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5 years ago

Conceptual look at where Windows Mobile may go

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Here's an interesting look at how User interfaces (or user experiences) come to fruition, and how difficult it can be going from an designer's vision to actual implementation. In this video from a Win CE presentation at Computex in Taiwan, there's talk of bringing better tools to designers to lessen the load on developers.

Without getting too terribly technical, let's just say that there's a good possibility that we could see some of this stuff future versions of Windows Mobile. You'll recall that Windows Mobile is based off CE, so we're not quite talking apples and oranges here. And we know of at least one designer [via UX Evangelist] who is working on the Windows Mobile 7 interface using this very markup language.

The simple, simple version? Watch the video. (Silverlight required.) Read more about it here. It's cool stuff. (And we love the "concept HTML rendering engine," which you know as a browser.)

Via wmpoweruser

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5 years ago

U.S. Cellular getting WinMo Samsung Code

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For you U.S. Cellular peeps out there, some more Windows Mobile love is coming hot on the heels of the Palm Touch Pro. Up this time is the Samsung Code, which is a name we hadn't yet heard.

The Code is described as "a Windows Mobile 6.1 multi-media Smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, 2.0 megapixel camera, ActiveSnc and removable memory slot."

In other words, it's a smartphone. Other than that? We'll just have to wait and see. Look for it June 18.

Via BGR

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5 years ago

HTC Snap unboxed in the UK

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HTC Snap unboxed in the UK

So far, it looks like the closest the United States will get to seeing the actual HTC Snap is with T-Mobile (though it may be called the Dash 3G). The Verizon and Sprint variants of the Snap are based more on slightly different platforms.

So, we present to you an unboxing of the unbranded HTC Snap, just released in the UK, courtesy of Mobile Tech Addicts. This should give you T-Mo USA fans a another pretty good look at what's in store comes July 1. And don't forget that the Sprint Snap may well be here this Sunday.

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5 years ago

PreCentral.net reviews the Palm Pre

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PreCentral.net reviews the Palm Pre

Hey, we're all about Windows Mobile here, and we're big fans of Palm. And we'd be remiss not to share with you the ultimate Palm Pre review written by our own Editor in Chief, Dieter Bohn, for our sister site, PreCentral.net.

If you read just one Pre review, make it this one. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You run from the room screaming for capactive screens on Windows Mobile. (again)

And so to our PreCentral brethren we say: Bravo, ladies and gentlemen. Bravo.

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5 years ago

Review: Jabra SP200 BT Speakerphone

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Review: Jabra SP200 BT Speakerphone

A few months ago at the 2009 CTIA, Jabra announced two new Bluetooth accessories, the SP200 BT Speakerphone and the HALO wireless stereo headphones. Well teh SP200 hit our shelves last week and eager to see what all the buzz was about, we took the new Bluetooth Speakerphone out for a test ride. Follow the break to see how it worked out, how the SP200 compared to the SP700 and a few product pictures.

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5 years ago

On again-off again Fuze update is on again (for now)

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Last week we told you about HTC releasing a ROM update for the AT&T Fuze and before the ink on the website could dry, the update was mysteriously replaced with a server error.  Rumors for the link going dead ranged from there was a problem with the S/N entry field to the update contained too much Windows Mobile 6.5 to simple driver errors.

We checked in on the URL just a minute ago and the update is live again.  The download instructions are all laid out by HTC and the features of the update haven't changed from our first report.  You're still required to enter a valid serial number and HTC is using the same link for the 146mb update file.

Just in case you've misplaced it, you can get the Fuze ROM update here.

Update: Yeah, it's down again. Sorry, folks. We were able to snag the update earlier today.

Updated Update: Two minutes ago, the site was back up.  It may be a result of heavy traffic, HTC having technical problems or a sinister webmaster teasing us.  If you get the "Oh No! 404" error, try back later and the update should be available. 

As mentioned, we were able to get the update before the site disappeared and have installed the updated ROM.  So far, not much different than the Test ROM that leaked earlier this year.

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5 years ago

Oh, no! The Verizon Snap is the 'Ozone'

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Lo, how we dream of they day when a manufacturer will name a phone and a carrier will just use it. But that day is not today.

And so we bring you, courtesy of the Boy Genius Report, the Verizon Ozone — aka the HTC Snap/Willow/Maple. No release date or pricing, and it's safe to say it won't beat Sprint's variant out the door. But it does have WiFi, is a world phone (CDMA and GSM radios), and sports IE6, visual voicemail and VZ Navigator (which points to the dreaded locked-down GPS.)

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5 years ago

Another Xperia X2 rumor surfaces

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Another Xperia X2 rumor surfaces

One of our favorite rumors that keeps going and going but never really getting anywhere is the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2. The follow-up to the Great Experiment known as the X1 has been seen in fits and starts, but there's still nothing really concrete to go on.

But in this shot obtained by Engadget, we do see a Windows Flag key in the top left of the keyboard. So, that means there's a Windows Flag at the top left of the keyboard. Whether this is a prototype of an upcoming devices or something since scuttled is anyone's guess.

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5 years ago

Computex: A whole mess o' WinMo 6.5

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Computex: A whole mess o' WinMo 6.5

Windows Mobile is alive and well at the Computex Show on Taipei. In fact, it's Windows Mobile 6.5 that's making a strong appearance.

After the break, a flurry of phones (brought to us by ePrice.com with an assist from Pocket PC Thoughts) from the likes of GSmart, Mio, Acer, Garmin-Asus and Mobinnova. You might not find them available in the states anytime soon, but that's not stopping anybody here.

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5 years ago

Review: Motorola H15 Bluetooth Headset

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Review: Motorola H15 Bluetooth Headset

Odd shaped Bluetooth headsets are nothing new. In the last couple of years, it seems all of the manufacturers have tried one or two headsets that threw conventional designs out the window (remember the Bluetrek UFO).  While Motorola’s H15 Bluetooth Headset isn’t the weirdest kid on the block, but there are some rather distinct features that set it apart from the others.

For the full break down, follow me.

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5 years ago

Video: Acer L1 with Windows Mobile 6.5

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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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