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4 years ago

FYI: We're now in the Zune Marketplace

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4 years ago

Mobihand's Windows Mobile Appstore

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Mobihand, who powers the WMExperts.com Software Store, has launched their Windows Mobile Appstore.  You will still have access to popular software titles from our WMExperts.com Software store but now will be able to access the store with Mobihand's Appstore Application.

Here are some of the features you'll see over at Mobihand's Appstore.

  • Deal-of-the-Day: Exclusive offer of a new top-selling app every day for 50% off
  • Specials: Loads of discounted apps and bundles can be found daily
  • Nearly 5,000 Apps which can be browsed by category, top free, top paid, and new
  • Great everyday prices: apps are priced as low as $0.99
  • Fast pay with credit card
  • Dedicated customer service – to ensure complete customer satisfaction
  • Version-tracking -- email notification when new versions become available

It is our understanding that Paypal interface will be added soon to offer an alternative payment method.  You can get all the deets about the appstore at software.wmexperts.com/appstore.asp as well as loading a mobile version to your Windows Mobile phone by pointing your mobile browser to http://software.wmexperts.com/appstore.

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4 years ago

WMExperts Podcast Episode 77

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WMExperts Podcast Episode 77


Malatesta and Phil talk up the Windows Marketplace for Mobile being updated and cracked at the same time, more on the HTC HD2, whether Windows Mobile is dying and how to get every last ounce of performance out of your phone. Join us!

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4 years ago

Review: Covertec Vertical Premium Case

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Review: Covertec Vertical Premium Case

The Touch Pro 2 is still only a few months fresh and cases for the Windows phone are slowly trickling to market. Covertec offers a premium leather, vertical case that is sized to fit the Touch Pro 2 and Tilt 2 phones.

We took the Covertec Vertical Premium Case out for a test drive with the AT&T Tilt 2 and found it to be a good case for those who prefer to carry their phones in the upright position.  The case can also pull double duty as a pouch case by removing the clip.

Ease on past the break to read more about the Covertec Vertical Premium case.

 

Cons: 
Large clip, swivel takes some getting used to
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4 years ago

Konami coming to Windows Mobile in Dec.

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It's time to break out that old Konami code and see what treats are in store -- the longtime videogame maker is bringing a half-dozen apps to Windows Mobile in December. On tap are Dance Dance Revolution S, Mobile Pawafuru Proyakyu (a baseball game), Konami Sudoku, Konami Solitaire, and shooters Gradius II and TwinBee. The releases also coincide with the launch of the Windows Marketplace for Mobile in Japan. With the exception of Mobile Pawafuru Proyakyu, all of the games will be available in the U.S., Canada and Japan. [Akihabara News via Slashphone]

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4 years ago

Marketplace now available on WM6.0/6.1

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Good news for all of you with Windows Mobile 6.0 or 6.1 who were patiently waiting for official access to the Windows Marketplace for Mobile. That day has come. Head here to send yourself the official link, or get it directly at mp.windowsphone.com from your phone's browser. Huzzah! [via Windows Phone Expert]

Update: The Windows Phone Blog now offers the official party line.

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4 years ago

Office 2010 on track for Windows Mobile 6.5

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It should come as no great surprise that Microsoft's upcoming Office 2010 (now in beta) will bring a refresh to Windows Mobile. After all, we've covered it here and here. (And here's the one you really should watch.) But just in case you were worried that Microsoft was holding out until Windows Mobile 7, fear not. Office 2010 will be coming to Windows Mobile 6.5. Some features (such as Sharepoint and Exchange) will be dependent on your Exchange provider having upgraded to 2010. But you've been looking for another reason to bug them, right? [Microsoft via Mobile Tech World]

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4 years ago

Touch Pro 2 is HOT! No, Seriously

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Touch Pro 2 is HOT! No, Seriously

Actually, despite the title, the Touch Pro 2 does not actually reach the ambient temperatures of the original Touch Pro ('hot burrito' is a good description).  Having said that, it can still get quite warm, especially when running GPS and pulling data.

Bored and evidently well-equipped TP2 user Unsane recently put his device under a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) camera and took some snaps.

What do we learn from these images about that Touch Pro 2? It looks just awesome under FLIR, that's what we learn. That and it still needs lasers.

