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Nielsen Research Needs You!

on Friday, July 30th, 2010

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Nielsen Research. All opinions are 100% mine. You’ve no doubt heard of Nielsen Research before with regards to their television ratings system. But that’s not all they do. They also gather information for all sorts of products and services. If you would like toRead More…


Free Anti-Theft Software for Your Mobile Phone from F-Secure

on Friday, July 2nd, 2010

F-Secure offers Anti-Theft for Mobile to protect your contacts and personal files should your Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, or Android phone be lost or stolen.  You can send an SMS message to lock your phone and keep it locked until you enter the correct password.  You can use the locate feature to receive a message, sent to aRead More…


Backup, Transfer, and Protect Your Personal Phone Data with CyberSynchs

on Monday, March 1st, 2010
Posted in: News, Windows Mobile

CyberSynchs is a program that installs on your phone and backs up your personal data to their secure website.  The program is currently available for Windows, Java, Blackberry, Symbian and will debut later this month for Android.  All your contacts, text messages, voice mail, email, ringtones, photos and calendar information will be copied to yourRead More…


Totally Free App Market for Windows Mobile

on Friday, January 22nd, 2010
Posted in: News, Windows Mobile

Several of my favorite Windows Mobile sites are talking about OpnMarket this morning. It’s a new application market for Windows mobile devices that only offers completely free apps that can be downloaded and installed directly from your phone. The only steps required to use it are to sign up for a free account and installRead More…

Free Windows Mobile and Symbian Games from HeroCraft

on Thursday, December 10th, 2009
Posted in: News, Windows Mobile

HeroCraft is getting in the holiday spirit by giving away two free games for Windows Mobile and Symbian smartphone owners. The games are Twice and Snow Lines. All you have to do is fill out a form to get the games. Expires on 12/12 so hurry up. The Christmas present from HeroCraft – 2 funRead More…

Video – HTC Sense

on Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

I found this video on YouTube of HTC presenting an overview of the Sense interface. This is a really good explanation of the value this adds to Android, and Windows Mobile.

AT&T and HP Introduce iPAQ Glisten World Phone

on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
Posted in: News, Windows Mobile

Today HP announced a new smartphone – the iPAQ Glisten, which will be available through AT&T. The iPAQ Glisten is a 3G world phone, running Windows Mobile 6.5 and features the improved Internet Explorer Mobile 6. It has a comfortable, full-QWERTY keyboard and touch-enabled AMOLED screen. The HP iPAQ Glisten will be available in theRead More…


Astraware Boardgames Review

By: A.J. Repp
on Monday, August 31st, 2009
Posted in: Windows Mobile

Who has a mobile device and a little time to kill throughout their day? My guess is just about all of us, especially when it comes to having a bit of fun. Over the past few days I was able to spend some time playing games. Sounds tough right? Well, I was able to playRead More…


NVIDIA Unleashes Tegra at E3

on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

A who did what? Huh? Ok, so Tegra itself is not a gadget, and many of you have probably never heard of it. We talked about it a little bit in The Gadgeteer’s ZuneHD Rumor Mill Roundup  a while back. What Tegra is, is a platform, an entire system on a chip, geared for mobility.Read More…


The Gadgeteer’s ZuneHD Rumor Mill Roundup

on Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Beginning with the release of the first generation iPhone, every phone manufacturer and wireless carrier have thrown themselves into tailspins trying to catch up and be the first out of the gate with a true iPhone killer. No entity has taken this quest more seriously than Microsoft, trying to reinvigorate their ailing Windows Mobile OS. This pastRead More…


Windows Mobile Device Center

on Saturday, April 11th, 2009
Posted in: Windows Mobile

While all of us who are locked in to WinMo by our employers choose WinMo Devices over the next iPhone, the G2, or the upcoming Pre, wait for the messianic arrival of WinMo 6.5 while hanging out in limbo, news and new software can be a little slow coming. Here’s something you may have missed. If you’reRead More…


NewsBreak Lite RSS Reader for WinMo

on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
Posted in: Windows Mobile

I recently downloaded Ilium Software’s NewsBreak Lite RSS reader from the Windows Mobile Total Access Site. I had been searching for a lightweight non-bloated reader for my Treo, and I really like this one. It’s free, it’s fast, easy to configure, and did I mention Free? There’s a paid version from Ilium that implements some otherRead More…


Windows Live Mobile Update Available

on Friday, April 3rd, 2009
Posted in: Windows Mobile

Microsoft released an update to Windows Live Mobile yesterday. I’ve been running it on my Treo 700wx, and I like the changes. I’m now able to run Messenger without my battery draining to zero in record time, and many of the features integrate very nicely in the Today screen. If you’re sporting WinMo, head over toRead More…


AT&T Pantech Matrix Pro (C820) Smartphone Review

on Friday, March 27th, 2009
Posted in: Windows Mobile

The latest smartphone to show up on my doorstep is the Pantech Matrix Pro (C820). It’s been a year since I reviewed the Pantech Duo (C810), which I enjoyed despite some faults. Today Judie of Gear Diary and I are going to give you our impressions of the latest model of this phone in aRead More…


