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Saturday, 28.02.09
DEVELOPMENT: Samsung releases Samsung Mobile Innovator Windows Mobile SDK
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:16 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Two weeks ago, during the Mobile World Congress, Samsung announced its "Samsung Mobile Innovator" program for Java and Windows Mobile developers and devices which was said to "open up new opportunities for mobile developers deploying their products to Samsung devices". Samsung Mobile Innovator wants to provide a significant opportunity for mobile developers to create applications and services on Samsung devices for a global audience. Samsung Mobile Innovator provides developers with the tools, technical content and support which is required to create applications and services that work on the Samsung open mobile platforms.

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OFFICIAL: Asus unveiled the P835 Windows Mobile Professional Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:13 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Initially known as the "Asus Glaxy7 (Zest)", Asus yesterday announced the launch of the now known Asus P835, a Windows Phone that delivers an Internet browsing and multimedia viewing experience without equal. Designed for business-savvy professionals who appreciate a screen as big as their ambitions, the P835 is equipped with a large 3.5" touchscreen that runs at WVGA (480x800) resolution. Running on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, the P835 is powered by a Qualcomm 7201A CPU at 528 MHz which supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA as well as WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and aGPS. At a size of 115x59x13.8 mm, the smartphone weights 148 g

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Wednesday, 25.02.09
RELEASE: Steve Ballmer confirms an upcoming Windows Mobile 7 release for 2010
Posted by Arne Hess - at 08:22 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

While Microsoft's Steve Ballmer just announced the upcoming release of Windows Mobile 6.5 during last week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft hasn't given yet any information about the next big real thing: Windows Mobile 7. Not that Windows Mobile 6.5 is that bad at all, it's not the groundbreaking but Microsoft needs a new platform to survive the getting tougher mobile competition. Windows Mobile 6.5 is still a pretty much stand-alone OS and doesn't shares too much with the rest of Microsoft's Windows family; it's just started. However, this will most likely change with the upcoming release of Windows Mobile 7. At least that's what Steve Ballmer mentioned in yesterday's "Microsoft Strategic Update" conference call:

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Tuesday, 24.02.09
SYNC: Fennec to support Mozilla Labs' Weave Tab Sync
Posted by Arne Hess - at 22:07 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

As unveiled by Jono from Mozilla Labs, the latest version of Mozilla Labs' Weave can sync open tabs between Firefox on the desktop and Firefox's mobile browser Fennec.
Weave is a Mozilla Labs experiment to explore opportunities for the Web browser to broker richer experiences while increasing user control over their data and personal information. The initial focus is on enabling Weave Sync to encrypt and securely synchronize the Firefox experience across multiple browsers. As a matter of fact it means that every Firefox/Mozilla browser has the ability to access the tabs that are open on other synced browsers and to locally open copies of those tabs.

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Monday, 23.02.09
COMPATIBILITY: Will Microsoft's Marketplace support even more Windows Mobile Versions?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:25 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

One of the hot topics, Microsoft unveiled last week in Barcelona was the upcoming launch of the Windows Marketplace for Windows Phones. However, Microsoft hasn't given too much details how Windows Marketplace for Mobile either looks or might works. When I asked for further information, especially for a demo it was said that it's not yet ready and therefore it cannot be demoed. Nevertheless, in a talk with Microsoft's Scott Rockfeld, Director of Windows Mobile, the Boston Herald received the information that a) Windows Marketplace service will launch before the release of Windows Mobile 6.5 and b) therefore Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 users will get access to Windows Marketplace for Mobile as

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AVAILABILITY: HTC Touch Pro2 comes to North America too
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:59 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

When HTC unveiled its latest Windows Phone, the HTC Touch Pro2 last week in Barcelona, officially it was said that it will be released first in Europe which makes sense since the HTC Touch Pro only supports WCDMA at 900/2100 MHz but not 850/1700/1900 MHz as used in the U.S.
However, over the weekend HTC made clear through Twitter, that the HTC Touch Pro2 will also land in North America: "And to answer the big question on everyone's minds, the Touch Pro2 will be broadly available in all major markets, including North America." And HTC has also given a time-frame: "All, we have not announced a launch date for the Touch Pro2 in any country yet. But we did announce we will start to roll it out late Q2."

