If you have an HTC TyTN II or an AT&T Tilt and want to use it on T-Mobile you can. With the AT&T Tilt, you must first SIM-unlock the device; details can be found here. The people over at XDA-Developers have a cab file to install on your device to load the myFaves application. There is also a long registry edit that is posted here that must be performed to get the application fully functional.
To edit the registry, you can use a program called Resco File Explorer or a freeware like Total Commander. A full review of Resco Explorer can be found here.
In part 3 of my video review of the Verizon’s SMT5800 Windows Mobile 6 Standard smart phone, I take a look at applications.
The SMT5800 comes with a basic bundle of software include:Office applications compatible with Office 2007 (you can edit but you can’t create). Pocket IE. Windows Media Player which supports the AAC format (non protected iTunes tracks). PIM applications Pocket Outlook, Calendar, Tasks and Voice Notes. HTC Camera application and Picture/video viewer.
Verizon Wireless Sync application for [...]
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I think it may have been the Moto RAZR that was the first mobile phone that earned the title of “sexy” by some. Today, in the Windows Mobile world, we have a handful of current and upcoming devices that just may qualify as being sexy. Yeah, I’m surprised too. Of those listed in the poll, which do you find the most sexy?
the::unwired recently reported that the iPaq 600 series is not coming to the USA due to quality issues. The article states that HP may be canceling its relationship with manufacturer Inventec because of delays in releasing the Windows Mobile Professional smartphone and due to quality issues after testing.
However, despite the phone not being released in the US, it seems that there will be a European release. Could this even be possible if the phone suffers from quality issues that prevent a US release? There have been other speculations as to why the phone isn’t being [...]
If you liked the i-mate Ultimate 9502 due to its Sidekick-esque styling, then you might enjoy the new ultra-mobile PC from Kaon Media. According to MobilitySite, the XP-running UMPC features an 800 X 480 LCD screen and full QWERTY keyboard. The screen size is about four inches.
According to AVING USA, the device features a Widget interface along with text-to-speech.
This might be a Korean-only release, but I definitely like the form. Throw in 3G and it might make a compelling UMPC.
In a world of Windows Mobile applications that constantly try to pack more and more functionality into broad spectrum cure-alls for the bits Microsoft overlooked, there are some software houses that still take the approach of keeping it simple and doing it well. Sprite Mobile is one such company who develop applications that try to fill the gaps. I recently reviewed their Backup application which added the facility to create a complete image of your WM device, enabling you to restore to previous [...]
According to WM Experts, there is a new application called LEDAlerts that allows the BlackJack II to change the color of its LED based on the event or alert notification. The BlackJack II has up to seven different colors for various alerts. The application also allows the user to manage simultaneous alerts at the same time.
Details and the download could be found here. The application costs about $15 with a seven day free trial.
See also: BlackJack II review BlackJack II / Motorola Q9 Global Showdown
If you want a perfectly-fitting, high quality leather case for your device, you don’t have to spend $60+ on a case from Vaja. Fortte offers some excellent leather case choices for a multitude of devices at great prices.
From Fortte on their new case for the Motorola Q9h:
Fortte is leaping into a new year with our latest releases. Take a look at our Q9h Series. These cases are made as always with the finest leather by skillful artisans. This case meets all of your needs by being functional as well as fashionable. Embossing is available as well as the option to [...]
If you want more advanced features out of Office Mobile, you may want to give the beta of SoftMaker Office 2008 a try. According to the::unwired, the new version features a word processing application, a spreadsheet application, and new is a presentation application that enables you to view, create, and edit directly on your mobile device.
SoftMaker is one of the best Office Mobile alternatives available, allowing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations to retain native formatting.
The beta could be downloaded here.
For all the virus nay-sayers, there is a new virus for Windows Mobile found and is documented by MacAfee. The virus is called InfoJack.
The virus was discovered in China according to WM Experts. The virus makes your device accepts unsigned application and installs a hidden program that sends your PIM information back to a server. Moreover, the malware is installed on a storage card that will spread to other devices when installed.
The virus is released through a site that distributed a game package that included Google Maps Mobile. Since then, the Chinese website has [...]
I’m a long-time user of desktop software, such as VNC or Remote Desktop, for remotely controlling another PC. When I first learned of SOTI’s Pocket Controller Pro software, I wondered why I might want to control my Windows Mobile phone from my desktop computer. It’s either connected by a USB cable or a Bluetooth connection, so the phone isn’t [...]
Here’s my video walk-through of an early Opera Mobile v9.5 Beta. There are some significant design flaws with this program, most notably the removal of the Windows Mobile bottom bar with softkey menus. This makes it impossible to use the browser with the highly efficient keyboard shortcuts found in the rest of Windows Mobile. Instead you have a series of “mystery meat” icons that require a stylus to actuate (and documentation to understand). So if you’re used to navigating your device with just the keyboard, Opera will likely prove frustrating to [...]
In Part 2 of our video review, I go through the first half of the 24 built in applications in the device. In the end, some of these apps are fairly simple and standard so I focused on covering the most important ones in the videos.
