Recent Articles

Headlines

5 years ago

Tracy and Matt unbox the Touch Pro

2
2

Tracy and Matt unbox the Touch Pro

We're still awaiting HTC's latest and greatest here in the states, but over in the U.K., Tracy and Matt have found themselves in possession of a Touch Pro, and they're giving us plenty of unboxing goodness of the keyboarded cousin of the Touch Diamond.

Their initial thoughts:

The Touch Pro is an extremely nice device, the screen seems to be more sensitive than the Touch Diamond and it looks like HTC have spent the extra time with the Pro refining a few things. The TouchFlo3D interface seems more fluid and that QWERTY keyboard it great.

They're also offering up some pics of the Touch Pro alongside the Diamond, and all we can say is Touch Pro=Whoa - hope you've been working out.

Update: Chris from Mobile Tech Addicts also gives the Touch Pro a thorough run-through and deems it a solid performer, having learned from the less than stellar Diamond launch.

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
5 years ago

Palm to Announce Treo Pro Today? (Update x2: Just Another Leak)

28

Register Hardware is reporting that they've received an email from “one of [Palm's] media agencies” that indicates that Palm may announce the Treo Pro today. While we of course have no idea when Palm intends on announcing or releasing the device, it wouldn't be crazy to surmise that all the recent Treo Pro leaks may have helped accelerate things a bit.

El Reg adds that the email confirms some of what we already know: the device “features a one-touch Wi-Fi button, GPS, Windows Mobile 6.1 and a high-resolution flush color touchscreen.”

More as it comes! Thanks to Gareth for the tip!

Updated: SlashGear is reporting that Palm has released a couple of press photos, one of which appears above. After the cut, a quick video of the Treo Pro SlashGear grabbed and posted up on YouTube.

Update 2: Electronista reports that the announcement has been withdrawn from the PR site. Looks like what we have here is a failure to communicate another leak.

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
5 years ago

Tip of the Week: Change your Wait Cursor...easily!

0
0

Tip of the Week: Change your Wait Cursor...easily!

In the immortal words of Lord Ballmer: "Developers! Developers! Developers!" (

Marshall who's been a frequent contributer over at XDA has been working on replacing the default "pie" cursor on Windows Mobile for quite some time now. Up until recently, you had to copy over some system files which made changing your cursor a little bit risky and not something the new user would undertake.

Now with his Marshall WaitCursor2 it could not be easier. Simply install his .cab file to your main memory and launch MWCConfig.

From there you can select from a nice assortment of beautifully rendered wait cursors, including previewing them in action. Then just hit "save" and usually within in a few moments (or after a soft reset) you'll have something nice to gander at while Opera or Skyfire load ;-)

Best of all, this app is free but we here at WMExperts strongly recommend a donation to this fellow as now only does this app works but it is quite aesthetically pleasing (I mean who doesn't want a jumping penguin on their phone?)

Read more and download here!

Comments from the Peanut Gallery about Windows Mobile even needing a wait cursor will be tolerated, but we'll note that at least when WM experiences inexplicable delays and hang-ups it at least has the courtesy to let you know it's working on something.

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
5 years ago

Sony Xperia X5? Not Real, but it is Real Pretty

1

We're still no closer to knowing when we'll see the US Release of the Sony Xperia X1 (see our first impressions review of the Xperia X1) and we also are no closer to knowing what exactly the mystery Xperia is in this Sony video.

It seems that dearth of information isn't just hurting us -- it's been painful enough that Tob!s over at Esato [via] has done up some renders of an Xperia X5, nice enough that some folks have taken it to be the real deal. Given how many iPhone-alike black slabs are out there right now, it's tough to blame them. Here's the 'specs:'

  • 8MP Cam with autofocus and xenon-flash
  • 8GB internal Memory
  • Full-Touchscreen
  • WiFi,GPS,UMTS
  • 3.2 inch Display
  • M2 Slot

Not too shabby and actually realistic, but we'd prefer that the “M2” slot be turned into a proper microSD card slot, as happened with the Xperia X1

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
5 years ago

Iris Web Browser Hands on

3
3

Iris Web Browser Hands on

With all the hoolpa going around about the Safari browser, Iris decided to upgrade its own browser and throw in a little WebKit special sauce. Naturally, we tested it to see if it could hold its own. You can see the results above on a Treo 750: good, but a little too slow.

