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posted in June 2009
When the new application store for Windows Mobile, dubbed Windows Marketplace for Mobile, opens it will have 600 apps to start with according to a Windows Mobile product manager at Microsoft France.
T-Mobile in the US is holding events in seven cities around the country for the impending launches of the HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Dash 3G. The Touch Pro2 has been eagerly awaited by many, and the Dash 3G might be better known to you as the HTC Snap.
Garmin, a leading manufacturer of GPS devices, has announced that they are dropping their home-grown Linux OS in favor of Android and Windows Mobile for future phones.
Now that the Apple App Store hit one billion downloads of third party applications after just nine months, other app stores will follow suit with their own app download progress. The application store for the Palm Pre has had one million downloads in less than three weeks. Or has it?
In the three weeks since its release, Palm is estimated to have sold 150,000 Pres. There is still a bit of a backlog and strong demand, but it seems there is a steady supply of new devices keeping the waiting lists relatively short.
HTC has a big announcement tomorrow in London, but there haven't been a lot of details. Some think it is the HTC Hero, an Android powered device. It may be something else entirely, or a combination of things. We've got leaks of the HTC Firestone for you. Here is the rundown.
Apple retains quite a bit of control over what is posted to the App Store and some are arguing that instead of the iPhone being a device that is open and allowing users to be limited only by their imagination, it is doing quite the opposite. Is the iPhone hegemony is closer to a walled garden than you might think?
FLO TV, owned by Qualcomm, is rolling out its service now that the switch from analog to digital has taken place in the US. Qualcomm is working with OEMs to integrate the service into mobile phones.
Sometimes you need access to your PC but that doesn't mean you have to carry your laptop with you on a short trip. You may be able to access your PC or servers right from your smartphone. Here are but a few ways to accomplish this.
We've known for months that Acer was going to release several smartphones running Windows Mobile, and now they are going to do it for $50 or less. With smartphones coming down in price so much, will feature phones be squeezed out of existence?
Based on a very blurry picture, Engadget thinks this may be a shot of a new cell phone by Dell running Android.
Microsoft is cutting back on some perks for its employees, including being reimbursed for data plans that are primarily used for business. Unless, that is, the employee is using a Windows Mobile phone.
In North America, 41 Percent of consumers are said to be choosing smartphones instead of feature phones or plain old cell phones with little more than texting and a camera. That is good news, but it means the carriers need to invest in the networks.
About a month ago, I wrote that there are too many mobile platforms for developers to effectively keep up with. My answer was that there are too many platforms for smartphones, at least six at last count. What if the answer was quit building native apps and put everything on the web?
If you came to this post looking for more information on either the Pre or the iPhone, you came to the wrong place. There are other platforms out there, and this one is about Windows Mobile.
Funambol has reviewed 12 mobile sync solutions targeting mobile cloud solutions, taking into account costs, features, devices supported and more. If you are looking for a phone or a sync solution for your existing phone, this report could aid you in your decision making.
Analyst Andre Kitson at Juniper Research is recommending that now is the right time for Microsoft to buy Palm, giving the huge software company access to Palm's design and engineering team, many of which came from Apple. Does this make sense thought for Microsoft?
Technology Group, a Chinese company, launched a mobile phone at Computex that runs Windows XP. This is the OS that just won't die. Netbooks gave XP a reprieve, at least until Windows 7 ships, and now at least one phone is running XP. Could this OS have a life into the next decade?
Palm has announced that the Pre will support iTunes, faking the software into thinking a genuine iPod is attached. When I first heard this I assumed Apple would sue to have this stopped and even start tweaking the iTunes software to block connections with the Pre. Now some leading analysts think Apple may just leave Palm alone and let the syncing continue.
This week Microsoft revealed Bing.com to the world as its new search engine, or as MS likes to call it, a decision engine. It is a new way to search the web and can provide some interesting results. MS wasted no time in setting the engine up to work with mobile devices.
It looks like there is a lot of anticipation in some circles for the Palm Pre which is due to be released this coming Saturday, June 6. People are going to a lot of effort to make sure they get their hand on one.
Some companies like Qualcomm and Nvidia are going one better than netbooks when it comes to power savings and small form factors for mobile computing. These devices will use chips based on the ARM architecture instead of the current chip favored by netbooks, the Intel Atom. ARM should be a name familiar to you as it is the chip that powers most of the smartphones currently available, including those running Android, Windows Mobile and the iPhone.