Wednesday, July 21, 2010

HTC Quietly releases update for HTC Touch Diamond2.

HTC never post much details about the updates on their website. All I know is that the update affects SMS and "amends the internal management of SMS functionality, and enhances SMS transmission stability" It's pretty vague.

Anyway, the update applies to ROM versions between to

Download the update on HTC's Support site.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Engadget's Joshua Topolsky interviews Joe Belfiore, corporate VP of Windows Phone.

Here's an excellent interview conducted by Joshua Topolsky, editor in chief of Engadget, of Joe Belfiore, one of the brains behind Windows Phone 7. I also encourage you read the "in-depth blowout of Windows Phone 7" by Engadget.


Update: I'm editing this post to include other Windows Phone 7 previews by other sites who were lucky to be given a prototype device to play with:

CNET (Part 1)
CNET (Part 2)

Friday, July 16, 2010

SPB Mobile TV is free for Windows Phones.

SPB Software is offering their Mobile TV  2.0 application for free. Mobile TV offers live TV streams along with video-on-demand channels from more than 17 countries. Of course, using Mobile TV on the go requires an unlimited data plan and, probably, a spare battery.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fring sends explanatory email to users about feud with Skype.

I'm publishing the email i just got from Fring about the issue with skype.

Hello fringsters,
As you may have noticed, Skype has blocked fring. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this Skype policy has unfairly caused you.

As loyal fring users, you deserve an explanation: Last week, following the surge in fring video calling traffic, fring service to Skype was temporarily reduced . Unfortunately, Skype and their legal team demanded not to restore your connectivity to Skype via fring.

Needless to say, we are very disappointed that Skype is now trying to muzzle competition, even at the expense of its own users.

While we regret Skype's decision to block fring, we are committed to continuing to provide you with market-leading innovation, to keep you in touch with your friends, wherever they are.

On fring you can freely use the best mobile over internet communication like video calling, calls and chat anywhere (3G/4G/WiFi) on any advanced Smartphone.

So, if you are frustrated like us with communication barriers, and are just looking for a fun and easy way to stay in touch with your friends on the go, tell them about fring and
invite your friends to join fring here

We appreciate your support and look forward to continuing to provide you with great mobile innovations.

Let freedom fring!
the fringTEAM.

How come Skype still does not have an application for Windows Phone yet? 

Astraware releases two new games for Windows Phone.

I love Astraware games. They're fun to play and they keep me awake when commuting to work. I must say that I'm amazed that they are still developing games for the current Windows Phone platform knowing that Windows Phone 7 is targeted for release in a few months. That's good for customers. About the new releases.

The first game released is Police Range, a perfect game to test your shooting skills and accuracy. You are not going to shoot anyone, so no blood spill. The name says it all. Their are two types of ranges for you to try your skills:

(1) Target Practice: Test your accuracy as targets appear at variable distances, and aim for the highest scores. Increase your reaction speeds as targets pop-up faster in later levels to increase the challenge.

(2) Crime Alley: test your eye and nerve in the street range as perps and civilians appear in windows and doorways. Take down the criminals but avoid shooting the civilians if you want to pass the training!

Police Range is available now for purchase at $2.99

More on Police Range here.

The second game is OddBlob.
Meet OddBlob: the groovy clay dude who loves to bounce! Help OddBlob bound across the squishy maze to grab bonuses, chomp fruit, and win points as quickly as he can as the chasing tiles disappear behind. Watch out for bounce and double bounce tiles that can help you reach your goal or throw you through the gaps to impending peril below! Cake slices earn you a try at the cake or doom mini-puzzle, the more bounces you make to get the cake, the bigger the bonus!

OddBlob is also available at $2.99

More on OddBlob here.