PDA/Cell Phone Hybrids
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(Reviews) At $130 with a two-year contract, the Instinct is a good handset and a great deal. But this iPhone look-alike is unlikely to slay Apple's upcoming 3G handset.
(Reviews) Sleek Pearl lets consumers use Wi-Fi to boost call quality where cell signals falter.
(News) Research in Motion's sleek new BlackBerry Bold 9000 will support 3G networks worldwide, as well as Wi-Fi and GPS. Will it be able to withstand a 3G iPhone challenge?
(Reviews) This solid business phone gets a boost from the addition of voice over Wi-Fi.
(Reviews) TryPhone's virtual handsets don't replace the real thing, but they could help you narrow down the list of candidates when you're shopping.
(Reviews) Some believe Palm OS smart phones are a dying breed--but there are good reasons not to count them out yet.
(Reviews) This sporty, slimmer variant of the Treo is available on the AT&T network.
(Reviews) This PDA phone includes plenty of features that will keep you entertained while you're on the go.
(How To) How to capture ideas and reminders when you're in transit--using tools you may already have.
(News) TapRoot Systems says its WalkingHotSpot software will let you use a 3G, Wi-Fi-enabled Windows Mobile or Symbian Series 60 handset as a Wi-Fi hot spot.
(News) IBM revealed that Lotus Expeditor lies at the heart of Sprint's Titan development platform.
(News) The mobile phone High Tech Computer (HTC) has been developing to run on the Android software from Google will be called "Dream," have a large touchscreen and full QWERTY keypad, a person close to the situation said Thursday.
(News) Dell is primed to enter the mobile-phone arena with a smartphone, but it will need an Apple iPhone killer to really make a dent in the market, analysts said.
(News) The government cites security needs, but expects to stop short of banning services for noncompliance.
(How To) Leave the laptop at home, copy and paste blog posts, don't rely on your cell phone, and more tips.
(News) Chunghwa Telecom may become the first mobile phone network operator to offer users a Chinese-language Google phone, courtesy of its close relationship with smartphone maker High Tech Computer (HTC).
(News) In its quest to make its Silverlight technology as ubiquitous as its competitor Flash, Microsoft is moving full speed ahead to promote adoption of the technology through some strategic moves and partnerships it will highlight at its annual MIX 08 conference, including a deal with Nokia to put the technology on mobile devices.
(News) Acer, the world's third largest PC vendor, has signed an agreement to buy handheld device maker E-Ten Information Systems of Taiwan.
(News) Research In Motion acknowledged an outage left users in the Americas without access to their BlackBerry e-mail service on Monday, but said no messages were lost during the incident.
(News) DotMobi builds a database to help developers put better surfing tools on mobile devices.
(News) The wide variety of operating systems on mobile phones is hindering the growth of cool mobile Internet applications, according to Arun Sarin, CEO of network operator Vodafone.
(News) Facebook took a new step into the mobile realm on Thursday, launching a platform for operators designed to make its social networking application work better on portable devices.
(News) Our cell phone expert puts the HTC SMT5800 through its paces and finds out how it stacks up against Verizon's other Windows Mobile phones.
(News) A growing set of developers is setting to work making Web browsing on a phone match the experience on a PC.
(Reviews) The Nokia E90 offers almost everything you could ever want in a PDA phone, except usability and a low price.
(Reviews) This slim and good-performing PDA phone can handle your calling, messaging, and mobile entertainment needs.
(Reviews) This stylish PDA phone works wonders for messaging but can be awkward for phone calls.
(Reviews) This PDA phone is a bit costly, but it operates well as a device that fits in your hand and offers maximum flexibility.
(Reviews) With the Shadow, T-Mobile delivers a smarter smart phone than most; its tinny call quality may be a concern, however.
(Reviews) The Q Global PDA phone offers solid features for U.S. business travelers, but its GPS and broadband fall short overseas.
(Reviews) This advanced PDA phone's touch-based interface and Windows Mobile 6 OS are promising applications, but the two don't mix well.
(News) To lure more consumers, it will distribute a Zumobi app that makes it easier to access Web sites and widgets.
(News) Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC sold 2 million of the Microsoft-based mobile phones it developed to compete with the iPhone last year, the 'Touch' family of handsets.
