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It seems T-Mobile has pushed out a ROM upgrade for their T-Mobile Shadow owners. Those of you who are trying to get the multiple alarms issue resolved of their Shadow can finally breathe a sigh oof releif since the ROM upgrade takes care of that, impoves SureType functionality, and a few other bugs and adding Audio Postcards (MMS messages with Audio).
T-Mobile did not stop there though. They put together a whole website and added a whole lot of free stuff as well for upgrading your ROM. They're giving away music, ring tones, and a whole lot more. I think other carriers should take notice of how T-Mobile has handled this ROM upgrade. A dedicated website is maybe a bit over the top, but at least this way you can find it rather than searching for an hour or two on a carriers website. You can check out the site here http://www.t-mobileshadow.com/
HTC is hoping to silence a lot of critics with their latest announcement that they are working on a fix for a handful of devices that are suffering from poor video rendering performance. HTC’s European VP recently went on record and stated that they are working on a fix for some of the affected devices. Unfortunately it sounds like there will be no driver fix, but rather some performance enhancements on the current software stocks of the HTC handsets. It seems like we will not have to wait too long as HTC is planning on releasing the update by March.
Full news on www.htcclassaction.org
This may not come as a surprisee to anyone, but Sony Ericsson's new Xperia X1 (built by our good old friends at HTC) will be running on WM 6.1 It seems like the fold over at mobilevilag.hu got a little more hands on treatment with the new Xperia X1 and got a few shorts of the settings screens. I'm sure we would all love it if the Xperia X1 was actually running on WM7, but I guess we'll just have to wait a bit longer for that.
HTC Tilt owners can head over to HTC and At&T's websites to download the latest ROM upgrade for the Tilt handsets. The ROm upgrade includes increase bluetooth functionality, improved performance and stability, a Microsoft AKU upgrade and DTMF tones for the Tilt's QWERTY keyboard. Some will be disappointed though at this ROM upgrade does not feature any driver changes for better video playback on the HTC Tilt.
The ROM upgrade for the Tilt should take less than ten minutes, but be sure to do a device backup in case somethign goes wrong.
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We are looking into integrating the blog comments with the forum so that any comments on articles will show up on the forum as well. thanks again for all your support.
Some of us have been waiting four months for this day and it has finally come. HCT is now shipping the Shift in Europe. For now, the HTC Shift is mainly being launched through various cell carriers like Telefonica in Spain, TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile), and Orange in the United kingdom. You will have to hand over 1199 Euros for the HTC Shift which comes equipped with Microsoft’s Origami Experience 2.0. What sets the HTC Shift apart from other UMPC's is that it offers HTC's "SnapVUE" technology which gives the user access to e-mail, calendar, text messaging, and contact information without having to boot into Windows Vista. HTC claims the Shift can give you 3-4 days of use without having to recharge your battery (if you only use the "SnapVUE" technology)
Those of us on the other side of the Atlantic will probably have to wait at least six months for the Shift to launch, but I'm sure there are some of you who have already ordered yours through your favorite mobile importer.
*Thanks Rob for giving us a heads up on this story in our forum