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Monday, November 16, 2009

Want Marketplace On your 6.0 and 6.1 Devices? Go for it!

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Pocket PC Software" @ 07:00 PM

"After last week's news, I'm pleased to tell you that Windows Marketplace for Mobile has today reached another major milestone by adding support for Windows Mobile 6 and 6.1 devices. This is an especially proud day for Microsoft because it marks our fulfillment of the Marketplace vision that we put forth only 9 months ago at Mobile World Congress. Last week we expanded the Marketplace experience to the PC and updated the developer portal to include stronger anti-piracy protection features for developers. Today, Marketplace is delivering some great free new features that enhance and expand the Marketplace experience to even more Windows Mobile customers."

Windows Mobile Marketplace is now available for pre-6.5 phones as a download. While I suppose you could have gotten it on your phone prior to now... the release today is suited for older phones and official!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Samsung SGH-i780, Verizon Wireless XV6900 Receive Windows Mobile 6.1 Upgrades

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Software" @ 07:10 PM

Both the Samsung SGH-i780 (European version) and Verizon Wireless' XV6900 (HTC Touch) have finally been blessed with Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrades. Visit our Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrade thread for links to these upgrades, as well as many more.

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Windows Mobile 6.1 Upgrade Thread

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Software" @ 09:45 PM

There's no shortage of Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrades available for download, so we've compiled and linked to (hopefully) all of them to make searching for that device upgrade just a little bit easier. If you know of any we've missed, hit us with a link and we'll add it to the list.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Palm Treo Pro Is Official

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 09:38 AM

iPAQ 910, look out! Palm's worst kept secret has finally arrived. You'd be hard pressed talking the Treo Pro down. It looks good (well, we think so, anyway), and has a great set of specs: Qualcomm MSM7201 400MHz processor, 128MB RAM, 256MB ROM, quad-band GSM/EDGE, tri-band (850/1900/2100MHz) UMTS/HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, a 320 x 320 touch screen, a 2.0-megapixel camera, and a microSDHC slot supporting up to 32GB. There's also a 3.5mm headphone jack built just for your favourite cans. The Treo Pro runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, comes in black (Palm prefers to call it 'obsidian'), and will be available unlocked for $549 as early as September. If you prefer the carrier route, Telstra (Australia), Vodafone (Europe), and O2 (Europe) will be selling it for the low, low price of 'free'.

Press release and images after the break. Now, who wants one?


Tags: windows, mobile, treo, palm, pro, 6.1, 850

Friday, August 1, 2008

Skype for Windows Mobile Updated, Supports Windows Mobile 6.1

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Software" @ 06:18 AM

If you're a Skype user who owns one of the latest and greatest devices on the block, good news! A Windows Mobile 6.1-friendly version (v2.2.0.45) is now available for Classic/Professional (Pocket PC) devices. Oh, sorry Standard (Smartphone) users - you'll have to sit this one out, unfortunately.

Monday, May 26, 2008

WILLCOM's Colourful 03 On Display

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 04:09 AM

Vibrant colours are a rarity in the Windows Mobile world. If you're lucky, you may find some multi-coloured HTC Touch devices on the street, but other than that, our devices are mostly shades of grey. Enter WILLCOM. You've heard of them before. They were the folks who delivered the W-ZERO3. Now, they've combined Windows Mobile with hot pink, lime green, and bright gold to deliver the 03. And the specs aren't too shabby. There's a 3" 800 x 480 touchscreen, a touch-sensitive pad that switches between numeric keypad mode and D-pad mode, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a PXA270 processor, 128MB RAM, 256MB of ROM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, infrared, a 2.0-megapixel camera, a TV tuner, and a microSD slot, with Windows Mobile 6.1 Classic to keep it all going. Wait, "Classic"? What's the catch? The 03 takes a W-SIM, which means it doesn't have to rely on the cellular radio support offered in "Professional". Oh, and W-SIM also means you won't be seeing it outside of Japan anytime soon. Ah, shucks. Read more...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Robbie Bach's Keynote at CTIA Wireless 2008

