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5 years ago

Verizon Touch Pro ROM update gets bugfix

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That Verizon Touch Pro ROM update that unlocks the GPS? It's now officially up on PCD's Web site (that's where the official Verizon releases congregate), and it's there as a Version 2. Apparently a GPS bug was discovered in the first update that PhoneNews was hosting, and PhoneNews now lets us know that this new version takes care of it. And since it's the official official version, here's the changelog:

  • Added Visual Voicemail support.
  • Added EVRC B capability
  • Added Standalone GPS Capability.

Go get it here. And as always, back up your info first. And happy flashing!

Update: Sorry, folks, looks like the update's been pulled again. And nobody's saying why. We'll keep you updated.

Update 2: It's up again! Only change anyone can tell is in the date of the file.

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5 years ago

Samsung B7610 Louvre gets some specs

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Samsung B7610 Louvre gets some specs

Here's a look at the Samsung B7610 Louvre, which we first got wind of a couple months ago. The heavily-skinned Windows Mobile slider seems to be gaining steam and may be available next month in Europe.

The specs:

  • Quad-band EDGE, HSDPA (the 7.2Mbps)
  • aGPS
  • 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen at 480x800
  • 5MP camera (no flash)
  • FM radio
  • 1GB ROM
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • WiFi b/g
  • MicroSD
  • Accelerometer
  • 1500mAh battery
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional (will receive the 6.5 upgrade)

The Louvre reportedly will be available in July and should be priced between 250 € and 500 €.

GPS and Co. (translation) via wmpoweruser

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5 years ago

PockeTwit gets updated to v.75

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PockeTwit gets updated to v.75

Looks like the popular freeware Twitter client PockeTwit has received a nice update to v0.75. PockeTwit, for those who have not tried, is a freeware Twitter client that has fullscreen and kinetic scrolling support. The developers have posted the new fixes and additions on their blog:

  • "QuickPost" fix
  • Refined the Today Plugin
  • Added "Saved Searches" feature
  • Added support for "140it.com" (shrnks ur msg 2
  • Added Img.Ly, Posterous, and TweetPhoto support
  • New desktop installer available
  • Cached updated Avatar fix

Though many of us here at WMExperts like Twikini for our Twitter needs, no denying the coolness that PockeTwit and their team bring to the field. Read more details about the update here and get your download on here.

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5 years ago

Rumor: Toshiba TG01 for only 99 Euros

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5 years ago

Touch HD gets a hotfix for audio problems

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For those of you lucky enough to be rocking an HTC Touch HD, there's a hotfix out there that fixes audio skipping during music playback. The fix applies only to ROM version 1.59.XXX.X or lower.

And as with any hotfix, you'll have to reapply it if you hard-reset your phone. But that's a small price to pay for actually having a Touch HD, which never set official foot on U.S. soil.

Go get the hotfix here.

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5 years ago

Review: Belkin Mini Surge Protector

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Review: Belkin Mini Surge Protector

As a gadget fanatic, I’m always looking for something that will be usable with several of the devices that are the focus of my addiction. Simplicity is a major factor that I’m looking for in something like this.

Belkin is one of the companies that have made truckloads of cash on the coattails of the iPod industry. Yet Belkin’s bread and butter has been in making a variety of accessories for many of the more popular devices on the market, either by designing them for specific devices or making them generic enough that they will be compatible across a range of devices.

The Belkin Mini Surge Protector fits the second category.  To see the Surge Protector put through its paces, you’ve come to the right place so just follow the break.

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5 years ago

Verizon unlocks Touch Pro's GPS

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Verizon unlocks Touch Pro's GPS

We've been pushing and pushing for Verizon to unlock the GPS on its smartphones, and it looks like they're finally starting to get the job done.

A new ROM has been released for the HTC Touch Pro, says PhoneNews. [via] Version 1.08 opens up GPS for use in Google Maps as well as Live Search for Mobile. A commenter also notes that the GPS even works in airplane mode. The update also gives visual voicemail and a new voice codec.

