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Motorola Q q9 with HSDPA

Feb 12 2007 - 05:17 AM ET | 3G, 3GSM, Motorola, Smartphone
3GSM World Congress -- 3GSM's flurry of handset announcements is in full force this morning with most major manufacturers showing off several new models. The latest is the Motorola Moto Q q9 which is the next generation Q which is...

HP iPAQ 500 series Voice Communicator announced

Feb 12 2007 - 02:26 AM ET | 3GSM, Smartphone
3GSM World Congress -- The HP iPAQ 500 series Voice Messenger is the first of what is expected to be a number of Windows Mobile 6 smartphones to be announced at 3GSM. The small (for an iPAQ) device looks more...

Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 announced

Feb 12 2007 - 01:46 AM ET | 3GSM, Smartphone
3GSM World Congress -- As expected, Microsoft has taken the wraps off of Windows Mobile 6, the next major version of its mobile operating system. The biggest addition to Windows Mobile 6 is increased support for Office and other Microsoft...

Consumers driving demand for BlackBerry

Jan 23 2007 - 09:58 PM ET | Backpage, Research In Motion, Smartphone
The Wall Street Journal has an article about Research In Motion's fastest growing customer, consumers. The company previously courted business users almost exclusively, but the BlackBerry Pearl has helped open up a new market for the company. According to the...

Palm Treo 750 launches on Cingular

Jan 07 2007 - 08:31 PM ET | 3G, CES, Cingular, Palm, Smartphone
CES 2007 -- Cingular Wireless has officially announced the Palm Treo 750. The long awaited device is the first Treo from Cingular to have either 3G or Windows Mobile. The 750 has been shipping in Europe for quite some...

Motorola Q Black debuts on Verizon Wireless

Dec 12 2006 - 03:11 PM ET | Motorola, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless
The Motorola Q Black is the same Q that Verizon Wireless started shipping back in May, but with a sleek new black exterior. Motorola hasn't yet expanded the Q to other network technologies like it was first expected, but rumor...

Cingular 8525 announced

Nov 06 2006 - 03:29 PM ET | Cingular, Smartphone
The long-rumored Cingular 8525 has finally gotten an official announcement. Built by HTC (codename Hermes) and branded for Cingular, the 8525 is an update to the popular Cingular 8125. The update adds 3G connectivity and boosts several of the other...

T-Mobile begins selling the Dash

Oct 26 2006 - 01:52 PM ET | Smartphone, T-Mobile
T-Mobile has started selling the Dash, a slim Windows Mobile smartphone that was announced earlier this month. The Dash is slightly thinner than the Motorola Q which qualifies it as the thinnest Windows Mobile handset in the world. Like many...

HP iPAQ hw6920 and hw6925 headed to Cingular

Oct 26 2006 - 01:12 PM ET | Cingular, Smartphone
HP has announced that the iPAQ hw6920 and iPAQ hw6925 are both headed to Cingular and are slated to launch on Tuesday. The hw6920 series is chocked full of features, but took so long to come out that the specs...

Cingular 3125 launches, clamshell Windows Mobile

Sep 13 2006 - 05:43 PM ET | CTIA, Cingular, Smartphone
CTIA IT 2006 -- Cingular and HTC have announced the availability of the Cingular 3125 . The device is an OEM version of the HTC Star Trek. Few Windows Mobile handsets are flip phones, the Motorola MPx220 was the last...

HTC shows off Q4 2006 lineup

Sep 07 2006 - 03:11 PM ET | Smartphone
High Tech Computer has officially announced their holiday lineup. While leaks have shared info on all of these handsets, the official announcement clears the way for these devices to actually ship. Additionally we have actual model names, the trendy...

Palm Treo 700wx launches on Sprint

Sep 03 2006 - 12:33 PM ET | Palm, Smartphone, Sprint Nextel
The Palm Treo 700wx has officially launched on Sprint. While this was the first time it has been officially talked about, like most past Treos there wasn't much about the 700wx that didn't leak. The handset is almost identical to...

HTC Excalibur approved by FCC

Aug 21 2006 - 03:04 PM ET | Smartphone
The featured packed HTC Excalibur has been approved by the FCC (ID NM8EXCA). The handset is being positioned to compete with the Motorola Q, but since it's GSM the competition will be limited until Motorola introduces new variants of the...

Microsoft demos hybrid computer/phone

Jul 28 2006 - 02:13 PM ET | Smartphone
The line of distinction between a full fledged computer and mobile phone has been blurred with the advent of smartphones and Microsoft is doings its best to continue the trend. The company demoed a prototype product that combines Windows CE...

HTC and NTT DoCoMo announce Z smartphone

Jul 13 2006 - 11:33 AM ET | DoCoMo, Smartphone
NTT DoCoMo jointly developed a new smartphone with HTC which is set to debut later this month. The hTc Z is a Windows Mobile smartphone and will be one of the first devices marketed under the HTC brand (previously the...

Symbian 9.3 released

Jul 13 2006 - 11:12 AM ET | Smartphone
Symbian announced version 9.3 of its flagship smartphone OS. It adds several important high-end features, but also includes the ability for vendors to strip the system down to make it useful in lower-end handsets. In terms of volume shipments, Nokia...

Rumor: Nokia E62 headed for Cingular

May 31 2006 - 01:56 PM ET | Nokia, Rumor, Smartphone
The Nokia E62 (AKA "BlackBerry killer") may be headed to Cingular. We first heard about the E62 from an FCC filing earlier this year, it's a stripped down version of the E61. Nokia hasn't officially talked about the E62, so...

Treo 700p launched by Sprint

May 28 2006 - 09:27 PM ET | Palm, Smartphone, Sprint Nextel
As expected, Sprint Nextel has started shipping the Palm Treo 700p. The device is also available from Verizon Wireless. Features of the 700p include: EV-DO highspeed data (Sprint Power Vision) 128MB memory, 60MB available to user Intel XScale™ 312 MHz...

Motorola Q hits Verizon Wireless May 31

May 22 2006 - 11:57 AM ET | Motorola, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless
After a series of delays, Verizon Wireless has announced May 31st as the official ship date for the hotly anticipated Motorola Q. The slim-smartphone was first intended to ship early in Q1 and will be an exclusive to Verizon when...

11.7m Symbian devices shipped in Q1

May 16 2006 - 02:18 PM ET | Backpage, Smartphone
Symbian announced that 11.7 million mobile phones shipped with its OS during the first quarter. That's a 73% increase in year-over-year comparison. Some other interesting figures were announced: 70.5m total Symbian powered devices 10 licensees are currently shipping 66 different...

Microsoft and Qualcomm enter smartphone agreement

May 04 2006 - 04:03 PM ET | In The News, Smartphone
Microsoft and Qualcomm have entered a deal to have Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system work more closely with Qualcomm latest wireless chipset. Qualcomm's 7000 series Mobile Station Modem (MSM) chipset combines a radio modem and applications processor on one...

Modeo TV phone photos

Apr 10 2006 - 03:41 PM ET | CTIA, Smartphone
CTIA 2006 -- Mobile TV upstart Modeo was showing off a self-branded Windows Mobile handset that sports DVB-H (the mobile TV standard supported by Modeo). The device was designed by HTC and is "production ready". Physically it's about exactly the...

