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MasterSoft's Brain School

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WMExperts on the iPhone 3G

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Rant on, brother: Why WM still rules mobile podcasts

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Pantech Duo 2 at the FCC; AT&T is next

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5 years ago

Verizon Announces Samsung Omnia

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Verizon Announces Samsung Omnia

The Omnia's announced, everybody, at long last. It'll be online tomorrow and in business channels around the same time, in physical stores on December 8th. Counting legacy devices, the Omnia is the 7th phone currently available on Verizon's network. That's nothing to sneeze at. Neither are the Omnia specs, which match what have been rumored:

  • 240x400 screen
  • Windows Mobile 6.1
  • 5mp Camera
  • 624 MHz Processor
  • 128 RAM (sigh), but 8gb onboard storage
  • TouchWIZ interface
  • Opera 9.5 Browser
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, EVDO
  • GPS
  • DIVX support

Samsung's sticking with the optical mouse and the lack of a 3.5mm headset jack. What they're not sticking is 'it-to-you' with the price, which is a reasonable (for these features and specs) $249 after rebates.

Check the press release if you're into that kind of thing, otherwise the Giz has some first impressions. [via Engadget]

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A Microsoft Phone?

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RealVGA: Do You Use It? Want To?

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Motorola Atilla sighted?

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Windows Live Settles on “Kumo” Rebranding?

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We'd heard back in August that “Windows Live” would be getting a rebrand. We've suggested many-a-time here that “Live” is confusing between search, desktop products, mobile products, cloud services, consumer services, Office, and more. Yes, all those things need to be tied together, but there's striations between the products where Live does and doesn't apply, to the point where “Live” is to “defining term” what “Clippy” is to “Help tool.” Which is to say -- not a bad way to brand stuff on paper, but in practice hopelessly annoying.

We're about to plunge into yet another tearful tirade about how Microsoft's cloud services are actually really awesome, better than MobileMe and BlackBerry Internet Service even, but nobody knows about it because they have to hunt down Windows Live for Windows Mobile, Live Search for Windows Mobile, Live Mesh for Windows Mobile, and then patch them all together. We're about to do that, but it looks like Microsoft may have settled on one of the names conjectured in that August post: Kumo, which can mean either “cloud” or “spider” in Japanese depending on which Kanji characters you use. Seems like the perfect term to apply to a set of cloud services with a side of search.

LiveSide reports that Microsoft took control of Kumo.com. TechCrunch believes that Kumo will apply to search and Live will be cloud services and social networking. CNet joins both in emphasizing that no decision appears to be fully set in stone yet.

Us, we're going to go stare in a mirror and repeat “Live Services” three times and see what comes out.

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Review: Wisbar Advance 3

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Review: Sprite Backup 6.5

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WMExperts Holiday Buyer's Guide

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5 years ago

Touch Pro Finally Lands at Verizon

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Touch Pro Finally Lands at Verizon

Steven emailed us this morning:

It's HERE, it's HERE, it's HERE!!

Indeed it is, sir, the Verizon Touch Pro is live at Verizon's site for $420 with a 2 year contract and a $70 mail-in rebate, bringing the final price down to $350. We're still baffled (and we mean baffled) as to why it's different from the Sprint, Alltel, Bell, and Telus version of the Touch Pro, but who are we to argue against any device that offers:

  • EVDO Rev A
  • 640x480 Touchscreen
  • 1340mAh battery
  • TouchFlo 3D
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • 3.2 mp Camera
  • 512mb / 128 RAM

...Ok, we're going to hedge on that last bit, doesn't seem like quite enough for a TouchFlo 3D device. Then again, maybe that's why Verizon doesn't show it in their marketing image, above, eh?

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Treo Pro Case Round up. Part Three: Skins and Pouches

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Verzion Omnia: In stores Dec. 8 for $249.99

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