Details are scant, but EngadgetMobile.com is reporting that a new HTC Messenger-class Windows Mobile smartphone is headed to Verizon Wireless.
The HTC XV6175 is a sibling/cousin of the HTC Snap / S522, slated for T-Mobile sometime this summer. We don’t know now similar these two devices will be, either in design or specs, but the two handsets will likely have a great deal in common.
The HTC S522 is rumored for a July 1 launch with T-Mobile – will Verizon beat them to the punch or lag woefully behind?
We’ll just have to wait and see.
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The Bluetooth SIG has been hard at work on the next generation of its short-range wireless technology for years, and yesterday the group unveiled the result: Bluetooth 3.0.
Bluetooth 3.0 + HS features a blend of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies to deliver transfer rates of up to 24Mbps – that’s about eight times the speed of today’s Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR. Basically, when Bluetooth 3.0 needs to send or receive data fast, it enlists 802.11 tech (Wi-Fi) to make it happen. When no data-heavy transfers are needed, the 802.11 part of the team goes to sleep to save power. Using the high-speed transfer will require more power while in operation.
With that speed, Bluetooth will have the ability to transfer live video from one device to the other, or to make quick work of any media or data syncing with a PC. This ability also opens up Bluetooth to more media-centric devices like camcorders, digital cameras and TVs.
There wasn’t much talk about what improvements – if any – Bluetooth 3.0 will offer for more typical uses, like wireless headsets. We hope there is at least some quality-boosting goodness when it comes to wireless audio devices like stereo headphones and cell phone headsets.
According to Engadget, while some Bluetooth 2.0 hardware could be upgraded to 3.0 if a Wi-Fi adapter is also onboard the device, upgradability isn’t going to be an option for mobile devices like Windows Mobile Smartphones or the Apple iPhone. The earliest we can expect to see Bluetooth 3.0 products is the beginning of 2010 with inclusion in mobile devices likely to follow months later.
Spb Mobile Shell has long been one of our favorite UI replacement options for Windows Mobile. Unlike so many of the alternatives, Mobile Shell offers a Windows Mobile-esque look that doesn’t make Windows Mobile proper feel to alien when you run other software.
Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 adds widgets, Facebook integration, management options for wireless connectivity and ringtones, a 3D carousel for choosing an activity, a task manager and more. Check out the video below to see Mobile Shell 3.0 in action.
Current Mobile Shell users can upgrade at a reduced cost, and first time users are, of course, welcome.
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