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MIT students have created several useful and innovative mobile applications

MIT students have created several useful and innovative mobile applications

MIT students have managed to create fully working mobile applications for the Windows Mobile, Android, and Symbian platforms, all while taking on a full college load at one of the most challenging schools in the entire country. Mentors from many companies including Google, Nokia, Bank of America, and Microsoft helped guide students as they created some amazing applications for mobile devices.

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Microsoft ‘Pink’ cellphone blending Zune & Sidekick DNA at CES 2009?

Microsoft ‘Pink’ cellphone blending Zune & Sidekick DNA at CES 2009?

Microsoft execs may be denying that any self-branded cellphone is in development, but somebody connected with the company doesn't seem to have got the same memo.  CNBC's Jim Goldman quotes "a good source" claiming Microsoft are combining the Zune and technology from Danger (the company behind the Sidekick) to create a device offering "true competition to the iPhone".  Codenamed "Pink", a prototype could be finished in time to unveil at CES 2009 in January.

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Sprint offers medical students discount WinMo smartphones

Sprint offers medical students discount WinMo smartphones

Sprint are looking to boost sales to cash-strapped students with a new scheme that offers discounted Windows Mobile smartphones to medical students at the University of Louisville. The devices will not only allow instant access to the university's email and address book system, but also include medical applications, such as ePocrates and medical and drug reference databases. Moreover individual and class device customization will allow course-specific data to be added.

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HTC Touch HD full WVGA WM6.1 smartphone shows up

HTC Touch HD full WVGA WM6.1 smartphone shows up

Details of the HTC's next Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro smartphone have emerged, and while little is currently known for sure about the handset it's already shaping up to be the next must-have for mobile pros.  Called the Touch HD, the most impressive feature looks to be the WVGA touchscreen display.  Connectivity includes HSDPA and WiFi for high-speed browsing, together with GPS.

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Microsoft Skymarket mobile download store planned for WM7

Microsoft Skymarket mobile download store planned for WM7

Hot on the heels of Google's Android Market confirmation comes word that Microsoft are planning their own on-device download system currently codenamed Skymarket.  A number of job adverts - since pulled - outlined their plans, including a Fall rollout along with Windows Mobile 7.  The system, similar the Apple AppStore, would result in revenue sharing for Microsoft and a way for users to bypass the multiple software stores that support the mobile OS.

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