When the HTC HD2 originally hit the market it was just an ordinary Windows Mobile 6.5 handset, nothing special or worth gawking at. Now, years later? The HD2 has continued to dodge the Grim Reaper by continuing to live on as a hackable device that allows would-be modders to push modern software onto the device.
Despite the huge popularity of domestic Android phones and the iPhone, Nokia is still doing well in China and is looking to grab a larger market share with the launch of the new Lumia 920T.
Microsoft’s mobile invasion is almost here. The Redmond company has officially released invitations to their Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 media events.
Mobile Magazine recently reported on leaked Nokia Lumia 920 specs. Now it’s all official. The new Windows Phone 8 device is coming, and throws in just about every high-end feature you could think of.
Earlier today we reported on the leaked HTC 8x, now comes yet another Windows Phone 8 device- this time by Nokia. Windows Phone is far from the leader of the mobile market, but WP8 has recently started to get more and more attention focused on it as of late. When it comes to WP devices, Nokia has certainly emerged as the de facto leader, pushing the WP standard to the highest level possible. The new Nokia Lumia 920 will likely not be any different. We don’t know tons about the upcoming phone yet, but we do have a little information about the hardware involved.
While a marketplace translator app has existed for a while, it now has Bing additions that include the ability to live-translate anything on the fly.
You might remember that Absinthe, the new untethered jailbreak tool from Dream Team, was previously released just a few days ago as a Mac-only solution, but they did promise that Windows people would get it too. So that day is now here.
These days Siri is a pretty big deal, and something that really helps set the iPhone even further apart from the competition. With recent 3rd party efforts to create Siri plugins this experience has gotten even better. What about those that don’t have an iPhone?
New reports are in surrounding the Nokia Ace for AT&T, including confirmation that it is in fact the Lumia 900, which will be sold globally as Nokia’s flagship windows phone.
The fate of Windows Phones is unstable to say the least, Orange is even rethinking their decision to buy the phones from Microsoft and resell them to their own customers.
But what’s interest is that Europe is still attracted to low-end devices, but when it comes to the US market, it’s all about the smartphones. And not just any kind of smartphone, but one that it’s worthy to compete with the popular iPhone.
Maybe you’ve already decided that you don’t want an iPad and you’re not interested in webOS. That leaves you with Windows 7 and Android for your tablet needs, if you cannot choose between the two you might want the ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro, then, since it sports a dual booting.
Just because my Microsoft mouse could stop an iMac from booting doesn’t mean the same scenario is destined for Windows Phone 7 devices, especially since Microsoft is officially confirming they’ll have an app to sync Windows Phones with Macs.
What the Safari browser is to the iPhone, the Opera browser shall be to Windows Mobile devices. Today Opera Software announced a native version of Opera Mini 5 beta 2 for Windows Mobile 5 and 6-based smartphones. Opera on your Windows Mobile will give you a dramatic increase in browsing speed, tabs, and no more java.
How the browser works is by compressing up to 90 percent of the data traffic coming from websites before they get to your handset, thus delivering you a really fast browsing experience, and ultimately lowering your data fees.
We wont get into any details of why you wouldn’t want to run WinMo on your HTC any longer, perhaps it could be the lame apps, or from a developers stand-point being stuck with .NET. Whatever it may be, you are now free.
