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All posts tagged "windows mobile 6.5.3"


Monday, August 23, 2010

Windows Mobile 6.5 Not Done Yet: Samsung Releases Omnia Pro 4

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 06:30 PM

http://www.mobileburn.com/news.jsp?Id=10474

"As you may know, the Omnia Pro 4 was announced in June alongside Omnia Pro 5, two Bada-powered phones (Wave 2 and Wave 2 Pro) and Galaxy 3 (I5800). It has a candybar form factor, sporting a full QWERTY keyboard a la BlackBerry and such things as 2.62-inch QVGA touchscreen, 3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus, HSPA and WiFi connectivity, GPS, 3.5mm headset jack and a microSD memory card slot. Windows Mobile 6.5.3 is running the show and there's also the Office Mobile 2010 suite pre-installed on the device."

Well, what have we here? Does this image get your motor running? If you are a big Windows Mobile 6.5.3 fan there's no need to wait for Windows Phone 7 to get a brand spanking new and capable smartphone for your busy daily use. Samsung has not forgotten Windows Mobile 6.5.x, and as Mobile Burn has reported, the specs look quite nice for this particular form factor.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Engadget Reviews the HTC HD Mini

Posted by Jason Dunn in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/06/...hd-mini-review/

""We had to exercise our neglected patience muscle with this one, but at long last we've gotten ahold of a real live HD Mini and put it through its paces. Equipped with the same processor, screen size and resolution as HTC's Legend, but running the HD2's Windows Mobile 6.5.3 under a WinMo-specific Sense skin, the Mini is in many ways an amalgamation of its two better known cousins. You'll no doubt be aware that we weren't too displeased by either of those handsets, so what you must be wondering now is whether or not splicing them into one eminently pocketable package delivers an equally compelling device. Read on to find out."

Overall, Engadget seemed to quite like the HTC HD Mini - even with its "dead-end operating system". Those are their words, not mine, but it's not like you say that's inaccurate. However, given that most people tend to switch phones ever couple of years, I don't think you need to have a long-term investment in your phone in the same way you might in a car. The HD Mini looks like a nice piece of hardware, but in my part of the world at least, the mobile operators aren't carrying much in the way of Windows Phones...so I doubt I'll get the opportunity to recommend this phone to anyone in my circle of friends/family. Any HD Mini users out there? Do you agree with the Engadget review?


Monday, May 17, 2010

Sony Ericsson Aspen Reviewed

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Other Windows Phones" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.pda-247.com/wordpress/20...n-aspen-review/

"The Sony Ericsson Aspen (Faith) is a dying breed for two reasons; it is a new Windows Mobile 6x device and also has a touch screen plus a front facing QWERTY keyboard. There are very few smartphones that come with this configuration, but for a select few they represent the pinnacle of practical design."

I'm not sure whether it's because the review unit was pre-production, but the excerpt above is about the best Shaun had to say about the Aspen. It's all downhill from there, from creeky chassis to blurry camera. If anybody is still interested in the details, the Aspen is a quadband GSM/dualband HSPA phone (US version will be tri-band HSPA) that comes with WM6.5.3., 2.4" QVGA screen, 3.2MP camera and GPS.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Microsoft Releases Windows Mobile 6.5.3 DTK

Posted by Darius Wey in "Windows Phone Developer" @ 11:00 PM

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...&displayLang=en

"The Windows Mobile 6.5.3 DTK provides documentation, sample code, header and library files, emulator images, and tools to Visual Studio that let you build applications for Windows Mobile 6.5 and 6.5.3."

Yesterday wasn't all just about Windows Phone 7 Series. On the development side, Microsoft updated the Windows Mobile DTK to cover 6.5.3. It includes both Standard and Professional images, and is available in seven locales. Developers, go grab it!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Say Hello to My Little Friend: The HTC HD Mini

Posted by Jason Dunn in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 03:30 AM

I was part of a conference call with Eric Lin from HTC last Friday, and in that call he told us about three new phones coming out soon. Two of them were Andriod-based (HTC Legend, HTC Desire) so of little interest to me, but the third was very exciting: the HTC HD Mini. Before I get to that, it's interesting to note that all three of these phones were designed by One & Co, an industrial design firm that HTC purchased in late 2008. One & Co continues to serve other clients, but when it comes to wireless phones, they only work for HTC. One & Co designed the HTC Diamond, which, love or hate the angled back, you have to admit was a phone that looked unlike anything else HTC had ever created. One & Co has also designed the Microsoft Arc mouse and Arc keyboard.

