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Thursday, 29.03.07
UNVEILED: eXpansys reveals the UBiQUiO 503G Pocket PC Phone Edtion
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:56 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

eXpansys, the brand-owner of UBiQUiO just unveiled its latest UBiQUiO  Windows Mobile Pocket PC, the UBiQUiO 503G. Running on Windows Mobile 6 Professional, the 503G is UBiQUiO's first quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE triband UMTS/HSDPA device. That and the quick 520MHz Intel (Marvell) processor, Stereo Bluetooth and WiFi makes the UBiQUiO 503G indeed an interesting devices.
Additionally, it's sporting 256 MB of ROM which means you can store a larger number of mobile applications directly onto the device and if you want to store a large number of files, then you can simply plug in a microSD card, up to 2GB in capacity:

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UPDATE: Hudson Mobile released Phone Dashboard 2.0
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:55 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Hudson Mobile recently announce the launch and availability of Phone Dashboard 2.0, the leading utility for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC Phone Editions.
Phone Dashboard helps save you money because it keeps you from going over your monthly minutes. Phone Dashboard also saves you time by allowing you to easily view, sort and export your calling history for expense tracking. With release 2.0, Hudson Mobile extend Phone Dashboard to track SMS and MMS message usage as well as call usage.

Other new features include more options to customize your phone plans including flexible weekends and call rounding and improved logging, usability and performance. Now more than ever, Phone Dashboard gives you a complete picture of your phone usage.

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Wednesday, 28.03.07
LINK: PocketPCItalia.com previews the Toshiba Portégé G500 Windows Mobile Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:41 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

PocketPCItalia.com has published a complete preview of Toshiba's new Windows Mobile Smartphone, the Portégé G500, which was announced during the last 3GSM World Congress.
This Windows Mobile-based slider smartphone marks Toshiba's comeback into the Windows Mobile market and it sure is a successful comeback as the first of the two new models Toshiba will launch in 2007.
The Toshiba Portégé G500 features a 2 megapixel on the backside and VGA front camera for video calls, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, biometric fingerprint recognition sensor that also serves as a directional pad with selection function as well and for sure UMTS. According to PocketPCItalia.com the G500 "is a neat piece of hardware that features great specs all stuffed into a relatively tiny housing":

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Tuesday, 27.03.07
UNVEILED: HTC S720 Windows Mobile Smartphone shows its face
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:21 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

During the CTIA Wireless, which is currently happening in Orlando, Engadget Mobile and Mobility Site got its hands on the HTC S720 - HTC's CDMA version of the HTC Vox aka HTC S710.
While both devices are running on Microsoft's Windows Mobile Smartphone platform, the S710 was announced to be released with Windows Mobile 6 while the (so far not officially announced) S720, Engadget Mobile and Mobility Site got in its hands, is currently running Windows Mobile 5 only. Other differences are, that the S710 is a GSM/GPRS/EDGE quadband smartphone while the S720 sports CDMA's EV-DO standard. Not sure why the S720 became so squarish but I like the Vox ID more:

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UPGRADE: E-TEN announces Windows Mobile 6 upgrades to Glofiish Pocket PC Phones
Posted by Arne Hess - at 09:15 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

E-TEN Information Systems has announced that it will offer owners of its own-brand Glofiish X500 and M700 Pocket PC Phones the ability to upgrade to Windows Mobile 6, the latest platform for mobile devices. E-TEN is currently working to deliver a series of language-localized ROM updates that will allow owners of Glofiish X500 and M700 Pocket PC Phones to upgrade their devices to Windows Mobile 6.
The Glofiish X500 and M700 Pocket PC Phones offer all-in-one connectivity for consumers and professionals on the move. Both handsets include support for GSM, EDGE, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth and include a 400MHz Samsung CPU and 128MB of Flash ROM.

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UPGRADE: Palm announces global Treo 750 Upgrade to Windows Mobile 6
Posted by Arne Hess - at 08:42 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Following Microsoft's pre-announcement at the 3GSM WorldCongress last month, Palm today confirmed that an update to the Windows Mobile 6 Professional operating system will be available for Treo 750 smartphone customers around the world. The Treo 750 is available from carriers in the United States, Europe and Asia and remains a key part of Palm's international expansion strategy to make Treo smartphones available to more customers. For AT&T customers, the update also will facilitate High-speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) capability - allowing faster data-download speeds on 3G/UMTS/HSDPA networks.

