In February 2011, 32GB microSD memory cards had fallen in price from their introductory high of $199 to just under $70; today, the cost of a 32GB microSD card has fallen to a new low: $56.99.
This price is for the 32GB SanDisk Class 2 microSDHC flash memory card at Amazon.com. Sold by BlueProton via Amazon, this card is compatible with a wide range of Android smartphones and tablets, as well as late-gen Windows Mobile smartphones, and – reportedly – the Samsung Focus Windows Phone. These cards can also be used, usually with SD adapters, with many digital cameras.
The same microSD card is also available directly from Amazon.com for the price of $61.54 with free shipping.
Price(s) subject to change at any time.
Asus was touted as one of Microsoft’s launch partners for Windows Phone 7 in February, but the hardware maker was a no-show at this month’s official product kickoff. Is is possible that Asus’ plans for Windows Phone 7 smartphones have been scrapped? Not according to Forbes.
“Regarding Windows Phone 7, we haven’t yet decided yet we would like to do,” Asus Chairman Jonney Shih told Forbes. That said, the first WP7 smartphone with an Asus logo is expected to launch in 2011.
Asus has built and sold Windows Mobile powered PDAs and smartphones for years, and continues, with partner Garmin, to offer the nuvifone M10, which runs Windows Mobile 6.5.3.
Windows Mobile may be in the process of being handed its hat, but it’s not quite out the door yet. Today Motorola and Sprint announced the U.S. availability of the Motorola ES400S Enterprise Smartphone, a ruggedized device running Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Professional.
Features include a built-in fingerprint scanner for biometric security, barcode scanning via its 3.2MP camera, a 600MHz Qualcomm CPU, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, a 1GB ROM for storage, EV-DO Rev. A, HSPA/GSM (world travel), and a 3-inch touchscreen transflective display.
According to the press release, it can take a 4-foot drop and keep on going, so this device may be useful to business users who butterfingers.
The Motorola ES400S will be available by the end of October for $499 for qualifying customers.
Read the Sprint Motorola ES400S Press Release after the jump.
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We’ve known Windows Live Hotmail was due to receive an Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) update for months.
Today, it’s arrived.
The new Exchange service supports Windows Mobile 6, Windows Phone 7, and the Apple iPhone. Android support is not yet official, but it may work with your Android-powered device, so give it a try (Android 2.1 is not supported yet; Microsoft will release a list of tested Android phones soon).
Here are the general settings for configuring your device for Exchange ActiveSync Windows Live Hotmail:
Server / URL: m.hotmail.com
Username: Full email address, for example: email@example.com
Domain: Leave this blank
SSL: Enable this
Certificate:Accept the SSL certificate when prompted
You can find a detailed set of configuration settings instructions for devices here.
Source: Windows Team Blog
The Verizon Wireless direct price for the LG Fathom VS750 remains $149 with a new two-year service agreement. But as is so often the case, third party retailers are offering the Windows Mobile smartphone for much less.
Amazon.com and LetsTalk.com are each offering the LG Fathom for $0.01 with a two-year contract, which is pretty great.
But Wirefly.com does its competitors one better, letting the Fathom go free with the same new contract agreement (new or existing upgrade eligible Verizon customers).
Learn more about the LG Fathom Windows Mobile phone…