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4 years ago

Verizon Omnia II gets Pictured; still no solid release date

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Turns out the Verizon version of the much anticipated Omnia II was also at CTIA recently (see Dieter's hands-on video of the GSM version) and some shots of it have turned up.

Nothing too revealing although the camera has dropped from 8MP to a reported 5MP, matching the Imagio, making the differences between them even fewer. WM6.1 is still there, too.

Probably the most interesting aspect is reported by InfoSyncWorld, which mentions seeing the "Samsung Widget store" on board. Evidently Samsung has opened development of the Widgets to outside developers (smart idea) and users will be able to easily grab these through Samsung's own distribution system.

Now can they just release it already? Seems done to us.

More pics after the jump from LisaG in the MobileTechReview forums.

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4 years ago

HTC releasing Windows Mobile 6.5 updates for non-U.S. phones

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For those of you with HTC devices who either imported them or got them through other means — we're talking non-U.S. carrier-branded phones here — official Windows Mobile 6.5 updates are being released.

Here's what we've got:

  • Windows Mobile 6.5 for Finnish version fo the Touch Pro 2. [download]
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 for WWE versions of the Touch Pro 2. [download]
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 for WWE versions of the Snap. [download]

Again, if you're using a Touch Pro 2 with Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint in the United States, this isn't for you. Consider yourself warned.

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4 years ago

Fall freebies: Original Verizon Touch Pro

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Who wants a free Verizon Touch Pro? Yeah, it's the original, but it's an HTC Touch Pro, on Verizon, and it's free. And did we mention it's free?

All you have to do is this: Leave a post in our forums. (And for that, make sure you're registered.) And you know the drill: "First!" won't get it done. Your post needs to be halfway intelligent. Contest ends at 5 p.m. EST Oct. 18, so get a'postin'!

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4 years ago

Video hands-on with the HTC HD2

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4 years ago

LG GM750 available now on Vodafone UK

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4 years ago

More details on Marketplace's Phase 2

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Some more news about the "second wave" of Windows Marketplace for Mobile has emerged from Microsoft Netherlands' Maarten Sonneburg and relayed by MoDaCo. (You'll remember that Phase 2 is when we're expecting to officially see the Marketplace on 6.0/6.1 phones.)

In Phase 2 (planned for late November / early December) Marketplace will also launch a PC environment. Then the user from other countries will be able to choose applications from other countries because of the so-called geo selector for the catalog eg U.S. users will be able to choose from and English-language apps released in other countries for downloaded. Then there will also be hundreds of apps, paid and free. Also nice is that in Phase 2 Marketplace for Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 devices will be made available. Then the users of these devices will be able to download applications.

So, more apps, desktop access to the Marketplace (presumably the Web access we've been expecting), and users can download apps from any country they darn well please. Bring it on, Microsoft.

Via Unwired View

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4 years ago

Review: MagiCall

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Review: MagiCall

We’ve all experienced phone calls that we didn’t enjoy. Whether it’s a telemarketer, a boss on a weekend, a buddy during an important business meeting, or someone else that you just really didn’t want to talk to; unwanted phone calls can be cause for major frustration. Fortunately, there is a way to filter out some of these unwanted calls (and even text messages) to minimize frustration and time wasted trying to get off the phone.

MagiCall by Mobiion Software allows you to specify what calls you do or do not want to take. MagiCall can be thought of as a Spam filter for your phone. Complex, intricate rules can be applied to fine-tune the configuration to your specific needs.

If you have a problem with unwanted callers, or if you just need the ability to micro-manage the way your calls are handled; jump on through.

 

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4 years ago

HTC HD2 Review Surfaces

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HTC HD2 Review Surfaces

While the HTC HD2 appears to be headed to the U.S. Market, it's already making waves in the European and Asian markets. Mobile-Review has published a review on the HD2 and found it to be an impressive Windows phone. You can find the Google-translated review here.

In reading the translated page, the HD2 it appears Mobile-Review is impressed with the latest Windows phone from HTC but gives the Windows phone low marks for size and for lacking enough hardware keys.

Follow the break for more pictures of the HD2 and our observations on Mobile-Review's article.

Via Pocketnow

Update: HTC's own Eric Lin reminds us that what's being reviewed isn't yet a finished product and should be treated as such.

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4 years ago

Goosync stops free service

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Goosync stops free service

Goosync has announced that it will discontinue its free service effective October 19, 2009. 

Goosync is an application that facilitates over-the-air synchronization between your Google calendar and contacts and your Windows phone.  Goosync offers a premium service for an annual fee that allowed for multiple calendar syncs, contact backups, and tasks.  The free version, which was basically limited to contacts and calendar sync, will be replaced with a lower cost service, Goosync Lite that will have the same functionality.  

Goosync Premium will run $32 annually, $48 for a two year commitment or $64 for a lifetime subscription.  Goosync Lit will run $10 annually and will have a seven day trial period.  No word if lifetime pricing will be available for Goosync Lite.

Via Justanothermobilemonday

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4 years ago

Windows phone TV ad - effective or creepy?

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We're a little on the fence here. On one had, it's good to see a marketing push behind Windows phones (and by proxy, Windows Mobile 6.5). What good is the rebranding and operating system upgrade if you don't tell anybody about it?

On the other hand, we're not sure that having your "Windows stuff" following you around is the most effective way of getting the point across. Not necessarily as fun as we'd like to see, or sophisticated, for that matter. It's kinda straddling the two, and not in a good way. But, to each his own, and we doubt this will be the last advert we see regarding Windows phones. gcdtech via Engadget Mobile

What do you think about this Windows phone commercial?(trends)
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4 years ago

WMExperts Podcast Episode 72

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4 years ago

Review: SoftMaker Office 2008

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Review: SoftMaker Office 2008

One of the best things about writing for this website is when I write up a review, and post it; only to have a whole bunch of people post comments about another product that is unquestionably a more complete package. The review that I’m referring to was the one that I posted on Documents to Go Premium, which is an upgraded Office package over what is included in Windows Mobile. You guys, who are obviously Windows Mobile Experts yourselves, pointed us in the direction of SoftMaker Office 2008; which I’ve heard good things about from a number of different sources since that little nudge.

On to the review, you know where to go.

 

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4 years ago

Follow-up Review: AT&T Pure's Camera

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Follow-up Review: AT&T Pure's Camera

While we've taken a look at AT&T's new Windows phone, the Pure, we only skimmed the surface on the phone's 5.0-megapixel camera.

We've taken a look at the Touch Pro 2's 3.2MP camera on Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. These cameras yielded nice results, but we were curious how the bump in pixels would effect image quality.

Where does the AT&T Pure's camera fall? Hit the link and follow the break to read our impressions of the Pure's camera along with some sample photos.

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4 years ago

Wrap-up: Windows Mobile 6.5, Windows phone and where we go from here

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Windows Mobile 6.5 is out the door. Windows Marketplace for Mobile is open for business. New phones — "Windows phones" — are here, or on the way.

Now that the dust has settled, let's take a look back at the past week and evaluate what exactly we got from Microsoft, whether it met expectations, or if it's too little too late.

Join us after the break.

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