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Monday, 26.03.07
LEAKED: HTC Panda Windows Mobile Pocket PC shows its face
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:16 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Have you ever heard of the HTC Panda? No? Doesn't matter, because now you can see another unknown HTC Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition. We've just received two photos of an engineering sample and as it looks, the HTC Panda is the real successor of the HTC Alpine. Running on Windows Mobile 5.0 (or maybe 6.0 if not released yet), the HTC Panda is powered by a Samsung CPU at 400 MHz and features a 3.5" TFT display and is expected to sport 256 MB ROM and 64 MB 128 RAM. However, unfortunately the Panda seems to be a pure 2.5G device by supporting triband GSM/GPRS/EDGE only (while leaving 850 MHz support). On the other hand, the device is expected to feature WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0. Last but not least, the device features a 2 megapixel camera:

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UNVEILED: HTC announced the HTC Advantage X7501
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:37 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Following HTC's earlier HTC Advantage X7500 announcement, HTC today announced the HTC Advantage X7501; a powerful mobile office device that lets you work wherever and whenever you want. Powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 with Direct Push Technology, you have the office tools you need while on the road. Attach the QWERTY keyboard and easily type up documents, E-Mails and messages. The huge 5-inch VGA display provides you more than enough room for surfing the Web and viewing documents. The X7501 is sporting HSDPA/UMTS (2100 MHz for Europe, 850/1900 MHz for USA) as well as quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE for all regions. In addition, the X7501 includes WiFi b/g and Bluetooth.

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ROM: Samsung U.S. released a ROM Update for the SGH-i607 (BlackJack) [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:26 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Samsung has recently released a software update for its BlackJack Windows Mobile Smartphone, which Samsung recommends to install. Please note, this isn't a Windows Mobile 6 upgrade but should enhance roaming capabilities, especially internationally.
In addition, there are cosmetic user interface changes (several icons have been changed) contained within the update. The update will take about 10 minutes to complete if the system is already set up.

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Thursday, 22.03.07
LEAKED: HTC Kaiser Press Photo hits the Web
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:22 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Now, even if not announced so far, the HTC Kaiser becomes more official, especially because this photo looks like a leaked press shot of the HTC Kaiser (which is expected to be released as HTC P4540).
To to bring the Kaiser back into your mind - it's the HTC Hermes follower which is expected to be released anytime mid of this year. Like the Hermes, also to Kaiser is featuring a slide-out keyboard. However, if it is opened, the screen can be flipped.
Feature-wise the Kaiser is expected to run with Windows Mobile 6 Professional for Pocket PC Phone Edition and as another highlight it's featuring GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA as well as Bluetooth 2.0 and WiFi b/g:

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CONVERGENCE: ZyXEL enters the Windows Mobile market with its new V660 VoIP Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:51 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

ZyXEL Communications UK today announced the UK launch of its converged WiFi/GPRS/GSM quad-band V660 Windows Mobile Smartphone with built-in VPN support. The phone will enable SMBs and consumers to make and receive calls whether via voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN), fixed or mobile through one single device, whilst also providing access to E-Mail, web, and instant messaging services.
As of today, the V660 is powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile Edition 5.0 and combines form and function with its 1.9-inch display. The mobile phone also includes a 2.0 megapixel camera, video and MP3 player, 64 MB on-board memory, a microSD expandable memory slot for further storage capacity and comes with Skype software pre-installed.

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Wednesday, 21.03.07
UNVEILED: Lenovo ET600 Windows Mobile Pocket PC shows its face
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:42 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

With its brushed metal exterior, the new Lenovo ET600 Windows Mobile Professional Pocket PC looks like a winner since it strikes the balance between design and functionality.
Powered by a TI OMAP750 at 200 MHz, the ET600 features 64 MB RAM and 128 MB ROM which can be extended with microSD card, as well as triband GSM/GPRS, Bluetooth 2.0 and a 2 megapixel camera. Last but not least, the ET600 is running Windows Mobile 6 Professional - for sure.

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Tuesday, 20.03.07
LEAKED: First HTC Kaiser Photos hits the Web
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:20 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

We've heard quite a bit about HTC's new Windows Mobile Professional Pocket PC Phone Edition, the HTC Kaiser and now the first real photos hits the web.
Basically, the Kaiser is the follower of the HTC Hermes but like with the Wizard/Herald update, the Kaiser is expected to be thinner as well as it should gets an improved feature-set including a 3 megapixel camera, GPS, GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA & HSUPA plus WiFi and Bluetooth and for sure it's running on Windows Mobile 6. Interesting is the keyboard mechanism which seems to array the display as well as it seems to just slide out:

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UTILITY: Adisasta releases WinMobile Zip version 3 for Windows Mobile Pocket PC
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:27 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Adisasta Software today announced the release of WinMobile Zip version 3 for Microsoft Windows Mobile Pocket PCs. New in this version, in addition to standard zip archiving operation, is that WinMobile Zip now supports viewing and extracting of a wide range of archive formats including ISO, CAB, ARJ, LZH, GZ, Z, DEB, CPIO, TAR, RAR, BZIP2, CHM, RPM and SIS.
WinMobile Zip version 3 is extremely easy to use. It features user friendly multi-tab interface allowing intuitive single-handed operation using softkeys and hardware navigation buttons. WinMobile Zip version 3 has a distinctive dual-folder design that enables user to copy, move, extract or compress files from one folder to another in a breeze.

