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5 years ago

About that supposed AT&T Pure ...

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About that supposed AT&T Pure ...

Ah ha! We though that looked familiar. It's been noted by commenters at Engadget that the supposed AT&T Pure we saw clad in pink just yesterday is in fact what's known in European circles as the MDA Compact V, aka another version of the Touch Pro 2 Touch Diamond 2.

Does that mean it's not the AT&T Pure? Not necessarily. But it does make us want to wait for some actual AT&T branding before giving a thumbs-up.

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5 years ago

Verizon Omnia II on Samsung support site

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Lookie here, folks, it's the SCH-I920! Oh, not into Verizon's name game? OK, it's the Samsung Omnia II we've been expecting, and it's on Sammy's support site. Note that the cubic butotn on the bottom has given way to what we'll call a shield design (our second choice was the gaping maw).

Also listed is what's in the box. Nothing surprising here, but we love bullet points. And so ...

  • 1500mAh battery.
  • Stylus.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack adapter that doubles as an FM radio antenna.
  • User manual CD.
  • "Companion" CD.
  • VZAM CD.
  • Quick-start guide.
  • Reference Guide.
  • Health and Safety Warranty brochure.
  • RF brochure.

You know, the usual stuff. Anyhoo, still no word on pricing or availability, but we have to believe it's sooner rather than later at this point.

Via Engadget Mobile

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5 years ago

A new look at the Samsung Omnia Pro B7610

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We're not quite sure just how based in reality this is, but what you see in the promo video above is the Samsung Omnia Pro B7610, though different than what we've previously seen.

Strange things can happen in promo videos. Occasionally they let loose a juicy morsel that ends up being an unreleased device. Other times they're just made-up images. Our guess here? An Omnia Pro in a slightly different shell.

Samsung Hub via Unwiredview

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5 years ago

Might this be the AT&T Pure?

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Might this be the AT&T Pure?

We assume that somewhere under these cases is the Windows phone known as the HTC Pure — it's just a little tough when your retinas are burning.

Anyhoo, the pics we're looking at here from HTCpedia purportedly show the variant of the HTC Touch Diamond 2 (aka the Warhawk) that we're expecting on AT&T ... eventually. It's more than a little odd to see initial images of a phone while it's case-clad, but stranger things have happened. There's not much to be gleaned other than the 5.0-megapixel camera (which we've been expecting), the usual zoom bar and four-button combo, and a stylus. The $149.99 price (after rebate and contract) is still in effect.

How about it, folks? This tickling your fancy?

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5 years ago

WinMo 6.5 (unofficially) on Samsung Epix

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It seems like only yesterday that we learned the Samsung Epix was slated for an official update to Windows Mobile 6.5. But if you can't wait, several *ahem* unofficial ROMs are available from XDA Developers, of course.

You can choose from builds 23017 and 23037, but do so at your own risk, of course.

For those of you who like to walk the straight and narrow, we're now expecting the official update (hopefully) sometime next month.

Via Pocketnow

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5 years ago

WMExperts Podcast Episode 69

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WMExperts Podcast Episode 69


Malatesta, Phil, and Dieter talk Palm's abandonment of Windows Mobile, the Zune HD and the future of the OS, the HTC Leo, get a couple of good rants on and answer a few of your questions.

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5 years ago

AT&T Microcell Pricing Rumors

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AT&T Microcell Pricing Rumors


While we patiently wait for AT&T's Microcell to hit the market nationwide, pricing rumors are slowly emerging.

Judging from the site that went live today, it looks like AT&T is going to try to bundle the Microcell with their home phone and internet service. If you have both, the Microcell service is free. If you have either AT&T home phone service OR AT&T internet, the Microcell will cost you $9.99 a month. Don't have either? Then the Microcell service jumps to $19.99 per month. [via Engadget]

Still no word on how much the equipment itself will cost or any official on these prices, though AT&T has added more information on the Microcell to its Web site.  The page has information on how to set up the Microcell to whether or not it's available in your area (zip code search).  Oddly, there is no pricing information available on the site.

Thanks to everybody who sent this in

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5 years ago

Touch Pro 2 Camera Revisited

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Touch Pro 2 Camera Revisited

We decided to revisit the Touch Pro 2's camera, this time using Sprint's version of the phone. The T-Mobile Touch Pro 2's camera was nice, and we were curious how Sprint's measured up.

Software associated with the camera was virtually identical. You still lack the presence of a physical shutter button and instead have a shutter symbol on the screen to tap. The focal point is movable and, as with the T-Mobile version, there is no front-facing camera.

Follow the break for some sample shots as well as a sample video.

