Archive for December 15th, 2008

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Windows Mobile Media Center Sideshow gadget

image If your a Windows Mobile user and use Windows Media Center with Vista you should take a look at The Digital Lifestyle’s video of the Sideshow gadget in action. Ian has put together a great video which looks at some of the features of the gadget including Now Playing, browsing the guide data, playing music and selecting pictures. We have the video after the break and if you into Media Center you should sign up at The Digital Lifestyle as it is a fantastic resource for all things Media Center and Windows Home Server.

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WordPress for Symbian S60 users

image The guys over at SymbianWorld have discovered Wordmobi, a WordPress client for your S60 device which is a freeware application that works on all the latest S60 devices. Using Wordmobi you can write and edit posts, edit and write comments and create new categories. It works with blogs as well as with self hosted blogs using So you can manage your whole blog on the go. Here you can download Wordmobi. However, first you need to download and install Python for S60.

via SymbianWorld

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Firefox Mobile coming to Symbian in 2009

image Mozilla’s Christian Sejersen let slip this little nugget of information on his blog stating that, “In Q3 2008 Symbian had 49.8% of the total smartphone sales (and 57% in Q2) according to Gartner compared to 11.1% for Windows Mobile and 7.2% for Linux. “So in order for Mozilla to be relevant in the smartphone space we need to have a presence on the Symbian platform.” This could mean that the release of the Firefox for Mobile browser, dubbed ‘Fennec’ could happen on multiple handsets, rather than just a slow, and staggered roll out.

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Orange launches Technocentre in UK

image Orange today announced the launch of a Technocentre in Britain, designed to help develop new and exciting “twenty-first” century services for its customers in the UK and across the Orange footprint. The Technocentre represents a significant investment in the UK and will open on January 5th 2009. It will expand on the work of other Technocentre facilities around the world and will see UK and Group developers working on products and services for more than 170 million France Telecom customers, including 115 under the Orange brand. The new facility will also work on projects that are specifically aligned to UK customer needs.

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Windows Mobile now have a YouTube Channel

image Microsoft have started to produce how to videos for Windows Mobile which is definitely a good thing and they have set up their very own YouTube channel. There are only a few videos there at the moment but it is good to see some love being shown in the Windows Mobile direction. You can check out the channel here.

via wmpoweruser

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HTC S740 unboxed

As you probably know, we have looked at the HTC S740 a few times already with a video demonstration and a written review already on site. However, the units that we’ve looked at up to now have been prototypes and demo devices, several of you have asked for a proper retail unboxing video.


The HTC S740


So that’s exactly what we have here. I just got my hands on the full retail unit and have a short unboxing video for you. In this video I don’t go in to a lot of detail about the S740 itself. If you want to see more of the handset itself please have a look at the other video demonstration or the written HTC S740 review.


HTC S740 unboxed


HTC S740 Specification:

  • Windows Mobile® 6.1 Standard
  • 116.3 mm (L) X 43.4 mm (W) X 16.3 mm (T)
  • 140g with battery
  • Qualcomm® MSM7225™, 528MHz
  • RAM: 256MB SDRAM
  • ROM: 256MB
  • 2.4 inch TFT-LCD and QVGA resolution screen
  • HSDPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz for Europe.
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad-band 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • 802.11 b/g WiFi
  • Bluetooth® 2.0
  • 3.2 megapixel colour camera with fixed focus
  • 1000 mAh Rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Battery Standby: Up to 280 hours
  • Battery Talk Time: Up to 380 minutes 
  • HTC ExtUSB™
  • GPS / AGPS
  • microSD


Posted by: Matt

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Palm to announce Nova at CES

image According to a report from BusinessWeek, Palm will announce the long awaited replacement for their ageing OS at CES next month. According to the article Palm is due to unveil the long-awaited operating system, code-named Nova, as well as the first of a family of products that will run on it. While Palm has protected its plans with Apple-like secrecy, Rubinstein and others say the goal is to create products that bridge the gap between Research In Motion’s BlackBerry devices, oriented to work and e-mail, and Apple’s iPhone, oriented to fun.

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