Here’s a change from what we saw at Mobile World Congress, HTC has today announced three new US devices, and one of them happens to be a Windows Phone 7. Two of the devices are for Sprint, and only one is for AT&T. Let’s take a look at the HTC HD7S first, and then we’ll check out the EVO 3DRead more
This is so good, it’s almost hard to believe: Microsoft and Nokia have just formally announced their “Broad Strategic Partnership” as they “combine assets and develop innovative mobile products on an unprecedented scale.” The joint press conference occurred at 2:00 a.m. PST/5:00 a.m. EST, and unfortunately (or is it fortunately?) I was still awake trying to catch up on things
The past year has seen interesting developments in the gear we all use: the term iOS replaced iPhone OS as the OS that started on iPhone was also on the new iPad when it took the world and Gear Diary writers by storm, Android phones blossomed and became real competitors to the iPhone, and the iPad got its first real
The Dell Venue has been one of the more highly anticipated Windows Phone 7 devices, and now you can order your own! $99 with a two-year T-Mobile contract, or $449 contract free, the Dell Venue offers a unique form factor, a huge screen and a possibly triumphant return of Dell in the Windows mobile device space; past-Axim owners rejoice!
Chin Ho Kelly challenges Kono Kalakaua to perform the search while they are looking at a sculpture, when she reaches into her bag and pulls out the LG Optimus 7Read more
The earliest devices were seeded to select reviewers a few weeks ago, and yesterday evening the Windows Phone 7 reviews began appearing; there are features to each new Windows Phone 7 device that I find compelling, and I’ll admit that my curiosity is running wild!
I’ve put together a review roundup of reviews, choice quotes and videos for you to
Yesterday Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7, the ground-up reboot of the failed Windows Mobile platform. By all accounts the hardware and software look solid and intriguing, with reports of great performance and an interface built around a quick look at lots of information rather than being largely app-centric like iOS and Android. Of course, only time will tell how it
Francis: Monday’s press conference marked the official announcement of Microsoft’s highly anticipated Windows Phone 7. Microsoft has officially been tooting their own horn in the past months about their new phone OS and hardware, claiming that this is the new vision of Microsoft Mobile devices.
Judie: If you are one of the few who haven’t yet watched Steve Allen and
The regular onslaught of weekly smartphone announcements highlighting the latest offerings running Android or the upcoming Windows Phone 7 OS, it’s very easy for Motorola’s ES400 to get lost in the mix. The device doesn’t immediately scream ‘sexy’ and it’s running Windows Mobile 6.5. Yes, I said 6.5!
So why on earth should you even care about the ES400? Read
My first smartphone was a Window Mobile smartphone — a Motorola MPX220. My second smartphone was also a Windows Mobile Smartphone — an iMate Jam; my third and my fourth smartphones were Windows Mobile devices as well. And then… I was done with Windows Mobile. Say what you want, but my experience with Windows Mobile was never all that good.Read more
To refresh your memory, NTP is the company that in 2006 sued the creator of the Blackberry, Research in Motion, otherwise known as RIM. RIM settled out of court with NTP for 612 million. Not chump change. RIM is still around and they are not being sued again by NTP, but almost everyone else is. Companies affectedRead more
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For the vast majority of Smartphone users, Android and iPhone have been doing quite nicely with a little RIM and WebOS thrown in for good measure. The Windows Mobile fans have been left with broken hearts — and dreams of one day seeing a super comeback from Microsoft’s mobile platform. With the announcement of Windows Phone
As companies continue to “go mobile” to take advantage of giving their employees the means to manage their work anytime or anywhere, the inevitable problems of how to manage devices and costs quickly becomes top priority. Imagine being able to easily manage all of the service costs for each device — before those pricey overage charges hit from going overRead more
It’s not major news, but it is good news: Microsoft is simplifying their “Windows Phone 7 Series” to the less cumbersome “Windows Phone 7″. An obvious explanation for the “Series” moniker is that it was meant to “indicate that there would be a range of phones providing choice of hardware and operator.” Microsoft must have realized that the name was
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MWC is in full swing and all the big companies are pulling out the stops on the new phones. None of this is really any surprise until I saw the assortment on “mini” phones starting to stack up. I first though to myself who wants a mini phone? Super huge capacitive screens are what we are
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HTC is introducing a new Windows Phone this morning — the HD Mini. Specifications on the first press release that I received were pretty sparse, as it only said the HD Mini would be “sleek, well-crafted and easy to use,” that it would have a capacitive touchscreen, and that it would offer personal WiFi for your computer
It’s been the world’s worst kept secret – that Windows Phone 7 Series was coming, and today finally marked its official debut. In a live-streamed telecast from Mobile World Congress, Steve Ballmer and several others showcased the latest incarnation of the platform formerly known as Pocket PC and Windows Mobile. For those of us who have been along from theRead more
This is a joint review between Jason and Judie. Jason’s comments will be in black; Judie’s will be in blue italics.
I recently got to spend a few days with the AT&T LG eXpo. Quite honestly, the main attraction for wanting to use this Windows Mobile 6.5 packin’ phone is its ability to be used with a Pico Projector
photo courtesy of Sony Ericsson Product Blog
Talk about trying to sneak one in under the radar! Sony Ericcson is announcing a new device, the Aspen, today in the UK. According to the Sony Ericsson Product Blog,”This phone is targeting a business user or the consumer who is really into messaging. With both touch screen and QWERTY keyboard it really
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So many new phones these days it’s hard to keep track of what’s a real piece of hardware and what’s purely a rendering or speculation. I wanted to compile a small list of post CES, pre MWC phones that may or may not make it to consumers hands. I kept the list down to phones planned
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With CES out of the way and an army of new mobile technology invading your wallet, Microsoft might be trying to pull some of the spotlight back in their direction. We posted last week about the overwhelming amount of companies claiming that WinMo will be delayed until next year. Apparently Microsoft didn’t appreciate that kind of press,
As the battle of the Smartphones rages on, more consumers are making the smartphone switch every day. People are trading up their RAZR’s for something with a touchscreen, keyboard and high dollar data package. Comscore conducted a survey back in October to find out the Mobile OS market share as of Q3 2009. The survey was only conducted on users above
Are you a Apple Fan Boy that still holds a little love for the Windows OS?
Well the Bamboo Group has just released the iPhone OS application for you.
Wind OS 1.0 is being billed as the first, true, Windows emulator for the iPhone OS.
With Wind OS you will have a notepad for text editing, a browser for surfing
While at Mobius I had the opportunity to take a look at some of the cool phones other members were carrying. The iPhone 3G and 3GS were popular with many of us (that’s Alex‘s lovely wife gracing his iPhone’s screen), and the Motorola Droid (that’s Vincent with his beautiful wife Lynnsie, on his) was popular with quite a few others
Oh, the HTC HD2…if ever there was a Windows Phone that drew a collective sigh of envy from all who saw it, this would have to be the one. With its 4.3″ capacitive touch display (finger based – not stylus based!), its 1GHz Snapdragon mobile processor, and its stunning good looks, the HD2 is a Windows Mobile Dream come true.