Friday, April 13, 2007

Dopod International’s Upcoming Devices To Support Windows Mobile 6

Dopod International Corp, a leading PDA phone and smartphone provider, today announced its support of Windows Mobile 6 as a software platform in its new products. Dopod International plans to launch its first device running on Windows Mobile 6 in April 2007. All new products launched after that will also be equipped to run on this new mobile software platform.

This announcement is in line with Microsoft’s recent launch of Windows Mobile 6, the newest version of its mobile software platform which features new messaging tools, tighter security and improved productivity.

"Dopod International’s devices offer the ultimate in connectivity by allowing consumers to experience instant access to information anytime, anywhere," said Jack Tong, CEO of Dopod International Corp.

"With our range of Windows Mobile PDA phones and smartphones, consumers will be spoilt for choice in deciding which one of our devices best suit their needs and lifestyle. We’re excited to work with Microsoft to offer Windows Mobile 6 on our upcoming products. This will further enrich the mobile experience of consumers with our easy-to-use, innovative and powerful devices, which will allow more consumers to enjoy mobility while having the power of Windows Mobile to help them stay connected to people and information wherever they go."

Over the course of the year, Dopod International will continue to launch more products to cater to the high demands of consumers looking for devices to enhance their mobile lifestyle.

About Dopod International Corporation

Dopod International Corporation is a leading mobile communications company that integrates mobile communication with information system technologies. Dopod International Corporation products are catered to the modern, ‘connected-everywhere’ lifestyle user. The company combines outstanding product design and excellent functional qualities that promote convenient access to up-to-the-minute information. Founded in 2002, Dopod International Corporation has established a presence as a premier communications company throughout Asia.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Dopod C720W

The Professional Messaging Device with Microsoft Direct Push and BlackBerry Connect

The C720W from Dopod International is a new a Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone with an attractive, dual-tone silver and black design. At only 1.28cm thin, it has a high-quality leather texture finishing and state of the art ergonomic design, giving you an excellent and comfortable grip. Equipped with a complete QWERTY keyboard and a unique 3-way touch pad by the side in place of a traditional scroll-wheel, you can now enjoy quick and easy navigation. The C720W supports the latest push mail technology: Microsoft Direct Push, BlackBerry Connect and Seven, giving you connectivity on the move. Now you can send and receive emails at any time in any part of the world and not miss out on important business opportunities.


Smart Intelligence In Your Hands

  • Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone with QWERTY keyboard
  • Built-in WiFi 802.11g support

Professional & Stylish design

  • 1.28cm thickness, slim and sleek
  • High-quality leather texture, perfect finishing
  • 3-way touch pad for easy navigation

Push Mail

  • Supports Microsoft Direct Push and BlackBerry Connect
  • Send and receive email anytime, never miss important business opportunities

Mobile Office

  • Supports latest PushMail technology
  • Access Word/Excel/Powerpoint/PDF documents
  • Receive and send emails anytime, never miss important business opportunities.


  • Hands-free dialling when driving
  • Do not have to activate pre-recorded voice-dials
  • Hands-free browsing of short-messages/emails/organizer etc.

News Reader – soon to be available via web download

  • RSS Dopod News Reader
  • Latest information on news, lifestyle, entertainment etc.
  • Select favourite channels, news flash on front page
  • Free selection and viewing

Portable Dictionary

  • 60,000 Chinese-English/English-Chinese words
  • Human voice pronunciation, 1.8MB files
  • Bookmark or check records

Camera, Voice-recorder, Video-recorder

  • 1.3 Mega-pixels Camera
  • Digital camera settings (video saturation-levels, colour, sharpness, white-balance)
  • Timer, continuous multiple-shots
  • Photo-editing (Rotate/Crop/Auto-calibration)

Roam the world, Always Keep in Touch

  • Network settings for selected SEAsian countries; auto-detection and SIM setup
  • Pre-set 12 South-east Asia countries’ codes, hassle-free SIM card dialling
  • Stay in touch with MSN Messenger/ MSN Hotmail
  • Quadband GSM with support for EDGE and GPRS


Basic Features

  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone Edition
  • Display: 2.4”display / 240 x 320 QVGA resolution / 65K colours (effective) TFT LCD
  • CPU: TI OMAP 850
  • Memory: Flash ROM 128MB/SD RAM 64MB
  • Dimensions: 111.5mm(L) x 62.5mm(W) x 12.8mm(T)
  • Battery: 960 mAh
  • Weight: 130g (with battery)

Data Connectivity

  • RF: Quad-band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) /GPRS/EDGE
  • Connectivity: Supports Bluetooth v2.0, Bluetooth Stereo A2DP & AVRCP, 11 Pin miniUSB


  • Digital Camera: 1.3 Mega-pixels CMOS camera, mirror for self-photo taking
  • Media Player: Windows Media Player 10 Mobile (music / video)
  • Supported Formats: WMA/MP3/WAV/MID/AMR/AAC/M4A

Operation Interface

  • Key Functions: Power button, 5-way scroll, talk key, end call key, left and right keys, main screen key, camera key, intelligent 3-way touch pad


