Recent Articles

Headlines

4 years ago

Problems with Twitter? Don't blame the client

19

Has anyone else been having trouble with your Windows Mobile Twitter clients?  Specifically when you first launch, or have to have the application re-sign in you get an error message?

Turns out you're not alone. But before you blame the client you may want to know that it appears to be a Twitter issue, not a problem with your application.  For instance, these are the various error messages:

  • Twikini: "Something went wrong. Please try that again."
  • PockeTwit: "Communications Error"
  • moTweets: "Failed to Sign in"/ "Unable to retrieve your timeline"

Annoying, eh?  Even Jake Stevenson, head project manager of PockeTwit, blamed his program at first until others noted it seems to be not unique to PockeTwit.

Unfortunately we'll just have to wait and see if Twitter (who notoriously don't update/fix much) will address this or if any developer can come up with a workaround. (I also get a re-direct on the web version now, where one did not exist before--possibly related).

Any thoughts on the issue?  Sound off in the comments.

 

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

Qik video streaming gets a UI overhaul

4

Qik, everybody's favorite live video streaming application that never was crippled on Windows Mobile (oooooooo, feel the burn), appears to have gotten a bit of a user-interface upgrade.

Version 4.2 for WinMo brings "a cool new look, much improved sharing to social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and better performance and frames per second, especially on the Samsung Omnia series phones. It also provides an easy way to upload existing videos on your phone to qik.com and share it to other networks."

Get your download on here (CAB) and see whatcha think.

Qik via @WMDev

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

HTC Touch2 Gets Reviewed

2
2

HTC Touch2 Gets Reviewed

While the HTC Touch2 was announced just the other day, a Russian Web site has gotten their hands on the phone to review. Mobile-Review rates the Touch2 with decent marks indicating the phone has good build quality, great performance, good call quality and good battery life.

As far as speed goes, the review states, "The speed of the interface Touch2 raises no objections, the operations of opening files, programs, the transition between tabbed shell occur instantly." And that makes sense, given the processor is very similar to what we find in more high-end HTC devices.

The review doesn't give high marks to the Touch2's camera, noting bland colors and image blur. Also noted is that the navigational buttons are difficult to manipulate for those with large fingers. They appear to sit flush with the Touch2's surface making it difficult to press. The reviewer indicates if they were raised just a little, they would be more appealing.

The HTC Touch2 is due to hit shelves in Europe and Asia on October 6 with an expected price tag in the neighborhood of $500. While several are already running cooked versions of Windows Mobile 6.5 on their HTC devices, the Touch2 is the first new HTC phone to launch with WM 6.5. No word yet if the Touch2 will make its way to the U.S. market.

Mobile Review via Boy Genius Report

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

Sprint Touch Pro 2 now available online

27

If for whatever reason you haven't taken advantage of Sprint's telesales service and already have your Touch Pro 2 on the way, it's now available on Sprint's Web site, way, way down at the bottom of the smartphone listings, below the original Touch Pro and as far from the Palm Pre as it could possibly be. (Yeah, Sprint, we're calling you out on that.)

Pricing remains as before — $349.99 after two-year contract and $100 rebate. Or $600 outright.

Presumably the Touch Pro 2 should be available in stores anytime now, so chime in if you see one in the flesh.

Thanks, @rrescot

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

More proof of Verizon Touch Pro 2 on Sept. 11

18

That rumored Sept. 11 launch date for the Verizon version of the HTC Touch Pro 2 is solidifying, with Engadget scoring the official spec sheet. Nothing in there we didn't already know. It's still a world phone with GSM and CDMA radios. The 3.5mm headphone jack is still there. We do get more pricing information: $299.99 before $100 rebate; it'll cost you $489 outright.

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

Samsung Intrepid to follow the Ace on Sprint

3

For those of you waiting on the follow-up to the Samsung Ace, it looks like it's on it's way. The Boy Genius Report scored a Sprint rebate sheet that shows the Samsung Intrepid, believed to be the Ace's sequel. Rumored specs are a 528MHz processor, 3MP camera, CDMA and GSM radios for world capability, WiFi, aGPS and 512MB ROM/256MB RAM. The QWERTY keyboard and QVGA screen also are on board, natch.

As for pricing and availability? Gonna have to wait on those.

