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Tuesday, 28.07.09
SDK: Samsung Mobile Innovator releases Windows Mobile SDK 1.2
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:29 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Sure, some of the latest Samsung Windows Mobile phones like the Omnia II aren't yet widely available but nevertheless, you might want to start to develop for or porting your existing application to it already. If so, Samsung has just released its Windows Mobile SDK 1.2 which offers APIs to use advanced features unique to Samsung phones. You might already have experience using advanced capabilities featured in the Windows Mobile APIs, like GPS, Bluetooth, or multimedia support. In addition to the Microsoft Windows Mobile APIs, you can use Samsung APIs to access phone features such as the accelerometer, notification LEDs and haptics feedback.

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Monday, 27.07.09
OPENED: Microsoft opens Windows Marketplace Mobile for all supported Countries
Posted by Arne Hess - at 23:16 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Following Microsoft's earlier announcement to accept submissions from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Microsoft just announced that it's now accepting Windows Mobile application submissions from all 29 supported countries. Furthermore it's holding a "Race to Market Challenge" contest to kick things off.
Registered developers and ISVs can now upload their application, game or widget to the Windows Marketplace platform and they will be certified according to the process, policies and guidelines Microsoft has published. Apps will be certified on a First In, First Out (FIFO) basis. Certification should normally take about 10 business days initially and you can always check on your application during the process through the Developer Dashboard.

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LAUNCHED: Microsoft opens its Windows Marketplace Mobile for German-speaking Developers
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:18 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

As expected, Microsoft Germany just announced that from today, developers can register and submit applications for the Windows Marketplace for mobile devices. As announced previously, the new download portal for Windows Phone applications will be available from autumn 2009 with a wide range of available applications. The access for developers is available in 29 countries in their national languages available - including Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The market place offers 14 categories in which applications can be published and will include among other things, games, social networks, lifestyle and books.

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Thursday, 23.07.09
DOWNLOAD: Get 50 free Windows Phone Widgets now - including a the::unwired Widget
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:58 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

With the official introduction of Windows Mobile 6.5, Microsoft also announced to finally support Widgets. Microsoft's Windows Mobile Widgets are interactive, HTML and CSS-based, JavaScripts tools that provide single-purpose services such as showing the user the latest news, the current weather, the time, a calendar, a dictionary or whatever; similar in concept to a Gadget for Windows Vista. Gadgets brought the wealth of experience of Web developers to the Windows Vista platform, and widgets will do the same for mobile devices. Dynamic HTML (DHTML) is used for dynamic presentation of data to produce a rich interface, while the XMLHttpRequest control is used to load data from the Web. Windows Mobile 6.5 Widgets are installed locally on the mobile device and, like Windows Vista Gadgets, widgets run locally but can use data dynamically accessed from the cloud.

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Wednesday, 22.07.09
UPDATE: Google releases Google Maps Mobile 3.2 with Layers and Category Search
Posted by Arne Hess - at 23:40 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Google has just released Google Maps Mobile v3.2 for Windows Mobile and Symbian Series 60 which adds a new feature: Layers. Layers allow you to view locations and additional info overlaid on the map. You can add multiple layers or remove only certain layers so you control exactly what information you want visible on the map at the same time. Familiar info now available as layers include search results, Traffic (with new traffic incident icons and info), Directions and Google Latitude. New available layers include My Maps (view-only), Transit lines (w/upcoming station departure info where available) and Wikipedia. Furthermore it's now possible to browse popular categories from the Search menu to search the map for businesses or points of interest by type. However, category searches are currently available only for results in the US and China.

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RUMOR: Does the real HTC Firestone finally showing its Face?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:29 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

While the HTC Firestone is still not confirmed, wmpoweruser.com received a new rendering of a device which looks way more like a new HTC smartphone then the earlier ever did. According to the still unconfirmed information, the HTC Firestone is still expected to run on Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional and is said to be powered by a Qualcomm 8250 CPU at 600 MHz. Furthermore it's expected that the Firestone supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA at 900/2100 MHz, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, WiFi b/g and aGPS. Furthermore it's now said that the (most likely 3.6" WVGA touchscreen) is capacitive (which makes - with the latest Windows Mobile 6.5 changes - sense).

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Tuesday, 21.07.09
TETHERING: HTC Mobile Wi-Fi Router - Internet Connection Sharing via WiFi
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:56 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Unlike other smartphones, from the very beginning, Windows Mobile smartphones featured an utility called "Internet Sharing" which allowed to use Windows Mobile smartphones as a 2G/3G modem for connected PCs and Notebooks. However, Internet Connection Sharing only shared the connection by USB cable or Bluetooth. While in the early GPRS and UMTS days, Bluetooth was sufficient and speedy enough, today with HSDPA and HSUPA it's not fast enough anymore to transmit the data between the mobile device and the connected PC. WiFi would be the way better option and there are a couple of commercial WiFi tether apps available.

