Posts tagged with: Windows Mobile 6.5
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    You might remember the Toshiba TG-01 Windows Mobile-powered phone from two years ago which was also spotted running Windows Phone 7. With its 1GHz processor and 256MB of RAM it seems to cope well with Redmond's new mobile platform. It's really not known why some TG-01s were updated to Windows Phone -- some say people used them internally for testing purposes -- but if you would like to have one for your personal collection, there's one for sale. Follow the source link to place your offer but be cautious as always when purchasing online, especially if you're going to buy a legacy Windows ...

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    Unofficial word came late yesterday evening that Spotify would begin offering service to users in the United States as of today. Sure enough, the news has now gone official, with the company revealing details of its subscription plans. While you're still going to have to pay up in order to access Spotify from a smartphone, the good news is that subscribers in the US will have the chance to do so at the lowest rate yet. The premium subscription tier needed for mobile use will cost just over $10 in the US. We were expecting something more around the $15 mark, since users in Europe pay either ...

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    Earlier this month, Spotify confirmed that it would finally be bringing its popular music streaming service to users in the United States, so far disqualified due to the requisite licensing deals not yet being in place. It didn't give a date for when the service would be available at the time of the announcement, and we've still yet to see official word, but the company's chief content officer Ken Parks has revealed that Spotify in the US will be going live sometime tomorrow. Obviously, our chief concern is the Spotify experience on mobile devices, so we're anxious to find out all the ...

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    Last month, we learned that Spotify was very interested in launching its music service in the United States, a market it had yet to secure the licensing agreements to operate in. The company was supposedly well on its way to making that dream a reality, and was working out the final issues it would need to take care of before being able to start State-side service. Sure enough, Spotify has now made an official announcement that it will soon be coming to the US, along with its apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile. The streaming music service is a huge hit in Europe, where it's ...

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    With Windows Phone 7 firmly established as Microsoft's new smartphone platform, the days of legacy Windows Mobile 6.x devices have long been numbered. While models like HTC's HD2 continue to perform, developers are concentrating their efforts on apps for current platforms. We heard a few weeks ago that Microsoft might be planning to finally start wrapping up the Windows Mobile Marketplace, no longer accepting submissions of new apps after mid-July. Now the company has confirmed more details of its plan, including the dissolution of the Windows Mobile Marketplace web presence and shutting ...

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    Windows Mobile -- later renamed to Windows Phone as of version 6.5 -- was for a long time, since early versions to the latest, the preferred platform for smartphone enthusiasts even after Apple and Google entered the game with iOS and Android. With version 6.5 of Windows Mobile came the brand new Windows Mobile Marketplace which Microsoft seems to abandon or even shut down. According to an App Hub forum post by a developer called EdgeWay Software, also confirmed by Wieser Software Ltd, e-mails are hitting dev inboxes letting people know that the Marketplace is no longer accepting ...

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    Some really strange things going on in downtown Smallville! Last week we saw an HTC Hero Android smartphone running Windows Phone 7 and today we get a chance to look at another Frankenstein monster: LG Quantum running Windows Phone 6.5 The LG Quantum is also known as the LG Optimus 7Q and together with the LG Optimus 7 is an LG Windows Phone running Windows Phone 7. Episode 18 of Season 10 from Smallville shows the above marketing aberration -- or just another super-secret prototype like the one last week which we'll never see in stores. It's good to see a Windows Phone 6.5 taskbar after ...

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    It's been a while since the 2009 HTC Touch Pro2 slide-out Windows Mobile smartphone received an official update from the manufacturer but it looks like the Taiwanese smartphone maker just outed an official system stability refresh for the slide-out QWERTY classic. As we've got used to by now from HTC, there's no change-log to accompany the patch. The description is pretty basic: "This update enhances the system stability". Given the rather low weight of the file (159,744 bytes) we suspect it to be a minor patch but still recommended if you are running a stock ROM on your smartphone. As ...

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    The LG Fathom on Verizon is one of the few devices on the market right now with Windows Mobile 6.5.3. This upgraded version of the OS brings a higher level of finger-friendliness thanks to buttons that are placed on the bottom bar and not the top. The Fathom competes with the Touch Pro2, also on Verizon, since it sports a slide out keyboard and a high resolution resistive touchscreen. Read on for our full review of this Windows Phone! BOX CONTENTS Inside the box we find no accessories. Pre-installed is a SIM card, since the Fathom is a world-phone and can operate in countries where there ...

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    Lately we've been doing some comparisons between mobile apps of the same name and how they differ on a variety of different mobile platforms. You might expect applications of the same name to be pretty much the same on any platform, but frequently you'll see some surprising differences. This time we're going to take a look at Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger and how it works on Nokia's Symbian OS, Apple's iOS, Windows Mobile 6.5, Blackberry OS 6, Microsoft's Zune HD and Windows Phone 7. For a couple other comparisions, see Bing Mobile vs. Bing Mobile and OneNote Mobile vs. OneNote Mobile.

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    We knew that Opera was going to launch two new products at this year's CTIA -- namely Opera Mini for Android, BlackBerry, Symbian/Series 60 and J2ME phones plus Opera Mobile 11 adding MeeGo in addition to Android, Symbian and Windows 7 -- and they just did. In a recent post on the Opera Community forums, dagolav underlined that the new Opera Mobile 11 is and will not be available for Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.x platforms. The reasons are Microsoft who has "moved their efforts away from the Windows Mobile operating system", no more new devices being launched as well as market share ...

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    If you want your Facebook pictures to sync, don't turn on HTTPS! Facebook has a new security feature that lets you use secure HTTPS protocols when possible in order to help keep your private data private. However, if you turn this option on, some Facebook app connectivity may be broken. For example, on Windows Phone 7, if you turn on HTTPS you may notice that your friends' photos no longer update, you will no longer see any images in your "What's New" Feeds, and you won't see Facebook photo libraries update in the Pictures hub. The same is true with the older HTC Sense UI installations in ...

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    It's kind of surprising to see the HTC HD2 increasing in popularity according to Krusell's Top 10 selling phones for August 2010. The HD2 moved up to the number 3 spot, just above the Apple iPhone 4, and just behind the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S. It seems the Windows Mobile 6.5 HTC HD2 smartphone is still selling even though it's been around for so long. Although, the iPhone 3G is still in the top 5 smartphones despite being around for a long time as well. It's also interesting to note that the number 1 top seller in Krusell's list is the Nokia 3720 Classic; a dumb phone. Here's the new full ...

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    We have another App Store in the game but this time it comes from Opera and this time it's a multi-platform software market which supports Android, BlackBerry, Java, Palm, Symbian and Windows Mobile powered devices. Opera announced today -- through a strategic partnership with Appia, the leading provider of open application marketplace technology -- the opening of the Opera Mobile Store to be found at http://mobilestore.opera.com available in more than more than 200 countries. The content of the store is uniquely customized for the device used to access it so you will be presented with the ...

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    The HTC 7 Pro is the latest in keyboard sliders with tilting screens. The HTC TyTN II (Kaiser) was the first keyboard slider with a tilting screen. How do they compare? Check out the video below to find out. Obviously, the HTC 7 Pro is not remotely designed to work well with a landscape-style keyboard. Many parts of the Windows Phone 7 operating system don't even rotate to landscape mode. The old HTC TyTN II from 4 years ago running Windows Mobile 6.1 on the other hand works VERY well with a large horizontal slider keyboard. In fact, the old version of Windows Mobile had so many great ...

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