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5 years ago

Sprint WiMAX WaTCH: Where Be the Phones?

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5 years ago

Follow Palm's London Treo Pro presentation

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5 years ago

Review: Seidio Spring Clip Holster for the Treo 800w

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5 years ago

Review: SMS-Chat

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Review: SMS-Chat

With the advent of a certain feature phone from Apple Computers, mobile software developers have been forced to raise the bar in relation to the UI (User Interface) of their applications. Of the myriad of arguments for and against the iPhone

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5 years ago

Media Player Roundup -- The Winner(s) Declared

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5 years ago

DIY Windows Mobile Drone

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DIY Windows Mobile Drone

We normally refrain from using salty language here at WMExperts, but sometimes, well, sometimes something is just too bad ass and such a great example of the power of the platform that we can't help ourselves. Witness: The Windows Mobile-based remote-controlled airplane drone [via]. Sincerely, we're tearing up a little from the sheer awesome:

  • It's auto-piloted along a preset GPS path by the iPaq 6515 you see strapped to the bottom
  • It automatically takes pictures are pre-set GPS waypoints, instantly sent along by MMS.
  • It accepts course changes, camera commands, and more by SMS

You can download the code yourself to create your own drone. Chris Anderson, the heroric DIY Drone poster who created the software last year (seriously, how did we miss this?), notes that the software is still technically Beta. Our advice: toss some Qik realtime video streaming up in this rig.

Ladies and Gentlemen: this is why having an open platform that's easy to develop for is important.

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5 years ago

Playing catch-up: An update to Viigo's WinMo app

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Viigo, long one of our favorite RSS readers, recently updated its free Windows Mobile beta of Project Tango to version 3.0.18.

In the listed improvements are a U.S. Elections channel, options for the stocks services, and a channel for the Olympics, which, of course, are now over.

Also now available are live NFL scores, just in time for the beginning of the season Thursday.

Remember that this is a beta application, and there are bound to be some bugs. And while its multimedia capabilities are still behind that of Kinoma Play, it does pick up in the RSS reader category. And, best of all, it's free.

Check it out now at http://www.viigo.com/wmbeta.

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5 years ago

Sony says Xperia X1 still on for Q4

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Sony says Xperia X1 still on for Q4

Sony Ericsson's doing a little damage control after reports over the past several days said the much-hyped Windows Mobile Pro device would be delayed until possibly January.

A Reuters report has an SE spokeswoman saying that they're still "on target."

"There is absolutely no delay. The product is on track," Sony Ericsson spokeswoman Merran Wrigley said. "We have said it will roll out in Q4 and we are on target to do that."

So, we continue to wait. And wait. And wait some more. To pass the time, enjoy Dieter's hands-on with the Xperia X1 from CTIA back in April.

Via Engadget Mobile & WM Power User

Update: Can't get enough Xperia? A new promo video from Sony, after the break.

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5 years ago

Weekly Software Wrangle - Week 16

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Weekly Software Wrangle - Week 16

Welcome to the Weekly Software Wrangle #16. There's a corral chock full of new, updated and free apps to overview, so pull on your cowboy boots and let's rodeo!

This week, WM Standard new software is Golden Tee Golf and Pinball Evolution. Updated software includes SmartMileage and Uno Free Fall. The free app this week is AIM.

WM Professional new software are WordPlay and Documents to Go Premium. Updated software includes Calligrapher 8.7 and Photo Contacts Pro 5. Freeware is PocketCAS.

Get those lassos out and lets rope in some apps for this week's Wrangle!

WM Standard: New

First up this week for a WM Standard app is Golden Tee Golf (Smartphone) v1.0.8 from InFusio Inc. I spent an awful lot of quarters playing the arcade version with my co-workers years ago.

Golden Tee

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5 years ago

Microsoft apparently is working on an app store

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Have 10 years in marketing, product management or development? Five-plus years in the mobile industry?

Experience working with mobile operators and marketplaces? Helped the initial launch of products in the mobile industry?

Why, that sounds like a few people we know around here!

Those are a few of the requirements of a job listing on seattle.computerjobs.com and spied by CNET as a possible indicator that Microsoft has its own applications store in the works.

The job title is listed as "Senior Project Manager - Skymarket," with the following description:

This is a unique opportunity and time of rapid change in the mobile industry for a Senior Product Manager in the Mobile Communications Services team to drive the launch of a v1 marketplace service for Windows Mobile.

