The super slim Snapdragon-based Toshiba TG01 was first announced back at Mobile World Congress 2009 in February. It got a tremendous amount of attention because it was the first phone to sport the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon platform. That, coupled with a razor-thin form factor and huge 4.1″ screen made the TG01 a true gem.
Half a year later, it launched on O2 in Germany, only to be taken off the shelves a few days after it was released because of reports of viruses found on some of the devices.
If you’ve been waiting for an unlocked version of the Windows Mobile [...]
After the huge success of Slide2Unlock, Slide2Play and Slide2View, here comes Slide2Shutdown from XDA Developers, following the same iPhone-ish principle taken over by others, where one has to slide a button over in order to register a command, for safety reasons. Must admit it’s cool too!
Slide2Shutdown comes in different flavors: first of all it comes in different screen resolution versions, so make sure you download the apropriate one for your resolution; second, there are two different cabs: one that contains only the application and one that registeres the power [...]
As Microsoft is finalizing details on the Zune HD and ironing out last minute details with content providers and developers for the company’s personal media player, a leaked brochure is showing a possibility of movie show purchases and rentals on the Zune HD Marketplace. The language of the brochure’s title seems kind of odd, stating “explore beyond music at Zune Marketplace.”
If in fact the leaked pamphlet is to be believed, then the Zune Marketplace may at long last support movies purchases and rentals, similar to Apple’s iTunes Store. Hopefully, [...]
If your device is a VGA device and it is running a ported version of TouchFLO 3D version 2.1, called Gen.Y from XDA Developers, then you have the chance to have panoramic backgrounds for your Manila, pretty much like SPB Mobile Shell version 3.
To recap: you need a VGA device running Gen.Y TouchFLO 3D version 2.1 port. If you have all that, go to XDA Developers and install the cab that suits you (several available, with or without hacks). There are also descriptions, troubleshooting and additional panoramic pictures. If you follow all steps correctly, the result should be [...]
If you’re lusting after the sleek Symbian S60 powered Sony Ericsson Satio, based on the Idou platform and also known as the Kokura for CDMA version, then you’d be happy to know that there is a Sunno knockoff called the S880. The hardware on the Sunno S880 looks a lot like the Sony Ericsson Satio, except the S880 will dual-boot either Windows Mobile or Google Android rather than the Symbian Foundation S60 OS.
The handset will sport a 3.6-inch WVGA display and will feature an 8-megapixel camera instead of the 12 megapixels on the Satio, though there’s no [...]
With traditional pico projectors requiring you to either port around a laptop or smartphone to do your Office Mobile PowerPoint presentation, the new Epoq pico projector takes a different approach. Rather than requiring a smartphone to support and power Office and media files, the Epoq Multimedia EPP-CEP1 pico projector has an embedded Windows CE operating system so you can load native Office and PDF files for viewing.
Windows CE is the core operating system that Windows Mobile is built on top of. Having Windows CE as the embedded OS on the Epoq Multimedia EPP-CEP1 means that [...]
From ageye, the makers of G-Alarm – comes a professional stopwatch application called G-Race which is advertised to be the most accurate stopwatch for the Windows Mobile Professional platform. Click on to read more about the software and its usage!
It can be used to time from one to more than 100 competitors at a time, for each of them having the possiblity of entering their names and save the list as a text file in order to load it at a later time.
To start timing, tap the green button on the middle of the screen; you can also start the timing separately by [...]
With homeland security being the mantra, more flexibility was granted to border agents, giving them the ability to search your laptop and examine the contents of your laptop, including its hard drive (or solid state SSD drives). However, a recent measure was passed by Obama that puts some restrictions on laptop searches, including three important provisions:
1. A supervisor must be present for a search of a laptop. 2. Information obtained from laptop drives (whether or not border agents are suspicious of you), must be deleted within seven days if there is no legal reason to [...]
Unlike HTC, which recently announced plans on building its own non-smartphone OS and phone, Samsung already has its own non-smartphone (also known as dumbphone or feature phone) operating system along with its own branded handsets running on Windows Mobile, Android, and Symbian S60. However, Samsung isn’t staying content. The latest rumors have it that the Korean manufacturer is readying its own smartphone operating system to compete against Microsoft, Google, Apple, Research in Motion, Palm, and the Symbian Foundation.
According to the company’s head of mobile [...]
TouchFLO 3D is pretty nice on the HTC Touch Pro 2, but it’s kind of boring in black. The T-Mobile version brings a slightly different shade of dark blue to its TouchFLO 3D design, which is still kind of boring and honestly clashes with the brown coloring of the body. If you’re looking for a little more excitement and personalization in your Touch Pro2, here are a couple cool themes and matching Wrapz skins.
The themes are included as CAB files which you must install onto the device. They’ll replace almost all of the graphics used in the Touch Pro2’s [...]
While browsing with Opera Mobile you often come to visit sites that contain one or more forms and unfortunately, when you zoom in to read, these forms are not resized or limited to the new screen width, so text you enter in the form may overlap your zoom, needing you to go further, out of the screen, so you can track it.
Tired of navigating through your Start Menu or UI to find a specific shortcut? ZLaunchy uses a different approach to search for and launch your favorite programs. The launcher uses a custom dialpad to search all program shortcuts in the Start Menu. It’s based on the same concept that’s used to search for contacts with your phone dialer; so not only will you find it familiar, but you’ll notice that it quickly delivers results.
