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5 years ago

Review: SPB Imageer

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Review: SPB Imageer

For some, the camera on your Windows Mobile phone is an everyday tool. From snapping photos for your address book to capturing a scenic shot as you drive down the road these cameras can get a good work out. SPB Software is offering an application, SPB Imageer, that will allow you to organize these photos, upload them directly to your Flickr account and edit them.

To see how useful SPB Imageer can be for your mobile photography needs, follow the break.

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5 years ago

Best of SPE, 10 May 2009

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Best of SPE, 10 May 2009

Each week we bring you the best of SPE. This week, The iPhone Blog brings you a gigantic Birthday Bash Contest with a grand prize of a Factory Unlocked iPhone 3G done up, Colorware-style. Crackberry.com had the WES 2009 Conference covered six ways from Sunday, too. Meanwhile, Nokia Experts stood out as the single best place to find out all there is know about the just-released Nokia E71x. There's much more, so read on!

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5 years ago

WMExperts Podcast Episode 55

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5 years ago

T-Mobile takes Wing off Web site, makes room for the Touch Pro 2

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Happy Mother's Day, everybody. Hope you weren't planning on picking up a T-Mobile Wing today for dear old Mom. (We mean it. We really hope you weren't getting your Mom a Wing.) It seems the underpowered slider has finally been put out to pasture and has been taken off T-Mobile's Web site.

Look for it to be replaced by the much more respectable HTC Touch Pro 2 anytime now (we've heard July 22).

TmoToday via Engadget Mobile

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5 years ago

Samsung 'Jack' coming to, er, staying at AT&T?

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We're not quite sure what's in store here, but the Samsung "Jack" has appeared on an AT&T rebate form, courtesy of the Boy Genius Report.

We know the Jack as the Canadian version of the i617 Blackjack II. The two phones are identical, except one just goes by "Jack." The one we see listed here is the i637 "Jack." We've actually seen the i637 before at the FCC, when we thought it might be the Propel Pro. (The Propel Pro turned out to be the i627.)

So, it looks like we might have a slightly updated Blackjack II on the way. What would you guys like to see fixed in one of the more popular Windows Mobile phones out there?

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5 years ago

Epix 'Slog Dump' to get another fix

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Epix 'Slog Dump' to get another fix

Good news for those of you dealing with the "slog dump" error on the Samsung Epix (and good news for those of us looking for another reason to type "slog dump): Another fix is on the way. We say "another" because, well, the first fix didn't do so hot.

Sammy help-site CareAce.net has the deets on the new update:

Outrage is a choice word for the effects of the FOTA update provided by AT&T that we’d initially addressed. While the intentions were genuinely helpful, the patch did cost more problems for some users. The most apparent behavior includes the device freezes randomly when trying to dial. It is however notable that the problem (both SLOG DUMP and the effects after patch) does not apply to all Samsung Epix users.

AT&T has planned to release a revised patch in about two weeks, so if you’re experiencing frustration with the problem, help is under way.

So hang in there, Epix fans (henceforth referred to as Survivors of the Slog). Another fix is on the way. It might even work.

Via BGR

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5 years ago

NetAcceler Mach5 Browser: Decent Alternative to Skyfire?

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Woo boy, another browser has entered the fray. This one is called Mach5 and hails from Hong Kong and is currently available as a trial. It seems NetAcceler has eventual plans to charge for the browser sometime after May (when this demo expires).

Anyways, Mach5 is like a combo of Opera Mobile 9.5 and Skyfire in that it can render full sites and even do YouTube/media, all proxied through a remote server to compress the data.

From my experience, it's pretty darn good. Graphics are nice, options are plentiful (but not overwhelming) and speed is pretty fast. Watching a YouTube video opens a unique media player (see above) that goes full screen — very nice touch. Downsides? Like Skyfire, this thing will zap your battery, and reports from users say that it makes their devices hot as a microwaved burrito. On the plus side, it looks fantastic on VGA screens.

But don't count Skyfire out just yet. For one, Skyfire plans to remain free indefinitely, and two, look for v1.x coming soon with a slew of new features and improvements — so don't count it out just yet. Still, it's good to have some competition to keep the Skyfire team on its toes. Download/Register here and after the jump, check out a video demonstration.

[via PocketNow]

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5 years ago

Samsung Behold is not Windows Mobile

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We'll say it up front: This is not a Windows phone. We agree with PhoneArena, which spotted this T-Mobile-bound phone on Samsung's Web site. When you click to get more info on the TouchWiz interface, which we WinMo fans know from the Samsung Omnia, you're greeted with an obvious render of TouchWiz running on top of Windows Mobile. Again, just like the Omnia.

OK, it's possible they're making a WinMo version of the Behold. But we're not betting on it. Likely this is just a bad Photoshop job (hey, we're all guilty of those) and not a new Samsung phone coming our way. Move along, folks. But if you still need more proof, peep the video after the break.

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5 years ago

Contests, contests and more contests (and did we mention all the free stuff?)

