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5 years ago

Verizon may pick up Treo 800w - in 2010

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Now take this with a big ol' grain of salt, but Verizon reportedly may get the latest and greatest er the second-most recently launched um the Palm Treo 800w ... wait for it ... in February 2010.

That's according to a PhoneArena tipster called "SnapDude," and even PA admits that this is far from official. Now don't get us wrong, the Treo 800w was a favorite around here for a while. But Palm has followed it with the Windows Mobile-powered Treo Pro and, of course, the Pre. Heck, we were talking nearly a year ago about Verizon bringing the 800w and still haven't seen it.

On the other hand, we can't help but chuckle when thinking about Verizon blabbing just days before the Palm Pre launched on Sprint that it would be getting the Pre. And then to not get the 800w out the door until February 2010? Well, karma's a fickle mother sometimes.

The other WinMo phone release rumored in the PA post is the Samsung Omnia II. We know Verizon and Sammy play well together, but is it realistic to think that the Omnia II could be released by Christmas? We'll see.

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5 years ago

Verizon Quietly EOLs Treo 700wx; Treo 800w Release Oct. 12th?

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Thanks to some eagle-eyed (and tenacious!) forum members, it looks like Verizon has slapped a big ol' "While Supplies Last!" badge on the venerable Palm Treo 700wx (as if the exclamation mark is really necessary).

Usually that's a good sign that the device's run is coming to a quiet end.

Coincidentally, forum member Scott who has been relentlessly hounding Verizon on the status of the Treo 800w, has nailed those guys down to a specific date for release: October 12th.

(see our earlier coverage here)

Sometimes, the stars just align perfectly and everything comes together. Stay tuned...

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5 years ago

Official ROM update for Alltel Touch Diamond

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For you folks out there rocking an Alltel HTC Touch Diamond, there's a ROM update now available. Here's what's fixed:

  • Resolves potential activation issues when dialing *22899.
  • Provides a fix for auto-dialing while in “Contacts” application.
  • Opera browser software upgraded to later version.
  • Includes additional miscellaneous bug fixes.

It's a full-on ROM update, so your phone will be wiped. Be sure to back up any important data first. And if you give this a go, let us know in the comments what version Opera Mobile is upgraded to.

Go get the update here.

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5 years ago

The T-Mobile Touch Pro 2 parade continues

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So remember how we said we wouldn't be posting any more T-Mobile Touch Pro 2 leaks until, well, the next one? Here it is, and it's worthy. Nothing much more to say except peep the rest of the pics from XDA Developers member lakers8833 after the jump. And because you're going to ask: No, we don't have an official release date, but Aug. 12 is still the one floating around.

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5 years ago

Reminder: Post on the Forums, Win a Headset

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Reminder: Post on the Forums, Win a Headset

Just a quick reminder that if you're registered with us and leave a comment in the Forums through 5:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, you'll be in the running for a free Jabra BT530 Bluetooth Headset.

We've got full details on the latest give-away here and registration is simple and can be done here.  So head on over to the Forums and join in on the discussions or start one of your own for a chance to win a Jabra BT530 headset.

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5 years ago

Rumors of the HTC Leo - a clamshell phone

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When we first heard about the HTC Manila 2.5 build a month or so ago, another whisper in our ear was about an HTC device called the Leo. We hadn't said much because, frankly, we didn't know what the heck it was.

Now comes some more possible deets on the Leo courtesy of wmpoweruser. It may well be a clamshell device (talk about old-school) with a 16:9 aspect ration WVGA screen — and an external QVGA screen. Under the hood is rumored to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Open GL 2.0 for graphics.

And speaking of old school and as wmpu notes, this might be the long-awaited HTC Omni, seen above, finally coming to fruition a good two years after it was first rumored. Time will tell.

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5 years ago

Motorola Q9h gets a ROM update

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Motorola Q9h gets a ROM update

There's an update available for the Motorola Q9h on AT&T. But before you get all hot and bothered, here's what we know:

  • No, it's not Windows Mobile 6.5.
  • No, it doesn't appear to enable some secret WiFi capability.
  • No, Windows Marketplace for Mobile is nowhere to be found.

Maybe it finally opens the Q9h to those over-the-air updates we learned about nearly a year ago. (We're not holding our breath, though.)

About the only thing we can tell is that the radio (as in the thing that connects it to cell towers) appears to have been updated. If you go to Settings>About, our radio version has gone from MODEM4_U_40.11.40R_04 to MODEM4_U_40.11.40R_07.

Also, under Settings>Phone information>APFlex, we've gone from NONORMANATTCORE00040 to NONORMANATTCORE00043. And in the same location, AP has gone from 01.09.28R to 01.09.28DR.

So, if you're not having any problems making calls and getting data, you might what to leave well enough alone. This is a ROM update, after all, and that means you'll be wiping your phone clean. (Is it weird that we did so without thinking twice, at 10 p.m. on a Friday night? Nahhhhh.)

