MobileTechRoundup 75

Matt’s in Hawaii, but we do get a name for his UMPC thanks to our contest winner! Kevin has a FlyBook under review and shares his initial thoughts.

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MoTR 75 is 34:19 minutes long and is a 31.5 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on Time v2.1 by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matt Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:
Where in the world is Matt and why does Hawaii have interstate highways?
We’re gettin’ old at three-quarters of a century in podcast years!
We announce the winner of the “Name Matt’s Samsung Q1 UMPC” contest!
Ponce get the big prize package, but you’ll have to listen to hear which name was the winner.
Kevin has the FlyBook V33i sub-notebook on loan from iCube! Hear the first impressions
Vista Express Upgrade programs have begun.
Apple puts Core 2 Duos in the MacBook Pro AND sneaks in pre-draft 802.11n wireless.
Freeware of the show: Open Pandora
Matt is impressed with T-Mobile’s new UMA offering.

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MobileTechRoundup 74

Vista on mobile devices? Yes you can! Last call for our contest as well; plus freeware for Windows Media Center!

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MoTR 74 is 36:49 minutes long and is a 33.7 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on Time v2.1 by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matt Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

Looks like we lost any potential Starbucks sponsorship…listen why. 
LAST CALL: 
Finalists for the “Name Matt’s Samsung Q1 UMPC” contest! These are the choices for YOU to pick from, and in what may be a podcast first, your most-downloaded choice determines the winner! Click on one of these finalists to download a small MP3 file; not only will you be casting your vote, but you’ll hear which host picked the same name! 🙂

New gear on order or in-house: BoxWave USB charging cable and a Sandisk SD-plus card with USB interface.
Vista’s ReadyBoost is on tap for testing here soon.
Speaking of Vista: have you seen the video of Vista RC on the Samsung Q1 UMPC?
Freeware of the show: dCut for Windows Media Center. Re-encode recorded TV for other devices while removing the commercials at the same time!
Matt finds the Nokia N91 as a VERY capable digital audio player; especially now that he has it working with his Yahoo! Music subscription.
Hear what we think on the new Yahoo-Intel UMPC from Quanta.
Live listener e-mail from James: can you use multiple Bluetooth devices with one computer at the same time?
Looks like Apple will never be a sponsor either based on James’s reaction to Windows viruses distributed via iPods.

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MobileTechRoundup 73

It’s a podcast within a podcast as you can vote the “Name Matt’s UMPC” finalists by downloading a small MP3 file. You’ll also find out which host agrees with your choice. James is back and we have also have a great conversation about Vista on UMPCs.

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MoTR 73 is 35:58 minutes long and is a 33 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on Time v2.1 by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matt Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:
Finalists for the “Name Matt’s Samsung Q1 UMPC” contest! These are the choices for YOU to pick from, and in what may be a podcast first, your most-downloaded choice determines the winner! Click on one of these finalists to download a small MP3 file; not only will you be casting your vote, but you’ll hear which host picked the same name! 🙂

Vista on the Samsung Q1 UMPC is almost fully-functional as is WMDC and PDANet.
James gets playtime with the Samsung A990 clamshell and likes the 3.2 Megapixel camera.
TransSend technology is new for sending short amounts of data from a website to a Bluetooth device.
How do you pronounce “Wibree“? 😉
Novatel’s new HSDPA ExpressCard is expected to top out at 7.2 Mbps. WOW!
Belkin’s new ExpressCard dock with dedicated GPU looks to be a super-fast and powerful accessory.
USBModem is another option to tether a 3G phone to a device.

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MobileTechRoundup 72

Matt and Kevin carry on without James for a show and the typical mobile mayhem ensues. Several contest announcements and plenty of new phone information plus some hands-on thoughts as well.

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MoTR 72 is 33:10 minutes long and is a 30.4 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on Time v2.1 by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matt Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:
Last Chance Reminder:
Enter the “Name Matt’s Samsung Q1 UMPC” contest! You can win this mobile tech bundle:

  • ThinkOutside Bluetooth keyboard and case
  • Unlocked Orange SPV E200 Windows Mobile Smartphone with Krusell leather case and two extra batteries
  • BoxWave retractable mini USB cable
  • How to enter: post a comment to show #70 (with a valid e-mail address) providing us your suggested name for Matt’s Q1
  • We’ll narrow down the choices in a future show and have the listeners vote.

“Make me mobile with Motion” contest at GottaBeMobile! Win a Motion LS800 Tablet PC!!
Don’t forget about the TabletPC Q&A webinar!
Matt gets some hands-on time with the Blackberry Pearl.
T-Mobile announces their 3G plans for the US; looks like minimal immediate impact.
October 16th looks to be the day for the Dash (Excalibur) on T-Mob.
Samsung SGH-i320 looks and works great…until the battery runs down, which is pretty quick!
Newgator Go! vs. Bloglines Mobile with Skweezer: Kevin’s viewpoint after a week of both.
ActiveWords InkPad Beta 2.0 now available for Tablet PCs and UMPCs.
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MobileTechRoundup 71

Matt and James return with a full Mobius update. Hear about all the latest devices and the ones that Mobius members even helped design as their “dream device”!

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MoTR 71 is 37:08 minutes long and is a 34.1 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on Time v2.1 by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matt Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:
Matt and James are back with a full update on who and what they saw at Mobius!
Hey, what the heck IS Mobius, anyway?
Sheesh; instead of paying attention to Mobius, Matt was busy loading Vista RC1 on his MacBook Pro. 😉
Hey Peter, what model Dell was that you had at Mobius?
On the way to Mobius, Matt attended the Nokia Open Studio event. Is a Nokia N95 next on his gadget list?
Don’t forget the Nokia N75 coming to the U.S. first.
Matt and James both nabbed a Samsung SGH-i320 phone with QWERTY keyboard. Sweet!
Guess who can throw a vintage Pocket PC the farthest? The winner of that contest got an iriver clix. Niiice.
Don’t forget that Mercora’s audio streaming service is free until 10/31. OggVorbis to your Smartphone!
“Hear” all about the Ultimate Ears super.fi 5 Pro. We can’t describe them with words….or we might go to jail.
Linda Epstein has a great review of the UltimateEars.
Samsung’s WEP200 Bluetooth headset gets the thumbs up from James.
Reminder:
Enter the “Name Matt’s Samsung Q1 UMPC” contest! You can win this mobile tech bundle:

  • ThinkOutside Bluetooth keyboard and case
  • Unlocked Orange SPV E200 Windows Mobile Smartphone with Krusell leather case and two extra batteries
  • BoxWave retractable mini USB cable
  • How to enter: post a comment to show #70 (with a valid e-mail address) providing us your suggested name for Matt’s Q1
  • We’ll narrow down the choices in a future show and have the listeners vote.

Freeware of the show: /mobileRecord to remotely set up a Windows Media Center Edition recording thorugh an MSN Messenger Bot. [Thanks to Boston Pocket PC for the find!]
HDTV lust, gear envy and banter closes the show.
 
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