Live Mesh to be named Windows Live Devices

Liveside posted what looks like the first screenshots of the new (probably out-of-beta) version of Live Mesh named Windows Live Devices. Microsoft has long promised the integration of Live Mesh into the different Windows Live services and in January the Live Mesh team joined the Windows Live team . This will probably be launched as part of Windows Live Wave 4 in Q3 09/Q1 10. Just like the current verison of Mesh, user will be able to ad their PCs, Macs or Mobile phones, digital photo frames and their Skydrives (which will form the “Live Desktop” component for Windows Live Devices) to the service and have seamless syncing between all of them.

Source: Liveside

Latest buid of Windows Mobile 6.5 tries to improve stylus-free usability

It looks like Microsoft is still actively developing WM6.5 post RTM in parallel to Windows Mobile 7 (I don’t know if it’s a good idea or a waste of time) . For example as you can see in the following screenshot the close (X) has now been place on the lower left (It doesn’t look good at all IMO) : Screen02s

Another change is the media player intégration into the lockscreen (now that’s a nice looking improvement):


The last screen shows the system wide magnifier which is activated with a double-tap just like the one used by HTC (my guess is that the HTCmagnifier will probably look nicer and used OpenGL es):


My only hope is that all theses changes are in-line with what the Windows Mobile 7 team is doing. It would be totally useless to continue changing WM6.5′s UI if a few months later Windows Mobile 7 comes out with a totally/radically different UI design in my opinion.

Source: XDA-Devs via WMPoweruser

HTC Touch Pro2 and Samsung Instinct 50 coming to Sprint September 3

PhoneArena posted an image of a Sprint document showing the upcoming availability of HTC’s Touch Pro2 and Samsung’s Instinct 50 pointing to a September 3 launch date. The only mobile operator who hasn’t announced the Touch Pro2 is AT&T. Check the image below:

Source: PhoneArena