Topic / Windows Mobile

Dumb Companies Talkin’

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Presented without comment… Twitch responds to YouTube Gaming . @YouTubeGaming Welcome Player 2. Add me on Google+. #kappa — Twitch (@Twitch) June 12, 2015 Rdio responds to Apple Music Welcome, Apple. Seriously. #applemusic pic.twitter.com/AnoeKZ5ZIa — Rdio (@Rdio) June 8, 2015 Rhapsody responds to Apple Music “It’s flattering to watch new competitors bring a product virtually identical to the one we’ve had in market for years. We know better than to […]

Honeycomb ported to HTC HD2 – no more WinMo for you!

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If you happen to be an owner of the HTC HD2, you would be sad to see that you are stuck with the second-most unusable operating system, Windows Mobile (Not to be confused with Windows Phone 7). Well, now you can experience the freedom of Flash and other goodies with Android, as someone has managed to port version 3.0 Honeycomb to the device. Of course, because it’s not supposed to […]

LG Optimus 7 phone specs leaked after accidental posting

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While the Windows Phone 7 announcement doesn’t happen until 9:30am San Francisco time – just under a few hours – LG has accidentally leaked its Windows Phone 7 phone it will be releasing soon before taking it down – but a Google cache and the images are still uploaded on the server. Keeping it under its Optimus line of phones, the LG Optimus 7 (guess where that comes from) features […]

Apple faces antitrust review on coding restrictions

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Apple might be in trouble with its restrictions after all, and it took them this long? Reports coming from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are looking in beginning who will be taking on Apple on an antitrust complaint on developing applications for the iPhone – the main question, however, is who will it be? After the launch of the SDK for iPhone OS 4, it made […]

Interview: Nokia’s Purnima Kochikar

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This week saw Nokia hold a developer day in Sydney; and before the event took place, TECHGEEK.com.au managed to get an e-mail interview with Purnima Kochikar, the Vice President of Forum Nokia – the developer community. We talked about Ovi and Nokia’s embrace of open source technology – as well as Symbian and Maemo/MeeGo. So, hope you enjoy this little interview. Editor’s Note: The questions were sent before MeeGo’s announcement; […]

Gartner: Nokia, Symbian dominate; Apple, Android and RIM gain

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While 2009 might not be a year to remember when consumer demand was very low – before increasing at the latter end of the year – Symbian still dominates the smartphone market, according to Gartner. However, it might need to do some more to increase its market share after it dipped from 52.4 percent in 2008 to 46.9 percent in 2009, despite an increase of units sold. The increase could […]

Turns out… Windows Phone 7 Series brings in new guidelines

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While Windows Phone 7 Series is a great phone and all, carriers and mobile manufacturers are set to see Microsoft dictating what can and cannot be done with their phones running the OS, after starting from scratch, in order to keep some consistency with the phones. According to MSFTKitchen, Microsoft has told manufacturers to not install their own user interfaces and keep the original – dubbed “Metro”. As well, they […]

Windows Phone 7 brings new UI, Xbox LIVE integration

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It’s official. Windows Phone 7 has been announced at Mobile World Congress – albeit, we are a bit late on the news. The phone will bring a “fresh approach to phone software, distinguished by smart design and truly integrated experiences that bring to the surface the content people care about from the Web and applications.” The version 7 is most likely to tie it in with Windows 7 for desktops […]

New Flash player finally brings full support to mobile devices – except the iPhone

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Adobe will announce tomorrow at this year’s MAX conference, Adobe’s worldwide developers conference, that it has secured partnerships with Research in Motion (RIM), Windows Mobile, Palm and Google to roll out full Flash capabilities, similar to what you can see on your desktop, to various products and their respective platforms. The technology will be rolled out to Windows Mobile phones and Palm’s webOS devices later in the year, with public […]

Telstra’s Sol Trujillo loses very top secret phone

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Telstra’s CEO Sol Trujillo has lost a very top secret smartphone made by HTC after being stolen by a pickpocket in the Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress. The phone was loaded with top-secret software made by Microsoft, possibly the new Windows Mobile 6.5. The phone is possibly the new HTC Touch Pro2 or HTC Touch Diamond2, which journalists were not allowed to touch by Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer. Ouch!

Motorola’s layoffs may see shift away from Windows Mobile

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With Motorola eliminating 4,000 jobs after posting a loss in the fourth quarter of 2008, as holiday sales plummet more than 50 percent from a year earlier, there might be signs that Motorola may be shifting away from using Windows Mobile as the OS for many of its smartphones, according to the Wall Street Journal. There have also been signs, with the recent cuts happening to more than 70 employees […]

Windows Mobile 7 being delayed

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Microsoft has told some of its hardware partners that it has delayed Windows Mobile 7, the much anticipated upgrade to its cell phone operating system, according to CNET. Though Microsoft never said when it would be released, partners were expecting to have the final release by early next year to combat the threat of Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android OS. Among the features that are widely rumoured to be in […]

Windows Mobile to get apps store?

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Microsoft is doing some catch up after saying that it will launch an application store market for its Windows Mobile platform after Google saying it will do the same thing last week for its Android platform. Called ‘Skymarket’, it is expected to launch later in the year for the mobile OS, and we could expect that it will be an apps store after a job posting was found on Computerjpb.com […]

Microsoft launches new version of Win Mobile

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Microsoft has announced a new version of it’s Windows Mobile operating system. The new version, dubbed 6.1, boasts several overhauls, with one significant one in the Internet Explorer browser. It also introduced a new services plan to make it easier for business customers to buy Windows Mobile devices and services at the same time. According to Scott Rockfeld, Group Product Manager for Windows Mobile, the new version of IE Mobile […]