There are several hacks for HTC Sense 2.5, like the one to show extra appointments, which extend the amount of quick links on the home tab from 9 to either 16 or 20. This new hack, however, takes the cake. It doesn’t modify anything except the quick links, and in doing so, it expands them from 9 to a whopping 25 (5×5 grid). Having a shortage of shortcut slots shouldn’t be a problem any longer.
I should note that the expansion does alter another part of the links area. The text labels have been removed, leaving only icons, in order to make room for the extra [...]
Last week we showed you a neat utility that let you boot into either Android or Windows Mobile. Now, over at XDA, they’ve cooked this functionality right into a ROM so that it’s easier to choose between the two operating system. As the developer (yozgatg) puts it:
This is a Touch Pro version of my Gen.Y PX-D ROM for the Diamond. It’s an all-in-one, dual-boot rom with XDANDROID. This ROM features a very light & optimized Gen.Y WM 6.1 core (which is accessible, more about that below) & the latest version of XDANDROID v2.1 (27.01.2010 at the launch of [...]
We’ve posted about Power Radio, a professional radio application with RDS support for Windows Mobile devices. The software has come a long way since we covered it back at version 220.127.116.11 (for a complete list of changes, please visit the official version history).
As of current version 18.104.22.168, Power Radio supports gestures (when run on Windows Mobile 6.5) which allow you to swipe right/left to switch to next/previous preset bank and pan a preset to another (free) location.
Power Radio does not currently support the HTC HD2 but the research is going on. Meanwhile, [...]
We’ve posted about File Explorer Extension, a free software covering the missing features that should have been included in the Windows Mobile stock File Explorer (column header, tree view, image preview, show file extensions, file properties, open with and so on, just to name a few).
Besides all the features it brought up until version 2.05, the new version 2.06 brings full Windows Mobile 6.5 compatibility as well as fixing some minor bugs.
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The Windows Mobile 6.5 HTC HD2 is up for “Gadget of the Year” and “Smartphone of the Year” in the 2009 Engadget Awards. The Zune HD is also nominated in a few categories. Head on over to Engadget now and vote!
Maxycy, from XDA-developers, is well-known for his mods to Sense 2.5, specifically his MaxManila series. Well, it looks like he’s starting a new project that takes aspects of Sense 2.5 and combines them with Android inspirations. This time, he’s “ripped apart” Manila 2.5, so he can start from scratch. He mentions, “The core is quite similar to Sense UI, however, it will be a combination of all the things that I wanted on my phone. The speed is surprisingly very good.”
The video above shows the project in its infancy. There’s clearly [...]
Here’s a very practical hack for Sense 2.5 users that involves expanding the amount of appointments displayed on the home screen. By default, Sense 2.5 only shows your next appointment, which isn’t so useful for busy people. Thanks to co0kiemonster, from XDA-developers, we can now display up to 4 appointments on the home screen. On top of that, the 9 quick links have been expanded to either 16 or 20 shortcuts depending on your preference. Due to limited space, you may be wondering how it’s possible to have the best of both worlds. Well, here’s how it [...]
By default, when HTC Sense is enabled, the default device-wide system menus are displayed in a customized style called HTC Menus. When Sense is disabled, these menus disappear and are replaced by the default OS system menus.
You can still have the HTC Menus working when Sense is disabled (say you want to use the OS’ own Titanium or Mobile Shell) by a simple registry tweak. You need to navigate using your Registry Editor to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareHTCHTCMenus, create a new DWord with the name EnableManilaCheck and set its value to 0. After a Soft Reset, you will still be [...]
The Nexus One is made by HTC, and as such, build quality is fantastic. The device is lightweight in hand, and at just 11mm thick (the width of a pencil according to Google), it easily slips into your pocket. The body of the phone is made from a soft plastic material that offers a nice non-slip feel. The glass screen, which is 3.7″ and WVGA 800×480 resolution, uses capacitive touch. While it doesn’t support multitouch out the box, there are some applications that can take advantage of pinch to zoom, such as the Dolphin browser (available for free from the Android [...]
Aloqa is a location based mobile service that displays interesting events, points-of-interest, and many other services around your area. Check out Last.fm concerts, movie show times, nightlife events, restaurants, pubs and bars, fast food, ATMs, cafes, real estates or rentals, tourist sights, wifi hotspots, weather and much more.
The program converts all of the finder applications, like Bing or Google, into one single application. You may customize Aloqa’s cannels to your own specific taste and habbits. The program is free on Windows Mobile Marketplace.
Are you tired of your friends on FourSquare getting badges for going out drinking or becoming mayors of places they frequent? Foursquare is such a pain to use on the mobile website version since there isn’t a native Windows Mobile app. Luckily, Anand Iyer has decided to make one. WinMoSquare is currently in development and for now you can see some screenshots here.
The software is currently being developed for touch screen devices and requires the .NET Compact Framework v3.5. After you install it, it will also ask you to install a GPS Intermediate driver which it will do [...]