Anybody out there using Iris as their day-to-day? Thoughts?

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
5 years ago

Weekly Software Wrangle - Week 14

1
1

Weekly Software Wrangle - Week 14

Whew! We got past Wrangle #13 without any really bad luck, and now we're full steam ahead on Weekly Software Wrangle #14! What's new? What's updated? What freebies are out there for the taking?

This week, WM Standard new software is Nine Way Keypad and Four Corners. Updated software includes 1Touch Contacts and Spb Wallet Smartphone. The free app this week is Tiny Twitter.

WM Professional new software are two titles from Efficasoft: Backup and Outliner. Updated software includes Spb Mobile Shell and IM+ All-in-One Messenger. Freeware is GSlide.

Strap on your six-shooter, tilt your 10-gallon hat to shade your eyes, and let's get started with this week's Wrangle.

WM Standard: New

First up this week for a WM Standard app is Nine Way Keypad v2.3 Cyberhorse Workshop.

Personally, I'm a full QWERTY keyboard guy, but I know there are lots of folks out there who are very proficient with a standard keypad. To gain even more control and proficiency with your keypad, this is worth a look.

It is a Smartphone common flaw that the five-way navigation keypad is too small to operate. Therefore, Nine Way Keypad software has provided one kind of solution: the user can switch the function of keyboard between characters and navigation. Moreover, under navigation function status, there are additional editing functions: Select text, Copy text, Paste text and switch between another editing keys (Page Up, Page Down, Home, End) and additional directions (Left Up, Right Up, Left Down, Right Down).

Get Nine Way Keypad v2.3 for $9.99 here.

The next new WM Standard app is Four Corners v1.0 by Shane Church.

Four Corners is the classic game of "Four Seasons," "Corner Card," or "Vanishing Cross" for WM. The foundations are the four corners of the board. The tableau is the cross formed in the center of the board. The stock is the pile on the bottom left and the wastepile is the pile to the right of the stock. The game is dealt by placing five cards into the tableau, one in each pile. A sixth card is placed in the bottom left foundation. All remaining cards are placed in the stock.

The first foundation card forms the basis of all the other foundations. That is, the rank of the first foundation card is the starting rank of the other foundations. Each foundation is built up in suit until it contains thirteen cards, wrapping around from king to ace as necessary. The tableau cards are available for play at any time, and may be moved (one card at a time) to the foundations or to another tableau pile. The tableau piles may be built down in rank, regardless of suit.

The cards in the stock are available for play to the foundations, the tableau, or to the wastepile. The wastepile is used as a sort of temporary holding area for cards that have no other home. The top card of the wastepile may be moved to either the foundations or tableau.

The object of the game is to complete the four foundations.

Get Four Corners v1.0 for $6.00 here.

WM Standard: Updated


1Touch Contacts v4.0 by 1TouchMobile, is our first updated software for WM Standard this week.

1Touch Contacts has been designed to give the user easy and efficient ways to accomplish frequently used tasks and to provide new features that will make managing contacts a more enjoyable experience. It uses the same contacts database as the built-in contacts and can be syncronized with Outlook using ActiveSync. Version 4.0 includes a full-fledged Category Manager with the ability to create, edit, remove & rename Categories as well as Send SMS and Set a Ringtone for a Category.

Users can now manage their contact groups using a Group Manager. Sending SMS to multiple users can be accomplished with 1Touch Contacts. Business cards (vCard) can be transferred using bluetooth just like the built-in contacts, the only difference being - you can transfer multiple business cards in one operation. Selecting contacts for sending SMS or business card or for deleting contacts is done using a smart selection list. 1Touch Contacts allows deleting of multiple contacts from a single selection list.

Get 1Touch Contacts v4.0 for $9.95 here.

Spb Wallet Smartphone v1.5.2 by Spb Software House is the next updated app this week. Leave your wallet and credit cards at home but still have secure access to your financial information.

Spb Wallet is a safe, secure and convenient storage for all your important and business critical information, providing you with quick access to data on both your Smartphone device and desktop.

Features: - Strong 256-bit AES encryption - Runs on Pocket PC, Smartphone and Desktop - Synchronization - Toolbar for Internet Explorer and Firefox - Real-card view - Customizable templates and cards - Password generator - Templates Gallery and FREE Custom Template Development - Importing wizard - Smart tags to call/SMS/email/etc

Get Spb Wallet Smartphone v1.5.2 for only $29.95 here.

