Verizon introduces Mobile Email 4.0, brings Exchange to feature phones

By on December 21, 2010 at 4:59 AM.

Verizon introduces Mobile Email 4.0, brings Exchange to feature phones

Think you can avoid having corporate email on your mobile device by buying a feature phone? Think again, as today Verizon Wireless announced an update to its feature phone email solution, Mobile Email 4.0. The downloadable application will allow users to connect their non-smartphone devices to Microsoft’s Exchange environment, leverage push email, and utilize an integrated contact list. The service will retail for $5 per month and is available to those with a data plan of at least $15 per month. The software is currently compatible with eight VZW phones, including the Samsung Zeal, LG Cosmos Touch, and Pantech Crux. Hit the read link for the full PR. More →

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Microsoft launches Bing for Android and ActiveSync for Hotmail

By on August 30, 2010 at 5:52 PM.

Microsoft launches Bing for Android and ActiveSync for Hotmail

We have a couple quick Microsoft tidbits here. Today, Microsoft announced that the official Bing mobile application for Android is available to all Verizon customers. If you have a Verizon Android device, and don’t like the ease-of-use and integration that is provided with Google, you can run on over to the Android Market and download Bing. You’ll also be thrilled to know that Bing for Android will be coming pre-installed on future Verizon Android devices. Joy.

Also, as a follow-up to a previous post… ActiveSync for Hotmail is now live. If you have a device that supports the ActiveSync protocol, and would like push email, calendars, and contacts, hit the read link to see how to configure the new hotness on your device. More →

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CNET: Hotmail to get ActiveSync support on Monday

By on August 26, 2010 at 4:06 PM.

CNET: Hotmail to get ActiveSync support on Monday

According to a report filed by CNET, Microsoft’s free email service — Hotmail — will get Exchange ActiveSync support beginning on Monday. The site quotes Microsoft’s director of product management for the Windows Live, Dharmesh Mehta, as the source of the information. There isn’t much else to say about it, if you have a desktop client or mobile device that supports the ActiveSync protocol you’ll have access to push email, contacts, and calendar appointments in approximately four days. Any Hotmail users out there excited? More →

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Hotmail rolling out ActiveSync functionality early?

By on June 18, 2010 at 6:00 AM.

Hotmail rolling out ActiveSync functionality early?

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Hotmail, Microsoft’s free email platform, has been getting a horde of new features lately; not to mention a new slogan, “the new busy.” Blog liveside.net is reporting that the ability to access your Hotmail data via ActiveSync, a feature that was scheduled for release later this summer, is now working for some users. That’s right, you can get your mobile device of choice — assuming is supports ActiveSync — to synchronize your Hotmail: email, contacts, and calendar items, with push. If you’re a Hotmail user and give this a try, do let us know how it turns out for you.

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Samsung Galaxy Spica now available from Rogers, will get 2.1 update

By on March 9, 2010 at 3:05 PM.

Samsung Galaxy Spica now available from Rogers, will get 2.1 update

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As was widely expected, Rogers today announced the immediate availability of the Samsung Galaxy Spica. The carrier’s fourth Android smartphone, the Galaxy Spica offers a 3.2″ AMOLED HVGA capacitive display, 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, 3.6Mbps HSDPA/UMTS, 800MHz processor and up to 7 hours of talk time and 10 days of standby for $79.99 on a standard 3-year deal. Anyone that was hoping it would come pre-loaded with anything past Android 1.5 aka “Cupcake” will be sorely disappointed, although we’ve received official word from Rogers that an update to Android 2.1 is in the works, there are “no details on timing to share at the moment.” C’est la vie. More →

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Samsung announces the Monte ahead of MWC

By on February 9, 2010 at 10:01 AM.

Samsung announces the Monte ahead of MWC

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Sure, Mobile World Congress kicks off in just under a week, but that doesn’t mean all the big boys are going to hold off on their product announcements. Take Samsung, for example, which today announced the S5620 Monte. Running the propriatary TouchWiz 2.0 Plus UI, the Monte features one-touch access to popular social media sites like Facebook and MySpace while supporting services such as Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and Google Sync. Physically speaking we find a 3″ WQVGA capacitive touchscreen display, 3.2 megapixel camera, 200MB of internal memory expandable via microSD and chips for A-GPS, Wi-Fi and 3.6Mbps UMTS/HSDPA. Right now it doens’t look like the Monte is North America bound simply because it lacks the proper 3G bands, but one never knows. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced. More →

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Sony Ericsson announces the Aspen

By on February 2, 2010 at 8:13 AM.

Sony Ericsson announces the Aspen

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Sony Ericsson today announced the Aspen, the latest handset in its GreenHeart line of eco-friendly devices. A no-nonsense Windows Phone geared towards business users, the Aspen’s features include a full-QWERTY keypad, 2.4″ QVGA dispaly, 3.2 megapixel camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and SPB Mobile Shell floating on top of Windows Mobile 6.5.3. Pricing has yet to be announced, but the Sony Ericsson Aspen is scheduled to drop in Q2. And yes, this puppy is available with some US 3G love, albeit only on the 850 MHz band. Oh well. 1900 is teh suck anyway. Right, AT&T? More →

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Complete HTC Ozone specs unearthed

By on June 22, 2009 at 8:01 AM.

