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Windows Mobile 6.5 devices not coming until September 2009?

image According to Mary-Jo Foley of ZDNet we won’t be seeing any Windows Mobile 6.5 devices until September at the earliest. This would make sense of the Toshiba TG01 being announced with 6.1. If this is more than just another rumour the update must be more than we were expecting or have seen so far, surely it cannot just be a quick makeover and a few extra services thrown in for good measure. According to Mary-Jo, While Windows Mobile officials won’t talk about ship-date targets some folks familiar with Microsoft’s plans are talking. Here’s the latest from her sources:

  • Windows Mobile 6.5 RTM (release to manufacturing): April 2009
  • First Windows Mobile 6.5 devices from cell phone makers: September 2009
  • Windows Mobile 7.0 release to testers: November 2009
  • First Windows Mobile 7.0 devices from cell phone makers: April 2010

So there you go, bet you can’t wait to hear what Microsoft have to say at Mobile World Congress now.

via WMExperts and ZDnet

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T-Mobile G1 Firmware RC33 Details

image G1 users should be receiving a new update, Firmware version 1.1 / RC33 will be sent to all G1 users over the next two weeks. The update includes several bug fixes and feature enhancements, but is not ‘Cupcake’. You need not take any action as the update is issued at random and will reach everyone in due course. For those interested in exactly what is included in the update, we have all the details after the break.

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Rim sells over 50 million Blackberry handsets

image The company announced on Wednesday that it had hit the sales milestone for its iconic smartphone almost exactly ten years after the first Blackberry was launched in January of 1999. In the years that followed its release, the Blackberry grew from making two-way pagers to add phone, email and web browsing support to its products as the name became almost synonymous with the business smart phone market. Since then, the company estimates that it has amassed a user base of 21 million subscribers who transfer an estimated three petabytes of data over the handset each month.

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Garmin and Asus join forces, nuvifone on its way

image Press Release : Garmin Ltd. and ASUSTeK Computer Inc. today announced a strategic alliance that will leverage the companies’ navigation and mobile telephony expertise to design, manufacture and distribute co-branded location-centric mobile phones. Garmin and ASUS have already begun joint development on a diverse mobile phone product line, which will be known as the Garmin-Asus nüvifone™ series. The companies expect to bring to market several Garmin-Asus nüvifone models in 2009, and a new Garmin-Asus nüvifone model will be announced at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, February 16-19, 2009.

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Toshiba TG01 official video

image Toshiba have released their first official marketing video of the newly announced TG01 Windows Mobile phone. The video which we have after the break demonstrates just how thin the device is as well as showing the new user interface, on-screen keyboard and shake controls available on the phone. The video is after the break complete with slow motion and soundtrack, pure marketing gold.

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ACER DX900 is Official

For some time now there has been much publication of the E-TEN Glofiish DX900.  This is due to be one of the first major, dual sim phones to hit the UK market.

To date however there has been no information on the availability.  Today signifies a change to all this.

Acer, who bough Eten late last year have confirmed that the DX900 will be coming to the UK very soon, as early as the end of February.


The Acer DX900


The final price is still to be confirmed but the ACER DX900 is available for pre-order now – check out the DX900 on the Clove Technology site for information.


Acer DX900 specification:

  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • Samsung S3C 6400 533 MHz Processor
  • ROM: 256 MB / RAM: 128 MB
  • 2.8" VGA (468×640) colour transflective TFT
  • HSDPA / UMTS ( 2100 / 1900 / 850 MHz )
  • Quad-Band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • GSM 900/1800/1900
  • microSD
  • Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
  • WiFi 802.11b, 802.11g
  • Embedded SiRF Star III chipset
  • Built-in 3.0 mega pixels Auto-Focus CMOS camera, up to 2048 x 1536 resolution
  • 0.3 mega pixels Fixed-Focus CMOS camera for conference call usage
  • Composite TV out support
  • Removable 1530 mAh battery
  • 106(L) x 60.5 (W) x 17(H) millimetres
  • 147 grams (battery included)


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