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Lacklustre N97 mars Nokia phone numbers

Gartner blames a lacklustre take up of the feature-packed Nokia N97 for failing to please Nokia investors - and says it needs to shake up its high-end. Figures released by the analyst company yesterday show that Nokia has stemmed the haemorrhage in its market share, but failed to capitalise on its rivals geographical limitations …
Andrew Orlowski, 13 Aug 2009
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Bluetooth finally reaches ten (years, not users)

Last week the Bluetooth Special Interest Group celebrated ten years since its formation for the purpose of defining and promoting the radio-networking standard that was supposed to link everything together. But has Bluetooth actually done anything more than enable everyone to look like a twat with a glowing blue ear? When …
Bill Ray, 27 May 2008

Has i-mate dumped three Ultimate handsets?

A cloud of confusion is surrounding i-mate today. One online source has claimed that the handset manufacturer has canned three of its forthcoming Ultimate Collection handsets, while another has reported that it has simply delayed manufacture until a later date. The rumours began when online retailer and handhelds specialist …
James Sherwood, 17 Aug 2007

Fujitsu Siemens to drop PDA, GPS gadgets

Fujitsu Siemens is to pull out of the PDA and GPS business by the end of the year to focus its mobile computing efforts on notebooks and tablets, the company admitted last week. Fujitsu-Siemens Loox N100 Fujitsu Siemens' Pocket Loox N100: run out of road FS currently offers a range of handhelds under its Pocket Loox brand …
Tony Smith, 13 Aug 2007

i-mate unwraps Ultimate smartphone series

Windows Mobile smartphone seller i-mate has unveiled a five-strong collection of mobile devices, dubbed simply Ultimate. The Ultimate collection comprises the 5150, 6150, 7150, 8150 and 9150. All are white-chocolate fascia handsets, offering design characteristics ranging from sliding models to flip-phone models. All five …

Apple 8GB iPhone components 'cost $220'

Apple's 4GB iPhone costs $200 in components to make. The 8GB model's parts total just $20 more. So claims US market watcher and device stripper-down Portelligent. Of course, Portelligent's numbers - relayed by BusinessWeek - only cover the parts, not the cost off putting them together, shipping the finished product, marketing …
Tony Smith, 6 Jul 2007

Wireless gadget maker to offer on-the-move internet for free

Canadian mobile internet gadget maker DataWind is coming to Europe this month on the back of the second generation of its Pocket Surfer wireless web browser, Register Hardware has learned. And it's promising "the internet anywhere... for free". DataWind Pocket Surfer 2 Wireless internet for free: DataWind's Pocket Surfer 2 …
Tony Smith, 3 Jul 2007

HTC rolls out old-style PDA phone

Another day and another bland PDA phone slips into the market. This time it's the turn of HTC's P6300, an unassuming tri-band GSM/GRPS offering with a 3.5in, 240 x 320 touchscreen. HTC P6300 The P6300 runs on Windows Mobile 5 and crams 256MB Rom, 128MB Ram and a two-megapixel camera into its shell. Wi-Fi (802.11b./g), …
James Sherwood, 29 Jun 2007

Apple's first handheld: the Newton MessagePad

Forgotten Tech Some say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and when you consider the history of the PDA, that statement holds many truths. While the iPhone looks set to take the market by storm, the HTC S620 and Samsung i600 were good takes on the Blackberry, and the Palm Treo range has long been tested and trusted. The Treo's roots …
James Sherwood, 29 Jun 2007

Apple limits buyers to two iPhones

When Apple's iPhone goes on sale tomorrow evening, buyers will only be allowed to take home two of the "revolutionary" mobile telephones, the Mac maker said today. That's twice as many as AT&T, the only carrier offering the iPhone for the immediate future, will allow. The iPhone doesn't go on sale until 6pm US local time, so …
Tony Smith, 28 Jun 2007

Asus re-locates GPS PDA in UK

Time was when all budget GPS gagdets were Windows Mobile PDAs with bundled route-planning software and a satellite pick. Now they're almost all dedicated units a la Tom Tom. But Asus is having another go, with its A696 GPS PDA. Asus_A696_4 The A696 is a palm sized 11.7 x 7.1cm device that weighs 165g and measures 1.5cm in …
James Sherwood, 27 Jun 2007

Update opens 'hidden' GPS on HTC P3600

HTC's P3600 PDA phone has a secret: it's got a built-in GPS receiver. And thanks to a newly posted system software update, this previously hidden facility been activated. HTC P3600 PDA phone You'll need a navigation application to make the most of it, of course. To that end, HTC has also made available a copy of TomTom …
Tony Smith, 12 Apr 2007
Warning Stop

Dell waves goodbye to Axim

Dell has quietly stopped selling its Axim X51 handheld computer, effectively bringing its range of pocket PCs to an end. "The Axim X51 family is no longer being offered, and we have no plans for a follow-on product at this time," a Dell spokesperson told Cnet. The computer giant had been a major player in the Pocket PC arena …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Apr 2007

Palm purchased by Friday?

Nokia is on the verge of buying Palm, with an announcement said to be due tomorrow, the day the PDA pioneer is due to report its latest quarterly financial results. Or maybe the buyer's Motorola. Or venture capitalist Texas Pacific Group. Or maybe Silver Lake Partners. Those are the scenario suggested by website …
Tony Smith, 21 Mar 2007

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