After a great earnings call, Microsoft Chief Financial officer Peter Klein got a little loose-lipped and spilled that the next generation Microsoft mobile OS coming to Mobile World Congress. Klein says, when asked on Fox News, “We are heads down working on Windows Mobile 7 and we will have much more to say about that at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.” Prior to Klein’s statement, Microsoft had been vague about its intentions for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain; the company only referred to its mobile strategy as the next generation mobile OS [...]
Research in Motion has been rumored to work on a hybrid touchscreen BlackBerry with a traditional QWERTY keyboard on the front and a touchscreen. The device was recently caught on tape, and it looks like RIM is keeping the clicking screen from the Storm series on the hybrid model.
In this video we unbox the Acer beTouch E200 Windows Mobile 6.5 phone which has an interesting slide-down numeric keypad that we don’t see much in the world of smartphones. The device is running with a Qualcomm 528MHz CPU with 256MB of RAM. While the E200 is mostly a plain vanilla phone with few thrills, it’s rather inexpensive at just Â£215 ($350) over at Clove. The device is sold unlocked and will work with any GSM carrier, but it lacks the bands necessary to get 3G in the US.
Coming up soon we’ll take a closer look at the hardware on the beTouch E200 and [...]
Here’s a great little Windows Phone Superstar music video for the Korean market (not Japanese). You have to see it to believe it! Looks like Korean Windows Phones have more application people in tights than we do in North America.
UPDATE: Turns out this is a parody of the Korean girl group T-ara’s “Bo Peep Bo Peep” song.
Google has made it no secret that the company intends on growing its branded smartphone lineup that began with the Nexus One, and now it seems that Motorola CEO has made it public and official. Sanjay Jha said briefly in a statement that the next Google phone “will be sold directly to consumers” and many analysts believe that one of the planned Motorola Android handsets may be the Nexus Two. Whether the Motorola “Nexus Two” device will be the rumored Motorola Shadow, which resembles the Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid, is yet to be known.
Rumors of a Zune Phone have been circulating since early last year, and a year later, Microsoft spokespeople are still denying rumors that the portable music player platform may gain a cellular radio for voice and mobile broadband data: “”we have no plans to create a Zune phone.” However, Microsoft’s answer raises other questions. Since the original rumor that Microsoft would introduce its Zune-based hardware and software with a phone radio, newer reports and evidence have surfaced that Zune may appear elsewhere and may not be a “Zune Phone”–as [...]
A LinkedIn profile shows that someone was working on creating some user experiences utilizing multitouch technology for an unknown platform that WMPU believes to be Windows Mobile 7. According to the profile,
NDA dictates I keep this vague. For a leading cell platform I created UX flows of common controls and usages. After client review I created flash demos. Those demo’s were then reviewed and passed on to SectionSeven development to create interactive prototypes. This process allowed for very efficient UX development.
From the looks of the UI, it looks just like [...]
We’ve posted several times about the New SMS Function Update for the HD2 which was published and revoked three times till now (read about the first release; here’s the second one and here it is revoked). Hoping that four is a lucky number, HTC have again released the New SMS Function Update.
You might think you have a deja-vu but the description is the same: “this update for HTC HD2 messaging lets you reach out to your friends and family with instant notifications. Keeping in touch has always been very important, and this update delivers just that: fast and [...]
Specs for the Android Samsung Galaxy 2 phone look attractive, and the high-end device is expected to be unveiled in a few short weeks at Mobile World Congress. The device is rumored to have 32 GB of on-board storage, Android 2.1, and a 3.7-inch AMOLED display that should rival the HTC-sourced Google Nexus One phone.
What’s puzzling about the phone is that the Galaxy 2 is said to be using a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a chipset made by Qualcomm. Samsung also has its own chips and makes some great mobile CPUs–Samsung ARM-based chips have appeared on devices such as [...]
Hot on the heals of Apple’s iPad tablet, Dell has outed pricing on its Dell Mini 5, a device that straddles the divide between smartphone and tablet. The Dell Mini 5 is a slate type device, meaning that it lacks a physical QWERTY keyboard, and has a five-inch screen that is larger than most smartphones but on the small end of the tablet spectrum, comes with built-in 3G and phone features, and runs the Android OS with some Dell customizations. Dell has revealed that the 1 GHz Snapdragon-powered device will run for $1098 prior to carrier subsidies, which is quite expensive [...]
One of our readers mentioned that the next version of XNA Game Studio for Xbox will support Windows Mobile 7. XNA game developers have been looking for Windows Mobile support for a while now. When we heard rumors of Xbox Live coming to Windows Mobile 7, we kind of thought it would just be something simple like game card sharing and score tracking. On the other hand, back in March of 2004, Microsoft had a press release announcing XNA game development support on future versions of Windows Mobile. 6 years later, could this dream of easy cross-platform gaming development finally be coming [...]
There are shortcomings–or rather, unanswered questions that were raised–with the announcement, unveiling, and demo of the Apple iPad, but one thing that stands out is iWork. As a Mac user, there is a lot of value in iWork being a more consumer product alternative of Office–yes, there are advanced features that are missing in iWork’s Numbers app, the Excel alternative that Apple had created–but all in all, the software package works nicely. Average consumers just need to be able to type and you can create beautiful graphs, spreadsheets, marketing flyers, [...]