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Events" @ 12:55 AM

CTIA was where it all happened - the unveiling of Windows Mobile 6.1, the parade of devices running said OS, and the showing off of other bits and pieces that you'd expect to see at a mobile and wireless trade show. Robbie Bach, and a few others, were at CTIA to do the unveiling, so if you're interested in reading or watching the keynote, click here. It's a little over 26 minutes long, or however long it takes you to read a lengthy article, if videos just aren't your thing.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Phone Scoop Does CTIA 2008

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Articles" @ 07:35 AM

CTIA was Microsoft's playground for the unveiling of Windows Mobile 6.1, and Microsoft's hardware partners certainly weren't afraid to make a showing. Phone Scoop, in their ever-so-thorough ways, have covered CTIA from top to bottom, and there's plenty of Windows Mobile content for your perusal. Obviously, there's coverage of 6.1 and plenty of eye-candy to drool over if you're a Standard (Smartphone) user. Yes, Professional (Pocket PC) users - you have a reason to be jealous. Moving on, there's more eye-candy and a video of the HTC Touch Dual that's set to invade Best Buy stores this quarter. There's Sony Ericsson's XPERIA X1 in all its glory, and it too is running Windows Mobile 6.1 (a little known fact back when the X1 was first introduced due to NDAs and the like). And then there's a lengthy article on Velocity Mobile, a new entrant into the Windows Mobile market. More on that after the break. Read more...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

'Cool' Demos of Windows Mobile 6.1

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Pocket PC Software" @ 03:00 PM

"Windows Mobile 6.1 was just announced at CTIA yesterday. A bunch of us got together to record a video demoing most of the new features in Windows Mobile 6.1. Check out this 40-minute video that shows:

  • Cool devices, including the T-Mobile Shadow, HTC Tilt, Pantech Duo, Moto Q9
  • The new Sliding Panel home screen (aka "Bronze")
  • All new home screen plugins
  • Threaded SMS
  • Copy & Paste support for non-touch devices
  • New Task Manager
  • Clock & Alarms
  • Windows Live and Live Search Mobile and more..."

Here is 41 minutes of Windows Mobile 6.1 Glory. Personally I'm eyeing the Pantech Duo as my next device, and it does look sweet with its dual sliders. Which 6.1 device or feature are you looking for?

Tags: 6.1

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Microsoft Releases Windows Mobile 6.1 Localized Emulator Images

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Developer" @ 02:30 AM

"The Windows Mobile 6.1 Emulator Images package adds emulator images to Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio 2008 that let you test applications for Windows Mobile 6.1. For general information about writing software for Windows Mobile, please see the Windows Mobile Developer Center. The emulator images can also be used as standalone without Visual Studio. They can be accessed through the Start Menu shortcuts."

The Windows Mobile 6.1 localized emulator images are currently available in US English only, which doesn't quite match Microsoft's usual definition of "localized", although you can probably expect that to change over the coming weeks. The Standard (Smartphone) and Professional (Pocket PC) images weigh in at 184.9MB and 272.2MB respectively, and include some new resolutions: 320 x 320, 400 x 240, and 440 x 240 for Standard, and 240 x 400 and 480 x 800 for Professional. Note that the images work standalone, so if you're eager to poke around Windows Mobile 6.1 to see what's new and improved while waiting for your carrier/manufacturer to release an update, this is your ticket. Developers, if you want full integration with Visual Studio, be sure to grab the Windows Mobile 6 SDK prior to installing the images.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

HTC Touch Dual with Windows Mobile 6.1 Lands in America

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 09:00 PM

"HTC Corp. (TAIEX: 2498; “HTC”), a global leader in smartphone design and manufacturing, revealed that the popular HTC Touch Dual™ will debut in the United States this quarter. Announced today at the Cellular Telecommunication and Internet Association (CTIA) Wireless 2008 spring conference, the HTC Touch Dual™ combines an intuitive touch screen with integrated TouchFLO™ technology and slide-out keypad and Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional software, making it easier for customers to communicate on the go. “HTC has witnessed incredible support and demand for the Touch product portfolio, and we are pleased to provide our customers with the opportunity to experience additional iterations of the Touch product family,” said Jason Mackenzie, vice president of HTC America. “The Touch Dual will be among the first devices in the United States to run Windows Mobile 6.1 and will be followed by a range of 6.1 updates for several other HTC products.”"

