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HTC Touch HD 2 Shuns Windows Mobile and Embraces Android

HTC Touch HD 2 Shuns Windows Mobile and Embraces Android

The Touch HD released last year, and while it held its own within its fifteen minutes of fame, like many other HTC/Windows Mobile devices out there, it quickly faded into the throes of the past. Well, it's time for HTC to release a sequel, and yes, you can guess what it's called: the Touch HD 2. But we're not getting a simple rehash this time around, or even an upgraded Windows Mobile 6.5. No, we get to see more Android.

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Samsung Omnia II Up for Pre-Order on Amazon, but for Sanity’s Sake You Probably Shouldn’t Look

Samsung Omnia II Up for Pre-Order on Amazon, but for Sanity’s Sake You Probably Shouldn’t Look

Amazon is pretty much a bastion of information at this point, isn't it? Things keep popping up on their site, both locally and globally that would lead most manufacturers to pull their hair out in frustration. And while we're sure that this time around, in regards to Samsung, no one is all that upset with the phone finding its way to the digital shelves, we're sure that someone has to be upset. Or maybe angry at the world. Because that's the only realistic way the Omnia II could have acquired a price like this.

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Sprint Announces HTC Touch Pro 2 for September 8 Due Date

Sprint Announces HTC Touch Pro 2 for September 8 Due Date

And it's going to cost a pretty penny. While the T-Mobile Touch Pro 2 is already available for the same price, there were a few people out there who were hoping that HTC's Touch Pro 2 would see at least somewhat of a price drop, once it reached the Now Network. Either way, we're sure someone out there is still clamoring for this thing, and thankfully September 8 seems to be the day of days, so to speak.

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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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Windows Mobile: Don’t write it off yet

Windows Mobile: Don’t write it off yet

Windows Mobile has been around for a long time. It started life in 1996 as Windows CE (which some say stood for Consumer Electronics and Microsoft insisted was an acronym for nothing) with the first clamshell device coming from Casio, called the Cassiopeia. Over time, it's evolved into a stable platform, with both enterprise and consumer appeal and devices from multiple vendors available for carriers around the world. Despite selling 20 million devices last year, there's still a lot of negative buzz about the platform. Bloggers, analysts and journalists have all called the platform's future into question (while still calling for a mythical Microsoft-created phone) and continue to raise the question of platform viability. I think the latest version of Windows Mobile, 6.5 addresses many of those issues along with strong support from OEMs who are still committed to the platform and will help drive business adoption further over the next 18 months.

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Do Microsoft take a dig at Apple App Store approval policies in latest promo?

Do Microsoft take a dig at Apple App Store approval policies in latest promo?

Could Microsoft be the next in line to take a pot-shot at Apple's App Store approvals process?  That's certainly one interpretation of the company's latest promo video for the Race to Market Challenge, Microsoft's competition intended to drum up submissions for their upcoming Windows Marketplace for Mobile download store.  In the video, a developer is shown bringing his new app to a well-stocked application store, only to be rejected.

Video after the cut

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Microsoft Xbox Might Be Heading Beyond the Console

Microsoft Xbox Might Be Heading Beyond the Console

The Xbox Live update went out today, which included a bit of a shocker in of itself, but something a bit more interesting has emerged from a Microsoft job posting, sent out yesterday. It looks like Microsoft is looking LIVE Community Director in the Entertainment & Devices Division. From the posting, it looks like Microsoft is vying to bring together not just the Xbox 360 and Zune, but also Windows Mobile.

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Samsung Mondi Mobile WiMAX Device First-impressions

Samsung Mondi Mobile WiMAX Device First-impressions

It seems a long time since we played with a non-functional prototype of Samsung's Mondi WiMAX MID back at Mobile World Congress in February.  Only last week the Windows Mobile 6.1 handheld saw its official launch, to take advantage of Clearwire's slowly spreading CLEAR WiMAX network, so imagine our surprise when a Mondi dropped, unannounced, through the SlashGear letterbox.  After the cut, check out our walkthrough video and an initial hands-on gallery, together with some early feedback in advance of our full review.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 30 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 30 2009

Well another week has come and gone as time steadily marches on and like every other week here on SlashGear, it has been a busy one. Poor old Toshiba took the old adage "if you can’t beat them, join them" seriously on Monday and announced that it would be launching its own Blu-ray player by the end of 2009. That had to be hard to swallow for the execs who bet it all on HD DVD only to be defeated by Blu-ray. Also on Monday the slick HP Mini 5101 netbooks tipped up starting from $399. I'm not convinced we need another netbook on the market right now personally.

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