12/23/2009, Reports are filtering in that China Unicom will be buying twice as many Windows Mobile handsets for 2010 than iPhones. According to Zhang Zhijiang, GM of China Unicom’s technology division, 8% of their 3G handset procurements will be Windows Mobile handsets, and 4% will be iPhones. Of course, let’s not forget that there are many devices out there that use Windows Mobile, so it shouldn’t be too much of a […]
12/22/2009, CES has always been a hotbed for new technological announcements and advancements, and next year’s event isn’t going to be any different. Sprint and Microsoft are rumored to have a WiMax (4G) Windows Mobile smartphone in the works, waiting for CES 2010 to roll around and catch everyone by surprise. The anticipation is further built-up with invitations sent out for a press conference that will take place a day before […]
12/16/2009, While many of you will hate statistics and numbers, Apple will certainly be paying attention to a recent survey by ComScore, especially since that survey reports that Apple has managed to overtake Microsoft in the US smartphone market share pie. With the popularity the iPhone has enjoyed, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, but Microsoft certainly isn’t going to be too happy with this development, especially since Windows […]
12/12/2009, Windows Mobile certainly isn’t in an envious position now, especially with the dominance of Apple’s iPhone and the rise of Google’s Android. With that in mind, the news that Windows Mobile 7 being delayed until late 2010 probably isn’t good news for Windows Mobile fans out there. Are you willing to wait until said period for Windows Mobile 7, or are you already planning to jump ship to the iPhone […]
12/10/2009, While HTC’s Touch Pro2 has had the Windows Mobile 6.5 update for quite some time now, folks who are on Orange’s network have been made to wait. Fortunately, your patience has been paid off, and you can now happily head off to HTC’s support page and download the update. As usual, do remember to back up your data and settings before attempting to perform a firmware update. Check out the […]
12/03/2009, Opera Mobile 10 beta 2 is now available for both Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 platforms, bringing a much more finger-friendly user interface to touchscreen handsets, alongside improvements in the download manager, Opera Link as well as better memory management among others. Several new features which are exclusive to Windows Mobile handsets only are shortcut support, the possibility of making Opera as default browser during installation and removal of a […]
12/02/2009, While it isn’t an official confirmation or anything, word on the street is that Windows Mobile 7 will sport Internet Explorer 7, Zune Features and also an optimized game experience. It should also support Microsoft’s online technologies like Silverlight and SharePoint. Are you looking forward to Windows Mobile 7, or are you still drooling over Apple’s upcoming iPhone 4G?
11/30/2009, The LG eXpo seems to have been taken in by AT&T, as it will be launching in December for $199 after a mail-in rebate and 2-year contract. In case you’ve forgotten, it has a 1GHz CPU, 3.2-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, microSD card slot, which is good.
11/29/2009, The QiGi smartbook seems to look a lot like a MID (mobile internet device), but whatever they call it, it’s still something worth looking into. Sporting a 5-inch 800 x 480 display and 1GB of memory, it doesn’t seem half bad. We can’t say much about the durability of this product though. If you’re interested in checking it out, there’s a loosely translated review here.
11/28/2009, It seems that Samsung’s recently announced mobile OS – bada, will be launched on December 8, which is about 2 weeks away. Based on the information we’ve picked up, Samsung will be holding a press event in London on said date, and details on the OS will be revealed to everybody. It will be interesting to see how well the Samsung bada performs in the long run though, especially if […]
11/27/2009, A recent posting at XDA-developers shows a completely revamped keyboard from a test build of Windows Mobile. The existing Windows Mobile keyboard still seems that it was designed more for stylus input, but the revamped version has much larger keys, which should make it much easier for users to use with their fingers, further enhancing the notion that stylus-based inputs are going out of fashion. If you take a good […]
11/27/2009, In a recent interview, head of Acer’s mobile division, Aymar de Lencquesaing, said that the company plans to shift its attention more towards Google’s Android and reduce its Windows Mobile effort. This of course shouldn’t be a surprise to too many people, especially since it’s quite obvious that Android is gaining quite a bit of momentum, and phone manufacturers are increasingly choosing Android over windows Mobile. Would you go for […]
11/20/2009, Word has it that Microsoft will roll out Windows Mobile 7 in March sometime next year, and we sure as heck hope that Microsoft doesn’t botch this one up considering how far Windows Mobile already is behind the game where smartphone operating systems are concerned. Hopefully Windows 7 is an omen of things to come, as healthy competition will always benefit the consumers at the end of the day.
11/18/2009, Windows Mobile will now receive Opera Mobile 10 beta which is similar in both look and feel as with the Opera 10 for desktop and Opera Mini 5 beta. You do get a host of new features with Opera Mini 10 beta for Windows Mobile which ought to offer a close resemblance to a desktop-like browsing experience though, thanks to a new interface, the inclusion of tabbed browsing, Speed Dial, […]