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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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5 years ago

Motorola Q11 Existence Leaks

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Motorola Q11 Existence Leaks

Cellpassion [via Engadget Mobile] caught the above info over at the Bluetooth SIG site (it's now gone). Yes, folks, yet another entrant for the title of “What exactly is the Mystery Q?”

Of course, current speculation is centered on the leaked Motorola Atila and Motorola Alexander -- both of which are decent enough but don't grab us all that strongly. Our money's on the Alexander “Sliding Q” device.

Everybody's wondering what happened to the Q10 but that's not what's bothering us. No, what's bothering us is that Motorola hasn't run out of letters to append at the end of “Q9.” We have Q9c, Q9m, Q9h, Q9e, and the Q Global (or the Q9h Global). Maybe it's just us, but we don't see Motorola being able to surprise us until after the rest of the alphabet represented in the Q9 lineup.

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5 years ago

T-Mobile Shadow II Gets a Release Date and Price

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TmoNews grabs the low-down: the T-Mobile Shadow II (which we've been seeing crop up quite a bit of late) should be available on October 15th for $149.99 after rebate. It'll be a solid update to the original Shadow but nothing earth-shattering: Windows Mobile 6.1 will be there, but as of right now it doesn't look like it will support T-Mobile's still-young 3G network.

On the bright side, the included WiFi will support T-Mobile's @home capabilities, meaning you'll finally be able to get carrier-sanctioned VOIP calls on a Windows Mobile device.

Also, new to us for some reason, the HTC codename for the Shadow II is “Cleopatra.” We probably should have been able to tell you that sooner.

The only real question now is whether we're going to get 6.1's sliding panels or if we'll get an update to the original Shadow's “Neo” interface. We know that Sliding Panels can support for MyFaves, so we could see this one going either way. Or both.

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5 years ago

Treo Pro Available for Preorder in the UK

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Treo Pro Available for Preorder in the UK

If your hankering for the Treo Pro (read our embarrassingly comprehensive review of the Treo Pro here) just can't be contained, you can go on and preorder the thing from Palm UK for £399.00 (around $704 US) right now. The Pros appear to be fully unlocked, but the pre-loaded software will be UK-specific - to wit: “Webraska GPS” instead of TeleNav.

If you want to wait a bit for the “fall” release in the US and save $150 bucks you can sign up at Palm US to have them email you when it's available. Or just keep an eye out here at WMExperts, because we'll let you know, too.

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5 years ago

WSJ Reviews the Sprint Diamond

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WSJ Reviews the Sprint Diamond

Katherine Boehret over at Walt's D|All Things Digital / WSJ site has been using the HTC Touch on Sprint for a week, she's not had a good time:

It reminded me of the brown paper bag book covers my Dad helped me make for schoolbooks when I was a kid: They looked great on the outside, felt sturdy and clean and created a blank canvas for homemade doodles that were often more interesting to me than the books they covered. But my book covers couldn’t change what was underneath; pages of frustrating algebra were just a flip away.

The issue, if the metaphor escapes you, is that she's not a fan of the 'outdated' Windows Mobile operating system (ouch) and how TouchFLO 3D drops you into it so often. While it's true that the standard WM elements don't look so good compared to TouchFLO, the news that the difference is jarring isn't exactly new to our readers.

Otherwise, there's not a lot of crunchy Windows Mobile / spec / performance stuff to be had here beyond Opera 9.5 slightly underperforming.

Thanks to Jerry for the tip!

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5 years ago

SPB Online Announced

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5 years ago

Use MSN Messenger as a Mobile Translation Service

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Traveling to a foreign land and don't care much about roaming data costs? Check out this neat trick: you can use MSN messenger as a translation service with the new version of Windows Live Messenger Translation bot. Once you add the mtbot@hotmail.com you can start chatting to get translations. Currently supported languages are:

  • English to/from: Arabic ,Chinese Simplified ,Chinese Traditional ,Dutch ,French ,German ,Italian ,Japanese ,Korean ,Portuguese ,Russian (RUS->ENU only) ,Spanish
  • Chinese Simplified Chinese Traditional

If you have your (Windows-based) laptop with you, then you might also be interested in Windows Live Accelerator for Internet Explorer 8 Beta. This allows you to browse over to the Italian web page your friend designed and read through instructions like a champ. All you have to do is highlight what you want translated then click on

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5 years ago

CDMA Omnia reportedly in the works

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CDMA Omnia reportedly in the works

It looks like there's now a CDMA variation [via] of the Samsung Omnia in the works to go along with the GSM device already available outside the United States.

There's still no official word of any U.S. carriers picking up the Omnia - CDMA or GMS - but we're still looking for AT&T to possibly pick it up eventually.

And we're not getting our hopes up just yet that a CDMA version means Sprint or Verizon will be picking up anytime soon. Remember that South Korea is a CDMA-friendly nation, and home to Samsung. But if the hardware's already been worked out, it makes it that much more likely that one of our carriers may well hop on board the Omnia train in the future.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our hardware and software hands-on videos with the Omnia, and keep those fingers crossed.

Thanks to Marco for the tip!

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