Archive for August, 2009
After taking a break in India and then starting back at school, I’m back! I apologize for not updating or giving any news about my absence. Anyway, if you’re still lusting for that new T-Mobile Touch Pro2 and find that the $350 w/ 2-year contract is too much to handle (or for that matter, $550 without contract), take a look at this pretty sweet deal on WMDeals.com. By calling the T-Mobile Business phone number (866-464-8662) and tapping ‘3′ for a new line, you can get the Touch Pro2 with the promo code “Windows Mobile” for $149. Pretty nice, eh? Unfortunately, (and I’ve checked this myself), you can’t get this promo for existing lines. You must add a new line to get this special promotion, so if you’re up for adding a new line with a new 2-year contract, this is probably the price break you’re waiting for.
You asked for it and we deliver. The G1 forums have been renamed to the Android forums and a subforum for myTouch support has been added.
The Touch Pro2, Dash 3G and Blackberry forums all have the following subforums:
- Hacks, Mods, Apps and Themes
As of right now there are no assigned moderators, however the Global Moderators do have powers in these new forums. I will also be messing around in each of these new forums. As these new forums grow we will need more moderators for each. As things go we will probably approach people we think would make good moderators.
As forums go, the younger they are the more empty they are. So support your new forums and post away! If you have questions about these devices feel free to ask. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question. We all started somewhere.
Enjoy your new forums!
Note: In the video I mis-spoke about the speaker phone indicator light. It does turn green when mute is off and red when mute is on. On my unit this wasn’t showing up. After a hard reset it did work.
This is the first video coming from AllShadow on the Touch Pro2. If you have any questions that you would like answered about it, please do so in the comments and I will answer them in the next video. Enjoy!
Slight delay here. I spent some time this morning trying to hunt down a T-Mobile store that had one this morning. I managed to locate one and zipped right on over to pick it up. Good news is that I got it, bad news is that I didn’t have room for an upgrade plan (I used it on the Dash 3G) so I had to pay full price. The verdict is still out on whether it is worth full price. I’m using the Touch Pro2, myTouch and the Dash 3G almost equally to really get a good feel for which one I prefer more. In case you were trying to find the Touch Pro2 on T-Mobile’s site you won’t find it listed under the ‘T-Mobile’ brand but under ‘HTC’ instead (Thanks Michael).
Full retail cost is $549.99 and the discounted price is $349.99 after the discount (which requires a 2 yr service agreement). I’m working on a video for you now to go over the basics and get some side by side action with the Shadow, G1, myTouch, Dash 3G and its predecessor, the Wing. So stay tuned!
If you are tired of the keyboard on the left and want something a little more useable like the keyboard on the right then keep reading. More >
Remember back when 8GB was a lot of space? Well, clear out your microSD slot for a bigger deal. You can get the 16GB microSDHC from Sandisk for under $40. Go ahead and hit the link.
Recently I did a lot of traveling that took me from places to power (some of the time) to places with no power (most of the time). It is in these situations when a Gadget-Addict like me tends to think about the devices at hand. Like many of us we start to worry about powering our devices. I didn’t just have a phone to power, I also had a flashlight, GPS, walkie-talkies, and night vision batteries to worry about. (Yes, night vision, but that’s a different story).
The solution I wanted had to be multipurpose, lightweight, and chock full of solutions. What I ended up finding and using was something that served as an auxiliary battery that could charge any of my devices. The auxiliary battery could also be charged by sunlight, auto and a normal outlet. Most solar panels are just that, a panel. Without a battery to charge your device needs to be plugged in constantly. The SolarMio solved that problem by having it’s own 900mAH battery to charge during the day that I could use at night to charge other devices. Keep reading to find out how well it worked. More >