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5 years ago

O2's XDA Venn is the Pantech Matrix Pro

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Well now, that XDA Venn on the O2 Web site sure looks familiar. Ahhhhh. It's the ol' Pantech Matrix Pro, which we're familiar with on AT&T in these parts.

Here are the O2 specs, in case you've forgotten:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard.
  • Qualcomm 7201A processor.
  • 2.4-inch 320x240 screen.
  • 256MB ROM/128MB RAM.
  • Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR.
  • 2.0MP camera (fixed focus).
  • 1320 mAh battery.
  • Dimensions: 51x106x21.6mm.
  • Weight: 151 grams.
  • 5 hours talk time/250 hours standby.
  • GPS.

Via coolsmartphone

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5 years ago

More on the Touch Pro 2 with a 3.5mm jack

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Here's more from Mobilesyrup on the upcoming Touch Pro 2 with its confirmed 3.5mm headset jack that caught most everyone by surprise. And that leads us to a couple of questions.

  1. What's the trade-off? While there appears to be plenty of room on the bottom edge of the Touch Pro 2 for a headset jack, adding one certainly must change the internal design of the device. (That's Dieter's hands-on with the stock Touch Pro 2 at right.) And while the Telus version proves that it can be done, was anything taken out?
  2. Telus is the first carrier we've seen to add in a headset jack. Will anyone else follow? It's not a given that Verizon or anyone else will do so. (And if anyone out there can predict exactly how Verizon hack up any given phone, we've got a date at the track we'd like to take you on.) Again, that'd likely come down to the trade-offs.
  3. Is this HTC turning over a new leaf sooner than we thought? They've said headsets will come in future phones. Yeah, it's probably too soon for that, but who knows.

Regardless, we're not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. Congrats, Telus customers. And let's hope some of that headset goodness comes our way.

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5 years ago

Pantech Matrix Pro available ... now!

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Now much to say that we haven't said already, but the Pantech Matrix Pro is now available on AT&T.

As a reminder, here's what's under the hood:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard
  • 3G HSDPA, Quad-Band EDGE
  • AGPS, Bluetooth (No WiFi)
  • 2 MP Camera
  • 528 MHZ Qualcomm MSM7201a Processor
  • 256 ROM / 128 RAM
  • 3 hours talktime
  • 320x240 QVGA Screen

Grab it now at an AT&T store on online for $179.99 after contract and rebate.

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5 years ago

Touch Pro 2, Snap headed to U.S. Cellular

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5 years ago

Omnia ROM update live! (for real this time)

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So after a bit of a false start yesterday, the ROM update that will unlock the GPS on the Verizon Samsung Omnia is finally live. Head on over and get it, and let us know in the comments how it works. (And if any of you brave Windows 7 users want to try out the Vista version of the update tool and let us know how it works, that would be cool, too.)

Thanks again, cplush!

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5 years ago

Another sign of Touch Pro 2 on Sprint

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Another sign of Touch Pro 2 on Sprint

Deep inside Sprint stores, according to ppcgeeks user pslim, is a tool called Cellebrite that will transfer pics, contacts and the like from one type of phone to another. And on that tool has appeared the Touch Pro 2, which is showing up as the HTC 6975. See above.

Of course, that does absolutely nothing to point to when the Touch Pro 2 will finally see the light of day on Sprint (or any other U.S. carrier, for that matter). It is, however, yet another stop on the long and winding road that is the launch of HTC's latest and greatest. (And don't worry, folks, we'll get to do this all over again for the Touch Diamond 2, most likely.)

Hilarious thread from the sewing circle ppcgeeks [via pocketnow]

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5 years ago

A look at the Telus Touch Pro 2

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A look at the Telus Touch Pro 2

We'd heard rumors a while back that the Touch Pro 2 would be coming to Canada's Telus network, and those rumors solidified in the past couple of weeks. Now, here's a look at the upcoming release, courtesy of Mobilesyrup.

So whatcha think, folks? Out of all of the versions of the Touch Pro 2 that we've seen either in the flesh or rumored — Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, the AT&T renders and the stock European version — which one is looking the best, aesthetically?

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5 years ago

Touch Pro 2 and Nokia N97 do epic battle

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We've been watching with great interest the Nokia N97 (be sure to check out all of Nokia Experts' excellent coverage, as well as Matthew Miller's review of the N97), as it's one of the closest competitors to the HTC Touch Pro 2. And while we're still waiting on the Touch Pro 2 to be released in the U.S., it's available outside North America.

So here, now, is a 10-minute battle royale from TeknoReview between the non-U.S. Touch Pro 2 and the Nokia N97, just to whet your appetite for our own Smartphone Round Robin in the coming months.

