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Windows Marketplace for Mobile appears

image Pocketnow have spotted a coming soon page from Microsoft that appears at first glance could be the new Windows Mobile Marketplace which was mentioned in passing at Mobile World Congress last month. The URL reveals a mobile formatted website which implies that the Marketplace may just be a website of applications and not a fully featured app store application. We really hope that this is not the case as a proper application store should be able to offer much more than a web page with at least intelligent app updates and much more really. It is early days and for now lets give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt. Take a look for yourself at this link.

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Interview with Eric Lin from HTC

image The latest msmobiles podcast is now available and it is a great listen as we spent over an hour talking with Eric Lin from HTC. We talked about a lot of topics including the 3.5mm headset omissions, universal charging, the Touch Diamond range, the new Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 and his views on Windows Mobile 6.5 and lots more. You can download the episode directly here, subscribe in iTunes or through the RSS feed.

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HTC at CeBIT 2009

image Msmobiles spent the day yesterday taking a look around the CeBIT exhibition in Germany and have shared a video look around the HTC booth. Some observations, various models of HTC phones were presented, including HTC Touch Diamond, Touch Diamond2, HTC Touch HD, HTC Touch Pro, S740 as well as accessories for them and two phones powered by Google Android. Take a look at the video after the break and visit msmobiles for more information and pictures from the booth.

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BlackBerry Storm 9500 unboxed

Continuing on with our Blackberry testing this week we have the Blackberry Storm 9500. Here in the UK the Storm is a Vodafone exclusive although if you hunt around enough you’ll find a few retailers offering it SIM-Free.

At the moment you can barely walk past a billboard without seeing a Vodafone advert presenting the ‘Purpose Built for Vodafone’ adverts for the Storm or the adverts on TV talking about the touchscreen technology.


The Blackberry Storm 9500 from Vodafone


On the face of it the Storm looks like a decent phone, it’s on the large side and it’s lack of buttons is quite striking. We’ll have the full Blackberry Storm review up online in a few weeks but we’ll leave you with the unboxing video for now.


BlackBerry Storm 9500 unboxing video


Blackberry Storm specification:

  • Dimensions: 112.5 x 62.2 x 13.95 mm
  • Weight: 155g
  • Battery Capacity: 1400 mAh
  • Display: 480 x 360 pixels/3.25 inch
  • Network: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-Band), WCDMA: 2100 HSDPA (Single-Band)
  • Camera: 3.2 mega-pixels (auto-focus)
  • Video: Video Recording supported formats: MP4, 3GP, H.264 & H.263
  • Music: Supported formats: MP3, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+ & WMA
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS (with video),  E-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4, MS Exchange, BlackBerry), Instant Messaging
  • Memory: 1GB (internal)
  • microSDHC (external)
  • microUSB
  • 3.5mm Audio Connector
  • Bluetooth (2.0)
  • Navigation: AGPS, BlackBerry Maps


Posted by: Matt

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