New Windows Phone 7 Device From RareNative Coming in Early 2011?


Diego from has posted some pictures and details of a new Windows Phone 7 device that is expected to be released in “early” 2011. There’s no real clarification on when “early” is. If it ever does get released, my guess would be sometime in Q2, but I’m just guessing. As for the phones specifications, […]

Cheaper Windows Phone 7 Devices Headed to Developing Countries


Word on the web is that Microsoft may be looking to create a different chassis or specification for developing countries. Most likely, this would result in devices with reduced screen sizes, less memory, and slower processors. As is expected, Microsoft will be looking to their hardware partners like HTC, and Samsung, to produce the low […]

Sony Ericcson Announces the X2 Smartphone


Yesterday, Sony Ericcson announced the X2 Windows phone. This latest smartphone from Sony Ericcson is a messenger style device with a touch screen.  The form factor is not common among mobile devices. In fact, I think you can count the touch screen devices that have a physical front facing keyboard on one hand. Regardless, the […]

CES: i-mate Shows off the Small Yet Rugged 810

During my trek around the floor at ShowStoppers last night, I came across the i-mate booth and had a chance to talk with Jim Morrison about the small, yet rugged 810 mobile device, as well as the health of the company. First off, we put the rumors to rest – i-mate is alive and kicking. […]

CES: HTC Announces the new Smart Phone

HTC has launched a new phone based off the Brew platform called Smart. HTC’s Smart features the HTC Sense interface that everyone has come to know and love. As well you find 256MB RAM, 256MB ROM, weighing 108 grams, a 2.8 inch screen, QVGA resolution, Quad-band GSM/GRPS/Edge with HSDPA of 2100 for Europe and Asia, […]

Application Lock Makes its Way to Touch Screen Windows Mobile 6.5 Devices

Back when Microsoft first released their first Windows Mobile Smartphone based device, they also introduced an application lock that was not found on existing Windows Mobile Pocket PC based devices. This application lock introduced a new level of security that prevents unprivileged applications from accessing certain system functions, files, and registry locations. During some recent […]

Removing Application Lock on Windows Mobile Standard Devices


Now that we know about Application Lock and the general principles behind it, we need to look at how to remove it from our phone so that you can install any application and make more customizations to your device. Using an XML Provisioning file, you can load and change a number of settings, more commonly […]

LG Announces the GW550 Messenger Smartphone


Earlier this year, LG committed to making Windows Mobile the main operating system used on their smartphone devices and over the next 4 years they would ship a whopping 50 devices based on Windows Mobile. With that in mind, the other day at CommunicAsia, LG announced a new business oriented smartphone called GW550. While the […]

HTC Snap Smartphone Reviewed at


It’s been a long time since HTC had a Windows Mobile Standard device. The Excalibur is a great device for it’s time, but it lacks many of the more popular features found on today’s Standard edition devices. Earlier this year, HTC announced an all new Standard edition phone to replace the Excalibur and it’s finally […]

Samsung’s Smashing New Smartphones


Samsung has officially announced four new Windows Mobile devices. There was no mention of price or availability of the 3 Windows Mobile Professional and 1 Standard devices. However, it is expected that they will be available in the next couple months. The Professional devices all build off the incredibly successful Omnia product line. The first […]