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5 years ago

Bargain Alert: Sprint Touch Down to $49

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Sure, just about everyone is moving to the new kid on the block--Touch Diamond, but not everyone is made out of cash and lets be honest, the original Sprint Touch has its charm too (WM 6.1, GPS, RevA, etc).

So it's nice to see this guy dropping to the ultra-low price of just $49 on Sprint (with a new contract, or talking Sprint down if you're convincing). That's even lower than the Centro.

Have that friend who wants their first smartphone but not ready to commit? Maybe this will tempt them. And throw in that special Sprint plan...magic!

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5 years ago

Sprint Touch Pro Delayed (Slightly) :-(

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Some bad news folks, word from CNet is that the much anticipated HTC Touch Pro which was set to be released on October 19th has been pushed back to the end of October/beginning of November.

Doesn't look to be anything serious in the way of problems outside of Sprint trying to make sure they have enough supply on launch.

Sprint expects to slightly delay launch of the Touch Pro by HTC to ensure we have adequate inventory in all channels before making the device commercially available. Customers can expect the device to become available in select national retailers by the end of the month and then in all Sprint sales channels including online at www.sprint.com and Sprint Stores by early November.

Upside? You have a few more weeks to save for the $299 (w/ 2 year agreement + MIR; $579 OTD) device! Might as well give Dieter's walk through vid with the Touch Pro another whirl too...

Thanks Inimical and Patrick for the heads up!

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5 years ago

Octro Talk Gets Bumped to 2.0; Adds Video Calling

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One of my favorite (and free, ahem) IM solutions (Google Talk, AIM, Yahoo, VOIP) is Octro as I have always found it easy to use and streamlined for simple use--plus the plugin is nifty.

Getting updated to 2.0, the Octro team has added some cool new features including

Obviously the Video conferencing is the big one here. We'll be giving it a spin here at WME headquarters this week and let you know our thoughts. Chime in with yours in comments.

Download it here

(Quick note: you need to have at least one Google Talk or Jabber account logged in before Octro will let you set the other stuff up! Download their manual from the above link to find instructions)

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5 years ago

Skyfire Browser Gets Updated: 8.0.7081

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Skyfire Browser Gets Updated: 8.0.7081

Trying to keep up with Skyfire's updates is becoming a little bit hard these days (no obvious change log, their help forum makes no mention and their Twitter is not that active).

All we can say is that version 8.0.7081 is out today and that it probably fixes some things ;-P

So if you are having problems or just want the latest and greatest, make sure you get the update. You need to login here and go through their cumbersome "send me and SMS" thingamajig--seriously guys, get an auto-update feature stat!

Dunno what Skyfire is? Check out Dieter's video walk-through right here.

Thanks chocmatic for the heads up!

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5 years ago

Tip of the Week: "Street View" via Google Maps!

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Tip of the Week: "Street View" via Google Maps!

Here's a real cool trick from our friends at XDA.

As you may have noticed, in the WM version of Google Maps we do not yet have the patented Google "Street View" feature whereby you can see real 360° pan shots of the street you are mapping. The soon-to-drop Android G1 and BlackBerry devices have it, but no love for Google's WM stepchild.

But, until that update you can do this:

  • download Esmertec Jbed (java manager) here (if needed)
  • download "KDKobes Google Maps Street View" .jar file here; place in \My Documents

Install the Esmertec Java client (you'll need to link it to your Start Menu from from the root \Esmertec Java folder). Then Menu --> Install --> Local files and it should find KDKobe's .jar file. Install and you're done!

Now, just launch Google Maps (BB edition, natch) from the Esmertec Java client and away you go. Find a street address, hit options on the bubble and click "Street View". You can even make it full screen, albeit a bit grainy.

Down sides? No "My Location" or GPS. But hey, it's a start! My own thoughts? Overall it works surprisingly well. Give it a go.

via Tilt Mobility & props to KDKobes for discovering this!

ps Eat our shorts CrackBerry! ;-) WM is unstoppable.

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5 years ago

Released: SPB Mobile Shell 3.0.1

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We've mentioned that SPB Software was working on Mobile Shell 3.0.1 Beta and it appears that the Beta is now the current version. The update is free to those who have already purchased Mobile Shell 3.0 and all you need to do is go here, download the .cab file (trial version) and install it over Mobile Shell 3.0.

Version 3.0.1 makes minor additions and fixes issues discovered in version 3.0. Such modifications include:

  • Saving unknown phone numbers from the call log has been added
  • Showing/hiding SIM contacts has been added
  • “Show Today” widget has been added
  • “Remove All” option in call log added Performance of portrait/landscape switching has improved
  • Some issues with “Edit Profile” dialog box on Treo devices has been fixed
  • Contact matching in call log has improved
  • Performance of hardware accelerated carousel has improved

In using Mobile Shell 3.0.1, the screen rotation from vertical to horizontal is almost instantaneous and the overall performance appears to have improved. Some users reported a power drain with version 3.0 but it doesn't seem to be present with 3.0.1.  Overall, the modifications included in 3.0.1 have made a very good application a little better.

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5 years ago

Sprint Touch Pro: $199 Through 12/20 at BestBuy

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Thinking about getting the all powerful and popular Sprint Touch Pro for the holidays (see review here)? Want it for a ultra-low price?

BestBuy is selling it for $199 (reg. $299) now through Saturday (12/20). In store only.

Of course you'll have to sign a 2 year contract, but that's a heck of an instant savings if you are due to re-new or a new customer!

(Tip: if you bought it from Sprint recently, it can't hurt to email them and ask for the difference to price match Best Buy)

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5 years ago

Tip of the Week (Treo 800w Edition): Modify the Annoying "Low Battery" Notification

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So as we know, most 3g-enabled WM hardly have a surfeit of battery power, but we cope.

