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Hot Video – HTC Touch HD Running Xperia X1 Panels

Now isn’t this interesting.  This video from coolsmartphone show how the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 GUI is ported over to the HTC Touch HD and the guys behind the video are the ones from http://www.xda-developers.com.

Gee, I’m loving it already, the GUI sure looks hot on Touch HD’s big screen.

One side note, the import version of the HTC Touch HD is around HK$6,200 (US$795) down at Sincere Podium.

Source – coolsmartphone

November 27, 2008 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Video, Windows+Mobile | , , , | Leave a comment

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Delayed

This from jkOnTheRun, “The Register is reporting from Berlin that a Sony Ericsson representative is saying that the X1 will debut in January of next year and that Windows Mobile 6.1 is the reason it’s not shipping now.

“Windows 6.1 isn’t functioning properly on the Xperia X1,” he admitted.”

Now this is some bad news to those who are closely following on the phone and anxiously waiting on its release.  Stay tuned, will keep you all updated on the situation.

Source – jkOnTheRun

September 1, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Sony Ericsson, Windows+Mobile | , , | 1 Comment

Lifestyle HK – The New Ouch Phone – The Treo Pro

My new entry over at Lifestyle Hong Kong is up. This week’s entry, “The New Ouch Phone – The Treo Pro”. Click here for the read and video previews.

August 23, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Gadgets n Gizmos, Lifestyle HK, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Video, Windows+Mobile | , , , | Leave a comment

Sony Ericsson Experia X1 in Black

According to Engadget, seems like the first Sony Ericsson Experia X1 to be launched will be in black. Still no news on release date.

Source – Engadget

August 23, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Sony Ericsson | , | 1 Comment

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 on eBay

As seen on eBay, the going price now for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is US$950+US$60 (for shipping) for what I guess a prototype, or just a scam especially when the item is located somewhere in South Africa.  27 bids? what are those guys thinking really.

Source – IntoMobile

August 13, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Sony Ericsson | , | 2 Comments

Skype for Windows Mobile Premium (Pocket PC) is Here

Yup, it’s finally here, Skype Version 2.2 for Windows Mobile Premium (Pocket PC).  Download link here.  So what’s next? Skype for iPhone? hopefully.

August 2, 2008 Posted by | Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Software, Windows+Mobile | , , | Leave a comment

Video Preview – HTC Touch Pro

Source – SlashGear

July 4, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Windows+Mobile | , , , | 1 Comment

HTC Touch Diamond Battery Leak

Apparently, the guys over at HTC is aware of the battery leak and is working on a ROM to tackle that problem, that according to MobilitySite.  Gee am I happy to be able to get an extra battery from pre-registering with CLS 1010 here in town for the Chinese version.

Will update more once the ROM release.

Source – MobilitySite

July 1, 2008 Posted by | Accessories, Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, My Gears, PocketPC, Windows+Mobile | , , | Leave a comment

Treo 800w Available Soon

A while back we reported that the Treo 800w will be available this July, Palm Treo 800W to be Released in July 2008, well it’s finally coming out in the US with Sprint on 13 July 2008 with a price tag of US$249.99. According to Engadget, spec wise, the Treo 800w is Windows Mobile 6.1 ready and will feature a 333 Mhz processor, 4.4.1 x 2.28 x 0.73-inch dimensions, 320 x 320 pixel screen, weight of 4.94 ounce and 2 mega-pixel camera.

This phone might be the cheap solution for those who prefers Windows Mobile and phone with a keypad to crunch in their text.  Will update on availability in Hong Kong when I hear something.

Pics from Engadget

Source – Engadget

June 30, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Palm, PocketPC, Windows+Mobile | , , | Leave a comment

Latest Video on the Sony Xperia X1

The video is in Italian, but nonetheless the latest on the upcoming Sony Xperia X1. Nice side-by-side comparison with the HTC Touch Diamond towards the end of the video.

Source – cellularmagazine

June 21, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Sony Ericsson, Video, Windows+Mobile | , , | 1 Comment

First Look – Samsung i900 Omnia

Pic from GSMArena

Wow, it’s been a busy week or two with the launch of HTC Touch Diamond and the announcement of the 3G iPhone. The latest addition to the new wave of “Touch” phones is the i900 Omnia, which was unveiled this week by Samsung and probably gonna be showcased as the coming CommunicAsia expo held in Singapore from June 17 to 20 according to GSMArena.

The i900 (GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 850/1900/2100) will be  based on the Windows Mobile Pro 6.1,  and will feature the following -

  • 624MHz Marvell PXA312 processor;
  • a 3.2″ 400 x 240 resolution display;
  • TouchWiz user interface;
  • a 5-megapixel camera (with smile detection and geotagging);
  • support for microSD (TransFlash);
  • 128 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM;
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g;
  • Bluetooth with A2DP;
  • built-in GPS receiver;
  • FM radio and TV out;
  • 1440 mAh Li-Ion battery; and
  • two versions with 8GB/16GB internal memory respectively.

The phone will be available shortly after the CommunicAsia Expo and some sites been reporting as early as July. Check out the following video for now.

Source – GSMArena, Megawhat.tv

June 12, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Uncategorized | , , , | 3 Comments

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Afterthoughts – One Week with My HTC Touch Diamond

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Afterthoughts – One Week with My HTC Touch Diamond”. Click here for the read.

June 8, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, CNET, Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, PocketPC | , , , | Leave a comment

First Look – HTC Touch Pro aka HTC Raphael

Pic from Engadget

Okay, so much for the HTC Touch Diamond for now.  Engadget reported on the all new HTC Touch Pro, also known as the HTC Raphael, to replace the TyTN II as the flagship Windows Mobile phone with a full QWERTY keypad.  Initial specs on the HTC Touch Pro according to Engadget and Gizmodo, “WiFi, HSPA with a solid 7.2Mbps on the downstream, Bluetooth, 2.8-inch VGA display, Windows Mobile 6.1 featuring HTC’s TouchFLO 3D interface, a 3.2 megapixel camera, a half gig of ROM, and 288MB of RAM, microSD slot, GPS, video calling and a 1350 mAh battery that gives 8 hours of talk time.”

Phone expected out by this summer.

Source – Engadget, Gizmodo

June 4, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, PocketPC | , , , , | 7 Comments

Video Review – HTC Touch Diamond

Thanks David Ciccone from Mobility Today on his comment regarding my HTC Touch Diamond post. Below is the video review of the phone done by David, very thorough indeed, enjoy.

Source – Mobility Today

June 4, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Review, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

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