Change Font is a free application that allows users to change a Windows Mobile Professional device system font.
With it you can import new fonts, and select which font will be used for the menu, pop-ups, and system wide. The user can also select the font size that best fit its needs, and after a simple soft reset, all settings will be applied.
HTC has announced today the new Touch Cruise 2 which will be taking the place of the previous Cruise.
The Touch Cruise 2 will have a fast 528Mhz and 512MB of ROM and of course Windows Mobile 6.1.
It will also have the new HTC Footprints™ that according to HTC “lets you create a vivid collection of your life's chronicles” by taking photos with geo-references, and sharing them with friends.
To learn more about this new device visit HTC.com.
Iconsoft has released the new version of Phone EX, a skinning interface for the phone application which provides a whole new look and feel to the way you interact with your phone calls.
Here are some of the features:
- Convenient and intuitive interface
- Interaction using simple touch (without stylus)
- Today plug-in
- Address book
- Photo contacts (including SIM contacts)
- Individual tune for calls (including SIM contacts)
- Expanded call history for each contact
- Image library
- Favorites group
- Full-screen incoming call
- Full-screen Dialer
- New and easy Phonepad
- Convenient contact search
- Broad options capability
- and much more!
Though pricey, $24,95, this software sure makes the phone look stylish!
Boy Genius Report has posted an article on some of the incongruence's of the BlackBerry OS and in specific about the Bold.
Some of which include poor document viewing, download size limit’s, poor build quality, among others.
I myself can add a few about the Curve 8300:
- No out-of-the-box document editing
- Horrible fonts
- Poor customization possibilities
- Sparse free and commercial application library when comparing with Windows Mobile
- No Bluetooth synchronization
In order to read more about this article, click this link.
The top 5 handset maker has changed, the five players remain the same but it seems that LG has traded places with Motorola.
Remember that from these top 5 maker only one doesn’t have yet Windows Mobile devices in their portfolio: Nokia.
Although speculation pointed that Nokia would be partnering with Microsoft in order to produce the first ever Nokia Windows Mobile device, Nokia as remained faithful to symbian NOS, and UIQ.
Nokia still represents almost half of the market share, being this mostly because of the cheap entry point devices.
This is another great free application from Shubaroo.com that allows you to send one SMS to several recipients in a very easy fashion.
In fact the integration with Outlook Mobile is brilliant, and all you have to do is set the Category property in the contact.
Once you do this, you can choose from the different categories the ones you wish to receive the SMS. You can even unselect people inside that category.
To download this software please visit Shubaroo.com
Auto Switching Bluetooth BETA 1.05 is nice piece of free software that enables Bluetooh whenever you receive or make a phone call, allowing the device to spare precious battery time by not having Bluetooth always on.
This is still under development and works fine with incoming calls, it still needs some work though when it comes to outgoing calls.
Nevertheless its free and it helps you increase the battery lifetime, so get it over at Modaco.
I wanted to have a quick way to turn on and off WiFi communications with an icon allways present, but I didn’t find any software that suited my needs so I started looking for a way to do it myself.
I grabbed an application called AKToggleWifi from akarnik and created a small program that makes use of the Notifications class based on the code posted by Christopher Fairbairn.
So all credits go to them :)
I have tried in the following devices:
- HTC Diamond
- HTC HD
- Samsung i780
You can download the first beta here.
Here is the look and specs of the upcoming substitute of the HTC Touch Cruise:
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM7355, 528MHz
- OS: Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
- Memory: 512 ROM / 288 RAM
- Screen: 2.8” QVGA TFT LCD touch screen
- Networks: 3G HSDPA/HSUPA: Europe/Asia: 900/2100MHz
- HTC TouchFLO 3D
- HTC Footprints
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0; WiFi; IEEE 802.11 b/g; HTC ExtUSB
- Camera: 3.2 Megapixels
- Expansion: MicroSD slot
- SIze: 102mm x 53.5mm x 14.5mm
- Weight: 103 grams
For Portugal the release date is slated for 16th of February.
