Finally a Windows Mobile handset I’d actually buy

I popped by the HTC stand yesterday and had a browse around. I’m normally hugely pained by HTC — brilliant devices completely hampered by Windows Mobile. Admittedly v6.1 of the OS is an improvement — but it’s still fundamentally annoying. I can’t stand the screen build-out and the fact that it simply can’t handle doing […]

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Weird O2 XDA behaviour?

A Friday puzzler for you… Can any of the big brains that read Mobile Industry Review offer any help to a friend who seeing some weird behavior on his Windows Mobile device? A whole load of emails just ‘leaked’ from my phone to an SMS recipient,  impossible surely?! They were deleted emails (the full content)…  […]

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NSA-approved handset runs Windows Mobile

Goodness me. This is the phone that is apparently approved — or at least possible for — Mr President-Elect Obama to use. You know how he’s ‘addicted’ to Blackberry? Well, give him one of these and watch him become immediately un-addicted. Windows Mobile. Total total unmitigated rubbish when you ACTUALLY want to use a device […]

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The one good thing with Windows Mobile: ActiveSync

That’s the one good thing with Windows Mobile. ActiveSync. Your contacts sync correctly. Same with Nokia handsets running Mail For Exchange. It all just works. Every since I arsed about trying to get Google, Plaxo, Apple Address Book AND Exchange to sync… big screw ups. BIG BIG screw ups. iTunes and Google repeatedly sync and […]

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Palm opens Software Store

Palm has opened a software store with over 5,000 applications (around 1,000 free) these are mixed between PalmOS and Windows Mobile – so beating Microsoft who are planning to open the Skyfront Store in 2009. There are also more applications than in Google’s App store. Is it too little too late though, Palm has been […]

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Sony Ericsson announces SDK Beta for Windows Mobile

It’s no little secret that both the Apple iPhone and Android phones have done exceptionally well in the markets. Their sales figures not only mean good business for their manufacturers, but they’ve been a boon for countless developers out there, whose apps can now reach to even more people through their respective application stores. We’ve […]

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Converting an application from Symbian to Windows Mobile

Daniel caught me the other day. He’s a mobile developer working on some nifty communications services aimed at Ethiopians throughout the world. He’s got some chaps to create a Symbian S40/S60 version of the service he’s aiming to launch — and is wondering how difficult it will be to convert the application to work on […]

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Would you pay $15 for a Windows Mobile license?

I certainly wouldn’t pay for Windows Mobile. Not in it’s current state. Microsoft is charging between $8 and $15 per handset for its Windows Mobile license fee. Obviously there’s speculation — most notably in this piece from CNET — that this is now a rather strange position from Microsoft, given that Google Android is ‘free’. […]

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Widescreen Windows Mobile handset from ASUS?

With all the recent barrage of Widescreen mobile phone brought in along with Windows Mobile’s 6.1 update a-la Samsung Omnia or even the Touch HD, Asus didn’t want to be left out of the competition. Pictures have surfaced of what seems to be a Widescreen handset running Windows Mobile 6.1 at its core. What’s included […]

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AOL polishes up mobile AIM

AOL has spiffed up AIM AIM Express, a Flash based web version that means users can have AIM conversations over the web without having to download any software. AIM Express sports tabbed IM conversations and text message mode – users can SMS anyone on their buddy list – and the apps works with all the […]

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Skype for Windows Mobile Focus Group

If you have Skype, and Windows Mobile, this may just be your cup of tea. We’re always trying to come up with ways we can improve Skype, and to help us do this we are inviting Skype users to talk to us about how they use Skype in Central London. This time we will be […]

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Samsung shows off iPhone-a-like Omnia

While the iPhone hype machine was going into overdrive earlier this week, Samsung slipped out its latest device: the Omnia. It’s a fully-specced beauty, but its design is oddly reminiscent of the iPhone. It’s got a five megapixel camera with smile detection, decent internal memory with 8GB or 16 GB options, GPS with navigation and […]