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

WinMo 6.5 upgrade to be available Oct. 6 for HTC Touch Pro 2, Touch Diamond 2, Snap

7

That the HTC Touch Pro 2 and Touch Diamond 2 will be upgraded to Windows Mobile 6.5 isn't really news. HTC CEO Peter Chou spilled the beans on that one before WinMo 6.5 was even announced. But we are learning that the Snap also will be graced with the upgrade, and HTC will make the upgrades available for all three phones on the Oct. 6 Super Duper Windows Mobile 6.5 launch day.

That said, we're still not entirely sure if we're just talking unlocked phones, or if U.S. carrier-sanctioned phones will get in on the action, too. Stay tuned.

AreaMobile.de via wmpoweruser

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

Review: moTweets

11
11

Review: moTweets

As Twitter garners more and more of a following, it becomes crucial to be able to follow and manage tweets while mobile. Up to this point some of our favorite Windows Mobile clients have been Twikini and PockeTwit. A new contestant is making a play for this segment. Panoramic Software of Phone Genius fame recently launched moTweets, a Twitter application for Windows Mobile Professional devices.

We’ve put moTweets through its paces; the verdict follows.

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

Sprint Touch Pro 2's are being delivered: Get yours yet?

39

If you've been following our coverage, you'll know that you can now order the Sprint Touch Pro 2 from Sprint telesales directly (866-866-7509).

A few lucky users got theirs delivered yesterday -- a mere 24 hrs after placing their order! Not bad. Of course the rest of us (including yours truly) will have to wait till Tuesday (we loved that band) due to that Labor Day/Sprint doesn't deliver on Saturday's thing (boo).

So, did you get yours yet?  If so, does it have unicorn support, fairy-dusted magic battery life and dream-fulfilling processing power? Let us know in comments!

Photos via stevedusa

   

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

Firefox mobile Alpha 3 out for Windows Mobile

17

The folks at Mozilla have released the Alpha 3 build of Fennec, aka the mobile Firefox browser.

Much-improved, says Mozilla's Brad Lassey (read our early Q&A with him) are start-up times, better panning, and some support for phones other than the HTC Touch Pro.

Go get the CAB file here, and if out there's running a brand-spanking new Touch Pro 2, let us know how it looks on there. (And remember, you can play with the Fennec lastest desktop emulator here.)

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

Verizon Touch Pro 2 rumored for Sept. 11, $199

27

No hard and firm source on this, but we're inclined to believe one of the Boy Genius' ninjas who's dropped a hint that the Verizon Touch Pro 2 will be available on Sept. 11 -- as in one week from now. And the best part: Verizon again is going uber-competitive on the pricing at $199.99 after $100 rebate and the usual 2-year contract. (Remember that they undercut everybody with their version of the Snap, too.)

So, that'd make three out of four. Anybody think AT&T's prepping something for that Oct. 6 Super Duper Windows Mobile 6.5 launch day?

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

An early unboxing of the Sprint Touch Pro 2

0
4 years ago

Windows Mobile 6.5 Build 23409

10
10

Windows Mobile 6.5 Build 23409

So here are some screenshots of Windows Mobile 6.5 Build 23409.5.4.0, snagged by Da_G over at XDA Developers and posted up at Redmond Pie. Here we see WM6.5 continue to progress to a more finger-friendly operating system.

What interests us more, however, is the following statement from Redmond Pie, which would confirm what we've been suspecting all along:

It must be noted here that the Builds in the 23XXX branch have nothing to do with the first Windows Mobile 6.5 powered phones set to launch in October. The version that will be launched on those phones are from 21XXX branch which were compiled last month. The Builds in 23XXX branch are perhaps more looking like a part of Windows Mobile 6.5.1 release.

That's right in line with what we've been suspecting. While that's no big deal for anyone who knows their way around XDA, it doesn't bode well for the more, shall we say, "normal" users, and those waiting for the Oct. 6 Super Duper Windows Mobile 6.5 launch day. Guess we'll just have to hope the carriers and manufacturers put out updates on their own. :-/

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

Sony Xperia X2 Videos Surface

1
1

Sony Xperia X2 Videos Surface

It was only a matter of time before hands-on videos for the Sony-Ericcson Xperia X2 to surface and here's a short and sweet overview of the new Windows Mobile phone as presented by SE-First.

Can't say there's any surprises in the design of the X2.  The battery door does appear to have a safety latch and you can't miss the 3.5mm jack.  If you've survived the techno sound track, follow the break for yet another hands-on video from EngadgetMobile that focuses on the X2's unique user interface.

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

Pages