TouchFLO 3D ported to the Samsung Omnia II

Looks like Samsung is getting some love this time (you know it’s always about HTC when it comes to WinMo tweaking). HTC’s TouchFLO 3D UI has been ported to the Samsung Omnia II (and Omnia Pro), unfortunately it’s the old 1.3 version which came out a year agon on the Touch HD.

All the info can be found here

While we are on the TouchFLO 3D subject, the latest 2.5 version has been ported to VGA resolution device like the HTC Diamond and Touch Pro. Head over here to get all the juicy bits.

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Via: WMPoweruser

Mobile Browser test: HTC HD2 vs Acer neoTouch vs iPhone 3GS

SoloPalamari just posted a quick browser comparison between the HTC HD2 (Opera Mobile 9.7) , Acer neoTouch (IE Mobile 6) & iPhone 3GS (Safari). Unfotunitely the test doesn’t really mean much because the Opera Turbo mode was enabled on the HTC HD2 (page are compressed on Opera’s proxy server to boost download speed) & the browser cache wasn’t cleared on all the phones.

Source: SoloPalmari

Retail HTC HD2 ROMs already leaked

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This is the sign that everybody has been waiting for. Once a device’s retail ROM finds its way on the net you can bet that it only a matter of days/weeks before we see the phone available in retail stores and operators.
The HTC HD2 ROMs are now avaible on XDA-Devs here

Source: XDA-Devs via WMPoweruser

Lengthy HTC HD2 Review


The German boys at Areamobile just posted their lengthy review of the HTC HD2. There’s a really huge picture gallery that you should make sure to check out. Unfortunately the website is horrible to navigate (and slow as hell for me in IE & FireFox). But if you have some time use Google Translate to read the whole thing. Here’s their conclusion:

Conclusion

With the sales launch of HD2 iPhone losing its dominant position in the mobile market. Technically, the HTC smartphone, in all respects preferable to use at least comes close to the cult phone. Only the small battery could prove a major weakness of the HD2 – but that will only show the detailed testing.

The remains unmatched advantage of Apple is the perfect software ecosystem that was created by the company during the past two years. Download and buy music and programs from iTunes and App Store are simply unbeatable. But if one sees the gigantic high-end mobile phone from HTC besides the iPhone, then it is suddenly aware of the many drawbacks of compulsory binding to the PC’s iTunes software, the rudimentary Bluetooth support, the rigid arrangement of the user interface, the camera without flash that is not replaceable battery – but especially the high price and the adhesion contract with a network operator. It has been approvingly accepted with the knowledge, the best phone in the world in your hand and hold. But the competition is the development deficit made up. The HTC HD2 marks the beginning of a new generation of high-end smartphones, the Apple phone can suddenly look very old. The user can rejoice, because he is finally faced with a choice between different smart phones and operating systems, even if he has high standards.

Hit the link here

Source: AreaMobile

Full HTC HD2 review


WINMO.NL finally posted their Full review of HTC’s HD2 (we posted the first video earlier today). According to them the device feels really solid and sleek. Camera quality isn’t bad either. The device also came bundled with CoPilot GPS. Unfortunitely the review doesn’t really go in-depth so there’s nothing really new, just head over here to read the whole thing (using Google translate obviously):

capacitive But it is getting used, the combination capacitive screen + Windows Mobile.
HTC has gone to very good through the Sense HTC lot capacitive finger-friendly, but for those years with the counterpart, the resistive screen (based on real pressure on the screen) has worked to change the capacitive to practice .
In particular, typing on the virtual keyboard screen is suddenly a lot slower, because you screen compared to a resistive touchscreen just another way to touch.

Multitouch
Multitouch coming to Windows phones! Thanks HTC. Windows Mobile 6.5 supports ie not multitouch, but HTC’s Sense and the Opera Web browser interface is nice.
The principle is simple but well-known (of course the iPhone): with two fingers can now make all sorts of gestures to things happening on your screen.
The most famous, the “pinch” the HD2 is supported, allowing you to squeeze a motion picture, text and websites can zoom in and out.

Opera Mobile 9.7:

Video Playback:

Source: WINMO.NL

Latest HTC TouchFLO/Sense has iPhone-like copy & paste

WooO looks like Apple fans are going to have a field day with this one. The way copy/paste is managed in the latest version of HTC‘s TouchFLO/Sense UI for the HTC HD2 is exactly the same as on the iPhone (minus the magifying glass). This can only be a good thing though given that Apple’s implementation is one ofthe best I’ve ever used. Wonder what happened to to the HTCMagnifier though, I guess that if will be availble once the new version of Windows Mobile 6.5 is released.

