Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Free customs background for the SMS screen.

Whether you’re a big sms user or not, you may want to bring some colors to the SMS screen on your Windows Phone. That is now possible by just running a cab file on your device, courtesy of some folks over at XDA forums. Where else.

Download your free copy from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=603905

Friday, December 18, 2009

LG eXpo unboxed by MobilityMinded.

Johan Van Mierlo, a fellow MVP over at www.mobilityminded.com, has a great unboxing video of the LG eXpo. This is part one of the unboxing. So I expect a full review will follow.

Check it out at http://www.mobilityminded.com/5678/lg-expo-by-att-review-part-1-unboxing

SPB Software releases SPB Weather 2.3

On Wednesday, December 16th, SPB Software released SPB Weather 2.3.

New features:

* Weather.gov set as default data source for US cities
* Foreca set as default data source for non US cities
* Gismeteo data source removed from the installation package
* Meteonova data source added to the installation package
* Minor improvements and optimizations

You can download Spb Weather 2.3 from:


Curresponding to SPB upgrading policy this upgrade is free for all registered users of SPB Weather 2.X.

Keep your friends updated— even when you're not signed in.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Nexus One is real and coming soon?

I saw this video on Engadget showing the Nexus One taking 21 seconds to boot up. The device is laid on it's package box. Note that the Nexus One, Google's branded phone, appeared in the list of upcoming phones from HTC's 2010 roadmap which has been leaked recently. We are still waiting for an official announcement from Google about the Nexus One.

Looking at the video, I was wondering why would someone simply shoot the device booting up and so close? Weird...

Source: Engadget

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

ROM Upgrade for HTC HD2

HTC has released a new ROM for the HD2 for improved functionality. Note that applying this upgrade will erase your data and remove applications you installed. Make sure you do a backup.
The update can be downloaded at http://www.htc.com/uk/SupportViewNews.aspx?dl_id=804&news_id=401
ROM Version:
Greek 1.48.482.4 ;Russian 1.48.411.1 ;Norway 1.48.409.1; Germany 1.48.407.1; Spain 1.48.412.2;
Netherlands 1.48.404.2; France 1.48.406.1; Czech 1.48.479.1 ;Poland 1.48.479.1; Italy 1.48.408.1;
United Kingdom 1.48.405.2
Improved Functions:
1.Flipping back and forth between songs is easier than ever.  Whether you are listening to a defined playlist, or letting your phone shuffle your songs for you, your music will play continuously and fluidly.
2.Taking full advantage of the G-Sensor, Opera can switch seamlessly from portrait to landscape mode to allow more flexibility and allow for you to browse your websites however you want.
3.Staying connected to your loved ones is as important to you as it is to us, and we've enhanced our voice quality even more in this update.  Now updated, we're delivering crystal clear sound quality, making it even easier to feel close to your loved ones, even when you are on the move.
Before you proceed, please confirm that this software upgrade is a newer version than what is currently installed on your device. If it is the same version and your device is operating normally, there is no need to reinstall the software.
To check what version is installed on your device, click Start > Settings > System tab > Device Information > Version tab, and note the ROM version, CPU, and Radio version.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

SPB Mobile Mobile Shell updated.

SPB Mobile Shell has been updated to support SPB Time which includes the following widgets for SPB Mobile Shell 3.5.2:
Next Alarm
City Time
Moon Phase
Product subscribers can buy SPB Mobile Shell with 20% discount.

Main New Features in SPB Time 3.0
Fully reviewed and speed-improved UI;
Mobile Shell widgets;
Three types of alarms: Classic, Paranoid, Bio;
Online skins catalog;
Fully finger UI;
Scrollable Calendar with weeks numbers;
Moon phases;
New alarm sounds.

More at www.spbsoftware.com/pocketpc-software/time/

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Update for HTC HD2

HTC posted an update for the HD2 that fixes an issue with the camera software. The update can be downloaded at http://www.htc.com/uk/supportdownloadlist.aspx?p_id=297&act=sd&cat=all.

Note that you will need to re-apply it if you hard reset the device.

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Tweet your most embarrassing lost phone story and win a Windows Phone.

Microsoft is giving away three new Windows Phones for the most "embarrassing" tweet. The phone is yours if you can tell your story in 140 words. Quite challenging. The tweets must be directed to @windowsphone.

Unfortunately, you have to be a legal resident f the U.S. To participate.

Learn more at www.lostwithoutmyphone.com/

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