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8 years ago

Will the Samsung i788 be called the BlackJack III?

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Mobility Site is reporting some new tidbits on the Samsung i788. That's nothing big, we've been expecting the Samsung i788 on AT&T for awhile now. What does seem new is confirmation that it will, in fact, be called the BlackJack III. That's what SK Telecom is calling it, anyway.

Samsung's sequel to the BlackJack II are being sited on the internet as well as details on what the new phone will bring. The SCH-M480, otherwise known as the BlackJack III, will launch with Windows Mobile 6 Professional and will be the first BlackJack with a touch screen. It will sport a 2.6” 320x320 screen along with a Blackberry styled keypad and finger mouse. Additionally, the BlackJack III will feature WiFi 802.11 b/g connectivity, a 2.0 megapixel camera, Bluetooth support, mp3/mpeg4/wmv file support and will be fitted with a microSD card slot.

Expected delivery of the BlackJack III on SK Telecom is sometime in late July. AT&T: We still don't know.

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8 years ago

Any Lees, MS SVP of Mobile Communications, Speaks out on Windows Mobile

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On a day when many are filled with equal parts joy and dismay on the iPhone side of life, let's not forget something important:

In terms of # of devices sold, Windows Mobile's growth over the last three months exceeded the total number of iPhones sold. Of course, that number was pretty seriously deflated by a lack of availability in the last month or so, but still: last quarter Microsoft shipped 4.5 million WM licenses -- up 1.8 million year over year to the iPhone's 1.7 million. That's some healthy worldwide marketshare right there.

That was Andy Lees point during his keynote at last week's partner conference. Lees also threw the gauntlet down when it comes to Enterprise App Development:

Nokia has -- and actually Apple, both have basic support for business productivity, Apple with their new update where they just provide very basic connectivity into Exchange, not as rich as you would get on Windows Mobile. But as far as the programming models that they provide, they really aren't robust enough for application development outside of the browser, and so for you to be able to provide application platform business solutions, certainly we provide a much richer way of doing that.

Lees also sat down for an interview with the::unwired and talked up similar points, though he did make a special note to discuss the consumer market and how Windows Mobile is going to address it better in the future.

So hit both articles up if you're tired of hearing iPhone users complain about having inactive phones, a nice antidote to today's media blitz.

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8 years ago

Samsung i907 passes FCC, is AT&T-bound

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Samsung i907 passes FCC, is AT&T-bound

Looks like another goodie from Samsung has made its way through the feds, and it appears headed for AT&T.

We should be able to expect at least 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth, but that's pretty much a given these days, right?

Another pic from the FCC is after the break. But my Korean's a little lacking. Feel free to translate in the comments.

Thanks to Marco for the tip.

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8 years ago

Control your phone from your desktop

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Control your phone from your desktop

There's something strangely perverse about using your desktop to control a Windows Mobile device, but there are times when it makes sense.

Enter the recently updated My Mobiler, which does exactly that, and more.

In addition to simply controlling your device, including emulating most of the buttons, you can:

  • Cut and paste from the device to the desktop, and vice-versa.
  • Capture screenshots.
  • Capture video of your device.
  • Drag and drop files to your device.

My Mobiler is freeware and works on WinMo 5, 6.0 and (if you're living in the past) CE.

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8 years ago

Treo 800w available on Sprint.com

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Treo 800w available on Sprint.com

Anthony, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and ever-alert this Sunday morning, has emailed in to let us know that the Treo 800w is now available on Sprint.com. It's $249.99 with all the rebates associated with a 2 year agreement, it's $599.99 if you want to wrangle one without any strings. This does appear to be the last in a long line of “unofficially available” Treo 800w stories you're going to see, as we don't have an official announcement yet from Sprint or Palm -- a point we bring up because the official announcement is the date we're using for the Rumortastic Treo 800w giveaway.

Thanks Anthony!

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8 years ago

Price Drop: Sprint Touch and Samsung Ace now $99

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While many will be perusing the Sprint site today to get ahold of the Treo 800w, Solsie noticed that there are a couple of other nice bits there or those of use who aren't addicted to WM Pros with front-facing keyboards. The Samsung Ace World-phone and the Sprint Touch both look a little less awesome compared to the Treo 800w and their prices have been dropped to reflect that, both are now just 99 bucks after the 2 year contract. Go grab 'em if you've been waiting for a price drop.

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8 years ago

Review: Case Mate Signature Case-Holster Combo For BlackJack II

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8 years ago

Review: Treo 800W

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8 years ago

What the iPhone 3G can do for you

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What the iPhone 3G can do for you

OK, we get it. There are two days left until the iPhone 3G is released. Yes, reviews are beginning to flow. Lines are forming the world 'round.

But what are we, the Windows Mobile faithful, getting out of all this madness?

Last year, just before the launch of the 2G iPhone, AT&T upgraded its EDGE network for the almighty to take advantage.