Palm Treo 700w has DST bug, workaround

Apr 02 2006 - 05:20 PM ET | Palm, Smartphone
Palm revealed over the weekend that its Treo 700w smartphone does not properly deal with Daylight Saving Time. Clocks advanced an hour this morning and while the Treo 700w automatically picked up on the change, appointments in the calendar...

Nokia 9300 Communicator launches on Cingular

Mar 27 2006 - 11:28 AM ET | Cingular, Nokia, Smartphone
Cingular has officially launched the Nokia 9300 Communicator for direct consumer sales. The carrier has been selling the phone to its business customers since November. The 9300 is one of Nokia's Series-80 devices and has an extensive feature set. Highlights...

Possible Treo 700p info leaks

Mar 18 2006 - 04:35 PM ET | Palm, Rumor, Smartphone, Sprint Nextel
Interesting information about the Palm Treo 700p showed up this week in a TreoCentral forum thread. The 700p hasn't been announced, but is rumored to be a Palm OS powered smartphone similar in features to the 700w. The thread...

BenQ P51 announced

Mar 09 2006 - 10:48 AM ET | Smartphone
BenQ launched several handsets this week at the CeBIT conference, including the P51. It's a Windows Mobile 5.0 powered handset, similar in design to the Treo 700w. Over a year ago BenQ announced the P50, though its launch was...

SanDisk launches ultra fast mobile memory cards

Mar 09 2006 - 10:31 AM ET | Camera, PDA Phone, Smartphone
SanDisk today introduced the SanDisk Ultra® II Mobile line of flash memory cards for mobile phones, at the CeBIT Show in Hannover, Germany. The new memory cards have faster read and write speeds than standard flash memory cards, which...

FCC approves Nokia E61 smartphone

Mar 03 2006 - 05:39 PM ET | Nokia, PDA Phone, Smartphone
After months of salivating over getting a taste of Nokia's Blackberry killer, it looks as though our appetites may be satiated. Today, the FCC approved the Nokia E61 for US consumption! The Nokia E61 is a Symbian OS 9.1...

Mobile DTV alliance welcomes Microsoft

Mar 02 2006 - 10:17 AM ET | 3G, Backpage, Smartphone
The Mobile DTV Alliance is already brimming with heavy hitters with the likes of Intel, Motorola, Nokia, and Texas Instruments, but today it welcomes Microsoft to the fold. The Mobile DTV Alliance encourages the deployment of DVB-H in North America....

RedBrowser, Java based trojan in the wild!

Mar 02 2006 - 09:46 AM ET | In The News, Miscellaneous, PDA Phone, SMS, Smartphone
According to Moscow based Kaspersky Labs, a new Trojan horse that is able to infect almost any mobile phone or PDA is in the wild. The Trojan called "RedBrowser" targets traditional mobile phones running Java as well as the newer...

Fifth Media introduces the AXIA A308 PDA Phone

Feb 28 2006 - 12:52 PM ET | Backpage, PDA Phone, Smartphone
Fifth Media has announced their new Axia A308 ahead of CeBit 2006, and is billing it as the world's smallest Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone. Details: Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone Intel PXA272 CPU 416 MHz 128MB and 64MB RAM 2.2...

Moto Q undergoing friendly Verizon testing

Feb 28 2006 - 12:49 PM ET | Backpage, Motorola, Rumor, Smartphone
Ubergizmo is reporting a rumor that the Motorola Q may be undergoing "Friendly-User" testing soon. The rumor goes on to say that, "With that and a few extra things to be taken care of, we should be seeing the Q...

T-Mobile MDA now shipping

Feb 22 2006 - 03:00 PM ET | Backpage, Smartphone, T-Mobile
The T-Mobile MDA is now shipping from T-Mobile USA. It was announced along with the SDA on February 13th. The feature-packed Windows Mobile smartphone is listed at $349.99 after a $50 rebate and 1-year contract. Since the device is...

Symbian to lose market to Microsoft and Linux?

Feb 20 2006 - 11:30 AM ET | Backpage, Smartphone
ZD Net UK is reporting that by 2010 Microsoft and Linux Smartphones will surpass Symbian in units shipped. Quoting an analyst's report from the Diffusion Group, by 2010 "Symbian will see its market share halved to around 22 percent, while...

PalmSource dumping Garnet for Linux, skips Cobalt

Feb 14 2006 - 02:45 PM ET | PDA Phone, Palm, Smartphone
Access PalmSource today announced their companies latest OS platform and a possible future of the Palm and Treo product lines. The Access Linux platform utilizes Palm OS for Linux with the NetFront browser and open source linux components. The...

Imate SmartFlip

Feb 13 2006 - 10:53 AM ET | PDA Phone, Rumor, Smartphone
The internet rumor mill is blazing this morning with pictures released to the internet of the new iMate SmartFlip. Details are sketchy at this point, but what we are hearing is that it will be clamshell, Windows Mobile 5.0,...

Samsung SGH-I320 slim-line Koreanberry

Feb 13 2006 - 10:07 AM ET | PDA Phone, Samsung, Smartphone
Today Samsung entered the hunt for the Blackberry by releasing it's own Crackberry, Q, Frankenberry rendition, the SGH-I320. The details are slim at this point, but Samsung says the phone is slimmer then a Motorola Q, and is a...

Microsoft launching push email devices

Feb 13 2006 - 09:45 AM ET | Backpage, PDA Phone, Smartphone
Microsoft is planning on launching a couple of devices today to compete with the Blackberry. Microsoft's devices will feature it's version of push email from several providers including Vodaphone, and Cingular. But according to an article at the Wall...

T-Mobile SDA launched

Feb 13 2006 - 09:00 AM ET | Smartphone, T-Mobile
T-Mobile USA today launched the T-Mobile SDA. The Windows Mobile powered device is manufactured by HTC (if you've heard of the HTC Tornado, it's the same device) and branded directly by T-Mobile. Features of the T-Mobile SDA include: Windows Mobile...

T-Mobile MDA announced

Feb 13 2006 - 09:00 AM ET | Smartphone, T-Mobile
In addition to launching the SDA, T-Mobile USA today announced the T-Mobile MDA. It will begin shipping February 21st (next Tuesday). Like the SDA, the T-Mobile MDA is manufactured by HTC. The MDA went by the codename Wizard and is...

HP iPAQ hw6900 officially announced

Feb 13 2006 - 08:14 AM ET | 3GSM, Smartphone
3GSM 2006 -- While it was hardly a secret, HP has finally announced the iPAQ hw6900. No real new information came out, but it's always nice to get official confirmation of specs. Features of the iPAQ hw6900 include: Quad-band...

Fujitsu Siemens Pocket LOOX T Series announced

Feb 13 2006 - 05:35 AM ET | 3G, 3GSM, Smartphone
3GSM 2006 -- Fujitsu Siemens announced two feature packed Windows Mobile powered smartphones today, the Pocket LOOX T Series. Both the T810 and T830 pack similar feature sets: Tri-band GSM + UMTS 802.11b/g wirelesswith VoIP capability Bluetooth v2.0 Integrated...

HP to split handhelds from laptop division

Feb 12 2006 - 10:42 PM ET | Backpage, Smartphone
HP will split its handheld devices from the laptop division. This will make its iPAQ smartphones a more core business for the company. Smartphones are a high-growth sector for the company and is forecasted to post 50% growth year...

