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5 years ago

Palm now taking Treo Pro preorders

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Palm now taking Treo Pro preorders

As the headline suggests, you can now fork over your $549, and in exchange Palm will ship you a shiny, new Treo Pro.

And for preordering, Palm will also give you a free international power adapter.

Head on over to Palm's Web site to place your order.

We still don't have an exact shipping date. All Palm will say is "two to three weeks." But while you're waiting, check out Dieter's in-depth Treo Pro review, and his follow-up Q&A. (Heck, you'll need the time just to read it all. - Them's jokes, boss!)

Thanks, Brian, for the heads up!

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5 years ago

Xperia X1 a movie star, but still not for sale

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"Who is Johnny X? Johnny X is in trouble. Find out if Johnny X can regain his memory with the help of his Xperia X1 before the gangsters catch him."

That's the line embedded in the metadata of the advert site WhoIsJohnny-X.com.

Taking a play straight out of Sprint's Samsung Instinct advertising manual, SE is pimping the Xperia X1 in a movie-style web short, complete with Memento-esque memory loss and cryptic scribblings.

The clip is impressive. But we're less concerned with who Johnny-X is, and a little more interested in where's the bloody phone already?!?!?

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5 years ago

i-Mate 'Hummer' dares you to drop it

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i-Mate 'Hummer' dares you to drop it

What do you get driver of an oversized, gas-guzzling SUV who keeps crushing mere mortal phones in his iron fist day after day?

The i-Mate "Hummer," of course.

Brought to you by the Boy Genius, this ruggedized Windows Mobile Standard device reportedly will sport HSDPA, WiFi, a 2MP camera and a 2.5-inch screen.

Those are all the details BGR's sharing for now. No word on carriers, price or the like.

While this thing's not much of a looker, suffice it to say it can probably hold up to whatever you throw at it, or drop on it.

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5 years ago

HTC Opal: HTC Touch Beefed Up

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HTC Opal: HTC Touch Beefed Up

If you listened to WMExperts Podcast 26, you would have heard that HTC was bringing back something that looks and feels like the original HTC Touch (aka the Elf, and elfin it was) but with the newer features found in the Diamond. Mal and I were a touch skeptical, but it looks as though Anton has been vindicated. Witness: the HTC Opal [via], which seems to fit the bill pretty nicely.

Pretty nicely, but not very nicely, it looks like we're seeing nearly identical specs to the original Touch -- EDGE / WiFi, 320x240 screen, and so on. The thing will run TouchFLO 3D, but we're guessing that it must be getting a little driver/graphics proc help because the TI OMAP 850 ain't likely to be able to get that particular job done. In other words, let's hope this doesn't retail at anywhere near top-shelf prices.

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5 years ago

AT&T Fuze Passes through the FCC, Anybody Seen the Herman?

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Engadget Mobile caught the HTC Raphael / AT&T Fuze trying to sneak its way through the FCC with its US-compatible 3G bands showing. How embarrassing. We're still trusting out dart-thrown-at-a-calendar hunch that we'll see an October release of the Fuze and, like Engadget, are dearly hoping that the TouchFLO 3D isn't mucked-up with carrier-folderol.

Speaking of carrier-folderol, the company most famous for it around these parts has been Sprint. We still haven't forgiven them for what they did to the original Sprint Touch. Hopefully the Sprint Touch Diamond (aka the Victor) will be free of the worst of it come September 14th.

Meanwhile there's been precious little rumbling about the CDMA version of the Touch Pro -- aka the Herman. Back in the day the rumblings on the Touch Pro was that it would hit in CDMA first. Guess that's still up in the air, but our tip line is open, just saying.

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5 years ago

REDFLY Winner!

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REDFLY Winner!

We reviewed the Redfly. The folks in our store dropped the price on it down to $399.95. We opened up Developer Forums for y'all to speak to the folks at Celio about the Redfly directly. Now, we're announcing the winners our our Redfly Giveaway contest!

Big Congratulations go out to waldo15, whose post was drawn randomly from all the entries and who now is going to have a Redfly shipped out, courtesy of Celio:

Redfly will help me in many ways:
- I can now ditch my laptop when traveling for leisure. Seriously, when on vacation my phone is perfect for doing what I want: email, web browsing, casual gaming
- It can help me type longer emails and maybe a document or two, I mean there's only so much one can handle typing on a Tilt keyboard...
- I will finally look at Lolcat pictures in my phone in high resolution glory!

We also have ten runners-up, who each will receive a Redfly long-sleeve t-shirt. We'll list them after the break. Congratulations to all of our winners (check your inboxes and maybe your spam boxes, since “WINNER!” tends to set those filters off).

(Update and a p.s. - if you're looking to score more Windows-Mobile-related software, hit up our buddies over at Tilt Mobility - they're celebrating their grand opening. Welcome to the blog-o-tubes, guys!)

Runners-up:

  • orbeyonde
  • nitestrike
  • Freak4Dell
  • dtaylor
  • Palm_forlackofchoice
  • Rockyjay79
  • rustw
  • gksmithlcw
  • rickbaynes
  • cindyhauff

Congrats again!

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5 years ago

Weekly Software Wrangle 17

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Weekly Software Wrangle 17

It's time for the Weekly Software Wrangle 17 and there are new, updated and free apps featured for your enjoyment.

