I don't mind admitting that when we announced we were giving away an original HTC Verizon Touch Pro, I was a little worried about what kind of reaction we'd get. But, boy howdy, did you guys and gals deliver. And so, without further ado, the winner is ...
For our Mac-wielding friends out there, Microsoft has updated Live Mesh so that it now works with Snow Leopard (you know, that 10.6 release of the Mac OS that broke everything). For you number-crunchers out there, the Live Mesh Mac client is now at Version 0.9.4501.0 and can be downloaded from www.mesh.com. [Live Mesh blog]
Nite Ize cases typically are moderately sized, multipocket, non-leather cases capable of carrying just about everything from credit cards to cash to the Windows phone itself. Breaking new ground lately, Nite Ize is offering a slim, leather series of cases.
Not much to say here except that the Samsung Code is now available on Metro PCS for $299.99 with the usual caveats. For that much jing, you get a middle-of-the-road front-facing QWERTY with Windows Mobile 6.1, a 2MP camera and the usual trimmings that will get you through the day but not do much to impress your friends.
Need another reason to want the HTC HD2? How about a killer car mount that basically gives you a portable 4.3-inch flat-screen TV in your vehicle. UK exporter Clove's got it for about $100US. Now all we need is for the HD2 to be released here. [via Slashgear]
All of us use our Windows Mobile devices (er, Windows phones) differently. And this is one of the strengths of the platform. Some of us use it solely as a messaging device. Phone, e-mail, text and chat are all things that Windows Mobile (with some help from third party applications) excel at. Multimedia is an area in which our Windows Phones don’t necessarily beat everyone else, but with a few additions in the software department it can compete with any other device on the market.
One of the things that I am always doing with my phone is taking notes. I tend to forget things like what my wife likes on a particular sandwich and simple things like that. Being able to jot down quick thoughts in a low drag environment is incredibly valuable to me. The Notes application that is built in to Windows Mobile has the ability to save notes in a variety of different formats. Sound, text and handwriting or drawing can all be used to create and save notes. My problem is that I’ve just never liked the feel of the Notes interface.
My search for the complete note taking application begins with VsNotepad 2 by Vetasoft. Check out the breakdown after the jump.
There is little doubt that the HTC Touch Pro 2 is a quality Windows phone. The AT&T version, the Tilt 2, is the final of the four major U.S. carriers to see release. Will the Tilt 2 be another outstanding Windows Phone? Can HTC hit four-for-four with the Touch Pro 2 models?
The Tilt 2 is in limited release through AT&T until October 18 and we've gotten our hands on one to review. This is the fourth Touch Pro 2 that I've reviewed, so let's cut to the chase. Follow the break to see if the Tilt 2 lives up to the standard the T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon versions have set.
After being available for a week or so through various back channels, the AT&T Tilt 2 (see our hands-on and full review) now is available to the masses, in stores and online for $299 after rebate and two-year contract. That rounds out the release of the HTC Touch Pro 2 on the four major U.S. carriers in a relatively short amount of time. And unlike its brethren, the AT&T version comes with Windows Mobile 6.5, and in all likelihood we'll see an update to 6.5.1 (or whatever the future version number turns out to be) in the coming months.
Ecolife is a new addition to the WMExperts Accessory Store that puts an eco-friendly twist the their phone cases. Ecolife manufactures its cases from 100 percent recycled material called PET. What is PET you say?
Ecolife had us worried for a second by describing the fabric as being created from post-consuming PET container flakes. Fortunately, post-consuming PET flakes are not generated by Fido in the backyard. PET is short for PolyEthelenTerephtalate which is more commonly known as the primary material used to create water bottles.
We took the Ecolife Elements Side Case for the HTC Touch Pro 2 out for a test drive and was somewhat surprised at the cases performance. Ease on past the break to see how well a case made from 100% recycled material performs.
The one sparky interchange -- no surprise -- seems to have been initiated by angel investor (and former Lotus exec) John Landry, who said it seemed to him that Microsoft is still very much focused on desktop computing, and considers all other devices to be peripherals to the PC. Landry waved his iPhone and said he does 80 percent of his work on that device. Ballmer responded by saying that Microsoft was aware that it has to do much better with Windows Mobile 7, its forthcoming mobile operating system (the release of which has been pushed back into 2010). "We know we have to kill on that one," a meeting attendee recalled Ballmer saying. (I've got a call in to Landry, to get his version of the discussion about the iPhone.)
Twitter entrepreneur Laura Fitton also noted that very few people are developing Twitter apps for Windows Mobile. Ballmer responded by saying Microsoft realizes that the company is engaged in a long campaign to get more developers writing apps for the Windows Mobile OS.