Archive for May 21st, 2009

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Another Microsoft Job ad confirms Zune Mobile services for Windows Phones

image Another job posting from Microsoft has been posted today  which specifically mentions Windows Phone and Zune Services. Windows Mobile 7 cannot come soon enough, now all Microsoft have to do is unravel the international release of Zune services as up until this point it is a US only service. Thanks to Tom for the tip off.

The full advert is after the break.

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Video look at the Samsung Jack

image No Ozzy Ozbourne in sight this time, but the guys at Mobile Tech Review have put together a video showing us around the just announced Samsung Jack. Key features of the Jack include 256 MB RAM, a 3.2 megapixel camera with video-capture capabilities, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) to connect with home or office networks, and builtin aGPS for use with AT&T Navigator, AT&T Navigator Global Edition and other GPS-based applications for personal and business use.

Take a look at the video after the break.

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O2 XDA Guide unboxing video

XDA Guide is the name O2 have given to the HTC Touch Cruise 09. O2 released the handset a while ago in Europe and have just now released it here in the UK. The O2 XDA Guide or Touch Cruise 09 is a nice looking handset with a decent amount of RAM/ROM and is the first handset to have HTC’s ‘Footprints’ feature.

The new HTC Touch Cruise is the first mobile phone to offer HTC Footprints, an application experience that enables people to permanently chronicle their special moments by capturing a digital postcard on their phone. Once captured, Footprints provides the ability to take notes and an audio clip of that favourite restaurant or special place while identifying its specific geographical location. In addition to identifying each postcard with its specific GPS co-ordinates, Footprints also auto-names each postcard with its general location or area.

The O2 XDA Guide (HTC Touch Cruise 09)

The O2 XDA Guide (HTC Touch Cruise 09)


The nice thing about buying an XDA device with GPS from O2 is that they always provide you with a car mount and in-car charger for the handset so that you can use it as an effective in-car Cat Nav.

The HTC Touch Cruise 09 is exclusive to O2 as the XDA Guide – you can’t even buy it in a SIM-free guise in Europe which is a bit of a shame for non-O2 customers.

Steve is putting together the review of the O2 XDA Guide for us at the moment and he’ll have more to say about the Footprints feature. Have a look at the unboxing video below to get a taste of what the handset has to offer.


O2 XDA Guide (HTC Touch Cruise 09) unboxing video


O2 XDA Guide (HTC Touch Cruise 09) Specification:

  • Processor – Qualcomm® MSM7225™, 528 MHz
  • Operating System – Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
  • Memory – ROM: 512 MB/RAM: 256 MB
  • Dimensions – 102 X 53.5 X 14.5 mm (4.02 X 2.11 X 0.57 inches)
  • Weight – 103 grams (3.63 ounces) with battery
  • Display – 2.8-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with QVGA resolution
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE – 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • HTC TouchFLO™
  • 4-Way Navigation Wheel with Enter button
  • HTC Footprints™ button
  • Internal GPS antenna
  • A-GPS capable (service provided by Google)
  • Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for stereo wireless headsets
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • HTC ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB and audio jack in one), full-speed USB 2.0
  • 3.2 megapixel color camera with fixed focus
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery Capacity: 1100 mAh
  • Talk time – Up to 400 minutes for GSM
  • Standby time – Up to 330 hours for GSM
  • microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • Includes proprietary in-car holder
  • Photo geotagging


Note that in the video I mentioned that the camera was auto-focus where in fact it is fixed-focus.


Posted by: Matt

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By May 21, 2009 Read More →

Only 200,000 Palm Pre’s born


palm-pre-sold-out If you’re planning to be among the first owners of the Palm Pre, you better be an early riser because it seems that there will only be a limited amount of stock available when it goes on sale next month. Here’s a quote from Reuters of Sprint CEO Dan Hesse discussing the Palm Pre:

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iDcrm for iPhone released – Microsoft Dynamics CRM client

Who says that iPhone is no good for enterprise mobility? While it is true that Apple stores still are using handheld devices powered by Microsoft Windows, and while it is true that in many enterprises Windows-powered handhelds with integrated bar code scanners are widely used, with iPhone OS 3.0 which offers an interface to hardware accessories – this all might change. Furthermore purely software-based solutions or just apps, are also bringing enterprise mobility to iPhone.

iDcrm costs 200 bucks so it is not an app for everybody, but if your company is using Microsoft Dynamics CRM – Microsoft’s enterprise software for customer relationship management, then this app might come in handy. Here is how it looks like:

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