Mobile Tech News – FCC Approves Motorola Q, Rover Makes PIM Easier, GPS Systems Betray Some U.K. Drivers

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Motorola Q Gets FCC Approval

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved a highly anticipated smartphone, the Motorola Q. Unfortunately, no new information was revealed about this device in the documents posted on the government agency’s web site.

Its maker claims that the Motorola Q will be “the world’s thinnest, lightest QWERTY phone”. It will have a tablet design, with a 320-by-240-pixel screen above a backlit keyboard.  This device will run Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone, and therefore will support Microsoft’s push email system.

Rover Brings PIM Info to Every Device with a Web Browser

NiceOffice has released Rover, an application that brings personal and business information to wireless handhelds without the need to use conduits or wire-based syncing methods. The content is manged through a web-based portal, accessible from nearly any device that can view live web pages.

This service costs $9.95 a month.

Drivers Put Too Much Faith in GPS Receivers

According to a quickly spreading news report, drivers in the U.K. put more trust in the GPS directions of their wireless devices than they do their own eyes.

Visitors to a town with a recently closed bridge are usually greeted to an overflowing river, rather than their intended destination. Rather than stop, the drivers keep going and end up having to have their cars towed out of deep water.

Mobile Stream Offering Free Palm Applications

Mobile Stream has announced a special offer for Palm users. Those who will purchase Meteor Breakout ($14.95) from April 15, 2006 till May 1, 2006 will receive any other Mobile Stream Palm program free of charge.

Just send an e-mail to and tell Mobile Stream the program you would like to obtain and your Meteor PalmGear order ID.




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