After the break, we take a look at Flight Commander for Windows Mobile (available for $6.99 in the Marketplace), along with video of the gameplay.
Update: In the course of this review we'd contacted Firemint, maker of the iPhone Flight Control app (see more of that after the break) to see if they'd developed Flight Commander under a different name. Looks like we've poked the bear, as Firemint has replied and says it has nothing to do with this app and "will be investigating further and taking all appropriate actions."
Mchapman007 at PPCGeeks has confirmed that this is working on his Verizon Touch Pro 2 as well, noting it works "perfectly" and "...The Fish panel worked for me.. Also the main screen or home panel is awesome, all of the variations that go into that panel seem to be working."
Customers are able to view purchase history on the Windows Marketplace for Mobile website. You will also be able to request a refund for credit card purchases once a month as long as it is within 24 hours of the purchase. For further credit card billing assistance, use the e-form to submit an issue to Microsoft Customer Service and Support.
That puts a kibosh on buying using the refund mechanism as a way to simply try apps. There are a few in the Marketplace with "lite" versions, but not all of them. And we can't do promo codes yet (though there's a good chance that'll start with Phase II, in which apps will be allowed to have secondary registration codes added).
And do note above the use of the phrase "request a refund." There's a reason it doesn't say "demand." Also, things get a little tricky if you have the Marketplace charges tacked on to your cell phone bill.
What about you guys out there? How's your experience with returns/billing been so far?
Looking to get a some extra life out of your Touch Pro 2, Sprint Snap or Dash 3G? Seidio now has an extended battery that is the same size as the standard battery, bringing 1750mAh instead of the stock 1500mAh. No added bulk. No giant bulge sticking out the back of your phone. Just more talk time. More Internet time. And less worry about when you'll have to charge next.
Yes fellow Windows phone lovers, we have hit a milestone today: we have been blessed with our very first gaseous joke application, dubbed MyFart for a bargain price of $0.99 in the Windows Marketplace for Mobile.
No more shall we be envious of the iPhone crowd, though they still out number our flatulent vaporware (snicker), we have finally struck back with our own puerile program and we assure thee iPhoners, this is just the beginning, for we smell victory. Prepare for the fartocalypse!
(Too much on the last one?)
Update: See George's earlier review of a similar app called, wait for it, Jack the Ripper. Brilliant.
Naztech produces quality leather phone cases and with the newness of the Touch Pro 2, we looked at the Naztech Ultima H5 Case for the AT&T Tilt/HTC TyTN II to see how well it adapted to the Tilt 2/Touch Pro 2.
Cases are slowly reaching the market for the Touch Pro 2/Tilt 2 and the Ultima H5 might give users an option to pursue while they wait.
Follow the break to see how well the Ultima H5 adapted to the Tilt 2/Touch Pro 2.
Browser wars are a favorite pastime among smartphone nerds, and here we have a battle royale from Solopalmari featuring the iPhone, the HTC HD2 and the Acer neoTouch (don't expect to see that one in the states anytime soon). Of course, this test isn't really indicative of anything other than showing how fast each browser is on each phone — we'll leave the "best!" comments up to you guys in the comments.
Until now, if you wanted to run the latest builds of HTC's Manila (TouchFLO 3D), you needed to be running one of the newer generations of HTC phones, as in the Touch Diamond 2, Touch Pro 2, etc. But now Manila 2.5 has been ported to VGA resolution (480x640), and it's already being cooked into ROMs for the HTC Fuze (original Touch Pro). This is all still in early beta, so bugs are likely. But it's good news for those of you with VGA phones. XDA Developers via Mobility Digest
Personal Information Management (PIM) tools are the classic example of why PDAs or Smart Phones are useful. Having hundreds of contacts, meetings, and tasks all stored at your fingertips has been the justification for many of us getting into the handheld market. But over the years, Pocket Outlook has been a little behind the curve in both features and usability compared to some of the competitors on the market. When synchronization with an enterprise Exchange Server is billed as one of the selling points for the Windows Mobile platform, having the interface be somewhat stagnated can be a major issue.
In any conversation about replacement PIM tools for Windows Mobile, Pocket Informant is going to be toward the top of the list. Now in version 9, WebIS has improved overall usability and brought the application more in line with standards that are introduced in Windows Mobile 6.5. The question is, did WebIS do enough to make this update worth the $10 cost? Hit the jump to find out.