WM Standard: Freeware



The free app for WM Standard this week is Tiny Twitter at www.smartphone-freeware.com.

If you don't want to lug your laptop with you in order to check your Twitter for tweets, this freebie app from the folks at www.smartphone-freeware.com may be an answer to your prayers.

Love twitter and love tweeting from your mobile device? But don't want to get dinged for updates and double dinged for friend updates continually arriving via SMS? Get the brand new Tiny Twitter app.

You can get Tiny Twitter for Free right here.







WM Professional: New

The first new WM Professional application for this week is Efficasoft Backup for Pocket PC v1.0 by Efficasoft Co., Ltd.

Efficasoft Backup backups Mobile Outlook information (Text Message, Contacts, Tasks and Calendar) into self-restoring EXE archives, so you can later restore/transfer them across all your Windows Mobile Smartphone/Pocket PC - it's as easy as 1-2-3!

Fully supports Windows Mobile Pocket PC (2003, 2003SE, WM5, WM6), screen rotation and VGA (480x640) resolution.

Features: - Backup Text Message, Contacts, Tasks and Calendar information. - Self-restoring EXE backup archive. - Restore/transfer information across all Windows Mobile devices - extremely useful when you upgrade to a new phone.

You can get Efficasoft Backup for Pocket PC v1.0 for $15.95 here.


Next up is Efficasoft Outliner for Pocket PC v1.0, also from Efficasoft Co., Ltd.

Efficasoft Outliner is designed to be a classic, efficient & effective tree list/outline manager. There's no limit how you use this universal organizer, all is up to your imagination - here are just a few exmples of what Outliner can do for you: To-Do list, Project planning, Idea tracking, Shopping list, and Journal

Fully supports Windows Mobile Pocket PC (2003, 2003SE, WM5, WM6), screen rotation and VGA (480x640) resolution.

Features: - Designd outline/tree view - clean & clear information display and especially easy to use. - Online subject editing & color highlight. - Date & time reminder alarm. - Task properties such as start/due date, priority, status, progress... - Customizable item information & memo view. - Export to tab-indented text file.

You can get Efficasoft Outliner for Pocket PC v1.0 for $10.95 here.


WM Professional: Updated

The first updated WM Professional app this week is Spb Mobile Shell v2.1.2 by Spb Software Warehouse.

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
5 years ago

GSM Touch Diamond and its hefty CDMA cousin

10

For your consideration: Above, we have the HTC Touch Diamond and the, well, HTC Touch Diamond.

Static over at HowardForums has posted a series of photos showing the GSM version of the Touch Diamond atop its CDMA cousin, currently offered by Canadian carrier Telus.

While the Telus version is obviously thicker, Static notes that with the flat back it's more comfortable to hold, and it's not nearly the fingerprint magnet that Dieter showed us in his hands-on video.

This should give folks here in the U.S. a pretty good look at what's in store in a few weeks, when the "Victorized" CDMA version of the Diamond is expected to drop on Sprint.

Check out the rest of the comparison photos at HowardForums.

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
5 years ago

Review: Stuffback

2
5 years ago

Review: WM6.1 Update for the Motorola Q9h

22
5 years ago

GSmart t600 - digital TV on a WinMo device

0
0

GSmart t600 - digital TV on a WinMo device

And now for something completely different ... (Or at least not the Treo Pro)

Dieter got a quick look at the GSmart t600 back at CTIA, and now we're getting an in-depth review of the Gigabyte device, thanks to the folks at PhoneArena.

While it's hardly a looker by today's standards - and it almost appears to be begging for a lawsuit as an iPod lookalike - the T600 has one thing going for it that no one else does - the ability to watch digital television over the air.

What else do you get?

  • 520 MHz Intel XScale processor
  • 256 megs ROM/64 megs RAM
  • 480x640 display
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 pro
  • WiFi
  • 2-MP camera with flash

And that's really about it. No 3G bands. Other than the antenna and TV capability, nothing to write hope about.

Also, Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial isn't even available in the United States, Canada, or anywhere in North or South America, for that matter, so we wouldn't recommend losing too much sleep over this one yet.

Read

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
5 years ago

Even more Treo Pro (850w) Shots...

8
8

Even more Treo Pro (850w) Shots...

Man, this is getting crazy now.

Here are a few dozen more, super high rez pics of the seemingly popular Treo Pro.