Via wmpoweruser

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5 years ago

LG GW600 appears at the FCC

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LG GW600 appears at the FCC

We're expecting to see a slew of Windows Mobile phones from LG in the coming months, and here comes one now. The LG GW600 has made its way through the Federal Communications Commission and appears bound for AT&T. The known specs:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.
  • EDGE/3G with the 850MHZ and 1900MHz bands.
  • 3.1MP camera.
  • Proximity sensor/light sensor.
  • 20key SureType-style keypad.
  • Micro-SD card.
  • WiFi.
  • Bluetooth.

And we'll assume all of the usual accoutrements that come with. Also noted in the product manual is Video Share, which is what points the way toward AT&T. Flick-gesture controls are also mentioned. More photos after the break.

FCC via Phonescoop

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5 years ago

Review: SPE Snap-on and Click for the Samsung Jack

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Review: SPE Snap-on and Click for the Samsung Jack

The Samsung Jack is still relatively new and slowly but surely, case options are showing up. We've taken a look at the Samsung Horizontal Case for the Jack and now we'll turn our sites on two Smartphone Experts shell-styled cases, the Snap-on and the Click. These two cases are hard shells with one sliding on to your Samsung Jack for protection and the other a two piece hard shell that encases the Jack.

Follow the break to see what type of impression these two hard shell cases left with us.

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5 years ago

Free stuff: Win a Jabra BT530 headset

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Free stuff: Win a Jabra BT530 headset

Last week's Motorola H12 Bluetooth headset giveaway was a glowing success. So much so we decided to do it again this week by giving away a Jabra BT530 Bluetooth Headset. We reviewed the BT530 some time ago, and now you get a chance to win it.

So here's how it will work this time: Register and post a comment in our Forums. We've got discussions going on most of the existing and future Windows Mobile phones as well as discussions on software issues, accessories and everything else Windows Mobile. And you're gonna have to write more than just "I like Bluetooth!"

We will randomly choose one post through Sunday, and that'll be our winner. Keep in mind that you have to be registered to post in the forums. It's a painless process that can be found here.

Once the winner is chosen, we'll shoot them a note, post a victory notice on the site for bragging rights and send them their prize (sorry, no international shipping). Get to it!

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5 years ago

Another look at the new Office Mobile

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5 years ago

Samsung Omnia ROM update is (nearly) live; GPS finally is unlocked

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We're gonna pat ourselves on the back here a little bit and pretend that it was our open letter and persistent persistence that finally got Verizon to open up the GPS on the HTC Touch Pro and Samsung Saga – and, finally, the Samsung Omnia.

Note that the update page is up, but the download link isn't yet live. But here's what's getting updated:

  • The latest Microsoft AKU Update 1.5.1.
  • Enhanced zoom for Internet Explorer.
  • Slight UI Modifications.
  • Various additional improvements to improve handset function.
  • Open Standalone LBS Supported and Performance Enhanced (This may Support 3rd Party Applications).
  • VZ Access Manager Supports Bluetooth Connection (SPP).
  • Correction of memory shortage issues.

OK, so it probably had nothing to do with us. That's cool. And it's the Saga, Touch Pro and Omnia owners who are the real winners here. Thanks for finally getting it done, Verizon. (And thanks, cplush, for the tip!)

Now, Verizon, about that Marketplace thing ...

Update: Rut-ro. Sure enough, the link got pulled. Keep an eye out folks.

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5 years ago

Google Reader now on Kinoma Play

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Google Reader now on Kinoma Play

Couple of cool updates for Kinoma Play this week. First up is the addition of Google Reader. (For the uninitiated, Google Reader is an RSS reader. For the un-uninitiated, see Malatesta's oldie but goodie piece on the importance of RSS.)

For all intents and purposes, what Kinoma is giving us here is access to feeds already in Google Reader. And that's nice because there's little I hate more than having to reload (or export) feeds from one place to another. Just sign in, and everything shows up. Kinoma says its GR app is in beta, so be forewarned.

Also added is Yelp (a location-based local business search) and Flights, as the name suggests, tracks flights.

More info over at the Kinoma blog. To get the new apps, first get the latest update of Kinoma Play, then choose "Get apps" from the home screen.

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5 years ago

A September Release for the Acer F1?

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We know that the Acer F1 is a Windows Mobile phone with a Snapdragon processor under the hood. We did mention back in March that the F1 might have a September release date and the rumors are growing in strength.

Engadget Mobile is reporting that the F1 is rumored to be released "at the end of September and in the fourth quarter".  Beyond the 1ghz Snapdragon processor, 3.5mm headphone jack, and 3.8-inch WVGA screen very little is known for sure about the F1.  It should be released running WM 6.1 Professional and upgradeable to WM 6.5.

No report as to where the F1 one might be released during this four-month window but we can only hope that the U.S. market is involved.

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