(Reviews) Pantech's PDA phone has a cool dual-sliding design, but it's saddled with spotty sound quality.
(News) An International Trade Commission judge made an initial ruling in Nokia's favor in an patent dispute with Qualcomm; final ruling expected in April.
(News) Samsung Electronics has developed an RFID (radio frequency identification) chip it hopes will turn mobile phones into more useful tools to tell people about the products and services they want.
(Reviews) With the addition of the Samsung SCH-i760, Verizon gives its ho-hum selection of Windows Mobile 6 smart phones a much-needed boost.
(News) Nokia has unveiled a new high-end mobile phone with a 5 megapixel camera and a built-in GPS navigation system.
(News) A Microsoft spinoff plans to release an open beta of a new mobile browsing user interface in mid-December.
(Reviews) Hybrid device's great display doesn't make up for an awkward phone and poor keyboard.
(News) Taiwanese mobile phone maker High Tech Computer (HTC) is already working on a Google phone, and will start selling it in the second half of next year, an executive said Tuesday.
(News) When will you be able to buy a Google phone? We'll answer your questions about everything about Android, the Google phone, and the Open Handset Alliance in this evolving FAQ.
(News) When will you be able to buy a Google phone? We'll answer your questions about everything surrounding Android, the Google phone, and the Open Handset Alliance in this continually evolving FAQ.
(News) The iPhone-like handset that LG Electronics unveiled at August's Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) trade show is now on sale in Europe, the company said Monday.
(Reviews) Motorola's new Q 9H targets the international traveler who wants to be productive and enjoy multimedia with a Windows Mobile handheld, but it falls a bit short on data connectivity and GPS features.
(Reviews) Voice-over-Wi-Fi feature makes an excellent phone even better.
(News) Whether you use the Tilt to type notes or to watch videos, its revolutionary adjustable, angled screen makes viewing a pleasure. And hey, it's also a versatile cell phone.
(Reviews) Our review finds Palm's $100 Centro to be a big step forward in a small package, despite the lack of some top-end features.
(Reviews) These phones may offer sweet relief from the standard cell phone keypad.
(News) Tired of your Treo? Palm's new Centro delivers the Palm OS in a much smaller, sprightlier 3G phone.
(Reviews) The first BlackBerry with Wi-Fi support debuts.
(News) Hewlett-Packard Co. has won a license from the Chinese government to sell more smartphone models in the country, a company spokeswoman said Thursday.
(News) As part of a strategy to generate greater revenue from mobile data services, Vodafone Group PLC has collaborated with Palm Inc. to launch a smartphone modeled after the Treo 750v but at a fraction of the price and with a newly designed user interface.
(News) Details of Palm Inc.'s new smart phone are emerging ahead of the product's launch on Wednesday.
(News) Some BlackBerry users in North America experienced problems on Friday when a software issue meant that the email service shut down, leaving the handheld device's email capabilities disabled.
(News) Vodafone Group PLC plans to launch several phones for holiday shoppers in Europe, including a high-end, touch-screen rival to Apple Inc.'s iPhone.
(News) By 2012, Linux will be running on nearly 31 percent of all smart devices, thanks to a growth rate faster than Windows Mobile and Symbian, according to predictions from a research firm.
(News) Taiwan's High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) has taken the wraps off a thinner, faster version of its Touch smartphone.
(How To) Here's an overview of the technology now available, the product options, and how well and far the devices will travel.
(Reviews) This stylish, feature-packed phone almost has it all.
(News) IAnywhere Solutions Inc. has announced a partnership with High Tech Computer Corp. that could help smart phones based on Windows Mobile compete more effectively with the BlackBerry, according to an iAnywhere executive.
(Reviews) Apple's iPhone isn't the only cool smart phone out there; here are some alternatives worth considering.
(News) Consumers planning to buy the iPhone when it goes on sale in the U.S. later this month will need to have an iTunes Store account before they can activate the device, according to information on Apple Inc.'s Web site.
(News) The day after announcing that 4,000 employees will be laid off, Motorola Inc. CEO Ed Zander told investors that he plans to boost profits with a wide range of multimedia handsets, instead of relying on a single blockbuster product like the Razr cell phone.
