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  • The biggest Microsoft failures
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    The biggest Microsoft failures

    By 28 October 2010

    One of the largest computer multinationals ever, Microsoft is known all over the world, thanks in large part to the huge success of its Windows operating system that greets millions of PC users every morning. Founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen,...

  • Symbian, WinMo get Google Maps voice search
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    Symbian, WinMo get Google Maps voice search

    By 23 April 2010

    Google has announced that version 4.1 of Google Maps for Mobile has been released for Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile handsets, and that includes the "search by voice" functionality so beloved of the Android and BlackBerry apps. To use it, open up Google...

  • HTC planning to develop its own OS?
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    HTC planning to develop its own OS?

    By 14 April 2010

    In an interview with Bloomberg, HTC's CEO Cheng Hui-Ming has revealed that his company is looking into the possibility of developing its own operating system from scratch. "We continue to assess, but that requires a few conditions to justify it", he told...

  • ThickButtons makes Android keyboard dynamic
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    ThickButtons makes Android keyboard dynamic

    By 24 March 2010

    During the course of your English-speaking life, you might have noticed that certain letters don't go after others very often. For example, it'd be rare to see a word that features the letters J and G right after each other. So when you're typing, it's...

  • T-Mobile HTC HD2 coming to US on 24 March
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    T-Mobile HTC HD2 coming to US on 24 March

    By 17 March 2010

    T-Mobile has officially announced the launch of the Windows Mobile 6.5 touting HTC HD2 for the 24 March in the US. The phone, which we first reviewed in the UK in November 2009, has finally made it stateside on the T-Mobile network. Americans keen to...

  • Microsoft: More Windows Mobile 6.5 phones to come
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    Microsoft: More Windows Mobile 6.5 phones to come

    By 3 March 2010

    Microsoft has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will continue to support its Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system for some time yet following the announcement of Windows Phone 7 Series at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. “We are proud of the Windows...

  • No Flash for Windows Mobile 6.5, says Adobe
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    No Flash for Windows Mobile 6.5, says Adobe

    By 26 February 2010

    Flash 10.1 is set to bring a step change in the way that the Web can be interacted with on mobile phones, but the latest statements from Adobe indicate that Windows Mobile 6.5 users will be left out in the cold - only Windows Phone 7 owners will be able...

  • Skype pulls Windows Mobile app
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    Skype pulls Windows Mobile app

    By 25 February 2010

    Skype has announced it has pulled the Skype and Skype Lite Windows Mobile apps over concerns that they don't offer a great "Skype" experience. The move, announced on the company's blog will be a huge disappointment for Windows Mobile users who've yet...

  • Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition announced for emerging markets
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    Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition announced for emerging markets

    By 16 February 2010

    A new version of Windows Mobile is due to be available, and in contrast to the Windows Phone 7 Series just announced for launch towards the end of the year, this version is aimed at emerging markets. Bsquare, a software solutions provider and the global...

  • VIDEO: HTC Desire, Legend and HD mini all get promo vids
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    VIDEO: HTC Desire, Legend and HD mini all get promo vids

    By 16 February 2010

    We've brought you all the news, hands-on photos and even first look reviews for HTC's Mobile World Congress launches, but for those of you that just can't get enough, we've also got promo vids. If you want to see just how little the HTC HD mini is, or...

  • HTC HD mini hands on
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    HTC HD mini hands on

    By 16 February 2010

    HTC today announced its new HTC HD mini, a Windows Mobile 6.5.3 device, at a packed press event in Barcelona, Spain. The new handset offers much of the love that the HTC HD2 brought us, but in a much more compact form factor. It will feature a 3.2-inch...

  • First Look: HTC HD mini review
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    First Look: HTC HD mini review

    By 16 February 2010

    While many love the idea of a smartphone with a 4.3-inch screen, to most it's just too big. Perhaps realizing this, HTC has launched the HTC HD mini, a smaller Windows Mobile smartphone with a 3.2-inch display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Pocket-lint...

  • HTC HD mini: the new, smaller HTC HD2
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    HTC HD mini: the new, smaller HTC HD2

    By 16 February 2010

    HTC has announced a new Windows Mobile phone at its press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new model will be called the HTC HD mini and follow in the same footsteps as the hugely popular HTC HD2, however as the name suggests be...