For now, PhoneNews has the only link to the update, but keep an eye out for one from Verizon itself. UPDATE: That previous ROM had a bug, apparently. New link here.

Now, about unlocking GPS on your other phones, Verizon ...

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5 years ago

Rubenstein takes over as Palm CEO

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Rubenstein takes over as Palm CEO

While our pals over at Precentral.net at TreoCentral certainly see the lion's share of Palm news, let us not forget that Palm still has a strong Windows Mobile showing, most recently with the Treo Pro.

And with that we join with our Pre- and Treo-loving brethren as we congratulate Jon Rubinstein in becoming the new CEO of Palm, and also offer our thanks to Ed Colligan, who led the company for 16 years and the release of six Windows Mobile phones.

Rubenstein takes over on Friday. Colligan will take some time off, Palm said in a statement, then join Elevation Partners, which came to Palm's financial rescue in late 2008.

So to Colligan, we say thanks. Windows Mobile Treos are what brought many of us into the smartphone world. And to Rubenstein, we again offer our congratulations on a successful launch of the Pre, and we hope to see more for Windows Mobile in the months ahead.

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5 years ago

How about a silver Xperia X2?

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How about a silver Xperia X2?

We're not quite up on our Malay translation (and neither is Google, apparently), but what we see here is reported to be a silver Sony Ericsson Xperia X2. And while we're still dealing with Mr. Blurrycam, we're definitely digging this one over the other leaked pictures we've seen. They appear to keep the same style of keyboard, but the definition is more pronounced here.

You'll also notice Windows Mobile 6.5 on it. There are couple more shots after the break in which we learn WM6.5 build number (21419.5.0.20) and that the phone's powered by a Qualcomm MSM 7200 processor and there are at least 198MB of RAM available.

Now if only Sony Ericsson would come out and say something ...

jjlifeblog via dailymobile.se

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5 years ago

T-Mobile Touch Pro 2, Dash 3G promo shot

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5 years ago

U.S. Cellular specs out the Samsung Code

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Remember the Samsung Code mentioned the other day? We'll forgive you if you don't. It was largely unremarkable. But now we have more details and a picture, so here goes. The specs:

  • Full QWERTY keypad
  • Jogwheel with 4-way navigation
  • Windows Mobile® 6.1 Standard Edition
  • 2.0 MP Camera/camcorder with Flash
  • Picture Messaging (MMS)
  • Bluetooth® 2.0
  • Office Mobile:
  • CDMA 1XRTT 800/1900 MHZ EVDO Rev 0 Technology
  • Flash/RAM: 128 MB
  • Removable Memory: Supports up to 32 GB
  • Talk Time: up to 6 hours
  • Standby Time: up to 12.5 days
  • Battery Type: Li Ion - 1480 mAh
  • Size: 4.61" (H) x 2.3" (W) x? .54" (D)
  • Screen size: 320 x 240px
  • Weight:3.6 ounces

No word on pricing, but we still expect to see it on June 18.

U.S. Cellular via BGR

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5 years ago

REVIEW: GPSed, the GPS tracking software for Facebook & MySpace and for tracking your family!

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As GPS starts to become more of a standard feature in cell phones we are going to continue to see a lot of new and inventive ways to use it. I have always been a big GPS fan.  I have been using a wide range of different GPS software applications on my cell phone ever since I bought my first Bluetooth enabled WM phone along with a Bluetooth GPS unit 5 years ago. But now with GPS built into so many cell phones, GPS applications are even that much easier to use… and become a lot more affordable with a wider market to sell to. How would you like to use your GPS on your cell phone to track your trip across the country and have it posted live on the GPSed website (either publically or privately in your own personal GPSed account) or live on Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, or MySpace? Imagine going on a bike trip and you wanted to share your trip with your friends on your Facebook page along with GPS tagged photos along the way and Waypoints (GPS bookmarks) with your own personal summary of any point of interest.Or do you think it would be cool to be able track any cell phone in your family to see exactly where they are… or send an SMS message to anyone you want with your exact location, even if they do not have a GPS enabled phone, so they can meet right up with you? All of these promised features are what caught my eye with GPSed. Now I have taken it on the road, I have used it all around town for both work and family and I wanted to share what I found.  Take a peek inside to see if GPSed really does deliver on all these sounds-to-good-to-be-true promises… 
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5 years ago

Lies, damn lies, statistics, and Apple ...

