If you thought you’d seen the last of Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone debuts – think again. On Thursday, Verizon Wireless will release the LG Fathom, a new Windows Mobile slider.
We haven’t seen much WinMo action from LG of late, but we hear the company is planning big things for Windows Phone 7. If you’re in the market for a WM6.5.3 Pro smartphone, here are the details:
The LG Fathom has a 3.2-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a slide-to-hide QWERTY keyboard, a 1GHz processor (make/model unknown) 256MB of RAM, GPS, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, EV-DO Rev. A mobile broadband, a microSDHC memory card slot and a 3.5MP camera. International travelers will also appreciate the Fathom’s built-in GSM/UMTS transceiver for use outside the U.S.
Verizon Wireless will roll out the Fathom first through business sales channels on May 27, with wider availability slated for June 3.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 30 years to the day since PAC-MAN was first released. The Japanese were the first to experience the game, but of course, PAC-MAN became wildly popular in the United States and continues to be played all over the country to this day on all sorts of gaming devices.
If you have a Windows Mobile smartphone – and are in the mood for a little nostalgic, dot-eating, ghost chasing fun – you can download and enjoy PAC-MAN, Ms. PAC-MAN and Super PAC-MAN in just a minute or two and remember what video games used to be like.
NAMCO has released each of these classic games for Windows Mobile in all their original primary-color glory. And if you’re an iPhone user, there are also versions available for you [iTunes Link].
Sick of the Windows Mobile Today Screen or user interface in general? There are tons of UI replacements for Windows Mobile, but perhaps the best that’s currently available is SPB Mobile Shell.
The latest version, v.6.5, includes new features like Facebook and Twitter widgets, current weather, 3D email and more. Standard features of SPB Mobile are photo contacts, media player, Internet search, and calendar displays, a favorite contacts carousel, ringtone management, an app launcher for fast access to software, world time and wireless management.
There’s also a 3D carousel for switching between screens that’s skinnable for a fully personalized look and feel.
SPB Mobile Shell won the 2009 Handango Award for the best Windows Mobile app. Use the free trial to find out why.
Find out more about SPB Mobile Shell @ Handango or watch the video below.
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We’ve known it was coming, and today at I/O it did: Google made the next version of Android, v2.2, official.
Most of what we told you a week ago is included: Wi-Fi tethering (mobile hotspot), Flash support, better Exchange support, and a 2-5x speed bump over Android 2.1.
But there are some new over-the-air (OTA) goodies as well. A new OTA app installation service will allow you to find software on your computer and have the app installed on your Android phone wirelessly over its data connection (yea!). A new Windows (and Mac?) utility will also make it possible to stream all of your iTunes music OTA to your Android phone. And a Chrome browser plug-in for the PC will allow you to send things like maps and directions to your phone wirelessly. Pretty cool stuff.
Some existing Android devices will get the 2.2 upgrade “in the coming weeks.” You can read all about Android 2.2 here or check out the video below.
We’re already downloading the SDK. You?