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4 years ago

Verizon Imagio now available online

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That's right, folks. For $199 after two-year contract and rebate, you, too, can have your very own Verizon Imagio, with it's 3.6-inch screen and Windows Mobile 6.5 goodness. Act now, because if it's anywhere near as popular as the Touch Pro 2 has been for Verizon (it's currently out of stock), you could find yourself waiting for a while. And if you want to pick one up in a Verizon store, you're going to have to wait until Oct. 20 anyway.

Verizon Wireless

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4 years ago

Windows Mobile 6.5 Review, The Age of the Windows Phone

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Christmas in October? Some Windows Mobile fans may see it that way with the curtain finally raising on Windows Mobile 6.5, Windows Marketplac for Mobile and My Phone. Sprinkle in a few new phones and some will feel like kids at Christmas.

But was Windows Mobile 6.5 worth the wait? And what's the deal with re-branding to "Windows phone?" Windows Mobile 6.5 has been a staple ingredient with homemade or cooked ROMs for a while now. Does that take a excitement out of the "official" version of Windows Mobile 6.5?

For some, the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5 may very well be a non-event. But it marks the beginning of a journey for Windows Mobile and a new approach to mobile computing with the Windows Phone.

Come along after the break for our thoughts on the launch, an outline of what's new with Windows Mobile 6.5, and a little more on the "Windows phone" concept.

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4 years ago

Microsoft re- launches MyPhone

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Microsoft re- launches MyPhone

Microsoft's My Phone has been in open beta for several months now. With today's Windows Mobile 6.5 launch, My Phone emerges with a few new features.

For those not familiar with My Phone, it is a mostly (details in a second) free, over-the-air backup system for your Windows phone. According to Microsoft, My Phone "is a service that helps users organize information, back up data and share information more easily between the Web and Windows phones."

With the official launch of My Phone, Microsoft has added a few more features to the service beyond being a backup system. Follow the break for information on My Phone as well as the new features.

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4 years ago

Tilt 2 on AT&T's Premiere Site; available to all on Oct. 8th?

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Still no word on a release date, but the AT&T Tilt 2 has found its way onto AT&T's Premiere Web site, which is for customers with corporate affiliations. The Tilt 2 is being advertised for $349.99 which is slightly higher than the reported retail price (not uncommon for the Premiere Site). The Tilt 2 is listed as "Prelaunch" which we can only assume is the same as "Pre-Order." 

And to fan that flame a little more, the Boy Genius Report snagged some internal slides from AT&T and says the Tilt 2 will be available Oct. 8 -- that's this Thursday.  If true, we definitely won't complain if AT&T confused "a couple of weeks" with "a couple of days" in their original press release.

Tip o' the hat to Wayne for the tip.

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4 years ago

Blueant Q1 BT Headset Winner!

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Blueant Q1 BT Headset Winner!

Congratulations goes out to pinguino1 who is the winner of our Blueant Q1 Headset Giveaway!  Pingquino1's winning post was randomly selected from over one hundred entries. An email is being frantically sent with instructions on how Pingquino can claim his prize!

We'd like to thank everyone who participated by posting comments and don't give up hope.  We think Dieter's going out of town in a few days and we'll try to sneak some goodies out of the store to giveaway in the coming weeks.

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4 years ago

WinMo 6.5/Marketplace launch livetweet

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4 years ago

Coming up Tuesday: WinMo 6.5 liveblog

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4 years ago

Microsoft's Project Pink rumored to be DOA

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On the eve of the biggest concerted launch we've seen from Microsoft's mobile side since, well, ever, comes a bit of less than optimistic rumor about the fabled "Pink" project. Mobile Crunch cites an anonymous source that spells out major trouble in the Pink camp.

Supposedly:

  • A good chunk of the original Sidekick team picked up in the Danger acquisition has been fired or left.
  • Third-party support is next to nil.
  • There's much dissent in the ranks, including rampant iPhone use.
  • The project is two years behind schedule.
  • The Turtle is a piece of junk. (our words, their sentiment)
  • Microsoft didn't develop the UI, and the team is struggling to replicate it.
  • Mobile Crunch's source says the project “is near death and probably will be canceled.”

So basically what this source is saying is that things were in shambles (now there's something new for Windows Mobile) and that the Sidekick was bought out and is going the way of the dinosaur. We discussed Project Pink at length on the WMExperts Podcast a couple of weeks ago and kept coming to the same conclusion: If Windows Mobile 7 is going to be as Zuneriffic (my word ... Don't worry, it'll catch on) and consumer-friendly as we hope, does Microsoft really need to split its lines again with whatever the Turtle and Pure were/are going to be? This could well be Microsoft converging ideas, and sour grapes over somebody being left out.

And another thing: We're discussing a pair of unannounced, leaked devices that are part of an unannounced, highly rumored project. This isn't like Palm killing the Foleo.

The death of the Sidekick line would be a bummer to a lot of people (save for Perez Hilton). But if Windows Mobile 7 turns out anything like we've been dreaming about (and we mean that more literally for, erm, some of us), we have a feeling that in due time, nobody will remember a couple of unannounced devices that might not see the light of day anyway.