Complete HTC Ozone specs unearthed

We’ve already given the world its first peek and Verizon’s upcoming HTC Ozone, nailed down its scheduled availability of June 29th/July 13th and pegged its pricing at $49.99 after MIR, but we’re not done yet because two of our VZW ninjas just hit us up with the complete spec list for the device — and plenty more. Just as we suspected, the Ozone features EV-DO Rev. A connectivity in addition to quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE. We’re also pleased to report that the GPS chip is not shackled to VZ Navigator and that Verizon will allow users to use the device as a tethered modem (for a fee of course). Hit the jump for the rest of the specs along with a sizable Ozone deck.

Thanks, anonymous and indelus!

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HTC Touch Pro2 Review

By on June 10, 2009 at 2:38 PM.

HTC Touch Pro2 Review

HTC has been seriously the little (now big) engine that could. Does anyone even remember what the T-Mobile Pocket PC (Wallaby) looked like? Now the number one Windows Mobile manufacturer in the world, they show no signs of stopping — they even added Android to their portfolio. But let’s be honest, you’re here to check out the much-awaited update to the viciously popular HTC Touch Pro, the HTC Touch Pro2. So let’s get to steppin’, hit the jump and find out what we really think of the TP2.

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Sony Ericsson's incredibly sexy W995a available July 6th

By on June 3, 2009 at 10:39 AM.

Sony Ericsson's incredibly sexy W995a available July 6th

Having long since been given the green light for sale in the US by the FCC, Sony Ericsson announced today that the unlocked W995a Walkman will go on sale July 6th at Sony Style locations across the US. Identical to the W995 Walkman in every way save for the inclusion of a tri-band UMTS/HSPA (850/1800/1900MHz) radio, the W995a is the type of device that we’d like to see SE continue to push out alongside smartphones like the Satio. Here’s why: a 2.6-inch QVGA display, 8.1 megapixel camera with auto focus, image stabilization and face detection, video calling, Wi-Fi, aGPS, FM radio with RDS, Media Go, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support and a 3.5mm headphone jack can all be yours, unlocked, for around $600. Pretty appealing, is it not?

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Rogers HTC Dream review

By on May 24, 2009 at 12:37 PM.

Rogers HTC Dream review

So by now you’ve probably seen that our Rogers HTC Dream demo unit recently arrived in a locked safe and are wondering why such a fuss has been made over a device that has been for sale in the US from T-Mobile since October of 2008. While the device is physically the same of course, there are quite a few differences compared to the stock Android OS and it really took us by surprise. Want to know more? Grab a coffee, slip on your spectacles and a hit the jump for the review.

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Documents to Go and RoadSync heading to Android in ’09

By on December 16, 2008 at 8:04 PM.

Documents to Go and RoadSync heading to Android in ’09

DataViz, makers of the immensely popular Documents To Go for the BlackBerry, Palm, Symbian, and Windows Mobile platforms will begin offering its products to Android users in 2009. In case you somehow haven’t heard of the company’s work, Documents To Go allows users to view, edit, and create Word, Excel, Powerpoint and .pdf files right on their mobiles, and RoadSync is one of the most popular third-party Exchange applications in existence. While DataViz apps do carry a hefty price tag, they’re also very well made and always come along with a lengthy trial period. No time line for release has been set other than it will be out sometime in 2009, so for now a simple email update sign-up page has been created.

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Motorola Q11 now official and coming in December

By on October 9, 2008 at 1:58 AM.

Motorola Q11 now official and coming in December

If you have been looking for an alternative to Blackberry or Nokia smartphones, the Motorola Q11 might be a good option. Some live shots floated around the Internet for a little while, but it’s now official and just cruising under the radar. Where it will be released and how much has yet to be determined, but we hear the device should be “affordable,” so expect it to compete with the major smartphone players. But just how affordable will it be? Well, the phone comes without 3G – major bad move for Motorola! Still, if you’re interested and are living in the Stone Age or an area without 3G coverage, we have the official specs for you:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity and no 3G
  • 2.4 inch TFT screen, 262K colors and 320 x 240 pixels
  • full QWERTY keyboard
  • A-GPS and GPS with support for Google Maps
  • Wi-Fi, used with Boingo Mobile
  • WAP 2.2 / HTML / Pocket IE 6 for browsing the Web
  • Integrated ActiveSync Email Push
  • Java App for Instant Messaging
  • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, MIDI, WMA, WAX, WMV player
  • MPEG4, H.264, WMV, RV player
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • MicroUSB/USB 1.1
  • 3 MP fixed focus cam with LED flash, 8X zoom and video
  • 128MB of Flash, 64MB of RAM,
  • microSD card support, up to 32GB
  • 1170 mAh battery for up to 7.5 hours of talk time or up to 195 hours of stand-by
  • 115 grams and 117 x 64 x 11.7 mm

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