It sounds like Verizon Wireless is poised to make a major run at the market early next year. Everyone is already pretty excited about the Motorola Droid that launched a short while ago, but there are rumblings of at least three new smartphones that’ll be hitting the shelves of Big Red in the very early […]
Do you remember that ITG xpPhone? Remember how it was supposed to be one crazy smartphone that got powered by a full build of Windows XP? Well, ITG is going further, because they’re going to plop Windows 7 into that frame. We all know that Windows 7 is supposed to be more efficient than Windows […]
So, we all know that Windows Mobile 6.5 will officially be launching next month and handset manufacturers will be able to produce smartphones that come pre-loaded with the new platform right out of the box. This is supposed to represent a major leap forward from Windows Mobile 6.1, but how many phones will get this […]
BlackBerry OS? iPhone OS? Symbian OS? These are all perfectly viable mobile platforms, but they still don’t offer the same kind of utility that you’d be able to extract from a true desktop operating system. That’s why ITG has decided to create a new smartphone that is powered by a full build of Windows XP. […]
Now that tethering is built right into the Apple iPhone software, it seems that other manufacturers want to make the process just as easy on their devices as well. It’s not like they weren’t capable of tethering before; it just wasn’t the simplest of processes. HTC aims to change that. The Taiwanese juggernaut is reportedly […]
Maybe you just made the jump over to the Apple camp a short while ago, getting quite pleased with your unibody MacBook and your shiny iPhone 3G S. Maybe you’re feeling a little nostalgic and you want to still have some Microsoft-fueled “fun” every now and then. This hack may be for you. You may […]
Although the results of their collaboration haven’t really panned out in major profits just yet, Samsung and Armani are teaming up once again to create yet another mobile phone. The first two phones were rather conventional in their approach, but this time around, Armani and Samsung are capitalizing on our interest in smartphones. Unfortunately, the […]
The good guys at HTC are doing it again with the release of yet another touchscreen Windows Mobile smartphone outfitted with TouchFLO 3D. If you’re not quite satisfied with the HTC Touch Diamond or the HTC Touch HD, you may want to check out the upcoming launch of the HTC lolite. Personally, I find the […]
I’ve seen some pretty creative form factors in my day, but the IcePhone truly is something that is out of this world. Whereas the Helio Ocean offered a unique three-layer double-sliding mechanism, the IcePhone can unfold into three distinct pieces. It’s a triple-flip! Powered by Windows Mobile 6.0 Pro, the IcePhone is a pretty niche […]
Windows Mobile may be getting lost in the mix with the continuing rise of the iPhone and the recent launch of Google Android, but the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 could seriously change things for Microsoft’s mobile platform. David Ciccone of Mobility Today was lucky enough to get his hands on a brand new Sony Xperia […]
What’s this? Another BlackJack? The Samsung C6620 Windows Mobile smartphone takes on a similar candybar form factor as the BlackJack, but it appears to have some slightly different styling cues. Among the features on this phone are tri-band GSM, QVGA display, HSDPA support, QWERTY keyboard, 2 megapixel camera, 20MB internal memory, memory card expansion, Windows […]
We’ve seen all sorts of spy shots and leaked photos, but now Motorola has finally gone on the record to officially announced the Motorola Q11 smartphone. Naturally following the footsteps of the original MOTO Q and Motorola Q9h that preceded it, the Motorola Q11 doesn’t really bring much in terms of “new” to the picture. […]
In a bite of bitter irony, it is now possible for you to run Windows Mobile on your Apple iPhone, much in the same way that you can run Windows on your Apple MacBook. I thought the biggest appeal of the iPhone was the Cupertino-sourced user interface? The Windows Mobile hack, courtesy of developer Erik […]
Get a load of this. HTC isn’t the only company that knows how to produce Windows Mobile smartphones that happen to have horizontally-sliding QWERTY keyboards. Hewlett Packard’s line of handsets may not be quite as popular as the older iPAQs may have been, but this new HP Oak could certainly attract some attention. Set to […]
Although there is already a homebrew application that can offer similar functionality to jailbroken handsets, Apple is apparently working on an official update to the iPhone that would create a more Windows Mobile-like experience. One of the things that has been holding me back from picking up an iPhone 3G is that the phone doesn’t […]
Even though the first Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 smartphone is not officially available to the public just yet, it seems that Sony Ericsson already has its sights set on future Xperia handsets. More specifically, word on the street is that Sony Ericsson is considering other operating systems for the next generation of Xperia, casting Windows […]
HTC is keeping itself pretty busy these days with the upcoming Android-powered G1 and the Palm-branded Treo Pro, but it’s got a few tricks up its own sleeve as well. We’ve already seen product renders of the HTC S740, but now we’ve been treated to a couple of live photographs as well. As you recall, […]
