Archive for October, 2008

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What do you get for your Windows License?

010808_msftmoney The blogosphere is agape with articles today mocking Microsoft’s decision to keep licensing fees intact for its Windows Mobile operating system. With Nokia’s Symbian now available for free, as is Google’s Android platform, Microsoft must not be competing, right?

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T-Mobile G1 – Unboxed Photos

The guys over at TMONEWS have managed to get photos up of a G1 box and it’s contents.

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As we can see from the photos the box design has been left simplistic and to be honest rather boring considering HTC are famous now for weird boxes what with the pyramid design and the slide one way pull the other boxes. Understandably this has been a T-Mobile slant on the box and the chances are the the official HTC version will be boxed very differently.

Inside the box, from the pictures, we see that there is the Phone, Wall Charger, Battery, Wired Headset, Data Cable, Carry Pouch and the usual CD’s / Literature.

One thing I will say is not to judge this book by it’s cover as I am sure the device itself will pack a few punches and surprise many of the techy people out there with just some of the things it can do.

Posted by: John

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By October 2, 2008 Read More →

HTC Touch Cruise – Windows Mobile 6.1 Upgrade

image Well this one sure took a long long time to come out but at last some good news for the HTC Touch Cruise users out there. HTC have now announced the availability of the official Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrade. About time too. You can download from the link here and HTC say "As always, HTC is committed to providing customers with the best possible mobile experience." We say don’t take so long next time!! More details after the break.

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Steve Ballmer dismisses Android

image In an interview with the BBC News channel in the UK Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer promised that Microsoft would take the battle to Google in search – and beat off any challenge in the field of mobile phone software. Last week saw the launch of the first phone based on Google’s open-source Android platform. But Mr Ballmer said an open-source solution would not be attractive to phone manufacturers, and predicted that Windows Mobile phones would stay ahead of Blackberry, Apple’s iPhone and Google Android in the smartphone market.

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Podcaster for jailbroken iPhones

image We have all read recently about Apple’s rejection of the Podcaster application because it was too similar to the core operations of the iPhone firmware, we even discussed this on the podcast, well they have now released it through the Cydia Installer application which you get if you jailbreak your iPhone. Mobile Tech Moment have done just that and posted a video of the application in action which we have after the break.

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T-Mobile G1 in pictures

As I said in my previous post, yesterday I managed to get my hands on the G1 briefly. Here are some more photos for you to look at. Click thumbnails to enlarge.


T-Mobile G1 – front view


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G1 left and right views


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G1 bottom view and keyboard open view


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T-Mobile G1 vs HTC Touch Pro


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T-Mobile G1 white version


Obviously I’ll be trying to get my hands on the G1 to review in due course.

Oh and one tip for event organisers – funky coloured lighting may look cool, but can we have standard lighting somewhere for photos and video? 🙂


Posted by: Matt

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By October 2, 2008 Read More →

iPhone task sync with exchange over the air now available

imageTaskData is a powerful productivity application for business users who work in a Microsoft Windows environment. The new iPhone 2.0 software upgrade has given us fantastic ActiveSync synchronization capabilities with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange server environments for e-mail, calendars, and contacts. Now with TaskData you can finally complete your Outlook experience on your iPhone by working with your Tasks

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By October 1, 2008 Read More →

T-Mobile G1 Hands-on video

I’m just heading back from a T-Mobile event in London where we got a chance to play with the new T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream) Android phone! Paul O’Brien (MoDaCo) and I managed to find a quiet place to record this video preview for you. It’s a little rough-and-ready as we’d only been given the G1 about 5 minutes before recording but I hope you enjoy the tour nonetheless!


T-Mobile G1 preview video

First impressions are that it’s not a bad device considering that it’s the first of it’s kind but does feel a little on the ‘cheap’ side with it’s all-plastic case. Available in both black and white, the glossy white version looks the more classy of the two in my opinion.

The sliding QWERTY mechanism seems fairly robust and snaps open quite urgently as it’s well spring loaded. Unfortunately you will HAVE TO use the QWERTY keyboard for any and all text entry as there’s no on-screen keyboard of any kind. That’s a bit of a shame really.

The screen is of a decent size and well lit. It’s also a capacitive touchscreen which makes it very sensitive and responsive (dare I say ‘iPhone-like’?!) There’s no stylus here!

The built-in camera is just about average but doesn’t have a flash of any kind.

I’ll be back soon with some photos for you.


Posted by: Matt

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By October 1, 2008 Read More →

Microsoft continues with licensing fees

010808_msftmoney Microsoft plans to continue charging handset makers licensing fees for use of its Windows Mobile operating system, not responding to the free offerings of Google and Nokia, Reuters reports.

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T-Mobile G1 introduction video

g1boxai3 have a neat news introduction to the G1.

The fingerprints show up nicely in the light as the iPhone and G1 seem to go head to head on the show however they say that the iPhone’s lack of keyboard is a "big complaint", a statement I think most would disagree with, I know one person in particular. Video after the break.

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