[click here to check out the 9 megapixel high-resolution of the above image]

The visual theme for the HD Mini is "Hidden Power". Lin described this as "Nothing is cool for the sake of being cool". Everything that looks cool about this phone is also functional. Here's what I was told about the HD Mini in the conference call. Read more...


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sony Ericsson Talks XPERIA X2 Software Updates

Posted by Darius Wey in "Windows Phone News" @ 10:55 AM

http://xperiancers.com/2010/02/02/x...pport-schedule/

"It's not news to say that we attracted some criticism for this on the X1 and we're not going to go there again with the X2. So, for the record, this is what X2 customers can expect in terms of software upgrades."

In an attempt to be upfront with consumers, Sony Ericsson has announced the software update schedule for the XPERIA X2. According to the company, March should bring a major update: Windows Mobile will be upped from 6.5.1 to 6.5.2, most applications will receive tweaks, and there will be added support for video telephony, an FM radio, and faster GPS fixes. Then sometime in May, it'll get the Windows Mobile 6.5.3 treatment. Of course, the value of all this is heavily dependent on the device making it into the hands of consumers in a timely fashion, which we're sorry to say, is not happening.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Gets Official

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Software" @ 04:03 PM

With the announcement of the Sony Ericsson Aspen, Windows Mobile 6.5.3 gets its official unveiling - because it's a dotdot release, Microsoft isn't making any big announcements about it. It does bring a few important updates to the table, though the cynical among you (and some days I count myself among you) will no doubt say they're about two years too late. Regardless, 6.5.3 is more touch friendly than 6.5, and that's a good step forward. 6.5.3 adds official capacitive touchscreen support, which is fantastic - hopefully this means well see more capacitive touchscreen Windows phones in the future. I initially wasn't a believer in the superiority of capacitive over resistive when it came to touch input, but after using the HTC HD2, there's no going back. It's just that much better. Read more...


Sony Ericsson Announces the Aspen

Posted by Darius Wey in "Other Windows Phones" @ 05:08 AM

http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/cor...naspen-20100202

"Today sees the announcement of Sony Ericsson Aspen, the business mobile phone with green credentials at its core. The newest edition to the successful Sony Ericsson GreenHeart portfolio, Sony Ericsson Aspen, allows easy multi-tasking combining the touch experience and a real QWERTY keyboard. Organise and adapt panels to change during the day and use Slide View for quick access to common features. With Sony Ericsson Aspen, view and edit office files easily and comfortably with one touch operation, or just access the internet in one click. The QWERTY keyboard is made for fast and easy typing. Simple email set up allows for a maximized messaging experience on the go. Secure the phone's contents through the Microsoft MyPhone service, which remotely erases phone data when the handset is lost or stolen."

Sony Ericsson has done what Microsoft has been avoiding for months: it's made Windows Mobile 6.5.3 official, courtesy of its latest handset, the Aspen. The QVGA touch-screen device supports quad-band GSM/EDGE and market-dependent dual-band (900/2100 MHz) or tri-band (850/900/2100 MHz) HSPA. Alongside that, there's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, an FM radio with RDS, a 3.2-megapixel camera, USB mass storage support, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a microSDHC slot supporting cards of up to 16 GB. Available in either black or white, the Aspen should hit store shelves in the second quarter. And we sure hope they're right about that, considering that their other Windows Mobile device has suffered massive delays beyond public comprehension.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Makes a Quiet Appearance at CES

Posted by Darius Wey in "Windows Phone News" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/09/...y-very-quietly/

"Say, for a moment, that you're Microsoft and you're on the cusp of releasing a version of the much-maligned Windows Mobile 6.5 that actually made it touch-friendly for once -- but like all WinMo versions before it, you're relying on carriers and manufacturers to wage an inexcusably slow, arbitrary, incomplete upgrade campaign. Wouldn't you think that quietly burying its launch amongst a sea of more interesting (and less controversial) products might be a good idea?"

The folks at Engadget, in their quest to report the weird and wonderful at CES, discovered Windows Mobile 6.5.3 running on a TG01 and Traveler, which more or less confirms its existence. When it'll officially be released as an upgrade for said devices is anyone's guess. It is, after all, in the hands of the related manufacturers and carriers. But what's so great about v6.5.3, anyway? More touch-friendly adjustments throughout the UI. Less great is the fact that they're somewhat of an eyesore. One can only hope that's something that the much-anticipated Windows Mobile 7 will rectify.


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