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3 years ago

For Sale: HTC Omega/Radar

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For Sale: HTC Omega/Radar

We are all expecting to see the new HTC Windows Phones, the Omega (aka Radar) and the Eternity (aka Titan) on September 1, 2011 during a public reception that will be held in various locations in Europe. Surprisingly, the Omega/Radar has been spotted on an Algerian Auction site with a price tag of 370 Euros (about $538 U.S. dollars).

Along with the description of the phone (mobile phone, white) and price tag, there were also the customary product photos. Not really much to see here beyond what the product shots that were leaked last week revealed.

One of our readers last week toss out the idea the Omega was a bottom slider. While the oddly designed bottom of the phone could be a slide out keyboard, one would suspect the auction listing would highlight that feature. The listing does note that the Omega has 8GB of storage and one picture does give some credence to a front facing camera.

The phone looks alright but I'm not sure if the white/silver color pattern is a good thing or not.

source: ouedkniss via: monwindowsphone thanks goes out to everyone who tipped us on this!

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3 years ago

gReadie goes Mango

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gReadie goes Mango

gReadie is a Google Reader client for your Windows Phone.  It's been recently updated and takes advantage of all the goodness Mango brings to the table.

For those not familiar with gReadie (pronounced greedy) the apps key features include:

  • Full sync with your Google Reader account
  • Full offline support to both read posts and perform actions on them (mark read, star, save
  • Live Tile with unread count and latest post title
  • Pin any feed or folder to your home screen, with it's own Live Tile
  • Download posts in the background when the phone is charging and on wifi to save your mobile bandwidth
  • Save posts to Read It Later, Instapaper or Pinboard with a single tap
  • Share posts with your linked social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In or Windows Live) as well as via Email or SMS with bit.ly shortening
  • Grey on black "Low Contrast" mode and adjustable font size for easy reading
  • Full SSL encryption and oAuth login, supporting two-stop authentication without providing us your email address or password
  • Manage your subscriptions and folders from within gReadie, even when offline.

For those already running gReadie on a Nodo device, you're gonna have to wait (hopefully not for too long) because you'll need Mango to run the updated version.  For those already running Mango, gReadie does have a trial version and the full version runs $1.49. You can find it here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.

source: quidsmobile  Thanks Chris!

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3 years ago

Wonder Reader gets a Mango Update

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Wonder Reader gets a Mango Update

The popular Windows Phone RSS reader, Wonder Reader, has been updated to version 2.0. The update makes the Windows Phone app compatible with Mango and includes these new features (for Mango devices):

Live Tile support: The tile will display an unread count up to 1,000 plus the latest headline and image on the back of the tile. The Wonder Reader tile is set to update every thirty minutes.

Pin feeds and categories for additional live tiles: Additional Live Tiles can be added to your Start Screen for your more frequently viewed feeds or categories. This feature is only available on the paid version.

Social Network Sharing: You can now share articles on Facebook, Twitter, Windows Live and LinkedIn.

The Wonder Reader update also supports Mango's fast app switching for instant resume. There is a fully functional trial version available for Wonder Reader (won't support the additional Live Tiles) and the paid version runs $1.99. You can find both here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.

source: Wonder Reader thanks goes out to Anthony for the tip!

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3 years ago

Windows Phone Summary of the Week: August 22-28, 2011

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Apologies for the delayed summary, August is a time for late vacations and insane traveling (coupled with awful 3G coverage in the UK - but that's a separate rant for another rainy day). It's been a busy week here at WPCentral with Windows Phone news galore. Let's begin with episode 123 of our weekly (dare I say it?) podcast. Also, WPCentral forum admin Dave Blake has rounded up the latest goings on over at our forum, be sure to check out related discussions, while our Daniel Rubino has provided a quick walk through of what you can expect in the Mango update for the WPCentral app.

Head on past the break for the full run down.

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3 years ago

Steambirds - Review

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Steambirds - Review

Steambirds has come to the Windows Phone Marketplace and if you like air combat games, you're going to want to check it out. Steambirds is a turn based, multi-level aerial combat game.

The combat view is from above and game play has a methodical touch by taking on the enemy planes one move at a time. There are multiple weapons at your disposal and a handful of aerial maneuvers that can help you take out the enemy planes.

To learn more on Steambirds, fly on past the break.

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3 years ago

WordMix - Review

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WordMix - Review

While it may make some groan, WordMix is another word game for your Windows Phone. Described as a "fun, free and challenging word puzzle game for all ages", WordMix isn't too shabby.

The goal is to create as many words as you can from six letters before the timer strikes zero. To advance to the next round of letters, you have to discover 75% of the words.

More after the break.

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3 years ago

Wonder Witches - Review

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3 years ago

First Mango camera app: Selftimer hits the Marketplace

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SelfTimer is a timed shutter release for your Windows Phone. The good thing about SelfTimer is that it is a feature many want for their Windows Phone camera to allow them to hop into the picture. The bad thing about SelfTimer is that it appears to be a Mango app.

Dan has been able to install and use Selftimer on his Mangofied Samsung Focus but it's not showing up on my Nodo Focus. The good news is that it's working as advertised on the Dan's Focus.

If you're running Mango on your Windows Phone and want to give Selftimer a try, there is a free trial version available and the full version runs $.99. You can download either here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.  I was not able to find the app from the phone's Marketplace app.

