As much as he loves living a mobile life, the things about mobile technologies that really frustrate Antoine Wright are the subject of his latest editorial.
When you live in the back side of nowhere, mobile technology takes on a whole new significance.
Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the handhelds and smartphones readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. The top of May's list is dominated by new smartphones, but there's also some UMPC-like devices on there.
A Microsoft spokesperson says that companies around the world will launch 20 more devices running Windows Mobile 6 before the end of this year.
Although he can understand the appeal of a cutting edge design, Brighthand's Antoine Wright wants his mobile device to offer the kind of depth necessary to be truly useful.
In his latest editorial, Antoine Wright takes smartphone makers to task for designing trying to design products that try to be all things to all people, and so end up satisfying no one.
Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the most popular handhelds and smartphones. There was a strong interest in upcoming models in March, as three of the top ten products last month weren't even on the market yet.
Windows Mobile handhelds and smartphones have always come with a copy of of Microsoft Outlook, as this application is needed to synchronize the mobile device with a desktop computer. This is about to end, at least for HP iPAQs.
ASUS has introduced the A626, a traditional Pocket PC with a metal casing and a slim design.
At the CeBIT tradeshow going on now in Germany, ASUS is demoing a rugged, convertible UMPC with a built in keyboard.
UPDATED: Microsoft was forced by circumstances to pre-announce Windows Mobile 6 several days before it had intended to, but the the formal announcement went off as scheduled.
In this week's editorial, Adama Brown discusses the effect the next-generation of the wireless Internet will have on mobile devices.
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