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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Microsoft's CTIA Wireless 2009 Keynote at 10 AM, PDT

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Events" @ 07:18 PM

"International CTIA Wireless 2009 is where broadband communications come to life. From April 1 to 3, more than 1,000 exhibiting companies and tens of thousands attendees from more than 125 countries will converge to do business, discuss innovation and exchange ideas. Join us for four days to learn more about the emerging technologies that enable us to work toward the common goal of taking wireless and broadband communications to yet another level."

Earlier in the day, we gave you a look at what Microsoft has in store for CTIA Wireless 2009. Robbie Bach is scheduled to unveil it all in a little under fourteen hours - 10AM, PDT to be exact. As always, there's the opportunity to watch it live (world times listed below). But if you prefer to digest it all in one go, keep your eyes peeled for our post-keynote report.

  • Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle: Thursday, 10:00 AM
  • Chicago, Houston: Thursday, Noon
  • New York, Washington, DC: Thursday, 1:00 PM
  • London: Thursday, 6:00 PM
  • Paris, Berlin: Thursday, 7:00 PM
  • Moscow: Thursday, 9:00 PM
  • Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Perth: Friday, 1:00 AM
  • Tokyo: Friday, 2:00 AM
  • Sydney, Melbourne: Friday, 4:00 AM
  • Auckland: Friday, 6:00 AM

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Microsoft: "Using Your Windows Mobile Phone for Laptop Internet Access"

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Articles" @ 07:30 PM

"As ubiquitous as Wi-Fi networks are, they're not everywhere, and open Wi-Fi access points designated for public use are becoming more and more rare every day. You can pay to subscribe to Wi-Fi networks, but that can be expensive over time - as can buying latte after latte at your local coffee shop. The cellular networks will sell you a USB or ExpressCard-based wireless modem for anywhere Internet access, but they'll charge you an extra monthly fee (usually in the $50 realm) for the privilege of this service. There's a better way, and it involves using your Windows Mobile phone in a way you might not have considered before: as a wireless modem."

If you're new to tethering, check out this informative column on the Windows Mobile web site. It just happens to be written by our very own Jason Dunn, so if you have any queries or comments, feel free to fire them off in this thread and I'm sure our head honcho will attend to them, as always.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Broadcom's Chip Packs 11n, Bluetooth, and FM

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 08:30 AM

"Broadcom has released the latest of its so-called combo wireless chips, this time putting single-stream 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, and FM radio reception and short-range transmission into its BCM4329. These combo chips are designed to bring high-end wireless features to handsets and portable media devices by reducing chip count and overall integration costs. Chris Bergey, Broadcom's director for embedded wireless LAN, said that WiFi has moved from a smartphone requirement "into the high-end feature phone market," which led to the necessity for combination chips like the BCM4329. Feature phone is the euphemistic industry term for cellular handsets that have basic functions, but lack the computation power and flexibility of smartphones."

There was a time when it was a struggle finding a Windows Mobile device with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. These days, said devices are ubiquitous, yet almost all of them - including HTC's newest beasts, the Touch HD and MAX 4G - only go as far as 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 2.0. Enter Broadcom's newest wireless chip: it packs 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, and an FM radio receiver/transmitter. Let's hope a Windows Mobile OEM takes note.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Watch Those Bytes with Spb Wireless Monitor 3.0

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Software" @ 11:25 AM

"Spb Software releases Spb Wireless Monitor 3.0 - a powerful software solution that offers full control over all types of smartphone data connections by monitoring them in accordance with configurable tariffs and data plans, and providing per application data traffic reports. First brought to market in 2002, Spb Wireless Monitor, formerly known as Spb GPRS Monitor, accounts for the lack of a built-in data tracking tool in Windows Mobile devices. A four-time prize winner in the Smartphone and Pocket PC magazine’s Best Software Awards, shipped in over a dozen devices by ASUS, HTC, O2, Samsung, and T-Mobile, the Spb Wireless Monitor has over 3,000,000 loyal customers worldwide. The new name of version 3.0 comes with massive enhancements in features and abilities. With the growing popularity of mobile Internet and captivating online services - crossing the data plan limits and receiving painful phone bills is common, especially with the high cost of roaming. Spb Wireless Monitor 3.0 prevents unwanted mobile service charges and gives subscribers control over their mobile data spending, by measuring data traffic, calculating the network charges, warning of costly data usage, and reporting which application exactly generates what kind of data traffic. The new Wireless Monitor supports both touch and non-touch screen devices, it can manage CDMA, GPRS, 3G, and even Wi-Fi and USB connections. Spb Wireless Monitor can provide per application traffic and cost reports, allowing users to single out guilty applications, responsible for high data charges. The new version has a modern, multilingual user interface and can manage several connections simultaneously."

