Posts in Category: Windows Mobile

I am getting used to the Metro UI 

Posted by Magnetic_dud Thursday, March 28, 2013 8:36:00 AM Categories: Cellphones Windows Windows Mobile

I said that I hated the new Windows 8 and Windows Phone interface, but now I am getting used to it, and I am liking it, I even installed a themed launcher on my HTC Android.

Launcher8 it's great, free and it perfectly merges with Android, its live wallpapers and widgets, I find it much more intuitive. It already has themed icons and you can customize in every way:

 

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Microsoft puts Windows Phone in a corner 

Posted by Magnetic_dud Friday, June 29, 2012 6:33:00 AM Categories: Android Apple Cellphones Windows Windows Mobile

A while ago, Microsoft released Halo Waypoint, an app to follow the latest news from the Halo World.

For promoting it, they placed on the official website this image (already replaced):

I don't know what you think about it, but I find it very hilarious!

Have you ever seen a company that places their own phone with competitors phones, keeping it in a corner, half hidden, maybe too shy for a direct match, with the competitor names written in a BIG WHITE font, and their "Windows Phone 7" in grey, much smaller, as a remind to its lesser success??

Of course, after that someone let them know the problem, they switched the image with an inverted one, but it's still a big gaffe.

I'll continue to criticize: when the Nokia Lumia 900 was launched, there were rumours about the upgrade path to Windows Phone 8. Current devices won't be upgradable, the rumor said.

Of course if it was true, the sales of the Nokia Lumia would have been hurted a lot, so, Microsoft promptly denied the rumour, promising the upgrade.

What happened last week? Windows Phone 8 was announced and the upgrade won't be available.

A great way to thank faithful customers, right?

Bye Bye Skype for Windows Mobile 

Posted by Magnetic_dud Friday, February 26, 2010 6:23:49 AM Categories: Software Windows Mobile

Many websites are reporting that Skype for Windows Mobile has disappeared from skype website.

Skype says:

Unfortunately, Skype Lite – a version of Skype for your mobile phone – and Skype for Windows Mobile are no longer available for download from our site.

We’ve chosen to withdraw Skype Lite and Skype for Windows Mobile because we want to offer our new customers an improved mobile experience – much like the version that has proved so popular on the iPhone, and which is now available on Symbian phones. Our focus is on providing a rich user experience that allows you to enjoy free Skype-to-Skype and low cost calls as easily on the move as you do at your desktop.

We felt that Skype Lite and Skype for Windows Mobile were not offering the best possible Skype experience.

Maybe they saw that fring and nimbuzz are way better, using a more efficient network protocol?

But what if they fail to deliver the new version? What if the new version is not compatible with older Windows Mobile handsets? The old skype version was compatible with Windows Mobile 2003 onwards, i highly doubt that the new one will do the same.

What if you want to download it? Easy, the new website LetsDownload.it will help you!

Go here to download: letsdownload.it/skype-for-windows-mobile.aspx