HTC has released another update as of today for their popular Touch Diamond model.
Improved Functions and Fixes
1. When you launch the Camera while the system is working on other programs, the preview screen may become black. 2. When playing a video, sometimes a portion of the video will be cut off a little bit. 3. Fixes Audio playback problem with the speaker. Specific issues: sometimes the music will turn off and on after 10 minutes, or there is a buzzing sound or no sound at all. 4. Fixes the problem of not being able to receive MMS when in standby mode. 5. When [...]
Talk about confusing origins, but the Nokia N80 tablet, which typically runs the S60 Symbian platform, is now dual-booting Windows CE and Android courtesy of VMware technology. Windows CE is the base behind Windows Mobile. The VMware solution allows for virtualization, meaning you can have both operating systems running at the same time.
Unfortunately, the YouTube video posted over at Engadget Mobile is no longer available, but the possibilities for this is exciting if you prefer one operating system for your personal life, but are strapped to another one for work. The software, [...]
We’ve seen the videos of Touch Pro2 and it’s speakerphone on face down. XDA Developers bring similar functionality to the Touch Diamond, Touch Pro or Touch HD.
You’ll need Gyrator up and running to configure it as follows: – tap on the soft key that says “Menu” and select Events – a new window will pop up. Tap & Hold on the topmost item in the list, a menu will pop up – select “Add Event”. A new entry -labled “New Rule”- will appear at the top of the list. – tap & Hold on the item labled [...]
Here we have an image from CNET Asia (via wmpoweruser) comparing the size of the old Touch Diamond (or, current generation) with the upcoming Touch Diamond2. One of the biggest draws of the Diamond is its petite size. If you’ve never held a Diamond, trust us by saying that it’s quite small in the hand, and very thin too.
Does the Diamond2 keep with the slim and sleek form factor of the Diamond? Though the new model is thicker by 2mm, it still remains quite small. It’s taller to accommodate the larger screen (3.2″ versus 2.8″), but not too tall [...]
The UnwiredView.com has an impressive video of imate’s infomercial-style demonstration of the rugged 810F Windows Phone. The phone continues to function despite being submerged in water, coffee, orange juice, ketchup and salt. Dropping it on the floor and stepping on it doesn’t phase it either. As a bonus, you’ll also see a nice security feature in the phone as well as the ridiculously small Centurion qwerty Windows Phone that imate is also developing. Unfortunately there is still no word on release dates or price tags for these devices yet.
So the special handset that you’re supposed to plug into the Warrior to get a Windows Mobile netbook and use as a trackpad is called the Legionnaire. The device is attractive, and looks like the non-smartphone LG Dare on Verizon Wireless.
According to WMPowerUser, the device clocks in at 800 MHz for processing prowess. It also includes HSPA, a WVGA display, GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi for an asking price of $500.
So the complete package (Legionnaire and Warrior) to get a netbook is $700. i-mate is hoping that you’d plug Legionnaire into the Warrior and use the [...]
i-mate is proposing yet another Windows Mobile netbook concept, coming out with a smartphone and netbook design that is reminiscent of Palm’s unreleased and squashed Foleo concept and the Celio REDFLY keyboard and display extender for your Windows Mobile device.
i-mate’s proposed concept is basically a shell that will house a larger display and keyboard for your smartphone, with your phone powering this “laptop-like” shell. The device has the code name of Warrior according to Pocket-Lint. Basically, the shell will use your smartphone for power–both [...]
Microsoft Recite (previously mentioned by Adam in mid February) is a new free application for any Windows Mobile device that lets you archive voice notes, then search through them with voice. Why is this good? Well, voice notes are more natural than text notes, but one big problem with them is that if you want to find one among a see of a dozen, you really have no way to pinpoint the exact note you’re looking for without listening to each one.
Recite intelligently searches for voice notes based on sound. So, if you recorded something like “Jack’s [...]
By default, Outlook Mobile will synchronize three days worth of email. You actually have the option to see much more. I like to have about a week’s worth of email stored in my Inbox.
To change this for Exchange, go to Start>Programs>ActiveSync. Then, go Menu>Options. Select Email and hit Settings. The top field lets you specify how far to go back. This works in all versions of Windows Mobile.
For IMAP or POP accounts, open the messaging app, go Menu>Tools> Options. Then tap the name of the account you want to change. After that, tap “Send/Receive [...]
Unfortunately, the globe-trotting successor to the Motorola Q, which we had reviewed, will still be sporting Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard. Especially now that we have gotten a glimpse of 6.5, this is kind of devastating as the phone looks good. The new Napoleon should conquer the world, at least using Verizon Wireless’ network, with GSM roaming for overseas coverage and CDMA/EVDO for State-side support.
The device has appeared some time ago, and disappeared without a release. Now, it’s popping its head up again, and the thing comes with a biometric fingerprint [...]
You can check out some of the browsers available to Windows Mobile in our write up a few days ago, but this time around Opera Mini is getting the spotlight over at ZDNet for serving 20 million unique visitors and dishing out over a petabyte of data–that’s 122 million MB of data–in January.
Opera is a great browser that runs on a Java emulator, or Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Most modern Windows Mobile devices ship with a built-in JVM. The browser also performs server-side compression to load pages quicker.
To download Opera Mini, you can visit the Opera [...]
