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5 years ago

What's HTC cooking up in London?

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What's HTC cooking up in London?

What does HTC have up its sleeve for June 24 in London? [via] Your guess is as good (or as bad) as ours. We're not betting on hopeful for anything Windows Mobile-related, with the Snap, Touch Pro 2 and Touch Diamond 2 already released, but stranger things have happened. Let the speculation begin in the comments.

Update: Wait a minute? What the heck were we thinking? there are still about 30 handsets from that leaked roadmap that we still haven't seen. No more writing before our coffee. Bring on the WinMo!

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5 years ago

Sprint HTC Snap snapped a few days early

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Yep, no denying it. That's the Sprint version of the HTC Snap, all right. Mr. Blurrycam strikes again as he picks up an early uboxing of the Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard phone, which we know to be coming to a couple of U.S. carriers now, and it's already on Best Buy's Web site.

If our previous leaked information holds up, the Snap should be on sale this coming Sunday, June 7. Get the rest of Mr. Blurrycam's work at the Boy Genius Report.

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5 years ago

Leaked shots of the HTC Willow on Sprint

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Well lookie what the cat dragged in. If our powers of reason and deduction are correct, we appear to be looking at a Sprint-branded HTC "Willow," courtesy of PPCGeeks user OrionsBuckle. This should be the S511 we've been expecting and will be Sprint's variant of the slightly more sexy Snap.

It's got the almost-standard 528MHz Qualcomm processor, a 2MP camera and what looks like 256 megabytes of  ROM (storage) and 128 RAM, with about 70MB available. Also note the Inner Circle button on the lower right of the keyboard. And as for the battery, well, OB puts it this way:

i wish i woulda took a picture of the battery on this thing...its GIGANTIC!! its 1500mah or however you spell that lol.... bigger then the TP battery and the screen is smaller.

OrionsBuckle says it'd have a June 7 release date, which falls in line with Sprint's usual Sunday launches, and it also matches up with that leaked Sprint roadmap we saw. Price should be $149, about $50 under the Treo Pro.

Loads more pictures after the break.

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5 years ago

Pharos Traveler 137 at the FCC

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Pharos Traveler 137 at the FCC

The Pharos Traveler 137 was announced a few months ago, and now the GPS-centric Windows Mobile phone has made its way through the FCC. The 137 has a custom "Smart Navigator" app that's pay-as-you-go, but you shouldn't be locked in to that. Windows 6.1 is on board, and it's not yet known if it will be upgraded to 6.5 in the fall.

The 137 is a quad-band GSM phone, but of particular note is that the 137 sports T-Mobile's 3G frequency. Does that mean we'll actually see it on T-Mo anytime soon? Tough to say. But if you manage to import one (and FCC acceptance means you can), then you should be able to rock some 1700Mhz 3G action. Or you could go the AT&T route and forget about 3G.

FCC listing [via wmpoweruser]

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5 years ago

Review: Fizz Alarms

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Review: Fizz Alarms

One thing that’s nice about having a Windows Mobile Device is that (ironically) Microsoft offers one of the more open mobile operating systems on the market. The ability to choose your hardware form factor, and then customize your device with applications and settings gives you more flexibility than any competitor.

The best applications (particularly for the mobile environment) are often some of the simplest. Many are simple upgrades to applications that may come pre-installed on your device. Fizz Alarms qualifies for both of these statements. Using your cell phone as an alarm clock is nothing new. Many Americans have stopped wearing watches in lieu of utilizing their cell phone to tell the time. Fizz Alarms attempts to improve upon the simplicity, power and flexibility offered to you by a digital watch while utilizing the hardware that you already carry around in your pocket.

To see all of the features in detail, this is the place to be.

 

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5 years ago

Review: Call of Duty Two

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Review: Call of Duty Two

I have always been a FPS (first person shooter) and WWII genre game fan. I have played all of the Call Of Duty (COD) games on my desktop since the conception of the franchise. That is why when I say COD2 was available for PPC along with my new Touch Pro with an insane amount of memory and decent processor, I was itching to give it try. I have to be honest that even with some apprehension about how good a FPS shooter could be ported over to a PPC while keeping it easy to control and without bogging down even the highest end phones, I have to admit that I was amazed. To find out all the details and see all the screen shots, take a look inside at WMExpert's full review.