If you are able to get Selftimer up and running on your Windows Phone, let us know your impressions in the comments.  Now we just need a decent tripod for our Windows Phone.

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3 years ago

Word Arena returns to the Marketplace

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Word Arena returns to the Marketplace

Not long ago, the Windows Phone word game Word Arena appeared in the Marketplace. Shortly thereafter, issues were raised and Word Arena was pulled while the mess was sorted out.  Apparently, the differences have been settled and Word Arena is back to being listed in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

For those not familiar, Word Arena is a Boggle-styled game where you try to create as many words as possible from a 4x4 grid of letters.  You compete against other players, online, who are searching for words from the same grid of letters.

Z-Games, the games developer, stayed busy during the down time adding a few new features to the game.  The new features on the re-released version of Word Arena include:

  • The ability to switch back and forth between the game results and your rankings after each round.
  • In-game awards (achievements) are now available to encourage players to try out all the features of the game and that will unlock certain features.

You still have the ability to chat between players and establish a friends list. The color themes are still there but you'll have earn certain awards to unlock that feature. In giving the re-release version a short test drive, Word Arena remains a stable, enjoyable, addictive game for your Windows Phone.

Word Arena is a free, ad-supported game and you can download it here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.

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3 years ago

WPCentral Windows Phone Giveaway Winners!

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The time has come to announce the winner of our AT&T HTC HD7S Windows Phone giveaway winner. But first we would like the kind folks from AT&T, FH-Digital and the WPCentral Accessory Store for providing our prizes.

We had twenty-five fantastic video entries and it was really hard to narrow it down to one grand prize winner. However, after much discussion, one video stood out from the rest.  WPCentral would like to tip our hat to everyone for submitting some really great videos on why Windows Phones are the best!

If this was a television show, we'd cut to a commercial right about now, but seeing that we're a blog we will have to make due with...

To see the three winning videos, just ease on past the break.

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3 years ago

New Windows Phone website surfaces in Japan

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Microsoft is constantly tweaking their Windows Live pages and may have also tweaked the Windows Phone page to include some interaction with your Windows Live Account. There is a screenshot on Japan's Windows Phone site that looks like a cross between the current Windows Live device page (shown below) and the Windows Phone page. 

The web page screenshot reveals a My Windows Phone interface that includes your Find My Phone commands, access to your pictures and videos, plus access to your Windows Phone apps and view your Marketplace Account. You still have access to your XBox Live account and Office docs but gone is the Contacts and Calendar Portal as well as the Zune launch.

We followed the instructions found on the Japanese Windows Phone site's FAQ Page but the new design isn't live yet and you still get the "old" design of the Windows Phone site.

It is unclear if this is a redesigned page for Windows Live or a redesigned Windows Phone site that adds the ability to sign in to your Windows Live Account.  The header on the Japanese site does resemble the current header on the Windows Phone site here in the States. 

There's definitely more questions than answers but could this be how Microsoft plans on implementing the Windows Phone Marketplace online?

Source: nanopho.jp Thanks goes out to tezawaly for the tip!

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3 years ago

Reminder: WeatherLive v2.0 is now available

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Reminder: WeatherLive v2.0 is now available

The other day we gave you a sneak peak at the all-new WeatherLive 2.0. The app received a nice little overhaul, adding new features, more customizations and push notifications for weather alerts.

We've been using it all week and appreciate that the app is still as "lite" as before with no loss in speed. In addition, seeing as we're getting some severe weather here in the Northeast, the toast notifications detailing weather alerts have worked every single time (on a Mango device).

As before, there's a free, ad-supported version (aka endless trial) or the paid version which is ad-free and has the push notifications. We think the app is great, but we'll let you decide for yourselves. Pick it up here in the Marketplace for $1.49.

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3 years ago

New HTC names for Windows Phones: Omega is Radar and Eternity the Titan?

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One thing that is always difficult to keep up on is HTC's various model names for what are often very similar phones. The reasons are obvious though: GSM, CDMA, LTE, WiMax and carrier requests all resort in slightly varying devices.

Now, some new UAProfs (user agent profiles) have appeared that lend credence to alternate names for the Omega and Eternity, two upcoming Windows Phone Mango devices expected to be announced on September 1st (yeah, we'll be there).

Frist up is the HTC Omega aka the white Windows Phone which was leaded yesterday. That device's name may actually be the HTC Radar C110e (it's always tough to know which is the code name and which is the brand name, but Radar may be the brand name, oddly enough).

Like wise, the Eternity is probably going to be the Titan X310e--which interestingly was the name of a quite famous Windows Mobile phone. Other than that, there's not too much that's new outside of we're getting real close to getting all the details.

Source: Blog of Mobile!; via NanaPho

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3 years ago

Severe Weather Tip: Turn on Battery Saver in Windows Phone Mango

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If you're like us, we're getting ready for that big ol' hurricane Irene (we're in Manhattan now, Long Island tomorrow--yikes). Since we're pretty positive we're going to lose electricity for some amount of time, even up to days, getting all the power out of our Windows Phone is key.

One easy method "Mango" users can enable now is the Battery Saver feature by going to Settings --> Battery Saver --> "Turn on Battery Saver now, until my next charge". The phone will of course still work, but background services and push email will be disabled--which is a great way to squeeze out a few more hours from your phone while you pray for the lights to come back on.

It also wouldn't hurt to bump your backlight to "Low" under Settings as well. Good luck everyone.

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