Every angle is covered we think:

  • Stylus
  • Bundled Headphones
  • Battery size and comparison to Treo 650
  • Qualcomm 7201 chipset

Is anything missing? See more in our forum and Treo8.com.

Thanks navyyang. Few more after the jump!

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
5 years ago

AT&T Tilt 6.1 ROM Update Imminent?

0
0

AT&T Tilt 6.1 ROM Update Imminent?

Get your browsers set to "refresh" as it looks like HTC is slowly getting ready to release the WM 6.1 update for the AT&T Tilt.

How we knows? If you go to the newly revamped HTC update site, you'll find a heap load of contradictory information, that's how. (See AT&T's own discussion forum for the frenzy)

First on the main page you'll see the ROM 1.62.502.0 from February but with the date of 2008-08-06.

Click to the download page though and you'll find this:

AT&T Tilt Windows Mobile 6.1 Software (ROM Version 3.57.502.2 WWE) This ROM update is intended for the AT&T Tilt only and users should not load or attempt to load this version on any other device as it may cause serious issues/damage.

Features:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1
  • HTC Home
  • Video Share Calling
  • Threaded SMS
  • MS Voice Command
  • OneNote Mobile
  • Remote Desktop Monitor
  • Enroll Domain
  • Managed Programs
  • PTT Button now available for reassignment under Start>Settings>Buttons

Not too shabby, eh? Too bad when you click for the download you still get the old ROM version (we repeat: it is still the OLD rom) :-(

Hopefully it won't be too much longer for you folks!

Thanks Atul!

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
5 years ago

More Treo Pro Pictures (UPDATED with new Details!)

50

When it rains, it POURS. This time we find them from nomad2000, again in our forums, who found them at treo8. What we know:

  • 400Mhz CPU , but snappy response
  • 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM! (Other reports show “In use: 43.96mb, Free 57.72mb”)
  • 320*320 screen
  • GPS
  • Full Tri-band 3G, Quad-band GSM
  • 2 Megapixel camera
  • microUSB connector!
  • 3.5mm Earphone connector
  • 1500mah battery (this is looking like it might actually be true?)

Hit the thread / comments after the break to see a massive number of them!

Update: Also after the break, Scottymomo has dug through his cache and found the original flash demo that was taken down by Palm. There's lots of juicy Treo Pro details to dig through, so click through!

New details on the Treo Pro

  • The battery is pretty much confirmed to be a near-unbelievable-for-this-size 1500 mAh.
  • The WiFi switch is over on the side and works exactly as you'd like it to
  • There is a decidedly non-Treo-esque power button up on the top, which brings the Treo more in line with traditional Windows Mobile devices.
  • Plenty of program memory to work with:
    • Storage Memory Total: 103.05mb
    • Program Memory Total: 101.18mb
    • Program Memory in use (not sure what was running at the time though): 43.96mb
    • Free: 57.22
  • The Treo Pro includes the HTC Memory Manager. Check out the little drop-down in the upper-right of the today screen.
  • Speaking of HTC customizations, it also looks like the Treo sports something very similar to HTC's wireless manager
  • Preinstalled software includes Adobe Reader, Embertec Java for java apps, Telenav, and Sprite Backup.
  • The microSD card and reset holes are underneath the battery cover, but you don't need to remove the battery to access them. It will support microSD cards up to 32gb!
  • It has the 800w's neat screensaver
  • LED isn't all that useful

Be sure to check out scottymomo's new post for the images and the rest of the details!

Treo Pro Gallery

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
5 years ago

Motorola Q9h 6.1 Update Officially Available

8

Mike, who'd previously let us know about that leaked out 6.1 update has been watching Motorola's site like a ravenous hawk hovering over a field mouse. That mouse has finally popped out of its hole: head on over to Motorola's site for the official Motorola Q9h 6.1 Update.

You're going to need the standard complement of update tools before you get going: Windows XP or Vista, internet connectivity (the software just might be calling home to check to see if your Q9h is legit), and a full backup before you update. Like all ROM updates, this one will wipe your device, so get prepared.

Welcome to the sliding panel glory of Windows Mobile 6.1 on the Q9h everybody. I've been in here for awhile, and let me tell you: jump on in, the water's fine.

Download the installer directly here. Thanks, Mike!

More →
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
5 years ago

New Treo Revealed! (Story edited)

62
Show More Headlines

Pages