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5 years ago

T-Mobile Touch Pro 2 rumored to be delayed

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Bad news for you T-Mobile fans waiting patiently for the HTC Touch Pro 2. TmoNews is citing an anonymous source in saying that release has been moved from July 22 to Aug. 12. Hey, you've waited this long. What's a couple more weeks?

TMN is still going with the July 8 launch date for the Dash 3G, as well as the $170 price point (ouch!) with a two-year contract.

That said, do remember that no actual release date has been stated by T-Mobile for either phone, so anything's still possible. Hang in there, folks.

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5 years ago

Windows Mobile 6.5 seen on Motorola Q9h

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We ran across this video of Windows Mobile 6.5 Standard running on a Motorola Q9h and it leaves us with more questions than answers. First, can you shoot a video any more out of focus?

The 2:41 minute long video first posted on Everything Q does show the Moto Q running Windows Mobile 6.5 by showing the "About" screen and we agree with wmpoweruser in that Windows Mobile Standard 6.5 doesn't look much different than Windows Mobile Standard 6.1. But we already knew that, didn't we.

Two things stand out here. The phone has Regedit and Documents to Go installed. Does this mean that WM Standard 6.5 is loaded with a registry editor and Documents to Go? Or were these two items added after the install? (The latter, probably.) The video definitely leaves you with more questions than answers, but we do know that there has been some work in loading custom ROMs onto the Q line. Perhaps things are farther along than we thought?

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5 years ago

Toshiba TG01 partying in London on July 9

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There's still no sign of the Toshiba TG01 getting any love in the United States, but one of the first Snapdragon-powered phones is sure starting to make the rounds elsewhere. Already released in Japan as the T01A, and appearing in a few other nations, an official coming out party is scheduled for July 9 in London.

We're still not totally sold on the TG01's custom interface. And we want to scream every time we see a touchscreen-only phone with icons that are smaller than a fingertip. But we're desperately wanting that 1GHz Snapdragon processor on a phone released here in the United States.

Slashgear via Engadget

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5 years ago

Review: PDA Skins Pro Case

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Review: PDA Skins Pro Case

PDA Skins is not the normal run of the mill cell phone case company. Their designs are more on the unique side of the scale, which for some is exactly what you might be looking for. The last time I reviewed a PDA Skin case, I liked the quality of the build as a whole, but was disappointed in the details where it counted. I saw the potential of what PDA Skin could come out with, so I was interested in giving them another try.When I saw PDA Skin Pro case, I took the opportunity to see if they were able to get it all right this time. Take a look at the full review inside to see what I found out… 
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5 years ago

Skyfire updated, still can't play Hulu videos

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While we were busy frantically trying to get Hulu videos to play, Skyfire went and updated the browser on us. Here's what's new in build 1.0.0.12113 for Windows Mobile:

  • Reduced Memory footprint.
  • History is presented in the proper order.
  • Cookies in the UK data center are handled more reliably.
  • Sharing links via SMS are handled more reliably.
  • Reconnect correctly loads the last page in history plus we’ve improved reliability.
  • Site specific issues have been resolved for Rooftopcommedy.com and thefind.com.
  • Zoom buttons behave properly and disappear after a couple of seconds.
  • Default browser setting works more consistently.
  • Text entry on Symbian has been improved with one caveat below.

Hit up m.skyfire.com to download the new build.
 

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5 years ago

Hulu blocking Skyfire browser

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Hulu blocking Skyfire browser

One of the great reasons for using the Skyfire browser is because it could load just about anything on the Web, thanks to its proxy nature. No more. Hulu.com has shut out Skyfire (and the PS3, as well, apparently). As you can see above, you're greeted with the following message when you try to view a video:

Unfortunately, this video is not available on your platform. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Inconvenience? INCONVENIENCE?!?!?!? How will we watch our stories?!?!?!? (I'm at least getting audio out of the Firefox mobile Alpha 2. Anyone have any luck with any other browsers? IE6 Mobile?)

The good news for PS3 users it that there's a workaround. For us Windows Mobile types? Not so much. Might that mean a true Hulu mobile client, alluded to many, many moons ago, is finally coming?

Via Engadget

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5 years ago

11 minutes of the T-Mobile Dash 3G

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11 minutes of the T-Mobile Dash 3G

We've manhandled (or is it Mal-handled?) the Sprint Snap, we've see the launch of the Verizon Ozone, and now we're just waiting on the T-Mobile Dash 3G to round out the initial HTC Snap invasion in the U.S. Well, not everyone's waiting, as Noah from PhoneDog snagged an early Dash 3G a week or so before general availability. Looks like it'll be here on or about July 8 (we've heard later) for $170, or more than three times what Verizon's selling its version of the Snap for.

So, here are 11 minutes of the T-Mobile Dash 3G. And when you think about how long fans of the original Dash have had to wait for a follow-up, 11 minutes really isn't too much to sit through.