Spb GPRS Monitor is dead. But, all is not lost, as the new Spb Wireless Monitor 3.0 is now available for all flavours of Windows Mobile. Head over to our affiliate software store (Pocket PC - Professional, Smartphone - Standard) for free trial versions and/or full versions for $19.95. Upgrades from Spb GPRS Monitor 2.0 are $9.95.

Tags: wireless, monitor, spb

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Do You Have A WiFi Network At Home And If So, How Many Devices Are On It?

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Thoughts Media Off Topic" @ 07:00 PM

I was just wondering how many readers of these three sites (Zune Thoughts, Pocket PC Thoughts and Smartphone Thoughts) had wireless networks at home. By just having a device that these sites cater to, it is likely you have a WiFi enabled device. I just got a Zune 8 about 3-4 weeks ago, my first Zune, and love how I am able to sync with my PC's media database over the network, which only increases my frustration with my Windows Mobile device's inability to sync via WiFi.

My list of WiFi enabled devices that I use daily include:

  • Work Laptop (Vista Ultimate)
  • Wife's Laptop (XP Pro)
  • Three Series 2 TiVo's
  • Wife's T-Mobile Dash with Windows Mobile 6.0
  • My K-Jam with Windows Mobile 6.1
  • My HTC Universal with Windows Mobile 6.0
  • The family Wii

So I have 9 devices used online in any given week on my WLAN, plus the family desktop PC that is connected to the router via Ethernet. Note that I have a few other devices like an older iPAQ 3900 with the sleeve and WiFi card (2003 all over again!) and my son has a Nintendo DS that we just haven't bothered to put on the network. I even have a 1999 Dell Latitude that works on the network, but to say it is slow would be an understatement. I am sure that looks like a lot to some here, but I am sure more than a few of you will be able to make me look like a Luddite by comparison.

Tags: wireless

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Verizon Offers Smartphone Users Unlimited Web Browsing and Email

Posted by Paul Martin in "Smartphone News" @ 06:00 AM

"Multi-tasking moms, tech savvy young professionals, and entrepreneurs will be able to access e-mail, surf the net and bookmark their favorite Web pages right from their Smartphones with Verizon Wireless’ newest management solutions. Verizon Wireless E-mail and Web for Smartphone, available today, offers customers a host of features including an unlimited data allowance for e-mail and Internet browsing. The plan supports up to 10 personal e-mail accounts, including those from popular Internet service providers such as Yahoo!® Mail, AOL®, Windows Live and Customers will enjoy e-mail provider branded inboxes on select accounts creating a familiar, convenient and easy-to-use e-mail experience."

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Finally, unlimited data usage is becoming much more affordable! Adding to the unlimited voice plans announced in February, Verizon Smartphone users now have the option of unlimited data for an extra $29.99 per month on top of a voice plan. Right now, the plan is available for the Verizon Wireless SMT5800 (HTC Libra), the Verizon Wireless XV6800 (HTC Mogul) and the MOTO Q9m. Look for more devices to be supported in the coming months. Any Verizon users planning to jump on the new plans?

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Robbie Bach's Keynote at CTIA Wireless 2008

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Events" @ 12:55 AM

CTIA was where it all happened - the unveiling of Windows Mobile 6.1, the parade of devices running said OS, and the showing off of other bits and pieces that you'd expect to see at a mobile and wireless trade show. Robbie Bach, and a few others, were at CTIA to do the unveiling, so if you're interested in reading or watching the keynote, click here. It's a little over 26 minutes long, or however long it takes you to read a lengthy article, if videos just aren't your thing.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

APRIL FOOLS: Microsoft Reveals Windows Mobile 7 - Dubbed Photon!