(News) Symantec Corp. has delayed the release of its first security suite for Windows Mobile devices.
(News) Palm Inc. plans to announce a new type of mobile device on Wednesday, as it continues its product-line transition from simple personal digital assistants (PDAs) to more advanced smartphones.
(News) Shares of Taiwan's Quanta Computer Inc. soared early Tuesday after the island's two largest financial daily newspapers said the company had won orders for Apple Inc. iPhones.
(News) Research In Motion Ltd. expects to start selling a BlackBerry with both cellular and Wi-Fi wireless capabilities, the company's CEO said Thursday.
(News) The Federal Communications Commission approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone, clearing the way for the combined phone and music player to hit the shelves.
(Reviews) Research In Motion's new BlackBerry Curve 8300 adds a dash of Pearl chic to a more powerful, keyboard-equipped smart phone.
(News) Plus: a (much) nicer Linux interface and second-gen UMPCs.
(News) AT&T Inc. plans to market the iPhone to business users in addition to consumers but analysts aren't recommending that enterprises supply workers with the phones.
(Reviews) T-Mobile's Sidekick cell phone/PDA hybrid comes with removable rubberized bumpers and a $150 price tag.
(News) Pocket PC users can get the look and feel of the iPhone before the iPhone even hits the shelves.
(News) Palm Inc. will unveil a platform before the end of 2007 that runs the Palm OS on top of a Linux kernel, allowing the company to improve the performance and stability of its handhelds and smartphones, CEO Ed Colligan said Tuesday.
(News) Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) is hoping to expand the types of applications developers can make for its BlackBerry handheld by adding APIs (application programming interfaces) to the BlackBerry Java Development Environment.
(Reviews) Among this phone's impressive features are excellent e-mail options, built-in GPS, and a sleek design.
(News) Motorola has launched a durable phone with GPS and Bluetooth for salespeople on the road -- updating the MC50 durable enterprise PDA made by recently-acquired Symbol.
(Reviews) These are the top cell phone-PDAs today, but ratings and rankings can change quickly due to pricing and technology changes, so check back frequently for the latest info.
(News) Windows Mobile gains momentum as handset makers rally to release first device based on updated OS.
(News) So much for Apple Inc. raising the bar in the mobile phone industry.
(News) HTC has launched a trio of smartphones at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, including a device resembling a tiny laptop and a Window Mobile 6-based handset with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
(Reviews) Palm debuts the Treo 680, which sports a slimmer design and a lower price tag but suffers from some serious gotchas.
(Reviews) Competing PDA/phones expand buyers' options, with improved capabilities and stylish looks.
(Reviews) The very fast data access offered by this PDA phone is undermined by poor battery life and a bulky design.
(Reviews) This affordable PDA phone features a sleeker design than past Treos, but relies on the same slow EDGE network for data access.
(Reviews) This dual-network phone suffers from an unappealing design and an even more unfriendly price tag.
(Reviews) This all-business phone offers impressive e-mail features, but it lacks a camera and a media player.
(Reviews) HP's PDA phone includes support for many wireless standards but unforgivably lacks a 3G data connection.
(Reviews) This upgrade to the already-impressive Treo 700w adds some worthy improvements under the hood.
(Reviews) This supersleek Windows Mobile hybrid is optimized for messaging, e-mail, and multimedia.
(Reviews) This PDA phone features an excellent camera and a unique folding keyboard for easy typing.
(Reviews) This affordable PDA phone offers an impressive package of serious productivity software.
(Reviews) With big screens, QWERTY keyboards, and fast Net connections, sleek phones are packing PC-like power. We'll help you choose the right one.
(reviews) Treo 700p, Sidekick 3 Tops Among PDA/Phones
(reviews) First Look: Battle of the Music Phones
(reviews) Samsung's Sliver-Thin Cell Phone
(reviews) Palm's Smarter, Faster Treo 700p Smart Phone
(reviews) RIM BlackBerry 8700g
(reviews) Motorola Q
(reviews) T-Mobile Sidekick 3
(reviews) Palm Treo 700p
(reviews) First Look: Battle of the Music Phones
(news) Cingular Rolls Out First HSDPA Phone
(news) Symbian Updates Smart Phone Software
(howto) Cell Phone Fees That Sneak Up on You
(reviews) Three Smart Phones, Three Different Reasons
(reviews) First Look: T-Mobile's Smooth Sidekick 3
(howto) Where's Wireless Data for the Rest of Us?