United States owners and perspective buyers of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1a all know of the video recording limitations. Broadcom, the creator of many mobile patents in the US, have forced Qualcomm (HTC’s main processor supplier) to set the X1a’s video capacities to 24fps for QVGA and 10fps for VGA resolutions. This has made it a debate as to whether one should have US 3G speeds (850 MHz, 1900 MHz) or 30fps VGA video recording. Without surprise many people opted for the 3G speeds over the video capabilities, but not anymore.
With a simple ROM update anyone with a [...]
Android’s not the only platform that’s being ported to netbook. Qualcomm unveiled a concept design for a Windows Mobile netbook at Mobile World Congress using its latest chipset, the Snapdragon chip, which is a high end mobile processor also used in the Toshiba TG01 smartphone.
For those who like the Handheld PC (HPC) design of yesteryear and are thrown off by the barely under $1,000 price tag of the Sony Vaio P, a Windows Mobile netbook may be the ticket.
The device that Crave examined seems to be up to par, although opening a ton of applications really put [...]
Steve Ballmer has confirmed that Windows Mobile 7 will be coming next year, according to the latest from WMPowerUser. Microsoft has been increasing its efforts in the Windows Mobile division, with expenditures amounting to $900 million per year, or 4% of the total expenses in Redmond. The firm also employs approximately 2,000 employees, shy of 2,900 by RIM.
It looks like Microsoft is building greater momentum for its smartphone division. Ballmer’s vision going forward is more unity between Windows and Windows Mobile, leading to an even more powerful platform that will, [...]
Have you ever wanted to control your computer wirelessly but found the large keyboard and mouse impractical, especially for Media Centers connected to your TV or projector?
If you answered yes then MobileSRC, the creators of GScroll and GProfile, has a program for you. The program is called Mobile Remote and it will allow you to control your computer through a Bluetooth connection. The program features an onscreen keyboard, a mouse that can be controlled with your directional pad, a touch screen mouse that works similar to the pressure pad on a laptop, and a multimedia [...]
A new version of the popular S2U2 (Slide to Unlock) application was released over at XDA Developers.
Current version reached 1.50d, and while 1.50 brought animated transitions and Password lock (between other features), current version (still 1.50 shown in the program though) is a bugfix release, fixing the bugs related to screen freeze, shifted clock and keys not locked). For a list of full features added, check the release notes.
It still runs on WM5 Phone or WM6/6.1 Professional devices, only that it’s a bit more memory hungry, needing at least 1M for QVGA and [...]
Pocketables.net has been doing some coverage on the new Sony Vaio P Ultramobile PC AKA Netbook AKA Subnotebook AKA Ultraportable laptop lately. There’s an unboxing, a set up, size comparison, 3G SIM slot, and some performance measurements.
This device reminds me of the old Windows CE Handheld PC devices some of us used to carry around almost 10 years ago, except it looks a lot better and it runs full Windows Vista. Of course, when Windows 7 comes out, devices like these will become much more attractive I’m sure.
For more on the Sony Vaio P, check out the Sony [...]
Windows Mobile is getting a bit of style power from Samsung and Giorgio Armani, with the former committed to bringing its Armani series phone with the power of Windows Mobile to consumers. According to Unwired View, the new device will be launching with Windows Mobile 6.5, making the Franken-creation a Windows Armani Phone. Perhaps this is just a slimmer Omnia with nicer specs?
Remember Fennec? It’s Firefox mobile from Mozilla that will give mobile devices a new browser choice (though Windows Mobile will still have the most amount of choices). We did a tour of Fennec Alpha a few weeks ago, and found it to be promising (albeit very unstable in its early release form).
The promise of Fennec is that it will bring the Firefox experience to mobile devices – great tab management, the ability to use add-ons to customize your browsing experience, and so on.
We have another reason to be excited for Fennec: WMExperts is reporting that it [...]
A new version of the popular all in one comercial software suite, SKTools, is available as of today, already reaching version 4.4.7.
Features available in the new version: – Network Tools option added. With Ping, Trace Route, Port Scanner, Lookup, Whois (smart), HTTP GET, Network information tools. – “Installed programs”: Find all applications – optional feature which shows executable files not registered in system as “installed”. Only for WM5/WM6 devices. – Extended screenshot function: now possible to save image in PNG format [...]
The Explorer we’re talking about comes from XDA Developers and seems it resembles very much with Total Commander (even the file name is cecmd.exe).
Anyways, it offers many features over the stock File Explorer of Windows Mobile, such as multiple view styles, drag and drop, network and infrared. It can be customized to your liking, starting from the displayed font till the icons of the files.
Explorer features a bottom bar with Total Commander-like buttons for easy access to commom functions, such as back, forward, cut, copy, paste, views and go to. It’s [...]
In this video, Jon Rettinger (who reviewed the BlackBerry Storm for pocketnow.com), does a task-by-task comparison of Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard (using a Pantech Matrix PRO) with the iPhone. He walks through several items, such as adding a new contact, adding a new calendar appointment, changing a ringtone, and others.
On the Matrix PRO, the sliding panel interface helped a lot to let Jon access certain functions that would normally be buried within the Start or Settings menu. Overall, the iPhone requires fewer button/screen presses to do the prescribed tasks, but of [...]
The mobile application seems to be a beefed up, release version of the Yahoo! Go version that was previously released, combining various elements of news, weather, sports, stocks, email, and Flickr photo browsing. You can learn more and get notified of when the Windows Mobile version is released via Yahoo!
The application, and the video from PhoneScoop, which was re-posted by MobileTopSoft, looks promising and combines various elements of Yahoo! services if that’s what gets you going. There is an RSS feed, editorial headlines, and other Yahoo! content readily [...]