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-PiLoT- · Sep 19, 2011

Game Changers – HTC Home

The recent XDA TV article by Azrienoch & cajunflavouredbob reminded me of the old days, when the HTC logo looked like this. Because of this, I was reminded of some of the old things released that really changed how we use and view our devices and also changed what we came to expect from the device manufacturers. The first game changer I want to look at is HTC Home. This was the first incarnation of what would eventually come to...

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mic_888 · Sep 5, 2011

MoonGBA – The Fastest GBA Emulator For Windows Mobile

If you haven't checked out Xianpeng's Game Boy Advance emulator for Windows Mobile, XDA forum member #LG# has brought our attention to this great freeware. The XDA member states that the without sound enabled, it works almost perfectly on his BENQ E72 with 230 MHz OMAP processor and approx 20MB of RAM. On how Blue Angel, his exact words were 'amazing'! Advantages of the emulator include: Fast ROM emulation Runs slower on PDAs/ smartphones Portrait, landscape left/right + fullscreen, fit to...

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egzthunder1 · May 21, 2011

TodayXLive Gives You A WP7 Feel On WM6.1+

There are many people who argue that WM is indeed dying out slowly as most people who were developing for it have jumped ship either to Android, WP7, or even to iOS. However, for those of you still rocking this OS, you will be happy to learn that not everyone has left for green pastures and that there are still people who see the potential that this OS once had. XDA member loffactory brings that concept and tries to marry it...

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mic_888 · Apr 5, 2011

JWMD SlideUnlock (Windows Phone 7 Style)

For those of you running Windows Mobile, XDA forum member Nullstring has attempted to create a Windows Phone 7 Lock like application for WM6.x and 6.5.x. The unlock feature is a horizontal-slide-and-unlock because the dev thought it would be more finger friendly and wanted to avoid applying the initial hard pressure on a specific slide to unlock area. Features of the app include - being skinnable customisable image or text customisable font reposition objects supports all resolutions supports a variety...

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orb3000 · Mar 17, 2011

miROM Keyboard Collection for Windows Mobile

Still have a Windows Mobile device and finally got tired of the same keyboards? XDA member mirolg presents these keyboard alternatives for your joy. You´ll find a nice Toshiba keyboard, a useful Toshiba pad with fast access to most common keyboard functions, Finger-keyboard, the HTC one (including languages), compact qwerty, phone pad, and a full qwerty one. Keyboards can be found in English, German, French, and Italian, all working on WM 6 and up with WVGA resolutions. If you liked...

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orb3000 · Mar 3, 2011

ToshibaStripesMenu for Windows Mobile

Do you remember the menu used on the first Toshiba TG01 devices with Windows Mobile?, well now XDA member mirolg has ported it to work on more devices. ToshibaStripesMenu works on WM 6.1 and later and to install it, simply disable all items in the home screen, then install it, and it's ready to use. Some members have reported some bugs on their devices and the developer is working on an updated version correcting the issues. No doubt, this is...

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orb3000 · Mar 2, 2011

FlashGadgets for Windows Mobile Updated

Do you remember the flash games presented by XDA member Unit ZER0 a year ago? Well, now we have some updated flash gadgets to amaze your friends. They will display better on landscape mode and you will find the old classic ones like Scanner, Nav radar, and Tactical radar, plus new amazing flash work such as Global TrakkR, a BiO D-TekkTor, so you can "Track" your friends once they give you a DNA sample, Light-Bar a light patterns for several...

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orb3000 · Mar 1, 2011

HeadsetService for Windows Mobile

Perhaps the applications and development for Windows Mobile is not as active as it used to be but it´s far from dead. XDA member ExtremeGTX presents HeadsetService, -only 4KB in memory- which allows you to control your favorite music player with your wired Headset Button. Players supported by the application are Windows Media Player, Audio Manager, Core Player, Nitrogen, S2P, Touch Player (Omnia i900 SMPlayer), and Touch Player (Omnia II). The app works for devices of various resolutions using WM6.1...

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mic_888 · Feb 19, 2011

Calc HD App For Windows Mobile Updated

Ever needed to find the cosine of an angle while you're out and about? Worry not as XDA forum member Kation's Calc HD App for Windows Mobile WVGA devices has been updated. Features of the app include - Input forumla such as "(5)×√(5)×5×(√(25)-1)" and the calc will give "=100". Functions such as Sin, ArcCos, Ln. Senior functions such as Abs, Ceil, Floor, Round. Intelligent error checking e.g. 5xx5 or 1.2.3 not allowed. Paste result to Formula. Customise Sliding Sensitivity in...

