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5 years ago

Toshiba TG01 approved by the FCC with CDMA guts stuffed inside

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There's been a bit of gnashing of teeth over the Toshiba TG1. Sure, it's got that crazy user interface that we're not totally sold on, but it also has that giant (albeit resistive) touchscreen and is the first device to launch with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Oh, and it wasn't planning on coming anywhere near North America.

That may well change. Engadget spied the TG01 gaining FCC approval — in a CDMA flavor. Of course, the only CDMA carriers in the United States are Sprint and Verizon, so that narrows the choices down a little bit. The FCC listing also notes that it was testing a "production" device, and not a prototype, so things may be farther along than anyone knew. It's also entirely possible that neither carrier could pick up the TG01, leaving us right where we are today: importing a pretty cool phone at a hefty price.

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5 years ago

Possible HTC Leo specs, including WinMo 6.5 and a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen

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Now that we've whet your appetite with the HTC Leo — the supposed Snapdragon-powered clamshell phone — how about some specs to go along with it?

The ai.rs blog reportedly uncovered the above specs, which most notably include the 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen (remember that we called that a long while ago) and a real 3.5mm headset jack.

You'll also notice the distinct lack of U.S. 3G bands, which we're unfortunately starting to get used to. And let's hope the Snapdragon processor really does use less battery power, 'cause a 1230mAh battery leaves us a little worried.

No word on date or carrier or waht the Leo might actually look like. (Also no mention of a secondary display, which we'd also heard rumored, so the clamshell thing may fall through.)

Via unwiredview

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5 years ago

HTC XV6975 actually is the HTC Whitestone; poised to give BlackBerry Storm a run?

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After a little bit of confusion over whether the HTC XV6975 is the Touch Pro 2 or Touch Diamond 2, it now looks like there's a third option.

Dutch site Tweakers.net snagged a look at the XV6975's User Agent Profile. There we see the model name, a screen resolution of 480x800, and no keyboard. Sounds like the HTC Whitestone, which we recently saw make it through the Bluetooth SIG, to just about everybody at this point.

So to recap, it now looks like Verizon may be getting the Whitestone as the XV6975, and the Touch Pro 2 as the XV6875. Any BlackBerry Storm fans feeling a little nervous right about now?

Via Engadget Mobile

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5 years ago

Verizon XV6975 is the HTC Touch Pro 2 (Update: or maybe the Touch Diamond 2)

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Yep, we're gonna just come out and say it: The Verizon XV6975 looks to be the HTC Touch Pro 2. Let's connect the dots.

  1. We've seen an early Verizon-branded Touch Pro 2.
  2. Today comes word from the Global Certification Forum [via the:unwired] that Verizon has received approval on the XV6975, and that it's a World phone, as we believed it would be. (You can tell by the 850 and 1900 bands listed above.)
  3. The other day we saw a CelleBrite unit that showed the Touch Pro 2 as 6975. (Here it is again, at right.) At the time it was purported to be from a Sprint store, but whatever. We don't believe in coincidences. Verizon uses CelleBrite as well.

So there you have it. All we need now is a release date and pricing information. You know, the really important stuff.

Update: nJmarc on Twitter and YumYum in our comments is telling us (and Engadget, apparently) that the Touch Pro 2 is the XV6875, and the Touch Diamond 2 is the XV6975. So there you go.

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5 years ago

Review: WiFi Hero

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Review: WiFi Hero

There is no question that mobile technology has taken off over the last couple of years. The evolution of wireless technologies and the devices that use them have gone hand in hand. As cellular signals improve, less and less people rely on more traditional connectivity technologies like Wi-Fi. There are those of us however, that live on 802.11 based networks. If you’ve spent any time using the built in Wi-Fi configuration tools in Windows Mobile, the experience has probably left you looking for a bottle of mouthwash.

Panoramic Software’s WiFi Hero is one of the myriad of applications that seeks to fill a void left by Windows Mobile. Obviously, the niche filled by this particular application is that of Wi-Fi configuration. While it’s not the most glamorous of applications, it does fill a need for a very reasonable $2.95.

Stick around for the full rundown.

 

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5 years ago

Touch Pro 2 launch Aug. 12 on T-Mobile - here's some more evidence

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5 years ago

Microsoft hosting Windows Mobile dev camps

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The Windows Mobile team has announced a series of developers' camps for the upcoming release of Windows Mobile 6.5.

The first dev camp will be Aug. 19 in Redmond, Wash., at the Microsoft campus. The BarCamp-style events are geared to:

  • Create new applications for the Windows Mobile Platform.
  • Meet and work side-by-side with team members from the Microsoft
  • Mobile Developer Experience team.
  • Migrate existing mobile applications from the iPhone, Blackberry and Palm Pre to the Windows Mobile Platform.
  • Create applications to support Windows Enterprise Applications.
  • Test and optimize applications for Windows Mobile 6.5.

Five other camps are being planned for Austin, Texas; London; New York; San Francisco and Singapore.

