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5 years ago

Toshiba TG01 shipped with virus

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Toshiba TG01 shipped with virus

Oopsie. Apparently a few Toshiba TG01s (those are the Snapdragon-powered, massive-screened phones we've been gushing over a bit) sold in July shipped with a virus. And, no, we're not talking about the funky user interface. Inside-handy.de [via unwired view]

Through the virus caused damage at O2 have not been reported. Toshiba is currently assessing the impact and the cause. We want as quickly as possible to clarify to what a virus is involved and how the virus on the memory cards could reach. From the beginning of next week, the TG01 again be distributed.

No word, though, on what sort of trouble the virus caused, and this appears confined to O2, so no need to run out and buy virus protection for your phone, especially since the TG01 isn't even available in the United States. And for more on smartphones and viruses, check out our previous story.

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5 years ago

More Windows Mobile 6.5 Standard

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5 years ago

ONEAPP headed to Zune HD?

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ONEAPP headed to Zune HD?

It's app day here at WMExperts. Next up is, naturally, Microsoft, which apparently has applied for a trademark of the word ONEAPP. Why, you ask? The ONEAPP trademark application (uh oh, this is gonna get confusing) states:

Computer software for allowing mobile device users to send messages, make payments and access and play music, games and videos on mobile devices; computer software platforms for developing mobile applications; computer software, namely, software development tools for the creation of mobile applications; computer software for running retail store site for purchase and download of mobile applications over wireless networks

Also:

Online retail store services facilitating the download of computer software for use on mobile phones, media players and other portable electronic devices

Current consensus is that ONEAPP could well make its way to the Zune HD, and that's probably not a bad bet.We know the Zune HD will have an iteration of Internet Explorer on board, and the ability to run applications seems natural. Will it also appear on Windows Mobile 7? Stay tuned, folks.

Via istartedsomething

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5 years ago

Bluetooth group outs Armani 2 as Samsung B7620

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Everyone and their mother is on Twitter. Yes, even mine. Turns out the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is, too, and they took it upon themselves to out the Samsung B7620 as the long awaited Armani 2 phone.

The Samsung B7610 is also known as the recently announced Omnia Pro (seen below), so we'd imagine things would fall along that line. Here are the specs on the SIG product page:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.
  • 800MHz processor.
  • Dedicated graphics.
  • SMS/MMS
  • Stereo FM radio.
  • agps.
  • Business card scanner.
  • Work and Life mode.
  • Media player, photo viewer/editor (?!?), Pocket Office, etc.

Zero word on pricing or availability, other than it's Europe-bound.

Samsung Hub [via wmpoweruser]

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5 years ago

Pitchforks up! Verizon planning own app store, won't include Windows Marketplace

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Leave it to Verizon to spoil the party. The great news that Microsoft will make Windows Marketplace for Mobile available for Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 was tempered somewhat a whole bunch by news that Verizon won't allow the Marketplace upfront. Instead, VZW is launching its own app store and will announce it July 28.

From Gigaom [via]:

Verizon’s Ryan Hughes, VP Partner Management, said in an interview Friday that the network operator’s app store will be the sole marketplace on devices sold by the company, meaning stores such as Research In Motion’s BlackBerry App World or Microsoft’s Windows Mobile Marketplace won’t get placement on Verizon handsets unless a consumer downloads them. Hughes also said that Verizon is focusing on aggregating content from four different developer communities: Windows Mobile, Palm, Android and BlackBerry.

So it sounds like Verizon will be shipping phones without Marketplace already on them. It's not yet known exactly how Marketplace will be pushed out to current phones, whether it's just an app install or a full ROM upgrade, so we're not sure how Verizon customers would go about getting the Marketplace post-purchase.

If this turns out to be on the level, Verizon will lose any goodwill gained by finally unlocking the GPS on the Saga and Touch Pro. (And we're still waiting on the Omnia, tap, tap, tap.)

Update: Gotta love Daring Fireball's reaction.

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5 years ago

Marketplace open to WinMo 6.0 and 6.1; accepting app submissions on July 27

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Microsoft today at its Worldwide Parterner Conference in New Orleans announced that Windows Marketplace for Mobile will be available not just on Windows Mobile 6.5 as previously believed, but on Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 as well. That's slightly stunning news as it allays fears of causing a pretty deep schism among current devices. It's still not known just how many phones will get the 6.5 upgrade later this year, and a lot of people were prepared to be left out in the cold.

Also announced was that the Marketplace will open up the app submission process on July 27, and a few screenshots have been made available.

