Microsoft announced version 6.1 of Windows Mobile this week at the CTIA trade show in Las Vegas. mytreo.net's Alli Flowers attended the conference, met with Microsoft and recorded a video of the company demonstrating their new platform version.
Motion Apps' popular mOcean mp3 player for Palm OS devices has quietly become a "free" ad-supported app. Since the release of the latest version last month, the app has now added a small banner containing advertisements across the top of the main screen. Palminfocenter has the full deets on this story but this is a great program.
TAKEphONE 7.55 (060) is available in beta with a number of changes and additions including, kins: when using skins with screen-wide title bars – show title bar in “Details” screens, too. Skin/Clock selection dialogs: improved interface, allow single file selection from card, preview for files on card. FIND screen: fix for BkSp while cursor is down in list. "Last call" plugin: handle pressing SPACE or GREEN buttons while line is selected.
The Smartphone Show 57 was recently uploaded for your viewing pleasure. Creating a work of Position Art with an N82; Faster Google searching on Windows Mobile and S60; Hands-on, full review of the Samsung i550 smartphone.
[From Hans] The Pope uses Sprint. "Sprint is providing 600 phones to the Archdiocese of New York for the Pope's visit. In addition, "the Pope's caravan will be tracked through Actsoft's Comet Tracker GPS solution loaded on Sprint phones, transmitting data over a secured network in near real-time for optimum security and accuracy."" The Gizmodo has the deets on this one.
The lovely people at MobileRead lets us know that Sony is offering a James Patterson Reader Bundle which is quite a cool bundle and includes A Sony Reader "...[e]ncased in a limited edition autographed James Patterson cover", Six downloadable titles from "the incredibly popular; 'Women's Murder Club' series courtesy of Sony's eBook Store.";"A customized 'Women's Murder Club' protective skin from SkinIt to minimize any wear and tear to your Reader"; A pre-loaded excerpt from James Patterson's upcoming romance novel "Sundays at Tiffany's."
Remember that PocketGear have a special on at the moment, spend $25 at PocketGear and you get 25% off your order but just remember to use the promo code APRSALE at checkout to avail your discount my friends.
Speaing of special offers, I caught this from Andrew at Treonauts. "If you’ve been yearning to get a full GPS navigation system in your hands but were until now discouraged by the price then I have some rather good news as the Palm GPS Navigator Smartphone Edition 2+ has now been reduced to only $149.95 – saving you $150 (50%) off Palm’s MSRP (while quantities last)."
AirFrance in flight call and data testing not working so well according to the NYTimes.
[From Hans] New Apple Store coming to NYC to be built at 23 Wall Street? [And Brooklyn]