Will the CRTC’s New Wireless Code Force Customers to Pay More for Devices?

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With the CRTC making changes to the wireless code in Canada, more than a few carriers remarked that these changes could result in more expensive devices. They can no longer spread the price of the phone over 3 years, so they’re saying you will have to pay more up front to offset that lost year. […]

Microsoft Patent Expands Upon the Asus Transformer Concept

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Now here’s a cool concept – Microsoft has a new patent (filed back in June of 2010) that may change the way you think a dock should work. Asus has been relatively successful selling their Transformer and Transformer Prime Android tablets. If you’re not familiar with this product, it’s basically a tablet that has a […]

VMware Going Mobile with Virtualization

Virtualization has exploded in the server and desktop market and now it’s set to explode in the mobile space as well. VMware has teamed up with LG to allow virtualization on your Android smartphones. The devices will run two separate and secure environments, one for business use and another for personal use. The mobile virtualization […]

ProClip Announces Availability of Mounts for iPad

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ProClip has been fast at work on creating an iPad mount for their popular device mounting solution. They have created 3 different mounts for the iPad. The first mount is a holder with a tilt swivel allowing you to move and rotate the iPad while it’s in the mount. The second and third are a […]

Budget Smartphones: Comparing Cameras

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In a little bit I will be putting together a comparison of two low end smartphones; the Nokia 5230 and Palm Pre. The Nokia 5230 sells for just $180 with no contract on the WIND Mobile network and the Palm Pre for $299 on the Bell network. I was actually going to include the HTC […]

HP Announces Intent to Acquire Palm for $1.2 Billion

HP announced today that they have entered into an agreement to purchase Palm, pending regulatory approval. The deal is valued at approximately $1.2 billion and has been approved by both Palm and HP boards of directors and is expected to close in HP’s 3rd quarter ending in July 2010. While this sounds like a great […]

Capacitive or Resistive – Understanding the Different Touch Screen Types

This is an issue that I’ve long since ignored. For the longest time it was never a concern for me because I mainly used non-touch devices. I find happiness in a front facing keyboard that allows for fast text entry. Typically that means a non-touch device. So I have spent a lot of my time […]

HTC Announces Legend, Desire and Mini

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At Mobile World Congress today, HTC announced 3 new devices based on Windows Mobile and Android operating systems. The HTC Mini is based on Windows Mobile 6.5 and brings the experience of the HD2 to a smaller footprint. The HD2 experience is truly something special. If HTC can make this into a smaller device, it […]

Microsoft MVP Global Summit Time

As you’re reading this, I’m traveling to Seattle to attend the this years MVP Summit. The summit is always a good time to get together with the other Mobile Device MVPs as well as the product group and various teams behind Windows Mobile. This year, the summit falls at the same time as Mobile World […]

Quantum Physics Used in New Pressure Sensitive Mobile Touch Screens

There’s an article over on the BBC web site that talks about a division of Samsung that has started to license a quantum physics “trick” known as Quantum Tunneling Composite. For example, the technology could be used to allow you to scroll a web page faster the more pressure you apply to the touch screen. […]