Windows Mobile 6.5


Pocketnow Throwback: HTC HD2 (Video)

It's the most hacked smartphone of all time, and even after 5 years, it's still impressing us. Join Pocketnow for this throwback review of 2009's HTC HD2!

By Michael Fisher March 11, 2014, 12:03 pm

Why People Love Android

Before we dive too deep (after all, love is such a strong word) people like Android. About 51% of smartphone users are running Android on their device. By February 2012 there were over 300 million Android phones (not including tablets) in the hands…

By Joe Levi May 8, 2012, 1:45 pm

10 Years Ago: Pocketnow’s First Smartphone (Video)

10 years ago today, we published our first smartphone review ever which marked the beginning of the smartphone revolution. Pocketnow had been around longer than that, of course, but we had mostly covered Pocket PCs back then. In the spring of 2002…

By Adam Z. Lein April 4, 2012, 8:03 am

HTC 7 Pro vs. HTC TyTN II (Video)

The HTC 7 Pro is the latest in keyboard sliders with tilting screens. The HTC TyTN II (Kaiser) was the first keyboard slider with a tilting screen. How do they compare? Check out the video below to find out. …

By Adam Z. Lein February 20, 2011, 8:43 pm

New Windows Phone 7 Theme for SPB Mobile Shell 3.5.5

We've covered SPB Mobile Shell for Windows Phone 6.5 plenty of times, especially when it comes to customizing the popular UI with creative themes. With Windows Phone 7 gaining momentum with each passing day, we're kind of surprised to see very few…

By Legacy January 16, 2011, 5:50 am

HTC HD2 Now Running Windows 95 and 98

HTC's HD2 is hacker's dream. From its Windows Mobile 6.5 roots, hobbyists have expanded the phone's abilities to running Android and even a passable version of Windows Phone 7. Now those coders are looking to the past for new projects, and have…

By Stephen Schenck December 23, 2010, 1:02 am

Try These Great Windows Mobile Browsers

The default browser on Windows Phone 6.x operating systems is Internet Explorer but some manufacturers, like HTC for instance, are shipping their devices with other browsers defaulted, in this case Opera. Similar to Android, where the default…

By Anton D. Nagy November 30, 2010, 10:18 am

How to Read eBooks on Your Smartphone

An eBook, or an Electronic Book, is a digital publication containing text, images or both readable on computers or digital devices. In the last couple of years, eBooks got more and more popular as our lives get busier by the second. Finding time to…

By Anton D. Nagy November 28, 2010, 5:53 pm

HTC Officially Unveils HTC Oboe T9199 Windows Phone 6.5

We've posted about the Chinese version of the HTC HD2, the HTC Oboe aka T9199 and we've also witnessed some unboxing first-view pics of the device at the beginning of October with comments that the Oboe will become available this month, and indeed…

By Anton D. Nagy October 29, 2010, 4:09 am

HTC HD2 Receives Official ROM Upgrade

HTC has been busy today with their Windows Phone 7 device line-up launch but seems to not forget about good old Windows Mobile 6.5 users owning HTC HD2 handsets as they have just released an official ROM upgrade for the HTC Leo. As we've got used to…

By Anton D. Nagy October 11, 2010, 12:55 pm

Spotify App for Windows Mobile 6.x Launched

Spotify is a service that, according to their own description, allows you to listen to "any track you like, any time you like". Together with Microsoft, Spotify have launched the Spotify client for Windows Mobile devices. It is for Windows Mobile 6…

By Anton D. Nagy October 4, 2010, 8:31 am

MMAppLauncher: Sweet Windows Mobile 6.x Start Menu Replacement

Maximus Mobile, from XDA-developers, released a sweet looking Start menu replacement for Windows Mobile 6.x today. MMAppLauncher can completely override your Start menu with what some believe to be a more productive system of menus. As you can see…

By Legacy September 30, 2010, 3:38 am

Final XDAndroid Froyo Build for Windows Phone Released

Popular Windows Phone Android port XDAndroid has gone gold, at least in its Froyo incarnation. With the addition of several features and tweaks, XDAndroid 2.2 AOSP is now at its final version, bringing an almost perfect Android 2.2 experience to HTC…

By Evan Blass September 19, 2010, 1:30 pm

HTC Tilt 2 ROM Update Now Available

Well, look at that! HTC has just released a new official ROM upgrade for the AT&T Tilt 2. Here's the details on what's new: HTC Sense replaces TouchFlo 3D Ability to Format the SD Card directly in the device Inconsistent Caller ID function Hotfix…

By Adam Z. Lein August 30, 2010, 12:53 pm

Which Windows Mobile Phones Run Android?

Windows Mobile continues to be a highly versatile platform not only in the level of customizations that can be achieved through registry tweaks and ROM swaps, but also in its ability to run other operating systems through the haret Linux bootloader…

By Brandon Miniman August 8, 2010, 10:54 am

Video: Artistic Buuf Theme for HTC Sense 2.5

If you're looking for a fun theme with an artistic style, this one for HTC Sense (with Co0kie's home tab), which is based on Mattahan's popular art and icons, may be the perfect fit for you. Some skin-makers (Degake, Rawrscary, Sniper-wolf, Rurph,…

By Legacy June 2, 2010, 7:56 am
Phones Throwback: HTC Star Trek (i-Mate Smartflip)

Today's video in the throwback series is a retrospective of the HTC Star Trek, also known as the i-Mate Smartflip. This phone is a flip phone reminiscent of the Motorola Razr, but running Windows Mobile Standard edition. Lacking 3G and WiFi, this…

By Joe Levi April 26, 2010, 9:42 pm

Customize or Remove Lock Screen Text in Windows Mobile 6.5

We've posted about how to change the position of the Lock Screen Slider in Windows Mobile 6.5 to either bottom or middle of the screen and today we're going to show you how to customize the "Slide" and "Tap or Slide" strings to show either a text of…

By Anton D. Nagy April 5, 2010, 1:28 am

BUG: HD2’s Sense May Freeze With Contact Favorites

After syncing your contact database to the HTC HD2 you might notice a significant drop in the stability of HTC's Sense UI. It turns out when you add a contact as a Favorite in the People tab, Sense adds a tag to the Notes field of your contact while…

By Adam Z. Lein March 28, 2010, 7:58 am

Nexus One Wallpapers and Ringtones

For those of you who do not own a Google Nexus One but like the look of the wallpapers or want your phone to ring differently than the other Windows Phones, you can now use the goodies from the Nexus One to spice up your Windows Phone. There's a…

By Anton D. Nagy March 15, 2010, 4:57 am

Android Update on the Touch Pro2 (it Rocks!)

The XDAndroid project, for Windows Mobile devices with (W)VGA displays, has progressed tremendously since we last filmed a video about it. A few months ago, we loaded it onto an HTC Diamond2 and not too many components worked. We were able to…

By Legacy March 10, 2010, 10:43 pm

How To Make A Free Capacitive Stylus

About a week ago I bought a new hard drive and while installing it today I discovered that the antistatic protective film that had covered the hard drive was messing up my HTC HD2's touch screen. The light bulb switched on and I had an idea. In this…

By Daniel Webster February 24, 2010, 9:26 pm

MWC: SPB Mobile Shell 5.0 for Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Android

SPB Mobile Shell has been one of the best third-party home screen alternative for Windows Mobile user, and now, the company has announced that the latest forthcoming version—now at 5.0—will be made available for Symbian and Android owners as well…

By Chuong Nguyen February 16, 2010, 12:26 am


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