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Sprint Developer Site Betrays the HTC Touch Pro 2

Today, 6:20 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Several different web pages on Sprint.com provide information about the HTC Touch Pro 2, suggesting that the carrier is going to offer this device for sale at some point in the future. According to the specs cited on the Sprint site, the Touch Pro 2 will have a WVGA display, WinMo 6.1 Professional, a 3.2 megapixel camera, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and quad-band GSM/EDGE and CDMA radios on board. Sprint has not officially announced this device.

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Microsoft Posts Guide for Porting iPhone Apps to WinMo 6.5

Today, 10:25 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Ahead of the launch of Microsoft's Windows Mobile Marketplace, Microsoft has published a guide that shows iPhone developers how to port their applications to the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform. Microsoft is now accepting applications for the launch of the Marketplace, which is anticipated to fall sometime between September and December. This guide should make it easier for developers to offer their applications for Windows Mobile.

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Sprint Launches Two WiMax and 3G-Powered Hotspot Creators

Today, 8:15 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   

Today Sprint announced a pair of new wireless routers. The Sprint Personal Hotspot PHS300S and the Cradlepoint MBR-1000 Broadband Router both can connect to WiMax and EVDO Rev. A 3G networks (whichever is available). USB dongles must be purchased and provisioned with 3G/4G wireless services separately and then plugged into the routers. The routers then rebroadcast Wi-Fi, allowing properly equipped devices, such as mobile phones and laptops, to connect to the router (and the Internet) via Wi-Fi. The PHS300S costs $160 and is meant for consumers. It supports up to four Wi-Fi connections at a time and is available in retail stores, online and via telesales for Sprint's WiMax markets. The MBR-1000 costs $250 and is meant for businesses. It supports up to 32 simultaneous connections and is only available via business sales channels.

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Handmark Launches Its Own Windows Mobile Apps Store

Today, 8:04 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Handmark has announced and launched an application storefront for Windows Mobile phones ahead of Microsoft's own Windows Marketplace. HandMarket Apps has 50,000 pieces of content already available to Windows Mobile phones running WinMo 6.0 and up. Content includes applications, wallpapers, ringtones and more. The apps storefront supports user reviews, categories and offers free, paid and subscription content. Consumers can purchase items with their credit cards, and HandMarket Apps also supports carrier billing for Alltel, AT&T and Sprint. Microsoft's Windows Marketplace is will launch later this year with about 600 apps, supporting devices with WinMo 6.5 and up.

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