Recent Articles

Headlines

4 years ago

Windows Mobile User Interface Roundup

15

Gone are the days Windows Mobile fans had to settle on the "stock" Today Screen. Third Party user interfaces have grown in popularity and capability over the past year to give you plenty of choices for your Windows phone. Choices that include SPB's Mobile Shell, Vito's Winterface.  Proprietary interfaces have also increased in popularity and capability such as HTC's Touchflo 3D and Samsung's Touchwiz. The variety isn't limited to Windows Mobile Professional and those who fancy Windows Mobile Standard have a few choices as well.

So, what's your favorite user interface? The Windows Mobile Today Screen has come along way and may very well be tops on many user's lists. Choose your favorite in our poll then ease on past the break to see some of the choices available for your Windows phone.

Which Windows Mobile User Interface do you prefer?(trends)
More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
4 years ago

HD2 Quick Start Guide, manual now available

0
4 years ago

Tip: Change your system & TouchFLO 3D fonts in Windows Mobile 6.5

3

Bored of your regular old system font for Windows Mobile 6.5 and TouchFLO 3D? We've covered changing system fonts before, but it turns out that WM6.5 changes it up a bit and the old ways don't work so well.

Fret not as MajorSarcasm has stepped up and cab'd up various system fonts that will also alter the fonts for TouchFlo 3D.  Just download the .cab for which font you like, disable TF3D (if using), install, restart device and re-enable TouchFlo.

Don't care for how it looks? Simply uninstall the cab and restart your phone again. Choices include Eras, Century Gothic, Jott, Helvetica (great film by the way), Droid, Lucida Handwriting, Comic Sans and 13 others.

We have to admit, these new fonts breathe new life into our phone (we're partial to Kabel, pictured) and there seems little risk, so give it a shot.

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

Review: PointUI Home 2 Pro

1
1

Review: PointUI Home 2 Pro

It seems like any weakness in the Windows Mobile platform is an area in which third party developers spend a lot of time trying to create software that will fill in the gaps. This makes sense for business reasons, who wants to buy an application that the platform already does a good job of handling?

One of the most maligned facets of Windows Mobile in the past years is the interface itself. Consequently, multiple developers have been applying their expertise to building a product that consumers will flock to in order to make their powerful devices more user friendly and customizable. HTC’s TouchFLO and SPB’s Mobile Shell are the two major players in this market, with other options available from the likes of Vito Technologies (Winterface), SHBT (MyHome), and PointUI.

The subject of this review, PointUI Home 2, began its development as a free application. As is fairly common a Pro version is now available for $19.95, offering an increased feature set for a premium price.

For the full review of PointUI Home 2 and all that it offers, hit the jump.

 

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

Gratuitous HD2 video of the morning

3
4 years ago

SPB Releases Mobile Shell 3.5.1 Beta

0
0

SPB Releases Mobile Shell 3.5.1 Beta

SPB Software has released the beta version of Mobile Shell 3.5.1. The updated version of Mobile Shell 3.5 is designed to fix known bugs and, according to SPB, not designed to add additional "stand alone" features.

Some of the key fixes and changes in the Beta release include:

  • SPB Pocket Plus close button makes Shell unresponsive
  • Set Ringtone doesn't work for Contacts
  • 6.5: Theme shows incorrectly for Carousel and Tiles views
  • Agenda: One day is shown twice, 25 Oct date is the transition to "winter" time
  • 3D SMS viewer: First word disappears after enter
  • Twitter issues fixes
  • 3D SMS viewer: Picture is absent
  • 3D viewer: Date isn't shown for SMS and Email
  • Birthday widget doesn't update itself when contact info is changed
  • Task widget makes task sychronization with Outlook longer

SPB did tweak the weather widget to where you can now choose between displaying the forecast or current conditions in the weather widget. You still have orientation issues with some layout designs where the widgets get jumbled up when going from vertical to horizontal. I have not experienced the power drain some have reported in the forums concerning version 3.5 with the 3.5.1 Beta.

SPB Mobile Shell 3.5.1 Beta can be downloaded from the SPB Club website.

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

Windows Mobile 6.5 available for Samsung Jack

25
4 years ago

PointUI Home 2 Giveaway

0
0

PointUI Home 2 Giveaway

Earlier today we reviewed the Windows Mobile user interface PointUI Home 2 Pro. Now we're giving it away. Actually, thanks to PointUI, we're giving it away three times over!

Just head over to the forums and post your thoughts on third party user interfaces. Tell us what you like and why; what you don't like and why; or what you would like to see in a Windows Mobile user interface.  If you could change one thing about Touchflo 3D, what would it be?  Is Mobile Shell too overwhelming?  Give us your thoughts and you might win a copy of PointUI Home 2 Pro.

