Photos from Engadget Chinese
[19 March] Saw the Dopod U1000 at CSL shop yesterday, played with it a bit and my initial thoughts were the screen was awesome, weightwise acceptable, too big as a phone (I used to have the Dopod 900 and this machine is a lot larger than that) and the major bummer is that it is still running on Windows Mobile 5.0.
Spec wise, it features a nice 5″ screen (680×480), 8G Microdrive, 3M pixel camera, support for 3G, USB host, detachable keypad and much more.
For a thorough review, please click here to read the Google translated article from pocketpc italia.com. I also included the follow links to some nice pics and other reviews but they are in Chinese (pics looks great tho).
Engadget Chinese: Dopod U1000 review
Phonedaily: First Look on Dopod U1000
Phonedaily: Dopod U1000, the outer look
Phonedaily: Dopod U1000, the specs
[Updated: 22 March] On The Go Solutions have posted a nice article on the whole unboxing of the Dopod U1000, click here to read, some excellent pics
[Updated: 31 July] Another review from MobileTechReview. Very thorough, link here.
Further to the written review on the HP Compaq 2710p Tablet PC, TabletPCReview posted this video review as a follow-up. The best thing is finally we got a confirmation that the screen changes orientation automatically, I just love this feature. Can’t wait till they are available here in Hong Kong.
Brand new text input device, in my opinion, best for Home Entertainment PC rather than cellphoes or UMPC as the author suggested in the videos. Nonetheless an innovatice device, better if it is wireless. Going for US$99. Link to AlphaGrip’s wensite here.
Photo from ModBlog
Reckon the blue screen of death? this one from ModBlog, link here.
Steve Litchfield from allaboutsymbian.com had a nice video out (one of his many video podcast) on the comparison between the iPhone, the Sony Ericsson W950 and Nokia E61. Enjoy.
[11July] Following my last post on Dopod’s free upgrade to Windows Mobile 6 in May (link here), details were finally announced by HTC yesterday. Follow this link for the downloads, please note the release of the upgrade for respective models.
[Updated: 12 July] As of 3:15pm, the upgrade for Dopod 838pro is still not up on HTC’s site, bumming.
[Updated: 4:50pm, 12 July] The upgrade for Dopod 838pro is finally out, but only the Chinese version.
[Updated: 16 July] English rom for Dopod 838pro is out.
[Updated: 27 July] Upgrade for U1000 been pushed back from 20 July to 27 July and it’s offically out.
Guys at the PopularMechanics took a first look at the Microsoft Surface and have included a very nice video on how the Microsoft Surface works. Take a look at it, link here.
Illustration from PopularMechanics
Photos from Engadget
Following the Prada phone, HTC Touch and the iPhone, the next touch phone in line is the Samsung SGH-P520. According to Engadget, the phone passed FCC and should be released fairly soon. Not much details on the specs except that we know that it features a 2.6-inch 320 x 240 resolution LCD, GSM / EDGE connectivity, a three-megapixel camera, 50MB of internal memory, Bluetooth A2DPwith, WiFi, and a microSD card slot. As usual, will update once I get hold of more details. [via Engadget]