The Toshiba Portégé G810

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Again I am going to report on another Windows Mobile device I am currently using: the Toshiba Portégé G810.

The G810 is a very interesting device with very good specs:

  • Processor: Qualcom MSM7200 400Mhz
  • Memory: 256/128 MB
  • Battery: 1530 mAh
  • Camera: 3MP, and VGA
  • Band: up to 3.6Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps for HSUPA
  • GPS: A-GPS
  • OS: Windows Mobile 6.1
  • Wifi and Bluetooth
  • FM Radio

As for what I have noticed so far:

  • Clearly fast device;
  • Great screen, great color depth and brilliance, very crisp;
  • External housing is rubberized and very nice to touch, and easy grip;
  • SPB Shell included, very cool!;
  • Power button not very cleverly positioned;
  • The whole face buttons looks very cool but is not practical at all;
  • The pen is an intelligent approach, but fails in what comes to quality since its very plastic. Oh, and if you loose you loose part of the device’s aesthetics;

 

To see more images click here, if you have any questions about the device feel free to ask.

Want free Push-email? Have Live Mail

This is not a very divulged feature but I assume it might be very useful for some people: you can take advantage of the great direct push e-mail technology without having to invest on an exchange hosted e-mail service.

Windows Live Mail allows you to use Push E-mail with your Hotmail or Live e-mail accounts. You can also benefit of the fetch e-mail technology that allows you to get only the desired e-mail or attachments without having to call a full send/receive.

Fetch e-mail does come enabled by default, however to use Push-email you must:

 

On Smartphone’s:

Start – Windows Live, Menu – Options – Sync Schedule. The select “As items arrive”;

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On Pocket PC (touchscreen):

Start – Programs – Windows Live, Menu – Options – Sync Schedule. The select “As items arrive”;

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HTC Jade out on the wild

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The PocketPT.net team has had access to the new Touch 3G device code named the Jade.

This device made by HTC is very similar to the very popular Touch, only much better: from the better processor to more memory, 3g connection, a 3.2MP camera, Windows Mobile 6.1 and of course, Touch FLO 2D.

To see more images and the translated article click here.

Porto Edition Windows Mobile Seminar

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Another great day spent with community peers, techies and regular public.

Last Thursday I went to Portucalense University where I gave a presentation about Windows Mobile 6.1 both Professional and Standard, showcasing the sliding panels and discussed the benefits of using a mobile platform with over 9 years of existence.

We also had some great workshops involving Geocaching, Bluetooth, device maintenance and customization.

More than 70 attendees had the opportunity to win one of three Windows Mobile devices raffled: one HTC P3600, one NDrive S300 and a Toshiba G810.

If you think your community/company/customers could use a seminar like this let me know.

FREE WINDOWS MOBILE GAME: KA-GLOM!

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WinPlay an on-line games and themes shop as a gift for Windows Mobile user:

 

“Get the FREE Windows Mobile version of Magmic’s hit game Ka-Glom!

To get the FREE Ka-Glom! game, simply provide permission for Winplay/Magmic Games to include you when sending information regarding new Windows Mobile games, themes and other entertainment products from Winplay.com.”

 

Grab your copy now here.

Redfly at $199 until October 31

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Guys at Celiocorp are pushing Redfly sales by crunching the price as low as $199.

They say that:

“Celio has found that a REDFLY device in the hands of media, developers or mobile enthusiasts has tremendous viral marketing benefit.  Therefore, we have budgeted a limited amount* of REDFLY devices for placement at $199 until October 31, 2008.
*Offer subject to limited quantity.  Celio reserves the right to end the program at any time.  There is no 30 Day Guarantee or Free Trial Period for Seed Program Pricing.  Standard warranty still applies.”

If you are interested in one of these, you can get it from Celio here.

Redfly – unleash you smartphone

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I have been using for the past days a Redfly, which is a really great concept for those who need a way to dramatically improve text entry and document and web page viewing.

With an 8″ screen and up to 8 hours of work time this laptop alike device connects to both Windows Mobile Standard and Professional Smartphone’s and really opens a whole new world.

You can also connect and use a USB mouse, keyboard or even a USB Flash disk.

 

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The connection to the host device is quite easy and can be made via USB allowing the host device to charge, or via Bluetooth enabling you to have your Smartphone well protected in your pocket or briefcase and freely work on the Redfly.

One of my fears on using this type of solution was the speed of the screen refreshment, but I soon realized I could work quite fast just as if I was working with my i780 with the only difference of 5″ more of screen and a reasonably sized keyboard.

 

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In order to use the Redfly you must first install a small CAB file on the device, which can be installed Over The Air from CelioCorp’s website.

After the first time connection it is able to pair the device via Bluetooth with the Redfly in quite a simple manner: one stroke of a key (the Redfly key) and then a tap on the screen – the Authorize button.

 

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The Redfly then creates a partnership with the device that can be activated straight from the Redfly with the device on standby and up to 10 meters from the Smartphone.

It can also save multiple partnerships for user convenience. I now find myself using the Redfly when sitting at café or snack-bar without getting my i780 out of my pocket. I then use the 780’s Wifi built in capabilities to connect to a nearby hotspot to browse the web and check my e-mail on 800×480 pixel resolution screen.

 

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Given I am also a trainer and give several public presentations, the VGA-out is a plus that makes this a great combination.

The process of connecting to a screen or projector is quite straight forward and common to most notebook PC’s.

 

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Image gets displayed in perfection, though you cant really play with resolution unless you use a program like RealVGA in the case of the Samsung SGH-i780, and again refreshing is very fast.

 

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While web browsing can sometimes be a pain with Internet Explorer Mobile, when used through the Redfly PIE really shines, believe me!

 

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Another great aspect of having one of these things is remote controlling: with RDP and an 8″ screen you can really get that server desktop fit in the screen!

One of the interesting things I found is that the right mouse button is supported and works great for common copy, cut, paste operations and can be used with either a USB mouse or from the included mouse pad.

 

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Being light, small and stylish the Redfly came between me and my HTC X7510, which I will be retiring soon because overall the Redfly has more arguments that make the difference to me in some day-by-day actions and really improves the way I work and communicate.

 

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You can find out more on Redfly from CelioCorp’s Website.