[rant] What is annoying though is when your Treo 800w hits 25% battery life and literally every freaking 10 minutes, turns on, vibrates and plays a noise to let you know you are getting low on battery.

First off, 25% isn't low...maybe 10% sure. Second, by turning on my device every 10 minutes, vibrating and playing a noise you are not only further killing my battery but you make me want to hurl my phone against the wall. [/rant]

So I found this little registry entry which does three things really...

Read on for this simple hack to make your Treo 800w less annoying! (I'll try to have a non-Treo related tip tomorrow)

Basically this system tweak will allow you to alter three things in regards to the "Low Battery" notification:

  • allows you to alter the "Low Battery Message" to something a bit more funny
  • set the threshold to whatever you want (maybe you think 2% is a bit low?)
  • set the repeat interval, as 10 minutes is quite annoying...100 minutes is better

To do this, fire up your registry editor and go here:

HKLM\Software\Palm\BatteryIndicator\WarningLevel0

 

Change "Message" to anything you want i.e. my NSFW message above ;-). This is what is displayed in the popup bubble.

Change "Percent Range" to something more realistic. I went with "10,05" which means at 10% I get a notification and at 5% the device really becomes a pest with the red warning.

Alter "RepeatIntervalSeconds" to anything higher than "600" (10 minutes). I went with "6000" (100 minutes) as I don't really forget that much.

Now do a soft-reset (using software or wait 10 minutes to pull the battery) and you should be good to go!

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5 years ago

Sprint Treo Pro: Yeah, It's Probably Real

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Oh Sprint, how I love thee. Especially with simple programming errors.

As noted below, Sprint has finally rolled out Picture Mail (MMS) for their Windows Mobile devices.

I chimed in how it didn't work on the 800w, but alas I was wrong (see comments). I had to choose my device from their selection picker and download the special 800w version.

But what is listed on the device selector? How about the Treo Pro. LMAO

Noyce.

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5 years ago

Palm Treo Pro: Cracking Under Pressure?

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Not to sound the alarm bells here, but a few users in our forums have been documenting what seems to be a production flaw with some Palm Treo Pros.

Specifically they note that even while "babying" their precious WM6.1 devices, hair-line fractures are occurring around various pressure points on the device. More accurately, around the flush buttons, ringer switch and near the volume controls on the sides.

For now we'll hedge that these are isolated production issues and not some wide-spread defect in either production or design. Even the iPhone 3G suffers from such issues as well. A bigger concern is whether or not customers are able to exchange their device if this occurs and it is after their 30 day trial period.

But how say you Treo Pro users? You notice anything of the sort? Sound off in our comments!

Thanks treopq and others.

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5 years ago

Review: Palm Treo Pro

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5 years ago

Kinoma Play media player gets major upgrade, is now a 'Social Media Browser'

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We teased you a bit the other day with video of the latest version of Kinoma Play (albeit in Japanese), but now it's ready for the rest of us, in English.

This is a major upgrade for Kinoma Play that they're dubbing a "Social Media Browser," and new features include customizable Kinoma home pages, Facebook integration, direct access to the Mobihand app store, Twitter integration, Last.fm, a built-in RSS reader, a free gigabyte of space from Box.net, the already outstanding Yoututbe player and support for Flickr and Picasa.

Another new feature (to Kinoma at least) is support for the AVRCP Bluetooth protocol, aka the ability control playback from a Bluetooth device. Huzzah!

For those of you already rocking the full version of Kinoma Play (watch our original review here), the update should be available the next time you launch the app. (Or you can get it manually with the "Check for update" function.) If you're looking to buy, it'll run you $29.99. That's definitely not cheap for a Windows Mobile app, but, in our opinion, you get what you pay for here. (And for those of you wondering, Kinoma FreePlay will get an update, too.)

Learn more over at Kinoma.com, and the full presser's after the break.

Update: After applying the upgrade, you'll have to re-save all of your "favorites" within Kinoma Play. I could find most of mine in the Kinoma Guide, but you may want to track down some of your lesser-known links in advance. But this also gives you the opportunity to add the to the home screen and try that out. But be forewarned.

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5 years ago

Why, hello, T-Mobile Dash 3G

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5 years ago

Sprint getting WiMax Touch HD? We connect the dots

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Here's a possibly scenario for you to ponder:

So we're just throwing it out there that somewhere out there on the internets is a "signed ship" ROM floating around (we've seen it ourselves) labeled for Clearwire using the Touch HD's moniker.  And that Sprint shows no signs of getting a Touch Diamond 2 even though it is EOL and running on its final shipment.

We could also throw out this gem from criticalaudioinc, who works with HTC and said 7 months ago:

HTC is currently in discussion again on bringing the HTC Touch HD to the US, I currently have a GSM model that we were asked to convert to CDMA, All that was needed was to pull a board from the diamond and re-solder and flash the the rom. From what we can see it is working pretty well the solder isn't pretty but again its a test. But its looking good so far.

So there you go. What say you? We be crazy or is Sprint getting ready to launch a Touch HD with Wimax?

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5 years ago

Review: Seidio 3500mAh Battery for Palm Treo Pro

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Review: Seidio 3500mAh Battery for Palm Treo Pro

 

The Seidio 3500mah battery for the Palm Treo Pro ($69.95) is hands down the mother of all batteries. More than doubling the stock 1500mAh version, it offers unparalleled power and performance for those with an insatiable thirst for WM usage. Of course the big question on everyone’s mind besides battery longevity is size. Surprisingly it is quite modest in girth and in a lot of ways, makes the Treo Pro, dare I say, feel better? Curious about how long a monster 3500mah battery will get you at 528MHz? Wondering how it compares in size to the 800w, Moto Q9c and others? Read on for my take. 
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