Windows Mobile 6.5

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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Acer confirm F1 October 6th launch

Acer confirm F1 October 6th launch

Acer's F1 smartphone was tipped to drop on October 6th by DigiTimes yesterday, and now the company themselves have confirmed that the 1GHz Windows Mobile handset will arrive "within weeks".  In fact, the handset will apparently arrive in time for the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5, itself expected on October 6th, and while they're being coy on full specs, they have confirmed that retailer Clove's technical run-down is accurate.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 gets video unboxing

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 gets video unboxing

Do you know what that is?  It's a Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2, sat in front of a generic white box, yes, but it's also the first video unboxing of the upcoming Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone that we've seen.  Arne from the::unwired managed to acquire an "acceptance unit", typically supplied to carriers for final validation, which gives us a good opportunity to check out what will likely be included in retail packaging.

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Acer F1, HTC Leo coming Q4; more Snapdragon phones from ASUS & Inventec

Acer F1, HTC Leo coming Q4; more Snapdragon phones from ASUS & Inventec

The latest DigiTimes rumors are in, and this time they don't seem all that unlikely.  According to industry sources in Taiwan, Acer's F1 and HTC's Leo - both using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz chipset - will each drop in Q4 this year, complete with Windows Mobile 6.5.  They also finger ASUS and Inventec as developing Snapdragon-based smartphones, though those are unlikely to hit full-scale production until the first half of 2010.

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Microsoft app “kill switch” detailed: only for “harmful” software

Microsoft app “kill switch” detailed: only for “harmful” software

Microsoft have attempted to clarify the widely-reported "kill switch" present in the Windows Marketplace for Mobile, after reports earlier this week that the company would "automatically" remove applications from users' smartphones should the apps be pulled from the official download store.  According to a Microsoft spokesperson, that would only in fact occur should an application be found to exhibit "harmful behavior or [have] unforseen effects".

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HTC Leo in wild: capacitive touchscreen confirmed [Update: Video]

HTC Leo in wild: capacitive touchscreen confirmed [Update: Video]

We're still not sure how they've managed it, but ai.rs have acquired a pre-production HTC Leo - the company's upcoming 1GHz Snapdragon smartphone - and have sat it down for a serious photoshoot and screengrab session.  Top of our list of questions was the Leo's screen type, and sure enough HTC have used a 4.3-inch multitouch-capable capacitive panel for the Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone.

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Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 gets hands-on preview: promising

Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 gets hands-on preview: promising

Samsung may have only announced their new Windows Mobile 6.5 QWERTY candybar, the Omnia Pro B7330, yesterday, but already the hands-on reports are coming out of the woodwork.  phoneArena have been playing with a prototype and come away full of hope for the production model; they reckon the B7330 mixes decent style, build quality and functionality to draw in the "my first smartphone" market.

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HTC Desire and Passion Android phones hitting Verizon Q4?

HTC Desire and Passion Android phones hitting Verizon Q4?

According to ChinaTimes, HTC will be providing Verizon with their first Android smartphone in Q4 this year, in the shape of the HTC Desire.  That certainly concurs with previous leaks from Verizon's inventory system, which tipped the "with Google" smartphone back at the start of the month.  They also suggest that there's another Android device on its way to Verizon, the HTC Passion, which will launch by the end of 2009.

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Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 launches; Windows Mobile 6.5 upgrade for existing Omnias

Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 launches; Windows Mobile 6.5 upgrade for existing Omnias

Samsung have announced a new Windows Mobile smartphone and promised a lease of new life for several other existing models, each of which will get an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5.  The new Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 is a straightforward QWERTY-toting candybar running Windows Mobile 6.5 Standard, and pretty much takes the core of the B7320 and slaps a 320 x 320 display and HSUPA support into the handset.

Meanwhile the five existing Samsung Omnia models currently on sale - which means the i8000, B7320, B7300, B7330 and B7610 - are all getting an update to the newest version of Microsoft's smartphone OS, v6.5.  That's new handsets sold, incidentally; existing owners of the Omnia II, B7610 and B7320 will be eligible for an update from 6.1 to WinMo 6.5.

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