Official HTC HD2 video overview

HTC has posted a 7 minutes long video overview of the HTC HD2:

Nothing really new, but nice to see HTC promoting the HD2 though.

Source: YouTube

Motorola Motus specs and blurry shot

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The misterious Motorola Motus handset that passed the FCC certification a few days ago is looking more & more like the Motorola Cliq. According to BGR the specs of the device are the following:

-Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
-Tri-band 7.2Mbps HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100MHz)
-5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
-256MB RAM
-aGPS
-Wi-Fi
-3.1? capacitive 480×320 display
-Bluetooth 2.0
-Weight: 133g
-1400mAh battery
-microSD slot
-Qualcomm MSM 7201A CPU
-MOTOBLUR

One has to wonder if the Motus isn’t just the AT&T version of the Motorola CLIQ / Dext ?

Source: BGR

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 user manual & 3D game leaked, hands-on videos

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Sony Ericsson’s latest Windows Mobile device is about to be launched in Europe so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Xperia X2′s user manual found it’s way to the internet. XDA-devs user Gtrab received the phone four days ago and posted a couple of videos on YouTube:

Unboxing:

UI:

Sample video:

The Experiment 13 3D game bundled with the phone has also been extracted here

Experiment 13

Source: XDA-devs via Pocketnow

Samsung Omnia II landing on Verizon December 2

The Samsung Omnia II is finally coming to Verizon on December 2 and with Windows Mobile 6.5 not 6.1 like it was rumored before. The device will be priced at $199.99 on contract after a $100 mail-in rebate. It remains to bee seen if it is going to be successful now that the Motorola Droid is out. It’s a little bit too late unfortunately IMO.

Source: Engadget

Samsung Intrepid video review

MobileBurn has posted a video review of Samsung‘s latest Qwerty WM6.5 smartphone, the Samsung Intrepid which is currently available on Sprint. Nothing much to be exicted about other than the TellMe voice comment app (which is “available” here..).

Part2:

Source: MobileBurn via WMPoweruser

Sprint HTC Hero software update 1.56.651.2 available

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A software update (1.56.651.2) has been made avaible to Srpint HTC Hero user a few hours. To initiate the OTA update go to Settings-> About Phone -> System updates -> Firmware update.

Feature Updates and Enhancements

HTC Hero Software Enhancement SW 1.56.651.2 provides feature updates and enhancements to address the following:
• Improvement to camera picture quality
• DST (Daylight Savings Time) issue addressed
• Unable to receive SMS due to full memory
• Memory leak when Bluetooth is in connecting state
• 3.5mm mono when not using headset with mic
• Dialer application causing excess battery draw

Important note: Dedicated Mute/Speaker buttons have been added to the Talk screen

Verification of updates:
To verify the customer has the updated build after the update:
1. Press Menu, Tap Settings
2. Flick Up, Tap About Phone
3. Scroll up and check Software version: After update 1.56.651.2

OTA updates are the way to go!

Source: Sprint

Steve Ballmer quizzed about Windows Mobile

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Microsoft‘s CEO Steve Ballmer got quizzed about Windows Mobile during a shareholder meeting this morning:

QUESTION: Just a really short question. I’m a rather new shareholder and I would like to know why Microsoft can’t beat, together with Nokia, Apple iPhone, and Google’s Android. What are you going to do about it?

STEVE BALLMER: Very good question. Small and important fact, we have greater market share than Google’s Android. I remain dedicated to keeping higher market share. We actually have quite a bit higher market share than Google’s Android. It’s a brand new product. Of the smart phone market, which is the way these things are normally would normally be computed, we’d be 10 to 12 percent, Google would be 3 percent, Apple would be about 20 percent or so, Blackberry would be about 25 percent, Nokia would be some place around 45 percent, Just to give relevant share.

Certainly, our objective is to have the leading position amongst these players in the long term. It’s a competitive game. We have just recently launched the new generation of Windows phones with new software. We’re going to keep investing. I think we have a lot of opportunity to improve our products, and our market position. I think we’re early in the game.

I think we’re on the right strategy, which is to focus in on the software that goes into phones, as opposed to building phones. I think that will allow us to offer a diversity of Windows phones, just as there’s a diversity of Windows PCs, which is superior to anything you’d see from RIM with the Blackberry, or with Apple. We hope to, over time, see what we can do with Nokia. We have a limited partnership with them to start, where we’re working together on Office Mobility. We spend a lot of time with them very much focused in on that aspect, but not at the Windows level. So, there’s more work to do there.

Undoubtedly, we’ve got our work cut out for us. We’re very focused. We’ve really injected a ton of additional talented Microsoft employees, very good thinkers, very good innovators into that area. And we’ve got our heads down to do our best.

The answer he gave is similar to what he has been saying the past weeks/months, see here & here. Reorganisation has taken place in the Mobile Communication Business division and everybody is now focused on delivering a good OS.

You can listen to the whole webcast here

Source: Microsoft via TechFlash