To use, simply type in a series of digits and it will list any matching programs found in the Start Menu. Assigning ZLaunchy to a [...]
Going to the grocery store can be a rather mundane task especially with our already busy schedules. Trying to organize that grocery list has just become a little more easy and efficient. Thumb Shopper is a finger friendly list application that will help us organize our shopping habits as well as our lives.
Features include: – Tree-style lists primarily for shopping but can be used for any type of checklist. – Designed for thumb/finger use – the entire program is finger friendly and designed so you don’t need to get your stylus out. – [...]
GPS is great for finding your way outdoors, but what happens when you’re indoors trying to find your way through a huge building? As this video demonstrates, developers at Microsoft have come up with a prototype application called GoMap that will let you take a picture of a Tag located on a sign in a building. In some scenarios, the program will reference your calendar to determine which room you’re supposed to be in, and will carve out a path for you to take. If Microsoft Tag catches on, this could help people find their way in shopping malls, office buildings, and [...]
Has a friend ever pranked you by using their iPhone to spoof the Caller ID? It looks like you will have your shot at revenge soon enough. According to the creators of SpoofApp, a Windows Mobile variant of the popular app is coming soon. How soon? Well, they’ve recently mentioned it on their Twitter and Facebook: “Windows Mobile coming soon! Sooner than you may expect! Keep an eye out on our Twitter and Facebook this week for the latest.”
For those who don’t know, SpoofApp is a controversial app among iPhone, Android and Blackberry users that [...]
As Chuong posted earlier, Windows Mobile Build 6.5 23037 is out (thanks to a ROM at XDA), this time adding the ability to slide around icons on the Start menu. As some readers point out, this function was present back to build 23016 or so, but we actually missed it in our recent tour of build 23034.
The behavior of the function needs work, though, as it’s a bit unpredictable knowing where one icon will go after replacing it with another.
With Sprint’s leaked pricing and release date being pushed back for the CDMA Touch Pro2, we are finally hearing more rumors from the CDMA camp from Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and US Cellular.
The first rumor is that both the Sprint model and the Verizon Wireless model will be launching with Windows Mobile 6.1 out of the gate while the US Cellular will come with 6.5 pre-installed. It’s also said that both Sprint and Verizon Wireless have already begun testing 6.5 ROMs and that they are rushing to get an upgrade out the door, which means you’d probably find bugs [...]
TouchFLO 2D is like TouchFLO 3D but for QVGA devices and was made popular by the second version of the HTC Cruise. For those of you that have a device with a QVGA screen, you can spruce up your device by first installing TouchFLO 2D, then choosing from dozens of skins from XDA. For some instruction, read on.
1. Download this CAB to install TouchFLO 2D. Transfer it to your device and run it. You will have to reboot your device.
2. Browse the theme library at XDA. Find the theme that you want, download the CAB, and run it on your device. Your new theme should be live after [...]
If you’ve been eying the usefulness of the MPro120 Pico Projector from 3M and want to perhaps showcase some of your PowerPoint presentations while mobile without having to lug a laptop around, you may want to check out 3M’s new ad posted below. Perhaps, you’ll be just as suave and cool as the guy in the video, but at the very least you can show off your geeky home movies or photos on the “big screen” now rather than have your entourage huddled around your phone for the slideshow.
If you’ve been impressed with the design and progress of Windows Mobile 6.5 Build 23034, then you’ll be happy to know that Microsoft isn’t stopping there. In a move similar to Apple’s iPhone jiggly icons to re-arrange icons, the latest Windows Mobile 6.5 Build 23037 adds a feature to rearrange icons on the Start menu or programs menu. Hitting the Windows button takes you to the programs menu, and from there you can tap, hold, and drag to re-arrange your icons.
Check out the video at the top for all the glorious action. Be sure to turn down the [...]
Do you use Office Mobile on your Windows Mobile smartphone?(poll)
With added features for Office Mobile 2010 and a Nokia partnership, Microsoft is making a big bet that enterprise users and consumers will find having the ability to open and view Office documents while on the go is important. Given Apple’s mantra that “there’s an app for that” on the iPhone, we’re wondering if you use some of the apps for your Word, Excel, and OneNote for your Windows Phone since the device does really come bundled with an app for that.
The question [...]
If you’re big into having digital notebooks and love Microsoft’s inking technology that appears with applications like OneNote Mobile, fret not as Microsoft will bring richer synchronization capabilities to make OneNote Mobile a more fully featured program on your Windows Mobile device.
The mobile app will be included with OneNote 2010 and promises to deliver better synchronization capabilities via the web as Microsoft begins porting key features of its Office apps to web apps. The new version will be able to synchronize notebooks over the web via Windows Live and [...]
The HTC Touch Pro2 and Samsung Omnia II have just popped up on Verizon’s inventory database. The leaked images below, courtesy of PhoneArena, show the Touch Pro2 labeled as XV6875 and the Omnia II with the code SCHI920DAV.
The Verizon Touch Pro2 was spotted in the wild earlier this month, sporting a 3.5mm jack, but there was no word on pricing or a release date. The Samsung Omnia II, on the other hand, showed up on a leaked Best Buy document, tagged with an August 23rd date. Unfortunately, that day has passed and we still don’t have an official release date for the [...]