I saw this one on Windows Mobile forums, and it seemed very interesting:
All credits go to JasperUK:
"This can be achieved editing the HTML file called thread_sms.htm, thats in the windows folder of your Touch HD.
The change you need to make is in the line of the thread_sms.htm:
<Inbox:content id="COMPOSESUBJECT" width="98%" height=55 spell focus count links noclearonbackpresshold limit=0 autocap inserttab scroll />
You need to change the height value. I've change the height value on my HTC Kaiser to 55. To achieve this you'll need Resco Explorer or Total Commander. For changing and reseting the file attributes of the thread_sms.htm in the windows folder.
As always, make a backup of the file and your data before changing any system settings."
Brighthand rerports a couple of new CelioCorp Redfly Series products: the Redfly Smartphone Dock and the PC Software.
According to them, " the PC Software will function like a software version of this company's Smartphone Terminal. It will allow users to connect their Windows Mobile device to a laptop or netbook and access the smartphone's software and data with a large screen and regular keyboard.
It will run on any Windows XP or Windows Vista computer, and display the smartphone's output with a screen resolution of up to 1024 by 728 pixels."
And the Redfly Dock "will be a table-top adapter with VGA, mouse, and keyboard ports for smartphone applications. It will allow users to connect their Windows Mobile device to an external display, keyboard and mouse."
I have been using the new HTC Touch 3G for the past week, and one of the features I am most impressed with is indeed the Manila 2D user interface that has a marvelous performance when compared to my HTC Touch Diamond's Manila 3D.
So that you can see it in action I made a quick video where you can see the stylish and elegant device and also the fast and very usable UI developed by HTC.
Update 2: Youtube video now working!
As seen in on Mobilespoon, Zuma a great game I have on my Xbox is now available for Windows Mobile.
This is indeed a very addictive game where the player must eliminate all the colored spheres by selecting a similar color before they reach you.
The is now available for $14.95 at Wmexperts.com store.
Ricardo Chaves over at PocketPT.net as called to my attention on this free application from Eficasoft that allows one to manage their SMS's stored on a Windows Mobile Device via an Activesync connection.
Not only can you manage your SMS folders as you are able to export them and create and send new SMS's.
There is another software that has similar functions and integrates with Outlook, however it is commercial: Jeyo Mobile Extender 2.5.
You can download this great application here, for free.
Do you own a Samsung i780 or a Palm Treo 700 series or PRO? Well then, you are going to love this small application:
Null Keyboard avoids that keyboard from popping up whenever you position the cursor on a text field.
Since the devices have a smaller screen, the keyboard occupies more than 50% of the screen when open.
So this way you can avoid this unwanted behavior.
Grab it here, its free.
Looks like president elect Barack Obama is an e-mail addict and also loves Blackberry devices, probably he hasn´t tried any Wimo with QWERTY keyboard yet ).
I guess its most likely he will now, since according to several news sites, the approved device by the security government agencies is the General Dynamics Sectera Edge costing up to $3,350 and sporting the following features:
• Memory – Unclassified 128MB ROM 64MB RAM, Classified 64MB ROM 64MB RAM
• Display - 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen display
• GSM version -(850/900/1800/1900), UMTS/HSDPA (850/1900/2100)or
• CDMA version -(800/1900) 1xRTT, CDMA (800/1900) EV-DO Rel. A
• WIFI - 802.11b/g
• 1 USB connection (secure/non-secure environment)
• 1 serial connection(secure environment only)
• 2.5mm stereo headset jack
• Expansion - microSD slot
• Dimensions -1.3”D x 3.2”W x 4.9”L
• Weight - 12 oz.
• Operating temperature -9 to 140 deg. F
So it seems that Windows Mobile is more secure for the President of the United States rather than Blackberry...
Sources: Cnet, Pocketnow
Microsoft TAG is an innovative service that allows the creation of coded images that can translate into a URL, a VCard, Text or even a Dial number on the users device, providing the device has a camera and a Windows Mobile TAG software installed.
In order to create TAG's and to download the TAG reader you must visit http://tag.microsoft.com .