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5 years ago

Review follow-up: T-Mobile Touch Pro 2 camera

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5 years ago

Microsoft Recite (tech preview) gets an update

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Microsoft Recite, that über-neat app that allows you to search your recorded voice notes, got an update to 0.5.7.0 (previous version was 0.5.5.0).  You may have noticed this if you received the above error screen in the last few days.

Simply navigate to http://recite.microsoft.com to download the latest version which will restore functionality.

Haven't any idea what Recite is or how it works?  Take a gander at our earlier coverage with video to see it in action.  In short, it's really cool and for some peeps of mine, indispensable in their daily work.

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5 years ago

Sprint officially announces Touch Pro 2; On sale Sept. 8 for $349.99

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Not that it was a big secret that the HTC Touch Pro 2 would be coming to Sprint, but we now have a date and a price to go along with it.

On Sept. 8 (just as we thought), the TP2 will be available for $349.99 after $100 rebate and two-year contract. As we noted last week, it'll have Windows Mobile 6.1 on board. And, yeah, that's a whole lotta jing. But remember that the T-Mobile Touch Pro 2 was priced the same at launch just a few weeks ago, and we already can get it for just $149.99 from a couple of sources (WMDeals and Amazon).

Sprint's presser (read the whole thing and see one more official pic after the break) says it'll be available via telesales (800-SPRINT1) and sales representatives, so in-store is looking likely, too.

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5 years ago

WMExperts Podcast Episode 66

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5 years ago

Review: GlobalSat BT-368i Bluetooth GPS

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Review: GlobalSat BT-368i Bluetooth GPS

We’re quite spoiled you and I. Can you imagine if twenty years ago someone had shown you the very device you currently carry and use on a daily basis? Being able to instantly communicate using all manner of methods provided by the most mundane of Windows Mobile Phones is simply an amazing example of technology. As generations of Windows Mobile devices pass by there are new and improved hardware toys that become fairly standard in each generation. GPS receivers are an example of a feature that many of us take for granted that is one of the more amazing pieces of consumer technology.

All of this being true, GPS receivers are not included in all of the Windows Mobile devices that we carry around. Even if it is included, getting a radio signal to and from those satellites drains a battery like few other things can. For those of you facing these dilemmas, I present the GlobalSat BT-368i Bluetooth GPS receiver.

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5 years ago

WMExperts Podcast Episode 65

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5 years ago

Review: T-Mobile Touch Pro 2

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Review: T-Mobile Touch Pro 2

 

Is it safe to say that the HTC Touch Pro 2 is the most anticipated Windows Mobile phone of 2009? Maybe "one of the most" anticipated WM phones of 2009? Regardless, you have to tip your hat to T-Mobile for beating Sprint, AT&T and Verizon to the punch by bringing the Touch Pro 2 to the U.S. market first.

We played with the T-Mobile Touch Pro 2 in the store, but that's hardly a proper review, is it? T-Mobile has done an impressive job at presenting the Touch Pro 2 to the U.S. market. To find out how good, you'll have to follow the break.

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5 years ago

And the Trinket Software winners are ...

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That's a wrap, folks. Five days later and we've given away 20 licenses for apps by Trinket Software. Here's how it broke down:

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PowerSMSNo CallsFake CallDay 1nixsPohketsilverpalToddACurryDay 2Bird_Flubok.oSandersJC64Allyson13Day 3isaaclLLC23simbadoggrev_aaronDay 4MatchstickdovellaxDavewolfkraskiDay 5SpriteGFtoenpraytorainmaxamis

Congrats to all the winners, thanks to Trinket Software, and look for another big software giveaway real soon. (Hint: Details to come in the next podcast.)

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5 years ago

Rearrange start menu items in WinMo 6.5

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Hallelujah. The new start menu in Windows Mobile 6.5 has caused a bit of consternation since we got our first look at it. The honeycomb was ditched for a borderless (but still honeycomb-shaped) design. Probably our biggest sticking point was that icons couldn't be rearranged. They could be moved to the top, but one by one. And that's just no good.

What is good is Build 23037. The screen shots didn't show it, but the proof is in the video you see above. The menu has been fixed (yes, fixed), and icons can be moved wherever the heck we please. One more video after the break.

Oh, and a note to carriers: If you're thinking about releasing Windows Mobile 6.5 on a phone without this feature, think twice. It's that important.

Via wmpoweruser

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5 years ago

Motorola A3300 spotted

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Motorola A3300 spotted

While the Motorola's A3300 remains a bit of a mystery, we've picked up on reports that the A3300 has landed in China.  We feel confident to say the A3300 is a Windows Mobile phone, is 3G, and is headed to China's Telecom network. Sina.com is circulating photos of the device that clearly has Microsoft's Windows flag button on the lower left corner.

Granted we haven't seen the phone turned on to see what OS the 3.2" WQVGA screen is displaying but everything still points to Motorola not giving up, entirely, on Windows Mobile.  

Still not much information on the specs on the A3300 or if Motorola plans to release the phone outside of China. It does appear that it's fitted with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Via WMPoweruser

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5 years ago

LTE and CDMA play nice

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LTE and CDMA play nice

A pretty big landmark for lovers of CDMA and LTE networks (that'd be Verizon, for sure) occurred recently. LG and Nortel completed the first data handoff between LTE and CDMA networks, and they did so in a way that is standards-compliant. That's kinda important for the obvious reasons.

In geek speak:

The test by LG and Nortel successfully demonstrated the feasibility of idle mode handover between CDMA and LTE and active mode handover from LTE to CDMA leveraging device assisted, network controlled functionality. The demonstration was conducted over 700MHz spectrum using Nortel CDMA Evolved High-Rate Packet Data (eHRPD) 1xEV-DO and Nortel LTE solution with LG’s dual-mode CDMA-LTE M13 terminal. The M13 terminal is a test device created with commercial grade components that will form the basis for a consumer device which is expected to be available in 2010.

Newswire via Engadget Mobile

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5 years ago

Live Mesh won't work with Snow Leopard

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A heads up for any of you Windows Mobile people also wielding Macs (we know you're out there) and using Live Mesh for some sync love. (OK, we're certainly paring the class here, but whatever.) The Live Mesh team announced Thursday that the Mac client for Live Mesh isn't compatible with Snow Leopard.

With the recent Apple announcement regarding the availability of Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6), we want Live Mesh Mac users to be aware the current Live Mesh Mac software is not compatible with the new OS X version (10.6). We will continue to support Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) users. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.

There ya go. Oh, and speaking of Snow Leopard (slightly NSFW):

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5 years ago

Touch Pro 2, Omnia II in Verizon's system

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5 years ago

Friday Fun: Commercials

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Friday Fun: Commercials

Go ahead and admit it, T-Mobile may have turned heads when they were the first to release the Touch Pro 2 but what really turned heads was the company bringing back Catherine Zeta Jones back as a spokesperson. It added a certain zest back to their commercials.

Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and even Altel have cranked out some enjoyable commercials over the years. From Dieter Chad at Alltel to the "what if firefighters ran Congress?" commercials from Sprint these commercials make an impression on the viewer. You may not remember the sales pitch but the slogan, punch line or even the spokesperson keeps the company fresh in your mind.

Follow the break for a few more memorable commercials from wireless service providers.

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