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# 38074 23-Jul-2009 21:32
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Hi,

I'm currently looking for a new smartphone, will either be a WM6.1 device or waiting for the HTC Hero, but I can't find any sites with a good selection of apps (e.g. like the demo Android Marketplace), what are some suggestions?

Particularly want to see what options there are for Twitter on WM, anything like TweetDeck or Tweetie for the iPhone?

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  # 238446 23-Jul-2009 21:42
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Ooops please move to Windows Mobile subforum if that is possible.

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  # 238452 23-Jul-2009 21:51
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The best Twitter application for Windows Mobile is Twikini. For a large selection of applicatons for Windows Mobile check the Geekzone Software Store (Powered by Mobihand, prices in US$). Use the code "Geekzone"
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  # 238458 23-Jul-2009 22:02
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Welcome to the WinMo club! I must warn you though: you'll be faced with hundreds, if not thousands of choices of applications! For instance, for Twitter, the most popular one (IMHO) is Twikini, but there are plenty others like:

veeTweets
Quakk
TwitToday
PocketTweet
CTwitter (WM 6.5+)
RoadTwit
peSHIr Tweets
Twitter Mobile
PockeTwit
... and many, many more :) As you can see, if you're looking for choice of apps then WinMo is hands down *THE* best platform you can get! (as of now.. I'm betting Android could change that, but there's still time for it)

As for the Marketplace unfortunately the official one isn't out yet (when WM6.5 releases?) but there are plenty of good thirdparty ones.. although I personally can't recommend any as I don't see the need to use one.

But there are plenty of good freeware sites which I can recommend, like freewarepocketpc.net, xda-developers.com, modaco.com, oldsap.blogspot.com and some commercial sites like handango.com, and of course, the Geekzone Software Store.

So once again, welcome aboard!

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  # 238467 23-Jul-2009 22:33
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I have tried both PockeTwit and Twikini. PockeTwit is by far the best between these two and it's free.

Other Win mobile apps

Speedbooster
S2U2
Microsoft Facebook App
SKTools




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  # 238582 24-Jul-2009 11:40
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Cheers. I think that makes my decision harder, to HTC Diamond or not... are the unofficial WM6.5 ROMS for the Diamond legal? (are the offical beta releases)?

What is application compatibility like between WM versions?

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  # 238603 24-Jul-2009 12:56
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I'm using a Diamond myself, it's a pretty cool phone but the battery life is horrible. I wouldn't recommend going for a Diamond unless you plan to buy a spare battery.

The ROMs though are in the grey area, but if legal sites like xda and modaco can link to them, I've got no issues.

There are generally no application compatibility issues, unless if it's designed for:
- specifically 6.5 (eg: A Titanium plugin)
- specifically for VGA/WVGA/QVGA resolutions
- specifically for smartphones (WM standard) or pocket pc (WM professional)

Generally, the newer gen apps aren't compatible with WM 2003, but I doubt you can even find any phones with WM2003 around. Most WM6 are compatible with WM5 and vice versa. (But, check the resolution compatibility as most of the newer apps are designed with VGA in mind)

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