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Panasonic Toughbook CF-H1 Mobile Clinical Assistant: Video Demos

Panasonic Toughbook CF-H1 Mobile Clinical Assistant: Video Demos

Panasonic have officially announced the Toughbook CF-H1 Medical Tablet PC they demonstrated at the IDF in August.  Fully ruggedized to military standard 810F, as well as being IP54 compliant, the CF-H1 has a magnesium alloy chassis and is capable of surviving a 3ft drop as well as rain, dust, spills and vibrations. Underneath lurks a 1.86GHz Intel Atom Z540 processor, 1GB of RAM and an 80GB shock-mounted hard-drive. Primary input is via the 10.4-inch XGA resolution dual-touch LCD.

Full gallery & video demos of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-H1 after the cut

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Sprint HTC Touch Pro announced: EV-DO Rev.A, QWERTY & more

Sprint HTC Touch Pro announced: EV-DO Rev.A, QWERTY & more

Sprint have announced availability of the HTC Touch Pro, the QWERTY keyboard-blessed version of the HTC Touch Diamond.  With a 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen, EV-DO Rev.A, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 and a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus, the Touch Pro is intended for heavy messagers.  The five-row keyboard - which we found to be great for typing at CTIA - adds a little thickness, but at 4.17 x 2.05 x 0.7 inches the Touch Pro is still a pocketable phone.

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BlackBerry Storm official on Verizon and Vodafone

BlackBerry Storm official on Verizon and Vodafone

Verizon and Vodafone have officially announced the BlackBerry Storm, RIM's touchscreen smartphone with 3G connectivity and an innovative "click-through" 480 x 360 display with haptic feedback.  The Storm has a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash and mechanical autofocus, Bluetooth 2.0 with support for the A2DP wireless stereo profile, and accelerometer controlled screen-rotation with a choice of SureType, MultiTap and QWERTY keyboards.

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Treo 800w Review for Sprint

Treo 800w Review for Sprint

If you're searching for a phone with some serious rumor history, look no further; the Treo 800w has been knocking around the internet for months now, promising Palm's fabled usability together with CDMA 3G connectivity.  Now conjecture no more, the touchscreen smartphone has been confirmed as part of Sprint's new line-up, and we've had the 800w in for testing.  Read on for the full review.

HTC Shift CDMA EV-DO UMPC review

HTC Shift CDMA EV-DO UMPC review

HTC have made a name for themselves with capable, business-friendly smartphones, and when back in March 2007 they first suggested they were turning their hand to the UMPC market there was no shortage of interest. Boasting full Windows Vista support, as well as a cut-down quick-start SnapVue interface for basic tasks, QWERTY keyboard, touchscreen and multiple wireless options, the HTC Shift was hailed by some as likely to be the first decent UMPC. The subsequent journey from announcement to actual launch - a point first estimated for Q3 2007 - has been punctuated by delays, wavering interest and more than a little criticism of how competitive its specs are in light of the latest competition; HTC sent over the new CDMA version of the Shift, complete with Sprint EV-DO support, for SlashGear to see whether time has been kind to the UMPC.

Rumor: Helio Mysto is Samsung U600?

Rumor: Helio Mysto is Samsung U600?

God I hope so, that is one sexy ass phone. Helio does always manage to pick the cream of the proverbial crop when it comes to phones, most recently the Fin, and amazing phone packing GPS a 3MP cam, support for up to a 4GB microSD card, a huge screen, it really was a work of art.

And now, if this rumor is true, they are getting a phone that looks like a slider version of and updated, and slightly better looking, version of the Fin, and I am sure it will have more/better features too. Helio is the company that knows how to do a slider correctly too, just look at the Ocean, one of the few phones out there without a touch screen that is still a decent competitor to the iPhone.

Qualcomm deliver dual-3G WWAN chip with both EV-DO and HSDPA

Qualcomm deliver dual-3G WWAN chip with both EV-DO and HSDPA

Having two high-speed cellular broadband technologies operating at the same time isn't ideal - switching networks is a pain, as can be roaming - but Qualcomm are hoping to make the best of a tricky situation with their latest dual-3G laptop chip.  Packing both HSDPA and EV-DO, the chip - which they're calling Gobi - can connect to networks of either standard, meaning that notebooks using the technology will have extra flexibility for users to choose the carrier with the best coverage in their area.

Samsung Q1U WWAN high-gain aerial hack

Samsung Q1U WWAN high-gain aerial hack

Having some sort of built-in WWAN - like EV-DO or HSDPA - can make a world of difference if you're in dire need of an internet hit but out of range of a WiFi hotspot.  However, it does mean you're at the mercy of cellular signals.  Samsung Q1 Ultra owner Andyman had already stuck the miniPCI-E guts of a USB EV-DO modem into his UMPC, but was fed up of mediocre coverage when in remote locations; what better excuse to slap a great big external antenna on and enjoy full signal everywhere!

 

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