It’s been a long ride on EDGE data networks for T-Mobile USA customers. However, the fourth largest US carrier will be rolling out its high speed network for wireless data access on May 1st to the residents of New York City according to reports obtained from Engadget Mobile.
T-Mobile will continue to work on its 3G wireless deployment to over twenty metropolitan areas in 2008. Included areas include Miami, Los Angeles, Detroit, Austin, San Diego, Minneapolis, and several others.
If you’re in the US and love the GSM network where you can swap your SIM cards, [...]
According to WMExperts, the promised updates to enhance smoother graphics operations on recent generation HTC devices will still be coming. One popular HTC device that was effected is the TyTN II/Tilt. A lot of users were upset in a previous post at Pocketnow.com when they found out that HTC devices were slow because the company didn’t license the proper drivers from Qualcomm.
The fix will not arrive as a video driver as HTC will still not be licensing those from Qualcomm, the maker of the chipset that would enable higher performance graphics and video. Rather, HTC will [...]
We used to have a theme section of pocketnow.com that let you get access to about 950 themes for Pocket PC. When we redesigned the site about a year ago, we updated that section of our site, but at the last minute, decided to not maintain it because it was for Pocket PC only, and for versions of Windows Mobile before 5.0.
It turns out that these skins can still be used on Windows Mobile 5.0 and 6 devices with touchscreens. That said, here…. go download some themes.
And hey –this article is a work in progress
, so if you can think of an article or review that should be added to this list because you especially liked it, reply in the discussion, and we’ll add it!
WebArchive.org lets us see the changing face of pocketnow.com over the years. Click the image for a higher resolution.
The philosophy behind our reviews is simple: thorough and hard-hitting. No piece of hardware or software is perfect, [...]
Chuong just posted about a new version of SlingPlayer. Stephen Skarlatos has been working on a video to showcase the new version, and we present it to you here.
In the short video, Stephen shows us a comparison of version 1.1 and 1.6, citing fixes to screen rotation issues and other issues that affect video performance.
SlingPlayer Mobile just received an update. Windows Mobile Standard and Professional can download version 1.6 now from the Sling webpage. The new player offers an updated user interface for ease of use and better controls.
The version for the S60 platform is also updated for Nokia N95 owners.
Engadget Mobile is reporting that The Boy Genius Report has obtained documentation of the next generation of BlackBerry from Research in Motion. According to the reports, the BlackBerry 9000 series will receive a full web browsing experience, WiFi, and streaming video.
Oh HTC – what will you have for us on May 6? Will it be a new line of new Windows Mobile phones? The current line is sure due for a refresh. We’ll be quite happy with the HTC Raphael and Diamond, devices that are rumored to sport 528MHz processors, VGA touchscreens, and every connectivity option you could ever want (3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS). Applause would follow, and so would a standing ovation.
Will said drool-inducing specifications come at the expense of bulkiness? Doesn’t look that way, fortunately. sizeasy helps us get an idea of size for these [...]
Palm is now launching its Windows Mobile Standard Treo 500 smartphone on O2 UK. If you live in the UK, the Treo 500 can now be purchased from the O2 UK Store. Depending on your rate plan, there will be various subsidies offered.
According to Tim Weston, Head of Marketing for XDA & Data Devices, O2 UK: “We are delighted that O2 customers will now be able to benefit from everything the Treo 500 has to offer. The Palm Treo 500 smartphone broadens our offering to business customers looking for an intuitive, fully functional smartphone.”
The device will be [...]
There are now more details regarding the GSM/HSDPA version of the HTC Diamond that we posted earlier that was coming to Spint. New reports from The Boy Genius Reports indicate that the GSM variant of the HTC phone will feature 7.2 Mbps HSPA for high speed download and upload. Nestled with an increase in wireless data speed and a jump in processing speed to 528 MHz from 400 MHz on the TyTN II is also a decrease in battery life to 900 mAh. The TyTN II comes with a 1350 mAh battery and that barely lasts me through the day with moderate phone use and push email. Hopefully HTC has optimized [...]
Mark Morrow takes the Sony Experia X1 for a spin over on BengalBoy.com (Adult content warning).
Here’s a video of how the optical joystick works:
It does not look very user-friendly to me.
However, the device does certainly look quite stylish.
The lack of softkey hardware buttons and directional buttons on the keyboard seems to be a huge oversight. Without those buttons, you’ll have to take one hand off the keyboard and use your finger or a stylus to access the menus every time you want to interact with the device. [...]
The Palm Treo 500v is the entry level model from Palm that gives new visitors to the world of Windows Mobile the opportunity to live the all-round play and work experience without having to fork out on an expensive bells and whistles handset. The Palm website safely pegs this device as the Windows Mobile equivalent of the newly released Centro. It is aimed at grabbing a share of the demographic looking to move to away from simpler phones in favour of a more PDA / phone hybrid. So is the [...]