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Friday, 20.02.09
ENHANCED: Opera Software announces Opera Mobile with Google Gears support
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:49 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Back in May last year, Opera Software announced to support Google Gears with its Opera browsers and today, Opera released the first Opera Mobile 9.5 technology preview for Windows Phones which features Google Gears, Google's open source project that enables more powerful web applications. The use cases for Gears differ somewhat between mobile and desktop devices. On mobile, Gears is perfect for creating a better user experience by allowing applications to cache data more efficiently, so you can cut down on bandwidth and carry out processes discreetly in the background. On the desktop, Gears has ideal functionality for allowing your applications to function offline and synchronize data with the server when you get back online again.

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Thursday, 19.02.09
UTILITY: Google releases Google Mobile App for Windows Mobile
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:12 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Already available for Apple iPhone/iPod Touch and BlackBerry, Google now released Google Mobile App for Windows Mobile as well which allows you to faster search on your Windows Mobile device, with easy access to your favorite Google applications, either straigt from the Today screen or through a shortcut from any application. There's no need to wait for a browser to open to begin a search and with search history available to reduce typing, you can get your search results with fewer clicks than before. For an even speedier experience, Pocket PC users can add the Google Mobile App to the start menu or configure a hardware key to provide easy and fast access from within any application on the phone.

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Tuesday, 17.02.09
#MWC09 LIVE: Giga-Byte announces the GSmart S1200 Windows Mobile Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:13 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Giga-Byte unveiled its latest flagship Windows Mobile smartphone, the GSmart S1200. Running on Windows Mobile 6.1 with an upgrade option to Windows Mobile 6.5, the stylish and powerful S1200 is powered by a Qualcomm CPU at 528 MHz and supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA as well as Bluetooth and WiFi b/g and GPS. The device features a 3.1" WVGA touchscreen, featuring Giga-Byte's self-developed "Smart Zone" GUI, and the autofocus camera snaps photos at 3 megapixel. The S1200 measures 106 x 52 x 11.4 mm only and includes a Send, End and function button only to keep the design as minimalistic as possible.

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#MWC09 LIVE: T-Mobile announces the HTC-based T-Mobile MDA Compact V and MDA Vario V
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:34 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Right after HTC announced the new HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 yesterday, today T-Mobile unveiled as the first operator to carry both Windows Mobile smartphones as the T-Mobile MDA Compact V and T-Mobile MDA Vario V.
The T-Mobile MDA Compact V - which is HTC's Touch Diamond2 but comes in an exclusive T-Mobile design - is a feature rich touchscreen Internet device. Offering T-Mobile's newest web'n'walk service, a large 3.2" WVGA display, high speed HSDPA (up to 7.2 Mbit/s), WiFi and GPS, the T-Mobile MDA Compact V is a highly desirable phone built for the mobile Internet age.

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#MWC09 LIVE: Acer unveils the first set of Acer Tempo Windows Mobile Smartphones
Posted by Arne Hess - at 08:52 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Back in March last year, Acer announced the acquisition of E-Ten which was well known for its Glofiish branded Windows Mobile smartphones. While E-Ten was continuing to market its devices under the Glofiish brand, it was clear that sooner or later the whole thing is going to be rebranded to Acer which finally happened during the Mobile World Congress. At a press event on Monday evening, Acer, the third largest vendor in the global PC market introduced a new line of smartphones with a broad range of features and innovations. These first devices are mainly targeted at consumers who want to make use of excellent technology both for their personal and their professional needs.

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Monday, 16.02.09
#MWC09 LIVE: i-mate's "Little Secret" - an upcoming Windows Mobile Standard Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 22:33 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Not publicly on the show, i-mate is showing selected partners its latest design-study which even doesn't have an official name yet! Nevertheless, I got the chance to play with it a little bit and i-mate's Credit Card-sized "little secret" could find a good amount of friends, especially if you like Windows Mobile Standard and QWERTY keyboards; even more if you like small devices and if you say that a Samsung BlackJack or Motorola Q isn't your size (anymore). Features and specs are yet unknown but it's confirmed that i-mate's "little secret" is running Windows Mobile Standard, features a camera and most likely WiFi and Bluetooth. GPS isn't confirmed yet but hopefully it will find its way into the final device:

