Well, guess that settles that. Somebody around here was questioning whether the AT&T Pure was indeed legit, and lo and behold, here it is, seen in an AT&T store, no less. Does that mean it's destined for the Oct. 6 Super Duper Windows Mobile 6.5 launch day? Dunno for sure. But we'll definitely find out in a few days.
Looking at the Samsung Omnia II, it's easy to forget that in fact it's a Windows phone (though remember we're expecting it to launch soon with Windows Mobile 6.1). It's been so heavily skinned that when you're getting lost in the 3.7-inch AMOLED display pushed by the 800MHz processor, well, we can only imagine. (In fact, we just heard Microsoft's Loke Uei gushing about the Omnia II at the WinMoDevCamp in San Francisco.) But the folks at Engadget Spain can do more than just imagine how great it is, having gotten a hands-on with the phone.
Verizon's already been undercutting the other carriers when it comes to the up-front cost of a Windows phone. And for one day only, they're making things even cheaper, taking another $25 off any phone today, only. [via BGR]
Hit the pic to give it a shot. Note that the promo link isn't working for everyone (including me), so sound off in the comments if it works for you.
Despite not being officially announced by AT&T yet, plans already are in place should the unthinkable happen to your newly purchased Tilt 2 or Pure. The upcoming branded versions of the HTC Touch Pro 2 and Touch Diamond 2, respectively, have appeared on an AT&T insurance deductible schedule. And there's no reason to cover a phone that you're not even going to carry, so ...
That last video of the Verizon Imagio too little, too dark for you? Check out this one from Wirelesszone, where we see it put up against the BlackBerry Storm for a size comparison and 8 minutes of video goodness. We were hoping for a better look at the on-screen keyboard, because we've been told it's as good, if not better, than any on-screen keyboard out there. Of course, there's only one way to test that ...
What do you do when you see HTC's Eric Lin at the GDGT New York launch party? You corner him and make him show you some of the latest HTC goodness, of course. On Thursday night, he had none other than the Verizon Imagio on hand, and the guys at Pocketnow got a bit of video of the beast. We get a good look at the UI and the MediaFLO TV feature -- the uber-cool kickstand doubles as an antenna, apparently.
This is easily being heralded as one of the top devices of the year, at least short of anything with a Tegra or Snapdragon next-generation processor. And we're starting to see what's causing all the hype.
For being another keyboardless black slab, the LG GM750 doesn't look all that bad. From what we can see in this video from FoneHouse UK, things are running fairly smooth. I'm still not sold on the whole widget thing, but to each his own. You should be able to pick up the GM750 on Vodafone starting Friday.
As we’ve been discussing since July, our plan is to deliver the full Marketplace experience in two phases. First, we’ll launch Windows Marketplace for Mobile with Windows phones on October 6th. We’ve also discussed following this launch with an update that will include support for Windows Mobile 6 and 6.1 by the end of the year. More specifically, we’re targeting November for phase two.
So, it's coming to older phones, just not until November. But, wait, there's more.
In addition, this second phase will bring the PC based catalog and shopping experience, user generated app reviews, advanced key-based anti-piracy protection and other enhancements that expand your business opportunity and make it easier for a larger number of customers to find and buy your application.
So there you go. A big segment of the Windows Mobile population will have to wait a month or so.
Launches online Oct. 6 for $199.99 after two-year contract and $100 rebate.
Available in stores on Oct. 20.
Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional
World Phone: EV-DO Rev. A and 850/900/1800/1900/2100MHz GSM.
3.6-inch resistive touchscreen at 480x800 pixels.
3.5mm headphone jack.
There you have it, folks. The first U.S. carrier to launch the Whitestone (or call it a follow to the Touch Diamond, if you want, even if it's from a different fork in the tree.) But our question still stands: Is this your thing? Or are you holding out for the Omnia II?
We've looked at the T-Mobile Touch Pro 2 and were impressed. We've looked at Sprint's Touch Pro 2 and were equally impressed. Now we turn our sites towards Verizon's Touch Pro 2 to see if we can go three for three with impressive versions of HTC's Windows Mobile Phone.
We'll cut to the chase on this one, so just follow the break for our impressions on the Verizon TP2.
Starting tomorrow, the price drop for HTC TouchPro2 from Sprint is only available to corporate liable customers with 100+ lines. All other channels will sell at original price $349.99 with a two-year service agreement and after $100 mail-in rebate.
Don't know about you, but we sure don't fall into that category.