Microsoft has begun to notify users of HTC HD7 and Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 handsets that the first two WP7 updates are now available for download. Some Orange and Vodafone/SFR users also are reporting the updates are arriving.
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Orange has announced that the Android 2.2 update, due to be pushed out over-the-air to the HTC Desire during August, has been delayed once again.
The UK operator will begin phase one of a two-stage process to deliver Android 2.1 to its HTC Hero handsets in August, bringing a number of new features to the popular phones
This is a well-featured Windows Mobile smartphone with a good mini-QWERTY keyboard and impressive battery life. Shame about the backplate though.
The HTC Shift is not without interesting features, but its sluggishness under Windows Vista and high price will rule it out for many mobile professionals, who now have a range of attractive alternatives to choose from.
HTC's P3600 has been taken up by Orange and rebadged as the SPV M700. In its new incarnation, this sleek and well-built 3G/HSDPA device benefits from attractive pricing and from having its integrated GPS receiver enabled by default.
Microsoft was forced to unveil their new operating system, Windows Mobile 6.0, last week due to a breach of NDA by a media source and today they posted the "official" press release. A couple of exciting bits of news that can be found in the press release that were not revealed last week are that future T-Mobile Dash devices in the U.S. will come with Windows Mobile 6 and existing owners like myself will be able to upgrade our devices to Windows Mobile 6, Orange will deliver the SPV E650, and SoftBank Mobile Corp will offer new devices from Toshiba and HTC in mid-2007. Yes, that's right it looks like Toshiba is coming back to the world of Windows Mobile and hopefully we'll see more details about the hardware soon. Look for lots of hardware details soon from 3GSM in Spain.The first Windows Mobile 6 hardware revealed at 3GSM is the Samsung SCH-i760 and a couple photos are included in this post. I saw this unique Windows Mobile 6 Professional device at CES, yet it did not have a battery so I didn't get to see it in action. The Samsung SCH-i760 has an original phone keypad with an offset directional pad on the bottom left with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
Will Orange soon be Google's favorite color?France Telecom Group’s “Orange” mobile telephony division is in discussions with Google about a prospective “branded Google phone,” according to Guardian reports:"Manufactured by HTC, a Taiwanese firm specialising in smart phones and Personal Data Assistants, it might have a screen similar to a video iPod.
Like O2's very similar Xda Exec, the Orange SPV M5000 combines 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a swivelling landscape/portrait VGA screen and a QWERTY keyboard in one device.
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