RIM workaround explained

Feb 10 2006 - 11:52 AM ET | PDA Phone, Research In Motion, Smartphone
BusinessWeek is carrying a detailed explanation of how the new RIM workaround would work. Essentially NTP's case and the patents involved, revolve around where emails are stored while a user is out of range, on RIM's two Network Storage...

Cornice Dragon Series Micro HD's

Feb 10 2006 - 10:41 AM ET | Backpage, Miscellaneous, PDA Phone, Smartphone
Cornice’s is making two notable announcements at 3GSM: The Cornice Dragon Series Micro Hard Drive will be launching in 8- and 10-gigabyte capacities. Cornice Hard Drives will be inside the Samsung i300 Mobile Smartphone [via Cornice]...

FCC approves two new Nokia phones, the N80 and the 6282

Feb 07 2006 - 12:32 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Nokia, PDA Phone, Smartphone
Yesterday the FCC approved two new Nokia phones for the U.S. market, the 6282 and the N80. The phones appear as originally specced, with both handsets including GSM 850/1900 and WCDMA 1900, but not WCDMA 850. This may make the...

Cingular 8125 launched

Feb 06 2006 - 02:42 PM ET | Cingular, Smartphone
Cingular Wireless has launched the 8125 for business channels. The Cingular 8125 is simply the carrier's version of the HTC Wizard (AKA T-Mobile MDA). The 8125 is fairly loaded with features: Quad-band GSM plus EDGE Bluetooth and WiFi MiniSD card...

Palm Treo 700p details leak online

Feb 06 2006 - 10:53 AM ET | Palm, Rumor, Smartphone
Details surrounding the rumored Palm Treo 700p leaked online over the weekend. The 700p has been expected ever since the 700w was announced, but officially it has not been announced. It's going to come out first on Sprint, probably early...

Symantec warns of three new Symbian trojans

Jan 20 2006 - 04:20 PM ET | Backpage, Security, Smartphone
Symantec has issued an alert over three new trojan horse applications for Symbian powered phones. These will affect Nokia's S60 line of smartphones. The trojans are being called: SymbOS.Bootton.E, SymbOS.Pbstealer.D and SymbOS.Sendtool.A. To be affected you will have to...

HP iPAQ hw6900 details leak

Jan 10 2006 - 04:36 PM ET | Backpage, Rumor, Smartphone
UPDATE: The HP iPAQ hw6900 has been officially announced at 3GSM 2006. Details of the HP iPAQ hw6900 have leaked thanks to a report from our friends at Engadget. The Windows Mobile 5.0 powered smartphone hasn't been officially announced (so...

UTStarcom XV6700 on Verizon Wireless

Jan 04 2006 - 01:14 PM ET | CES, Smartphone, UTStarcom (Audiovox), Verizon Wireless
CES 2006 - Verizon Wireless announced this morning that it will begin carrying the UTStarcom XV6700. It's the first Windows Mobile 5.0 device for Verizon Wireless, though Sprint Nextel already launched the device late last year. Features of the XV6700...

Samsung i830 announced by Verizon Wireless

Jan 04 2006 - 11:01 AM ET | CES, Samsung, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless
CES 2006 - As expected, Verizon has announced the Samsung i830. While sounding like a replacement for the i730, the two phones will continue to ship because of different niche features (it drops WiFi and gains GSM for roaming)....

Lenovo working on smartphone?

Dec 28 2005 - 12:54 PM ET | Backpage, Rumor, Smartphone
A chinese language website posted details about a new Windows Mobile smartphone said to be in the works from Lenovo. The Chinese owned Lenovo is most well known for purchasing the ThinkPad series of notebooks from PC stalwart IBM. The...

Symbian shipments hit 8.54m in Q3

Nov 16 2005 - 11:59 AM ET | Smartphone
Sales of Symbian were up big in the third quarter, hitting 8.54 million. Other interesting metrics from the quarter: Symbian OS worldwide installed base reaches almost 48 million phones 60 separate Symbian OS phone models shipping worldwide from eight licensees...

Cingular announces HP iPAQ hw6515 and hw6510

Oct 18 2005 - 11:11 AM ET | Cingular, Smartphone
Cingular today announced that it will begin selling the HP iPAQ hw6515 and hw6510 on October 31st. The two smartphones are exactly alike, except for a camera (the hw6515 sports a megapixel camera while the hw6510 has no camera). Features...

Quickoffice to be bundled with Series 60

Oct 10 2005 - 04:43 PM ET | Nokia, Smartphone
Quickoffice announced today that its software will now be bundled with all Series 60 phones. The Quickoffice software allows users to view and print Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel and Powerpoint). There is a premium version that allows files to...

Treo smartphone on Windows Mobile announced

Sep 26 2005 - 12:00 PM ET | Palm, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless
IN PROGRESS -- As expected, Palm has announced a Treo smartphone on Windows Mobile. Top brass from Palm, Microsoft (including Bill Gates) and Verizon Wireless gathered in San Fransisco this morning to launch the device. Palm noted that this project...

Treo 700w to be officially announced Monday

Sep 23 2005 - 04:51 PM ET | Palm, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless
UPDATE: The 700w has been officially announced, though Palm hasn't technically used the 700w name yet. Palm has announced a press conference with both Microsoft and Verizon Wireless for Monday the 26th. This can only mean one thing... The Treo...

Palm, Microsoft and PalmSource in BusinessWeek

Sep 20 2005 - 03:54 PM ET | Palm, Rumor, Smartphone
BusinessWeek writes on Palm, Microsoft and the recent buyout of PalmSource. Not surprisingly, Palm was trying to buy PalmSource but eventually lost out, which is why it went for such a premium to Access. BusinessWeek confirms that Palm will be...

Motorola MPx220 re-launched by Cingular

Sep 19 2005 - 03:43 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola, Smartphone
After a months long absence, Cingular has re-launched the Motorola MPx220 (originally launched 11 months ago). Priced at $249.99, the Windows Mobile powered smartphone is shown as now shipping. Features of the device include: Windows Mobile 2003 software 1.2 megapixel...

HTC Universal review

Sep 02 2005 - 01:50 PM ET | Smartphone
Our friends at Engadget have posted a review of the HTC Universal. It's done in a Q&A style based on questions from readers. The HTC Universal is a feature packed smartphone not likely to make it to the US. It's...

Motorola Q on Verizon Wireless in Q1 2006?

Aug 31 2005 - 01:30 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless
Smartphone Thoughts thinks that the Motorola Q, the super-thin Windows mobile handset that was announced last month, will ship on Verizon Wireless in the first quarter of 2006. While the handset was announced, details like if it would be GSM...

T-Mobile USA to get HTC Tornado, Wizard

Aug 26 2005 - 02:50 PM ET | Smartphone, T-Mobile
Our friends at Engadget are reporting that T-Mobile USA will get both the HTC Tornado and Wizard, two hot Windows Mobile powered smartphones. Cingular is also expected to pick up the Wizard. Features of the Tornado include: WiFi EDGE Bluetooth...

HP HW 6500 review

Aug 22 2005 - 11:52 PM ET | Review, Smartphone
Om Malik reviewed the upcoming HW 6500 and gave it positive marks overall. The Windows Mobile powered smartphone should ship from Cingular towards the end of the monthl. In the opening of his review, Om states: bq. Hewlett Packard’s Mobile...