  • Toshiba TG02 hands on
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    Toshiba TG02 hands on

    By 16 February 2010

    Toshiba chose Mobile World Congress to officially unveil its TG02 smartphone and we were on hand to grab some pics. The main points of note for the handset over the previous outing is that its shifted from a resistive touchscreen display to a capacitive screen...

  • VIDEO: Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Series demo time
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    VIDEO: Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Series demo time

    By 15 February 2010

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has unveiled the next generation of its Windows Mobile platform with the announcement of Windows Phone 7 Series out at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. With hardware not due out until "Holiday 2010" as Microsoft...

  • Acer reveals beTouch E110 and E400, and neoTouch1 P300 and P400
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    Acer reveals beTouch E110 and E400, and neoTouch1 P300 and P400

    By 15 February 2010

    At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Acer has revealed a quartet of handsets that straddle the feature phone/smartphone divide. There's the beTouch E110, the beTouch E400 (pictured above), the neoTouch1 P300 and the neoTouch1 P400. In France and the...

  • Microsoft unveils next-gen Windows Phone 7 Series
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    Microsoft unveils next-gen Windows Phone 7 Series

    By 15 February 2010

    Microsoft has revealed the "Windows Phone 7 Series" at Mobile World Congress, the next-gen version of its Windows Mobile platform. CEO Steve Ballmer announced the launch during a press conference which will bring together both Xbox LIVE games and the...

  • Microsoft will debut Windows Mobile 7 at MWC
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    Microsoft will debut Windows Mobile 7 at MWC

    By 12 February 2010

    Steve Ballmer will announce Microsoft's new mobile phone operating system, Windows Mobile 7, on Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona multiple sources have now confirmed. While for most of the phone industry it was seen as a given that the Redmond...

  • Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 and M10 announced
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    Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 and M10 announced

    By 11 February 2010

    Garmin-Asus has followed up the M20 and G60 with the launch of the Android-based A50 and the Windows Mobile M10, both new smartphones with tons of location gubbins. Only brief specs have been revealed now - with more promised at Mobile World Congress...

  • Sony Ericsson Aspen launches into GreenHeart range
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    Sony Ericsson Aspen launches into GreenHeart range

    By 2 February 2010

    Sony Ericsson has added a new phone into its eco "GreenHeart" range with a Windows Mobile option described as "the business mobile phone with green credentials at its core". The 3G Sony Ericsson Aspen offers Windows Mobile 6.5 with Microsoft's MyPhone...

  • Windows Mobile 7 to show up at February's MWC event
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    Windows Mobile 7 to show up at February's MWC event

    By 8 January 2010

    Hardly a big shocker considering it's the mobile world's biggest annual event, but it seems the news is in that Microsoft will show Windows 7 at February Mobile World Congress. Robbie Bach, Microsoft's president of entertainment and devices division,...

  • HTC HD2 to see T-Mobile launch in the US
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    HTC HD2 to see T-Mobile launch in the US

    By 7 January 2010

    T-Mobile and HTC have announced that HTC HD2 is due to be available for the first time in the US exclusively from T-Mobile USA this spring. As many of you will know, the HD2 is a high-end Windows Phone offering HTC's Sense UI, a 4.3-inch capacitive touch...

  • First five...Windows Mobile apps to download
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    First five...Windows Mobile apps to download

    By 1 January 2010

    If you got a new Windows-based handset for Christmas, then you'll likely be interested in exploring the content Microsoft has ready and waiting for you in the online Marketplace app store. Here's five apps we think are worth the download... Bing Bing...

  • VIDEO: LG eXpo pico projector phone gets "unboxing"
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    VIDEO: LG eXpo pico projector phone gets "unboxing"

    By 17 December 2009

    In the States LG has launched a new mobile phone that offers the rather unique selling point of a detachable, snap on, pico projector as an optional-extra accessory. The eXpo is a Windows Mobile 6.5 QWERTY slider handset offering the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon...

  • Microsoft admits Windows Mobile 7 delay
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    Microsoft admits Windows Mobile 7 delay

    By 17 December 2009

    Windows Mobile users have some time to wait until the platform sees a major refresh, it's been revealed, as Microsoft has owned up to further delays for the next-gen version of the OS. While Windows Mobile 6.5 launched late this year, Windows Mobile 7...