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4 years ago

Windows Mobile 6.5/Marketplace launch day: What we're expecting to see

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Tomorrow's the day. After months and months of waiting after Windows Mobile 6.5 was announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Microsoft's work comes to fruition, with a massive worldwide launch of the new operating system, new phones, and new (or not so new) services from Microsoft.

We'll be there live in New York City for the whole shebang, so be sure to check in Tuesday morning. In the meantime, join us after the break for a brief primer of what we're expecting.

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4 years ago

WM Marketplace for WM6.0, 6.1 & 6.5 (not in ROM) Now Available

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For those who want to use Windows Marketplace for Mobile now and have an older device (Windows Mobile 6.0/6.1) or Windows Mobile 6.5 with the store not already on the in ROM, drellisdee over at PPC Geeks has managed to pull out the .CAB for the rest of us:

I made it from 23053 skymarket. Its for WWE only and only for devices that have a bootlauncher (IE no apache.) Let me know if it doesn't work on stock roms as its not signed as I'm not sure if signature is required but it will run on cooked roms with full kernel trust enabled.

Luckily my cooked WM6.5 ROM for the Snap did not have the store built in and so far it seems to be running just fine, as can be seen above. Basically the .CAB installs the link, which then hops to the store via your browser to download the latest store software.

So how's it working for you? Take the poll and let us know in comments! And remember that we're not officially expecting the Marketplace for older devices until next month.  Grab the file here at PPC Geeks.

Does WM Marketplace work on your WinMo device?(poll)
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4 years ago

Adobe announces Flash 10.1 for Windows Mobile

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Finally, after what has seemed like an eternity, Adobe this morning announced Flash Player 10.1 for Windows Mobile (and other smartphones, too) will be available in early 2010. No more Flash Lite. No more need for a proxy browser (though we still think they have their place). Real, live Flash in your mobile browser.

That said, we'll need to see it to believe it. We all know how taxing Flash can be on a desktop system, it's reasonable to believe that only the newer hardware will be able to capably run it. From the Adobe news release:

The browser-based runtime leverages the power of the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) for accelerated video and graphics while conserving battery life and minimizing resource utilization. New mobile-ready features that take advantage of native device capabilities include support for multi-touch, gestures, mobile input models, accelerometer and screen orientation bringing unprecedented creative control and expressiveness to the mobile browsing experience. Flash Player 10.1 will also take advantage of media delivery with HTTP streaming, including integration of content protection powered by Adobe® Flash® Access 2.0. This effort, code-named Zeri, will be an open format based on industry standards and will provide content publishers, distributors and partners the tools they need to utilize HTTP infrastructures for high-quality media delivery in Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe® AIR® 2.0 software.

Get the full rundown here, and check out of a video of Flash 10.1 on the Toshiba TG01 (which is running a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, btw).

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4 years ago

Marketplace already live on some 6.5 phones

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First it was AT&T unceremoniously launching the launching the HTC Pure with Windows Mobile 6.5 two days before Microsoft officially unleashes the new OS, and now it looks like someone's flipped the switch on the Windows Marketplace for Mobile a day early. Engadget Mobile has noted that the Marketplace is live for Pure users, though we're also getting word that it's not working so well for those using cooked ROMs, and that there are only several dozen apps available right now (or, roughly the same amount as in Palm's App Catalog - zing!), though we're certainly expecting that to change in just a few hours.

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4 years ago

AT&T unboxes its own Pure and Tilt 2

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We've seen the official announcement for the AT&T Pure and Tilt 2, now we have an official AT&T unboxing video for the two new Windows Phones. While the Pure is available now, still no word when the Tilt2 will be available, just in "coming weeks."

A couple of notes from the video on the Tilt 2, it appears not to have a 3.5mm jack and while Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon dropped that pesky Push-to-talk button, AT&T has chosen to keep it around.  Fortunately, it does look like it's been reduced in size.

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4 years ago

WMExperts Podcast Episode 71

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WMExperts Podcast Episode 71


So we missed out on the official announcement of the AT&T Pure and Tilt 2, but Malatesta and Phil still bring you plenty of Pure news, preview Tuesday's Super Duper Windows Mobile 6.5 launch day, and cover everything else going on in the world of Windows Mobile and Microsoft.

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4 years ago

AT&T officially announces the Pure ($149) and Tilt 2 ($299)

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There's nothing like closing the barn door after the horse is out, but AT&T has officially announced the HTC Pure, which actually hit stores Sunday. Also announced, finally, was the Tilt 2, the Touch Pro 2 follow up to the Fuze or the original Tilt, depending on how you want to look at it. Both of the phones have (or will have, for the Tilt 2) Windows Mobile 6.5 on board from the get-go.

 

The Pure is available now, as we said, for $149.99 after contract and rebate. The Tilt Pro 2 "will be available in the coming weeks" — we've seen that Oct. 18 rumor floating around — for $299.99 after contract and rebate.

Full presser after the break.

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