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone News" @ 08:47 AM

"As CTIA kicks off today in Las Vegas, Microsoft revealed the new version of their mobile operating system, Windows Mobile Photon. This new version of Windows Mobile is lighy-years more advanced than previous versions of Windows Mobile. Equipped with a full standards compliant web browser as well as front facing cameras on all devices for video conferencing!"

[Windows Mobile Photon shown on an HTC S730!]

Well not only does Microsoft release the much anticipated Windows Mobile 6.1 today, they have also revealed the next version of Windows Mobile, dubbed Windows Mobile Photon! My only guess is that Windows Mobile 7 was a confusing codename since they are already creating a Windows 7 operating system for the desktop. I for one dig the Photon name a lot more! As you read above, the new device will sport a complete standards compliant web browser. On the Windows Mobile Standard devices, you will be able to zoom in and out on web pages using the volume up and down keys. Very smooth in the video presentation that was shown. Also it was noted that all devices will include one front facing camera for video conferencing! Now that is what I call neat!

Watch the video of the announcement here!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Get The Pantech Duo For A Penny From!

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone Talk" @ 04:00 AM

"Featuring an innovative dual slide/double-keyboard design, the Pantech Duo smartphone is as comfortable dealing with 9 to 5 business as it is with keeping up with your 24-hour-a-day communication needs. Powered by the Windows Mobile 6 operating system, it includes Microsoft's Direct Push Technology for up-to-date e-mail delivery and automatic synchronization of Outlook calendars, tasks and contacts. In addition to its quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity, it also runs on AT&T's 3G HSDPA/UMTS network for fast Internet browsing, high-speed music downloads, video streaming/casting. The ultimate all-in-one device, it also features a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth connectivity with stereo music streaming, and MicroSD memory expansion."

Here is a little beginning of the week pick-me-up for you guys! Yep, you read the title right. Right now you can head over to and pick up a Pantech C810 Duo Windows Mobile Standard handset for one penny. To qualify for this fantastic deal, all you do need to do is sign up for a new two year service agreement with AT&T or upgrade your current contract with AT&T through Amazon's storefront. That's an incredible deal, right? Well, it gets better! On top of that, Amazon is also offering an additional $50USD off via a mail-in rebate. So after all is said and done, they will pay you $49.99 to purchase this device! Now thats what I call a bargain! To take part in this awesome deal, head on over to [affiliate] and pick up your nifty Pantech Duo today!

Monday, March 24, 2008

AT&T, Verizon, and Google Chime in on FCC Auction Aftermath

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone News" @ 08:00 PM

"Win or lose, all the bidders wrapped up in the so-called Auction 73 for precious spectrum in the 700MHz band are still under tight FCC-imposed gag orders in an effort to stem any funny business, but it looks like they're at least ready to come out and dip their toes into the PR waters. Verizon, the biggest winner having claimed the big, wide Block C prize, says that it's "pleased with [its] auction results"... and that they're now better positioned to lead the way with new services and devices. Meanwhile, AT&T seems happy with its purchase, too -- but then again, it's not like any of these companies would be issuing immediate statements expressing buyer's remorse, we guess."

Verizon and AT&T both made out like bandits in the recent FCC spectrum auction. As noted above, Verizon came out on top with the coveted C Block and following behind with nothing but smiles was AT&T, which completed successful bids for the B Block. Along with AT&T's recent purchase of Aloha Partners, the largest owner of the 700MHz spectrum, AT&T can now boast that it covers over 95% of the U.S. population! The real winner of this auction though is Google. Even though Google did not come out of this auction with a pocket full of spectrum, it is safe to assume they accomplished exactly what they set out to do - force the bids high enough to ensure that the 700Mhz spectrum will be open to all devices, as well as keep over $4.6 billion dollars in the bank, and in their shareholders’ pockets.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Get The Samsung Blackjack II For Just a Penny From!

