• GETAC's rugged PDA looks like you could drop it in a volcano

    I’m a big fan of ruggedized items. Although PDAs (as opposed to smartphones) are relatively rare these days, there’s still a large need for them in certain scientific and professional pursuits. Ruggedized PDAs even more so, as chances are you’re not going for a two-month expedition to your grandma’s house. I’m sure there are plenty of surveyors, mappers, science… Read More

  • Palm offers a free Zire with Tungsten TX purchase

    [photopress:palm2.jpg,full,center] I’ve been a fan of the Palm OS since I first got my hands on a Pilot 5000 in 1997 or so. And luckily for me the OS hasn’t changed that much since then (zing!). Palm still makes great PDAs, at least for now, and if you’re in the market for one, you can’t do much better than the Palm TX. While it’s a bit long in the tooth, it… Read More

  • HP shipping iPAQ 210 PDA with big VGA touchscreen

    Remember PDAs? HP does. Indeed HP remembers PDAs so ferociously that it’s released a new one called the iPAQ 210. For $449, you’ll get a 4-inch 640×480 VGA touchscreen plus a bunch of other stuff like a 624MHz Marvell PXA310 processor — Marvell bought Intel’s XScale unit back in June of 2006 so you’re basically getting an XScale processor if you’d like… Read More

  • Kaon Mobile straddles UMPC and PDA

    Here’s a little device set to hit the Korean market in about a month and possibly the rest of the world this summer, pending a distribution deal. It’s manufactured by Kaon Mobile and is about the size of a smaller UMPC, featuring a sliding screen similar to the Sidekick Slide. It’s a slick looking little machine that caught my eye quicker than a booth babe holding a box… Read More

  • Sprint will have the Samsung Ace come Q1 '08

    Now here’s a dapper-looking smartphone. Looks about as thin as a triscuit, and it’s got a full QWERTY keyboard and a whole lot of other buttons as well. It’s not the most advanced of phones – it’s not 3G, it’s got no real browser, and there’s no touchscreen – but it is a sexy little basic smartphone despite running Windows Mobile 6. If you need… Read More

  • Newton 2.0?

    Excuse me while I cram this chunk of salt down my throat. Now that we’ve put that out of the way lets chat about the return of the Newton. AppleInsider has some insider info that a team of engineers has taken the multi-touch technology and is busy working on Newton 2.0 or has been for the better part of the past 18 months. During that time the project has sputtered due to the iPhone, but… Read More