NEW: Initial implimentation of Twitter Lists, can view the lists
NEW: Added Italian and Korean translations
NEW: Translate Tweets option
NEW: Block user
NEW: Report as Spam
Fixed issue with loading and uploading larger images
Admittedly, it's been awhile since we played with moTweets but we have to confess, it has become quite good as of late. We especially like the Raven Black color scheme now (see above), though the scrolling is a bit too kinetic at times.
Still, if you are a fan you should upgrade either by downloading the update .cab over your existing version or via Marketplace (when it shows up).
This web version will also be viewable for many types of smartphones, not just Windows Mobile. However, only Windows Mobile (and Symbian?),officially, will have editing capabilities, whereas the web-based version is view-only. The phones/browsers that will work with the web version are the following:
IE on Windows Mobile 5/6/6.1/6.5
Safari4 on iPhone 3G/S
BlackBerry 4.x and newer versions
NetFront 3.4, 3.5 and newer versions
Opera Mobile 8.65 and newer versions
Openwave 6.2, 7.0 and newer versions
This is certainly an interesting play by Microsoft to greatly expand their Office suite, which is one of the few areas that most agree upon is actually a really good product. The challenge to Google should be obvious, though we suppose they too could beef up and selectively favor Android devices. There are other exceptions too. For instance, this is primarily for enterprise right now, not consumers and SharePoint is required on the back end for this to work.
Finally, the bigger picture needs to be looked at here: make no mistake, Microsoft sees cloud computing as the future. Windows Mobile 7 will play a major role in this change and today's apps e.g. MyPhone, Mesh, Marketplace, Office, Skydrive and even web-based Recite are all the tips of this iceberg.
Time for us to play "What really cool phone is being released overseas that we'll never get here!", one of our favorite games.
This time the lucky country is Korea, who is getting Samsung SPH-M8400 aka they need a better name for it.
To the point, here are the specs:
3.7" AMOLED WVGA
5MP AF camera
Digital Mobile TV
WCDMA, WiFi, Bluetooth
Actually, though the fine folks at AkiHabaraNews liken it to a worthy competitor to the HD2, even we scoff at the notion. No, this is a worthy competitor to the Omnia 2...in fact, it's very similar sans the 4G support. Still, it does look pretty nice.
With Christmas just around the corner, you may be looking for a headset for someone on your shopping list. If you haven’t checked it out already, take a look at the WMExperts Store Holiday Gift Guide. One of the products on the wish list of the illustrious Dieter Bohn is Motorola’s H17 Bluetooth Headset.
Motorola has been making headsets for a long time, and its product line includes some pretty impressive options. The H790 and the H15 are both solid headsets that we’ve reviewed in the past. The H17 takes a lot of design cues from the H15, most obviously the hinged boom microphone that doubles as a power switch.
Looks like some of you are having problems with the 3.3 release of Google Maps in regards to the My Location feature and its accuracy with cell tower triangulation. The good news is that it's not everybody. On the left, above, is what I'm getting with AT&T. For me, it's more or less as accurate as it was before. Google Maps is showing me about a half-mile from where I actually am, and that's well within the 1,900 meters (or 1.1 miles) it's promising.
Our pal Malatesta, on Sprint, is shown as being in Washington, D.C., with an accuracy of 95,000 meters. OK, but Long Island, N.Y., is definitely more than 59 miles from the nation's capital. And Mal says a friend of his in New York City is showing 45,000-meter accuracy.
And, so, we put it to you. How's My Location holding up? Is it just the big-city folk having issues?
We're all used to basic builds of Windows Mobile leaking out. It's also not unusual for full-on official ROM releases to squirm their way into our fat little fingers. Such is the case with the latest for the HTC HD2. The 1.48 ROM (up from 1.43) purportedly fixes issues with the calendar and provides some overall speed improvements (which is saying something when you're running a 1GHz Snapdragon processor in the first place).
The above video from YouTuber Xmoo123 shows off the before and after. It apparently is running Windows Mobile 6.5 Build 21869, up from 21864. (By comparison, I'm running 6.5 Build 21877.) All that said, this may be an "official" release, but it's not been officially released by HTC (when it its, you'll see it here), so consider yourself warned. [HTCPedia via wmpoweruser/pocketnow]
Crashing in on Google Map's update today is none other than Microsoft who has effectively re-launched their Bing service.
First up is the browser client, which now offers a "Streetside and enhanced aerial view" in addition to normal maps and uses Silverlight (something we heard about yesterday) to power it all. There's also an "application gallery" which
...will give users the opportunity to develop “geospatially rich data visualization applications.” Users can seek out applications such as Travel Webcams and Twitter Maps, which uses Twitter’s newly released geolocation tool to map their geographic location as they tweet — even from the Streetside mode.
In conjunction, Microsoft has also revamped Bing Mobile v5.0, which was something it needed as the old user interface was...well old and not very touch friendly.
Overall, the visual changes go a long way to making this standout program even better and the new"wait screen" is a nice twist. However, they also took out some things like gas prices and it is a little slow to load and keep in the background. Still, we'll assume it will only be improved upon.
Sound off in comments on your likes/dislikes or new things you found!
Mobile: (via Mobile IE, not Opera): m.bing.com\download
Fix for startup crash (on some devices due to encoding in imported bookmarks).
Other minor bug fixes.
That enough for a beta 2 release? We're definitely happy to see better memory management -- that was our chief complaint of the early beta. And for what its worth, we're now getting 99 out of 100 on the Acid3 test, down a point from the first release. But as this is still a beta release, there are bugs. Peep a list of them after the break. Now, what about you guys? This latest release of Opera Mobile 10 working for you? Grab it here.
Google Maps for mobile has long allowed you to add stars on a map to mark your favorite places. You may have noticed a few months ago that Google Maps for desktop browsers introduced the ability to star places as well. Unfortunately, there was no way to keep these starred places in sync with Google Maps on your phone. With today's release of Google Maps for mobile 3.3 on Windows Mobile and Symbian phones, you'll now be able to keep the starred places on your phone and on your computer completely synchronized.
For users upgrading from an older version of Google Maps for mobile, you'll be asked, when you log in, whether you'd like to synchronize your existing starred items with your Google Account. This means you can preserve all the work you've put into customizing your map on your mobile, and have it show up, conveniently, in Google Maps in your desktop browser.
Get the CAB file here for the latest version of Google Maps for Windows Mobile.
A reminder, folks, that as of today the Samsung Omnia II is available online and stores. Plunking down $199.99 and another two years of your wireless life get you that 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen (at 480x800), a 5MP camera, a zippy 800MHz processor, and Sammy's custom TouchWiz interface. [Verizon]