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Monday, 20.07.09
UNVEILED: Global Certification Forum approves the HTC XV6975
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:15 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

The GCF (the Global Certification Forum) just approved the HTC XV6975, a yet unknown smartphone from HTC. And if the XV6975 follows HTC's typical "XV" naming matrix, the XV6975 would be a Verizon Wireless Windows Mobile smartphone. However, the GCF lists quadband GSM and singleband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 2100 MHz as supported technologies and frequencies which doesn't sounds too much like a Verizon phone at all (since Verizon is neither supporting GSM nor UMTS). On the other hand, the HTC XV6975 could be another Verizon "world phone" supporting GSM and UMTS in addition to Verizon's CDMA and  EV-DO Rev. A technology.

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OPTIMIZED: Microsoft fine-tune Windows Mobile 6.5 UI to make it more Finger friendly
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:46 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

While Microsoft put much efforts in making Windows Mobile 6.5 as finger friendly as possible, some things haven't changed so far, at least not on the versions the company showed publically: Tabs in submenus which either still required a stylus or finger nails. However, Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional's build 21925, which recently appeared on Xda-developers.com, seems to change the design of the tabbed screens for Professional Windows Phones, making them into rotatable pivots as also seen in some Windows Mobile 7 leaks as well in Microsoft's Facebook application.

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Wednesday, 15.07.09
HOLD-UP: O2 Germany stops sale of Toshiba TG01 due to a Virus infection [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:49 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

O2 Germany hast just stopped the sale and delivery of the Toshiba TG01 Windows Mobile Professional smartphone, the German carrier is offering exclusively in Germany. According to O2 Germany, a virus was found on some of the device's microSD cards which comes with the TG01 and carries the navigation software.
However, O2 Germany told us that the virus isn't a "Windows Mobile virus" at all (as you might have read on other sites) but just a regular Windows virus, which made it - for which reason ever - to the microSD card. While it's not yet clear which kind of damage the virus does, Toshiba and O2 engineers are evaluating it at the moment.

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Tuesday, 14.07.09
EXPANDED: Microsoft Windows Marketplace for Mobile comes to Windows Mobile 6 and 6.1
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:55 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Todd Brix, Senior Director for Mobile Platform Services Product Management at Microsoft, just announced at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans that Windows Marketplace for Mobile is on schedule to open for submissions in 29 supported countries on July 27th. Furthermore he unveiled that Microsoft will bring its Windows Marketplace for Mobile to Windows Mobile 6 and Windows Mobile 6.1 devices and smartphones as well; initially Microsoft only confirmed a launch for its upcoming Windows Mobile 6.5 OS only. Windows Marketplace will be available for Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 by the end of 2009, while it will be available for Windows Mobile 6.5 in the fall.

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Thursday, 09.07.09
AVAILABILITY: Orange launches the Toshiba TG01 Windows Phone in the UK
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:19 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Orange today announced it will be exclusively ranging the Toshiba TG01 Windows Mobile Professional smartphone in the UK across all its own retail channels in time for the weekend (see our two hands-on videoviews here and here). Offering the widest high-definition touch-screen available on a mobile, the TG01 provides users with a cinematic viewing experience on a handheld device and is testament to Orange UK's focus on ranging innovative multimedia handsets so consumers can make the most from the latest shifts in modern technology. A powerful and feature-rich mobile entertainment device, the TG01 offers uses the largest widescreen handset yet; the 4.1" WVGA screen is the perfect size for watching TV, videos and looking at pictures in high quality.

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Tuesday, 07.07.09
UPDATE: AOL releases AIM 2.0 Beta for Windows Mobile
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:44 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

AOL just released AIM for Windows Mobile 2.0 Beta and the developers have included a number of new features and changes. AIM for Windows Mobile brings all of the best features of AIM on your PC to your Windows Mobile smartphone. AIM for Windows Mobile lets you communicate whenever you want, wherever you are, in whatever way suits you best - IM or text. Furthermore you can update your AIM status and information when you're on the go. In addition of being AOL's Instant Messenger client, AOL added a feature called "Lifestream" Livestream allows you to add your Facebook or Twitter services and never miss an update and you can add your YouTube or Delicious accounts too.

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Wednesday, 01.07.09
FINAL: Skype releases Skype 3.0 for Windows Mobile
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:41 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Skype has just released the Gold version of Skype 3.0 for Windows Mobile smartphones which was previously available as a public Beta only. In addition to the Skype typical features like free Skype-to-Skype calls, free instant messaging and Skype-Out calls to any fixed- or mobile phone in the world (which requires a separate Skype-Out subscription), the new version also features SMS transmission and file transfer. While the EU lowered the SMS prices from today, the new SMS feature can help to avoid roaming charges while abroad - as long as used within free WiFi hot spots (like hotels). The file transfer feature allows users to share photos, music or any other files with other Skype users.

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