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In a major update, Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription service upgrades 14 desktop applications, introduces several new 'connected' mobile apps, launches a stylus/ruler combo and gives creative pros easy access to their online assets.
This 11.6-inch Windows 8 tablet offers a reasonable specification including stylus, mobile broadband and docking options. However, it's on the bulky/heavy side and the build quality lacks robustness.
Back in early October we saw the release of Windows Mobile 6.5 and as you can see in my post I was rather disappointed with the release for several reasons. I had limited expectations since we all knew it was a minor point release, but I found it to have even less than what I had hoped for. As pointed out in my blog post I found that lack of customization on the Start page and Today screen and the requirement for a stylus in many utilities and menus, including simply creating a new appointment, to be the worst areas that should have been addressed in the update. Microsoft recently released Windows Mobile 6.5.3 to manufacturers and the fine folks at Pharos sent along a Pharos Traveler 137 (see my thoughts on 6.5 on the Traveler 137) loaded up with Windows Mobile 6.5.3. I captured the updated operating system in the video below.
Microsoft officially launched Windows Mobile 6.5 this morning and with all the leaks and AT&T releases the information has been out for over a day already. I've had the chance to use both an AT&T HTC Pure and Pharos Traveler 137 running Windows Mobile 6.5 and I have to say Microsoft disappoints me greatly with this release. We have seen more leaked than what was released today so maybe there will be some upcoming updates, but I am disappointed by the lipstick Microsoft gives to us with WM 6.5. The thing is, the beauty isn't even skin deep on this release and I think using Spb Mobile Shell 3.5 gives me a better experience on the Touch Pro2 than Windows Mobile 6.5 ever could.
I had high hopes for Windows Mobile 6.5 to at least provide a better touch experience, but it only does so on a basic level. We now see no customization support in the Start menu or Today screen and an overall lack of consistency across the platform. Windows Mobile needs major work and I am not sure people are willing to wait until the end of 2010 for Windows Mobile 7.
We see details from lots of Apple patents on new technology posted on the Internet and there are some that show cool technology while others are way out ideas that we will probably never see implemented. HTC is the leader in Windows Mobile and Google Android development and has come out with some very innovative technologies. MoDaCo posted on two HTC patents that we may see on future devices. One is for a stylus and the other for display technology.
The HTC Touch Diamond2 was included in my Clash of the Touch Titans articles and in my summary article I selected the Diamond2 as MY personal favorite due to the "virtually limitless functionality". What I meant by these words was that there is really nothing limiting the Touch Diamond2 from performing any function possible on a mobile phone. It supports MMS, video capture, a multitude of Bluetooth profiles, GPS voice navigation, touch and stylus input, and much more. HTC has taken a solid and sleek Diamond device and improved it in just about every respect. I spent some time at various times with the device and have now had the chance to play with it for a solid day and offer you these first impressions. Check out my image gallery for a few product photos and screenshots from the device. I also included a video of the Touch Diamond2 and the Diamond.
Well it looks like HTC's next Dream incarnation -- the rumored G2 -- has made a video cameo on Android Central. (Update: Or not.
I have to admit that I never tried the mid-range Nokia XpressMusic devices before and always considered them as "feature phones for the masses", but with this latest announcement I think I'll have to start checking them out. The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is Nokia's first touch screen S60 mobile device (as pointed out by a fellow enthusiast they had a touch screen device a while ago) that runs the new S60 5th Edition. The 5800 XpressMusic integrates touch with haptics and more. The touch screen is both finger and stylus friendly so you have different text entry and navigation options.
Thursday will see the first official information provided from Project Origami, but a video has already been leaked
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