We already know that HTC has a huge habit of making Windows Mobile smartphones that eventually receive different branding altogether, but now it seems that Asus is getting in on that action as well. The fellow Taiwanese manufacturer, largely famous for its Eee PC line of subnotebooks, is reportedly building a WM smartphone for O2. […]
As much as I like the build quality on the smartphones offered by Asus, the one thing that has largely been missing from their portfolio is a full QWERTY keyboard. The M930 addresses this very niche, much to the applause of email junkies and other QWERTY lovers around the world. On display at Computex Taipei […]
There are tons of Windows Mobile users out there who have decided to skin their handhelds with an iPhone-like theme, but you wouldn’t think that anything would happen in the opposite direction, right? It turns out that there are in fact some Apple fanboys who are interested in the Microsoft end of things, because they […]
I was flipping through my local newspaper today when I saw a full page ad for Fido. Even though the Windows Mobile smartphones from Fido haven’t even been out for that long, the Canadian dog is quickly slashing prices on the devices. The Samsung JACK, for example, can now be snatched up for a mere […]
The GSM providers got first dibs on the upgraded Motorola Q9h, but the CDMA guys are starting to catch up. Verizon Wireless has announced that they are now the proud providers of the Motorola Q9c, a Windows Mobile smartphone that made its debut at CTIA earlier this year in Las Vegas. By and large, the […]
If you happen to be rocking a Windows Mobile handheld and you want to get in some crazy iPhone action, the transition has been made easier than ever. The name of the application is iSwish and what it does is swap out the clunky Windows Mobile interface, replacing it with a user experience that mirrors […]
Here’s a dual mode phone of a different breed. Instead of marrying a CDMA radio with a GSM radio, Elektrobit is working on a Windows Mobile smartphone that will be able to both connect to GSM networks and operate over a satellite connection. The unnamed QWERTY-boasting phone is currently slated for a 2009 launch. The […]
You may not be all that familiar with the MWg brand and that’s because it didn’t really exist until just recently. Before taking on the MWg name, the company was previously known as O2 Asia. To my knowledge, they were simply rebranding Windows Mobile smartphones that were manufactured by the good people at HTC. After […]
We all know that Samsung knows a thing or two about producing slim slider smartphones and now they’re pushing the uploading envelope with the announcement of the SCH-M470, the company’s first HSUPA handset. As you recall, HSDPA is for high-speed downloads, but what about when you want to upload massive files through the wireless network? […]
To accompany their foray into the world of Windows Mobile, Fido launched two very similar looking Windows Mobile smartphones. On the one hand, you have the Samsung JACK, which some of you may know better as the BlackJack II. On the other hand, you have the Motorola Q9h. Both of these handsets represent their respective […]
If the iPhone is known as the Jesus Phone, then I’m a little afraid to ask what you should be calling this iPhone clone. It’s like the complete opposite; they’ve even turned the Apple logo around so that the “bite” is taken out of the left side and not the right. Blasphemy, I say. Blasphemy! […]
You might remember us talking about the custom smartphones being produced by zzzPhone earlier this month. At the time, we were told that while the outward appearance would be largely set in stone, prospective customers were able to personalize the feature set to suit their needs. More megapixels for the camera perhaps. Maybe more internal […]
And so the lines between Fido and Rogers just got a little blurrier. Up until now, Fido has largely been targeting the average consumer with affordable handsets, but today marks a very monumental milestone for the canine-themed cellular provider. Fido has now jumped into the Windows Mobile smartphone market with the Samsung JACK and the […]
In Microsoft gets their way, we could be looking at a Windows Mobile-powered version of a Nokia N-Series smartphone some time soon. The software giant already has huge contracts with companies like HTC and Motorola, but they’d love to snatch up a huge partner like Nokia, which so happens to be the world’s largest phonemaker. […]
A major complaint that some people new to smartphones may have is that these devices are typically quite a bit bigger than conventional phones. The HTC Magnum takes this to a whole new level. There is absolutely no way that you would ever be able to fit the HTC Magnum in your pocket and chances […]
While some people are perfectly satisfied with rather barebones mobile phones that can do little more than complete voice calls, there is a growing demographic that wants their handsets to do so many different things. There are music phones, camera phones, PDA phones… it seems like the push toward more functionality is definitely picking up […]
Let’s see. You’ve got yourself a 3G-capable Windows Mobile device that also happens to have a WiFi radio embedded within. Did you know that could combine these two wireless technologies to share the web with your friends? That’s exactly the objective behind the appropriately named WMWifiRouter. The application is absolutely free — although they appreciate […]