More info at winmodevcamp.org and on the Windows Mobile team blog.

Update: In other news, Verizon just announced its "We Don't Need No Stinkin' Windows Marketplace for Mobile" Dev Camp on June 28.

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5 years ago

HTC Mega 100 outed by Wi-Fi Alliance

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5 years ago

From the forums: New phones, new conversations

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That's right, folks, we've kicked the dust off the forums. We've got threads for the plethora of upcoming phones. Windows Marketplace for Mobile has its own niche. Windows Mobile 6.5  (and eventually Windows Mobile 7) are highlighted.

And if you missed it last week, the forums were central in giving away a Jabra BT530 headset, and we'll be giving more Windows Mobile accessories away real soon.

Head on over and register if you haven't already, join the conversation, and get ready for some more giveaways.

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5 years ago

Handmark has an app store, too

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Handmark has an app store, too

Last week, we tested a beta version of Handmark's "soon to be released" HandMarket Apps for Windows Mobile.  The Beta release of Handmark's App Store was mapped out for only a handful of devices including the HTC Touch Pro, Touch Diamond, and  Treo Pro with the final version available for most Windows Mobile Pro and Standard phones.  

Handmark at the last minute added the AT&T Fuze to the list and after a few tweaks and email exchanges the AT&T Fuze was mapped and we were able to take the Handmarket Apps out for a test drive.  Follow the break to see what type of impression the Handmark application store left as well as some screen shots.

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5 years ago

Jabra BT530 Give-Away Winner!

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Jabra BT530 Give-Away Winner!

We have a winner! WMExperts member "john_v" was randomly select from posts over in the Forums and will soon be enjoying the Jabra BT530 Bluetooth Headset

The winning post can be found in the Forum discussion comparing photos of the HTC Touch Pro 2 and Diamond 2.  John takes over "braggin' rights" from "wagonis", our last Give-Away winner. 

Stay tuned for our next WMExperts Summer Give-Away. 

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5 years ago

Something new brewing in WinMo 6.5?

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Whoa. Now we realize this is only the typical settings screen for a build of Windows Mobile 6.5, but there are a couple of things from the Windows Mobile Junkies blog [via and via] that have our interest piqued here: The first is the obvious finger-friendly changes. The tabs at the bottom have given way to buttons toward the top. It's about time.

The second is the build itself, and overall difference we're seeing. For the most part, Windows Mobile 6.5 has appeared to be a reskinning of 6.x. Sure, the Today Screen and the start menu have been changed. But after that, you get dumped back into typical Windows Mobile pretty quickly.

But this build is definitely starting to feel different. There are a few more pictures after the jump. And while builds of Windows Mobile 6.5 are a dime a dozen at this point, and we still have a few more months to go before WinMo 6.5 is released, this is a step in the right direction. Not a huge leap, but a step. And so, we'll posit the following:

  1. This could be the direction Windows Mobile 6.5 is going and could be what we all end up with this fall.
  2. This is just some random build that was played with but won't be released.
  3. Just yet another reskinning, a la TouchFLO 3D?
  4. This could be Windows Mobile 7. (I don't actually think that's the case, but we'll throw it out there anyway.)
  5. Perhaps there's an interim version being prepared between Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Mobile 7? This is a fairly big departure from everything we've seen so far.

Discuss.

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5 years ago

Verizon may pick up Treo 800w - in 2010

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Now take this with a big ol' grain of salt, but Verizon reportedly may get the latest and greatest er the second-most recently launched um the Palm Treo 800w ... wait for it ... in February 2010.

That's according to a PhoneArena tipster called "SnapDude," and even PA admits that this is far from official. Now don't get us wrong, the Treo 800w was a favorite around here for a while. But Palm has followed it with the Windows Mobile-powered Treo Pro and, of course, the Pre. Heck, we were talking nearly a year ago about Verizon bringing the 800w and still haven't seen it.

On the other hand, we can't help but chuckle when thinking about Verizon blabbing just days before the Palm Pre launched on Sprint that it would be getting the Pre. And then to not get the 800w out the door until February 2010? Well, karma's a fickle mother sometimes.

The other WinMo phone release rumored in the PA post is the Samsung Omnia II. We know Verizon and Sammy play well together, but is it realistic to think that the Omnia II could be released by Christmas? We'll see.

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5 years ago

Verizon Quietly EOLs Treo 700wx; Treo 800w Release Oct. 12th?

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Thanks to some eagle-eyed (and tenacious!) forum members, it looks like Verizon has slapped a big ol' "While Supplies Last!" badge on the venerable Palm Treo 700wx (as if the exclamation mark is really necessary).

Usually that's a good sign that the device's run is coming to a quiet end.

Coincidentally, forum member Scott who has been relentlessly hounding Verizon on the status of the Treo 800w, has nailed those guys down to a specific date for release: October 12th.

(see our earlier coverage here)

Sometimes, the stars just align perfectly and everything comes together. Stay tuned...

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