If you're the type who lives on the bleeding edge, hit up the Motorola update tool (get it here if you don't currently have it), and flash away. And if anyone knows anything else that's changed, hit us up in the comments.

Via Everything WM. And thanks, Mike, for the e-mail tip!

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5 years ago

O2's XDA Venn is the Pantech Matrix Pro

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Well now, that XDA Venn on the O2 Web site sure looks familiar. Ahhhhh. It's the ol' Pantech Matrix Pro, which we're familiar with on AT&T in these parts.

Here are the O2 specs, in case you've forgotten:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard.
  • Qualcomm 7201A processor.
  • 2.4-inch 320x240 screen.
  • 256MB ROM/128MB RAM.
  • Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR.
  • 2.0MP camera (fixed focus).
  • 1320 mAh battery.
  • Dimensions: 51x106x21.6mm.
  • Weight: 151 grams.
  • 5 hours talk time/250 hours standby.
  • GPS.

Via coolsmartphone

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5 years ago

More on the Touch Pro 2 with a 3.5mm jack

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Here's more from Mobilesyrup on the upcoming Touch Pro 2 with its confirmed 3.5mm headset jack that caught most everyone by surprise. And that leads us to a couple of questions.

  1. What's the trade-off? While there appears to be plenty of room on the bottom edge of the Touch Pro 2 for a headset jack, adding one certainly must change the internal design of the device. (That's Dieter's hands-on with the stock Touch Pro 2 at right.) And while the Telus version proves that it can be done, was anything taken out?
  2. Telus is the first carrier we've seen to add in a headset jack. Will anyone else follow? It's not a given that Verizon or anyone else will do so. (And if anyone out there can predict exactly how Verizon hack up any given phone, we've got a date at the track we'd like to take you on.) Again, that'd likely come down to the trade-offs.
  3. Is this HTC turning over a new leaf sooner than we thought? They've said headsets will come in future phones. Yeah, it's probably too soon for that, but who knows.

Regardless, we're not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. Congrats, Telus customers. And let's hope some of that headset goodness comes our way.

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5 years ago

Pantech Matrix Pro available ... now!

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Now much to say that we haven't said already, but the Pantech Matrix Pro is now available on AT&T.

As a reminder, here's what's under the hood:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard
  • 3G HSDPA, Quad-Band EDGE
  • AGPS, Bluetooth (No WiFi)
  • 2 MP Camera
  • 528 MHZ Qualcomm MSM7201a Processor
  • 256 ROM / 128 RAM
  • 3 hours talktime
  • 320x240 QVGA Screen

Grab it now at an AT&T store on online for $179.99 after contract and rebate.

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5 years ago

Touch Pro 2, Snap headed to U.S. Cellular

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5 years ago

Omnia ROM update live! (for real this time)

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So after a bit of a false start yesterday, the ROM update that will unlock the GPS on the Verizon Samsung Omnia is finally live. Head on over and get it, and let us know in the comments how it works. (And if any of you brave Windows 7 users want to try out the Vista version of the update tool and let us know how it works, that would be cool, too.)

Thanks again, cplush!

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5 years ago

Another sign of Touch Pro 2 on Sprint

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Another sign of Touch Pro 2 on Sprint

Deep inside Sprint stores, according to ppcgeeks user pslim, is a tool called Cellebrite that will transfer pics, contacts and the like from one type of phone to another. And on that tool has appeared the Touch Pro 2, which is showing up as the HTC 6975. See above.

Of course, that does absolutely nothing to point to when the Touch Pro 2 will finally see the light of day on Sprint (or any other U.S. carrier, for that matter). It is, however, yet another stop on the long and winding road that is the launch of HTC's latest and greatest. (And don't worry, folks, we'll get to do this all over again for the Touch Diamond 2, most likely.)

Hilarious thread from the sewing circle ppcgeeks [via pocketnow]

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5 years ago

A look at the Telus Touch Pro 2

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A look at the Telus Touch Pro 2

We'd heard rumors a while back that the Touch Pro 2 would be coming to Canada's Telus network, and those rumors solidified in the past couple of weeks. Now, here's a look at the upcoming release, courtesy of Mobilesyrup.

So whatcha think, folks? Out of all of the versions of the Touch Pro 2 that we've seen either in the flesh or rumored — Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, the AT&T renders and the stock European version — which one is looking the best, aesthetically?

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5 years ago

Touch Pro 2 and Nokia N97 do epic battle

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We've been watching with great interest the Nokia N97 (be sure to check out all of Nokia Experts' excellent coverage, as well as Matthew Miller's review of the N97), as it's one of the closest competitors to the HTC Touch Pro 2. And while we're still waiting on the Touch Pro 2 to be released in the U.S., it's available outside North America.

So here, now, is a 10-minute battle royale from TeknoReview between the non-U.S. Touch Pro 2 and the Nokia N97, just to whet your appetite for our own Smartphone Round Robin in the coming months.

Via wmpoweruser

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