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Review: HTC HD2 Hardware Impressions

I was really impressed by a smartphone for the first time, when i got an MDA Compact (aka HTC Magician) many years ago. Back then the HTC Magician represented the high-end mobile experience for tech-savvy users, as you had a…

Mobile World Congress 2010 (MWC) – A tech bloggers recap

The Mobile World Congress 2010 closed its gates recently, and we got plenty of interesting stuff to see. Android gained a lot of speed due to many new device announcements, Nokia suprised most people with the decision to fuse their…

A longterm Windows Mobile user switching to Android – Part 6: OS comparison roundup

It has been more than six months now since i made the decision that it’s time to get an Android device, and switched from my last Windows Mobile device (XDA Orbit II) to the HTC Hero. Up to now my…

A longterm Windows Mobile user switching to Android (HTC Hero) – Part 1

We have to admit that Windows Mobile has stalled for the past few years. There were no groundbreaking changes from Windows Mobile SE 2003 up to Windows Mobile 6.1, and Microsoft has finally spoken out about this issue. Even after…

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Review: UltimateLaunch (today screen configuration tool) for Windows Mobile

It seems to me that everbody loves the multi-page homescreen of the Iphone nowadays, with all of the app shortcuts on it. And Android devices follow a very similar approach. Just a few weeks ago HTC announced the HTC Hero…

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Review: Google Maps update (3.2) for Windows Mobile

Google Maps is one of my favourite Windows Mobile apps, and it just got even better. The latest upate to version 3.2 gives us some new features that enhance the Google Maps experience. I’m going to review the new features…

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Review: Twikini (Twitter App) for Windows Mobile

Using Twitter on a mobile device makes perfectly sense, since there is no easier way of publishing your latest thoughts on the go. But like most mobile versions of internet services (Twitter, Facebook) i’m not really satisfied with the official…

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Review: NetFront browser for Windows Mobile

Besides Opera Mobile, Iris and Skyfire there is another big name in the long list of Windows Mobile browsers called NetFront. NetFront has been longer around than other browsers like Iris, and therefore is quite sophisticated. Currently Access (the company…

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Review: Opera Mobile 9.7 Beta for Windows Mobile

Opera released the public beta of Opera Mobile 9.7 recently, and i have been using it since day one, so it’s time for a round up. This review will emphasize on the differences between the previous versions and the most…

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Review: MyPhone service (beta) for Windows Mobile

Originally i planned to publish my review of the “MyPhone” Beta from Microsoft much earlier. But i encountered a few issues with it, and decided to review some other windows mobile apps first. Namely “Facebook” and “PockeTwit”. But finally it’s…