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#MWC09 LIVE: LG announces the LG-GM730 aka LG Eigen Windows Mobile 6.5 Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 22:02 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Co-announced during Microsoft's Windows Mobile press conference, LG Electronics (LG) today announced the LG-GM730 aka the LG Eigen (which we spotted earlier today already); the newest handset in LG's smartphone line-up, which makes advanced smartphone features easy to use. It's said to be the first smartphone to use Windows Mobile 6.5 (as soon as available) and also integrates with LG's advanced 3D S-Class User Interface. The company has recently signed a special contract with Microsoft, allowing them to be the first manufacturer of a phone with the new version of Windows Mobile. On top of Windows Mobile, the LG-GM730 will provide LG's dynamic, direct and intuitive S-Class User Interface.

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#MWC09 LIVE: HTC announces the HTC Touch Pro2 Windows Mobile Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:31 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Also building on its namesake, the HTC Touch Pro, the newly announced HTC Touch Pro2 incorporates a sizeable 3.6" WVGA touchscreen and a large QWERTY keyboard for heightened productivity. In addition to using the latest HTC TouchFLO 3D technology and people-centric communication approach, the HTC Touch Pro2 is the first device to use HTC's new Straight Talk technology which makes transitioning between an E-Mail to a call a breeze. With Straight Talk, an endless E-Mail string can be converted to a quick conference call with the push of a button.

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#MWC09 LIVE: HTC announces the HTC Touch Diamond2 Windows Mobile Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:30 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Following the great success of the HTC Touch Diamond, today in Barcelona HTC announced the HTC Touch Diamond2. Building upon the iconic design of the first HTC Touch Diamond, the HTC Touch Diamond2 is the next step in the evolution. Crafted to fit perfectly into the hand, the Touch Diamond2 evolves the compact design and iconic style of the original HTC Touch Diamond. It incorporates a larger 3.2" high-resolution wide-screen VGA display for a greater viewing area in a design just 13.7mm thick. The phone also includes a new touch sensitive zoom bar for even faster zooming of Web pages, emails, text messages, photos or documents.

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#MWC09 LIVE: Live from the HTC Mobile World Congress Press Conference [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:30 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Right now, here in Barcelona, HTC is announcing its next wave Windows Mobile smartphones - the HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2. Building on the success of their predecessors, both devices are an extension of HTC's innovative design and incorporate a new people-centric approach to mobile communication. With the continued advancement of smartphone technology, the amount of correspondence is ever increasing. As this flow of information continues to build, there is a parallel increase in communication overload.

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#MWC09 LIVE: Microsoft previews the new LG Eigen Windows Mobile Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:25 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Also not yet announced by LG but on display on Microsoft's Mobile World Congress stand is the LG Eigen, a brand new, yet unknown Windows Mobile Professional smartphone from Korea's number 2. According to the infos, the LG Eigen features Windows Mobile Professional, is powered by a 528 MHz Qualcomm CPU, backed-up by 128 MB RAM/256 MB ROM (only?) as well as features a WQVGA screen. Furthermore it's featuring a FM receiver and GPS. No further details are known yet:

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#MWC09 LIVE: Microsoft shows the new HTC touch Diamond2 Windows Mobile Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:13 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Not yet announced, Microsoft shows a new, yet unknown/unannounced HTC Windows Mobile smartphone on its stand here in Barcelona: The HTC Touch Diamond2. Since it's shown behind glass, not too much is known about HTC's new (flagship?) smartphone but it's confirmed that it will feature a 480x800 pixel WVGA touchscreen, is powered by a 528 MHz Qualcomm CPU and features 288 MB RAM/512 MB ROM. Anyway, we can expect more info from HTC at its press conference which starts in about one hour. For now enjoy the only photo we was able to snap:

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Sunday, 15.02.09
#MWC09 LIVE: Microsoft announces Microsoft Recite Technology Preview
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:04 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Just ahead of tomorrows starting Mobile World Congress, Microsoft today announced the public availability of Microsoft Recite for Windows Mobile.
Microsoft Recite is a search technology for your voice that runs on Windows Mobile 6.0 and higher devices. With Microsoft Recite, you can use your voice to easily store, search and retrieve the things you want to remember, where and when you need them. Microsoft Recite's voice search makes it easy to retrieve your stored thoughts and notes by using voice pattern matching and is therefore language independent!

