Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

Fujitsu T2010 is in Da House

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Awesome screen

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Fujitsu T2010 on the docking

Just got the evaluation model back.  The Fujitsu T2010 arrived to Hong Kong late last week.  The going rate is HK$21,800 (US$2,795) and it comes with the docking, which have a DVD writer, 4 USB ports, Kensington locks and DVI out, sweet. Just unboxed it.  Installing Microsoft Office and other applications at the moment.  All looks good so far.  The screen as I mentioned in earlier post is just awesome, one of the best I’ve seen.  Will do a full review later in the week.  Post any questions here and I’ll dig out the answers.

Mark, thanks for the call.  I’m installing Dark Age of Camelot now to try out and see if 3D games can run on this machine.  Regarding the review, I surrender, as promised, will do an update every 2 to 3 hours, hehe.  Remember I’m +12 ahead of EST so do your math (my bedtime).

August 30, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobility, My Gears, Notebooks, Review, Tablet PCs | Leave a comment

First Look & Review – Fujitsu T2010 Tablet PC

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Phtoto from PC Joint

[24 July] PC Joint and Engadget both confirmed that the Fujitsu T2010 been approved by the FCC and is launching fairly soon. Thought the new HP Compaq 2710p Tablet PC was a winner when it was announced with the weight @ 3.6 lbs vs the Lenovo Thinkpad X61 Tablet’s 3.8 lbs, this baby is at the mere weight of 3.31 lbs. Specs for the T2010 as follow-

  • Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processors – 1.06 GHz U7500 or 1.20 GHz U7600
  • Intel GM 965 chipset
  • up to 4GB (2GBx 2) DDR2-533 SDRAM
  • 12.1″ Crystal View WXGA 1280×800, 16M color display
  • Intel GMA X1300 graphics with 384 MB shared video memory
  • 60-120 GB 5400 rpm SATA HDD
  • Wi-Fi AGN or ABG
  • Bluetooth
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Standard Li-ion 6 cell 5800 mAh or high capacity 9 cell 8700 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 11.69″ (297mm) W x 8.62″ (219mm) D x 1.34″ (34mm) H
  • Weight: from 3.31 lbs (1.5 kg)

Articles from PC Joint linked here and Engadget linked here.

[Updated: 29 August] First user review from GottaBeMobile’s forum, link here. Saw the Fujitsu T2010 finally this afternoon, seems like Fujitsu just released it to a number of shops, the going price is HK$21,800. It comes with 2GB DD2-667 RAM and 1GB Intel Turbo Memory and 160GB Hdd. After playing around with it for half hour, I can only say one thing, the screen looks totally awesome.

August 29, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Notebooks, Review, Tablet PCs | Leave a comment

HTC News

Tons of news from HTC, all summarized here. Hehe, lazy me.

HTC unveiled the HTC TyTN II across Europe today

HTC unveiled the HTC TyTN II across Europe today which means that there is the unique possibility that we well may see it very soon here in the USA. The highly anticipated TyTN II features global high speed HSDPA connectivity, in-built GPS and an adjustable screen angle…..[link from msmobiles.com]

HTC P3600i officially launched in Hong Kong

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Photo from Phone Daily

HTC today launches the newest PDA phone HTC P3600i. The HTC P3600i features 3.5G HSDPA connectivity, Windows Mobile 6 Professional, embedded GPS system, 500MHz CPU, 256MB ROM, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Windows Live Messenger, Push mail, etc. The tempting design of HTC P3600i is available in Polished Black and Ceramic White with glossy attractive exterior….[link from MobilitySite, link from PhoneDaily (Chinese)]

HTC Shift UMPC with Windows Mobile and Vista in one device – to be unveiled at Gitex

It looks like not only i-mate but also HTC will be releasing/announcing new devices at Gitex 2007 trade show that takes place 8-12 September 2007 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. [link from msmobiles.com]

August 28, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, UMPC | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Getting in Sync, Part 1

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week, I’m looking at the problems and solution in getting multiple devices and multiple email accounts in sync. Click here for the link.

August 28, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll, CNET, Mobility, Productivity, Websites | Leave a comment

Answers to Questions posted on GBM re: HTC Shift

Hugo Ortega finally answered some of the questions posted after the video review he posted on GottaBeMobile (see old post here). Link here.

Some highlights -

Screen brightness. Better than Everun/Q1 Ultra?
As bright as the Q1 Ultra but minues all the glare.

Native screen res in Vista? 800×480 or 1024×600?
800 x 480 (Phooey thoughts: Big minus, bummer)

How does it perform relative to your Everun?
Screamed. The EVERUN and ALL OTHER UMPC appear sluggish against the Shift. It really runs Vista better than all other A110 based UMPC, and related devices.

Hibernation took 3 min’s in the video. I assume this is a problem and not normal. I saw it on my i7210 once. Painfully slow!
Buggy perhaps. Out of standby it is very fast, i.e. like typical Vista.

August 28, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, PocketPC, Review, UMPC | Leave a comment

Boot Speed Test – Fujitsu U1010 HDD vs SSD

[via UMPC Portal] The above showing the U1010 running on HDD and the one below on SSD.