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Monday, 19.03.07
UPDATE: Syncdate released SmartphoneNotes 2.1 with support of Windows Vista
Posted by Arne Hess - at 00:01 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Finally, one of my all-time favorite Windows Mobile Smartphone (Standard) applications got the long awaited update to work with Windows Vista again: Syncdata SmartphoneNotes.
Even with the release of Windows Mobile 6, Microsoft left support of Outlook Notes which means if you are using this handy digital "Post-it's" as much as I do, you cannot sync them with your Windows Mobile Smartphone device because there is no application on Windows Mobile Smartphones like it is available for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs. Thankfully there is this handy application which jumped in to close the gap.

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Thursday, 15.03.07
UNVEILED: E-TEN Glofiish X800 HSDPA Pocket PC Phone Edition premieres at CeBIT 2007
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

At CeBIT 2007, E-TEN has released details of the company's next Pocket PC Phone which is to be launched in the second quarter 2007. The upcoming Glofiish X800 will deliver three significant innovations that make it the first of a next-generation of Glofiish devices.
High-speed connectivity via HSDPA Offering always on connectivity and speeds that are comparable to fixed-line connections such as ADSL, HSDPA, an updated 3.5G mobile technology, improves mobile communications with faster downloads to make surfing the internet and checking E-Mail more enjoyable. Additionally, HSDPA makes it easier for Glofiish X800 users to access advanced mobile services including VoIP, streaming video, and video calling.

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Wednesday, 14.03.07
UNVEILED: O2 Germany announced the HTC Elf as O2 Xda nova
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:16 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

The second Windows Mobile Professional smartphone (Pocket PC Phone Edition), O2 Germany announced today, is its own version of the HTC Elf which O2 will launch as Xda nova. Like the O2 Xda terra, also the Xda nova is powered by Microsoft's new Windows Mobile 6 and the Xda nova features quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as Bluetooth 2.0 and W-LAN b/g and is O2's new entry-level Windows Mobile device for consumers. Powered by a TI OMAP CPU at 200 MHz, the Elf is sporting 128 MB ROM and 64 MB RAM which can be extended with microSD memory cards. The 2.8" screen supports up to 65k colors and the digital camera supports 2 megapixel:

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UNVEILED: O2 Germany announced the HTC Herald as O2 Xda terra
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:30 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

During its press conference, O2 Germany announced the launch of its own version of the HTC Herald which O2 Germany will call O2 Xda terra.
While the HTC Herald is in the market for some time already, O2 is going to launch the Xda terra with Windows Mobile 6! Now that's a word and I wonder what the other carriers, which have the Herald in program already, are going to do now.
All the other features are staying the same like featuring a semi slide-out QWERTZ (keep in mind it's the German version) keyboard, supporting quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE (even if O2 Germany isn't supporting EDGE in its own network). as well as the Xda terra is sporting a 2 megapixel camera on the back:

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Monday, 12.03.07
MESSAGING: Mundu released Mundu IM for Windows Mobile Smartphones
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:59 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

There is a new Windows Mobile Smartphone compatible instant messaging client in town, this time from Geodesic, an innovator in mobile communication applications, which today launched version 4.0 of its market leading product Mundu IM. Marking a significant step forward in improving the mobile communication experience, Mundu IM V4 is the most comprehensive mobile instant messaging product in the market. Mundu IM gives users the exclusive ability to cross-conference friends, colleagues and family across AIM, MSN, and Yahoo IM services through a single chat window on Windows Mobile Smartphone platforms.

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Friday, 09.03.07
RUMOR: Is the Motorola MOTO Q q9 coming to AT&T
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:17 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

There's not too much to say except that Engadget Mobile received a grainy (looking) Photoshop rendering which shows a Motorola MOTO Q q9 with an AT&T logo on the back.
For sure, we have seen live photos of a Motorola MOTO Q q9 with a Vodafone logo before as well (but haven't heard any official announcements yet) so it might be just a Motorola rendering for a AT&T presentation, how such a customized device can look like.
Some might think now, that it doesn't makes sense for AT&T to launch another keyboard-styled Windows Mobile Smartphone (the previously mentioned SMT5700) together with the Motorola MOTO Q q9, on the other hand, the SMT5700 seems to support 2.75G (EDGE) only, while the q9 supports UMTS as well as HSDPA so both devices definitely targets two different markets with (I'm sure) different price points.

