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5 years ago

The Treo Pro Becomes Harder to Ignore

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If you're in the market for a new Windows Mobile Phone, the Palm Treo Pro just became a little harder to ignore. Palm has dropped the price of an unlocked model from $549 to $399. 

With Windows Mobile Standard alternatives such as the Samsung Jack available in the neighborhood of $350 and carrier-branded HTC devices pushing $500 out of contract the Treo Pro becomes very attractive to those looking for a WM Pro phone.

No telling if this is a permanent price drop or a limited time only savings.  Oh and as an added bonus, it looks like Palm is including a free travel charger and shipping on top of a very good price on a very good phone.

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5 years ago

A possible look at the Bing mobile client

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By many accounts, Microsoft's launch of its Bing "decision engine" has been largely successful. For our purposes, we're still waiting on a mobile client to replace Microsoft Live Search. And here is a look at what we might get.

IStartedSomething [via] brings us pics from an April presentation showing the mobile client. You'll note the "Kumo" branding, which, as you'll recall, was the codename for Bing.

ISS's Long Zheng notes that the mobile client will expand beyond the United States and support search in the UK, Italy and France. And it's growing from Windows Mobile and also will be supported on BlackBerry, Sidekicks and Verizon BREW phones.

Look for the Bing mobile client in August or September. More pics after the break.

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5 years ago

Verizon Ozone specs in detail

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Verizon Ozone specs in detail

For you Verizon-types looking longingly at the HTC Snap on Sprint and (soon) T-Mobile, here's a tasty morsel: Specs, specs and more specs, courtesy of the Boy Genius Report.

First, the necessities:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard.
  • 1500mAh battery
  • 4.5 x 2.5 x 0.5 inches
  • 256MB ROM/192MB RAM
  • WiFi B/G
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 2.4-inch screen
  • 2MP camera with autofocus and video
  • MicroSD
  • VZ Navigator

Now, the fun stuff: Sign a two-year contract and you'll pay just $49.99 for the Ozone. Yep, you heard that right. Going sans contract, the Ozone will cost $430.

The Ozone has EV-DO Rev. A comes with a SIM card and is a "World Phone," so you can take it overseas, if you're so inclined. Also, Verizon will allow you to use the Ozone as a modem (for a yet unknown fee, natch), and it'll sport visual voicemail.

Again, look for the Ozone online come June 29, and in brick-and-mortar stores starting July 13.

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5 years ago

Resco Contact Manager 2 (beta) Goes Live; Brings the "Social"

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Contact Manager sort of came out of nowhere from Resco and quickly became a very popular phone app for WinMo (see our positive review here).

In a very quick turnaround, Resco today announced the beta of 2nd Edition of the app, which starts to focus on Facebook and even Google Maps.  Specifically, here are the changes:

  • Enhanced Facebook Integration
  • Support for Google Maps Application
  • Group Operations
    • Send SMS to group members,
    • Send MMS to group members,
    • Send E-mail to group members
    • Set Ringtone to group members
    • Delete Contacts
  • Fully Customizable Today Plug-in

We have to admit, using it for the last few hours, this is a very strong beta.  The replacement caller ID screen (always a tricky hack) runs very smoothly, our keyguard works on the Treo Pro and the customizable Today Plugin, while quirky, offers much needed flexibility. 

Curious about giving it a spin? Head to Resco's forums here to grab a .cab which is good for a 7 day trial (your previous registration code for 1.x works with this beta).

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5 years ago

Sprint pulls the hood off the HTC Snap

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5 years ago

'Phone Creeper' is Creepy

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'Phone Creeper' is Creepy

It was bound to happen.

Someone at XDA ("chetstriker") has gone and created what appears to be the mother of all "spy" apps for Windows Mobile.  Considering it is only at v0.3, it has quite the capability already.

Basically, you install this on someone's WinMo phone (they need .NET CF 3.5 installed) and then you send remote "command" SMSs to their phone which will give you what you want.  So what can it do?

  • secretly and remotely read incoming / outgoing sms
  • secretly and remotely delete incoming / outgoing sms
  • secretly and remotely view call history
  • bounce sms messages off remote phone to someone else.
  • create a pop-up message on phone
  • send a secret fart sound
  • secretly and remotely listen to person. (Initiates silent call back of person to your phone with thier speaker phone enabled)
  • also send listening in call to somebody else's phone

No doubt the programmer has some mad skillz here and we won't pass judgment on them for making this app.  Someone was bound to do it, and we suppose this is what makes WinMo such a powerful OS. 

Still, please be aware of your local and state laws on spying on people and seriously think about what you are doing if you use this app. In NY this is a felony. In fact, better to be safe than sorry here. If in doubt, do not touch.

Now sound off in comments on your thoughts about this app and the moral implications.

XDA via PPCGeeks

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5 years ago

Chief WMExpert hits up CNN

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Chief WMExpert hits up CNN

We'll have to forgive the boss for not getting a Windows Mobile phone into the conversation (note to HTC, Samsung et al: It's past time to get something new and cool out in the U.S.), but it's still great to see one of our own getting a few minutes of face time on CNN.

