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Saturday, August 2, 2008

"Zune Phone" a Nokia?

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune News" @ 12:30 PM

http://www.zunescene.com/nokia-zune-phone/

"Nokia is currently working with the Zune team on integration of Zune Marketplace content according to a well placed source within Microsoft. The joint development is directed at content delivery rather than a hardware device according to the source. It has long been assumed by many tech followers that Zune content and software would find it's way onto Windows Mobile devices, thereby offering competition to the unfortunately popular iPhone. The interesting thing about the Nokia Zune partnership is that Nokia does not support Windows Mobile. It appears Microsoft may be developing a two front war against the iPhone, namely Windows based smart phones and more abundant 'non-smart' phones."

Take it or leave it, but Zune-Scene's reporting that if and when the Zune team releases a media player client for a mobile phone (a.k.a. the "Zune Phone", "zPhone" or "Pink and Purple project"), it won't be on Microsoft's own Windows Mobile platform as widely speculated, but on rival Nokia's series of smartphones. As with past Zune-Scene reports, this one is short on detail (e.g. no release date, lots of plausible deniability) and high on outlandish claims. While keeping this in mind, I should also point out that Zune-Scene's sources have been right on a number of these scoops in the past. This should be fun to watch as it develops.


Saturday, March 29, 2008

Are Windows Mobile Phones Underpowered?

Posted by Jerry Raia in "Smartphone Talk" @ 03:00 PM

http://mobilitysite.com/2008/03/are...s-underpowered/

"Its been nearly 2 years since the Dell Axim X51 and the HP iPAQ 4700, but those two Pocket PCs are still regarded by many as the best Pocket PC out there. Well, there aren’t really that many standalone Pocket PCs being made anymore. Think about it though, has there been any advances in processors in the last two years? Not really. You can go buy the hottest Pocket PC Phone on the market and still get the same specs as the Dell Axim X51 from 2 years ago. Look at the AT&T Tilt… It has a 400mhz processor."

Well let me think, browse the Internet on a Windows Mobile device or take out my own appendix with a warm spoon. Thinking, thinking. I'm going to have to find a spoon. The question of whether or not WM is sluggish is answered every time you try to turn one on from a dead sleep. The wait is almost comical. To me, most of the latest WM devices are no faster than the first iPAQs I used. I have a Tilt as mentioned above, it seems sluggish to me. How many times have you sat there looking at that stupid little pie spinning around waiting for something to happen? How often has it just stopped dead letting you know your device had vapor locked. Then you get to soft reset and wait for the wonderful startup sequence to play out. Not to beat a dead horse but after this many years WM should be much much better than this. The above link leads to a survey as well. Go take it and weigh in on this issue. Then let us know what you think here.


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