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Windows Phone 7 build teased from emulator, but don’t expect an HD2 ROM

Windows Phone 7 build teased from emulator, but don’t expect an HD2 ROM

Only a day after Microsoft fleshed out Windows Phone 7 series at MIX10, we've already got a full dump of Windows Phone 7 build 7.0.0.6077.  The files aren't a leak exactly; they've been extracted from Microsoft's own developer tools, also released yesterday.  However, before you get your hopes up, this isn't a shortcut to getting Windows Phone 7 onto the HTC HD2.

For a start it's built for x86 processors - after all, it comes from the emulator not a phone ROM - and lacks the necessary drivers and other elements needed to control phone hardware.  Even if we had all that, there's more to the HD2's incompatibility than just the number of physical buttons.

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Touch HD gets HTC Leo TouchFLO 2.6 and WM6.5 [Video]

Touch HD gets HTC Leo TouchFLO 2.6 and WM6.5 [Video]

While it may be getting on for a year old now, we've still got a soft-spot for HTC's Touch HD, so it's nice to see the homebrew ROM community endevoring to bring the latest software to the smartphone.  XDA Developers forum member Miri has put together a combination ROM of Windows Mobile 6.5 and the new TouchFLO 3D 2.6 build fresh from pre-production HTC Leo handsets, and you can see it demonstrated after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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Android is coming, how will handset manufacturers handle the relationship between their Windows Mobile handsets and Android handsets?

Android is coming, how will handset manufacturers handle the relationship between their Windows Mobile handsets and Android handsets?

Android phones are starting to slowly come out of the woodwork with no official production ready models being announced yet. However there is an event in London involving HTC on May 6th, a company that vowed to release the first Android phone. They are also known for making some of the best Windows Mobile handsets that are on the market. So the question is, how does Microsoft feel about this, and more specifically, how will manufacturers like HTC keep the peace within their own companies?

It just wouldn’t make sense for mobile phone manufacturers like HTC to make the exact same phone twice just offering your choice of Android or Windows Mobile, it would kind of be nice, but exclusive handsets tipped to one OS or the other are what really moves units. For example, would the XPERIA X1 be such a big deal if it wasn’t running the next generation of Windows Mobile software? Maybe, but I’d guess not.

iPhone firmware V. 2.0 Beta 3 – first looks

iPhone firmware V. 2.0 Beta 3 – first looks

The latest update to the iPhone’s firmware beta has become available and our own Vincent Nguyen has gotten his hands on it. The build number is 5A240d, Vincent has been running the second version of the beta for a couple of weeks and he said he immediately noticed a major improvement in system stability after upgrading to this latest firmware.

New enhancements include being able to save images from safari as well as the ability to search your contacts. They also apparently fixed a lot of the bugs that were found in the second beta release.

There are also some other new features included such as more settings for your calendar and a lot of new mail settings. Vincent is apparently also toying around with PWNAGE with the iPhone Dev Team reporting that these days cracking the latest firmware is as simple as doing “a simple byte search”. So, it’s nice to see things moving along in both the official and unofficial iPhone development worlds.

[via iPhoneBuzz]

Scrolling LED shirt

Scrolling LED shirt

I have seen a lot of things with LEDs built into them, belt buckles, dog tags, even name tags (like the “Hello my name is” ones). But building that same tech directly into a t-shirt is a new one.

Sure enough it’s been don’t though, and so long as you fit into a shirt ranging from sizes small through XL and have $40 plus shipping and taxes, you can have one. You can program up to 6 messages on it too.

WM6 for Treo 750 sees the daylight – leaked ROM

WM6 for Treo 750 sees the daylight – leaked ROM

If you are one of Treo 750 owner that has been patiently waiting for a Windows Mobile 6 ROM from Palm or your provider should rejoice today as the Internet has saved you from the annoying wait and see phase. Windows Mobile 6 ROM was on the loose and available for download since yesterday.

This is not an official release from Palm or Treo 750’s carriers, but a leaked ROM. Here is the list of changes we know so far and many users on XDA forum has vouch for this ROM validity.

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