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5 years ago

.NET CF 3.7 leaked

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.NET CF 3.7 leaked

Everyone running Windows Mobile 6.1 or higher is familiar with having .NET CF 2.0 built into ROM. And adding the much-improved .NET CF 3.5 for third-party software  is common.

Evidently Microsoft has updated to .NET CF 3.7, and the .cab file (extracted no doubt from one of the hundreds of "leaked" HTC ROMs out there) is available to install to your device or cook into ROMs.

Changes and improvements are unknown at this time. But if you're feeling adventurous, head over to PPCGeeks or XDA to find out more, including how to get the .cab!

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5 years ago

Review: Horizontal pouch for Samsung Jack

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Review: Horizontal pouch for Samsung Jack

One of the more frustrating aspects of getting a new phone is finding a case for it, especially if your phone is a new model just hitting stores.

The Samsung Jack snuck up on a lot of us and while the phone is growing in popularity, the case selection has been lacking. Fortunately, Samsung is offering a horizontal pouch for the Jack that might ease the frustration.

Ease on past the break to see what we thought of the Samsung Horizontal Pouch for the Jack along with a few photos.

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5 years ago

Press shots leaked of the Samsung Omnia Pro, Louvre

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Apparently it's Samsung Day here in Windows Mobile World. This time around we have press shots from Connect-UTB [via coolsmartphone] of what's being called the Omnia Pro (great, another Pro name), which we might well see at Monday's news conference in London. The Omnia Pro's being billed as a Windows Mobile 6.1 phone with AMOLED screen. We also get another look at the Louvre.

But wait, there's more: Speaking of the Louvre, here's a pic of it in the flesh, albeit under glass. — not exactly inspiring thoughts of a finished product ready to be played with. That said, we glean a few more specs from the post at Beyond3D. [via modaco and wmpoweruser] We now know of a 3.5mm headphone jack (hurray!), TV out, a pair of UIs with a hardware toggle and an 800MHz CPU. Here's a refresher on what we already know:

  • 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 poster also says to look for the release of the Louvre to be delayed until in August, at the earliest, for ROM reasons. They also say the Omnia 2 has been delayed until November for the same reason.

Got all that? Stay tuned, folks. Monday's news conference could be a doozy.

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5 years ago

REDFLY Mobile Viewer Beta gets update

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REDFLY Mobile Viewer Beta gets update


The folks at Celio, makers of the REDLY Mobile Companion, just dropped a note in our forums saying that they've updated the beta drivers for the Mobile Viewer. For those keeping score at home, Mobile Viewer basically lets you hook your Windows phone up to your desktop PC and control it from there, monitor, keyboard and all.

Build 192 brings the following:

  • A new feature called Event Notification is now available. If you have your phone connected to your laptop and RMV running and connected to your phone, any phone call or SMS text message you receive will pop-up a small dialog in your system tray with that notice.
  • A new feature called Network Sharing is now available. This feature is not yet working for all smartphones we support, but when it is enable on many phones, you may choose via a setting in the Options dialog whether to use your PC network connection in the Mobile Viewer or instead isolate that connection and communicate outward through your phone's data plan.
  • Several small issues with scaling the viewer console window have been corrected.

Learn more about the REDFLY Mobile Viewer here, and get the new drivers here.

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5 years ago

Redfly Mobile Viewer Beta Released

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Redfly Mobile Viewer Beta Released

The idea of the Redfly goes thusly: Take the netbook form factor and then turn your smartphone into that form factor by "tricking' your it into thinking it has a larger screen, full keyboard, and mouse. It's an idea that we've been pretty fond of, but frankly we're not the sort to leave the laptop behind.

Enter Redfly Mobile Viewer, which takes the same basic idea and jettisons the Redfly hardware in favor of an app on your Windows PC. Think SOTI Pocket Controller with an added twist: instead of merely duplicating your smartphone on the PC, it actually convinces Windows Mobile it's running on different hardware.

Actually, never mind the details – the upshot is that you can have a window on your PC that is your smartphone – only enhanced with a 1024x768-sized screen, your PC's keyboard and mouse.  It might just be a nice solution for some Mobile Accomplishers out there who want to keep as much of their work as possible on the smartphone and/or who don't want to bother tethering.

It is a Beta, however, so it's still a little twitchy here and there (see: browsers).  On the bright side, Redfly has announced compatibility with 18 more smartphones and also sped up its software a bit.

