April 15, 2006

MobileTechRoundup 39

Category: Podcast — admin @ 3:00 pm

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MoTR 39 is 38:25 minutes long and is a 26.4 MB file in MP3 format.

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

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

Speculation on the first Tablet PC with integrated EV-DO. Will it happen? The evidence is compelling.
How can a case review be almost 15 minutes long? You have to see it to believe it.
Google gets a patent for voice search. Context is what it’s all about.
Freeware of the day: TodayTime for your Today screen. Put the date and time on a single line. Thanks to Jerry for the tip!
Related note: do you know what “Internet Time” is?
Listener e-mail from Rick. Where can he get the AKU2 ROM upgrade for his Sprint PPC-6700?
Listener e-mail from Brian. How to set up the SSL server ports for Gmail in Messaging on Windows Mobile 5? Kevin shares the secret to make it work. Also: he was disappointed in his battery life. Don’t forget, if you surf the web and then close your browser, your EV-DO radio does not turn off automatically. Lastly, should Brian wait for the Palm Treo 700p and is it going to run Palm Garnet? [Brian, do we move up your list after this? ;) ]

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  1. Hi Guys,
    Great podcast as usual. I just have a couple of comment., Kevin, are you sure you can’t turn off EVDO from the Today screen? I have not seen any other Windows Mobile device that does not allow you to tap on the connection status/strength icon in the top right of the screen to close a connection. I haven’t tried EVDO ( don’t have that in the UK just very patchy 3G) but the way James describes it on the Treo matches every other WM device I have tried.

    The other comment I have is on the Treo 700p memory. Palms traditionaly use memory much more efficiently than Windows Mobile devices, and I think that, as long as the 700p has more memory than the 650, there will not be a problem. The hidden memory problem with Palm devices is in the amount of Db Cache memory available, and from everything I have read, the latest Palms will solve this problem.

    On another note, I have just placed an order for the Samsung Q1, no delivery date yet but I am really looking forward to trying out a Tablet device and I will let you know my impressions when it finally arrives.


    Comment by David Keppler — April 17, 2006 @ 5:33 am

  2. Kevin, you should have gotten a recumbent bike, you wouldn’t have had neck problem after a ride :-)

    Why must EV-DO be integraded. With bluetooth enable tablet and phone you shouldn’t need to have EV-DO integraded. How often are you going do be somewhere without your cellphone and want to use EV-DO on your tablet?

    P.S. James, you shouldn’t use your cellphone while driving. It is getting more and more banned in various places.

    Comment by Richard L — April 17, 2006 @ 5:21 pm

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