Recent Articles

Headlines

4 years ago

Opera Mobile 10 beta 2 now available

13
13

Opera Mobile 10 beta 2 now available

Opera Mobile 10 (see our video hands-on and full review) has hit the beta 2 stage of its life. Here's what's improved, via the Opera Moble Blog:

  • Opera Link.
  • Download manager.
  • Improved UI for finger touch.
  • You can now manage search engines.
  • Remembers page position and zoom state.
  • Column snapping on touch.
  • Better memory management.
  • Fix for mobile view crash.
  • Start page available from touch menu.
  • Clear cache setting.
  • Asks whether to set as default browser.
  • Fix for startup crash (on some devices due to encoding in imported bookmarks).
  • Shortcut support.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

That enough for a beta 2 release? We're definitely happy to see better memory management -- that was our chief complaint of the early beta. And for what its worth, we're now getting 99 out of 100 on the Acid3 test, down a point from the first release. But as this is still a beta release, there are bugs. Peep a list of them after the break. Now, what about you guys? This latest release of Opera Mobile 10 working for you? Grab it here.

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
4 years ago

Google Maps for Mobile hits version 3.3, syncs starred items from desktop

9

Google Maps for Mobile turned the big 3.3 today (for Windows Mobile, anyway). The big change this time around: Synchronizing starred locations with Google Maps on the desktop.

As often is the case we're left scrambling for release notes. But we do have an entire blog post from the Google Mobile team to go by.

Google Maps for mobile has long allowed you to add stars on a map to mark your favorite places. You may have noticed a few months ago that Google Maps for desktop browsers introduced the ability to star places as well. Unfortunately, there was no way to keep these starred places in sync with Google Maps on your phone. With today's release of Google Maps for mobile 3.3 on Windows Mobile and Symbian phones, you'll now be able to keep the starred places on your phone and on your computer completely synchronized.

For users upgrading from an older version of Google Maps for mobile, you'll be asked, when you log in, whether you'd like to synchronize your existing starred items with your Google Account. This means you can preserve all the work you've put into customizing your map on your mobile, and have it show up, conveniently, in Google Maps in your desktop browser.

Get the CAB file here for the latest version of Google Maps for Windows Mobile.

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
4 years ago

Review: Opera Mobile 10 Beta

0
4 years ago

Reminder: Omnia II now available on Verizon

5
4 years ago

Review: OtterBox 2000 Series

8
8

Review: OtterBox 2000 Series

We’ve reviewed cases in all shapes and sizes. Nothing that I’ve seen comes anywhere close to what OtterBox brings to the table with its cases. An OtterBox case is the kind of thing that you see in the movies that is used to house the super-secret multibillion-dollar thingamajig.

For the details on what an OtterBox case gives you, click through for the review.

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
4 years ago

HTC Touch.B aka Rome makes an appearance; Runs Android?

9

It is with awe and envy when we see chief Windows phone manufacturer HTC take one of its devices and convert it for the competition.

And that seems to be the case here as the rarely talked about HTC Rome, now appropriately dubbed Touch.B, takes the stage for the first time. And guess that labeling on the back is here to stay? We're okay with that.

Not much is known about the specs, so nothing to get worked up over at this time. It certainly does look nice and we suppose it's not that different from the Eris (which to us trumps Motorola's DROID).  

Still, it is odd having Android running so closely with Windows phones these days. It's like our twin sibling ...an evil twin sibling plotting to kill us.

[UnwiredView via MobiFrance]

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
4 years ago

Windows Mobile 7 on LinkedIn again

6

MSFT Kitchen has once again done all the dirty work by shifting through LinkedIn profiles to find little cherries of information on Windows Mobile 7.  Check out the last summary of such an adventure.

Nothing too extraordinary though we do see that, as we've said in previous podcasts, Silverlight will play a major role on the device.

Other tidbits:

Read all the nerdy details at MSFT Kitchen.

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
4 years ago

BlueAnt Q1 Bluetooth headest gets an update, enables A2DP audio streaming

7

BlueAnt has released a firmware update for their Q1 Bluetooth Headset. The Q1's firmware version 8.19 is being considered a major update by BlueAnt and brings the ability for streaming audio to the voice controlled headset. A2DP audio streaming will allow users to listen to their favorite tunes, podcasts, as well as some GPS turn-by-turn navigation (GPS has to support A2DP).

The update also includes a few button changes in that now only one click of the button will end a call and double clicking the button during a call will switch between BlueAnt's Voice Isolation Standard and Max settings.

The firmware update and instructions on how to update your Q1 can be found over at BlueAnt's web site.