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5 years ago

One day only: Unlocked Dash for $99

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5 years ago

Your Project Pink/WinMo 7 rumor du jour

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OK, it's been a little while since we discussed "Project Pink," the project that Microsoft swears isn't a Zune phone, isn't (necessarily) Windows Mobile 7 and might or might not have anything to do with that punky pop singer. (OK, we made that last part up.)

Here's the latest breakdown by ZDNet's Mary-Jo Foley:

  • Pink has an ad rep in the form of McCann Erickson, which also handles advertising for Windows Mobile. (Or not, depending on your view of things.)
  • Pink will be based on Windows Mobile 7 but won't look like the Windows Mobile 7 most of us are expecting.
  • Windows Mobile 7 should ship to OEMs about the time that WinMo 6.5 phones go to market. (We've seen that leaked and heard it from other sources, too.)
  • Pink's starting to sound somewhat like a tangential device, a la the Sidekick, and may have elements of the Zune, My Phone and Windows Marketplace for Mobile all wrapped into it. Motorola and Sharp have been rumored as manufacturers.

As for our take? Pink is still a genius codename in that we sound ridiculous repeating it over and over. Oh, and that whole Sidekick-esque thing could well be a pretty good bet. If it's given the proper UI (and WM7 for the rest of us better have one, too), and Microsoft throws some smart marketing behind it (and they seem to be doing OK with Bing), then Pink could well have a good shot at gobbling up some market share.

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5 years ago

Samsung Omnia II to launch (in Austria) with WinMo 6.5 in September, Microsoft says

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The upcoming Samsung Omnia II is tossing another nugget onto the Windows Mobile 6.5 rumor pile. Microsoft Austria makes it known (in German) that the Omnia II will be available on the Austrian A1 carrier at the end of September.

So does that mean Windows Mobile 6.5 will be released globally at the end of September? It's certainly within the Windows that we've been expecting. Stay tuned.

TamsPPC via wmpoweruser

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5 years ago

Omnia Pro vs. Touch Pro 2

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Omnia Pro vs. Touch Pro 2

One of the better Windows Mobile battles we expect to see in the coming months may be between the HTC Touch Pro 2 and the Samsung Omnia Pro. Both are horizontal sliders with large touchscreens (though the screens themselves differ). Both have custom user interfaces. And as you can see in the above picture from a side-by-side gallery by AreaMobile [via pocketnow], it could well be a good fight.

Click on through for a tale of the tape between the two phones.

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5 years ago

Review: Plantronics Voyager Pro

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Review: Plantronics Voyager Pro

One of the more competitive segments in the Bluetooth Headset market is that of the premium headset. Jawbone, BlueAnt, Plantronics and Motorola are just a few of the heavyweights vying for the top spot; throwing the best technology they have into making the best products they can come up with. The way that these companies go about building a product that is head and shoulders above the rest of the industry varies. Some aim for a simple headset, with solid quality; while others try to pack as many features into a small package as possible.

Plantronics’ Voyager line has produced some amazing Bluetooth headsets through the years. Their Voyager Pro headset is a simple, straightforward design that is light on extra features and heavy on quality for a decent price of $89.95. With arguably as much or more experience in designing and building headsets as any other company, Plantronics has the expertise to really make a strong push the have one of the top headsets in the world.

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5 years ago

Review: Sprint HTC Snap (S511)

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Review: Sprint HTC Snap (S511)

 

The Snap (S511) by HTC is replacing the venerable Motorola Q9c on Sprint and is its low cost Windows Mobile messenger device ($149 with contract; $399 without). Running Windows Mobile Standard 6.1, the phone packs quite the punch in terms of specs and features HTC’s new offset QWERTY keyboard, meant to mimic a real desktop keyboard. 

After three weeks of using the device and putting it through the works, we have our verdict. Read on for our full-featured review!

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5 years ago

Hotmail finally pulls in other POP e-mail

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Good news for your guys and gals who have been wanting to consolidate other e-mail accounts into Hotmail. (You know, like most other e-mail services have been able to do for, say ever.) This has been available for Hotmail users elsewhere but just opened up to the U.S., Canada and Brazil. Go figure. The process is as straightforward as it could be, and you can now push multiple services through one Windows Live account to your Windows Mobile phone.

Windows Live via Seattle PI

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5 years ago

HTC lines up to sponsor Tour de France team

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What do you get if you combine a great outerwear manufacturer with a great smartphone manufacturer? (A really comfortable black slab?) You get Team Columbia-HTC. Owned by High-Road Sports, Team CHTC is prepped for the Tour de France, which begins on Saturday in, er, (Monaco) and ends, er, in France. We'll get a look at the team jersey on Friday.

Said HTC CEO Peter Chou:

"The HTC High Road Sports partnership is a great match of like minded organizations driven by innovation, excellence and competitiveness and we are excited about the opportunity to communicate HTC's brand value through the great sport of cycling. HTC's sponsorship of Team Columbia-HTC is one step in HTC's commitment to increasing its global brand value and recognition."

So, expect to a bunch of HTC logos zooming around on two wheels in the coming weeks.

Thanks, Luke, for the tip!

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