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4 years ago

Xperia panels now working on the Touch Pro 2, Diamond 2

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Funny we were just talking about this 2 podcasts agoMobility Digest is reporting that forum whiz Herg has successfully ported those swanky Xperia panels to Touch Pro 2 and Diamond 2 devices (specifically the Pure).

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."

You'll want to grab the .cab here and head to XDA to experiment with more panels.

Besides custom ROMs, seems like a whole new can of worms for UI choice has just opened up, offering an unparalleled selection for Windows phone users.  Nice work Herg!

Read More: Mobility Digest

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4 years ago

PSA: So you want a refund from the Marketplace?

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When when Malatesta sat down with Microsoft last month for a chat about Windows phones and the Windows Marketplace for Mobile, we noted that you could "return" an app for a full refund within 24 hours of purchase. That's true, but there's a pretty big caveat: You can only do so once in a calendar month. From Microsoft's own mouth:

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?

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4 years ago

Seidio Innocell 1750mAh battery for Snap, Touch Pro 2

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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.

Available now for $49.95 in the WMExperts Store.

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4 years ago

Breaking News: MyFart now available; we have been to the mountaintop

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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.

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4 years ago

Opera Mobile 10 beta for Symbian - a sign of things to come for Windows Mobile?

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First there was Opera Mobile 9.5 beta, which gave way to Opera Mobile 9.7 beta. Now, enter Opera Mobile 10 beta for Symbian. And it looks like a likely progression and brings much-improved password management, among a host of other features. Question is, will we see Opera Mobile 10 on Windows Mobile? Wmpoweruser says yes, unofficially, even though there's zero mention of WinMo in the Symbian release. So, we'll just have to see. [Opera Mobile 10 beta]

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4 years ago

Review: Naztech Ultima H5 Case

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Review: Naztech Ultima H5 Case

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.

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4 years ago

Happy birthday, Bill. Love, Bono

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Happy birthday, Bill. Love, Bono

Let us now pay homage to our benevolent overlord, Bill Gates, as he has birthday wishes passed on by none other than Bono and U2. Sure, Bono will sell himself to any tech company that comes a callin', but anything that gets the goat of Fake Steve Jobs is OK by us, too. In other news, Bono also does weddings and Bar Mitzvahs. And look for him to serenade Linus Torvalds on Dec. 28 and Jim Balsille on Feb. 3.

Oh, and Steve Ballmer was spotted dancing backstage.

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4 years ago

Microsoft: Mac or PC? Who cares?

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4 years ago

Side-by-side browser test on the HD2, iPhone and Acer neoTouch

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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.

Via Mobile Tech World and wmpoweruser

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4 years ago

Manila 2.5 ported to Fuze, VGA phones

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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

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4 years ago

Review: Pocket Informant 9

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Review: Pocket Informant 9

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.

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4 years ago

WMExperts Podcast Episode 75

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WMExperts Podcast Episode 75


Malatesta and Phil do some serious work on custom ROMs for Windows Mobile, more HTC HD2 news, plenty on Windows Mobile 6.5. and what the Motorola Droid and Android 2.0 mean for Microsoft. Join us!

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4 years ago

T-Mobile UK gets HD2 on Nov. 9, hopefully will get picture of it soon

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So, T-Mobile UK definitely is getting the HTC HD2 this month, even if they currently have a have a picture of the original Touch HD on the site, along with the wrong specs and the line that it's running Android ('cause we know that's not gonna happen). Plus, they're calling it the Touch HD2. Confused? Well, somebody is. Anyhoo, elsewhere on the T-Mo site they're calling it just the HTC HD2, along with a proper picture and specs. So rest easy. So now we know T-Mo UK's getting it. But what about us here in the states? [via wmpoweruser]

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5 years ago

So long, Daylight Saving Time

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So long, Daylight Saving Time

This morning we bid farewell to Daylight Saving Time for another six months or so. Supposedly that meant an extra hour of sleep, but those of us with dogs, kids and a blatant distrust of The Man think that's just a conspiracy to justify that fiery spinning orb in the sky shining through our window at 5:30 a.m.

But we digress.

Anyhoo, your Windows phone should have automatically compensated for the evilness that is falling back an hour. (It can't, however, compensate for whatever evilness you took part in last night for Halloween. You're on your own there.) No muss, no fuss, no silly patches. For most of us.

Microsoft has issued a patch that updates changes other countries have made in their DST policies. If you're in the U.S., you're good. But if you live in/work with/want to go to another country, check out the list of updates (scroll down) and then grab this CAB file, and you're good to go.

Via Smartphone Thoughts

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