Archive for the ‘Smartphones’ Category

Nokia E62 for $.01 From Cingular

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Nokia has pieced together a thin profile business email device which boasts a full qwerty keyboard, EDGE high-speed data, a miniSD card slot with Bluetooth technology on the S60 smartphone platform. With a full HTML web browser and music player Nokia E62 quad band device is sure to catch some attention.

Smartphones PDA GPS

Cingular 8525 PDA-GPS-Phone

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

cingular 8525 pda phoneThe Cingular 8525 PDA Phone is the successor to the 8125. This quad band GSM world phone sports a 400Mhz CPU, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi 802.11b/g and has an excellent slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Its 2.0MP is the best we’ve seen on a Windows Mobile phone and the device is ready for serious business work and multimedia fun. The Cingular 8525 is sold by Cingular in the US and the HTC TyTN is sold unlocked for use with any GSM carrier. The Cingular 8125 sold well through 2006 with many satisfied users and the 8525 is likely to outdo it.

Samsung Blackjack is a Fashion Accessory

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

Some smart marketer will come up with something to replace the term cellphone because they are so much more than simple wireless handsets. The Motorola RAZR was the first of a new genre that turned cellphones into fashion accessories. The Samsung Blackjack SGH-i607 is sleek looking enough to fit that description too. Black is the in color. The Samsung Blackjack also fits the category of Phone-PDA-GPS as you can do all three with this handset.

Avis Putting WiFi in Rentals

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2 (UPI) — WiFi is hitting the road through U.S. car rental giant Avis, which signed an agreement with Autonet to provide wireless Internet access to travelers.

For $10.95 a day, Avis will issue motorists a device that plugs into a car’s power supply and delivers a high-speed Internet connection, The New York Times said Tuesday. A mobile WiFi hotspot linking laptops and other electronic devices to the Internet without wires represents a critical move toward what technology experts call the “connected car.”

Sterling Pratz, president and chief executive of Autonet, said the device uses the 3G cellular network. He said it would work in all major metropolitan areas and in about 95 percent of the country.

The technology minimized dropped connections but did not eliminate them, Pratz said.

Legal and safety questions about operating a vehicle with a WiFi hotspot onboard are also likely to be raised, industry analysts said, because the technology could divert people’s attention from the road and the act of driving.

Autonet said the service was for passengers, not drivers and that Avis would require renters to agree not to hold it liable for accidents resulting from irresponsible use.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

The HP iPAQ hw6945  smartphone has WiFi built into the handset.