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The Usable Life Time of Our Devices Pt. 1: Editorial

Lets start this story back in 2005, as that was the year I found my first HTC device: the HTC Universal Try to read these lines as if you were on that date. But if we stop a bit and think about it, this was only five years ago! And seems like an eternity has passed...

Can’t Wait for the Official Froyo Upgrade? Get it Now on XDA!

So, you've read about the Official Froyo Release dates, but you're just itching to try out Froyo.... If you really can't wait, XDA has a lot to offer in terms of Froyo builds.  They're not all unstable either, so for the more adventurous who'd like to learn more about their Android devices, read on. XDA holds a...

1000th Article in the Portal

After the launch of the XDA Portal earlier this year, we had a vision where this would serve as a news source for everything XDA. A place where our fellow members can drop by and check out things of interest, ongoing projects, news, and many other topics that affect the community in any way. This...

Official WP7 UI Design Template Released, 28 PSDs Directly from Microsoft

Microsoft has released - well hidden in its documentation - a design template for Photoshop which consists of 28 PSD files and therefore includes most of the design elements used in Windows Phone 7. Though this is primarily intended for designers who need to mock up the interface for an application, it's also a very...

Shipped-Roms.com Not Going Down!

In an interesting turn of events on the whole HTC vs Conflipper saga, we have learned some very interesting news directly from the developer himself (which he later posted in shipped-roms.com). Conflipper said that he has spoken with HTC and had reached yet another agreement on the kind of content that he can (and cannot)...

The HTC Aria or How HTC’s Marketing Strategy is Changing

Over the last few months, I have been noticing many changes in HTC's marketing strategy. The number of HTC models that get released every year is increasing rapidly. In the period between 2002-2005, HTC released an average of 2,25 models per year. However, from 2006 to 2009,  this number increased to 8,25 devices per year. Here is my...

New Update on the Windows Phone 7 ROM Leak

Since the new Windows Phone 7 ROM for the HTC Mondrian leaked out, many developers have been working very hard on dumping the ROM. The tools we currently use for Windows Mobile didn't seem to be working with this completely new WP7 ROM. XDA developers l2tp and Da_G have managed to dump the ULDR, XIP and IMGFS....

Windows Phone 7 Facts: OOBE: Out-Of-Box Experience, Start-up Sequence

This is part 4 of the Windows Phone 7 Facts series. In case you missed it, you can find the previous articles here. The previous facts were all based on information from XDA user and moderator Da_G. The coming articles however are all interesting facts from the Windows Phone 7 Guides for OEMs. Microsoft is planning to...

Breaking News: Windows Phone 7 ROM for Upcoming HTC Device Surfaces

Seeing some videos of the new Windows Phone 7 and test driving the operating system through an emulator is nice and already gets the discussions and speculations flowing. What most XDA-Developers followers really are waiting for is a full fledged ROM, that magically appears out of nothing. Wait no more, because member 911sniper posted a Windows Phone 7...

XDA Interview with Chef NRGZ28

For those of you that are not familiar with the work of NRGZ28, he is one of the most active chefs at XDA and lately (over a year or so) has increased the quantity and quality of his ROMs, which are of the Energy Series. His ROMs cover many devices including: Leo, Rhodium, Topaz, Raphael,...

Mobile Browser Comparison for Windows Mobile

One of the most critical applications to a smartphone is its web browser. Our devices stick out amongst others for having tools and performance similar to that of a normal computer, but they are useless unless they can provide an authentic surfing experience. There are many options available to Windows Mobile users, and most are free....