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As you might have noticed, we're in full-on contest mode of late. Something about the spring air makes us want to give stuff away. Here's a quick wrap-up of what we and our sister sites have for ya. Act now, 'cause the contests are winding down:

  • The iPhone Blog: It's TiPB's Birthday Bash, and Rene & Co. are having a monster giveaway. (Hey, we know some of you WinMo faithful are dabbling with an iPod Touch or – gasp! – an iPhone on the side. Happens to the best of us.) They're giving away a full-on factory unlocked 8GB iPhone 3G in your choice of 35 different color options courtesy of the awesome folks at ColorWare. And that's just the TiPB of the iceberg. Who wants free apps!?!?!?! Check out all of their contests here.
  • WMExperts: We're giving away not one, but two phones. We've got an AT&T Fuze (aka the original HTC Touch Pro), as well as an HTC Touch Dual. Contest ends Monday, so get your entry in now.
  • PreCentral.net: The pre-Palm Pre release contest is over, but there are still five $50 Amazon Gift Cards to be given to PreCentral.net Forum Members. How do you win one of those? Simply sign up as a member and score one "Thanked" post or Thank another user's post – in other words, it's quality, not quantity. Get the lowdown here.
  • CrackBerry.com: Hey, when aren't these guys giving away something? They've got 100 themes from JC Designs and 50 copies of TweetGenius to give away. And you can bet there will be more coming up.
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5 years ago

Marshall Wait Cursor 3 = Awesome

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Quite awhile ago I wrote up on Marshall Wait Cursor 2, which is a really cool donationware app that allows you to change that old, boring WM5/6 wait cursor aka WinPie.

Well, he's back now with version 3 and much improvements all around. The app now has a very modern, finger-friendly interface. In addition, there is a whole bunch of new icons that are available as separate "icon packs" (note: the large ones only seem to work with VGA devices). These new icons are gorgeous and even hilarious (Famous dancing PB &J bananna? Done.  Beavis and Butthead?  Ready.).

Other notable changes with v.3:

  • Works on any resolution device, even non-touch ones
  • Autostart option
  • Cursor timeout option
  • Confirmed working with WM6.5 (natch)

I'm currently using the "Processing" box one because I'm just a tech nerd.  Anyways, give it a shot.  It's free and really spices up your device in a simple, painfree way.  Of course, we recommend doing a backup JIK and note that this will consume some memory, so Mogul and Sprint Treo Pro users take heed. 

Take a peek after the jump to see more of the UI and cursor choices!

[Download here!]

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5 years ago

Firefox Mobile may get auto-login feature

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The feature list for the Firefox mobile browser is steadily growing. In addition to the (soon-to-be) standard Firefox 3.5 engine, we're also expecting to see:

  • Weave: The all-remembering password/bookmark/tab/add-on/everything sync feature.
  • Geolocation: Your browser can tell where you are.
  • Gesture browsing: Possibly. We've seen a cool demonstration.

And now, we see a prototype that could bring automatic Web site logins to the mobile and desktop browsers via Weave sync. It'll handle OpenID, as well as normal username/password logins.

Of course, all of this is still in the early stages, and work on the Firefox mobile browser continues. Check out the demo video of the auto log-in.

Mozilla Labs blog via Lifehacker

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5 years ago

Deal Alert: Sprint Touch Pro for $99 (after MIR)

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Holding out for a Sprint Touch Pro but just can't afford the new-customer price of $299? Well, Amazon is running one heck of a fire-sale as you can now pick one up for the quite low price of  $99! Of course, that is after a $100 mail-in-rebate. But still  ... with a point-of-purchase sale of $199, it is still lower than Sprint direct.

That's a heck of a deal if we say so ourselves.

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5 years ago

Official Facebook application released

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We've been playing with a couple of early versions of the new Facebook application for Windows Mobile, and now the official release has arrived.

Here's what you'll get:

  • The only Facebook app available that uploads video straight from your phone.
  • You can get status updates, respond to friend requests and photo tags, create wall posts, send messages, update your profile pic – the usual stuff.
  • The app also integrates with Windows Live, allowing you to share photos, updates, etc. with that service.
  • The app also will also be available on Windows Mobile 6.5 "later this year." (Sorry, no dates leaked.)

You can download it directly here, or find out more at WindowsMobile.com/facebook. Windows Mobile 6 or 6.1 only, folks.

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5 years ago

Acer Windows Mobile phones delayed (Update: or not)

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Acer has apparently run into to problems with U.S. network operators and will delay the launch of the Windows Mobile phones announced earlier this year. The Tempo Series was originally projected to land in the U.S. by the end of 2009. While Acer wouldn't offer a target date, the best they would offer is that the phones would be available for U.S. release some time in 2010.

The bad news is we'll have to wait a little while longer to see the likes of the F1, x960, and F900. The good news is that the delay may have the new phones come off the assembly line already loaded with Windows Mobile 6.5, avoiding the need to worry about upgrading.

Via Phonescoop

Update: Acer let us know that there's still a shot at an Acer smartphone launch in the US during Q4 of 2009. 

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5 years ago

MDA Compact V (aka Diamond 2) announced for UK

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The HTC Touch Diamond 2 continues its march around the globe, this time getting announced by T-Mobile UK. [via Mobile Tech Addicts]

The phone will be known as the MDA Compact V, following that naming convention. You can tell by the picture at right that the shell is a little custom compared to the unlocked version that we're used to seeing, but that's par for the course. We've known shells to vary slightly among U.S. carriers as well.

Something we're definitely not used to in the U.S. is seeing the new hotness from HTC available free on contract, but that's exactly what T-Mo's doing here. The MDA Compact V will be available starting May 21 for free with a plan that costs at least £50 a month.

Full presser after the break, for those of you into that sort of thing.

Update: Eagle-eyed reader Jim (Hi, Jim!), ya know, actually read through the entire press release and saw that T-Mo mentions an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5 in September. As we've still heard nothing official from Microsoft, simply take that for what it is ...

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