HTC's popular keypad-enhanced version of the Touch is set for a US release this quarter. The Touch Dual boasts some impressive features including a Qualcomm MSM7200 400MHz CPU, 128MB RAM, 256MB ROM, Bluetooth 2.0, a 2.0-megapixel camera, TouchFLO, and Windows Mobile 6.1, which Microsoft unveiled today. Unfortunately, there's no Wi-Fi, and connectivity is limited to tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 2100MHz UMTS/HSDPA. But if you can live with those limitations and you still think this sleek device tickles your fancy, you'll soon be able to purchase an unlocked version from Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile outlets, or online at

Update: Looks like the US version packs quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band (850/1900) UMTS/HSDPA connectivity. Hooray for tweaks.

Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard and Professional Reviewed!

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone News" @ 12:00 PM

"The latest Windows Mobile upgrade brings minor, but very welcome additions to the platform. In this article, we'll cover both the Standard (non-touchscreen) and Professional (touchscreen) editions and show you what's to love about the Windows Mobile 6.1 update. Now, you'll notice this is not a full version upgrade, but just a ".1" upgrade so you know you can't expect a full overhaul. It really feels like just a quick update intended to fill in a couple of gaps between the Windows Mobile and Apple iPhone functionality. You'll notice some similarities between the Standard and Professional operating systems (such as the Internet Explorer and Text Messaging updates), but you'll also notice some odd differences. Read on for our thorough rundown of the next version of Windows Mobile to hit your phone!"

[Windows Mobile 6.1 in the flesh! From left to right - Standard and Professional] has brought us a quick review of Windows Mobile 6.1. This review contains a ton of screenshots and two videos of WM 6.1 in action on both the Standard and Professional handsets! All in all, I'm really excited to get my hands on either a device that is equipped with this new update or a Windows Mobile 6.1 ROM image for my Emulator. Oh man, good times! You guys have no idea how relieved I am that this didn't turn out to be a huge April fool’s joke from Microsoft!

You can see the videos (I promise it isn't another Rick Roll) for the Standard platform here and the Professional platform here. Enjoy!

Microsoft Announces Immediate Availability of System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC News" @ 11:15 AM

"LAS VEGAS — April 1, 2008 — Helping to propel large-scale mobile phone deployments by businesses, Microsoft Corp. today announced at CTIA Wireless 2008 the immediate availability of System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 and plans for a Microsoft Mobile Services Plan (MMSP) to be available from mobile operators worldwide. Together with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1, the software and services provide the best solution for midsize and large businesses to manage and help protect Windows Mobile phones."

Microsoft didn't just stop at Windows Mobile 6.1 today. The company also announced the immediate availability of System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008, which together with Windows Mobile 6.1, offers a comprehensive device management solution for organizations using Active Directory/Group Policy. The full copy of the press release can be found after the break. Read more...

Windows Mobile 6.1: New Features at a Glance

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC News" @ 11:10 AM

Some of Windows Mobile 6.1's biggest enhancements include threaded SMS support and an improved UI, but there's a lot more in it that makes this a significant leap from Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Mobile 6. Jump the break for a look at what's new. Read more...

Microsoft Unveils Windows Mobile 6.1, New Version of Internet Explorer Mobile

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC News" @ 11:05 AM

Okay, the jokes are over. This is indeed the real deal. ;)

Windows Mobile 6.1 is here, and there's plenty to digest. Jump the break for the full press release, and watch future posts for a complete breakdown of the new features. Read more...

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