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Microsoft Windows Mobile Marketplace To Be Shutdown On May 9

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It appears like Microsoft is slowly losing their love for their Windows Mobile OS as the company is fully concentrating on the Windows Phone platform. What you see above is the full email that is being circulated to WinMo users which details about the company’s decision to officially shut down Windows Marketplace for Mobile 6.x.

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HTC HD2 exclusively on T-Mobile March 24

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T-Mobile's hosting a special event in New York City on March 16th to lay to rest all the rumors swirling around the HTC HD2 launch date. We are expecting a March 24th release date according to a leaked roadmap, but a twitter post says it could be as early as March 23rd. The HTC HD2 is quite the monster, it's got a 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 4.3 inch high-resolution capacitive touchscreen, WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, a microSD slot bundled with a 16GB card, and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash.

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Opera Mini 5 beta out for Windows Mobile 5/6 smartphones, no more java

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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.

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Cell Cease to stop texting driving teens in their tracks

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What is being labeled as an app for parents to protect teens from texting while driving, could be a candidate for government wide legislation and mandatory implementation by mobile carriers to keep the roads “safe”. A study done by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute back in July 2009 showed that people who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash. Those are high numbers and were concluded after the examination of 6 million miles of road driven.

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Microsoft to let you install mobile apps on memory cards, sticks one to iPhone

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When Apple came forward with the App Store for the iPhone, everyone got pretty excited. At the same time apps had already existed on other platforms; just not in a unified storefront. The other trouble was that other smartphones did not have the same kind of internal storage capacity as the iPhone. As a result, it has been more difficult to install quite as large a number of applications on other smartphones because of internal memory limitations.

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Still alive: Windows Mobile 6.5 now Windows Phone Classic

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With the recent launch of Windows Phone 7 Series, many Windows Mobile 6.5 (and Windows Mobile 6.53) owners cringed at the thought they would be dropped without a second thought. Contrary to those thoughts, Microsoft has announced that the OS will stay on board and will be re-badged as Windows Phone Classic. Why? Well, it's still popular and Microsoft doesn't want to turn their back on such an important core group of users.

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