As for my impressions, I must say I enjoy the fact that E-TEN focuses on giving you many options to make the best out of your device and was also kind enough to allow you to get rid of what you don’t like. Applications like the Namecard Manager, Speed Dial and Spb Mobile Shell are very welcomed additions to the package. Just remember to [...]
According to mobileburn, General Mobile will be releasing the dual-SIM DSTW1 Windows Mobile Professional phone soon, which will support a quad-band GSM/EDGE radio on the first SIM and a tri-band GSM/EDGE radio on the second SIM.
Dual-SIM phones are popular for travelers because it eliminates the hassle of swapping between two different SIMs in one phone or carrying two different phones, especially if you travel a lot between two countries. For instance, an American business traveler can have an AT&T SIM for the States and a Vodafone SIM for use when in Europe. Having a [...]
msmobiles recently posted a video demo of Opera Mobile 9.5 and it looks great. The panning and scrolling looks smooth and the rendering seems fast. Opera Mobile 9.5 will also feature a password manager so you don’t have to re-input your password every time. It also supports Flash.
I recently found a leaked copy of a pre-9.5 release of Opera Mobile and it was a joy to use. At least on the pre-9.5 release of Opera, the pages load in full-screen mode and you can double tap to zoom in; whereas on Netfront 3.5, it seems that the pages load in the zoomed in position and you must [...]
the::unwired recently featured an application called Google2Go! which is not made by Google, but offers access to Google services including mail, image search, maps, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Picasa, Google News, Google Notes, Local Search and Google Reader through a bottom carousel interface.
The application provides similar functionality to the Windows Mobile-native Yahoo! Go application that gives access to Yahoo! services. The difference here is that the application isn’t released by Google. Moreover, the carousel on the bottom features icons not native to the [...]
When you buy a laptop today, it’s likely to come with Bluetooth. But if you’ve got an older model or just want to add Bluetooth to your desktop, usually it requires that you buy a 3" long dongle that connects to a vacant USB port. Well, with the miniaturization of just about everything, we now have Bluetooth dongles that portrude just 1/4" from the USB socket. The latest from Brando allows you to add Bluetooth to your laptop or desktop in a very inconspicuous way. Read on to learn more [...]
Into Mobile recently reported on Samsung’s updated Croix user interface dubbed TouchWiz. The new interface features customizable Gadgets on the home screen, akin to Windows Vista Sidebar. Users can add and remove different Gadgets as well as position the different Gadgets to their liking on the phone.
This seems to be cool. As an Apple Mac user, I’ve always loved Apple’s “Widgets” and their “Dashboard” application. I’d love dedicated Widgets or Gadgets on Windows Mobile that I can call up weather, a few stock quotes, and maybe some [...]
Getting things done quickly (like making a call, replying to an SMS, or launching an application) is very important to me, and I need to be able to do everything with one hand. That’s why I favor Windows Mobile Standard over Professional. Certainly there are pros and cons to both versions of the OS.
I’ve put together a list of five tricks that I use to help be most productive when using my Smartphone. All of these tricks are built into Windows Mobile, so it won’t require any extra software.
Read on for the list…
With Bluetooth dominating the short range networking standard, Australian researchers have developed a competitor named GiFi, which promises to deliver 5 Gbps of data per second, compared to 480 Mbps that Bluetooth 3.0 will theoretically deliver once released.
GiFi will be entering a crowded market with many devices already standardizing on Bluetooth and the new USB Wireless protocols. However, according to The Boy Genius Report, GiFi will use the 60 MHz frequency spectrum, an often open band, and will require little physical room for installation into devices. The chip will [...]
The Samsung ACE didn’t look good in the photo renditions, but Engadget Mobile got some hands-on time with the unit and it actually looks better in person. The unit is a direct competitor to the GSM BlackJack II on AT&T.
The ACE features an EVDO modem for fast data downloads on Sprint’s CDMA networks. It also has a SIM card for global roaming for the enterprise travelers.
The original photos that were circulated around prior to launch featured a device with a large bezel around the screen. The Engadget Mobile hands-on photos seem to show a more [...]
If you’re like me and like to keep current with the world of business by reading the Wall Street Journal, then you’ll be happy to know that WSJ has created a Windows Mobile application (for both Standard and Professional editions) that will let you read most of the Journal for free.
I’ve been using it for about a week now, and although it’s not easy reading a full article on a small screen, it’s been great for times when I’m without a computer or newspaper and I want to catch up on the news. The amount of content pushed to the application on [...]
This is something that Microsoft should have done for WIndows Mobile as it is something simple, but quite useful. I know there are third party applications that provide similar functionality inside the desktop operating system, but Microsoft could have leveraged Windows Mobile better. According to the::unwired, Nokia has released a Vista Sidebar Gadget called Nokia Text Messenger that will grab text messages from a paired Nokia phone. In addition, users can also send messages from the desktop if the phone is paired.
The application could be downloaded here.