Symbian's Q2 sales triple

Aug 18 2005 - 11:25 AM ET | Smartphone
Symbian's second quarter sales tripled with more than 7.8 million unit sales. The first half of 2005 has seen more sales than all of 2004. Some other interesting notes from Symbian: * There are 54 from 7 manufacturers currently shipping...

Qtek 8300, 8310 announced

Aug 16 2005 - 12:11 PM ET | Smartphone
Qtek yesterday announced two Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphones, the 8300 8310 (shown at right). Both of the phones include WiFi (which is newly supported in Windows Mobile 5). Other features of the handsets include: * EDGE high-speed data * 1.3...

Samsung i730 review

Jul 18 2005 - 12:00 AM ET | Review, Samsung, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless
By Ned S. Levi -- Computer consultant and MobileTracker confidant Ned S. Levi recently took the Samsung i730 for a test drive and has written a full review of the handset. The i730 is currently shipping from Verizon Wireless in...

Opera releases Windows Mobile browser

Jun 30 2005 - 08:30 PM ET | Data, Smartphone
Opera today released a version of its popular web browser for Windows Mobile. Opera for Mobile is the preferred browser by most Symbian users, but until today wasn't available on Windows Mobile. bq. "Originally, we had not planned to make...

Samsung i730 shipping to consumers

Jun 29 2005 - 11:53 AM ET | Samsung, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless began yesterday selling the Samsung i730 to consumers. Previously the phone was only available to business customers. The i730 is a very feature rich smartphone powered by Windows Mobile. Features include: * EV-DO high-speed data as well as...

BenQ P50 gains FCC approval

Jun 28 2005 - 06:13 PM ET | Smartphone
The BenQ P50 has been approved by the FCC (ID JVP57P50). While this doesn't mean it's going to be for sale here, with BenQ's purchase of Siemens it may be more likely. Features of the BenQ P50 include: * Quad-band...

TiVo To Go expands to Windows Mobile

Jun 08 2005 - 12:26 AM ET | Data, Smartphone
TiVo today announced Windows Mobile support for TiVo To Go. For those unfamiliar, TiVo To Go allows TiVo subscribers to watch content on devices other than a TV. Prior today it was limited to a Windows powered desktop computer. TiVo...

Sierra Wireless to kill Voq smartphone

Jun 07 2005 - 10:15 PM ET | Smartphone
Despsite an extensive print advertising campaign, the Sierra Wireless Voq smartphone never sold well. The company today announced that the Voq division will either be sold off or shut down. Wireless modems make up the vast majority (99%) of Sierra...

Symbian Q1 2005 numbers

May 11 2005 - 03:37 PM ET | Smartphone
Fresh off the announcement of Windows Mobile 5.0, Symbian is touting strong Q1 numbers. * Phone shipments totalled 6.75M versus 2.40M a year ago (180% growth) * Cumulative shipments of Symbian OS phones since Symbian's formation reached 32m phones. *...

Verizon Wireless Treo 650s start to arrive

May 11 2005 - 12:42 PM ET | Palm, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless
Select Verizon Wireless business customers that ordered the Treo 650 recently have reported receiving the device. Photos can be seen here, with the Verizon branding clearly visible. Pricing appears to be: * $529.99 - No nontract * $449.99 - 1-year...

Microsoft announces Windows Mobile 5.0

May 10 2005 - 02:04 PM ET | Smartphone
As expected, Microsoft has announced the next version of its mobile operating system called Windows Mobile 5.0. Rumors pointed to the name "Windows Mobile 2005" prior to today's announcement, but it's the same software. Windows Mobile 5.0 is a major...

Microsoft to announce Windows Mobile 2005

May 06 2005 - 04:08 PM ET | Smartphone
Microsoft is expected to announce the next version of its mobile phone operating system, Windows Mobile 2005, at the a developers conference next week. The Mobile and Embedded DevCon 2005 takes place May 9-12th at the Mandalay Bay Resort &...

Verizon Wireless teases with Treo 650

Apr 04 2005 - 06:00 PM ET | Palm, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless put up a teaser page on its web store for the upcoming Treo 650. Currently Sprint PCS has an exclusive on the CDMA Treo 650 (it has been shipping the device since November 2004). bq. The Treo 650...

MSN Video Downloads launches

Mar 30 2005 - 12:20 AM ET | Data, Smartphone
Microsoft today announced MSN Video Downloads, a video download service for Windows Mobile powered devices (both smartphones and PDAs). Signed content sources include MSNBC.com, MTV, Food Network, FOX Sports and IFILM. MSN Video Downloads is available in the United States...

Microsoft licenses Exchange to Symbian

Mar 22 2005 - 01:58 AM ET | Smartphone
Microsoft today announced a new deal to license email functionality to Symbian, Microsoft's biggest mobile competitor. The agreement will allow Symbian powered phones to work with Microsoft's Exchange email platform. The move is seen by insiders as a way for...

Treo 650 review

Mar 03 2005 - 11:04 AM ET | Palm, Review, Smartphone
Today we bring you a review of the Palm Treo 650. The review is written by renowned Palm expert Larry Becker. He has trained countless people how to get more out of their PDAs, including teams at PalmOne. You can...

Demand for Cingular Treo 650 high

Feb 24 2005 - 04:42 PM ET | Cingular, Palm, Smartphone
Several sharp eyed MobileTracker readers wrote in this morning to let us know that the Treo 650 was taken off Cingular's website. Cingular let us know that the removal was temporary and is simply because of high demand for the...

UIQ 3.0 now available

Feb 14 2005 - 06:59 PM ET | Smartphone
3GSM World Congress -- UIQ 3.0 was shown off for the first time today at 3GSM World Congress. New features include: * Increased carrier customization * Advanced 3G compatibility * New interface UIQ is a user interface platform for Symbian...

Panasonic X800 announced

Feb 14 2005 - 07:12 AM ET | Panasonic, Smartphone
3GSM World Congress -- Panasonic today announced the X800. Earlier this month MobileTracker noted that the FCC approved the Panasonic X800. The X800 is a Symbian powered Series 60 device. Features include: * QuickOffice - Read and edit Microsoft Word...

Microsoft announces Peabody

Feb 14 2005 - 07:03 AM ET | Smartphone
3GSM World Congress -- Microsoft and Flextronics announced Peabody, a new mobile phone platform. Peabody phones will be GSM based and will run Windows Mobile software. bq. Available only to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Peabody is a low-cost, feature-rich Original...

Sendo X2 announced

Feb 14 2005 - 06:12 AM ET | Smartphone
Sendo announced the Sendo X2 this morning at 3GSM World Congress. The upgrade will replace the Sendo X smartphone. Features of the phone include: * Size: weighs 95 grams and is 18mm thickv (4mm bigger than the Motorola RAZR V3)...

Nokia intros Series 60 3rd Edition

Feb 14 2005 - 05:05 AM ET | Nokia, Smartphone
At 3GSM World Congress this morning, Nokia introduced the third edition of its Series 60 platform. The Series 60 3rd Edition, which runs on Symbian OS 9, will be available for licensees in mid-2005. Some of the new features: *...