The Beta is free and just might be worth a shot. Learn more over at CelioCorp.com.

Update: Phil takes the Mobile Viewer for a spin after the break.

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5 years ago

Anybody seen that Samsung Armani phone?

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No, we didn't forget. We've just seen neither hide nor hair of any information from the supposed Samsung-Armani event yesterday. In fact, the closest we've gotten involves David Beckham in his underwear, which, we're told, isn't necessarily a deal-breaker.

If you see something, pass it on!

Update: Ah ha! Er, we mean, Bingo! Apparently it's been postponed for an unknown reason. (Use Microsoft's Bing and you'll find it. Translation here.) Thanks, CHF!

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5 years ago

Sprint confirms Snap in stores June 21, says Palm Pre the reason it's not there now

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We've already gotten our hands on one at Best Buy (and we hear there might be some at Radio Shack -- didn't see any at one this morning), and now there's confirmation that the HTC Snap will go on sale in honest-to-goodness Sprint stores starting June 21.

Said confirmation comes from Information Week [via Phone Scoop]. Why no Snap in stores yet? Blame Palm.

Sprint said it will be available through their stores June 21 for $149 after rebates and a new two-year contract. The third-largest U.S. carrier said it intentionally staggered the launch in order to accommodate for this week's debut of the Palm Pre smartphone.

We've said it before (look for the cameo by yours truly) and we'll say it again. PALLLLLLLLLLLLLM!

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5 years ago

Sprint HTC Snap: Hands on!

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Sprint HTC Snap: Hands on!

Forget the Palm Pre, never mind the iPhone 3GS, we've managed to get our mitts on the soon-to-be-released Sprint HTC Snap! (insert snicker) Sprint looks to be the first out the gate with this entry-level messenger device and it's made some changes from the GSM version that debuted only a few months ago.

Running Windows Mobile 6.1, the Sprint Snap (it actually keeps the HTC name) is replacing the venerable but problem-prone Motorola Q9c.

Wanna know all the deets, see some pics and get our first-impressions?  Read on for our exclusive mini-review!

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5 years ago

Elecont Weather gets a makeover

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Elecont Weather gets a makeover

Some time ago we took a look at Elecont Weather and found it to be a very good weather application for your Windows phone. Since our first look at Elecont Weather, the software company has run the application through a makeover of sorts.

Version 1.0.904 has an increased extended forecast, hourly forecasts, barometric readings and a few other changes intended to improve the weather application. Follow the break to see if the latest version of Elecont Weather has a sunny forecast or if overcast skies are in order.

Read on for more.

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5 years ago

Hotfix released for HTC Touch Diamond 2

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If you happen to be rocking an HTC Touch Diamond 2 already – either you're outside the U.S. or are an impatient American who imported – there's a hotfix available that's really more of a hidefix.

See, there's a "Start Recording" option that, well, doesn't really work, and so this hotfix just plucks the option from the phone. That said, there appears to have been some progress toward actually making it work. The legality of recording calls varies depending on where you live, so play with caution.

Or to avoid temptation entirely, just apply the hotfix, which you can get here.

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5 years ago

HTC reaffirms its love of Windows Mobile

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Every so often we see headlines exclaiming "Cell manufacturer abandons Windows Mobile for (insert cool new OS here)!" HTC has no such pretensions, despite all the attention being paid to Android this year.

HTC France exec Frederic Tassy spells it out in an interview with Mobinaute:

"For HTC 2009 is the year-off system Android. By the end of the year, we remain a strong player in this market. For other brands, there will be I think a lot of bluff with products that are likely to be delayed. We will always be more flagship products on Windows Mobile. Our best selling smartphone in Europe is also the HTC Touch HD Windows Mobile. "

So fear not, WinMo fans. HTC isn't going anywhere on us.

wmpoweruser via Android Central

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5 years ago

Samsung Omnia II set for June 15th?

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Samsung Omnia II set for June 15th?

We'll file this under "rumor and speculation" but Cellfanatic.com has put some pieces of a Samsung puzzle together and has come up with an interesting theory. A theory that places the release of the Omnia II on June 15th.

There is a Samsung Unboxing Website that is counting down to June 15th to reveal a new Samsung Mobile Phone. An un-boxing to reveal a phone with overwhelming power and performance. Right now, all that is being revealed is an x-ray of the phone which vaguely resembles the product shots of the Omnia.

One nice thing about this rumor is that it won't last beyond the 15th.  That is unless Samsung delays the unboxing.

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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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