Dieter talked smartphones with CNN International's "Quest Means Business," giving some love to the Palm Pre and, yes, the iPhone. We have just one question for el jefe: You couldn't sneak in a shot of the watch?

Hit the pic above to check out the interview. Oh, and Dieter isn't the only one making the media rounds. The iPhone Blog's Rene Ritchie landed a spot on National Public Radio.

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5 years ago

Friday fun: The Great Watch War of 2009 ...

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If you've ever seen one of Dieter's unboxing videos — he's done, oh, six or seven now — chances are you've gotten a glimpse of that magnificent timepiece strapped to his arm.

Like Nessie peering her head out of the loch and quickly disappearing back into the fog, a watch sighting is something truly to behold. We've even heard reports from the Great Northwest about drinking games involving watch sightings. (Makes us wonder how much they're drinking when they're not reading WME, but whatever.)

Anyway, our pal Michael Manna of the T4 Show brings us the above video, and thus launching the Great Watch War of 2009. Well played, sir. Well played.

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5 years ago

HTC Whitestone spied in Bluetooth docs

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When it comes to learning about upcoming new hardware, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is one of our favorite one-stop shops. Today we get wind of the HTC Whitestone [via wmpoweruser], which we originally saw leaked six months ago in that monster HTC roundup.

The Whitestone is the epitome of the HTC black slab form and looks to be a follow-up to the Touch HD. Let's hope HTC breaks from the past here and actually offers it in the United States. Rumored specs are a 3.6-inch touchscreen at 480x800, 256MB of RAM/512 of ROM, a Qualcomm 7600 processor at 528MHz. A 5-megapixel camera, aGPS and GSM and CDMA radios also have been mentioned. Verzion has been mentioned as a possible carrier.

The kickstand and 3.5mm headphone jack make this an obvious multimedia contender. But here's the thing: While the above specs are nothing to sneeze at in any phone on the market today, we know what's coming. Namely, the Zune HD (and that's now a confirmed Tegra proc under its hood, btw), and future Tegra- and Snapdragon-powered phones. Here's to hoping HTC can pull out some surprises later this year.

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5 years ago

Review: Vlingo Beta for Windows Mobile

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Review: Vlingo Beta for Windows Mobile

Vlingo is an application that has been floating around the Blackberry and iPhone circuit for a while now, and the company has just opened a beta version for a limited number of Windows Mobile phones. What is Vlingo you ask?

According to their website: "Vlingo lets you control your mobile phone with the power of voice. With Vlingo, you can simply speak to your phone to send a text or email message, call a friend, search the mobile web, update your social status, and more." Sounds a lot like MS Voice Command to me, and the upcoming TellMe on Windows Mobile 6.5.

Follow the break for more information on this Windows Mobile Beta application.

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5 years ago

Slide 2 Unlock updated, gets new UI

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Not that we advocate trying to make your Windows Mobile phone look like that kinda-popular keyboardless Apple phone, but there are some features of it that are pretty cool. The "Slide to unlock," er, unlocking mechanism is one of them. And so we've been fans of the freeware S2U2 for a while now.

S2U2 just turned 2.0, and with it comes a new user interface, some bugfixes and a host of other changes (full list after the break). So if you're looking for a different way to unlock your phone, give this guy a shot. For obvious reasons you'll need a phone running Windows Mobile Professional (5 or 6.x).

Thanks, Brandon A., for the tip!

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5 years ago

Review: Vito Tuned In Package includes SoundExplorer, AudioNotes, and Ringtone Editor

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A little awhile ago, we talked about the special Vito Tuned In package roundup, so I wanted to take a closer look at each of the software titles offered in it. We have been impressed with many of Vito’s products in the past (i.e. Vito Roundup, Vito Voice 2 Go, Vito Audio Player, Vito Winterface, Vito Astro Navigator II,) so I was very interested in checking out three of their audio programs. These include Vito Audio Explorer, Vito Audio Notes, and Vito Ringtone Editor. To see if Vito has lived up to the high standards that they have set or if they fall short, you will have to read on with the full review inside…
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5 years ago

WMExperts Podcast Episode 58

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5 years ago

Motorola Announces HX-1 Bluetooth Headset

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Motorola has been a leader in the Bluetooth headset market for years and in keeping with that tradition, the company has announced its latest BT headset, the Endeavor HX-1. Motorola is hanging the HX-1's hat on being the only Bluetooth headset to use true bone conduction technology. The headset has a "Stealth" mode that will switch off the conventional microphone and turns on an in-ear sensor that picks up bone vibrations.

The technology is similar to the popular Jawbone headsets that pick up vibrations from outside the face by contacting with the jaw bone. Motorola hasn't released a price or U.S. release date but speculation has this new headset hitting Asian markets in July.

Via Endgadget Mobile

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