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5 years ago

Possible pricing for AT&T Touch Pro 2, Touch Diamond 2 and Nüvifone G60

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The AT&T news keeps on a'comin' this weekend. After getting an idea of when the HTC Touch Pro 2 (aka Tilt 2) may be released, and then seeing it show up in inventory, the Boy Genius Report now says it has pricing information for it, as well as a couple of other anticiapted phones. Let's do this the easy way:

  • Tilt 2: $299 after contract and $50 rebate; $499 retail.
  • Touch Diamond 2: Codenamed the Warhawk and already seen at the FCC, will be known as the Pure and will go for $199 after contract and $40 rebate. Retails for $349. Update: BGR's updated and it now appears that the Diamond 2, er, Pure will go for $149.99 after contract and $50 rebate. (See the pic here.) The retail price still stands (and is pretty darn good).
  • Garmin-Asus Nüvifone G60: It lives! And it'll cost $299.99 after contract and $100 rebate. Will retail for $549.99.

No word on release dates for the later two phones, but remember that we're expecting the Tilt 2 in about a month.

(And remember, folks, the above picture is just an early render of the Touch Pro 2 and Touch Diamond 2 on AT&T. We're actually expecting the Tilt 2 to look like this.)

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5 years ago

Hands-on with the Zune HD (Part 2)

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We're now a few days into the Zune HD (read Part 1 here) and we're more sure of this than ever: It is not gunning for the iPod Touch. It is not a PDA. It is not a smartphone with the radio yanked out.

It is, however, a kick-arse MP3 player, with potential on the software side for much more.

Watch our brief hands-on video above, and join us after the break for a look at what Microsoft got right, and what leaves us wanting.

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5 years ago

HP Obsidian, LG Monoco seen with Tilt 2 on leaked AT&T roadmap

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Yep, this is what it looks like: A roadmap for AT&T, snagged by the Boy Genius Report. We're expecting the Tilt 2, natch, seen here with its original "Fortress" codename.

Of course, the really juicy fruit here are the LG Monoco and HP iPAQ Obsidian, two phones we've been dying to get our hands on since their initial leaks. If the roadmap holds -- and we've got reason to believe it will -- we could see both of those phones by the holidays.

And not to be ignored as the Samsung Jack and Epix, which appear to be slated for updates to Windows Mobile 6.5

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5 years ago

AT&T A-List plans go live

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AT&T A-List plans go live

As our pals at The iPhone Blog point out, AT&T's "A-List" plans went live this morning. The details:

  • For individual plans ($59.99 and 900-plus minutes): Designate any five numbers to call for free.
  • For FamilyTalk plans ($89.99 and 1,400-plus minutes): Pick 10 numbers to call for free.
  • Any domestic U.S. number applies, including landlines.

On top of that, rollover minutes still apply, so you'll likely be stockpiling even more of them. If your plan already meets the requirements, you can start adding numbers now. Otherwise, AT&T will, ahem, gladly upgrade your plan.

Check out more here.

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5 years ago

More Microsoft 'Pink' phone rumors surface ... On a Mac site?

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First things first: This rumor is sourced back to a Mac fan site, so we're going to take everything with a grain of salt, and for good reason. (Even if we're talking two sites here.)

That said, 9to5mac is reporting [via Engadget] that Microsoft is prepping a couple of slider phones as part of the infamous Project Pink, all of which spawned from the acquisition of Sidekick-maker Danger. Said phones could make an appearance at CES in January.

The codenames: Turtle and Pure.

Says 9to5mac:

One device is "squircle" in shape like the past Zune's buttons. The slide out keyboard houses the mic at the bottom and it is meant to be open when being used as a phone. This device is code-named "Turtle" and looks like a dressed up Motorola QA1.

The other device is more traditionally-shaped candybar slider and is code-named "Pure". The devices had previously been rumored to be carried on Verizon but we haven't heard anything more in this area.

They will continue to use the App Store model that the Sidekick has employed with over-the-air applications appearing on your phone bill. Danger's phone App Store predated Apple's by two years.

The site also says it's been given "pretty detailed pictures and could possibly post them" later ... Or put them up on Twitter. Those are two things that scream linkbait to us, but stranger things have happened.

Obvious questions remain: Would this be separate from other Windows Mobile 7 devices? Separate from Windows Marketplace for Mobile?

Either way, here's where we stand: It's time for Microsoft to make a phone. Apologies for further Zune HD gushing, but they've got the operating system. They're prepping the app store. It's time to put two and two together, folks. I don't care what Microsoft's said in the past.

Mr. Ballmer: Tear. Down. That. Wall.

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5 years ago

Tilt 2 (aka Touch Pro 2) is in AT&T's system

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It seems like only yesterday that we learned the Tilt 2 (aka the HTC Touch Pro 2) is poised for a possible Oct. 18 launch on AT&T. And now we're seeing evidence of the phone in AT&T's inventory system, courtesy of the Boy Genius Report.

BGR points out that what we're looking at are several SKUs, including insurance options and phones without cameras.

Just a month to go, folks. (We hope.) Getting excited yet?

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