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Opera 9.5 Ready for Desktop

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Review: Motorola BH680 Bluetooh Headset

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Jawbone 2 Quick Unboxing and Gallery

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5 years ago

Review: Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro

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Voicemail Transcription Service Smackdown!

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5 years ago

Weather App Smackdown! - Week o' Weather Apps

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Weather App Smackdown! - Week o' Weather Apps

(Join us this week as George reviews 4 Weather Apps for Windows Mobile Standard and then gives them all a big smackdown on Friday. Today's entrant: The final roundup! Also, several folks have mentioned in previous articles that they like WeatherPanel, which doesn't work on Standard-Edition. We'll be bringing you a look at that app in the coming weeks)

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5 years ago

Today's forecast: Silverlighty, with a flash of the future

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Microsoft's "cross-browser, cross-platform and cross-device" Flash alternative Silverlight is still pretty young in its development, but another Silverlight Mobile app demo is making the rounds, courtesy of Weatherbug, by way of Wendong.

The, well, flashy (or should we say Silverlighty?) demo, originally released in March, offers up plenty of animated, clickable goodness, with "live" conditions, local radar, an extended forecast and hour-by-hour views. And while it's a pretty big leap to go from a seamless desktop demo to actual use on mobile device, the results we've seen thus far appear promising. (And we got a kick out of the 122-degree, snowy afternoon, with the 99-mph winds.)

You can take a gander at the Weatherbug Mobile Silverlight app here on your desktop, but you'll need the plug-in to do so. (Firefox 3 betas need not apply.)

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5 years ago

Sprint: Unlimited Options For Shared Plans!

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I don't know about you, but I was originally pretty excited when Sprint first announced their Simply Everything Plans.  For $99 a month I could get unlimited minutes, data, GPS, messaging, etc...  Only to call Sprint and hanging up the phone feeling like I was being left for the cold out in left field because this was only for individual plans. If you have a shared plan for a couple members of your family you would have to pay $89 for the second line, $79 for the 3rd line, etc.. My four lines would have cost a whopping $339.96 a month!

Today Sprint FINALLY announced a huge step closer to offering a Simply Everything Plan for those who have Shared Plans!  I called Sprint to confirm if this was really for real.  Yes it is for nearly everything except unlimited minutes.  Right now with my plan I have four lines, plus extra features like GPS for a couple lines, Sprint TV, etc... so I pay around $255 a month.  With the new unlimited shared data and services for Shared Plans, I will pay around $185 with taxes included. That will be saving me $840 a year!

Here is the deal.  On June 15th...this Sunday...you can get a Talk/Message/Data Share Plan with unlimited messaging, email, mobile Web, Blackberry Internet Service, GPS Navigation, Sprint TV Premier, Sprint Music Premier, NFL Mobile, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile(SM) with 2 lines included.  But unlike the individual Simply Everything Plans you have to pick how many minutes to include with the other unlimited services for your Shared Plans.  With 1500 minutes it will cost $129.99 ($99.99 if you want to share minutes and unlimited messaging only) and with 3000 minutes is will be $169.99 ($149.99 if you want to share minutes and unlimited messaging only).  

If you want to add additional lines and only want to share minutes and messaging it will be $9.99 a month per line.  If you want to share it all it will be $19.99 a month per additional line.  I did confirm with Sprint that you cannot mix and match your additional lines options, all your additional lines have to be either the $9.99 or the $19.99 option...so you cannot have one of each.

Check out their official press release from this morning to get all the juicy details.  For those with multiple lines, this is certainly something to look at.  They even give a matrix of how their plans and pricing compare to Verizon and AT&T.  If they are accurate, Sprint is giving them a run for their money!

Since you do not have to extend your contract to switch to it, I am doing it first thing Sunday morning.  If you are the wait and see how it goes type, then keep an eye out for when I follow after a bill or two to share how it really works out.

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5 years ago

JiveTalk Beta Video

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JiveTalk Beta Video

JiveTalk recently announced it would be launching a beta for Windows Mobile. After we finished jumping up and down we decided to give it ago. What separates JiveTalk from a lot of instant messengers is definitely it's slick UI. Since the release there have been a couple updates and bug fixes making the app that much better. Here we are running the latest version and must say it

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5 years ago

HTC Not Poking the Apple Bear

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HTC Not Poking the Apple Bear

After the announcement of the iPhone 3G this week, you'd think Windows Mobile heavyweight HTC would fire back with at least some sort of Touch Diamond or Touch Pro salvo.

But in talking to Digitimes on Wednesday, CEO Peter Chou lobbed what amounts to underpowered spit wads, putting the $199 HTC Touch in the ring with Steve Jobs' latest.

The bundled prices of HTC Touch handsets in most markets in Europe as well as Japan and the US are set below US$199 in part due to subsidiaries offered by telecom carriers, said Chou, noting that mobile operator Orange offers the HTC Touch free of charge on some contracts.

Hey, the Touch - or its recently released cousin Touch Dual - is no slouch, especially at that price point (at least it was until Monday). But if you're going toe to toe with Mike Tyson, you'd want your best fighter lacing up his gloves, right?

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5 years ago

Asus Slaps Glide on ZX1

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Windows Mobile 6.1 Update for Motorola Q9h on AT&T Coming Soon...

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I've been rocking the Windows Mobile 6.1 Update on my Motorola Q9h for some weeks now and I can tell you in no uncertain terms: you want it. That said, you'll have to wait a bit before it arrives. Perhaps not too long, though. Hot on the heels of the 6.1 update for the Sprint Q9c, Motorola appears to be prepping it for the Q9h. So says Mike, who did a bit of sleuthing:

Looks like Motorola is prepping for the release of the WM 6.1 upgrade for AT&T Q9h. Although you can’t find it from the drop down boxes of their website, you can find it here
Note that the file currently being linked to is a placeholder and is not the actual update as far as I can tell. I did try to install and run it, but the software said “There is no software update currently available for your mobile phone. Please check back for new releases.”

We'll let you know when it's up for really-real so you're not spamming “refresh” on the Motorola Software Update Page. But it does appear like Moto has the infrastructure in place for a release of the 6.1 update. Threaded Text, Sliding Panels, and more await those who ....wait.

[via EverythingQ forums] ...Thanks Mike!

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5 years ago

Review: SBSH Pocket Weather - Week o' Weather Apps

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Review: Fizz Weather for WM Smartphone - Week o' Weather Apps

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Yahoo 3.0 Shows Windows Mobile Pro Some Love

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Windows Mobile Pro devices will no longer be left out of the Yahoo 3.0 circle. As of a few days ago you can head over to Yahoo through your web browser and download the 3.0 for your Windows Mobile Pro device. Yahoo users can sync contacts, calendar events, and mail right from your device. The new 3.0 for Pro is the same as it is for Stadard Windows Mobile. This means we still get all the great features like Yahoo one search, widgets and weather.

One thing I noticed when I downloaded the 3.0 version is that it copies adjustments that I made on my very first go around. For example when I installed it on my BlackJackII I added Myspace, eBay, and the Facebook widget. It followed me to my Treo 750 and once I opened the app I saw the widgets already added. Cool! The cloud at its best and like it should be.

Thanks to Amar for the tip!

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