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Week of June 22, 2008

PBA® Bowling Released for Mobile

Concrete Software®, Inc., a leader in innovative mobile content, announced today with the Professional Bowlers Association® the release of PBA® Bowling for mobile phones. The new mobile game is being released on most of the current mobile phones and also includes smartphones running Windows Mobile and BlackBerry operating systems.

PBA Bowling includes 11 of the top PBA stars, 3D graphics that follow the ball down the lane, and cutting edge mobile motion technology on many of the phones to simulate real bowling motions. The game also includes 5 bowling locations, 5 types of lane oil patterns, and 3 different game types.

The game is being released worldwide with a big marketing push that starts with the GEICO PBA Team Shootout hosted by Six Flags. The shootout airs on ESPN, and will feature 7-8 telecasts that have a spot promoting the new game, a first for a mobile game on a major network.(Source: Press Release)

Posted Friday, June 27 2008 by ChrisD
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phoneAlarm, Windows Mobile phone profile software updated

phoneAlarmphoneAlarm, the award winning profile and repeating alarm software from pocketMax for Windows Mobile Professional 5 / 6 is now available in v2.0. 
This is a major new release with over 100 new features and improvements.

What’s new:
 - 10 phone profiles
 - Repeating alarms for MMS and IM (in addition to email, SMS, Missed Call and Voicemail)
 - GPS location based profile switching
 - Easily configurable profile switching rules
 - Photo dialer
 - Quick launcher for your favourite applications
 - Analog Clock and 20 other new items for the custom skins
 - Voicemail as Email automatically detected
 - Windows Mobile 6.1 support
 - and much, much more…

The software sells for $28.50. Version 2.0 is a free upgrade for users who purchased in 2008, while users of older versions of phoneAlarm can purchase the latest version for $24.95.
A 15-day free trial version can be downloaded from the pocketMax website, http://www.pocketmax.net  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Friday, June 27 2008 by ChrisD
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Spb Software Collaborates with Toshiba to Create the Ultimate User Experience

St. Petersburg, June 24th, 2008 — Spb Software, the leading Windows Mobile applications vendor, is partnering with Toshiba Information Systems (UK) Ltd – Mobile Communications Division, to deliver the ultimate mobile device experience through the recently launched Toshiba Portégé G810. The Portégé G810 features the Spb Mobile Shell-based Toshiba Touch Interface, a customized version of Spb Full Screen Keyboard, the Spb Pocket Plus smart scrolling component, and other Windows Mobile customization enhancements. The strong combination of a powerful platform and functional hardware, complemented by a set of usability tools from Spb, make Toshiba’s Portégé G810 a very fast and intuitive smartphone.

“We designed the Portégé G810 as a stylish touch screen Windows Mobile phone, ideal for both mobile-working and socializing, as it combines a powerful operating system with an incredibly user-friendly interface,” says Bertrand Issard, Head of Product Planning & Strategy, Toshiba Information Systems (UK) Ltd. “We turned to Spb Software, with their extensive Windows Mobile software and usability expertise, to support us in creating a highly intuitive user interface for our Portégé G810,” he concludes.

“Microsoft is committed to support a vibrant partner ecosystem and always delivers opportunities to create solutions that meet a wide range of Windows Mobile customers’ needs,” comments Fabio Falzea, acting as Mobile Communications Business Lead, Microsoft Central & Eastern Europe Area. “The Toshiba - Spb synergy is one good example of the rich benefits the Microsoft ecosystem secures to the market, where partners are able to complement each other’s strengths and deliver new innovative and rich experiences on Windows Mobile platform”.

The Toshiba Touch Interface has been localized into 13 languages, has been skillfully embedded into the operating system, and is incredibly stable. “Toshiba’s Portégé G810 has a very fast and responsive screen, with outstanding color quality,” - says Yaroslav Goncharov, Spb Software CTO - “the Spb Mobile Shell gestures and animation are especially striking, emphasizing the pure beauty of this finger-friendly mobile device.”

Further Information

Further information about this project can be found at the Spb and Toshiba websites:
About Spb customization for Toshiba Portégé G810
Toshiba Portégé G810 website
Spb Mobile Shell page  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Wednesday, June 25 2008 by ChrisD
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Alcatel-Lucent Awarded $512M in Microsoft Patent Case

The jury found that the software maker infringed on an Alcatel patent that covers how software users select a calendar date from a menu in certain programs, including Microsoft Outlook and Windows Mobile.

The jury also awarded Alcatel-Lucent $10.4 million from Microsoft after finding the software maker infringed on an patent related to the use of a stylus on a tablet computer.  (Source: Rob Adams, NewsOXY.com)

Posted Wednesday, June 25 2008 by ChrisD
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HTC Advantage X7510 coming in late June

HTC designs, manufactures and markets innovative, feature rich touch phones, PDA phones, smartphones and other mobile computer devices. HTC has now come up with its latest device, known as the HTC Advantage X7510. The all-new smartphone has more upgraded and refined technology as compared to its previous models.

The HTC Advantage X7510 is equipped with Windows Mobile 6.1 version. It has a unique finger gesture recognition feature. It has an inbuilt microphone and speakerphone that allows users to make voice calls.  (Source: James, Mobile Computing News)

Posted Tuesday, June 24 2008 by ChrisD
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HP iPAQ 914c Business Messenger mobile phone review

The iPAQ 914 may aimed at business users, but, with its ease of use and media features as well as the office tools that come with Windows Mobile 6.1, it’s perfectly suited to anyone who needs a feature-rich smartphone.

On a basic level, the phone sound quality was crystal clear although the touchscreen is very sensitive so you can sometimes cut off a call without meaning to if you hold the handset too close to your face.

On the business front, you can set up a remote desktop mobile, use the usual Microsoft Office programs, ClearVue PDF, as well as calendar and task recording tools, and of course, the notepad so you can scrawl reminders to yourself. (Source: Katie Scott, Pocket Lint)
Posted Tuesday, June 24 2008 by ChrisD
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