Xplore M68 smartphone by GSPDA announced

Feb 14 2005 - 03:43 AM ET | PDA Phone, Palm, Smartphone
GSPDA announced the Xplore M68 smartphone this morning at 3GSM World Congress. The Palm OS powered smartphone is available now in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Features of the M68 include: * Palm OS Garnet * Bluetooth * 1.3 megapixel...

hw6500 iPAQ Mobile Messenger pictures leaked

Feb 03 2005 - 04:57 PM ET | Smartphone
Pictures of the hw6500 iPAQ Mobile Messenger, a new feature packed smartphone from HP have leaked. Rumor has it the device will officially launch later this month at 3GSM World Congress later this month. Features include: * GSM and EDGE...

Symbian 9 announced

Feb 02 2005 - 12:23 PM ET | Smartphone
Symbian Limited today announced the launch of Symbian OS 9.0. Phones using the new software are expected to hit the market in the second half of 2005. New features include: * Multimedia - Support for Bluetooth stereo headsets, USB mass...

Siemens SX66 launched by Cingular

Dec 11 2004 - 11:02 PM ET | Cingular, Siemens, Smartphone
Cingular today launched the Siemens SX66, a high-powered pocket PC smartphone. MobileTracker noted last month that Cingular had been advertising this phone in a mailer to customers, though a launch date was unknown at the time. Features of the Siemens...

Audiovox SMT5600 not carried by Cingular

Nov 15 2004 - 11:17 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Smartphone, UTStarcom (Audiovox)
Due to the merger shuffle, the newly announced Audiovox SMT5600 has found itself without a carrier (it was carried by AT&T Wireless, but did not migrate over to Cingular). The popular Windows Mobile powered smartphone just started shipping about a...

Samsung i640 info leaked by FCC

Nov 09 2004 - 02:19 PM ET | Rumor, Samsung, Smartphone
Details of the Samsung SCH-i640 have been posted onto the FCC website. The Windows Mobile powered CDMA handset looks to be the successor to the Samsung i600 (carried by both Verizon Wireless and Sprint PCS). Some specs: * Windows...

BenQ P30 finally launched

Oct 28 2004 - 01:43 PM ET | Smartphone
BenQ has launched its high-end P30 smartphone. The BenQ P30 runs Symbian's UIQ OS that is also used on the Sony Ericsson P900. Features of the P30 include: * Only 17 mm thick * 2.66 inch 208x320 pixel 262k color...

Sprint announces Treo 650 availability

Oct 25 2004 - 12:37 PM ET | Palm, Smartphone, Sprint Nextel
Sprint PCS became the first carrier to officially announce that it will carry the new Treo 650. It will launch next month with a retail price of $599.99. Sprint business customers will also have the option to purchase a non-camera...

PPC-6601 launches on Sprint PCS [CTIA IT 04]

Oct 25 2004 - 12:14 AM ET | Smartphone, Sprint Nextel, UTStarcom (Audiovox)
Sprint PCS today launched the Sprint PCS Vision Smart Device Audiovox PPC-6601 at the CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment 2004 trade show in San Francisco. The new device will be available next month through Sprint business channels. The Audiovox PPC-6601...

Audiovox 5600 launches on AT&T Wireless

Oct 12 2004 - 10:14 AM ET | AT&T Wireless, Smartphone, UTStarcom (Audiovox)
AT&T Wireless today launched the Audiovox SMT 5600, a Microsoft powered smartphone. While common with smartphones, the Audiovox SMT 5600 goes by several other names overseas: i-Mate Smartphone 3, C500, Qtek 8010, and Dopod 565. Features of the 5600 include:...

MPx220 for $249.99 at BestBuy

Oct 10 2004 - 10:32 PM ET | Bargain, Motorola, Smartphone
SlashPhone noticed that the BestBuy sunday-insert ad for select Sourthern California is advertising the Motorola MPx220 for just $249.99 with a 2-year Cingular contract. This deal is available in-store only. Last week MobileTracker noted select BestBuy stores were stocking the...

Motorola MPx220 launched by BestBuy

Oct 08 2004 - 03:48 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor, Smartphone
The highly anticipated Motorola MPx220 is starting a softlaunch at BestBuy stores nationwide. Reports of availibility have varied, but a Howard Forums user reports on sucess finding the phone at a BestBuy store in California. BestBuy stores in Tampa, Florida--where...

Siemens SX66 to be on AT&T Wireless

Oct 08 2004 - 12:28 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Rumor, Smartphone
Mobile Gadget News is reporting that AT&T Wireless will carry the Siemens SX66. This device has a bunch of names: HTC Blue Angel / MDA III / XDA IIs Pocket PC Phone Edition. Features include: * Quad-band GSM * WiFi...

Nokia, Intel hook up for Series 60

Oct 05 2004 - 02:27 PM ET | Nokia, Smartphone
Nokia and Symbian today announced a partnership with Intel for chips in upcoming Nokia Series 60 mobile phones. The phones will use Intel's XScale processor, a chip already used in Windows Mobile based smartphones. bq. As part of its new...

Arima U300 smartphone showed off

Oct 04 2004 - 01:34 PM ET | Smartphone
Arima Group will be showing off a new smartphone at Symbian Expo on October 5 and 6 in London. The Arima U300 uses the UIQ 2.1 smartphone OS, made popular by the Sony Ericsson P900. Features of the U300 include:...

Motorola MPx220 launch near

Oct 03 2004 - 01:21 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Motorola, Rumor, Smartphone
Chatter concerning the Motorola MPx220 has become more detailed in the last few days. Some claim that stores already have the device in stock. AT&T Wireless has images of the phone residing on its server: # Large # Small The...

MDA III ships from T-Mobile Germany

Sep 29 2004 - 09:43 AM ET | Smartphone, T-Mobile
The MDA III has started to ship from T-Mobile Germany. Details of the Microsoft powered smartphone appeared in June: * Bluetooth * WiFi * Camera * Increased battery life (up 25%) * BlackBerry push email Don't import the MDA III...

Agile Messenger 3.0 released

Sep 28 2004 - 01:00 PM ET | Smartphone
Agile Messenger, the cult-hit instant messenger for mobile phones, has been updated to version 3.0. The application boasts more than 400,000 registered users and is available for a limited time as a free download. The major new feature in 3.0...

Samsung i600 launched by Sprint PCS

Sep 22 2004 - 01:35 PM ET | Samsung, Smartphone, Sprint Nextel
Sprint PCS has officially launched the Samsung i600, a Windows Mobile 2003 smartphone. This is the first Windows Mobile device for Sprint PCS. Features include: * Pocket Outlook, Pocket Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger, Microsoft Windows Media Player and ActiveSync technology...

T-mobile to launch Windows smartphone in Europe, USA

Sep 09 2004 - 02:48 PM ET | Smartphone, T-Mobile
T-Mobile is set to launch the Smart Digital Assistant (SDA)--its first Windows powered smartphone in Europe. Priced at 100 Euros with a new activation, it's on the lower end of smartphone prices. Features of the SDA include: * VGA amera...

Treo 650 pictures (AKA 610 / ACE)

Aug 26 2004 - 06:10 PM ET | Palm, Rumor, Smartphone
Pictures of the upcoming Treo 650 (the device that was rumored to be called the Treo 610 or Treo ACE) have surfaced. This smartphone has been rumored since shortly after the Treo 600 shipped. According to the poster that provided...

