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Opera 9.5 Pre-launch Thoughts

May 20, 2008 |

Opera 9.5 for Windows Mobile

Opers Mobile 9.5 is one of the many highlights of the HTC Touch Diamond. Opera first announced the broswer this past winter, right around the same time the skyfire browser was first spotted. Opera 9.5 has quite a few advantages over the current standard WM browser which include: Context-sensitive zooming, Quick page rendering, Flash Lite 3 support, Tabbed browsing, and a whole lot more.

Opera 9.5 offers a unique advantage over Skyfire since the webpages are not rendered on a server and then streamed to your device. This allows for a more traditional web user experience with the capability to select, copy, and paste text from inside the browser.

For those of you who are planning on picking up the HTC Touch Diamond when it launches, you will be the first to get your hands on the new Opera browser. Unfortunately, Opera still has not released a launch schedule for the software. Lets hope Opera 9.5 will launch by mid July and like previous versions of the software, it should cost around $28.

 

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TouchFLO 3D

May 6, 2008 |

HTC unveiled their latest upgrade to their TouchFLO software which they released last year on the HTC Touch.  TouchFLO 3D (previously code named Manilla) offers an extensive user interface upgrade to Windows Mobile and offers a unique 3D graphical experience. 

On the HTC Touch Diamond, the TouchFLO 3D software can be used with finger gestures as well as the scroll wheel.  TocuhFLO 3D offers an interactive home screen that allows you to easily scroll through your contacts, pictures, music, and calendar.

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S2P (Slide2Play) gives HTC users a new music experience

March 20, 2008 |

S2P on XDA-developers.com

It seems like the developers over at www.xda-developers.com have given us yet another great application. S2P (Slide2Play), developed by A_C gives Windows Mobile uses a music experience that comes close to that of the iPhone and the iPod Touch. S2P supports WMA, MP3 and WAV files with its own Cover Flow insired album navigation.

S2P on XDA-developers.com

By far, S2P is one of the most intuitive media players to date for Windows Mobile. A few main features are still missing, such as playlist support and song duration. A_C has assured the xda-developers community that these features should be implemented shortly with a new release.

To download S2P, please visit xda-developers.com

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Microsoft Adds Adobe’s Flash Lite To Windows Mobile

March 17, 2008 |
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It seems Microsoft has finally chosen to add support for Adobe Flash Lite in Windows Mobile Devices by licensing the software. Silverlight 1.0 for Windows Mobile 6 won’t be available until the second quarter, Microsoft has said. Microsoft introduced Silverlight last year as an alternative for flash, but developers are still opting to use Flash in their web development since silver lite is still new and unproven. "Bringing Flash Lite and Reader LE to the Windows Mobile experience will give consumers more of their favorite Web sites on the go," said John O’Rourke, general manager for Microsoft’s Mobile Communications business unit, in a statement.

Flash Lite will give WM devices access to dynamic content on the web for the IE web browser and also could be used to enhance user interfaces in applications installed on WM devices.

 

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HTC Touch Smartphone (Sprint)

March 12, 2008 |

Melding the power of Windows Mobile 6 with an innovative touchscreen navigation interface, HTC's Touch is a deceptively small and stylish mobile phone that brings together email and other essential business applications with Sprint's exclusive multimedia content including over-the-air music downloads, live TV and more. Leveraging the broad functionality of Windows Mobile 6 Professional (for touchscreens), the HTC Touch includes Outlook Mobile, Office Mobile and the capabilities to run thousands of third-party applications. It also allows you to surf the web with Internet Explorer, send and receive emails, chat on Messenger, and send files to your own web space through Windows Live. Nicely compact at just 0.6 inches thin and 4 ounces, the HTC Touch also features a 2.0-megapixel camera/camcorder, fast Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR with stereo music streaming profile, MicroSD expansion, digital audio and video player, and speedy downloads via Sprint's EV-DO network.

 

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HTC Mogul PPC-6800 Smartphone (Sprint)

March 12, 2008 |

HTC Mogul PPC-6800 Smartphone (Sprint)

Leave the laptop behind and stay connected and productive wherever you roam with the HTC Mogul PPC-6800 Smartphone, the newest Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition device from Sprint. The successor to the popular Sprint PPC-6700, the HTC Mogul has a surprise waiting up its sleeve: just slide the top of the phone sideways to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. And the new Windows Mobile 6 operating system enables you to view and edit Word and Excel documents as well as provides instant message capabilities via Windows Live Messenger. (See more details about Windows Mobile 6 below.) The included Outlook Mobile software offers up-to-date e-mail, calendar and contact information.

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HTC P4550 TYTN II

March 12, 2008 | | One Comment

The slim, pocket-sized HTC P4550 TYTN II smartphone is bursting at the seams with a full-menu of wireless capabilities to keep you connected wherever you roam on this globe–quad-band GSM for global roaming, Wi-Fi, EDGE, and speedy data connectivity via a tri-mode 3G UMTS network. Practical and versatile, the phone's face slides open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard while the screen tilts for optimal viewing of email, spreadsheets, and web videos. It also adds the power of the Windows Mobile 6 operating system (Professional Edition), which provides push email for immediate send and receive as well as editing of Microsoft Office documents. (See more details about Windows Mobile 6 below.)

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