Time-Traveling Windows Mobile Year 2016 Texts Are a Bug, Not a Feature

Sorry to burst your warp bubble, bucko, but that text message you received the other day from a cellphone user in the year 2016 was just some stupid bug. » 1/03/10 2:30pm 1/03/10 2:30pm

Windows Mobile 6.5 Review: There's No Excuse For This

I really didn't want to beat up on WinMo here, because at this point it just feels tired. But man, come on Microsoft, you're giving me no choice. Windows Mobile 6.5 isn't just a letdown—it barely seems done. » 10/06/09 3:01am 10/06/09 3:01am

T-Mobile HTC Touch Pro2 Review: Wait, How Much?

T-Mobile's take on the HTC Touch Pro2, a 3.6-inch-screened, slide-out-QWERTYed refresh to the company's flagship Windows Mobile phone. » 8/12/09 12:01am 8/12/09 12:01am

Windows Marketplace for Mobile Will App-ify All 6.x Handsets, Not Just…

Fantastic news for current Windows Mobile users: Windows Marketplace for Mobile, Microsoft's forthcoming app store, will work on 6.0 and 6.1 handsets as well. When? Still a cryptic "Fall," unfortunately. » 7/14/09 10:40am 7/14/09 10:40am

Samsung Jack Completes BlackJack Windows Mobile Trilogy for $99

If you thought the Epix was the BlackJack III, nope. Meet the Jack. It's a pretty standard Windows Mobile 6.1, 3G and Wi-Fi deal, and it compels copywriters to make lame playing card puns: » 5/14/09 11:00am 5/14/09 11:00am

Acer's First Smartphones Are Missing Something

Acer has unveiled their rumored smartphones, the X960, F900, M900, and DX900. And they don't look half bad, other than lacking WinMo 6.5 and being a tad on the chunky side. Here's a rundown: » 2/16/09 2:16pm 2/16/09 2:16pm

HTC Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 Feature Bigger Screens, Better…

HTC's Touch Diamond, and its QWERTY'd doppelganger the Touch Pro, have formally passed into their second generation, with bigger screens, higher (WVGA) resolution, better battery life, and deeper interface changes. » 2/16/09 5:30am 2/16/09 5:30am

Should Sprint Drop the Palm Treo Pro With the Palm Pre On Its Way?

Sprint has taken their sweet time pushing out the Windows Mobile 6.1 Palm Treo Pro—but with the Palm Pre on its way, is the Pro even worth releasing at this point? » 2/09/09 5:20pm 2/09/09 5:20pm

T-Mobile HTC Shadow II Hands On

T-Mobile's just launched the Shadow (Shadow II), the successor to the HTC Shadow, which features a customized UI on top of Windows Mobile 6.1. It's quite similar to the original in just about all respects. » 1/28/09 12:00am 1/28/09 12:00am

Windows Mobile Browser Battlemodo: Can You Get the Real Internet?

Many of you asked for a re-do of Windows Mobile browser testing after our Battlemodo declared the platform beyond worthless for surfing. So here it is, the internet running on Windows Mobile's finest hardware. » 12/11/08 2:01pm 12/11/08 2:01pm

Samsung Omnia Review

The Gadget: Samsung Omnia for Verizon, a touchscreen Windows Mobile 6.1 phone that's been slicked up with Samsung's TouchWiz UI and a five-megapixel camera, plus it's that rare Verizon beast that also packs Wi-Fi. » 11/25/08 9:00am 11/25/08 9:00am

Mobile Browser Battlemodo: Which Phones Deliver The Real Web

Before 2007, using the internet on your phone would make you want to kill yourself, if you were dumb enough to believe the crap splattered across that tiny screen even was the "internet." But the combination of increased bandwidth and better mobile software means that more phones really are promising to deliver the … » 11/19/08 11:00am 11/19/08 11:00am

IE Mobile 6 Will Not Be Available For Existing WinMo Smartphones

The Windows Mobile team has confirmed that the upcoming IE Mobile 6 browser » 11/13/08 3:50pm 11/13/08 3:50pm or "IE 6 on 6" will not be made available as a separate download for current WinMo 6.1 smartphones. Instead, the update will only show up on devices released starting at the end of this year or in early 2009. The reason, according to…

Pharos Unveils Traveler 117 and 127 Unlocked WinMo GPS Smartphones

Rumors have been floating around for a few weeks now, but today Pharos » 11/12/08 9:00am 11/12/08 9:00am has officially unveiled two new additions to their Windows Mobile GPS smartphone lineup—the Traveller 117 and 127. Generally, another GPS-enabled phone is nothing to get all that excited about, but tri-band 7.2Mbps HSDPA, 2-megapixel cam / front…

Dealzmodo Hack: Cooked Software Revives HTC Phones

HTC has always known their biggest weakness: Windows Mobile. They've done their best to hide the aged interface in glossy costumes and bolster performance, but they can only do so much—the OS is slow, buggy and can drain battery life on certain hardware. Luckily, Windows Mobile responds well to per-device… » 11/06/08 2:00pm 11/06/08 2:00pm

Next Month on Verizon: Samsung Omnia, HTC Touch Pro and More

If the BlackBerry Storm isn't quite your beat, Verizon's got a surprisingly sturdy brigade of other phones coming out next month, headlined by Samsung's Omnia and HTC's Touch Pro (sorry, XV6850—why won't you just let HTC be, Verizon?). The Omnia's keeping the same crappy UI, but it'll be tarted up red, the way VZW… » 10/24/08 1:30pm 10/24/08 1:30pm

Giz Explains: Illustrated Guide to Smartphone OSes

You're more likely than ever to buy a smartphone, not just because they do so much more than dumb feature phones, with real email, decent web browsing and downloadable applications, but because they're cheaper than ever. With the exception of some expensive ass unlocked-but-unsubsidized European models, you… » 10/09/08 2:00pm 10/09/08 2:00pm

Zune on Windows Mobile Confirmed by Steve Ballmer

Microsoft's Ballmer has just confirmed that Zune software will be coming to Windows Mobile devices as well as other phones, as sort of a really late follow-up to Robbie Bach's » 10/02/08 6:40pm 10/02/08 6:40pm comments on the same subject. Ballmer goes one step further than Robbie, who just made vague comments on the platform, and said this: We're…

Palm Treo Pro Now Shipping

Today is a good day for Palm fans because the 3G-equipped, touchscreen Treo Pro » 9/26/08 12:45pm 9/26/08 12:45pm is hitting the street for $550. Again, rumor has it that at a subsidized price in December, but if you want to get the unlocked version, now is the time. []