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone Talk" @ 10:57 AM

"The successor to the original, highly popular Blackjack smartphone, the Samsung Blackjack II (SGH-I617) retains the thin, lightweight design, QWERTY keyboard, and large screen from its predecessor while adding the power of the Windows Mobile 6 operating system, integrated GPS, and upping image capture quality to 2.0 megapixels. It can access AT&T's tri-band HSDPA/UMTS high-speed 3G network, which makes it easy to download music purchased from AT&T Mobile Music, stream tunes from Napster and eMusic, and watch video streamed from CNN and Comedy Central via AT&T's Cellular Video. It also supports AT&T's Video Share service, which offers a one-way video stream during a mobile-to-mobile phone call. The Windows Mobile 6 Professional operating system offers a familiar office experience and the ability to read and edit in applications such as Word or Excel as well as review PowerPoint presentations. You can also receive Outlook email and update your contacts and calendar on the go. Other features include quad-band global connectivity. And you'll be able to get to where you're going fast with the integrated GPS receiver and support for TeleNav GPS Navigator software. Other features include Bluetooth connectivity for headsets and stereo music streaming, MicroSD memory expansion, speakerphone, instant messaging, and simultaneous voice and data capabilities." has some great deals on the sleek and sexy Samsung Blackjack II. Right now you can pick up this gorgeous handset for just a penny when you sign up for new service or extend your current contract with AT&T through Amazon's site. The good news is, nowhere on the page did I see anything that stated there was a mail-in rebate! After fooling around and adding the handset to my shopping cart and picking out a service plan, my Amazon cart total still only came out to a penny. Unfortunately I am not eligible for an upgrade at the moment so I was unable to complete checkout. If there is anyone out there that can take advantage of this wallet friendly deal, let us know! Links
  • Samsung Blackjack II (Black)
  • Samsung Blackjack II (Red)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sony's "TransferJet" to Take on Bluetooth 3.0

Posted by Jerry Raia in "Smartphone News" @ 10:32 AM

"Never one to settle for an open standard when the opportunity to push a proprietary alternative presents itself, Sony has announced that it will wade into the next-generation short-range interconnect wars with a proprietary new wireless spec called "TransferJet." Sony's proposed TransferJet spec has a physical peak transmission rate of 560Mbps and would appear to compete directly with short- and medium-range ultrawideband-based offerings like wireless USB (W-USB) and the next generation of Bluetooth technology. But in spite of any similarities to either W-USB or Bluetooth 3.0, both of which are based on the same WiMedia radio technology and promise transfer speeds in the 480Mbps range, Sony's TransferJet has some distinguishing characteristics that set it apart from the pack."

I sure hope "TransferJet" works better than it did at the demonstration of it I saw at CES. I took this picture below when the experiment seized up.

The camera at the right was supposed to be transferring data at warp speed. The blue screen though tells a different story. "It's great when it works." was the recovery offered. Seriously though why does Sony always come up with things that are non-standard? In age where all most of us want is one type of USB connector, this just throws more gasoline on the fire. Well if it worked for the Memory Stick I guess it can work here.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Google will Bid for Wireless Spectrum

Posted by Kris Kumar in "NEWS" @ 06:30 AM

"If you have been following the drama around the 700 MHz wireless spectrums, then you know a lot of mud has been flung around by all parties involved: FCC�s Kevin Martin, The Google Camp, Frontline Wireless, and of course the incumbents, AT&T and Verizon. They are all trying to basically control the piece of spectrum that is going to be vacated when analog television shuts down. The spectrum is going to be auctioned off in February. This morning, Eric Schmidt sent a letter to the FCC and said Google will also bid for the spectrum in the wireless auctions, and have indicated that they are going to bid a minimum of $4.6 billion, as per requirements. This is a gutsy move by the search giant: it is saying we got the money and we will spend it to get our way. Google is using money to force the issue � something Microsoft used to do. They know Bells have some, if not many financial constraints. Given how much money they have tied up in new efforts like 3G and broadband upgrades, the Bells should be looking at an auction which can get as crazy as the auction for a rare Rembrandt."

