The great news I’d be looking forward to by Palm turned out to be not so exciting. Palm are close to having Windows Mobile 6 available for the Treo 750 but not yet. I excitedly presented mine at the Palm stand hoping to get an upgrade, but alas it is not yet final code. Their announcement was not, as I’d hoped, “WM6 is here” but “we are going to release WM6.”
Still, I can’t complain too much; after all, I know it will be imminent. Meanwhile, there’s no sign of WM6 yet for the Samsung Blackjack.
While at Tech-Ed I spoke to Motorola and was delighted to see the Motorola Q is now in Australia – and is WM6 – but it won’t be available from Telstra for a few months yet. I told the Motorola rep how much I liked Motorola’s use of mini-USB for power and synchronisation because my Sony-Ericsson and Palm and Samsung devices all use proprietary plugs (and the Palm is the worst offender, needing one cable for power and one for sync!) – but surprise, Motorola have gone the proprietary way themselves on the Q, so no more one-USB cable fits all as I’d had previously when I used a Motorola Razr and a BlackBerry 7250.
I also spoke to Hewlett Packard and lamented how irrelevant the iPaq was now in this 3G world and they told me a NextG iPaq is coming out in October on Telstra but is NDA (ie “non disclosure agreement”) at the moment. I didn’t see it, but nor did I sign an NDA, so I’ll gladly tell you HP have something coming out (but I don’t know what!)