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
4 years ago

Samsung Omnia II caught early in store

7

Well, look at that. You're going to have to wait a few more hours before you can pick up the Samsung Omnia II on Verizon, but one has made its way to the front of a Verizon store and into the hands of YouTuber bcwatson57. The video's a little blurry, so we can't get a great feel for the AMOLED screen, but ol' Barry certainly seems impressed. And that may be enough to put up with a little bit of lag despite the 800MHz processor. [YouTube via wmpoweruser]

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
4 years ago

Cyber Monday is here! 10 percent off accessories, 50 percent off software

0

The turkey's gone, the relatives have left, and the Black Friday hangover has passed. Now it's time for Cyber Monday. To celebrate, we're taking 10 percent off everything — yes, everything — in the WMExperts Store. That's 10 percent off Bluetooth headsets. That's 10 percent off cases. And 10 percent off batteries, chargers, screen protectors. All you have to do is head to the store and use the coupon code MONDAYWME when you check out.

But wait. There's more.

The WMEXperts Software Store is getting in on the action, too. In addition to the Daily Deals that continue through this week, the inaugural Windows Mobile MobileHeist is here for one day only, offering a whopping 50 percent off some of your favorite software.

Included are: Pocket Informant 9, FlexMail, IM+, Mobiola Web Camera, Note2Self, USB Modem, Ringo, Agenda One v2, SecuBox and txtForward-SMS to Email.

That's half-off each one of those software titles. For Windows Mobile Professional (touchscreen) devices, click here. Windows Mobile Standard (non-touchscreen) click here. And if you're using our on-device store from your phone, use this link.

These deals last through midnight PST tonight, so don't miss out. Need a place to start? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide.

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
4 years ago

WMExperts Podcast Episode 79

2
4 years ago

Samsung Omnia Pro still smiling from afar

9

Want a Samsung Omnia Pro? Sorry, you can't have one yet. Well, at least not without importing it at a pretty penny and giving up U.S. 3G in the process. For us, that's a dealbreaker. For others, a small price to pay for that 800MHz processor and 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen running Windows Mobile 6.5. And unlike its Omnia II cousin (which you can get tomorrow), the Pro has a slider keyboard. For a better look at what you'd be paying a premium for, check out the brief unboxing video from Pocketnow after the break.

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
4 years ago

Holiday Giveaways: Motorola H790

0
0

Holiday Giveaways: Motorola H790

To help bring in the holiday spirit, WMExperts will be giving away various goodies over the holiday season. We've got the Rove Admin for IT giveaway already in progress and our next Holiday Giveaway is the Motorola H790 Bluetooth headset.

To have a chance at the Motorola headset, all you have to do is post a comment on any of the stories on WMExperts.com (other than this one) between now and 5:00 p.m. PST on Thursday, December 3, 2009. We'll randomly select a winner from these comments.

Keep in mind that you do have to register to leave a comment and that painless process starts here. We will notify the winners and toss up a "braggin' rights" post the following Monday along with our next Holiday Giveaway. Good luck and Happy Holidays from WMExperts.com!

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
4 years ago

Acer scaling back WinMo devices to make room for Android

10

Acer, who entered the smartphone market this year, has launched ten phones so far: nine for Windows Mobile and one for Android (that would be the Liquid). Not too bad.

However, in 2010 Acer is looking to "balance" their offering, meaning more Android and less for WinMo (they will continue to offer between 8-10 devices).

No doubt, as the article points out, Android has a lot of momentum going behind it right now (cough, marketing, cough), so we can't really blame Acer for scaling back and going where the money is flowing.

Still, Acer is taking a nice, measured approach to the business and not biting off more than can chew.  Windows Mobile doesn't so much need more devices as a few really good ones--so we'd rather see a company like Acer concentrate on that latter part.

Plus lets not kid ourselves, while WM6.5 is a decent upgrade, it's really the calm before the storm that is Windows Mobile 7 late in 2010.

[Android Central via Reuters]

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
4 years ago

LG eXpo coming to AT&T on Dec. 7

7
7

LG eXpo coming to AT&T on Dec. 7

Remember that LG IQ we've seen destined for Canada's Telus network? It's also headed for AT&T and should be available Dec. 7 with its sliding keyboard, 5-megapixel camera, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Windows Mobile 6.5 and 1500mAh battery. The eXpo also can handle an optional (and removable) DLP pico projector from Texas Instruments, making it one of the first in the U.S. to sport such a feature. [Phonescoop]

Update: The full presser is finally available. We're looking at $199.99 after contract and rebate. Another $179.99 for the projector, when it's available.

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
Show More Headlines

Pages