QTech intends to develop Palm Powered smartphones for two of the fastest-growing cellular markets in the world.
Motorola yesterday hosted a press event dubbed "Seamless Mobility". Motorola announced their new ultra-thin RAZR V3 clamshell phone, iTunes Alliance -- a strategic alliance to between Apple and Motorola to bring iTunes to Motorola's next-generation phones, and finally their new Linux based A780 SmartPhone and MPx220 SmartPhone. Both SmartPhones are slated for a Q4 release.
msmobiles.com is reporting that they've obtained the release date of Microsoft's next phone operating system. While not officially referred to as Smartphone 2006, the naming convention would match prior releases of this nature. The new OS is said to be based on the Windows CE 5.0 core and will boast a camera and notifications API, amongst other improvements.
As PDAs start to take on phone properties and phones the opposite, it’s clear to many that the Smartphone will become the mobile phone and PDA market leader in the next few years. Jin-Sung Choi shares this vision. The head of the Mobile Communications Tech Research Lab at LG Electronics gave a recent keynote describing how he sees the mobile handset design evolving over the next several years. It’s great insight, given we tend to look at the same coin from the other side.
Sierra Wireless has launched their first Smratphone, the Voq Professional Phone, on the KPN network. The Voq is powered by Microsoft's Smartphone 2003 and features a unique flip-open QWERTY keypad for data entry. The Voq devices are on sale now for $99 (Euro) with a 2-year phone plan and a 5MB data plan.
Sony Ericsson has announced the P910, a progressive follow-up to their P900 smartphone. The P910 features a new thumb keyboard, improved screen, 64MB RAM (up from 16MB) and a more robust software package than the P900. The P910 also includes Bluetooth and runs Symbian 7.0 with the UIQ user interface.
DigiTimes is reporting that Motorola has suspended their order for the MPx100 smartphone with Compal Communications. While this doesn't mean the smartphone is dead, it's not a good sign either. The report goes on to say that orders for the MPx and MPx220 are still going as planned.
Motorola and Apple have formed a partnership that will bring the iTunes music service to future Motorola smartphones.
Although Nokia released the updated version of its gaming-oriented smartphone in much of the rest of the world back in May, it is only becoming available in America today.
Motorola has officially announced the MPx220 for a second time. The new announcement indicates that this smartphone will possibly the first to run Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphones Second Edition.
Revenues increased for the segment of Microsoft responsible for its handheld and smartphone operating systems during its most recent financial quarter, but not enough to make it profitable.
JAVOedge has added a JAVOSkin form-fitting case for palmOne's Treo 600 smartphone to its product lineup.
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