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CONFORMITY: AT&T's latest Windows Mobile Smartphones passed FCC
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:01 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Looks like AT&T is also looking for different manufactures then HTC, at least an AT&T branded Windows Mobile Smartphone passed the FCC tests.
While the overall look and feel reminds on an HTC Excalibur and the keyboard reminds on the Motorola Moto Q, AT&T's SMT5700 is manufactured by Chinese Amoi.
Not too much is known yet, except that the QWERTY-equipped Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone features a 2 megapixel camera, a microSD slot, ant it seems that it left UMTS but supports EDGE only:

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Thursday, 08.03.07
CEBIT: GIGA-BYTE Communications presents Mobile TV GSmart Widows Mobiles at CeBIT 2007
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:10 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

GIGA-BYTE Communications Inc. (GBC), a leading Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer, today announced that it is presenting its latest DVB-T, DVB-H, DAB and T-DMB enabled Windows Mobile based devices, the GSmart t600, and GBC's first 3.5G/3G PDA phone, the GSmart q60, at CeBIT 2007 later this month. The multi-function GSmart phones from GBC are about to impress the audience for the mobile industry featuring the most prominent.
GSmart, the brand GBC creates, is the leader in mobile TV application plus technology on Windows Mobile platform with great success in the world. GBC introduced the first PDA phone featured with complete analogue TV roaming application in 2006.

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Wednesday, 07.03.07
VERTICAL: Socket Mobile unveils new Handheld Computer for Business Mobility Markets
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:58 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Socket Communications, Inc. today unveiled its new handheld mobile computer specifically designed to make essential business mobile productivity solutions possible and affordable. The company's extensive line of mobile data collection and networking connectivity peripherals combined with the new handheld make Socket a one-stop supplier of mobile computing hardware systems.
The new Socket SoMo 650 is built to address the market that exists between consumer-oriented PDAs and heavy duty industrial devices. The sleek, durable device uses a touch screen and is based on Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC operating system to ensure the highest level of mobile application compatibility and gives workers a familiar computing environment.

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ALTERNATIVE: Jataayu released public Beta of jB5 Web Browser for Windows Mobile
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:10 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Jataayu Software announced yesterday the launch of a community site aimed at taking mobile browsing to the next level. The community site is Jataayu's attempt to bring together individuals with an abiding interest in mobile browsing. Jataayu's endeavor is to make the vision of ubiquitous mobile web access a reality - by enabling its Truly Mobile browser -jB5 with ART technology - on the widest range of feature phones. The site offers beta versions of Symbian and Windows Mobile Smartphone implementations of jB5 - encouraging anyone and everyone to try out and use jB5 on their phones (while the free Beta download requires a registration)! It provides a forum for avidly discussing the Mobile Web, browsing and where it's headed, the latest advances, what they would like from jB5 and for sharing comments, feedback and suggestions on actual user experience with jB5.

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Tuesday, 06.03.07
LAUNCH: Xda Atom Life jumpstarts the Philippines
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 18:37 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

I was lucky enough to be invited to the local launch of O2's latest product for Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Set in the Orchidarium and Butterfly Pavilion in Manila, the attendees were treated to a dinner during the launch of the Xda Atom Life. This also gave me the opportunity to have a chat with Mark Billington, CEO for O2 Asia Pacific and Middle East.

"Many customers across the region still regard the PDA-phone as a business tool," said Mark Billington. "We certainly put a dent in that fallacy when we launched the Xda II mini - demonstrating that PDA-phones can be beautiful with lifestyle applications...

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Monday, 05.03.07
UTILITY: CNetX released Flash Format for Windows Mobile Smartphones
Posted by Arne Hess - at 09:20 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

CNetX today announced the availability of the first Windows Mobile Smartphone release of Flash Format, the popular storage card management utility already available on Pocket PC and Handheld PC devices. As it was the case when the Pocket PC edition was first introduced in 2001, Flash Format for Smartphone is the first utility to provide Smartphone users with a full set of information and easy to use tools to keep their storage cards in optimal conditions.
The Smartphone Edition of Flash Format implements a renewed Smartphone compliant user interface, with animated icons and soft-key menu providing easy access to all tools and information.

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Friday, 02.03.07
UNVEILED: E-TEN to showcase its first Windows Mobile 6 3G Pocket PC Phone at CeBIT 2007
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:01 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Today, E-TEN Information Systems announced, that it will stage early demonstrations of its newest Pocket PC Phone Edition at the upcoming CeBIT international trade show in Hannover. The new handset which is scheduled for release later in the year under E-TEN's own-brand, Glofiish, will be the company's first handset to feature 3G connectivity.

E-TEN's latest Windows Mobile professional smartphone is based on the recently announced Windows Mobile 6 software platform which offers new and richer ways to edit documents and E-Mails, improved usability, and more powerful mobile functions. The new device will be the first from E-TEN to support 3G connectivity – HSDPA/UMTS.

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