It is that time of the year again when devices are being announced and are coming to market. But at the moment I don't have a whole lot of choices.
So far it's neck to neck for the hp iPAQ 900 series and the palm Treo Pro both devices have impressive specifications but these specifications are almost identical to my current device the HTC TyTN2. We can interpret this 2 ways. 1 the TyTN2 is an awesome device which is hard to replace. 2 device makers are resting on their rumps and not innovating. I think it will be a mix of both trains of thought. So why am I even considering plunking down the moohlah to buy a new device if the specs are not so different from my current device? Well the answer is in the form factor... and because I like new and shiny toys [errr... tools].
With my TyTN2 I had a bigger keyboard but it definitely required 2 hands to operate efficiently. I do love the tilting screen and use it on a daily basis. I would like to report that after close to 10 months of u…
HTC Taiwanese super company HTC has the following devices either in the stores or in the works: HTC Touch Diamond, HTC Touch Diamond Pro, HTC S740. These are all updates to their devices. I am not too sold on the square and hard edge fingerprint magnet finish of these new devices. I am curious if they will be updating the Shift line. HTC is a really aggressive Windows Mobile device maker so their devices will be a part of their total business. It is interesting to see that they have been selected to make the Google Android powered T-mobile device codename: HTC Dream.
palm palm is coming out with a shiny new Treo for GSM markets in the Treo Pro [Treo 850] and the web is a buzz with this newest Treo. While this device has shined the limelight albeit momentarily on the palm camp I don't think this is enough for them to be competitive again. I really think they should put out their next OS and get ODMs to license it, if not may be they should close the OS part of the business and start c…
Review|HTC S730By: Vincent Benedict P. Castrohttp://bnycastro.blogspot.comI was in Hong Kong a few weeks back and decided to buy an HTC S730 aka HTC Wings not to be confused with the T-mobile Wing which is also made by HTC. This is a Windows Mobile Standard device which in layman's terms simply means non-touch screen. --Specifications:Windows Mobile® 6 StandardQualcomm MSM 7200 400Mhz64Mb RAM / 256Mb ROM2.4in 240x320 non touch screen 802.11b/g WiFiGSM/GPRS/EDGE [850/900/1800/1900] UMTS Bluetooth 2.0 EDR [A2DP/AVRCP]12 Key Keypad / QWERTY Sliding Keyboard0.3MP [front] + 2MP [rear] CameraHTC ExtUSB microSDHC expansion1050 mAH batteryWeight: 150g with batteryDimensions: 105.8mm x 51 mm 19.4 mm--Package Contents:HTC S7301050 mAH batteryUSB Sync CableAutovolt AC Adapter [HKG/UK plug]Wired HeadsetCarry PouchDocumentationGetting Started CDSpritebackup CD--Foreword: I bought the HKG WWE version so I got a device with CHN read/write built in aside from the ENGLISH. I tried to write a…
I've said goodbye to my Nokia N6267 and got a 2ndary Windows Mobile device an HTC S730 for my SUN Cellular SIM. I've flashed it to Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard [read: Smartphone] because I felt that the WM6.1 Std brought more benefits to the touchscreen less mobile OS from Microsoft. So far I am *content* with the feature set of the device, I do admit I haven't started with my review of it yet, because I've been slacking off on the reviews.
Ok so my 2ndary mobile is covered for at least a few months [or weeks]. What about my primary device? I am still using my trusty HTC TyTN 2 which I have also updated to Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. In a month or two it'll be 1 year old which is pretty long for me to stay on 1 device. Sadly there still isn't anything that I am overly excited about.
I admit that the 3G iPhone has me curious but I know it won't do as a primary device. It could act as an hyper connected Entertainment MID but not my main mobile. Of course …
I've been sick for the last few days... Not entirely feeling 100% right now. Been having fever, headaches and stomach aches. We have a long weekend and I hope I can take advantage of it by resting a lot.
-- BSOD! Damn! I hope the Olympic committee is using a genuine copy of Windows OS hehehe. I used to dabble in pirated OS I always had these BSOD problems. Now with genuine I don't get em or get em uber rarely. One of the reasons I've always insisted genuine OS nowadays is it's less of a hassle! -- via GIZMODO
A little over a month delayed compared to other markets but finally the Philippines will be getting the much talked about 2nd Generation Apple iPhone. If you are confused... it's the 3G version. GLOBE Telecom is selling the iPhone exclusively, as we don't have Apple stores here [Apple stores you see are just authorized dealers/distributors/service centers not run by Apple Inc]. It's good too see that Globe is prepared to offer the iPhone to almost everyone. They even have a Pre-Paid Kit for silly folk who want to pay full price for the unit. There is no doubt in my mind that this will sell well it's an a friggin' iPhone for Steve's sake!
Still on the fence about the iPhone? Have you considered these? 1. Input? -- Limited input. No HW keyboard, no hand writing recognition. I am still not convinced about the finger only interface, as a matter of fact, I have been playing around with the iPod Touch [my brother owns an 8Gb model] and I am not having the best of time…
Still haven't fully recovered from my HKG outing last week been busy building LEGO and tinkering with my new phone. Pretty laid back weekend... Lady luck was with me when I tried to flash my device though and I am now running Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard (Smartphone) on my HTC S730.
Friday: Flashed my HTC S730 to WM6.1 Had coffee and dimsum with ChiLyn
Saturday: Hotpot dinner at Venice Moksha
Sunday: Movie - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (review to follow) Moksha with Jorell Sent from my Windows Mobile® phone.
Happy Birthday -- Abe Veran Kathryn Ching Izhia Marie Chua Yap -- May the FORCE Be With You...Sent from my Windows Mobile(R) phone.-- Vincent Benedict Py Castro / Bny / 王清河The FORCE Will Be With You Always... -- via Google webmail
We got in late from HKG because our flight was delayed. We landed and taxied to Terminal 3 the 'new' one... A/C was really cold because there were so few people in the terminal. The walkalators were off the rest rooms were still clean, I think they've been on trials for the past few weeks or so? Immigration was fairly fast because again there was only 1 plane that landed.
Customs took a lot of time because we were harassed by a gentleman by the name of Ottoman Mamardo, a customs officer...He asked me to open my luggage and immediately went to the boxes. He saw the Canon G9 Box, the Jabra BT3030 box, the HTC S730 box and he wanted to tax them! I said that those were for personal use [because they are!] and he said that they're still taxable. He also wanted to tax the microSDHC memory card and even a CD from HMV. Suffice to say this officer was either on a power trip or just plain hungry, he said that I shouldn't buy abroad and buy locally? What the F is that???