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Friday, 13.02.09
OFFICIAL: Toshiba announces the launch of the Toshiba TG01 Windows Mobile Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:30 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Following Toshiba's earlier road-show, where the Japanese device maker unveiled the upcoming release of the Toshiba TG01 Windows Mobile smartphone, Toshiba today officially announced the TG01 ahead of next week's starting Mobile World Congress. The super-slim, highly powered, multimedia-focused, Windows Mobile smartphone is said to be ideal for the consumer that demands high-quality performance on the move. Featuring an enormous 4.1" WVGA (800 x 480) touchscreen display, the TG01 comes with image tuning technology fostered from Toshiba's LCD TV "Regza".

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Wednesday, 11.02.09
BROWSER: Mozilla releases Fennec pre-Alpha for Windows Mobile Professional
Posted by Arne Hess - at 08:19 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

While it was expected that Mozilla's first Fennec Windows Mobile build was released late 2008 already, it took a little bit longer to get the first Windows Mobile build available. However, the Fennec developers finally put its Windows Mobile version online and Fennec is now available for public download. Nevertheless, this version is a very early pre-Alpha build with lots of bugs and performance issues but it shows what Fennec for Windows Mobile aka Firefox Mobile will try to deliver in its final version. In order to focus the developers efforts on getting this release out, they have targeted only one device, the HTC Touch Pro. This has a number of user interface implications, including graphics designed for a 300 dpi screen, control layout intended for a VGA screen and reliance on a hardware keyboard for text input.

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Monday, 09.02.09
SYNCHRONIZATION: Google announces Sync Beta for Windows Mobile, iPhone and SyncML Phones
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:52 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Just before Microsoft is going to launch its My Phone cloud service next week, Google today announced the public availability of Sync Beta which is also working with Microsoft Windows Mobile smartphones but also with Apple iPhones or any SyncML mobile phone.
One of the hardest parts about switching phones is getting your address book and calendar to your new device. Google is making that process a little easier by releasing a beta version of Google Sync for the iPhone and Windows Mobile phones as well as a contacts-only version for phones that support SyncML.

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Saturday, 07.02.09
RUMOR: Will Microsoft rename the Windows Mobile platform to Windows Phone?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:45 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Always well informed DigiTimes said it got information that, with the release of Windows Mobile 6.5, Microsoft plans to rename its Windows Mobile-based handsets by calling them in future simply as Windows Phones, without specifying an OS version number.
Sure, this step makes sense especially because Microsoft still plans to unify the Windows Mobile Professional (touchscreen) and Standard (non-touchscreen) platform and the last name-change from 2007 wasn't as successful as expected and caused more confusion then it helped to understand what the device is about.

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UNVEILED: Toshiba previews the TG01 Windows Mobile Professional Smartphone [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:17 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Earlier this week, Toshiba Europe held a press event in the U.K. where the Japanese electronics company unveiled its latest Windows Mobile Professional smartphone, the Toshiba TG01.
Running on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional (which hopefully gets an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5 at time of its release) the TG01 is the first Windows Mobile smartphone which runs on Qualcomm's new Snapdragon platform at a speed of 1.0 GHz. The TG01 is said to feature GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi and aGPS. The 4.1" touchscreen supports a WVGA resolution at 800 x 480 pixel while the device is 9.9 mm thick only. The inbuilt 512 MB ROM, which holds photos from the 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera can be expanded by microSD cards:

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Friday, 06.02.09
UNVEILED: Microsoft previews Microsoft My Phone Consumer Cloud Service
Posted by Arne Hess - at 23:59 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

We've heard about Microsoft's expected Sky-services earlier already which Microsoft most likely plans to announce in full flavor during the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. However, one part of it, SkyBox, went partly live yesterday under its final product name as "Microsoft My Phone". Microsoft My Phone is a cloud service which syncs critical information (e.g., contacts, calendar appointments, tasks, text messages, photos, videos, etc) on a user's mobile phone to a password protected Web site. Once synchronized, people can easily back-up and restore mobile phone data. My Phone provides an easy to use Web portal where people can access and manage content on the phone, and share that information with others.

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