(reviews) T-Mobile Sidekick II
(reviews) T-Mobile MDA
(reviews) RIM BlackBerry 8700c
(reviews) Palm Treo 700w
(reviews) Palm Treo 650
(reviews) Nokia 9300
(reviews) Cingular 8125
(news) Motorola Introduces the Q
(news) Helio Offers Cell Phones for the MySpace Crowd
(news) Sprint to Sell the Treo 700p By End of May
(news) Palm OS Version of Treo 700 Is Coming
(howto) More BlackBerry Alternatives
(reviews) A Palm That Does Windows: The Treo 700w
(howto) Treo as Notebook Alternative, Part 1
(news) Choices Abound for Mobile E-Mail
(reviews) T-Mobile Catches Windows Mobile Fever
(reviews) Research in Motion's latest cell phone/PDA hybrid supports Cingular's EDGE network and includes Intellisync synchronizing software.
(news) Windows Mobile Treo Arrives
(news) Sony Ericsson to Offer Microsoft's ActiveSync
(reviews) Treo vs. Treo
(news) Living in a 3G World
(reviews) First Look at the Palm Treo 700w Smartphone
(reviews) Pocket PC Phone May Leave You Squinting
(news) Late BlackBerry Slows Subscriptions
(reviews) A More Treo-Like BlackBerry
(news) Lots of News in Handheld Land
(news) RIM Revamps BlackBerry Phone
(news) Orange Unveils Windows Handhelds
(news) Attack of the Treo and BlackBerry Clones
(news) HP Prepares New Wireless IPaqs
(news) Motorola Unveils Slim Windows Smart Phone
(news) Microsoft's Peabody Smart Phone Nears Completion
(news) Nokia Pushes Web Services on Symbian OS
(news) Microsoft Unwraps Windows Mobile 5
(news) HP Releases Fix for H6315 PDA Phone
(news) HP's H6315 Phone on Hold at T-Mobile
(news) Nokia Slashes N-Gage Price
(news) HP Sets Its Sights on Smart Phones
(news) Symbian Updates Smart Phone OS
(reviews) Up Close and Personal With the Treo 650
(news) BenQ Unveils WLAN Smart Phone With Camera
(news) New File System Constrains Treo 650 Storage Capacity
(news) Acer Hints at Smart Phone Launch
(howto) Smart Phones and Hybrids
(news) Nokia's New Phone Doubles as a PDA
(reviews) RIM's BlackBerry 7100t phone represents a radical departure from the company's text-centric roots.
(reviews) The former World Class Product of the Year PDA gets a much-needed upgrade.
(news) Hybrid PDA-phone improves screen, keyboard, and camera, but still lacks Bluetooth support.
(news) New titles from Atari, Capcom are intended to lure more users to the wireless gaming device.
(reviews) Has the Hiptop had its day? PC World's Richard Baguley reports on his experiences with the Danger Hiptop communicator.
(reviews) Handspring's new Palm-based PDA/cell phone hybrid offers a slew of additional features.
(reviews) Software is an important part in the process of choosing a handheld; if you already own a PDA, that choice may come down to what you already know.
(news) Treo 600 is first phone-PDA hybrid based on the Palm 5 OS.
(reviews) The good-looking SPH-i500 is a capable combination device.
(reviews) New hybrids from Palm and Samsung are worth a look.
(reviews) All-in-one Sidekick is an efficient, attractively priced PDA, but its cell phone performance is below par.
(news) Cell phones running the new OS are now available, but customers in the U.S. may have to wait just a little longer.
(news) Always-wired PDA/phone packs plenty--AIM, e-mail, conversation--into tiny package.
(news) T-Mobile's Pocket PC phone has plenty of useful features, good looks, and cool extras, all at an attractive price.
(reviews) Palm-compatible device, with a color screen and tiny keyboard, combines phone and PDA functions.