AT&T gives Windows Mobile 6.5 the push

Today, AT&T quietly launched the HTC Touch Diamond 2, as the HTC Pure. The HTC Pure is the first smart phone in the United States to launch with the newly announced Windows Phone OS aka Windows Mobile 6.5.

Microsoft officially launches Windows Mobile 6.5 on October 6th, but AT&T took it into their own hands to be the first US carrier to launch a smart phone with the freshly designed GUI-oriented Window Mobile OS.

Mobility Digest got their hands on the retail box.
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Skyfire 1.1 released

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On August 24th Skyfire released the latest version of their mobile browser.

For those that don't know, skyfire is a mobile browser for WIndows Mobile and Symbian S60 that does server side rendering like Opera Mini, but also supports flash/ajax/quicksilver and the like.

    Changes for this release include:
  • Improved page load times
  • Improved scrolling and zooming on Symbian
  • Improved reconnect
  • WML support

Quickoffice 50% off sale!!!!

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Quickoffice, the Mobile Office suite for smartphones, is currently having a 50% off sale on certain products.
If you have a Symbian S60 3rd/5th edition device, iPhone, or Android powered device then you are in luck as all of those versions have had their prices cut in half.

N97 12.x.024 update available

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Yesterday Nokia quietly released a firmware update for their flagship Nokia N97.
RM-505 units get: 12.0.024
RM-507 units get: 12.2.024

The middle number seems to only match what revision of the handset you have. So only the first and last numbers actually have any value.

With out any release notes for this release yet I can only see a few changes:
-minor ui tweaks
-faster response time from OS
-no major changes in free ram at boot. There was about ~42.5MB of free RAM after boot. :(

S60.com has closed its doors

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The dedicated website to series 60 Symbian devices and software has now closed its doors. This is due to it merging into the rest of the Symbian Foundation which seems to be very focused on making the next Symbian OS release a very focused and centralized OS.
Expect to see see many S60 elements live on in the next iteration of the Symbian OS.

N97 releases tomorrow!!

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While another major smartphone was publicly announced today, Nokia is quietly releasing its Flagship N97 phone tomorrow. I spoke with a Nokia representative at the Nokia flagship in NYC to confirm as soon as I heard the rumor.

Iphone 3GS goes on sale June 19

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Well the much anticipated announcement of the next Iphone took place today (June 8, 2009) at Apple's WWDC and it turns out that many of the rumors were true. On top of that, the phone should be coming out June 19th.

    Details are as follows:
  • Model name is IPhone 3G S
  • Comes in 16GB and 32GB configurations
  • Has a built in compass so it can orient maps in the direction you are heading.

Palm Pre Launch Day Gallery

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Click the image above to view the gallery of pictures taken of the Palm Pre on launch day.

Nokia N97 Brief Impressions

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I have been searching for a replacement for my mobile set up(Sony Ericsson W810i + Fujitsu Siemens Pocket Loox 720) for a little while now, and I think I may have found it with the Nokia N97.

If the Pre fails, what happens to Palm?

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The buzz around the upcoming Palm Pre has most of the gadget media world talking about the device as if it is already a success, but what if it is not?

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