Along with the responsibilities you might expect in this sort of job comes this particular nugget:

Preparation and driving the cross group collaboration with stakeholders in the commercial launch of the marketplace service with the launch of WM 7.

Interesting. Might that mean that Windows Mobile 7 will be held up for the creation of an app store? That might just be worth the wait.

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5 years ago

Leak has Sprint Touch Pro coming Oct. 19

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Leak has Sprint Touch Pro coming Oct. 19

If you're getting tired of reading about the upcoming HTC Touch Pro and can't wait to get your hands on one, there's now a leaked date to whet your appetite that much more.

A thread at Sprintusers.com has leaked specs,with the Touch Pro going on sale Oct. 19, for $579 without contract, $329 with a two-year deal.

Also mentioned in the leak is the Samsung M540 Rant and M630 Highnote, though the folks at WMPowerUser doubts any Windows Mobile goodness in these.

Via Engadget Mobile & wmpoweruser

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5 years ago

Hands-on look at the HTC S740, Plus a full review

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My, my. Look at that. Just as quickly as we learn of the existence of the HTC S740 - think a slightly longer Touch Pro with a numeric keypad and no touchscreen - we now get some hands-on goodness courtesy of NewMobile.

Mentioned is that the screen doesn't appear to auto-rotate with the help of an accelerometer and instead only switches from portrait to landscape when the keyboard is open. Makes sense, seeing as how this is a Windows Mobile Standard device, though you might want to watch video with the keyboard closed.

Otherwise, you still pretty much get the Diamond form, complete with the multi-faced, fingerprint magnet back.

Check out the rest of the photos here.

Via Engadget and Coolsmartphone

Want more? Of course you do. ce4you has a full-on review of the HTC S740 (here's a Google Translation).

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5 years ago

Toshiba Shows Off Dual-Screen Concept Device

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There's plenty more happening at this year's IFA than we expected. There was the news that the Xperia X1 was delayed. A hands-on with the HTC S740 (more on that in a bit), and now this sweet image, above, from Anton.

Toshiba's main foci at the IFA are their HD stuff, their environmentally friendly stuff, and heck, even gesture control stuff, but we're mostly attracted to the dual-screen hotness above. It's just a concept for now, but the idea seems to be to work that idea into a future Windows Mobile-based device. Let's just hope that whatever they end up with won't be as cripplingly ugly as the G910.

Of course, we're still waiting to see if the big T is going to be able to get any traction with their G810 or the G900, or heck, the G710.

In other words, Toshiba's got a proven track record for being able to pump out pretty cool devices. So we're optimistic that dual-screen, Windows Mobile-based devices could actually be in our future, even if the above is just at the concept stages. On the other hand, Toshiba does not have a track record yet of successful US releases, so we're not betting on seeing it at your local AT&T store.

Update: Engadget reports that the device is actually an “SD Multi Tool” to allow you to interact with photos and the like on SD cards. Toshiba Reps did tell Anton that the final product would likely be Windows Mobile-based, but for now we're putting this device in the “don't hold your breath waiting for a dual-screen-WM-slider-smartphone” category. Yeah, it's a small category.

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5 years ago

Xperia X1 Delay Confirmed: December or January Now

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Looks like the HTC Fuze is going to get a little extra time in the spotlight, as Sony Ericsson just confirmed to Engadget that the Xperia X1 is going to be delayed from their “2nd Half of 2008” to “December 2008 or January 2009.”

What I find odd is that it actually held up pretty well for our Hands-on Review of the Xperia X1 back in April. Engadget suspects that Sony Ericsson can't get a handle on making Windows Mobile 6.1 work cleanly and that's not a bad guess: jumping into making WinMo devices without any previous experience is hard.

Good luck to ya, SE, given how long you've been working on this since we saw it, we suspect you're going to need it.

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5 years ago

Windows Mobile Featured on Fox Business

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Windows Mobile Featured on Fox Business

Microsoft Mobile Communications Group Manager Scott Rockfeld was on Fox Business chatting up quite a lot of Windows Mobile devices. The context of the discussion is basically “competitors to the iPhone,” which is a little aggravating because, let's face it, the iPhone and Windows Mobile aren't always going for the same demographic. Some of the smartphones shown off: HTC Diamond, HTC Touch Pro, and the BlackJack II.

Kudos to Fox's host for calling the original Motorola Q “a bust,” although it did sell over a million. In any case, it's a good watch to learn about the message that's getting out to folks who don't, you know, read blogs like WMExperts.com. Turns out such people are out there; we find it strange as well.

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