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orb3000 · Feb 11, 2011

Windows Mobile VoIP SIP Updated

XDA member dhillonbros presents his updated VoIP SIP application for your Windows Mobile. You can use it to make calls via GPRS or WIFI taking advantage of the free options. The latest version now supports all major codec´s such as G.711 a-law, G.711 u-law, GSM codec, etc. Working on WM 6.1 and 6.5, this app needs to be installed on your main memory to work properly. The developer has tested it on the Blackstone, Leo, Omnia II, Glofiish M700, Rhodium...

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orb3000 · Jan 18, 2011

TRITanium Weather for Windows Mobile

XDA member arealityfarbetween presents this nice Titanium weather plugin for your Windows Mobile device. The app has been completely re written to solve those bugs on the stock weather application and making it faster between updates. The latest version includes an added forecast limit option, added default theme and units option, toggle option will enable/disable page, not just registry switch, and today image replacement method modified. The application also has improved iPhoneToday and s2u2 support. Changes are finely integrated, so you...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 20, 2010

Keep Tabs on Your Weight With MyWeight for WM

This just goes to prove that development of apps for Windows Mobile is not dead just yet. XDA member genec just released a weight and body mass tracker for Windows Mobile devices running 5 and up. This app will allow you to keep daily tabs on your growth (height, weight, or both) and can compare to the BMI (body mass index) if you are into health and body management. The BMI is a rather useful to keep you in check...

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orb3000 · Nov 17, 2010

myPlayer – Live TV / On Demand streaming updated WM/Android

XDA member FryWalker presents an updated version of myPlayer for Windows Mobile devices, with it you can have access to Live TV and On Demand content directly without using your browser. The new version 2.0 lets you choose your own media player (CorePlayer v1.3.6 is recommended) and includes features like full streaming integration, live TV channels and live international radio stations amongst many others. Working on WM 6 and up on resolutions QVGA, VGA or WVGA. The developer also includes...

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orb3000 · Nov 8, 2010

NotepadWS for WM updated

XDA member xdaid presents an update to NotepadWS for Windows Mobile devices. The application is a great note pad option with tabs, web search, and not memory hungry. Features like edit up to four different text files in the same session, switch from one tab to another with just one click, external clipboard functions added and the ability to add or remove tool bars at any time are some of the changes found on version 2.7. Each tab has its...

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Captainkrtek · Nov 7, 2010

iManager – 3D Task Manager for WM

XDA member antru has developed a very cool app for Windows Mobile. The app is a 3D task manager that is comparable to switching between active windows on Windows 7 or Vista. The app allows you to flick through running windows and open them with a single tap. It runs very fast as shown in the video and is still experimental. You must have WM >= 5.0 to run it and hardware accelerated 3D Graphics. It uses 1 MB per...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 3, 2010

Animated New Start Menu for WM – WinStart

If you thought creativity for WM 6 and above was about to die, think again. XDA member petititi has developed a very interesting Start Menu replacement. In fact, because of the animations and transitions used in WinStart, you will be able to appreciate the 3D effects that your devices were meant to use. This particular start menu sort of resembles the app drawer of LauncherPro for Android because of the effects used. The app is very easy to customize and...

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Ben Elliott · Oct 27, 2010

Want to See Android on Your Opal?

Some of xda-developers' most interesting development projects focus on porting the Google Android operating system to devices that originally run the more outdated versions of Windows Mobile. Projects such as XDANDROID, which gives users of phones such as the Touch Pro, Touch Diamond, and XPERIA X1 the opportunity to give Android a try, are particularly popular. More recently, major steps forward have been made in running the operating system on the HTC HD2 - arguably the best Windows Mobile 6.x...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 27, 2010

Avian Player for WM

XDA member thx1200 just released a new kind of media player for WM. Avian seems to specialize in audio rather than anything else and you can use it for podcasts, streaming radio, or as a regular music player. The app differs from others of its kind in the fact that it has a different set of controls for each kind of content you are trying to play. On top of that, the dev has created this with the latest and...

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Ben Elliott · Oct 16, 2010

Give Windows Mobile Coloured People Tab Icons

When looking through the xda-developers forums, interesting tweaks for your phone's interface are never hard to find. Originally posted in an EnergyROM thread, XDA member merlin76's colourful changes to the default look of HTC Sense were worth sharing on a larger scale. After receiving inspiration from the coloured tab icons in the Manila build found in the HTC HD Mini ROM, merlin76 felt motivated to port the brighter alternatives to HTC's regular symbols to some more popular devices. merlin76's tab icons...

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Ben Elliott · Oct 16, 2010

Modify Various HTC Sense Icons

XDA member and increasingly more well-known graphics modifier davej has recently come up with another addition to his long line of HTC Sense modifications. davej's recoloured Contacts and Messaging icons offer a quick solution the problem of your phone's Sense interface looking stale and tired. The original alternative icons, attached in the thread's first post, include all of the small, square buttons found in the People tab of Manila. However, davej has frequently updated the thread, adding new modifications along...

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