Of course we don’t know what the official name will be yet but rumors say the Diamond 3 is going to be the nom de plume. This will be one of the first Windows Mobile ‘Seven’ devices to hit the US. Hat’s off to T-Mobile if they follow through on this.
Some quick rumor specs:
- 1-1.3 GHZ processor
- 3G of course
- 3.7 capacitive AMOLED display with MULTI TOUCH
- 5 MP camera with flash and HD video recording (wow)
- 512MB RAM/ROM
- 4GB internal storage
- microSDHC expansion (of course)
- 1230 mAH battery (don’t expect this to last more than a few hours of heavy usage)
If this does hit soon I would like to thank the Android OS for giving Microsoft a swift steel-toed kick back into gear. Even though Android and Windows Mobile aren’t related they will be driving each other to better development from now on. If you opened your mailbox to find one of these HTC Obsessions sitting there, would you be excited? Tell us!
For the next two hours (starting 7 minutes ago) the Evernote CEO, Phil Libin, will try to answer all the questions tweeted to him. So get to it! http://twitter.com/plibin
Note: Until it’s announced officially all of these are rumors.
‘The Wait For the Great Update’ – The Windows Mobile/Pocket PC world has been waiting well over 5 years for a groundbreaking update to the powerful operating system. In the meantime Microsoft has been passed up in the powerhouse category by Apple and then Google, not forgetting Blackberry’s own hold on business. Even Palm launched a redesign! So what is taking so long? Poor project management and not listening to customers. Well, Microsoft has said this will change and will never happen again.
In this post we will outline the current rumors and comment on their likelihood as well as how bad we want that particular change. Since these are rumors, chances are most of them will be something we want (hint hint @ Microsoft). More >
Brandon did up a great video on the latest version of Windows Mobile 6.5.X. Noticeable differences include:
- buttons across the bottom of the screen
- movable icons in the apps list
- slideable notification icons
- threaded email in Outlook Mobile
- thicker scroll bars on the side of the screen (more finger friendly)
- more finger friendly displays in apps
- great Contact interface
- Internet Explorer Mobile interface updated.
Currently, T-Mobile is telling support staff to not transfer customers to HTC regarding complaints about the 3G problems the Nexus One is having. It seems to be switching between HSDPA and UMTS whenever it feels like it. Hopefully there will be a fix rolled out soon and my hopes is that it is something T-Mobile can do server side to ease the pain. As with any phone pulling the battery for 10 – 30 seconds usually fixes the problem.
For Windows Mobile Professional (touchscreens). This is like the Windows Marketplace or the Android Market except that everything is free. Of course you aren’t going to find paid apps on there but you will find free trials of those. There is also an option to get updates for the apps you already have installed. The best part about this app is that you can install directly to your phone!
It’s free and available from freewarepocketpc.net/opnmarket/. Enjoy!
Lately I have been doing quite a bit of traveling. During these travels I have found these apps to be immensely helpful when I need to get things done. Each of these has saved me from a headache in one way or another. In these times our cell phones have become more than just a way to communicate by voice, they have become our home away from home…Keep reading More >