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5 years ago

Microsoft's Bing mobile site now active

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5 years ago

Review: Jawbone Prime

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Review: Jawbone Prime

Some time ago we reviewed the Jawbone Bluetooth headset by Aliph and found it to be an all-around quality headset with excellent audio quality and noise filtration. A few months ago, Aliph's released the successor to the original, the Jawbone Prime.

Stated Aliph CEO and co-founder Hosain Rahman in a press release:

“We watched our customers closely and saw how they struggled to be heard in extreme noise environments. So, we focused our engineering team to go deeper on the tough problems like crying babies, pounding jackhammers, beeping elevators and the like. As a result, we are excited to announce Jawbone PRIME, with orders of magnitude better noise suppression, so our customers can continue their conversations wherever they happen to be.”

We were curious if the Jawbone Prime performed as well as the original Jawbone did and took the Jawbone out for a test drive with the AT&T Fuze.  After the break, you can see product shots and our observations in using this new Bluetooth headset.

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5 years ago

Microsoft Bing goes live early, loves WMExperts

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5 years ago

Xperia X1 gets ROM update

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5 years ago

Upcoming changes to Outlook Mobile/Exchange

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 (and ActiveSync) is coming, and that means new features for Windows Mobile. Some of them are for IT types, others directly affect you, the end user. Here's what's in store:

On the Server side:

  • Block/allow/quarantine phones: That's one for the IT side.
  • OTA update of Outlook Mobile: That's right, a new version of the app can be pushed to your phone. Wouldn't hold your breath in hopes of seeing this outside of a corporate environment, but you never know.
  • Sync SMS: It'd been rumored for a while. You can send text messages to networked phones from Outlook or OWA access and respond from either, as well as from your phone.

On the phone side:

  • Threaded messages(!): Instead of cluttering your inbox with each and every message, they're threaded by "conversations." Nothing you're not already used to elsewhere, and a welcome addition to Windows Mobile. There also are options to ignore threads or move them to other folders.
  • Reply state: See which messages you've replied to or forwarded.
  • Voice card/transcription: If someone sends you a voicemail through Exchange, it's transcribed(!!!) and you can play it directly in the e-mail. Very cool.
  • Get free/busy: No, not like that. It's just quick way to see if someone on your network is free or busy.

Again, this all involves Microsoft Exchange 2010, through it'd be great to get some of the Outlook Mobile features for people outside a corporate envrionment. For those of you on the inside, start lobbying your IT department now.

Microsoft Technet via wmpoweruser

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5 years ago

Review: v-moda Bass Freq Headphones

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Review: v-moda Bass Freq Headphones

One of the things that has been promised to us for years, and is finally starting to come true on a viable basis, is the full convergence of phone, media player and internet device. Oddly, the segment that is arguably lagging the most on Windows Mobile is the media playback functionality. The biggest reasons that I can see for this are the anemic amount of on-board storage available on most devices, lack of standard audio ports and the shortage of quality free media playback software. The good news is that all this (and more) appear to be coming in Windows Mobile 7. Until then, workarounds abound for these issues, many of which have been featured on this blog.

For those of you blessed enough to sport an on-board 3.5mm audio port (or have already done a workaround). Check out v-moda’s Bass Freq headphones. Available in a variety of colors for those of you that are not stylistically challenged, v-moda offers functional headphones with some additional niceties that I would expect to find in a higher end (read: more expensive) product.

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5 years ago

HTC Tachi (aka Twin) coming in July to China, sports WM6.5

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We're getting word from some insiders that HTC will be launching the Tachi (aka Twin) in China exclusively on the Dopod network come July (see right).

The VGA (480 x 640) device will launch with WM6.5, making it one fo the first devices in the world to (legally) launch with the new OS. This is evidently a change from the original plan to launch with WM6.1. It will also have dual CDMA and GSM radios enabled and be exclusive to China/Dopod for sometime.

Some other quick specs:

  • 2.8-inch screen
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 3.1MP camera w/auto-focus
  • Front facing camera
  • MicroSD

Thanks anonymous!

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5 years ago

Sprint Snap appears on Best Buy's site

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