The beta version of Google Sync for the iPhone and Windows Mobile phones as well as a contacts-only version for phones that support SyncML is launched by Google this week.
According to Google Mobile Blog, “Google Sync allows you to get your Gmail Contacts and Google Calendar events to your phone. Once you set up Sync on your phone, it will automatically begin synchronizing your address book and calendar in the background, over-the-air, so you can attend to other tasks. Sync uses push technology so any changes or additions to your calendar or contacts are reflected on your device in minutes. The connection is always on so you don’t have to manually sync your phone after Sync has been set up….
For devices that support the open SyncML protocol, Google Sync will allow for two-way contacts synchronization. If you’re a BlackBerry user, a version of Google Sync is already available.”
Sounds neat, who needs MobileMe now I wonder.
Source – Google Mobile Blog
Pocket Informant (PI) rolled out the version 8.1 upgrade earlier this month and so far there had been 2 buld updates already. I had been using PI since its first release and it’s the only application that I keep updating for I believe it’s the best PIM application out there for Windows Mobile.
Major improvements in version 8.1 from 8.0 -
- 12 Key Search for Pocket PC – this is like T9 for search
- Contacts rewritten so that it now is very fast
- Improved Events view with groupings and more options
- Improved Journal view with groupings and better view
- Improved Touch mode
- Major improvements to Smartphone all over the place
- SmartPhone now supports Linking
- Better one-handed usage
- Default Number (SmartNum) now editable in the editor
- A number of Template improvements
- Read the full list of improvements
Also in works, is the Pocket Informant for iPhone which is currently in Alpha and expected to be out later in the year. Some of the features includes -
Take a look at this, apart from the video lagging, the smart touch interface do look pretty fast and it’s all done with the keypad, sweet.
List price: HK$3,980 (US$510)
Source – phonedaily
Tracy and Matt’s Blog posted the unboxed video of the all new Samsung i780, which now starts appearing in Sintat Centre down in Mongkok. No info on the pricing though rumours from local forums indicated that the English version goes for HK$3,880.
- Unique dual mode touchpad navigation
- Built-in GPS with A-GPS support
- Large 2.55″ 320×320 pixels TFT touchscreen display
- Good preloaded content
- Innovative home screen plug-in
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP
- HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
- Fast Marvell PXA3xx processor
- 256MB ROM and 128MB RAM (~ 150MB is user available)
- Full QWERTY keyboard
- 2 megapixel camera
For a more detail review, check out GSM Arena, link to their review here.