Nokia N-Gage QD review [exclusive]

Aug 25 2004 - 12:50 AM ET | Nokia, Review, Smartphone
You can purchase the Nokia N-Gage QD from Amazon.com for $199.99. Amazon is currently (last updated 10/11/04) giving $250 in rebates making the final price -$50.01. That's right, you get money back. By Jon Gales -- Back when the...

HP iPAQ h6315 Pocket PC shipping from T-Mobile

Aug 25 2004 - 12:33 AM ET | Data, Smartphone, T-Mobile
T-Mobile USA as expected today launched the HP iPAQ h6315. The Pocket PC device sports WiFi, GPRS and Bluetooth. You can purchase it starting today from the T-Mobile website for $499. Orders should ship tomorrow which is ahead of most...

HP iPAQ h6315 Pocket PC now at CompUSA

Aug 23 2004 - 02:17 PM ET | Smartphone
While the official release isn't rumored until Thursday, CompUSA stores are already selling the HP iPAQ h6315 (reported to us by many readers and confirmed by Engadget). The device has Bluetooth, WiFi and GPRS which makes it one of the...

Nokia will not be Symbian majority partner

Jul 07 2004 - 12:32 PM ET | Smartphone
Major partners in Symbian have agreed to not allow Nokia to own over 50% of Symbian. A deal back in February to buy out Psion's Symbian shares would have left Nokia with 63.3% of Symbian. Siemens, Sony Ericsson and Panasonic...

Motorola MPx220 announced

Jun 29 2004 - 02:02 PM ET | Motorola, Smartphone
Not that it was a secret, but Motorola has finally posted some information on the Motorola MPx220. It's the successor to the MPx200, and has been rumored for well over 6 months. A rough draft press release was leaked a...

Macromedia Flash Lite 1.1 announced

Jun 28 2004 - 08:46 PM ET | Smartphone
Macromedia has announced a new version of Flash Lite, its Flash Player software for mobile phones. NTT DoCoMo was the only carrier that shipped phones using Flash Lite 1.0 (in its 505i series). Version 1.1 adds SVG Tiny (SVG-T) support,...

Sendo X now shipping

Jun 21 2004 - 04:23 PM ET | Smartphone
The Register is reporting that the long awaited Sendo X Series 60 smartphone is now shipping. We first mentioned this phone back in October 2003 and noted that it should be out by the end of the year (then 2003)....

Panasonic X700 announced

Jun 17 2004 - 12:51 PM ET | Bluetooth, Panasonic, Smartphone
At the CommiunicAsia conference, Panasonic announced its Symbian powered phone ever: the Panasonic X700. The company is calling it the "flagship" phone for 2004: * MiniSD * VGA Camera with video recording * Edit native Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint...

Orange SPV C500 announced

Jun 08 2004 - 11:28 AM ET | Smartphone
Orange announced its latest smartphone, the Orange SPV C500. It is said to be the smallest smartphone in the world. Here's a look at the features: * Weight of 100 grams * Size of 108mm x 46mm x 16mm *...

Symbian Q1 results released

May 06 2004 - 12:46 PM ET | Smartphone
Smartphone OS maker Symbian has released its first-quarter results for 2004. Sales are up: * Global shipments reached 2.4 million (1.18 million in the same quarter last year) * Seven new products were announced by Symbian OS licensees * Symbian...

PDA sales slip, smartphones up

Apr 27 2004 - 02:56 PM ET | Smartphone
First quarter sales of PDA's for 2004 are down 11.7% against last year. However, sales of the Treo 600 are way up. With word of the Treo 610 coming soon, and Symbian having a firm hold on smartphones, 2004 could...

Handmark Express ships

Apr 06 2004 - 12:37 PM ET | Smartphone
PDA owners take notice, Handmark says its new Express application can make getting internet data from your Treo 600 or PalmOne device with WiFi and internet access much faster. bq. Express is an application that talks directly to Handmark servers...

Microsoft announces Windows Mobile 2003 2nd Edition

Mar 25 2004 - 10:14 AM ET | Smartphone
Microsft announced the Second Edition of its mobile Windows Mobile 2003. Increased display flexibility was added, which should help keep all MS powered smartphones from looking similar. Look for it first on the Motorola MPx....

Psion minority holder against Symbian sale

Mar 05 2004 - 10:15 AM ET | Smartphone
A minority stake share holder of Psion will be voting against the sale of the company's sale of its share of Symbian. The deal, valued at over $200 million, will make Nokia the majority partner in Symbian....

Getting the most out of your Series 60 device

Feb 29 2004 - 08:26 PM ET | Smartphone
Christian Lindholm, Director of Multimedia Applications at Nokia Ventures Organization, posted an article on his website that is full of simple tips to improve your Series 60 experience. Some of the included tips: * One touch dialling * Easy digit...

Symbian 8.0 announced at 3GSM

Feb 25 2004 - 12:01 PM ET | Smartphone
Symbian this week announced the availability of version 8.0 of its mobile phone operating system of the same name. The announcement was made at 3GSM, along with the introduction of a few Symbian devices: Panasonic X700 and Communicator 9500. Improvement...

Panasonic launches Symbian powered smartphone

Feb 24 2004 - 08:52 AM ET | Bluetooth, Panasonic, Smartphone
In more smartphone news, Panasonic has released a Symbian powered handset called the X700. The sleek clamshell design houses a camera with flash, Bluetooth and a miniSD card slot for memory expansion. Look for it in Europe starting this fall....

Motorola announces MPx for power users

Feb 24 2004 - 12:32 AM ET | Bluetooth, Motorola, Smartphone
Motorola announced another addition to its smartphone line up--the MPx. Others in the series have had numbers (e.g. 200, 100), the Motorola MPx. What it lacks in a flashy name, it makes up for in features: * Microsoft Windows Mobile...

Motorola intros MPx100

Feb 24 2004 - 12:22 AM ET | Bluetooth, Motorola, Smartphone
Motorola has announced the MPx100. The phone uses Microsofts Windows Mobile OS and sports a candy bar form factor. Unlike the MPx220, the MPx100 includes Bluetooth and a camera. The specs are as follows: * Windows Mobile Outlook email and...

MiTAC launches Mio 8390 smartphone

Feb 17 2004 - 01:55 PM ET | Smartphone
MiTAC announced it's latest handset today in Taiwan. The Mio 8390 is just the third smartphone to run Microsoft's Windows Mobile 2003 OS. It has a myriad of features, including: * Digital camera (zoom/flash) with video recording capability * 40-polyphony...

Pictures of Motorola MPx220 surface

Feb 17 2004 - 01:42 PM ET | Motorola, Smartphone
Tech specs of the highly anticipated Motorola MPx220 were leaked last week, but now Brighthand has photos. The phone looks quite a bit different, notably the new silver color. Bluetooth and a VGA camera are both confirmed, and were probably...

Sony Ericsson updates theme software

Feb 07 2004 - 05:45 PM ET | Smartphone, Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson updated its software for making themes for Sony Ericsson phones. The new version is compatible with the P900. The software is free, but requires registration for the website. Furthermore, the P900's shipping status for the US market was...

