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Tuesday, 19.05.09
PUBLIC: Microsoft opens My Phone Beta for Windows Mobile users
Posted by Arne Hess - at 09:17 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

On Sunday, Microsoft's My Phone service for Windows Mobile, which was launched in a closed Beta back in February, was not be available to enable deployment of a service upgrade. And now we officially know why, even if the Google Adsense ads on the::unwired spilled the beans already: The My Phone Beta is now open to all users which means no more waiting list or promotional codes to get access to! Microsoft just completed upgrading the My Phone web portal as well as over the next few weeks, companion software for Windows Phones will be updates too. The updated web site includes 19 additional languages, a video demo on the welcome page as well as a number of other improvements.

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Friday, 15.05.09
BROWSER: Fennec Alpha 1 officially released for Windows Mobile Professional
Posted by Arne Hess - at 22:28 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

It's some time ago since we first wrote about plans to Firefox to Windows Mobile the Mozilla developers called Fennec later and finally, the developers announced that Fennec Alpha 1 for Windows Mobile 6 is available for for official download. As mentioned by the developers, this is an early developer release intended for testing purposes only. Still, this release has been targeted and tested on the HTC Touch Pro but for sure it's still planned that more Windows Mobile devices are supported in future releases. Nevertheless, while still far away from a release candidate or the final version, the development team has made some good progress during the past months.

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Thursday, 14.05.09
ANNOUNCED: AT&T and Samsung introduces the new Samsung Jack Windows Mobile Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:43 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

AT&T and Samsung announced today the Samsung Jack, Samsung's next generation Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard smartphone available exclusively to AT&T customers in the U.S., which is the successor to Samsung's BlackJack and BlackJack II.
The Jack is a sleek and compact handset with an optimized keyboard for easy and accurate messaging, including SMS, instant messaging and access to multiple E-Mail accounts. The Jack combines the familiar look and feel of a Windows desktop with a stylish, streamlined device ideal for customers looking to simplify and increase the productivity of their business and personal lives.

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ANNOUNCED: O2 Germany introduces the O2 Xda Diamond 2 Windows Mobile Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:52 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Today, O2 Germany announced the O2 Xda Diamond 2, the successor of O2's Xda Diamond the company introduced last year. The Xda Diamond 2 is based on HTC's Touch Diamond2, the company announced back in February at the Mobile World Congress. Like the Touch Diamond2, the Xda Diamond 2 evolves the compact design and iconic style of the original HTC Touch Diamond. It runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, features GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA, WiFi, Bluetooth and aGPS and incorporates a 3.2" WVGA display and a 5 megapixel camera. The device also includes a new touch sensitive zoom bar for even faster zooming of Web pages, E-Mails, text messages, photos or documents.

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Tuesday, 12.05.09
RUMOR: Could this be the Hardware Specs for either Pink or Windows Mobile 7?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:33 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

While not too much is known about Microsoft's Pink project and Windows Mobile 7, it's clear that Microsoft's real next Windows Mobile release will change everything we know from Windows Mobile today. If you compare the 2000 Pocket PC platform with the 2009 Windows Mobile 6.5 platform, some things have changed but a lot is still the same. Now ZDNet.com's Mary Jo Foley received some - as she writes - information from a "trustworthy source who requests anonymity" which includes hardware specifications of either Microsoft's Pink project or Windows Mobile 7. However, since Microsoft confirmed that it's not building its own phone, I would say that the specs bellow - if real - are the Windows 7 specs for Chassis 1 devices:

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UNVEILED: GCF confirms Samsung GT-I8000 Windows Phone existence
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:17 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Back in February, the WiFi Alliance spilled the beans that Samsung is working on a new Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone which the WiFi alliance called "Cubic37/GT-i8000". Now, the GCF followed with some further details. While the WiFi Alliance already confirmed WiFi b/g compatibility, the GCF unveiled that Samsung's next (most likely) Windows Mobile smartphone also supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 850/900/1800/1900 MHz as well as triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 1800/1900/2100 MHz plus MMS and video telephony:

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REGISTRATION: Microsoft opens Windows Mobile Marketplace registration for Developers
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:39 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

With the latest update to http://developer.windowsmobile.com, Microsoft now allow developers to register to participate in Windows Marketplace for Mobile. According to Microsoft's Windows Mobile Team blog, this marks another milestone in providing Windows Mobile Developers a clear path to develop, test, certify and distribute their Windows Mobile applications via the Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Throughout the registration process, links to key documentation for distributing apps through Windows Marketplace for Mobile are provided.

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Thursday, 07.05.09
AVAILABLE: Microsoft releases Facebook Client for Windows Mobile
Posted by Arne Hess - at 23:08 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Back in March, Microsoft announced the release of a Facebook client for Windows Mobile which the company made available today. The Facebook for Windows Mobile is the only version on the market today offering the ability to upload video right from the phone. Furthermore, People will also be able to access status updates, friend requests and photo tags, as well as read and create wall posts, share photos, send messages and update profile pictures. Facebook users will also be able to share many of their Facebook activities, including photos and status updates, across the full range of Windows Live services.

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