This week, WM Standard new software is Virtual Caller and Callstat. Updated software includes PocketCopy and Softick CardExport. The free app this week is mGomoku.

WM Professional new software are Pokarus and PocketExport. Updated software includes Pocket 15C SE Scientific Calculator and Mobiola Video Studio Pro. Freeware is PictoPocket.

Let's get started with this week's Wrangle!

WM Standard: New

First up this week for a WM Standard app is VirtualCaller for smartphone v2.0 from MobiTNT. Now your smartphone can do much more than calls, messaging and email. What about giving you an excuse to leave a meeting or end a boring conversation?

VirtualCaller can be used for a fake call or fake sms, or even as an alarm clock.

Features:

  1. Support making call/sms now
  2. Support quick call/quick sms, you can specify a call/sms after 1/2/4/7/10/15/30 minutes
  3. Setup a sms, you can select sms sender's name from contact list or name it whatever you like, compose content and choose the time
  4. Setup a call and choose mp3/wav format ringtone, and choose caller name from contact list or just enter from keypad as well; play your favorite voice during the call
  5. Unlimited calls and sms
  6. Support Delete/edit the existing call/sms
  7. Once you schedule the call/sms, VirtualCaller will exit until it's time for the call/sms.

Get VirtualCaller for $12.99 here.

The next new WM Standard app is Callstat for smartphone v2.0, also by MobiTNT. Need a better way to track all your calls and text messages?

Do you think the call logging system in your wm smartphone is enough for you? For example, you want to know the total time of calls that you have made with your girlfriend, what can you do with the existing call logging system in your phone? Nothing! Right? Then, try Call Stat.

Features: Call Stat will help you fulfill the following tasks 1. Count all incoming call logs 2. Count all outgoing call logs 3. Count all missed call logs 4. Count all incoming sms 5. Count all Outgoing sms 6. Support analyse between the time you specified

Get Callstat for $12.00 here.

WM Standard: Updated


PocketCopy v2.1.2.3 by Chapura is our first updated software for WM Standard this week. If you are switching from Palm OS and Palm Desktop and need a way to transfer your data into the Windows Mobile world, this may be the app for you.

Free your vital data from the Palm Desktop Software and put it where you can use it

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5 years ago

Best Buy Bringing the Touch Diamond

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5 years ago

AT&T Fuze briefly makes an appearance online

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We were pretty darn sure that the HTC Touch Pro was going to be birthed by AT&T as the Fuze, but it's nice to get a little confirmation.

An Engadget tipster spied the device listing on an AT&T business page, and it has since disappeared, a pretty good sign that a release is fairly imminent.

Check out the cached version of the page, and the page as it currently stands, with the Blackjack II as the lead device.

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5 years ago

Kinoma Play gets its first software update

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Kinoma Play gets its first software update

Launched less than two weeks ago, the Kinoma Play media player (check out our full review) already has rolled out its first update.

The update mostly appears to be bug fixes or "improvements."

The deets:

  • More "finger-friendly" for phones with hi-resolution (VGA+) screens, including the HTC Touch Diamond.
  • On touchscreen phones, the menu pod supports left and right swipes to move between menus.
  • Norwegian language support (hilsener!).
  • Improved support for phones with both slide-out QWERTY keyboards and phone keypads.
  • Improved support for resuming video and audio streamed with Orb (requires Orb v2.01.0017 or newer).
  • Improved compatibility with podcast feeds hosted by FeedBurner (say, for instance, the WM Experts podcast!)
  • Improved Google Video compatibility.
  • Correct presentation of multipart Audible audiobooks.

According Kinoma's blog, the application should automatically notify you of the update. Or, you can manually go to Player>Check for Updates.

We'd still like to see some adjustments to automatic (and overaggressive) media scan on startup. And any improvement to the memory footprint would be a good thing (when is it not?).

But for an application still in its Windows Mobile infancy, an upgrade this early is an obvious sign (as is the activity on Kinoma's forum as well as our own) that the company is paying attention.

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5 years ago

Sprint Touch Diamond coming on September 14 for $249

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We mentioned that the Touch Diamond was coming to Sprint and now its finally here. We have seen video, photos of it, and now it finally hits Sprint on September 14 for $249.99 with that good old fashioned two year contract and $100 rebate. We're not too excited about the price, but it beats paying over $500 for a Treo Pro. We know that the Touch Pro is around the corner too, so it will be interesting to see what consumers prefer.

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5 years ago

Qik adds more phones for live streaming

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Qik adds more phones for live streaming

We've been enjoying the Qik video streaming and recording service on our iPhones, Motorola, Samsung and Nokia phones for a while now, and HTC devices are finally getting some love [via], as is the Samsung ACE and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1. (Congats if you actually have that in your fat little fingers.)

Qik's Web site lists the following devices as newly compatible:

  • AT&T Tilt
  • HTC Touch Dual
  • HTC Touch Diamond
  • HTC Touch Pro
  • HTC TyTN II
  • Samsung SPH-i325
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

Check out Qik's signup page for a full list of supported devices. And hit us up after the jump for Dieter's Qik test video.

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5 years ago

Treo Pro Q and A

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5 years ago

Review: Pocket Finance Diary

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5 years ago

Review: Mobi Battery Cradle for Sprint Mogul

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