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Windows Marketplace for Mobile lands on 6.0 and 6.1 smartphones

Windows Marketplace for Mobile lands on 6.0 and 6.1 smartphones

Back in July, Microsoft pleased a whole lot of legacy Windows Phone device users by promising that Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 handsets would eventually have access to the new Marketplace for Mobile, the company's on-device download store.  The arrival of Windows Mobile 6.5 has come and gone - complete with the Marketplace - and now Microsoft have green-flagged the app store for 6.0 and 6.1 handsets.

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HTC Diamond gets Android 1.6 in OS hack [Video]

HTC Diamond gets Android 1.6 in OS hack [Video]

It's taken them over 500 pages of hacking, but earnest tweakers over at xda-developers have managed to get Android 1.6 Donut running on the hitherto Windows Mobile 6.1 HTC Diamond.  The first-gen Diamond has a compact 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen running at VGA resolution, and the hacked Android ROM is reportedly responsive together with offering support for both WiFi and GPS.

Video demo after the cut

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MetroPCS Samsung Code SCH-i220 lands with WinMo 6.1… wait, 6.1?

MetroPCS Samsung Code SCH-i220 lands with WinMo 6.1… wait, 6.1?

There are times when a press release makes you do a double-take, and MetroPCS' this morning has prompted just that momentary disbelief.  You're looking at the Samsung Code SCH-i220, the first Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone on the MetroPCS network; yes, while everyone else is getting up to speed with Windows Mobile 6.5, MetroPCS are taking time out to celebrate their first device running the superseded OS.

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Microsoft My Phone details confirmed: premium remote-wipe

Microsoft My Phone details confirmed: premium remote-wipe

Microsoft have confirmed that its remote security functionality in My Phone, the free smartphone backup service that will be preloaded on Windows Mobile 6.5 devices, will be a paid-extra.  Users will be able to backup their contacts, SMS messages, media and other data from their handset, as well as access it and share it via Windows Live, Facebook, My Space, and Flickr through the web portal free of charge; however, to remotely ring, lock or wipe that device will require a fee.

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HTC’s design firm talk brand identity: more Android chin incoming

HTC’s design firm talk brand identity: more Android chin incoming

Lovers of the European HTC Hero's chin who were left disappointed with the Sprint model's stylings will be pleased to hear that the distinctive design may make a reappearance.  That's the word from Claude Zellweger, partner at the One & Co US design firm HTC acquired back in December 2008, who has been talking to Forbes about HTC's design future.  That future will seemingly lean heavily toward a design and brand identity, which gives users a "sense of coming home again" when they upgrade to another HTC device.

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Garmin-ASUS nuvifone M20 gets reviewed: Separate is better

Garmin-ASUS nuvifone M20 gets reviewed: Separate is better

Garmin-ASUS' nuvifone has been a long time coming, and in fact if it's the original you're waiting for then you'll have to hold on a little longer.  If, though, you're willing to make do with the nuvifone M20 - the collaboration's Windows Mobile 6.1 model - then phoneArena's review will be of interest.  They've been putting the compact PND/smartphone hybrid through its paces, to see if you're better off putting all your eggs in one basket or not.

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