While we've learned that honeycombs are out with Windows Mobile 6.5, we are now getting a peak at some of the themes that should be included with WM 6.5. Istartedsomething.com has run across screen shots of the latest leaked version (build 21202) of Windows Mobile 6.5. The seven themes are attributed to designers Ron Arad, Vera Wang, Rock, Issac Mishrahi, and Diane von Furstenberg. Follow the break to see all seven leaked themes plus a video from pocketnow.com showcasing the themes.
It's release date rumor day here at WMExperts, and the latest nugget surrounds Verizon and the long-awaited release of the HTC Touch Diamond.
The Boy Genuis Report says that the Diamond finally (FINALLY) will see the light of day on April 10 -- that's this Friday!
Better late than never, we guess, and we'll go ahead and through out our prediction for the Touch Diamond 2: Verizon will get it on May 2, 2010; the rest of the world will get it in the next couple of months.
This means, by way of example only, that checking email, surfing the Internet, downloading legally acquired songs, and/or visiting corporate intranets is permitted, but downloading movies using P2P file sharing services, customer initiated redirection of television or other video or audio signals via any technology from a fixed location to a mobile device, web broadcasting, and/or for the operation of servers, telemetry devices and/or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition devices is prohibited. Furthermore, plans(unless specifically designated for tethering usage) cannot be used for any applications that tether the device (through use of, including without limitation, connection kits, other phone/PDA-to computer accessories, Bluetooth® or any other wireless technology) to Personal Computers (including without limitation, laptops), or other equipment for any purpose.
After re-evaluating the language changes (and probably fielding countless complaints and reading a couple of blog posts), AT&T has retracted the changes. By the end of the day, AT&T backpeddled at 3G speeds to make ammends.
In a statement delivered to Engadget.com and other internet news outlets, "The language added on March 30 to AT&T's wireless data service Terms and Conditions was done in error. It was brought to our attention and we have since removed it. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused."
So for now we all can breath a sigh of relief and continue to enjoy our mobile downloads.
We're up to version 1.1.6 with the latest updated version of Torchmobile's Iris Mobile Browser. The enhancements of this latest version include: new registry flag to control the minimum/maximum zoom levels; history fixes; EUC-KR support improvements; performance improvements including 25% faster page loads, improved scrolling performance, and improved paint speed; as well as the customary improvements on hidden and site specific fixes.
You can download your copy of Iris at Torchmobile's Website or if you're already enjoying Iris, simply go to your options menu and check for updates.
The folks at PhoneScoop turned us on to a hidden little gem – a new Windows Mobile Satellite Phone that doesn't have a bulky external antenna. So, we made it a point to visit the TerreStar's booth here at CTIA and get our hands on a hybrid Satellite/3G Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional phone.
It's a prototype made up by Elektrobit, designed to use an upcoming satellite service by TerreStar. TerreStar plans on putting its satellite into geosynchronous orbit over North America in two to three months, providing satellite voice and data coverage for the U.S. and Canada. Follow the break for all the details and some pictures of this unique Windows Mobile phone.
While most of us are waiting for widespread use of OLED screens on smartphones, there's another little screen technology -- brand name "mirasol" -- that Qualcomm is pushing. It's based on MEMS and the short version is that it's highly reflective, takes very little power, and is currently monochrome only.
At any rate, Inventec was hiding out at Qualcomm's booth with their v112. Except for the aforementioned mirasol display, it's your standard Windows Mobile 6.1 GSM slab -- running a custom version of SPB Mobile Shell as a skin. The mirasol display sits underneath a touch-sensitive area that acts as your 5-day d-pad and displays notifications, current song, or just the date.
Price and availability unclear, but Inventec claims they are hoping for a worldwide launch. A few more shots below.
Holding it in your hand, it's so obviously cribbed from the original iPhone it's hard to know what else to say about it -- the curves along the side are straight up iPhone. The backing is a little classier, though, with a nice texture to it.
So while we expect great things from LG, we're hoping a bit of the innovation they're bringing to their featurephone lineup is able to cross over to Windows Mobile and do so right quick.
You know the drill: pics after the break, with bonus CTIA Booth Etiquitte complaint.
Ask us about ways to push e-mail to your phone, and the Seven beta inevitably comes up. And for good reason. It's pretty darn good. Now Seven has given a boost to calendar support, with specific love for Google calendar.
Here's what's being rolled out:
Ability to accept, reject or reschedule meetings and appointments: users can manage their calendar the same way they would on their desktop, enabling them to better manage their time.
Real-time, two-way synchronization: with SEVEN's true push capabilities, calendar updates are automatically, in real-time, synchronized between the server and the mobile device. The two-way synchronization increases users' productivity by letting them manage their Google Calendar on their phone while ensuring that changes are reflected on the server.
Meeting reminders: reminders, one of users' favorite calendar capabilities, are also available. Users can choose between visual and/or sound alerts as reminders of upcoming meetings. Users can dismiss or snooze the reminder.
Read/Write Offline Accessibility: with SEVEN, the Google Calendar is also accessible offline, for access outside of coverage areas or in places where the use of mobile phones is banned. When offline, users can not only view their Google Calendar, but they can also create, edit and change calendar entries. Server synchronization occurs as soon as the phone is connected back to the network.
After being pleasantly surprised by the rate of WiMAX growth in the states as evidenced in yesterday's keynote, I decided to go and give the Samsung Mondi the once-over. It's a big ol' tablet with a recessed screen, a somewhat interesting custom interface, middle-of-the-road specs, and a slide down keyboard that's a pretty poor affair. Oh, yes, and of course, it has WiMAX. Naturally, as is the universal law of all WiMAX demos at conventions, things weren't quite working yet.
Maybe it's that the Mondi was pretty beat up by day 2, but even so, the Mondi is not the device that will spearhead WiMAX adoption.
Vito Technology, developer of the popular Winterface user interface, announced today the availability of a new bundled application package, Tuned In. Tuned In rolls AudioNotes, SoundExplorer and Ringtone Editor into one convenient package.
AudioNotes is an, as the name implies, an application for recording and managing audio notes. SoundExplorer not only allows you to record notes, lectures, etc. but also allows you to reproduce these audio recordings using different playback speeds, formats and create playlists. RingtoneEditor is an application that allows you to make ringtones from any MP3 file.
Looks like the Palm Treo Pro and Samsung Omnia will be on Canada's Telus network, at least if recent newspaper ads (check out Page 5) have anything to say about it. [via BGR] We're not entirely certain, but the price could well be $149.99 for the standard 3-year deal. Interesting that the Treo Pro gets that much more of a discount than the Omnia, but then who are we do question our benevolent neighbors to the north?