Rumor: Motorola MPx220 in Q2 2004

Feb 03 2004 - 05:34 PM ET | Motorola, Rumor, Smartphone
The DigiTimes has a note about the rumored Motorola MPx220. Previous reports pinned the launch date to Q1 2004, but according to the piece we won't see it in volume until the end of Q2. The Motorola MPx220 would replace...

Mossberg takes on MS Smartphones

Dec 11 2003 - 12:41 PM ET | Review, Smartphone
Walter Mossberg's latest column in the Wall Street Journal is all about smart phones. He has been using both the Motorola MPx200 and the Samsung i600: bq. "Both phones worked OK. Their big flaw is that the Microsoft software is...

Washington Post reviews Motorola MPx200

Dec 06 2003 - 10:54 PM ET | Motorola, Review, Smartphone
Rob Pegoraro of the Washington Post reviewed the Motorola MPx200 and was quite impressed. Slated to be published tomorrow, the review praises the low cost of the smartphone and its ability to do a lot, but not too much. It...

MobileBurn reviews MPx200

Dec 02 2003 - 10:54 PM ET | Motorola, Review, Smartphone
MobileBurn has posted a review of the Motorola MPx200, the smash hit smartphone. The review, written by Michael Oryl, on the whole is pretty positive. bq. "Up until this point I have not been a real fan of the MS...

Smartphones could threaten laptops

Dec 02 2003 - 04:30 PM ET | Smartphone
Reuters sees the future of mobile tech in smartphones: bq. "...Handheld computers and smartphones, even digital music players like the very popular Apple iPod, are getting ever more powerful, smaller, and can perform a dizzying array of functions. bq. These...

Buy a smartphone says Brighthand pub

Dec 01 2003 - 04:47 PM ET | Smartphone
Steven Bush, publisher of the popular PDA site Brighthand, has had a change of mind--buy a smartphone. Microsoft couldn't have paid for a better testimonial: bq. "For the past three years, I've been a two-piece guy. That is, I've been...

Extensive Nokia 6600 review

Dec 01 2003 - 04:34 PM ET | Nokia, Review, Smartphone
Last month we linked to two reviews on Nokia's latest smartphone, the Nokia 6600. Today, over at the PowerPage, there is an extensive review that is a must-read. There are tons of screenshots, something you don't see very often in...

Sendo X details flow in

Nov 26 2003 - 05:37 PM ET | Smartphone
There is a lot more information available on the much-talked-about Sendo X smartphone thanks to a press conference held by Send. MobileBurn has posted extensive coverage of the event, including some hi-res photos of the phone. Some of the highlights...

Rumor: details on MPx200 camera

Nov 26 2003 - 05:04 PM ET | Camera, Motorola, Smartphone
MPx200.org has a scoop on the rumored camera attachment for the popular Motorola MPx200 smartphone. The device has an impressive feature set, but surprisingly lacks a camera. The yet-to-be-announced device fits into the phone's SD slot and is rumored to...

Motorola MPx200 takes another price dip--$79.99 now

Nov 15 2003 - 04:09 PM ET | Bargain, Motorola, Smartphone
Last week we noted Amazon.com was selling the red-hot Motorola MPx200 smartphone for $129.99. That promotion was so successful that rebates were not only extended, they were increased! You can now snag the phone for $79.99 with an AT&T Wireless...

Motorola MPx200 smartphone for $129.99

Nov 09 2003 - 01:14 PM ET | Bargain, Smartphone
Motorola's popular MPx200 smartphone now costs just $129.99 after rebates over at Amazon.com. The phone runs Microsoft's Windows Mobile 2002 OS and comes with familiar applications like Word and Internet Explorer. The only thing that the handset lacks is a...

Treo 600 available on Cingular

Nov 03 2003 - 08:07 AM ET | Cingular, Handspring, Smartphone
The Treo 600 is now shipping from Cingular. There was some talk about a delay with the GSM model of the Treo 600, but those rumors seem to have flamed out. The smartphone costs $499 and is available today. Note:...

Motorola A760 to use Intel chip

Oct 30 2003 - 06:39 PM ET | Motorola, Smartphone
C|Net is running an article that gives some more details on the upcoming Motorola A760. The phone is most famous for its use of Linux, but it also sports dual CPU's--something that's becoming more popular in phones, but still rare....

Sendo debuts new smartphone

Oct 22 2003 - 06:08 PM ET | Smartphone
UK based Sendo has debuted the Sendo X Smartphone, a new series 60 smartphone. With only a first look, it seems that this is one of only a few smartphones that is small enough to pass as a regular...

MPx200 now available on AT&T Wireless

Oct 21 2003 - 08:38 AM ET | Motorola, Smartphone
Motorola's latest smartphone, the MPx200, is now shipping through AT&T Wireless. The phone which we first mentioned last month is loaded with all the goodies you would expect from a smartphone. Here's a quick roundup: * GSM 1800/1900 * 176x220...

Sony Ericsson unwraps P900

Oct 20 2003 - 07:06 PM ET | Bluetooth, Smartphone, Sony Ericsson, Staff Picks
The much-talked-about but still un-announced Sony Ericsson P900 was officially debuted today. There were previous reports that it would launch on the 26th, but this looks to be the rare case where something comes out early. As you know, the...

Vodafone, Microsoft pair up

Oct 13 2003 - 02:51 PM ET | Smartphone, Vodafone
Showing once again that Microsoft is serious about becoming a major player in mobile, they today announced a partnership with Vodafone that aims to promote programming standards for software that could work easily on both mobile phones and personal computers....

Orange announces SPV E200

Oct 10 2003 - 11:24 AM ET | Smartphone
European mega-carrier Orange has announced the SPV E200, its latest smart phone running Windows Mobile 2003. It's loaded up pretty nicely with all the things you would expect from a smartphone, icluding Bluetooth. The SPV E200 will be the first...

Sierra announces Microsoft smart phone

Oct 08 2003 - 04:05 PM ET | Smartphone
Sierra, a longtime wireless modem maker, has shifted gears and annouced a Microsoft powered smart phone. It's called the Voq Professional and lacks many of the accoutrements that most other phones with the "smart" label take for granted, namely a...

P900 to appear on the 26th

Oct 06 2003 - 12:21 AM ET | Rumor, Smartphone, Sony Ericsson
The Register is reporting that the highly anticipated Sony Ericsson P900 will appear on October 26th. It will serve as the replacement for the P800, a phone that has already sold over a million units. Mobile-Reivew posted an extensive review...

P800 successor surfaces

Sep 18 2003 - 03:40 PM ET | Bluetooth, Camera, Rumor, Smartphone, Sony Ericsson
We first mentioned the Sony Ericsson P810 back in June, but more details have surfaced. Sony Ericsson accidently uploaded a Flash movie containing several promotional slides featuring the yet-to-be-announced phone. If you haven't had a look at this device yet,...

Orange first to launch Treo 600

Sep 17 2003 - 08:29 AM ET | Handspring, Smartphone
Orange has become the first carrier to launch the Treo 600. The highly anticipated device should roll along in the US come November. It's still unclear if the device is worth all the hype (we have not yet gotten a...

Microsoft / Motorola team up

Sep 15 2003 - 08:27 AM ET | Motorola, Smartphone
As expected, Motorola has announced the MPx200, a smartphone that makes use of Microsoft's Mobile OS. Motorola also said there are plans for future devices. The MPx200 will be available via Orange starting next month, and from AT&T Wireless before...

