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Back in September 2008 the suspension of the Smartphone & PocketPC Magazine was announced as well as the start of the iPhone Life Magazine. With the second issue of iPhone Life on the market, I would like to have detailed look at this magazine and “compare” it to the Smarphone & PocketPC Magazine: A kind of “magazine-clash” between the Apple iPhone OS and the  Windows Mobile platform. Furthermore a look at the online resources and a final wrap-up will complete te article. “Last week sad news arrived from Hal Golstein, the publisher of Smartphone & PocketPC magazine. After 11 years of hard work, devotion and commitment to the Windows Mobile platform, Read more

Yesterday Microsoft announced their Zune HD wich needs to bring some competition against the iPod Touch. The twitterpage of user “officethemovie”  already made a nice statement on May 11th with the tweets: June 2009 will be an important month for Zune lovers. and New product launch, that’s all I’m allowed to say. Hold off from buying an iPhone/Pre. Yesterday Microsoft announced their new ZuneHD which must become the iPod Touch killer Some interesting facts about the new Zune HD: The new Zune HD has an 3.3″ OLED Touch Screen with a 480 x 272 resolution. The new Zune HD has HD Radio. The new Zune HD has HD video output Read more

Last week we received the new AT&T Samsung Jack Windows Mobile 6.1 device. My previous article has a quick unbox-video to see what is in the box. It is currently only available through AT&T for $99 with a two year contract and a $100 rebate. Below is my review video with my impressions of the new AT&T Samsung Jack . A couple of great features I forgot to mention in the video are listed here: Quick dedicated access buttons for GPS, Silent Profile, Camera, and Mail Extra Camera features like Smile Shot and Mosaic Shot Tap and hold the home button will bring up your task manager. lighted keyboard

Many of you travel a lot and most of the time you should be able to connect through a Hotspot or Wifi network to read your email, surf the web or catch up with Twitter. Recently, when traveling to Sweden, I already found out that there was no Hotspot or Wifi service at the park we were staying. As I have a Dutch carrier, roaming costs were quite high if I used it in Sweden. The average price is around 10 Euros per Megabyte. With these prices you have to be very careful what you do, otherwise you are not happy when you receive your monthly bill… So I had Read more

Over the last few months Google has been really innovating creating some nice applications for their android platform. One of the newest applications is Google Sky Map. Google Sky Map is a great application for everyone who like to look at the stars and who want to know which star they are watching at. I’ve been using Google Sky Map on the T-mobile G1 and I must say it really impresses me a lot! Due to the internal GPS receiver, the G1 knows what the location is. The digital compas knows in what direction the G1 is pointed at and the G-sensor knows how the phone is tilted. These three Read more

On our current travels we love to go light weight. Most of us in the Mobility Minded world like to travel with only carry on luggage. Everyone has their favorite laptop bag and carry-on. The maximum size these days is 22″ to bring on the airplane and we all want to use that maximum allotted space. Brookstone’s XpressCheck 21″ Ballistic Computer Carry-on might for fill your need of an one piece luggage that will have a removable laptop bag in it. Actually you have the option of just using the separate laptop bag and have extra space left over in the bag for other clothing or shoes. I will traveling Read more

Back at Mobile World Congress 2009, Microsoft announced the MyPhone service in addition to Windows Mobile 6.5. Since the announcement and the first launch, the MyPhone service has been an invite only program, however yesterday Microsoft MyPhone for Windows Phones is in the public beta stage. If you want to get an overview about the functionality check out the MobilityMinded Microsoft MyPhone (p)review after MWC 2009. “With today’s release, we’re opening the beta to all users — no more waiting list or promotional codes!  So you can tell your friends, family and colleagues with Windows Mobile phones to visit http://myphone.microsoft.com and start using My Phone today.” [ref02] The first change I noticed Read more

The SanDisk Sansa slotRadio player just came to the market after they announced the slotMusic for their existing  Sansa Fuze line of media players. The slotRadio player is a small simple media player which just allows you to listen to FM radio and your purchased slotRadio music (different than the slotMusic) If you don’t want to haggle with synchronization of your current music on your pc and hate listening to your favorite radio station with all those commercials, then the SanDisk Sansa slotRadio player with your favorite genre slotMusic is the perfect answer. It beats carrying bigger media players and satellite radio’s around. You can even connect it easy to Read more

Seskimo Crabbles is a multimedia device stand made so simple, cheap and is a must have for anyone who travels a lot and is tired of holding their media device in their hands. The Crabble is a wallet sized flat stand/cradle that is easy foldable to create the perfect viewing angle for you to watch your movie/podcast without holding your device. The Crabble has been designed to hold most phones and media players in the portrait or landscape position. Now you don’t need to use the magazines,newspapers, napkins or anything you can find on the airplane to prop your device in a viewable position on your tray. Now just use the Crabble Read more