That not enough? Microsoft is also building Windows Marketplace Business Center that "will contain mobile business applications across several common industries and line of business functions from leading companies that include Avanade UK, Formotus, Ilium Software, Pyxis Mobile and WebIS.  Business Center is another way for our partners to differentiate themselves and showcase their business applications, while making it easier for users to locate and purchase the latest mobile business tools."

Still no firm date on when anything's actually launching, but we're steaming right along. So how about it, folks? That put Windows Mobile 6.5 and Marketplace in a whole new light for you? Let us know in the forums.

There's more on the Windows Mobile Team blog, and a video of Microsoft's Todd Brix after the break.

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5 years ago

Live: Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference keynote

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5 years ago

Review: Handy Weather v4

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Review: Handy Weather v4

Paragon Software has recently updated Handy Weather, their weather information application for Windows Mobile.  Handy Weather v4.00 adds "finger friendly" navigation, weather maps with zoom capability, hourly forecasts and locating forecast cities with GPS.  We had the chance to take the updated version out for a test drive recently and after the break, we'll share our impressions on Paragon Software's Handy Weather.

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5 years ago

Review: My Little Tank

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Review: My Little Tank

 

When it comes to software, everybody likes games. When you’re sitting at the Doctor’s office with nothing to do but read magazines that are 6 months old or watch soap operas, having games on your Windows Mobile device might even save someone’s life.

Astraware is one of the companies that excel in making highly addictive games for Windows Mobile. Casino, racing and even one of the weird little feed-your-fish-so-it-doesn’t-die games are all part of Astraware’s repertoire. One genre of games that work extremely well with Windows Mobile is scrolling shooters. My Little Tank pits your (little) tank against a host of nasties, mostly other little tanks. It’s a fairly typical shooter in that you have things to destroy and items to pick up and you’re generally trying to avoid getting shot.

For all the nuts and bolts of how the game plays and performs, rumble on through.

 

 

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5 years ago

While you're waiting: GVDialer for Google Voice

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It's been a few weeks now since Google Voice opened up its beta program and started sending out invites. And as they've said before (and again above – that's first in, first out), the list is long.

So while we're waiting, here's an app you should look into once you get your invite. GVDialer fills one of the larger holes of Google Voice in that if you just dial straight from your phone, like always, your normal phone number and not your Google Voice number shows up on the other end.

GVDialer takes care of that. Your mobile number remains private, and your GV number is displayed on Caller ID. It also works straight from your contacts of dialer and is customizable in many of the same ways as Google Voice. Use it on some calls. Don't use it on others. It also hooks into your Google Voice web account and voicemail.

GVDialer currently is $9.99, and there's a free 30-day trial available. It's also available for BlackBerry, iPhone, Nokia and Android. More info at gvdialer.com, and there's a quick video after the break.

If you're one of the lucky ones with a GV account and have used GVDialer, let us know in the comments how it's worked for you.

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5 years ago

Xperia X1 case fights back against crack

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Cracks in the case are the scourge of every cell phone owner. To wit: The Palm Treo Pro, iPhone and Palm Pre are just three of the more recent high-profile phones that have suffered some apparently random plastic breakage. Add the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 to that list.

But cracks in cases are nothing new. What you see above, however, is interesting in that we get a good look at a slight design change in the Xpeira X1. (Look at the 90-degree corner there to the left of the numbers.) Any engineering types want to chime in on structural integrity of the two designs?

Via XDA Developers

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5 years ago

Toshiba TG01 promotional video

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5 years ago

Even more T-Mobile Touch Pro 2, with video!

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We know it's painful, and you're tired of being teased by the T-Mobile Touch Pro 2. As are we. And we promise, this will be the last you see of leaks of it until ... well, until the next leak. But this one from TmoNews is quite a haul, so we'll just grin and bear it.

We'll start with the video you see above, apparently shot with an iPhone 3GS. (Grits teeth even harder ...) After the break, some of the best pictures we've seen thus far, along with another video.

Just. A. Few. More. Weeks.

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5 years ago

Evidence points toward Touch Diamond 2 on Sprint

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We're about to really get into the ones and zeros here, and we're going to do so after the break, so bear with us. But the skinny is that it looks like legendary ROM chef Conflipper has found evidence that the HTC Touch Diamond 2 will be coming to Sprint. (That's just us slapping a Sprint logo on a TD2 up there, so nobody freak out just yet.)

Sure, that might not be a surprise, given that Sprint carries the original Touch Diamond and we've seen a Sprint-branded Touch Pro 2. But how Conflipper came to this conclusion is pretty cool, and he's shared it at ppcgeeks. Click on through to the other side as we break down all the dirty details. (And thanks, Brandon, for the tip!)

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