  • Standby time:GSM up to 150~220 hours
  • Talk time: (without Backlight) GSM up to 3.5~ 5 hours (Standby/ Talk time varies)
  • Expansion: Supports Micro SD card (Hot Swappable)

Bundled Applications:

  • Microsoft Direct Push
  • BlackBerry Connect
  • Network Wizard
  • Outlook Mobile (supports PushMail technology)
  • Windows Media Player 10 Mobile
  • Pocket MSN
  • Internet Explorer Mobile
  • Microsoft ActiveSync
  • Pictures & Videos Viewer
  • Java MIDlet Manager
  • Internet Sharing
  • Cyberon Voice Commander
  • Classic Games (Another World, Magic Puz)
  • Document Viewer
  • Communications Manager
  • File Manager
  • Dopod News Reader (available soon via web download)

In the Box:

  • Dopod C720W
  • Battery
  • Pouch
  • Headset
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Microsoft Applications CD ROM
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User Manual

HTC to acquire Dopod

Jun 05, 2006

High Tech Computer (HTC) announced that it will acquire over a 50% stake in Dopod (Cayman) Holding Corporation with the transaction worth less than US$150 million, according to HTC's filing at the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Under the terms of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with Dopod, Dopod will serve as a subsidiary of HTC. Both parties are still working out the details of the agreement, according to the filing.

According to the company filing, Dopod recorded revenues of US$130 million in 2005 with profits of US$80 million.

source: DigiTimes

Monday, April 9, 2007

Dopod C500

Dopod C500

Phone type - Quadband
Networks - GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Connectivity options - GPRS, Bluetooth, USB, WLAN
Additional functions - TI OMAP 850 processor; 128MB ROM/64MB RAM ; runs with Windows Mobile 6.0 standard

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Dopod U1000

Your Perfect Mini Notebook with 3.5G Connectivity
U1000 is the next generation communication device. It is the world first 3.5G HSDPA capable Windows Mobile mini tablet. Coming with Quadband GSM, Triband WCDMA, HSDPA and high-speed WiFi (802.11g) support, the U1000 is the device to carry if you need to stay connected at all times. With its 5” LCD touch screen, magnetic attached QWERTY keyboard, light weight design, long battery life and its photo navigation system, it became one of the most mobility and most user friendly mini tablet.


Basic Features

Operating system

Windows Mobile® 5.0 for Pocket PC Phone Edition


5”display 640x480 VGA resolution 65K colors (effective) TFT LCD


Intel PXA270 624 MHz with Ati Graphic Chip W2284
Baseband: Qualcomm MSM 6275


ROM 256MB/ RAM 128MB/ 8G MicroDrive


133.1 mm (L) x 98 mm (W) x 16 mm (T)


2200 mAh


375g(With battery and Magnetic Qwerty keypad)

Data Connectivity

GPS System

SiRF III High sensitivity hidden antenna


HSDPA/UMTS(2100 MHz and 850/1900 MHz)
Quadband GSM(850/900/1800/1900)/GPRS/EDGE


Supports Bluetooth V2.0/ A2DP/ AVRCP, WiFi802.11b/g
USB 1.1(for charging and data transfer), VGA output (standard)


Digital Camera

(Main) 3 Megapixel CMOS with autofocus
(2nd Camera)0.3 Mega pixel VGA camera mode
LED camera flash

Media Player

Windows Media Player 10 Mobile (music / video)

Supported Audio Formats


Supported Video Formats


Operation Interface

Key Functions

Power Button, Voice Activation Button, Communications Management button, Camera Key, Volume Control key, 5-way navigation buttons, Opera Browser/ VueFLOHot key , Ok key, Desktop key
Detachable Qwerty Keypad: talk key, end call key


Standby / Talk time

Standby time: GSM up to 300 hours
Talk time: (without Backlight) GSM up to 5.5 hours
UMTS: up to 4.5 hours
(Standby/ Talk time varies)
WMA audio format playback: 12 hours
WMV video format playback: 8 hours


MiniSD slot (Up to 4GB; supports SDHC)

Bundled Applications

Outlook Mobile
Mobile e-mail with Direct Push Mail
Internet Explorer Mobile
Word Mobile
Excel Mobile
PowerPoint Mobile
Windows Media Player 10 Mobile
Pocket MSN
Video Communication
PDF Browser
Sim Manager
Communications Manager
Streaming Media
Opera Browser
Net Wizard
Voice Commander System

Dopod 838 Pro

After the launch of the Dopod 838 Pro in Asia earlier this year, the handheld company has finally brought the model to the Australian market. Touted as the first Windows Mobile PDA-phone with HSPDA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) and 3G, the new QWERTY-enabled handheld sports many enhancements over its 838 predecessor (not available in Australia) including a high-resolution 2-megapixel CMOS sensor and faster 400MHz Samsung processor. It is expected to be available on retail shelves by the end of September, but local pricing details are currently unavailable.

