Windows Mobile Marketplace to Shut Down. Does Anyone Really Care?


The title sounds harsh, especially coming from a long time Windows Mobile MVP, but it’s true. Some people care, but it’s misguided. The Windows Mobile Marketplace was thrown together after seeing how well a consolidated marketplace like the iTunes App Store did. For years, Windows Mobile did fine without a consolidated market. There were some 3rd party […]

State of Mobile Malware Shows Rise in Attacks [Infographic]

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Malware is no longer confined to your notebook, over the past year we’ve seen a big jump in the number of mobile malware attacks that attack your smartphone . Hackers are going after your phone via unofficial app stores and copycat apps in order to access your information and cost you money by dialing and messaging premium numbers. […]

Consumers Want Android More than iPhone or Blackberry

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According to Nielsen more consumers are planning to purchase or want an Android phone over an iPhone or Blackberry. During the first three months of 2011 the company most noted for their TV ratings surveys asked mobile users which mobile OS they would rather use. Thirty-one percent desire an Android device while 30 percent long […]

TerreStar GENUS Windows Satellite Phone Now Available to Mere Mortals

TerreStar GENUS Windows Satellite Phone

Back in September, AT&T launched the TerreStar GENUS Windows Satellite Phone, a device that combines both AT&T’s network and also gets service using satellite connectivity via TerreStar’s GMR-1 3G satellite network. That means that the phone can get service anywhere in the United States, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands within 200 miles of […]

Is Microsoft Using Nokia to Fight Apple in Mobile?


Nokia iscontinuing its legal battle with Apple as the Finnish phone-maker has filed another patent dispute against the iPhone-maker over intellectual property. On the consumer-facing fronts, companies may appear to best each other on features, experiences, interfaces, number of apps, and developer support for their respective mobile platforms, but behind the scenes there is a […]

DriveReply App Helps Drivers Stay Safe and Undistracted


DriveReply is an updated version of a driver safety app designed to keep drivers from getting distracted by their Android smart phones while on the road. Just the other day I was almost hit by a lady who was more focused on her phone than me, a fellow driver. Thanks to this Iconosys app for […]

Microsoft sells more than 2M Windows Phone… licenses. Poor or promising?


Depending on who you ask, last quarter, either more than two million Windows Phones shipped to carriers OR more than two million Windows Phone 7 licenses were sold to OEMs. Either way, there’s no way more than two million Windows Phones reached end users last quarter. Engadget claims the elephant room is how that compared […]

HTC HD2 on Android 2.2 Froyo with Fully Functional GPS, Camera


If you’re looking for the GSM equivalent of the Sprint HTC EVO 4G with a massive 4.3-inch display and Android 2.2 Froyo operating system, you may want to take a look at what some hackers have done to the HTC HD2, a handset with a glass capacitive touchscreen that was originally tooled by HTC to […]

I use an iPhone, which mobile OS do you use?


Since I am new around here, I wanted to get to know our readership a little better. I know most of you are into Tablets and other mobile PC solutions, but being a smart phone addict comes with the territory. I am sure it’s become quite apparent that I am a smart phone addict too. […]

Microsoft’s Menlo project revealed as a navigation device

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As you may recall, Mary-Jo Foley of ZDNet has been digging into a Microsoft project called “Menlo”, which she previously speculated was intended to make the desktop version of Windows run on mobile devices. Her new finding is that it is mobile-oriented but not so exciting.

Windows Mobile Marketplace updated- can install apps to storage cards

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Microsoft is trying to get us back to being enthusiastic about the Windows Mobile platform.  First there is the news from MWC about Windows Phone 7, and now there is an update to the Windows Mobile Marketplace. Users running Windows Mobile 6.x can upgrade to the newest version of the Marketplace.  The updates include  in-depth […]

Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition? Seriously?


This might be hyperbole, but I’m going to claim Windows Phone is the most poorly executed rebrand in recorded history. Not only are there two versions with really long, partly nonsensical names, but now comes word of a third with an even longer name: Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition.

Two Windows Mobile versions: Yay or Nay?

The blogosphere is ablaze with commentary over the news blip that Microsoft intends to continue offering Windows Mobile 6.5 after they debut version 7. Per Digitimes: Microsoft will not phase out Windows Mobile 6.5 from the market but will lower the OS price, when it launches Windows Mobile 7 scheduled in the fourth quarter of […]

What’s In a Name? Maybe a New Break


There’s some curious reporting from The Inquirer that Microsoft is going to change the name of Windows Mobile to Windows Phone once 6.5 rolls out. I’m sort of with Harry McCracken in that I’m not sure if this will really be the case or not, but many publications are now jumping on The Inquirer report […]

Congrats to SyncMate Winners!

The following GottaBeMobile readers have won a full license to Eltima Software’s SyncMate, a program that enables easy syncing between Windows Mobile devices and Mac OS X: Bito, Nike, R, Michael Anderson, and tivoboy.   Check out this post to learn more about SyncMate and read the winning comments.   We appreciate Eltima Software’s participation […]

Windows Marketplace for Mobile Gearing Up for App Submissions


We’ve known that Microsoft was readying its version of the App Store for Windows Mobile, called the Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Well, it looks like the folks in Redmond are gearing up to start accepting app submissions beginning July 27 according to the Windows Mobile Blog. Suspicions were that this would be for apps that […]

Last Day to Win Eltima Software SyncMate!


Remember that today is your last opportunity for a chance to win Eltima Software’s SyncMate software which syncs your Windows Mobile device with Mac OS X.   Hit up this GBM post for full details and to enter.   Leave your comments suggesting new features for future versions of SyncMate, and you could walk away […]

Win Eltima SyncMate 1.4, Sync Windows Mobile and Mac!


Perhaps you remember my previous review of Eltima SyncMate, the software solution for syncing your Mac and Windows Mobile device.   Our friends from Eltima Software are preparing to release a new version, but before they do, they’d like to offer GottaBeMobile readers an opportunity to win a few licenses for version 1.4!   Click […]

Microsoft keeps their friends close and their enemies out of their pockets


A story on Silicon Alley Insider that  caught the strategic part of my brain today reports that Microsoft will no longer pay for data plans on employee phones that do not run Windows Mobile. It’s part of the cost-cutting measures they enacted this year, and it certainly sounds prudent enough. However, I wonder if it’s […]