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Marketing is a game. And Apple's Phil Schiller is one of the best. But we just can't let this one go.

As we were sifting through all of the (excellent) WWDC coverage at The iPhone Blog, we couldn't help but be struck by this slide in the keynote. It's a look at how many applications are currently available for different platforms in their respective app stores.

What? Palm only has 18 apps? OK, the app store for the Pre is all of four days old at this point. (Three days old at the time of the keynote.) And it's growing day by day. But that's still blatantly ignoring the thousands and thousands of Palm "classic" apps that will run in the Pre's emulator. Shenanigans.

And what's worse (to us, anyway): Windows Mobile isn't even mentioned. Sure, Microsoft hasn't yet launched its dedicated app store, Windows Marketplace for Mobile. But that doesn't mean there aren't stores from which to buy apps – ahem, here's one – and it's an insult to all of the developers of the 20,000 Windows Mobile applications available.

We're gonna climb off our soapbox now. Cause in the end, it's all part of the game. But we'll call it as we see it: It's out and out BS for Apple to play numbers like that (gasp!), and even more disappointing to see so many take the spoon into their mouths without question.

/rant

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5 years ago

Sync Kinoma Play to iTunes with Salling Media

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Sync Kinoma Play to iTunes with Salling Media

On my computer, you will find nary a sign of any Apple software as iTunes stopped being a "neat" app about, I dunno, 4 years ago.

But for those of you who still load that behemoth and want to sync with your trusty Kinoma Play on WinMo (see update), looks like your dream is now a reality due to some third-party freeware by Salling Software.

According to Kinoma, which is officially supporting this method, Salling Media Sync "...automatically identifies phones running Kinoma Play and syncs all the audio formats that Kinoma Play supports." 

The app is "free" for basic use but will cost ya' $22 beans for you heavy sync'ers and those wanting faster sync times (I'd imagine that would be everyone?).  Hey, if the Pre can do it, so can WinMo.  Hmph!

Update: Looks like Kinoma has rolled out a small update from previous v5.1.46 to v5.1.48.

Mostly looks like a "cleaning up" update after the big one just recently, as this tidies up some naming conventions, UI interaction, G-sensor adjustments and just general patches.  It also seems to be a bit speedier, though I still have to wait 2-4 seconds to go back to the launcher on my Treo Pro.  Hmm.

Other changes include:

  • More Home shortcuts — The last released introduced a super-convenient shortcut that lets you go Home just by holding the Center key on your 5-way. Now, you can press-and-hold the Back button as well.
  • Live365 — The “More” now works correctly for stations listings and presets, and we fixed an issue where audio scrobbling didn’t work for everyone.
  • Facebook Media — We updated the terminology to match the current Facebook style (i.e. “What are you thinking?”).
  • Get Apps — We improved the way screen shots appear on screen to make your eyes happier.
  • Improved press-and-hold feedback — Now when you press-and-hold on lists and grids to bring up the menu pod, a nifty icon appears to show when you’ve pressed long enough. Didn’t mean to do that? Just drag the screen to continue doing what you were doing.

Get the update now via

Menu --> Player --> Check for Updates!

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5 years ago

AT&T-bound HTC Snap at the FCC

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AT&T-bound HTC Snap at the FCC

Look like some version of the HTC Snap is making its way to all four of the major U.S. carriers. We've already seen early looks of the the T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint versions. Now one with the 850MHz and 1900MHZ bands — and that means AT&T — has made its way through the FCC.

This variant of the Snap, the S522, in all likelihood also won't carry the Snap name. The Verizon version is rumored to to be the Ozone and T-Mo's is the Dash 3G. So any guesses as to what AT&T will call it?

FCC via Engadget

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