August 28, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, UMPC, Video | 4 Comments

Review – Toshiba Portégé G900

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Photo from the::unwired

[16 August] Nice review on the Toshiba Portégé G900 by Arne Hess is up on the::unired. I’m not too impressed with this machine due to the bugs found immediately after the release. But luckily with the quick patch released, seems much problems been resolved. Nontheless, the G900 spot a very nice 3″ WVGA touch screen at 800 x 480 pixels. So read on and decide for yourself how this one rank. Personally, with the upcoming release of the HTC Kaiser, the G900 only have a short product window life due to the limitations of the sepcs. Link to full review here, read it and form your own judgment.

[Updated: 28 August] pocketnow.com have a review (link) up on the new Toshiba Portégé G900 and their views on it aren’t that great. “I’ve personally been hoping for a VGA-enabed PDA phone for quite some time. Alas, the G900, while decent, just doesn’t live up to my expectations. The quirky behavior (even with the recent patch), lackluster design, and sharp edges really quickly outshone any highlights that I came across. It’s not a bad phone, just not a good phone, and probably wouldn’t be a unit I would readily recommend unless you really wanted fingerprint security on a WVGA device. Hopefully, Toshiba will take this unit back to the drawing board and bring back a really great unit. But until then, the WVGA dream will have to stay just that, a dream.” Check out the review though, tons of good pics.

August 28, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Review | Leave a comment

iPhone Keyboard on PocketPC Phones

via GottaBeMobile, the link to the iPhone keyboard for Window Mobile Phones from PokcetCM here.  Tried it out and typing speed increases with high accuracy.  Totally awesome, definitely a must have.

August 27, 2007 Posted by | iPhone, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Software, Video | Leave a comment

Prizefight – Apple iPhone vs Nokia N95

August 27, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, Mobile Phone, Nokia, Video | , | Leave a comment

Video of the Day – Zune Phone???

Just for a good laugh.

August 26, 2007 Posted by | Video | Leave a comment

Unboxing & First Impressions – UbiQuio 503G

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Photo from Gear Diary

[13 August] The latest unboxing and first impressions is on the UbiQuio 503G, brought to you by the guys at Gear Diary. Click here to read the full article. The features are as follow -

Operating System Windows Mobile 6 Professional
Memory 192MB ROM, 96MB RAM
GSM/GPRS/EDGE Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, GPRS Class 10
WCDMA/UMTS Tri-band 850/1900/2100 MHz, HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
Processor 520MHz Intel XScale 270 + Qualcomm 6280
Bluetooth 1.2 with A2DP
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Display 2.4″ QVGA (240×320) Colour TFT
Camera(s) 2MP main camera, secondary 0.3MP camera
Memory Card Micro SD
Connector mini USB
Dimensions 123mm x 65mm x 15.7mm

This WM6 PocketPC Phone is in landscape orientation by default, like the Windows Smartphones such as the Dopod C730 and the Samsung SGH-i600. It’s currently not carried by any of the local carriers here in Hong Kong but available through Expansys Hong Kong for HK$5,280. For the Chinese review, please see PhoneDaily’s article, [3.5G 智能新寵] 英國 UBiQUiO 503G 到港.

[Updated: 26 August] Review on the UbiQuio 503G up on pocketnow.com. [link] The verdict from the reviewer -

PROS

3G internet
Qwerty thumb keyboard
Context sensitive menu button on keyboard
Fast processor
Video conferencing support
Thumb wheel for scrolling
Business card OCR software

CONS

No voice dialing software included (Phooey thoughts: now this is wierd, thought it’s standard for WM phones)
No built in GPS (Phooey thoughts: don’t think GPS is that important)
Large form factor

Yet another review (4 pages) up on TweakTown, link here.

August 26, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Review | Leave a comment

First Look – The New Palm Centro

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The new Palm Centro picture leaked on Gizmodo, looks pretty neat.  This would be the smallest Treo ever but not much details on the specification yet.  Link to Gizmodo here.

August 25, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Palm | Leave a comment

Official HTC Kaiser/TyTN II Spec Sheet

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The HTC Kaiser/TyTN II Spec Sheet was briefly posted on HTC Club but was pulled at the request of HTC. Link here.

August 25, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, PocketPC, Websites | Leave a comment

Video Review – MITO MU108 3.5G HSDPA USB Modem (in Chinese)

Well, got my MITO MU108 3.5G HSDPA USB modem yesterday from 3HongKong and finished up the 2-part video review at the request of a local tech forum, thus it’s in Chinese. The MITO MU108 is the replacement of the Huawei E220 HSDPA USB modem in which 3Hong Kong used to carry. Reason for the replacement is probably due to the lack of Vista drivers (poor technical support?). The Huawei E220 modem is the same one as SmarTone’s but obviously SmarTone’s technical support is a bit better as they provide their customers with the Vista drivers.

Well back to the MITO MU108, it is a very nice modem in compare to the Huawei E220 because it plugs in via the USB port instead of the mini-USB which I found to be a bit flimsy. Speed wise, both are comparable. The going price is $1,680 which I found to be pretty reasonable. If you check on Expansys Hong Kong’s website, you’ll find that the Huawei E220 is going for $3,030, which I think is a bit hefty. So check it out at a 3Hong Kong retail shop near you as 3Hong Kong have yet to post it up on their website. In the meantime, if you want to check out the specification, click here for the product page on NEC (probably the distributor).

August 24, 2007 Posted by | Accessories, Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobility, My Gears, Review, Video | , | 20 Comments

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