We'll randomly draw three lucky winners for a copy of Home 2 Pro from posts made between now and Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 6:00 pm PST. Remember you've got to be registered  to post and good luck to everyone.

 

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

Microsoft Courier interface detailed (but that still doesn't make it real)

5

OK, so there's still no telling if Microsoft's rumored "Courier" project is real, or if it ever will see the light of day. But as a project, it's certainly gaining credibility with Gizmodo unearthing new details about how that slick interface works.

What's that have to do with Windows Mobile, you ask? Admittedly, not a whole lot. But it's another reason why we're expecting Windows Mobile 7 to not just be a new iteration of the operating system of yore. Also, tie it in with that mobile UI concept video we saw a while ago. (And if you want something more near-term, again, we'll point toward the Zune HD.) Even if the Courier never gets out of the concept stage, it shows that there are people thinking into the future. Now Microsoft has to let them loose.

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

LG GM730F at the FCC, appears poised for an AT&T launch

0

We still haven't seen too many Windows phones from LG in the United States, though that may soon start to change. The GM730F has made its way through the FCC and has all the guts it needs for an AT&T launch (meaning the 850/1900MHz 3G bands), as well as mentions of AT&T services in the manual. There's also Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi (naturally), a 5MP camera, touchscreen, optical trackpad and a 1000mAh battery. Check out the manual (pdf) for the full rundown on what's inside.

Want a better idea of what's in store? Check out Malatesta's hands-on with the GM730's counterpart, the GM750.

FCC via Phone Scoop

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

Verizon raising early termination fee to $350

11

If you're looking to break out of your contract with Verizon, better do it before next week, as the maximum penalty will be increased to $350. That goes down, of course, $10 for every month of the contract that you've already completed. Why the change in the early termination fee? A scam involving flipping BlackBerries for cash, prizes and small puppies, apparently. But, let's face it: If you're going to break a contract, chances are you're not going to care that much what it's gonna cost ya. [Boy Genius Report]

Have you ever ponied up for an early termination fee?(surveys)
More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
4 years ago

HTC HD2 officially coming to the U.S.

25

When HTC CEO Peter Chou said last month that that the HD2 (aka the Leo) would be coming to the U.S. in early 2010, we weren't entirely sure whether to believe it. This is, after all, the guy who outted that the Touch Diamond 2 and Touch Pro 2 would receive updates to Windows Mobile 6.5 before Microsoft had even announced Windows Mobile 6.5. (Not that there ever was much doubt, but still ...)

Anyhoo, HTC today has made things officially official, if not still vague for us in the U.S. The HD2 is available now in Europe and Asia, and it "will be available with a major carrier in the US in early 2010." As for that major carrier? We're still leaning toward T-Mobile, or maybe Sprint. Full presser after the break.

Mobile Tech World via Engadget Mobile

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

T-Mobile in midst of major service outage (Update: Service restored!)

9

Update 2: As of 1:25 a.m., T-Mobile says everything's back up and running.

Original:

If you're on T-Mobile, chances are you know this by now, but the company is reporting it's in the middle of what's sounding like a pretty big outage. From its Twitter feed:

All – We’re aware of the current service disruption. Our rapid response teams have been mobilized to restore service as quickly as possible. We will provide further updates as more information is available.

Stay tuned, folks.

Update: T-Mo says at 9 p.m. EST, only 5 percent of its customers were still down.

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

Quick Review: Flight Commander (updated)

7

It's been no secret that Microsoft has been trying to get iPhone developers to hop on board the Windows Marketplace for Mobile, and we're starting to see some very similar apps emerge.

After the break, we take a look at Flight Commander for Windows Mobile (available for $6.99 in the Marketplace), along with video of the gameplay.

Update: In the course of this review we'd contacted Firemint, maker of the iPhone Flight Control app (see more of that after the break) to see if they'd developed Flight Commander under a different name. Looks like we've poked the bear, as Firemint has replied and says it has nothing to do with this app and "will be investigating further and taking all appropriate actions."

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

Xperia panels now working on the Touch Pro 2, Diamond 2

10

Funny we were just talking about this 2 podcasts agoMobility Digest is reporting that forum whiz Herg has successfully ported those swanky Xperia panels to Touch Pro 2 and Diamond 2 devices (specifically the Pure).

Mchapman007 at PPCGeeks has confirmed that this is working on his Verizon Touch Pro 2 as well, noting it works "perfectly" and "...The Fish panel worked for me.. Also the main screen or home panel is awesome, all of the variations that go into that panel seem to be working."

You'll want to grab the .cab here and head to XDA to experiment with more panels.

Besides custom ROMs, seems like a whole new can of worms for UI choice has just opened up, offering an unparalleled selection for Windows phone users.  Nice work Herg!

Read More: Mobility Digest

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

Pages