The reason I don’t see any purpose to owning a new Motorola ROKR, as I said before, is that it isn’t innovative. It does, however, make the final step of getting music onto the handset trivially simple, but any number of devices have great media playback capability and using the fantastic SyncTunes means any device with removable storage can get in on the action.
Using SyncTunes will let you push items from iTunes of your choosing to a removable storage card, such as an MMC, Memory Stick Duo Pro or SD – making it simple to manage content on your device.
There are literally dozens of devices from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, and others that have playback of MP3 and AAC audio, as well as MPEG4 video!
Nokia has even re-released the 6630 under the 6630 Music Edition name. Not only does the device have multi-media playback of a variety of formats, but it also is a 3G handset! Don’t drink the Motorola ROKR kool-aid until you’ve taken a look at the much better and sexier options from SE, Nokia, and even Palm!
Remember that whole discussion we had about Windows Mobile (WinMo) versus Palm OS? Well it’s heating back up again thanks to Engadget’s leaking the Treo 700w – the Windows Mobile 5-powered successor to the popular smartphone. Palm distributing Windows mobile? Whoa, worlds are colliding.
Anyway, there’s a whole discussion of the Treo 700w over at Engadget and the comments are pretty interesting. Several people want to buy it ASAP while others complain that the reason they bought a Treo in the first place was for the Palm OS (something about viruses in the pocket.)
Read more for my take and a list of pros and cons…
I’m 10 minutes into my use of Mobitv and can’t believe how cool this is. It’s live television streamed to my Treo 650, great quality, 35 different channels. Right now I’m watching CNBC and switching to C-SPAN. Everyone’s jaw drops when they see it.
eBay is in talks to acquire Internet-telephony company Skype Technologies for US$2 billion to US$3 billion, in a deal that would represent a dramatic shift in strategy for the world’s largest online auction site. http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB112615385922335028,00.html
I have been using Sony Ericsson phones with my Aluminum PowerBook for about two years now, from the T6810, K700i and now the K750i. I find S/// phones the best phone for Mac users as it’s almost completely built for it.
I use PhoneAgent for syncing and controlling my K750i. It does great things like:
- Backup up of my address book and SIM card address book.
- Creation of themes
- SMS and MMS creation via OS X
- and a few other features, too…
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Motorola’s much-anticipated iTunes phone, the E790 (a.k.a. Motorola ROKR Model E1), is expected to hit the market soon. Documents posted to the Federal Communications Commission’s Web site on Saturday indicate that Motorola has received regulatory approval to start selling the phone.
AppleInsider has posted a 5-page portion of the E790 manual which describes the basic functions of the iTunes mobile software, which can be controlled largely by the handset’s navigational key.
The document also indicates that the Motorola E790, a modified version of the company’s E398, will ship with stereo speakers, removable flash memory, Bluetooth and a dedicated iTunes button.
The question that remains is how the Motorola E790 will compete with the new Sony Ericsson w800i Walkman phone.
“Since I use Google Maps often and I use my Treo 650 all the time, I thought it would be nice to have some of Google Maps on my Treo. Google Maps implementation is heavy on AJAX and no Treo 650 web browser to my current knowledge is able to handle Google Maps the way they are handled in PC browsers (at least my Xiino and Blazer aren’t able to handle them). So, I decided to add some of Google Maps’ functionality on Treo 650.” (KMaps Courtesy of TreoNauts)