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Pharos Traveler 137 Windows Mobile Professional device announced

image Pharos have announced a new Windows Mobile Professional device with great specifications. The Pharos 137 features a large 3.5 inch WVGA screen, weighs just 4.9 ounces and is encased in a sleek, stylish black case. It has a 3 megapixel camera in the back and front-facing VGA camera for video conferencing in the front, a first for a device designed for the US market. It comes pre-customized with SPB Mobile Shell and features Pharos’ Smart Navigator software, a unique hybrid navigation system that works both with and without a network connection.

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Highlights from Macworld

image iTunes is to go DRM free, There will be tiered pricing which in dollars will be $0.79 for older catalog songs $0.99 for mid-tier and $1.29 and £0.59 , £0.79 and £0.99 in UK Pounds , As far as mobility goes no new iPhones, only update is you can now buy iTunes music via 3G and sync back to iTunes, its available to do now and no need for a firmware update. Other announcements were updates to Apple software for the Mac and a new MacBook Pro. The keynote finished with the Tony Bennett song “The best is yet to come”, a message, well lets hope so.

Info via tipb.com fantastic live blogging of the event

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Palm to possibly show Nova at CES

palm_logo What is that? Palm could display a mobile phone at CES running on NOVA, which is their new OS? We all know that coming up to the beginning of CES, rumours tend to run rampant so let’s take this with a teaspoon of salt.

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A new version of fring for Windows Mobile (3.34)

image Fring have announced a new version for Windows Mobile devices, including Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X1 and Samsung Omnia. In the new version, you’ll find the new & improved fring Add-ons – fun, interactive mobile internet apps that sit inside fring, allowing you to take your Facebook account mobile, receive Gmail notifications and more. Also included is the popular File Transfer function – you can now send digital files to all your fring, Skype, MSN & Yahoo buddies at the click of a button.  No need for Bluetooth pairing, no wires, no infrared and no costly MMS charges. Additionally if you’re an HTC user, it now supports earpiece use. You can download the latest version here.

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T-Mobile Dash Now Back in Black

A slightly revamped version of the T-Mobile Dash is now available. This includes a new look and an upgrade to the latest version of Windows Mobile.

The new Dash drops the black-and-silver casing of the original in exchange for one that is a very dark grey, but T-Mobile insists in actually black. Nothing else about the actual design of this model has changed.

Tmobile Dash
T-Mobile Dash

On the inside, this model sports Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard, the most recent edition of Microsoft’s operating system for smartphones without touchscreens.

It is available now on T-Mobile’s website for $100 with a qualifying service contract and mail-in rebate.

The T-Mobile Dash isn’t a new model as it debuted over two years ago but it has been T-Mobile’s most popular Windows Mobile device, and a jump to the latest version of this operating system breathes new life into it.

It uses a popular design for smartphones a slim tablet shape with a QWERTY keyboard below the screen. This model includes a 320-by-240-pixel display that is in landscape mode by default.

The Dash is a quad-band GSM phone that has Wi-Fi b/g and Stereo Bluetooth, but does not support T-Mobile’s 3G network.

It also has a microSD memory card slot and a 1.3 MPx camera.

Like all Windows Mobile devices, it offers Push corporate email and a suite of productivity and entertainment software.

Overall, this model is 2.5 by 4.4 by 0.5 inches, and it weighs 4.2 ounces.

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Motorola announce new devices, one made from recycled water bottles!

image Today Motorola, announced two new mobile devices that will make social responsibility and social connectivity even more accessible to people everywhere.  MOTO™ W233 Renew is the world’s first mobile phone made using plastics comprised of recycled water bottles, and MOTOSURF™ A3100 – a high-speed touch tablet with a fully customizable home screen – will debut this week at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Full details and pictures after the break.

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HTC S743 Windows Mobile Standard phone for the U.S.

image HTC will be bringing the S743 unlocked Windows Mobile Standard smart phone to the US which is basically the HTC S740 with the bands for US 3G on AT&T. GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 850/1900 MHz (AT&T) 3.6 HSDPA. We have already reviewed the European version which you can find here. To refresh your memory this device has a QVGA display, a slide out QWERTY keyboard, 3MPX auto focus camera and wifi. You can read our review of the HTC S740 here.

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SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone to be shown at Macworld

image Sling Media will be demonstrating a version of SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone being developed for the iTunes store at this year’s Macworld. Sling Media will deliver a version of SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone to Apple for certification in Q1.  “SlingPlayer Mobile is ideally suited for the iPhone’s large touch screen display and I know iPhone users are eagerly anticipating the application’s availability,” said Blake Krikorian, co-founder and CEO of Sling Media.

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Verizon merges with Alltel now America’s largest network

 

Verizon (Vodafone owns 45% of Verizon Wireless) will complete its $28.1 billion takeover of Alltel on January 9. This will add images more than Alltel’s 13 million customers to Verizon’s 66 million to create the largest Verizon mobile network in the US. Both Verizon and Alltel use Qualcomm’s CDMA technology which will hopefully avoid the problems that Sprint encountered when it merged with Nextel in 2005. That merger began the rapid decline of Sprint when it failed to successfully integrate Sprint’s CDMA network and Nextel’s IDEN network.

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