by Chuong Nguyen | March 16, 2010 4:39 AM
With Windows Phone 7 Series, Microsoft made quite a few sacrifices as far as "power" features of Windows Mobile as a tradeoff to creating what the company is framing as a powerful user experience for consumers. Gone are removable memory cards, skinning and UI overlays, multitasking, and different methods to install and load apps onto the device. New, and much welcomed, is a platform that breaks away from fragmentation and provides a very consumer-oriented experiencing. As a loyalist to the platform, and a power user, do you feel ignored by Microsoft as the company turns its focus to ...
by Chuong Nguyen | March 1, 2010 6:48 AM
Over the years, we've seen screen sizes trend from large--for its time--3.5-inch touchscreen display of the Blue Angel, one of the earlier widely popular smartphones from HTC, evolve to the popular 2.8-inch found on device's like the Touch Pro and then back to the larger screen size on the Touch Pro2 and the HTC HD2. On other device's, we've seen small square screens on the Palm Treos to 3.7-inch Droid displays that's slim and narrow to a possible 5-inch display that straddles the category of large phone to mini tablet on the Dell Mini 5 prototypes. The question then becomes what screen ...
by Brandon Miniman | February 28, 2010 3:44 PM
We're curious - what phone operating system are you currently running? Let us know in the poll below. Are you kicking it with Windows Phone/Windows Mobile, keeping it app-icilious with iPhone, emailing like a pro with BlackBerry, multitasking elegantly with WebOS, or customizing widgets with Android? If you're using Symbian or something else, just select "other." Thanks in advance for your answers! What Mobile Phone OS are You Running?online surveys
by Brandon Miniman | January 15, 2010 1:27 AM
Most touchscreen devices that have no physical keyboard have capable onscreen keyboards that can either be oriented in portrait or landscape, aumatotically adjusting by how you're holding the device. That begs the question: which do you prefer? Do you enjoy have the largest keyboard possible in landscape, or do you like something more compact (thus allowing for less finger travel) in portrait? Vote and let us know! On screen keyboard: portrait or landscape?(opinion)
by Chuong Nguyen | January 6, 2010 6:59 AM
The ability to hard reset a phone may not seem all too important, but it is something that could be appreciated if you either switch and sell devices, give your devices away, or modify your phone's software and registry and need to get back to the factory default. A lot of smartphones--if not all--these days offer the ability to hard reset (also known as formatting, restoring to factory defaults, and wiping) the device should something go wrong, which is why I was a bit surprised in my time with the Nokia N900 as the device doesn't offer a way for users to restore the device to factory ...
by Chuong Nguyen | November 18, 2009 4:55 PM
Should HTC Dump Windows Mobile in Favor of Android?(trends) The talk over at MobileTechWorld surrounds the debate over whether HTC should abandon its Windows Mobile roots and go with the Android operating system. Whiloe at first glance, it may make sense for HTC to jump ship--its HTC HD2 hardware is receiving praises but getting knocked at CNET and Gizmodo because it runs the Windows Mobile OS that many are critical of, the firm may cut licensing costs as Android is open source, and Android is getting hot with Google services like Google Maps for Navigation, flagship devices like the ...
by Chuong Nguyen | November 13, 2009 5:13 PM
Is there over-reaction to the easily cracked Microsoft's DRM implementation in Marketplace(poll) A recent report on WMPowerUser notes that the new DRM and anti-piracy measures recently implemented by Microsoft for Marketplace applications alongside the launch of Marketplace for Mobile on the PC has been cracked. The crack is simple and only involves bypassing some snippets of code, leaving some developers to be frustrated and angry over the lack of a more solid anti-piracy protection. Some developers even want to use their own methods. According to the report, a member from XDA-Developers ...
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