Mobile Phone

Apple iPhone Review

I’ve been a fan of Apple products since I purchased my first iPod back in 2003. Yes, I waited until the 3rd generation of the world’s most popular audio player was on the market before I drank the kool-aid. Two years later, I took another gulp of that kool-aid and ditched my Windows PC, for an iMac and haven’t looked back. It did take me 3 tries before I finally made that switch though, as I always found some reason why the Mac OS didn’t quite do it for me. And now, I find myself standing at yet another Apple crossroads in my gadget life. This time, it’s with the world’s most hyped mobile phone: the
Apple iPhone.

BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Smartphone

It’s hard for me to believe that I’ve not reviewed a
BlackBerry device in over 6 years. The
last device that I reviewed was the
950,
which was an email only device shaped like a pager. Back in 2001, BlackBerry
products did not have telephony capabilities. These devices were for one purpose and one
purpose only: email. Wow, times sure have changed, haven’t they? That’s especially evident with the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 series smartphone. This little beauty sports a quad band GSM radio, a wonderful display and an innovative trackball pointer. Will this phone cause me to put my
Treo 680
and 750
in my
drawer o’ phones
, or will it end up there itself? You will have to keep reading
to find the answer.

Palm Treo 750v Windows Mobile Smartphone

Updated with software info…

I’ve been a Palm Treo junkie since March of 2005 when I began my odyssey into the world of smartphones. It was a strange journey that began with a Sprint Treo 650 that had been hacked to work on the Verizon network. Then I switched carriers from Verizon to Cingular and purchased an unlocked 650, which I’ve been using as my main device ever since. In the past year, I have seen Palm release the 700p and 700w for non-GSM carriers. No joy for me! But, finally Palm has released a new GSM phone. The 750v is a quad band (850, 900, 1800, 1900) phone for the Vodafone network. Right now it is only available outside the US, but will eventually be available here. Of course you didn’t think that I would be patient enough to wait around for that day did you? Ummmm…. NO! A little googling turned me on to PhoneSource-USA.com and one day later I had an unlocked 750v in my hands.

Nokia N80 Smartphone

The first time I saw pictures of the Nokia N80 back when it was
announced, I was thrilled. As soon as I saw the laundry list of
features, I knew I had to have it! I already had a Treo 650 with
Sprint, but the software was sometimes buggy and Sprint worked
poorly at my house. In the middle of July, I got a chance to leave
my Sprint contract without the termination fee, so I immediately
opened an account with T-Mobile and ordered a new N80 from
eBay.

Palm Treo 700p Smartphone

Over a year and a half ago in December 2004, the much anticipated Treo 650 smartphone arrived on the market. This first model was a CDMA version from Sprint, but several months later a GSM version and then a version from Verizon also became available. Since its release, the 650 has become the most popular smartphone (combination PDA / mobile phone) device on the market. Time has not stood still for Palm. Their latest smartphone is the 700p. Should 650 owners pony up to buy this upgraded model, or should they keep their cash and wait for something with more revolutionary features, instead of evolutionary?

i-mate SP5m

The smartphone designers at HTC recently introduced their fourth-generation product, code-named “Tornado” and running the latest Windows Mobile operating system. Like previous generations, the Tornado is (or at least will be) available under many different brand names including those of major wireless carriers; i-mate is among the first to offer it for consumer purchase. i-mate …

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HTC Apache / PPC-6700 Pocket PC Phone Edition

In September 2005, my daily driver PDA was an HP iPAQ hx-4700 and my mobile phone was the Samsung i550, a Palm OS device that was never technically released in the US. I thought that I was satisfied with the combination of the two devices – enjoying the best of both PDA worlds in a …

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Nokia N90

The N-Series is a new (in 2005) line of high-end multimedia phones from Nokia. The N90 is targeted at photography and video, with a 2.1 megapixel camera and a design tailored for imaging. Opening The Box The N90 box is filled with a variety of items: N90 Phone Multi-voltage AC adapter with European plug (AC-4E) …

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i-mate K-JAM HTC Wizard Pocket PC Phone

When I bought my O2 XDA II Mini in February this year, I thought “Now this device will be a keeper for at least a year”. How silly of me. As soon as I started reading about the HTC Universal, I knew that was going to change. A device that had a built-in keyboard, WiFi …

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The Treo 650 (Can a Smart Phone Become My Main Brain?) Article

Updated 05/12/2005 Background: I’ve never been a mobile phone junkie, but I’ve been wanting a new phone pretty much since the day I upgraded to the Motorola T720 a year ago. I quickly came to the realization that I didn’t like flip phones at all. When the phone would ring while I was driving, I …

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Nokia 9500 Mobile Phone Review

Background Although the concept of the smart phone pretends to be cutting-edge, it was really created by Nokia back in the early nineties with the 9000 series. It was dubbed the Communicator and by combining telephony, e-mail, internet and PDA functions in one item it lived up to its name. Despite the miraculous convergence, however, …

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Motorola V400/V500 Mobile Phone Review

I had a lot of trepidation regarding the Motorola V500, the first time I saw it. Maybe it was the darkening Singapore shopping mall around me, at half-past closing time. Maybe it was the pushy sales clerk who alternately badgered and begged me to hand over my money. Maybe it was because I’d never heard …

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Innostream Inno 90 Mobile Phone Review

  A few months ago I reviewed the Samsung E700 and thought at that time, that this was the ultimate gadget phone. However, this is no longer true, as I bought the Inno 90 from the 2nd largest mobile phone manufacturer in Korea called Innostream. The Inno 90 is on sale in North America through …

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