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3 years ago

Dell confirms no compass support for Venue Pro

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Bad news for you die-hard Venue Pro users, Dell has seemingly confirmed that no compass-support will be coming to the device. It was  about a month ago after the unlocked and T-Mobile versions of the DVP received their Mango updates did we noticed that no compass support was on board. From Lionel Menchaca, Dell's chief blogger:

"@HotmailAlias The update hasn't yet happened on the AT&T version of the #dellvenuepro. The compass function will not be supported."

At the time, it looked like an error on installation where the driver was deleted. But now it appears that this is on purpose. As far as we can tell, the hardware should support compass but for some reason, Dell has opted to not enable it. We're unsure how OEMs make decisions on these matters and whether they have to license and pay for access to that hardware (much like back in the day with aGPS and Qualcomm), but between the Radar (see review) and Venue Pro, it's a bit unsettling to have a fairly basic smartphone feature disabled in our hardware.

Source: Twitter; Thanks, Daniel R., for the tip!

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3 years ago

Reminder: Prepaid App Card program is now live

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 800 & 710 announced for Hong Kong, coming in December

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3 years ago

Nokia Drive to receive update for offline navigation

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Nokia Drive, a free navigation app for the Lumia Windows Phones, has offline maps for regions and whatnot, which users can choose to download depending on what maps they wish to use - preserving space. For the actual turn-by-turn navigation the network connection is still used throughout the journey, and this could prove to be expensive for those on tight data plans or are travelling abroad.

According to Plaffo, Nokia has announced an update for Drive coming soon that should hopefully fix this issue.

Nokia Drive will receive an update in the near future that will allow navigation even offline.

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3 years ago

4th & Mayor v3.0 for Mango now available

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3 years ago

Jewel Tower - App Spotlight

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3 years ago

AT&T Matching to match their upcoming Penny Deal?

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3 years ago

Microsoft delivering Focus v1.4 update, details mysterious 7740 OS patch

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Microsoft just announced that the Samsung Focus v1.4, always the redheaded step-child of the Windows Phone family, is finally getting  its well deserved "Mango" update. Let us know in comments if you're seeing the update notification--it shouldn't be too much longer if not. In addition, Omnia 7 users on Telefonica Spain, the only other phone not to get Mango, is also now getting that update delivered too. Better late than never? Hopefully those users will finally be happy now, though we admit it's been a long wait.

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 800 heading to Virgin

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3 years ago

HTC Radar (international) getting firmware update too

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3 years ago

PicSafe Pro - Mango App Spotlight

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PicSafe Pro - Mango App Spotlight

PicSafe Pro is a photo album app for your Windows Phone that offers a level of security from those who might snoop around your Windows Phone. PicSafe Pro is password protected and goes a step further by password protecting individual photo albums.

PicSafe Pro features includes:

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 800 wins Phone of The Year award

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Nokia has launched the Lumia 800 with a storm across not just the UK, but Europe as well. We've witnessed the manufacturer spending more on the advertising campaign than ever before, the launch yesterday proved to be relatively successful across stores nationwide, and now the handset has been named the Mobile of the Year at the What Mobile Awards 2011 at London’s Whisky Mist.

Thousands of readers voted in the magazine's award, choosing their favourite mobile phones. Editor Richard Melville had the following to say about the Lumia 800.

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3 years ago

WiMP available for Windows Phone

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WiMP available for Windows Phone

Good news for those who reside in Denmark, Norway or Sweden, WiMP is available for Windows Phone and will allow you to stream music for a subscription fee - similar to Zune. Offline listening is available too, just in case you find yourself with little-to-no network connectivity. Signing up to the service will earn you a 30 days free trial to test WiMP out on your phone. Should you not be able to get Zune, this will be a worthy alternative.

You can download WiMP from the Marketplace for free, accompanied by a free 30 day trial.

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3 years ago

AT&T's holiday deals - WP7 phones for a penny

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3 years ago

Samsung Focus 1.3 receiving update in Canada

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