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Palm’s New Mobile OS Nova= Something Huge?

My experience of the the Palm OS is that it was satble but lacked any wow factor and now Palm claims they may have a game changer with their new Palm’s OS set to be unveiled on January’s CES called Nova led by Ex-Apple  S enior Vice President for Hardware Engineering and “150 engineers since Rubinstein’s arrival. Among them are Jeff Devine, a top operations executive with Nokia (NOK), and Way Ting, an operating system guru from Silicon Graphics (SGIC). “We haven’t had any trouble selling our story,” says consultant Dan Walker, who was Apple’s chief talent officer from 2000 to 2004 and now leads recruiting for Palm”.

” Palm insiders are optimistic. “I’m fundamentally convinced we’re onto something huge,” says Mike Bell, a 16-year Apple engineering star who joined Palm last year. “Some of the stuff we’re working on here is mind-blowing—better than anything I’ve seen before”…. <More>

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Pandora UMPC & The evolution of the Smartphone Platform

pandora

“It is designed as an ultra portable open source computer with gaming
controls, it is very small, around about the same size as a DS. It can
easily fit in your pocket. It is by far the most powerful handheld in
the world both in terms of raw CPU power and 3D graphics capability, it
will be able to handle things such as Firefox3 or Quake3 with ease.
Around 10+ Hours battery life. [http://openpandora.org/]” Via <UMPCPortal.com>

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INQ’s Web 2.0 Phone

INQ1

“The software – or more exactly the UI – is the key point now in selling any handset and thankfully INQ has listened. So, for what’s its worth the INQ1 has a 2.2in QVGA screen, HSDPA connectivity, a 3.2MP camera, microSD expansion slot to augment just 50MB of internal memory and pocket friendly dimensions of 97 x 47.6 x 14.4mm while it weighs a mere 110g. Now, the good stuff – and there’s a lot.

Running off a Qualcomm chipset with custom Brew operating system, the INQ1 has the best integration of social networking and communication tools this side of a BlackBerry or iPhone – scratch that, in many respects it is better than either.

For a start, Facebook, Skype, Twitter, YouTube, Bebo, eBay, Last FM, Microsoft Instant Messenger, Gmail, Google Maps are not only available on the handset but they run full time in the background, pre-fetching data and keeping users continuously connected. All run thin clients which can be accessed with or without signal (such as when on the Tube) and any notices written offline automatically sent when reception returns.

Taking this to the next level is a game changing contacts database where the INQ1’s contacts are seamlessly combined with those detected from these services. This means FaceBook, Twitter, Skype, Gmail, Yahoo, WLM contacts and more are merged grouping contacts with the same name or those with similar (ie, ‘Gordon Kelly’ and Gordon K’ would cause a prompt asking whether they should be merged or not). Consequently select any contact and you’ll have the option (where applicable) to either call, text, email, Facebook, IM, Twitter or Skype call (but not eBay) them, even their avatars and statuses are transposed. Brilliant”…. <More>

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Shiro’s SQ Solar Powered Mp3 Player

“Most of the SQ’s specifications are nothing to shout about, including a 1.8-inch color display, FM tuner and up to 16GB of memory. Its main selling point is the solar panel found on the back which fully charges the device in 4 hours when under the sun. If the day is overcast, you can still power up the SQ through more regular means using a USB cable”…. <More>

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U-Verse IPTV on iPhone

https://i2.wp.com/www.themaclawyer.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/09/13/iphone.png“MacNN | AT&T plans to link iPhone to U-verse services
AT&T’s position as exclusive carrier for the iPhone will contribute to the new technology. Voice mail messages will be accessible from the user’s TV screen, while DVR recordings will be transferable to the phone”…. <More>

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Wind-up MP3 Player Charges Cell Phone & Comes With Built-In FM Radio & Flashlight

“Trevor Baylis, inventor of the original wind up radio has come up with a media player that also charges mobile phones and has a built-in flashlight. It plays mp3, wma, asf, wav, and mp4 files, and has a built in FM radio plus an analog recorder, and a photo-viewer too. If you have the stamina you can wind it for 20 hours’ worth of playback. The Eco-Media Player gives you about 40 minutes of use for each minute of cranking. For those of us who can’t spare a minute to crank, it also has a standard USB charge connector and computer interface”…. <More>

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TOP 10 Wireless Innovations 2008

#8 Talkster  
Talk can’t get any cheaper than with Talkster, the only service providing free long distance, international and group conference calls from any phone on any network

 #5 Ribbit
Not another phone company, but a new kind of  phone company—one  that boasts an open platform that enables developers to easily integrate voice into almost any kind of Web application and powerhouse partnerships with salesforce.com and Adobe”…. <WIRELESS INNOVATIONS 2008>2008

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