3 Clamps down on A920

Sep 03 2003 - 03:38 PM ET | In The News, Motorola, Smartphone
Last week we mentioned that Motorola's new A920 was going to be launched by 3... It just came out now that the phone is going to be locked to specific applications approved by 3. This really takes the "smart" out...

GSL unveils its Xplore G18 Smartphone

Aug 22 2003 - 09:18 AM ET | Camera, Smartphone
MobileBurn takes a look at a new smartphone from GSL. The Xplore G18 has an impressive list of features: * Dual band GSM 900/1800 * Color LCD TFT (160x240 pixels) * 320x240 digital camera with digital zoom * 16MB memory...

Motorola launches first Linux smartphone

Aug 22 2003 - 09:11 AM ET | Camera, Motorola, Smartphone
Motorola launched its first Linux-based smartphone yesterday. While the desktop Linux world is in turmoil over a lawsuit from the US based SCO, there has been big progress in embedded Linux systems. The A760 sports a personal information management suite,...

MiTAC phone to drop next month

Aug 12 2003 - 07:13 PM ET | Smartphone
MiTAC has revealed plans to introduce the first Intel/Microsoft powered phone next month. It will only be available in Europe. The Mio 8380, runs Microsoft's Smartphone 2002 software on a 200MHz Intel CPU backed by 16MB of RAM. Like earlier...

Orange SPV 2 surfaces

Aug 12 2003 - 11:25 AM ET | Smartphone
After rogue information about the upcoming Orange SPV2 surfaced, official info was found on the Orange France website. It looks like the SPV2 will run Smartphone 2002 and have built-in Bluetooth even though it's not supported by the OS. Its...

Asus plans smartphone

Jul 28 2003 - 04:12 PM ET | Bluetooth, Camera, Smartphone
Asus has a new clamshell smartphone in the works. The AGP-600 will run the latest version Microsoft's mobile OS, which is something few big names have done so far. As far as phones go, it looks decent: is a GSM,...

Euro Q2 smartphone sales sky rocket

Jul 22 2003 - 10:53 AM ET | Smartphone
Smartphone sales in Europe rose and inpressive 1156% against the same quarter last year. Nokia got most of the market, with Sony Ericsson coming in at a distant second. Smartphones are PDA type devices that also double as a phone....

3 unveils twin-camera 3G phone

Jul 17 2003 - 11:32 AM ET | 3G, Camera, Smartphone
NEC thinks 2 is better than one so is including 2 digital cams on the e808Y, its new 3G phone for 3 (the mobile-operator not the number). Why would one need two cameras? One for stills and one for video...

Smart cellphone would spend your money

Jun 22 2003 - 02:19 PM ET | Smartphone
If it's spending your cash, you better hope it's smart. The technology which is detailed in New Scientist magazine will learn your habits and then once it gets a feel for your predictable life, start running your life for you....

US carriers get smartphones

May 31 2003 - 02:37 PM ET | Smartphone
Both Verizon and AT&T Wireless will be carrying smartphones using Microsoft software in the near future. This will mark the first entrance of MS powered phones in the US. In Europe they have been in use since 2002....

P800 Long-term Review

May 29 2003 - 02:32 PM ET | Bluetooth, Camera, Review, Smartphone, Sony Ericsson
The Register has posted a long-term review of Sony Ericsson's P800. The smartphone has gotten a lot of press lately, but according to the Register it's not all that. Don't worry though, they have some nice things to say as...

Nokia Announces 6108--Pen Based Phone

May 20 2003 - 11:53 AM ET | Nokia, Smartphone
Tired of text input on numeric keypads? Don't like the size of phones that have a QWERTY (Nokia 6800 for example)? Nokia is betting that you agree with the previous two statements. Meet the 6108: * GSM 900/1800/1900 * Recognizes...

Siemens SX1 Preview Review

May 19 2003 - 03:04 PM ET | Review, Smartphone
The folks over at GSMBOX got their hands on a Siemens SX1. The smartphone boasts a very unique design (seen at right) and large color screen. As well as the typical features you'd expect, it also includes an FM radio...

Samsung ships new PocketPC phone

May 12 2003 - 12:34 PM ET | Camera, Samsung, Smartphone
Samsung's SCH-i700 has started shipping. The PocketPC OS powered phone looks pretty spiffy on the outside, but still packs some punch on the inside. It's got an integrated digital camera, 64MB of ram (we assume that you can store photos...

BenQ's New Smartphone

May 05 2003 - 09:04 AM ET | Bluetooth, Camera, Smartphone
BenQ has announced the P30, a new Symbian powered smart phone. The name is awful close to Sony Ericsson's P800, and they even both run the same OS. Despite the rip-off quality's, the P30 has a decent feature set: *...

Symbian 7.0 Released

Apr 29 2003 - 10:40 PM ET | Smartphone
Symbian has released the 7th version of their popular mobile operating system. The new release add multi-tasking (surf the net AND download a file at the same time), an updated Java implementation, boosted multimedia capabilities and Arabic/Hebrew language support. It's...

O'Grady Reviews P800

Apr 18 2003 - 02:22 PM ET | Bluetooth, Camera, Review, Smartphone
Mobile mogul Jason O'Grady has posted a very detailed review of his latest gadget--the Sony Ericsson P800 (seen at right). It's unique looks make it easily recognizable to most people, but it's amazing feature set makes it stick in the...

The Neonode N1 Is Coming...

Apr 16 2003 - 01:07 PM ET | Camera, Smartphone
Gizmodo notes that the rumored Neonode N1 is indeed coming. The phone is one of the smallest we've seen, and since it packs smartphone functions (runs a Microsoft OS) it's even more amazing. Details are still sketchy and direct URL's...

Handspring and Orange Partner

Apr 16 2003 - 01:10 AM ET | Handspring, In The News, Smartphone
The well-known PDA maker Handspring has partnered with European mega company Orange SA to develop new smart phones. The phones will be used exclusively in Europe on Orange's network. At this time there is no word on a time frame...

Siemens' New Offerings Coming to USA

Mar 27 2003 - 12:38 AM ET | Bluetooth, Camera, Siemens, Smartphone
According to InfoSync World, US readers won't have to be jealous of Europeans who can purchase the new offering from Siemens (at CeBIT). Look for Siemens to make a lot of ground in the US market over the next 18...

BlackBerry To Mesh With Smartphones

Mar 24 2003 - 04:00 PM ET | Research In Motion, Smartphone
Research In Motion, most well known for their popular BlackBerry devices, is in talks with two major players in the smartphone arena--Symbian and Microsoft. According to Wireless NewsFactor RIM wants makers of smartphones BlackBerry savvy. Obviously the best way to...

AT&T Smartphones

Mar 21 2003 - 01:06 PM ET | Smartphone
Gizmodo notes that AT&T Wireless will be offering smartphones powered by Microsoft. No word yet if people like getting the "Blue Screen of Death" on their phones....

MiTAC Announces Smart Phone

Mar 07 2003 - 03:26 PM ET | Camera, Smartphone
MiTAC has announced the first clam-shell style smart phone, the MiTAC 8380. We're not quite sure what's so smart about it--but it's got good specs: * Runs Microsoft's Windows Powered Smartphone platform * Powered by Intel's new XScale processor...