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Source: Pocketnow

HTC HD2 Sense UI video walk-through

One more HTC HD2 video for you viewing pleasure today. This time from WINMO.NL showing us a quick walk-through of the Sense UI (TouchFLO 2.5):

Update: Full review here

Source: YouTube

HTC TouchFLO 3D 2.5 Build 1920 video tour

Here’s a short video tour of the latest TouchFLO 3D (or should I call it Sense now?) version (2.5 Build 1920) that’s shipping on the HTC HD2 (on which it runs quite a bit faster thanks to the SnapDragon chipset). The demo is done on a TouchPro2 though. Don’t expect anything really new in there but if you have some time to waste..here it is:

Source: Pocketnow

Latest version of HTC’s TouchFLO 3D on video

Pocketnow just posted a walk-through video of the latest version of HTC’s TouchFLO 3D UI (found in the HTC Leo/HD2 roms) we’ve talked about yesterday. Nice to see HTC adding new features on a weekly basis:

Source: Pocketnow

Latest HTC TouchFLO 3D includes Twitter tab


Looks like the WinMo fans are getting some HTC love lately as seen in the screenshots above. Just like on the Sense UI, TouchFlo 3D now has a Twitter tab that lets you check andupdate your status without the need of any third-party app. Thanks to NRGZ28 who cooked this Manila 3D 2.6 version into one of his Touch Pro2 roms.

Source: XDA via Pocketnow

HTC confirms Diamond2, Touch Pro2 & Snap WM 6.5 update with new and improved TouchFLO UI

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According to the German boys at AreaMobile, HTC has confirmed that the Diamond 2, Touch Pro2 & Snap will get a free upgrade to WM 6.5 and new  TouchFLO UI (probably the same as the one seen in the leaked roms here). What I wonder now is, if does devices (TP2 & Diamond2) get the new TouchFLO UI what are the Leo & Firestone going to bring to the table besides improved hardware ?

Source: AreaMobile.de via WMPoweruser

Another HTC TouchFlo 3D 2.6 video

The gals over at Pocketnow have posted a follow up their previous video. This time showing us the new photo album and music player.

Nothing really new compared to yesterday (although this time it’s running on a Diamond2 and not a HTC Touch HD like the German video)

 Source: Pocketnow

HTC TouchFlo 3D 2.6 video walkthrough

Here’s a video walkthrough of the HTC Leo Rom showing the new CoverFlow style music and photo applications, it runs a bit slow but should be blazing fast on the Leo‘s Snapdragon (or Tegra) chip:

Following the their previous video the boys over at Pocketnow are now giving us a really short (compared to the one above) walkthrough of the HTC Leo Rom and the new TouchFlo 3D 2.6 UI. The most notable change on the home screen compared to the 2.5 version is the clock similar to the one on the HTC Hero and the ToucFlo icons who also look similar to the Sense UI icons.

Source: Youtube

Samsung Omnia Pro B7610 review

The boys over at GSMArena reviewed Samsung’s latest slide-out qwerty based smartphone running Windows Mobile. With it’s vibrant 3.5″ AMOLED screen and speedy 800Mhz OpenGL ES 2.0 CPU (S3C6410) the Omnia Pro B7610 is in direct competition with the HTC Touch Pro 2. Will the AMOLED screen and speedy processor make up for the shortfalls of the somewhat messy TouchWiz 2 UI ? Looks like this is the question. Do you want HTC’s amzing TouchFlo UI or a faster CPU and AMOLED screen but with a not so good UI ?

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Full review here

HTC “Leo” codename found in leaked TouchFLO 3D 2.5 files

WMPoweruser got tipped a few minutes ago about the HTC Leo codename found in the depths of the new HTC TouchFLO 3D 2.5 files. So Far the specs seem to be the following : WVGA Display + 2nd QVGA display (!),Opengl ES 2.0 support (wich means SnapDragon or Tegra). Is this the return of the long rumored HTC Omni (pic) ?
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The following link seems to confirm the LEO (and 2 other) codename, here.

Soucre: WMPoweruser

HTC TouchFLO 3D 2.5 Calendar Tab demo

The good folks over at Pocketnow just uploaded a new video showing the new calendar tab in the latest (leaked) 2.5 version of the TouchFLO 3D UI wich should be included on the future HTC Firestone this fall.

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