HTC Touch Cruise 2 now official


HTC has announced today the new Touch Cruise 2 which will be taking the place of the previous Cruise.

The Touch Cruise 2 will have a fast 528Mhz and 512MB of ROM and of course Windows Mobile 6.1.

It will also have the new HTC Footprints™ that according to HTC “lets you create a vivid collection of your life’s chronicles” by taking photos with geo-references, and sharing them with friends.

To learn more about this new device visit

Phone EX – upgrade your phone application look

Iconsoft has released the new version of Phone EX, a skinning interface for the phone application which provides a whole new look and feel to the way you interact with your phone calls.

Here are some of the features:

  • Convenient and intuitive interface
  • Interaction using simple touch (without stylus)
  • Today plug-in
  • Address book
  • Photo contacts (including SIM contacts)
  • Individual tune for calls (including SIM contacts)
  • Expanded call history for each contact
  • Image library
  • Favorites group
  • Full-screen incoming call
  • Full-screen Dialer
  • New and easy Phonepad
  • Convenient contact search
  • Personalization
  • Broad options capability
  • and much more!


Though pricey, $24,95, this software sure makes the phone look stylish!


Top 10 things BGR hates about the BlackBerry


Boy Genius Report has posted an article on some of the incongruence’s of the BlackBerry OS and in specific about the Bold.

Some of which include poor document viewing, download size limit’s, poor build quality, among others.

I myself can add a few about the Curve 8300:

  • No out-of-the-box document editing
  • Horrible fonts
  • Poor customization possibilities
  • Sparse free and commercial application library when comparing with Windows Mobile
  • No Bluetooth synchronization

In order to read more about this article, click this link.

LG says: Moto move over!


The top 5 handset maker has changed, the five players remain the same but it seems that LG has traded places with Motorola.

Remember that from these top 5 maker only one doesn’t have yet Windows Mobile devices in their portfolio: Nokia.

Although speculation pointed that Nokia would be partnering with Microsoft in order to produce the first ever Nokia Windows Mobile device, Nokia as remained faithful to symbian NOS, and UIQ.

Nokia still represents almost half of the market share, being this mostly because of the cheap entry point devices.

Source: TheMobileSpoon

Sending Group SMS’s


This is another great free application from that allows you to send one SMS to several recipients in a very easy fashion.

In fact the integration with Outlook Mobile is brilliant, and all you have to do is set the Category property in the contact.

Once you do this, you can choose from the different categories the ones you wish to receive the SMS. You can even unselect people inside that category.

To download this software please visit

Use your headset and save battery!


Auto Switching Bluetooth BETA 1.05 is nice piece of free software that enables Bluetooh whenever you receive or make a phone call, allowing the device to spare precious battery time by not having Bluetooth always on.

This is still under development and works fine with incoming calls, it still needs some work though when it comes to outgoing calls.

Nevertheless its free and it helps you increase the battery lifetime, so get it over at Modaco.

Quick Wifi v1.0


I wanted to have a quick way to turn on and off WiFi communications with an icon allways present, but I didn’t find any software that suited my needs so I started looking for a way to do it myself.

I grabbed  an application called AKToggleWifi from akarnik and created a small program that makes use of the Notifications class based on the code posted by Christopher Fairbairn.

So all credits go to them 🙂

I have tried in the following devices:

  • HTC Diamond
  • HTC HD
  • Samsung i780

You can download the first beta here.

New HTC lolite aka Touch Cruise 2


Here is the look and specs of the upcoming substitute of the HTC Touch Cruise:

  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM7355, 528MHz
  • OS: Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • Memory: 512 ROM / 288 RAM
  • Screen: 2.8” QVGA TFT LCD touch screen
  • Networks: 3G HSDPA/HSUPA: Europe/Asia: 900/2100MHz
  • HTC TouchFLO 3D
  • HTC Footprints
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0; WiFi; IEEE 802.11 b/g; HTC ExtUSB
  • Camera: 3.2 Megapixels
  • Expansion: MicroSD slot
  • SIze: 102mm x 53.5mm x 14.5mm
  • Weight: 103 grams


For Portugal the release date is slated for 16th of February.

Increase you SMS’s text input space!


I saw this one on Windows Mobile forums, and it seemed very interesting:

All credits go to JasperUK:

This can be achieved editing the HTML file called thread_sms.htm, thats in the windows folder of your Touch HD.
The change you need to make is in the line of the thread_sms.htm:
   <Inbox:content id=”COMPOSESUBJECT” width=”98%” height=55 spell focus count links noclearonbackpresshold limit=0 autocap inserttab scroll />
You need to change the height value.  I’ve change the height value on my HTC Kaiser to 55.  To achieve this you’ll need Resco Explorer or Total Commander.  For changing and reseting the file attributes of the thread_sms.htm in the windows folder.
As always, make a backup of the file and your data before changing any system settings.

source: WMForums