Windows Mobile 6.1 is out for Samsung i760

July 15, 2008 by Josh · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Phone PDA, Tech, Verizon 

Despite missing the end of June deadline leaked on a PowerPoint last month Samsung has made good on its rumored update to the Samsung SCH-i760 on Verizon’s network. The Windows Mobile 6.1 update files are currently available on Samsung’s site for users on Xp or Vista who wish to upgrade.

UPDATE - Mirrored files on Rapidshare if Samsung links go down.

The files were found by Zachman123 on where many users are reporting success in upgrading. Unfortunately some users have had issues leaving 2 bricked phones by my count and a several users reporting the need to run the update twice.

WM 6.1 doesn’t fix all of the bluetooth issues that have plagued the device but does bring threaded SMS and other items noted below as summarized by djlactose @

  1. Bluetooth Pairing is automatic doesn’t ask for a passcode (unless you have a custom on set)
  2. Customer Feedback to send usage data back to microsoft
  3. Getting Started directions added instead of help
  4. Remote Desktop Mobile included by default
  5. Task Manager changes to show CPU usage and it appears to show all running processes not just programs
  6. OneNOte Mobile added to the Office Mobile Programs
  7. Automatic detection of Exchange Server Settings
  8. Overall Performance seems to have improved a bit, a lot less waiting for programs to open (this may just be due to the reset of my device, but I have done the reset before and I could sware it took me longer in the past to reload everything)
  9. Text message threading with Spell Checker
  10. Managed programs added
  11. Bluetooth issue when in call corrected
  12. Domin enrollment
  13. Vpn connections now work without wifi
  14. Wifi search for networks will now list all networks within range
  15. Defalt signicure of Sent from my Windows Mobile® phone.
  16. You can switch to view processes in task manger

I installed the update and even though it took 2 computers and a few tries to get the update to run I was able to get it up and running. So far I am enjoying the update even though the changes

Verizon releasing Windows Mobile 6.1 for Samsung i760

June 5, 2008 by Josh · 1 Comment
Filed under: Phone PDA, Verizon 

If you can believe a leaked set of PowerPoint slides from Verizon, they are set to update the operating system on the Samsung SCH-i760 to WM 6.1. I currently own the phone and I am happy with the overall package but I am getting close to the need for a hard reset as well as something shiny to play with. The Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrade will bring about both of those for me.

If you want to know what new features WM 6.1 brings to the table check out this handy comparison chart of Windows Mobile features from Microsoft. Unfortunately Verizon may decide to rip out any really cool features but that is the price you pay for going with the big red checkmark of the cell phone industry!

Transfer Music to TELUS 8600 Chocolate Flip

March 6, 2008 by Josh · 3 Comments
Filed under: Tech 

A commenter in my popular post about transferring music to the LG 8500 and LG 8600 on Verizon has shared how to transfer music to your Telus 8600.

for telus people, take ur mini me card, stick it in the card reader USB port adapter thing, use windows media player and sync music to it, it will put it in wrong folder BUT rename the folder it put it in as “MY_MUSIC” very important, now umm go explore that folder and they put a bunch of sub folders in there like band name, record label, and stuff, copy the synced song out of those sub folders and place it strictly under “my_music” folder, and delete all sub folders dadada, HOLD THE PLAY BUTTON on the touch interface and the stupid record lemon player will show, playing ur music, and take it from there, good luck

Thanks Mark man!

Samsung SCH-i760 Released and On The Way

October 20, 2007 by Josh · 3 Comments
Filed under: Phone PDA, Tech, Verizon 

Friday morning welcomed the release of the Samsung SCH-i760 which I have been coveting for the past year. The Windows Mobile 6 phone includes a 1.3 MP camera and a landscape sliding keyboard. The i760 also packs in Wifi and EVDO into a package just about half as thick as my current i730. You can find out more information about the Samsung SCH-i760 on my resource page.

I ordered mine on Friday morning for $99 plus tax. This is down from the retail price of $519. A two year agreement will drop the price to $399 and if you can use your New Every 2 and the online discount the price is dropped to $199. Take note that some users are having trouble getting the NE2 and Online Discount to combine! If you are a user of Verizon’s data package you can get the ADD discount dropping the phone to $99. You may or may not be able to use the mail in rebate to get your price down to $49 for a Windows Mobile 6 smartphone.

Samsung SCH-i760 on Verizon Wireless

Samsung SCH-i760 gets Dated..Agian

October 7, 2007 by Josh · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Phone PDA, Tech, Verizon 

Well after following the Samsung SCH-i760 scene for 9-10 months now and sitting through so many dates we could be considered a couple, a real date is surfacing in many locations.  At this point it is still a rumor but October 19th looks to be the release date for B2B and internet sales of the SCH-i760.  This date has been kicked around the Samsung i760 rumor thread, which was so long it had to be split into two threads, for the last week.

This has also been supplemented be a posting of more Verizon Phone release dates on the Boy Genius Reports.  The list has the i760 at the bottom slated for October 19th and even includes Verizon’s “iPhone killer” due out November 18th.

If you need to whet your appetite more head over to sixftunda’s blog where he has been covering the 760 in great detail after he picked one up during the early release last month. His postings include reviews, accessories, battery life, and some software information.  I am quite jealous of him.

Cutting the Data Connection

March 27, 2006 by Josh · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Rant, Tech 

Today I pulled the plug on my Data plan for the Samsung i730 through Verizon.

I am trying to avoid the chills and shakes that accompany withdrawal from the bliss I have known that is 24/7 wherever internet.

I had to cut the wireless wire due to financial constraints and an overpowering desire for an Xbox 360. I will save approximately $40 per month now which is a large amount to me.

The 24/7 connection was helpful in running my small business NWflow especially as we expand into our Student Moving and storage venture called Flowline

Although I found a spent about as much time working as I did browning,,, and Google Personalized Home-mobile.

Goodbye sweet sweet data.

I spent about 12 hours Saturday in a meeting with other owners of my small business trying to figure out new ventures and iron out our strategy for current operations, which is why posting has been sparse lately.

Look for some Nintendo issued papercraft later tonite.