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Lately we have been hearing about Google flexing its money power, and doing a lot of lobbying in Washington D.C. Its latest efforts sound really very good on paper and sound pro-consumer, but the little bit of the capitalist mind in me wonders if the open platform will benefit the winner of the 700MHz wireless spectrum? One of the reasons why the wireless carriers setup restrictions on the types of applications and handsets, or setup the walled garden is because they want to protect their investments. Am I brain-washed? If are interested in reading more about this story, then I definitely recommend you to follow all the links in GigaOM's post. Also, this PC World article has a good writeup. We would definitely like to hear your thoughts on this interesting proposal from Google. Is Google really interested in winning this auction? I know they have the money, but are they really interested in winning the bid or just getting their terms across?

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit - Creating Business Value from Technology Innovation

Posted by Kris Kumar in "EVENT" @ 05:40 AM

"Mobile technology is fast emerging from the gadget stage. Today, there are hundreds of real-world examples of mobile technology empowering knowledge workers and adding real value to important business processes. But getting to real value isn't always straightforward. Mobile and wireless technologies are changing fast and notoriously averse to standardization. Users will continue experiencing technology fragmentation, interoperability issues and rapid obsolescence in the coming years. ... In such an evolving context, what strategies should enterprises adopt to be successful with mobility? How can you take advantage of the ongoing disruptive transformation and create business value out of technology innovation? As a service provider, how can you continue to grow in such a dynamic and competitive industry? The answers await you at the Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit - an exciting program packed with analyst presentations, guest speakers, case studies, analyst roundtables, new research, keynotes and panel sessions. Waiting for the mobile and wireless markets to sort themselves out is not an option. You need to make decisions today that will affect your organization's ability to mobilize in the future. That's what the Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit is all about."

Gartner is organizing a two day workshop for the IT community, mobile analysts and mobile engineers to get a grip on the ever-changing wireless landscape, and plan for their company's wireless strategy. Is anyone attending this workshop? We would like to hear from you. Also, we would like to hear from the IT and wireless infrastructure planners on how they go about selecting a wireless technology, carrier etc. What are the factors that help you choose one over the other? I think that you folks have one of the toughest jobs.

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Friday, April 6, 2007

Wireless Devices Blur Work/Home Balance

Posted by Pete Paxton in "ARTICLE" @ 11:00 AM

"Staying in touch constantly by using laptops, BlackBerrys and other wireless devices has blurred the line between a person's professional and personal life, according to a new survey. While they were intended to provide convenience and flexibility for workers' lives, they have changed the physical parameters of the workplace and extended the work day. Professionals can work from anywhere and connect at any time."

Yahoo News has an interesting article describing how wireless devices have extended our business day into our homes and other places including vacations. As a teacher, I don't often have the need to work from home using wireless devices but I have friends that do. They seem to take their devices everywhere including vacations. I take my Dash with me on vacation but it's just to keep in touch, not work. When I'm on vacation, or when I get home, my work stays at work. So how about you? Have you been extending your workday into your home and vacations because of the convenience of your wireless device? Is it a personal choice or do you feel obligated? Let us know.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Verizon Wireless PN-820 Flip Smartphone Review on CNET

Posted by Kris Kumar in "ARTICLE" @ 05:05 PM

"Smart phones have come a long way in design. Nowadays, they come in all shapes and sizes--from the sleek to the small--and not just the bricklike variety. Yet there's one form factor that the phone manufacturers have yet to conquer--flip phones. The Cingular 3125 was a good effort, but its Trekkie look isn't for everyone. Enter the Verizon Wireless PN-820. It's certainly not sexy--some might call it dull even--but the design is practical and more important, functional. Plus, the Windows Mobile 5 smart phone packs in Bluetooth, EV-DO support, and good performance. Of course, we have our share of complaints."

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The Verizon Wireless PN-820 clam shell smart phone was launched quietly. We didn't see any fuzzy spy shots, there were no pre-production reviews and no launch buzz. The CNET review is probably the first one, and it took over a month for the first review to hit the Web. :( Regardless, the clam shell design is pretty popular. There aren't many smart phones in the Verizon Wireless stores right now that can match PN-820's skills. I agree that it is not as cool looking as the Cingular 3125, but it looks like a very practical gadget. What I like the most is that it has a miniSD, yes miniSD, slot that is externally accessible. If you are on the lookout for a flip smart phone on the Verizon's network then check out this Windows Mobile 5 device. In case you own one, we would like to hear about it.