This time around, it appears 3G coverage is getting beefed up in the more "rural" markets that until recently have been EDGE-bound, great news for those of us who don't live in a major metro but aren't exactly in the sticks, either.

This isn't that much of a surprise, given that AT&T told us about their expansion plans some time ago.

The AT&T 3G network is now available in more than 280 U.S. major metropolitan areas. The company will deliver 3G service to nearly 350 leading U.S. markets by the end of 2008.

Other plans for 2008 include the completion of the nation's first High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA)-enabled network by the middle of the year. The AT&T 3G network now delivers LaptopConnect users typical downlink speeds ranging between 700 kilobits per second (Kbps) and 1.7 megabits per second (Mbps), and faster uplink speeds ranging between 500 Kbps and 1.2 Mbps. The faster uplink speeds allow users to quickly send large files and take full advantage of the latest Internet and business applications.

Check out the AT&T 3G Expansion threads on HowardForums, and let us know in the comments if you suddenly have a whole new outlook on life faster data speeds.

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8 years ago

Update: Sprint Launching Touch Diamond Dual Sept 2nd?

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Yesterday we went with the story that Sprint is getting ready to launch the Touch Diamond, which was recently seen in the testing stage at that company, so it seemed quite plausible.

But then three other pieces of evidence have caused us to cautiously re-evaluate the situation:

Bit of a let down, eh? While the Touch Dual will be a nice device, it sure doesn't bring the glam that the Diamond seems to have.

Still, we expect the Diamond to not trail too far behind, which means Sprint will have a busy fall with Touch Duals, Diamonds and Pros in Q3 and Q4.

Stay tuned & or apologies for getting your hopes up too early ;-).

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8 years ago

HP iPAQ 910 Looks Good, Listens (to towers) better

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8 years ago

Treo 800w Data Sheets get leaked

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Treo 800w Data Sheets get leaked

Yet another slow night leaves us with these little gems courtesy of forum member Darth Pooh (who knew Pooh bear went to the Darkside?).

Evidently he met with his local store rep who had some promo materials from Palm directly and he managed to snag a couple of photos and then scanned them himself.

Nice work forum sleuths!

So what do these data sheets tells us that we don't already know? Not much more than we have already learned, but hey there are plenty of new glam shots, some cool shortcuts and you'll learn exactly what Sprint reps will tell you when they try to sell you this phone.

Although, we do learn

  • "... it will ship with a standard and extended battery due to beta feedback"
  • RevA enabled out of the box
  • Qualcomm MSM-6800a chipset
  • GPS is standalone and assisted (noyce)
  • Talk time is "up to 4 hours" with 200 hrs standby
  • 1150 mah battery (same as the Centro)

Check out our 800w GPS Closer look article for more info on that one.

BTW, don't believe the hype about extended delays of the release as we're still confident that this time next week, everyone who wants one (all 8 of you) will have received them, even by mail.

Download the full 12 page sales guide here (while it lasts)

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8 years ago

Diamond Accelerometer API out

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8 years ago

Ballmer: Windows Mobile Ain't Cool, but Someday It Will Be

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CNET News.com notes, Steve Ballmer recently addressed the Microsoft Worldwide Developer Conference and told them this:

I think you'll find people, as we get to our next generation of Windows Mobile devices, people will stop and say, not everybody gets by well without a keyboard. I don't know about the rest of you, I actually find it easier to have one when I'm typing a piece of e-mail. So what we need to do is have products that surprise people, that delight people, and particularly on the consumer side .[W]e haven't surprised people quite as much as we need to, to surf the cool wave. But, man, you take a look at where Vista is going, you take a look at Windows Mobile, and watch us watch this space for news on search.

In a week where that other phone with its cool new apps is surprising and delighting a *lot* of people, I suppose it's nice that Ballmer is willing to admit that Windows Mobile looks a bit ...staid... these days. Still, though, it would be nice to see Windows Mobile “surf the cool wave” someday.

Of course, saying things like “surf the cool wave” pretty much guarantees you don't get what “cool” is. Now, Ballmer's said this sort of thing before, so we can tell he's working on it. We also have high hopes for J Allard's leadership for Window Mobile -- the man is the coolest thing going to Microsoft these days.

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8 years ago

Sprint now taking orders for the Treo 800w (via Telesales)

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With the actual release date hovering around this weekend/next few days, it's nice to know that if you call Sprint Telesales (877-639-8351) you can place your order today for the device.

The product ID, if they have trouble is: PTR800HK.

All the info we have posted in the last few days still stands: price is $599.99 with $75 or $150 off for 1 or 2 year upgrades, plus a $100 mail in rebate.

Some of those on SERO are being asked for a verification email from a Sprint employee, but these seem to be the exception right now. SERO customers do not have to switch plans to get the phone.

The good news? My order is expected to be here tomorrow, so stay tuned for that arrival and un-boxing if true.

No word on the exact date on in-store purchases, but it'll probably be sooner than later.

Want to track your Sprint order? Click here.

Thanks to boilermaker via our forums!

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