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5 years ago

Sprint WiMAX WaTCH: XOHM Network Still on Track

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Looks like not only is Sprint still planning on launching XOHM, their 4G WiMAX-based network, they're feeling pretty good about it too. Electronista reports that Sprint core technology vp Ben Vos says the new network is on track (we saw a soft launch in December), presumably to the markets totaling 100 million people Sprint promised. Best part - XOHM looks to use standard IP switching to managing devices, just like the internets. That should make creating networked apps a lot easier.

...For a second there you thought we were going to talk about Sprint without bringing up the possibility of an imminent Deathwatch, didn't you? Silly rabbit. No, the wrinkle with XOHM is that Sprint isn't telling just how the expansion is going to go until their next financial results call (when they will hopefully lay out the details). Sounds an awful lot like they're trying to make sure they have some good news to offset what many expect to be a deluge of red ink and bad news.

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5 years ago

Review: Facade Today Screen Customizer

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Review: Facade Today Screen Customizer

A few months ago, I made the switch from Windows Mobile Pro (Treo 750) to Windows Mobile Standard (Samsung BlackJack II). There were several reasons behind the move as well as several hesitations. One of which was the differences in home screens. I was really going to miss the WM Pro

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5 years ago

More XPERIA X1 Details Emerge

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More XPERIA X1 Details Emerge

inxperia lets us know that Sony has published a white paper on the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1. It's chock-full of details on what we can expect from what we're officially dubbing, right here right now style, “the next best damn Windows Mobile Smartphone Ever” (Sorry Tilt).

Go on and give it a download and learn some juicy details, like what the default “panels” will be (hooray, there will be an aquarium panel!), how well the bugger will be able to record video, location services, and more. One notable-but-completely-unsurprising detail: the US model will not have a second camera, just the main camera. Will US Carriers (we XPECT the XPERIA X1 to be on AT&T) ever get video conferencing going?

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5 years ago

HTC Shift to Arrive on Sprint!

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HTC Shift to Arrive on Sprint!

Well Well, it looks like folks that have been waiting for the HTC Shift to really and truly arrive in the States are in for a pleasant surprise - Sprint is going to carry it! That obviously means it's going to be an EVDO device (instead of the GSM variant in Europe). The Shift is an awfully sweet Windows Vista UMPC combined with a Windows Mobile device. You should know, however, that some folks are relatively unhappy that the Windows Mobile side of the device isn't really a full version of Windows Mobile, it's called

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5 years ago

Google Search Today Screen Plug in Now Available

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W00t! Over at the Google Blog, the fine folks at Microsoft's latest arch-enemy have created a simple today screen plug in (should work fine on both Standard and Pro) to initiate a Google Search. Palm's WM Treos have had this for a long time and folks lucky enough to get the real Windows Live have has the Live search box available to them, but this seem to be the first time (from a major company) that you can just simply download a plug-in for free and get that necessary search field on your Today screen.

...In other words, you'll be faster than anybody else at the bar to figure out just what the “B” in “B.A. Baracus” stands for. Go ahead, folks, Pity the Fool. Download the plug in by pointing your Windows Mobile device's browser to http://mobile.google.com

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5 years ago

Mobile March Madness

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Mobile March Madness

With March Madness fully underway, many of us are looking for ways to stay up-to-date with what is happening in the world of college basketball. Here is a look at some of the ways you can use your Windows Mobile phone towards that end.

  • Web browser - Many of the major names in sports news (ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sportsline, etc.) have made improvements to their mobile websites. My suggestion is try them all, see which one you like the most.
  • Text messages/Email - Most of the sites mentioned above offer some sort of alert service. The advantage of this obviously is that if you don
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5 years ago

Silverlight for Windows Mobile Demo Videos

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5 years ago

Dell Smartphone Rumors Ramping Up

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Dell Smartphone Rumors Ramping Up

Tough to believe, but it's been over a year since Dell announced that they were killing off the Axim PDA line. When that happened, we noted that Dell had also hired on Ron Garriques, a former Motorola executive. That move seemed to hint that Dell was thinking about starting up a line of Windows Mobile Smartphones. Smartphones obviously make a lot more sense in today's market, as PDAs are pretty much all but dead these days.

Throw another log into that rumor fire, as Digitimes is reporting that Dell has partnered up with manufacturer Foxconn. The supposed products are to be

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5 years ago

Windows Mobile Coming to Mini Tablets?

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Windows Mobile Coming to Mini Tablets?

Here's a new terms for you: MIDS, or Mobile Internet Devices. They're someplace between a UMPC and a Windows Mobile smartphone. Think mini-tablet. Think HTC Advantage. Think something that runs Windows Mobile, that does the sorts of things you need a bigger screen for without the power-comsumption and hassles of a full PC.

Think we'll be seeing more of them soon, if ZDNet's Mary Joe Foley's post about Microsoft's latest hire is right. See, Microsoft just hired Len Kawell, whose job description is interesting indeed:

Kawell is defining the application model for occasionally connected rich Internet applications in the mobile environment. He is also responsible for scaling Windows Mobile to new kinds of kinds of devices with larger screens and faster processors – also known as Mobile Internet Devices, or MIDs.

I've always found the HTC Advantage interesting but not quite what I'm looking for. Thin it up a bit, maybe drop that keyboard (I prefer a full-sized Bluetooth keyboard), and you're looking at something that could be pretty compelling. Windows Mobile is certainly powerful enough to make a MIDS a UMPC-Killer, but the question is whether or not the market for UMPCs and MIDS is big enough to warrant it. Is is something that interests you?

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5 years ago

How-To: Hardware Shortcuts: Blackjack Edition

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5 years ago

How's that Mogul Update Treating You?

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How's that Mogul Update Treating You?

When we heard that the Mogul updated was coming, we were excited. When we heard that the Mogul update had arrived, we partied like we always do when there's a ROM Update (yes, we are nerds). EVDO Rev A. (first ever!) and GPS will do that to you.

However, just like when we party too hard in real life, we're hearing that some folks are experiencing a bit of a post-update hangover. Sure, EVDO Rev A is rockin', but as we feared the GPS is a little wonky. Fortunately, it doesn't require a com port hack like the BlackJack II and the Q9h do (but really those folks just need to download MoDaCo's GPS Config). Unfortunately, some folks in our forums are reporting that the GPS has the nasty little habit of randomly turning off, or not turning on, and so on.

Our very own HobbesIsReal hooks us up with the config detail on how to get GPS going and

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5 years ago

HTC, MSDN Get Overhauled Websites

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HTC, MSDN Get Overhauled Websites

It's the calm before the storm. CTIA's Spring convention is coming in just a couple of short weeks and we're expecting big things (like Windows Mobile 6.1?). WMExperts will be there to keep you apprised of all the excitement, so no fretting about that. In the meantime, news in the Windows Mobile world might slow down a wee bit. No worries, though, we've got reviews and howtos aplenty to keep you busy.

Still and all, what's a news junky to do? How about check out some newly redesigned sites in the WM ecosystem? HTC's site has a new look -- you should definitely head over and sign up for their e-club to be able to grab updates for your device. Also sporting a new look is Microsoft's Windows Mobile Developer Center. It's always been chock-full of development tips and tricks, now they're just easier to find.

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5 years ago

Review: Blueant v12 Bluetooth Headset

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5 years ago

Review: Samsung WEP410 Bluetooth Headset

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5 years ago

Review: Mobi Products Skin Case for BlackJack II

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