HTC S621 (Excalibur) Arrives in Canada with Rogers Wireless

Posted by Mike Temporale in "NEWS" @ 07:45 AM

"The S621 from HTC is now available all official-like through Canada's Rogers Wireless, offering the same glorious QWERTY experience (and somewhat controversial "JOGGR" touch strip experience) that T-Mobile customers have been enjoying for a little while now. Grab it now for a cool $250 CDN (about $213) on three-year agreement."

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While it's true that it's listed on their website and you can view it right now. I can't seem to be able to browse to it. I'm thinking the official launch is still a couple days away. Regardless, it's nice to see Rogers pick up a new hot device like the Excalibur and get it out on their network inside of 6 months from the actual device release date. Unfortuantely, it's listed as a Windows Mobile 5 device. I sure hope that they plan to release an upgrade for it - but I wouldn't count on it. If anyone manages to buy this, please let us know!

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Get Ready to Throw Out Those Power Adapters, Cables and Connectors; Wireless Power is Here

Posted by Kris Kumar in "OFF-TOPIC" @ 02:45 PM

"At the Consumer Electronics Show next week, two companies--Arizona-based start-up WildCharge and Michigan-based Fulton Innovation--will demonstrate what are expected to be very different ways to give gadgets juice, sans wires. The concept isn't new, and some of the same challenges--such as cost and size--that have prevented the technology from winning over manufacturers still remain. But executives at the companies, who won't say how much their recharging devices will cost, hope the sheer amount of mobile gadgets today could portend a different outcome."

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Every time we add a new gadget to our ever growing collection, we add a new power adapter to our collection. Every evening when we come home from work, we wish we didn't have have to untangle those power adapter cables and look for an empty outlet to charge our gadgets for the next day. Looks like our wish is soon going to be full-filled, provided the mobile gadget manufacturers adopt the wireless charging concept. Personally, I am not sure if the mobile manufacturers would be interested in letting go of the revenue stream associated with the power accessories. CNET is talking about two companies, WildCharge and Fulton Innovation, that will be demonstrating their products at the CES 2007.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Verizon Wireless to Launch Black Motorola Q December 12th

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "THOUGHT" @ 02:11 PM

"Release dates have played with our emotions in the past and we are sure they will be played with again, but this time we have some faith in our tipster. Looks like Verizon Wireless has decided to internally announce their newest Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone to the lineup, the Black Motorola Q. Now, we know that it looks similar to its silver brother externally, but it comes with a software update named MOL2. This update corrects such issues as the Goodlink data stall issue, adds jog dial control via Bluetooth headset and improves battery life. Expect this black bad boy to cost an extra $50 across the board and to be out on the web December 12th and in retail January 12th. So how far behind will Sprint be? Guesses, anyone??"

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I love how Motorola charges an extra $50 to get the same phone in a different color. Is the black Motorola Q that much sleeker that it actually justifies the extra cash? I think I'll pass on this handset and wait for the Pink or Blue Motorola Q :roll:

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Verizon Wireless branded Pantech PN-820 Pictures Leaked

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "NEWS" @ 12:41 PM

"It looks like our favorite mobile tipster Roc A Fella is at it again. This time he shows us the soon to be released Pantech PN-820 for Verizon Wireless, latest addition to their growing PDA lineup. This clamshell bad boy runs on Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone with an EV-DO dual band radio, 1.3 megapixel camera, expandable memory via miniSD, Bluetooth, and a QVGA display. Pantech has updated the color scheme from what we previously have seen, and we like it way more seeing how the all-black scheme might be a fingerprint magnet. Look for the device as an exclusive on the web and B2B on 12/18 and in retail on 12/29."

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While it is not the nicest looking Smartphone on the planet, it does have some pretty decent specs. I'm curious though, who would buy this when they could buy the Motorola Q? :lol:

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