Posts Tagged ‘Windows Mobile 6.5’

All the previously leaked rumors which were indicating towards a possible T-Mobile US version of HTC HD2 were indeed true. HTC and T-Mobile has announced today that HTC HD2 is finally headed to United States exclusively on T-Mobile network.

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It seems like Windows Mobile 6.5.3 is going to drop before the major version 7 release, which is scheduled for late 2010. In Windows Mobile 6.5 API documentation at MSDN (Microsoft Developers Network), WMExperts have found out references been made to Windows Mobile 6.5.3, which indicates a new minor version release over the current version 6.5. The said references can be found in “Developing Widgets” section of Windows Mobile 6.5 documentation.

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In the last few years, cell phones have evolved immensely with new features being added to them almost on day to day basis. LG has come up with an interesting idea this time by attaching a tiny device on the back of the phone, making it capable to project on walls. This could come in pretty handy for business users who wants portable projection system at their disposal anywhere and anytime they want.

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Two new Windows Mobile 6.5.3 ROMs for HTC HD2 has been released which features the new HTC Sense version 2.5.19222911.0. This version of HTC Sense supports the new Documents Tab and Landscape mode for Sense interface. It is based on ROM version 2.01 for T-Mobile US HTC HD2 which was leaked last week.

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Get Swype Keyboard on HTC HD2

By | December 25th, 2009

Swype is a new, faster and easier way for text entry on your smartphone. With Swype, you can type at a rate of 50 words per minute with one single continuous finger motion without having to lift the finger from your screen. Folks over at XDA have extracted the Swype keyboard which is installed by default on Samsung Omnia II on Verizon. You can now use it with any Windows Mobile based WVGA device, including the HTC HD2.

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HTC HD2 Coming to T-Mobile US

By | December 19th, 2009

The upcoming version 2.0.1 ROM for HTC HD2 has revealed, that HTC HD2 could finally be heading to the United States on T-Mobile in the first half of 2010. The files and folders dumped from .nbh file has definite references in the form of a folder named “TMOUS”, which points to a T-Mobile US version of the said device. HTC HD2 was released in Europe and Asia in October of this year for a retail price of approx. US $800 for the unlocked version.

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It looks like HTC is set to release a mini variant of HD2 in the first half of 2010. This news comes out through HTC portfolio which has been leaked online via XDA, hinting at a number of Windows Mobile and Android based devices for next year.

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A guy by the name of rodrigofd at modaco forums has managed to port HTC HD2 Rom, complete with HTC Sense 2.5 on his Samsung Omnia II. It’s still a work in progress but he has stated that he is going to release to the Rom soon for Omnia II users once he is done with full testing. You can see the Rom running with HTC Sense 2.5 on Omnia II in the video attached below.

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Last month, we saw the launch of large variety of GSM-based Windows phones like HTC HD2, running Windows Mobile 6.5. However, we didn’t see many Windows phones coming in for CDMA users on carriers like Verizon as some of the Android phones like Motorola Droid. And now after much delay, CDMA version of Samsung Omnia II has finally landed today on Verizon Wireless. The Omnia II has a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display which has now pretty much become a standard for Samsung’s high-end smartphones.

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Folks over at XDA-Developers have managed to hack the popular HTC Sense interface, which ships with HTC HD2, to make it compatible to run in landscape mode. One complain that you would have often heard from users running HTC Sense on Windows phones is the lack of support in landscape mode. With this hack, you can now run the popular interface in landscape mode. Its not perfect yet, and has some alignment issues, but it is still very much usable. One can expect more improvements in future releases.

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Windows Mobile 6.5 (or 6.5.3) Build 28002 is out already and it finally brings a new native on-screen keyboard which is optimized for more finger friendly touch operations. Windows Mobile OEMs like HTC, Samsung and Sony Ericsson have already been shipping their newer handsets with skinned version of the original stylus-friendly keyboard for finger friendly navigation. But now from Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Build 28002 and onwards, Microsoft has finally updated the age old on-screen virtual keyboard that has been a feature of Windows phones since Pocket PC’s era.

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A source closed to MSMobiles has confirmed that HTC HD2 will be receiving an official free upgrade to Windows Mobile 7 once it is out in Q4 2010. This makes sense because HD2 is the first phone which meets all the hardware chassis requirements laid out by Microsoft for a phone which will be powered by Windows Mobile 7, including support for multi-touch through its massive 4.3’’ capacitive display.

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