newly released Windows Live Search for Mobile and compared it against the current benchmark, Google Maps Mobile. After putting the new mapping and direction-giving tool, they decide that the hands-down winner is Microsoft. They’re quick to mention, though, that it may not all be […]

Windows Mobile “Crossbow” not all it’s cracked up to be

Just as Windows Mobile 2003 gave way to what most people are rocking these days — WinMo5 — we will soon be in for another iteration of Microsoft’s smartphone software. Dubbed “Crossbow”, this latest Windows Mobile operating system has just gone through its paces at mobile-review, and from what I can gather, they’re saying that […]

WinMo in a clamshell with Verizon-branded Pantech PN-820

Pantech is at it again, making substantial headway into the American marketplace. The latest carrier, apparently, to pick up some Pantech goodness is Verizon, with their take on the PN-820 Windows Mobile 5.0-powered flip phone. This leaked picture depicts the silver and black clamshell in all its glory. From what we hear, the PN-820 will […]

Go rugged with Viewsonic V38r-series Pocket PCs

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the name “Viewsonic” is a reasonably-priced though perfectly capable LCD monitor (I think my local Costco has a deal on a 37-inch TV right now, if I’m not mistaken), but did you know that Viewsonic is also in the handheld computer game? Well, they’ve just […]