The Dopod 838 Pro runs Windows Mobile 5.0, which means you can access and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, browse the Web using Internet Explorer, and even play music and video on the mini Windows Media Player. Windows Mobile 5.0 also gives you the ability to use MSN Messenger and Hotmail, check your personal e-mail via Direct Push Technology and Exchange 2003 SP2, and even access your calendar, contacts, tasks and inbox over the air. The 838 Pro is all about communication, and features HSDPA, quadband GSM support, 3G (UMTS), EDGE, infrared, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, so you won't be lacking in ways to keep in touch.

Although the 838 Pro bears some resemblance to the 838, it is powered by a 400MHz Samsung stacked CPU with 128MB ROM and 64MB SDRAM. This is a significant improvement on the 838, which only has a TI OMAP 850 195MHz processor. This makes accessing applications faster and means that unlike some previous Dopod models, this device can handle Skype without any problem.

Navigating through the phone is made easier and faster by the 838 Pro's scroll wheel on the left side of the handset. There's also a cleverly hidden QWERTY keypad that slides out from underneath the 838 Pro. When in use, it automatically puts the screen into landscape mode and lights up if it's dark. The 838 Pro's screen measures 45mm wide by 60mm tall, which is large enough to view Web pages and documents without needing to squint.

The screen is good to take photos with, and fortunately the 838 Pro comes with a 2-megapixel camera that can be put in landscape and macro mode. There's also a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) camera at the front of the device so you can make video calls. We like the OK button on the left-hand side that takes you straight back to the home page, and the easy-to-access microSD card slot.

Finally, we're impressed with the battery life that lasted for the quoted 200 hours on standby and around 4 hours of talk time. This is without using the Wi-Fi adapter, however, which would decrease battery life significantly.

Our main problem with Windows Mobile devices is that they are less straightforward to use than other mobile phones. If you're not used to Windows Mobile then buying this device as your first mobile phone would not be advisable. Making calls with the 838 Pro on the Windows Mobile interface can be testing at times too, as you have to use the touch screen or slide-out QWERTY keypad to dial numbers.

The 838 Pro isn't small, either. Measuring 58 by 112 by 22mm, it may have difficulty fitting into your pocket and, if you can make it fit, the 180g is likely to weigh down your suit jacket pocket or pair of jeans.

The addition of a 2-megapixel camera may also prove to be a disadvantage for business use, given that some companies don't allow camera-phones in their buildings. Another problem some people might find with the 838 Pro is that most digital cameras use SD cards and not microSD ones, so you won't be able to view your photos on the device until you've transferred them over to your computer.

The 838 Pro is one of Dopod's best devices to date. With its slide-out QWERTY keypad, HSDPA capabilities and a plethora of other connectivity options, it is definitely a Windows Mobile device to be reckoned with. It's rather chunky though, and we'd like to see smaller Wi-Fi-enabled devices in the future.


  • Built-in speakers: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes


  • Battery type: Lithium-ion


  • Built-in wireless connectivity: 802.11b, 802.11g, Bluetooth, Infrared


  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 112.5 x 58 x 21.95 mm
  • Weight: 176 g


  • ROM: 128 MB
  • RAM: 64 MB

PDA Features

  • Built-in camera: Yes
  • Data Input Method: Keypad, Touchscreen + Stylus
  • Expansion slot: microSD


  • Processor speed: 400 MHz


  • Max screen resolution: 320 x 240 pixels
  • Number of colours: 65K
  • Backlit display: Yes


  • Installed OS: Windows Mobile 5.0


  • Synchronisation method(s): USB1.1, ActiveSync

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Dopod 838

Cast in a shade of grey, the Dopod 838 exudes an executive feel. This appearance is further upheld by the unit's sturdy build and good finish. Running on Windows Mobile 5.0, the Dopod 838 has the ability to do screen rotation on-the-fly. Conveniently, the screen will toggle to landscape mode when the keyboard is extended. It will flick back automatically to portrait when closed. Now you could do more with your PocketPC with the 1.3 MP camera and built in MP3 player.

Dopod 838 Specification & Features

Availability Q4 2005
Form Factor Slide
Network GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900
Dimensions 108mm x 58mm x 23mm
Weight 150g
Storage 192 MB
Expansion mini-SD card slot
Side Keys
Platform Microsoft Windows Mobile Version 5.0
Battery Standard Battery 1200mAh type with 4 hours talk time and 200 hours standby time
Website Dopod 838 Official Site

Display Type TFT
Size 320px X 230px
Colors 65536
2nd Display
Camera Type 1.3 MP
Organiser Alarm
Predictive Text
PC Sync
Speaker Phone
Voice Dialling, recording, control
Messaging SMS
Multimedia Java MIDP 2.0
Ringtones mp3, aac, amr, efr, fr, hr
Music Playback mp3, aac, aac+
Video Playback
Connectivity GPRS Classs 10
EDGE Class 10
Cable USB
Bluetooth 1.2
Wifi 802.11b
Extra Radio
Touch Screen
Others Windows Mobile 5.0 applications, Microsoft Pocket Office(Pocket Outlook, Pocket Reader, Pocket Word and Pocket Excel), Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer, Microsoft Media Player 10, Microsoft Reader