If you’re looking for an ultra-portable laptop that’s light and small, the recently released HP Mini-Note has been getting a lot of buzz as of recent. It’s pegged as a competitor to the diminutive Eee PC and offers Vista and Linux flavors.
Gizmodo recently did a comparison between the two contenders and found that the screen and build on the Mini-Note were great, as well as the capacious 100 GB storage space. It is priced higher than the Eee PC, but the keyboard was excellent. The only downside with a solid build is the weight and the unit was heavier than the [...]
WMExperts did a review on the rubberized Seidio form-fitting case for the Tilt that allows for the screen to slide and tilt while in use. The cutouts for the buttons and ports look nice.
The Seidio form-fitting rubberized case reminds me of the Vaja cases in that it is molded. The difference here is that since it is not made of leather, this case will probably be more rugged and take on more wear and tear, although not as elegant as the Vaja.
The folks at WMExperts seem to like the case and it does look nice.
If you are interested in the case, you can order one [...]
Amazon is selling all AT&T cell phones for $0.01 (or less) today if you sign up for a new two-year contract. Windows Mobile phones available include the following:Palm Treo 750 — -$0.01 (after $150 mail-in rebate) Pantech C810 Duo (silver or red) — $0.01 Samsung BlackJack II (black or red) — -$49.99 after $50 mail-in rebate
The Tilt seems to be out of stock, though, and the Motorola Q9 Global seems to cost $74.99 (after a $25 mail-in rebate), so their definition of “all” seems a bit off.
There are also various BlackBerry, [...]
Something that bugs me is that there is only a limited number of system color choices (that is, the color of the top and bottom bars) on most Windows Mobile phones. Why have more colors? Well, perhaps you want to match the color of your phone’s interface with that of your car, or the wallpaper of your bedroom. Who knows. This tutorial will show you how.
Read on for more.
Paul over at MoDaCo has created a simple program to remove your duplicate contacts. The program called DupeDeDupe is free and can be downloaded from MoDaCo.
This is a very very very simple application for WM5+ PPC / SP (CF2.0) I rustled up in response to a need to remove duplicate contacts on a device.
It is an EXE only (copy to your device and run), which has a basic GUI which allows you to scan for duplicates, and then choose (after being told your duplicate count) whether to remove them. Contacts are compared based on ‘File As’, field, [...]
iPAQ 900, Samsung i780/788, or Palm Treo 800w? ( surveys)
What’s your pick in terms of candybar devices with forward facing keyboards? Each device has its pros and cons. The Samsung i780/i788 has an innovative trackpad instead of a directional pad that some may not like, the iPAQ 900 series may not even come to the US considering the fate of the 600 series due to rumored quality issues; and the Treo 800w has a lot to offer but depending on the date of release may not be as competitive as other devices depending if GPS will be onboard.
Vote and tell us what you [...]
It’s been since October that we first heard tell of the high-end i-mate Ultimate 9502, and the naysayers among us could have sworn that, in typical i-mate fashion, it would become vaporware.
We’ll, be prepared to be surprised: it’s on sale. Or at least in Dubai. The Gear Diary is reporting that Kaz 911 just purchased one, and has posted several unboxing pictures of it.
His thoughts? While he likes the VGA screen, he thinks it to be a bit small (at 2.8″) for such a large device. He also mentions that the device “feels slow” and the [...]
If you haven’t check the amount of Temporary Files stored on your device from Pocket Internet Explorer, you should take a look to see how much you’ve racked up. As seen below, I had almost 15MB of Temporary Files (!), all of which were stored in main memory, not the storage card. There’s no option to have these files accrue on a storage card.
To clean the files on Smartphone/Standard: once in PIE, go to Menu, Tools, Options, Memory, then choose Clear. For Pocket PC/Professional: Menu, Tools, Memory tab, Delete Files.
Arne Hess over at the::unwired had some hands-on time with the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1. Over at the::unwired, Arne had posted a video of the device. If you are interested in the device, you may want to head on over there to see.
Arne notes that the device seems somewhat slow, but that was due to it being a prototype unit. Sony Ericsson also promised video drivers for hardware acceleration, a welcomed move.
Sprint’s about to get some love from HTC with two new devices that will presumably have TouchFLO on them as the screens appear to be flush from the grainy spy shots. The question here is if you’re a spy at HTC headquarters, wouldn’t you invest more money in some nice spy cameras instead of the cheap 0.3 MP webcams?
Aside from that, Engadget Mobile posted pictures of the Diamond, the successor to the Sprint Mogul by HTC. The device will feature CDMA technology, WiFi, and will have a 3 MP autofocus camera. Hopefully the camera will be better to the slow [...]
The Asus M930 sports a unique form factor with dual screens similar to the Nokia line of business communicators, including the new Nokia E90. The device runs on Windows Mobile Standard edition and has a standard front QVGA screen along with dial pad. When you open the clamshell up, a larger WQVGA screen and full QWERTY keyboard awaits.
Tracy and Matt’s Blog has received a unit with many screenshots and a video unboxing, which is shown above in this post.