But the more important thing is we now know how one of the most popular Windows phones looks to a Predator and that's a good thing.

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4 years ago

Review: Manbolo Meon

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Review: Manbolo Meon

A major factor that game developers must consider when working with a platform such as Windows Phones is the interface. The fact that Windows phones come in all shapes and sizes is one of the strengths of the platform, but in this case it can be a challenge. Developers must take into account things like the fact that the device hardware may not include hardware buttons and the screen resolution could be any of a number of configurations. One solution to this problem is to use the old K.I.S.S. design rule; Keep It Simple Stupid. One game that practices this rule to perfection is Meon from Manbolo.

One of the first Games to appear on Microsoft’s Windows Marketplace for Mobile, Meon is a puzzle based game that requires you to use strategy in order to direct light into different areas of the puzzle. A Lite version featuring about 30 levels is available for free, with the full version setting you back $2.99.

This game is highly addicting. If that sounds good to you, click on through. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you. 

Cons: 
Graphics could be better
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4 years ago

Sunday sillines: Bill Gates predicts Windows 7, circa 1972 ...

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4 years ago

Touch Pro 2 Case Alternatives

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Touch Pro 2 Case Alternatives

So, you are now the proud owner of an HTC Touch Pro 2 (or Tilt 2 for AT&T customers) and are in need of a case. As with any new item just hitting the market, accessories can be hard to find at first.

While there are a few cases on the market sized for the new HTC Touch Pro 2/Tilt 2, the selection is thin. We took a look at some of the cases in the WMExperts Store that are large enough for the Touch Pro 2 and came up with four recommendations that might hold you over until other cases hit the shelves.

Follow the break to see what we've come up with.

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4 years ago

Malatesta's Speed Guide: How to (Easily) Boost Your Windows phone Performance

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So you like your current setup on your Windows phone but are looking to add that extra oomph to give it just a little extra speed and fluidity? Well, look no further as I’ll share some of my favorite tweaks to help get your phone running as zippy as the processor can handle.

Most of these tweaks will not even require us to alter directly the registry. Instead, we will rely on various third party programs to do that for us. This will allow a method to record our changes as well as a quick way to “undo” anything you find unsatisfactory.

Oh and none of this involves over-clocking the processor—I’m just not a fan of that technique.

Regardless of your ROM build (custom or official), OS type, or device make, so long as you are running a Windows professional OS, you will be able to apply these changes. For the sake of audience reach, we will be using a Sprint Touch Pro 2 running a custom WM6.5.1 ROM.

 Read on for the only guide you’ll need as I reveal all I know on this topic.

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4 years ago

WM7, Motorola and Head Mounted Display...Borg-a-licious

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No doubt the future of mobile technology is heading towards Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) where the user constantly can visually interact with an OS and be in touch via radio/phone, etc. to a remote location. The possible applications are myriad--military, industrial, Windows phone nerd.

That latter one were are particularly interested in as Motorola has their HMD unit nearly ready to go, as discussed in this white-paper detailing the product (warning: .PDF).

Specifically, on page 6 where Motorola states:

Golden-i currently runs the latest Microsoft WinCE 6.0 OS, and both Microsoft Windows Mobile 7 and a full kernel Linux OS can be offered in 2009.

Golden-i?  Nice, very James Bond.  Well, we guess 2009 is out, right?  We did hear Motorola was going to return to the Windows Mobile front with WM7, so this isn't too much of a surprise, though this particular application is certainly...unique.  All I know I totally want one.

Who wants Phil or Dieter to do a full on review?

[via PPCGeeks]

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4 years ago

Having problems with the Marketplace update?

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After last nights update to Windows Marketplace for Mobile, we're getting lots of reports that Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1 and unofficial WM6.5 builds are having problems accessing the store (myself included, using SSK 3.0).

One thing you can try to restore service is by using a .cab file that makes a change in the registry to "trick" the Marketplace.

It fixed my problem so it may be worth a shot. Simply download the .cab and install on your device, then re-launch Marketplace (soft-reset not needed).  Leave us a comment on your success or fail!

Download the patch here (filesharing sites) or here at PPCGeeks. For those who just want the whole .cab, you can download v1.1.1109.000 at XDA.

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