Spotlight Gadget – New iPod shuffle

on Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
Posted in: Windows Mobile

Check it out, there’s a new iPod shuffle. Now with 4GB, a smaller size and controls that are located on the earbuds instead of the player. One cool new feature is called VoiceOver. At the touch of a button, a voice will tell you the name of the song and the artist. Pretty cool! YouRead More…

Palm Treo Pro Smartphone Review

on Friday, October 24th, 2008

I’ve been a big fan of Palm Treo smartphones for
quite awhile. Since I purchased my very first smartphone (Treo
), I’ve been using one as my main phone on and off
for over three years now. During most of that time, I’ve been a Palm OS user,
but I have also used Windows Mobile Treos during that period too. We’ve all
watched the slow evolution of Treo hardware and even slower evolution of
software – at least on the Palm OS side, throughout the past several years. That’s why I tend
to be an on again, off again Treo user. I get bored with either the hardware or
the software and get the itch to try something new for awhile. I really liked the
Treo 800w
and was looking forward to an unlocked GSM version of that model. But instead of doing
that, Palm decided to release the Palm Treo Pro. Let’s check it out…

HP iPAQ 910 Business Messenger Review

on Sunday, September 21st, 2008

It’s been close to two years since I had a new HP iPAQ smartphone in my hands. The last one was the hw6945. Their latest device is the iPAQ 910. This QUAD band GSM phone has a nice collection of features including a QWERTY thumb keyboard, a camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, etc. But will this loaner unit be one that I will want to buy for myself? Let’s find out…

Palm Treo 800w Smartphone Review

on Monday, July 14th, 2008

The Palm Treo 800w smartphone is Sprint’s latest Treo with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. It’s been designed for business users and operates on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network, with support for EvDO Rev. A data speeds. It’s also the first Treo with built in WiFi.

ShoZu Mobile Photo and Video Sharing Application Review

By: Rohit Tikmany
on Friday, May 16th, 2008
Posted in: Windows Mobile

One of my favorite mobile apps is ShoZu. So when Julie asked me to do a piece on a *really* useful mobile app, I didn’t have to look too far.

GMail Mobile

By: Rohit Tikmany
on Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
Posted in: Windows Mobile

One of the perpetually unresolved debates among web users and observers alike is, “Who among the big three – Yahoo Mail, Windows Live Hotmail and Gmail – has the best email service?”

fring Mobile IM Client: Symbian OS Utility

By: Rohit Tikmany
on Thursday, March 13th, 2008
Posted in: Windows Mobile

Last week, I discovered that two of the most frequently asked questions we receive are “How can I stay in touch with my IM buddies on my mobile phone?” and “How can I make VoIP calls from my mobile phone?”

So, earlier in the week, fresh from a vacation break, I set out in my quest for the perfect IM client & the perfect VoIP client for mobile phones. I found the solution to *both* the problems in fring.

Pantech Duo (C810) Windows Mobile 6.0 Smartphone

on Monday, March 10th, 2008

Most people that read this site probably know that I’m a big fan of Palm OS and have been using a Treo for what seems like forever. A couple years ago I went through a whole
nightmare ordeal buying a SprintPCS Treo 650 that was hacked to run on the Verizon network. Then I moved to Cingular / AT&T,
got GSM Treo 650 and later a
Treo 680. As for the new
Centro, I haven’t purchased one yet and am not sure that I will. Why? Well, I seem to have found
my way back into the Windows Mobile camp by way of the
Pantech Duo smartphone from AT&T.

Opera Mini v4 Mobile Web Browser

By: Tom Watts
on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
Posted in: Windows Mobile

Released in November of last year, the latest offering of Opera Mini, version 4, hasn’t really sent shockwaves through the World of cell phones. Whilst the iPhone browser (which I think is very annoying!) has been hailed as a revolutionary success, Mini has taken the sidelines slightly, but as I have learned, this isn’t really a position it deserves.

HTC TyTn II Windows Mobile 6 Professional Smartphone

on Monday, October 15th, 2007
Posted in: Windows Mobile

The HTC TyTn II is the successor to the powerful and popular TyTn Windows Mobile PDA phone (which Julie and I reviewed here last year). While it retains the original’s features, including 3G mobile broadband, WiFi, and a sliding keyboard, it adds new features such as a tiltable display and internal GPS. A customized version of it, called the “Tilt”, has recently been released in the USA by AT&T. Is the TyTn II a worthy successor to the original TyTn? Read on to find out.

DinarSoft TapText – Windows Mobile Utility

By: Kent Lanum
on Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
Posted in: Windows Mobile

Since the advent of the handheld device, the quest for easy input of data while on-the-go was always the Holy Grail of mobile computing.  In my earlier Gadgeteer review, I went down that path, looking at the excellent handwriting recognition software, PhatWare’s Calligrapher.  Calligrapher did a great job of taking my scrawl and translating it into digital form, performing just as advertised.  However, just as there are all kinds of PDAs and handheld platforms today, so too are the means by which developers have devised ways to input your data.