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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...


Friday, February 5, 2010

Sony Ericsson Aspen Hands-On Video

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Other Windows Phones" @ 11:22 PM

I can't understand a word of the dialogue, but the video speaks for itself - the Aspen looks like one nice device if you're the kind of person who likes the front-facing QWERTY messaging devices (and until the HD2 came my way, that was my #1 preferred device style). Oh, be prepared for some psychedelic white balance issues in the video...it's trippy!


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sony Ericsson Aspen Promotional Video & High Res Photos

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Other Windows Phones" @ 11:32 AM

After the break, a bunch of high-res images of the Aspen. Enjoy! Read more...


Friday, January 15, 2010

Xbox Live Coming to Windows phones

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 04:00 AM

http://kotaku.com/5445100/xbox-live...u/full+(Kotaku)

"While the news has been coming for some time now, you always need to break out a confirmation to make everything official. And it's now official: Xbox Live is on its way to mobile phones. The service will be known as "Xbox LIVE Games" (catchy!), and looks to be available only on phones operating a mobile version of Windows."

Xbox Live on Windows phones? Hmm. Could be interesting - assuming, that is, that it turns out to be more than the tease that we've seen in the past and never materialized into anything.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The AT&T LG eXpo Unboxing and First Impressions

Posted by Jason Dunn in "LG Windows Phones" @ 01:15 PM

This is a two-part unboxing and first impressions video of the AT&T LG eXpo. The LG eXpo is a Windows phone, running Windows Mobile 6.5, and runs on the AT&T GSM network. It's a quad-band GSM phone, and a tri-band 3G phone, supporting the 850/1900/2100 bands. It's the first smartphone to be sold in North America that features the Qualcomm "SnapDragon" processor, which runs at 1024 mhz. The LG eXpo has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 512 MB of ROM, 256 MB of RAM, GPS, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g WiFi, and is 0.63 inches thick. Read more...


Monday, December 7, 2009

Windows Phone Kiosks At Malls

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 11:14 AM

http://twitpic.com/s681f

Windows phone kiosks in the malls? That's not something you see every day. Apparently this is part of the Verizon Windows Phone Tour, so it's a limited engagement at best. That's a shame because I'm sure we've all walked into the mobile phone network stores and seen the non-working dummy Windows Mobile phones, or the battery dead/broken phones...in a lot of stores, Windows Mobile isn't even given a chance to win the customer. If Microsoft wants Windows phones to do better than in the past, they need to start to take charge of showing the customers what the phones can do.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Windows Phone "Lost Without My Phone" Giveaway

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Events" @ 06:00 AM

http://www.lostwithoutmyphone.com/

"We're all lost without our phones. So this holiday season, we're giving away three brand new Windows® phones from Verizon & AT&T for tweets that share your most embarrassing lost phone story. How creative can you be in under 140 characters?"

Running until December 10th, the "Lost Without My Phone" giveaway is simple to enter - just follow and send a tweet to @windowsphone explaining your most embarrassing lost phone story. Fitting that into 140 characters will be quite a challenge, but three Windows phones are on the line, so go for it!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Windows Phones Available Around the World

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC News" @ 10:00 AM

In Microsoft's press release today for the Windows Mobile 6.5 launch, there was a section that listed various Windows Phones available around the world, and I thought it would be helpful to re-publish that information here so we could get a handle on which devices are coming out in which markets:

In North America:

  • HTC Pure from AT&T
  • HTC Imagio from Verizon Wireless
  • Samsung Intrepid from Sprint, available Oct. 11, 2009
  • HTC Tilt 2 from AT&T, available in the coming weeks

In Latin America:

  • Samsung Omnia II available in the coming weeks from TIM Brasil Read more...


Monday, February 16, 2009

Mary Jo Foley's Microsoft MWC Cheat Sheet

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone News" @ 03:00 PM

http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=2039

"At the Mobile World Congress show, what Microsoft didn’t roll out is as interesting as what it did. During a February 16 press conference at the show..., CEO Steve Ballmer and Senior Vice President of Mobile Communications Andy Lees told attendees that the company is making some tweaks to its mobile strategy: It is no longer focusing primarily on business customers, but both business and consumer users; and is no longer thinking about mobile devices in a vacuum (instead it’s now about phones and software and services)."

If you feel like your head is going to explode from the massive amount of Windows Mobile news we were presented with today then you might want to take a second to check out Mary Jo Foley's cheat sheet to Microsoft's MWC goodies. One thing that has become painfully clear today is that Microsoft likes to play musical chairs with their branding scheme. I personally wish they would just pick a name and stick with it for more than a few years but a fresh new name could have been exactly what Microsoft needed to wash away the negative taste previous versions of Windows Mobile has left on our collective tongues. Some of the things Mary Jo covers in this cheat sheet are things like Zune Mobile, Windows Mobile 6.5, Windows Mobile 7, Microsoft's My Phone service and more. This is an exciting time to be a Windows Mobile user!


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