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Friday, 28.12.01
PPC 2002: Does the Casio E-200 patch works on other Pocket PC 2002s?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:49 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Our German MVP Markus Schweiger tried the Casio E-200 patch for Pocket PC 2002 on his HP Jornada 565:

"Curiosity will kill me....
Just installed the Update Pack from the Casio Website on my Jornada 565. Worked flawless, update took about 5 minutes. It really seems like the DNS

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Monday, 24.12.01
PIM: Xircuit releases XContact for PPC and PPC 2002
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:25 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

XContact is fully compatible with the built-in Contacts app. It retains all previous data, new data is guaranteed to work with the built-in app. The most outstanding feature of XContact is a unique collection of far more than 300 predefined text blocks for fastest ever input of new contacts. Provided are civilian and miltary titles, more than 200 common first names, company forms and departments, address blocks and many more. To reduce the need for manual data entry even further, XContact groups contacts by company name. Add a new contact for an existing company and all adress details and the company name are automatically filled in. XContact supports beaming of contacts and exchanges data with all Pocket Outlook compatible applications. It

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Sunday, 23.12.01
Outlook 2002 Add-IN: Pocket Contact Synchronizer 1.2
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:35 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Pocket Contact Synchronizer version 1.2 (PCS) helps you synchronize contacts with devices such as your Microsoft Windows CE or Pocket PC device.
From any contact folder you specify, this add-in moves contacts easily to the device you want. For example, you can synchronize a public folder that contains team contacts. Using the Outlook PCS, you can synchronize as many contact folders as you want.

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Friday, 21.12.01
REMOTE CONTROL: Handheld Handler 1.0 Beta
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:45 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Go beyond the physical limitations of handheld computer displays and stylus-limited data-entry with Snowshoe Technology's Handheld Handler.

The Handheld Handler promotes your handheld from a gadget to the only computer you need. Install the software, connect at any workstation--at home, at work, on travel, anywhere--and use the standard desktop monitor, keyboard and mouse to work comfortably and much more efficiently on your Pocket PC. Harness the power that your handheld computer can offer! The Handheld Handler stands apart from other similar products on the market because it allows you to work at any resolution and in both portrait and landscape screen orientation.

Video drivers

  • Run your device at any resolution, predefined (640x480, 800x600) or custom (1000x1000, 2000x2000), and in both portrait and landscape orientation
  • Zooming and panning both through the menu and using hardware buttons

Remote control

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Tuesday, 18.12.01
TOOL: Aiden Power Converter released
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:15 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

The Euro (for everybody outside Europe plus UK, the Euro symbol is € and the Euro becomes the official currency of the European Union on January 1st 2002 ;-) is coming, I got my starter pack (with the coins) yesterday, so it might be the right time now to have a converter on your Pocket PC? Or do you know how much € the US$ is?

Aidem released Power Converter today which isn’t a pure currency converter only but an Engineering Calculator and Unit Converter too:

AIDEM Power Converter is composed of Engineering Calculator, Unit Converter and Currency Converter. The Engineering Calculator has been nominated as the Best Pocket PC Software by Pocket.at in the EUROPE POCKET PC AWARD 2002. The Unit Converter contains 11 categories, nearly 100 different conversion types. The Currency Converter includes both Euro base currency conversion and USD base currency conversion.

The main features of the AIDEM Power Converter are listed below:
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Monday, 17.12.01
MOBILITY: SnapStream PVS v2.0 launched
Posted by Arne Hess - at 23:13 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Record your favorite TV shows and then watch those shows on any network device (wired or wireless) inside or outside the home.

The latest release of Pocket PVS features a completely redesigned interface and an easy-to-use client for the Pocket PC. Launch the new "SnapStream Pocket PVS Client (Pocket PC)" and pull up your watch list.

New Features of SnapStream PVS v2.0
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WIRELESS: BVRP Software announced the release of WinPhone Pocket 3.5
Posted by Arne Hess - at 21:57 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

We're celebrating the launch of this NEW version of our mobile communication software solution with a competition, organized in partnership with Hewlett Packard.

We invite you to enter the competition on either of the BVRP Software web sites. All you have to do is answer 5 simple questions, and the winners will be drawn from the correct answers.
The competition runs until 10th January, 2002, and the prizes are great:

  • 1st prize: HP Jornada 568 and WinPhone Pocket 3.5
  • 2nd prize: HP pocket camera and WinPhone Pocket 3.5 (both, 1st and 2nd prize is worth over $870)
  • 3rd - 10th prizes: WinPhone Pocket 3.5 (each prize is worth $55)

So go for it and win your new HP Jornada 568, I already did it - the competition... ;-)

And here is what's new on WinPhone Pocket 3.5:

  • A Fax module to manage your faxes.
  • An SMS module to send, receive and organize your SMS.
  • A Phonebook module to transfer all your WinPhone Pocket contacts to your mobile phone.
  • A WAP browser, compatible with Pocket PC 2000 and 2002 PDAs
Cheers ~ Arne
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Wednesday, 12.12.01
CONNECTIVITY: A connection manager for cradles and network cards
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:54 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

ProMan is an application that provides you a complete connection manager with a simple user interface. A complete connection manager for all your network cards and cradle.

  • Choose your profile by the description you have given it
  • Select your ActiveSync partnership from a list of saved partnerships
  • Choose a 'Synchronized Files' folder for each profile
  • Run at startup
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PDF: Final version of Acrobat Reader for Pocket PC
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:24 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Acrobat released now the final version of its Acrobat Reader for Pocket PC. The good news is, that they keep it for free, so go ahead for your download. While the Beta version doesn’t offer a Pocket PC 2002 version, the final bits includes this. Adobe also reminds the Pocket PCs and offers a StrongArm,

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Monday, 10.12.01
MOBILITY: SnapNType mini-keyboard now available for iPAQ
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:23 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Mini PDA keyboard that enables people to input data quickly by thumb-typing is now available for both the Palm and Pocket PC platforms.

Hong Kong, SAR Dec 6, 2001 TT Tech Limited, a developer and manufacturer of hardware accessories solutions for the mobile computing market announced today two new additions to their SnapNType mini-keyboard series.

Model T111 is a thumb-typing keyboard for the Palm?m500 and m505 PDA. With a unique “folding design, the keyboard clips onto the bottom of the Palm PDA and provides a comfortable thumb-typing area.

Model T301 is the first thumb-typing keyboard for the Compaq iPAQ 3600 series PDA in the market. The T301 slides in from the bottom of the iPAQ and is compatible with all expansion packs.

The design of both keyboards is slim and integrates perfectly with the PDA device. The keyboard is also compatible with most communication modules. Users can easily type and send emails and SMS messages using the SnapNType and a communication module together.

Key features and benefits of the SnapNType

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Saturday, 08.12.01
PRESENTATION: Pocket Slides 1.2 released
Posted by Arne Hess - at 22:59 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Pocket Slides enables users to create, view or give presentations using a Pocket PC. View presentations on the device, or give an animated slide show using an attached VGA card. Create a presentation on-the-go, or edit existing presentations on the device. New for version 1.2 is "reverse conversion" -- convert your edited presentations back into PowerPoint!
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Thursday, 06.12.01
PAINTING: PocketSketch 1.65 released
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:44 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Doodle, draw and sketch out your ideas. Then send your sketches via email in JPEG or BMP format!

  • Easy to use, intuitively designed
  • Support the basic drawing tools for sketching
  • A color picker, different brush sizes
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Wednesday, 05.12.01
POCKET WEB: MultiIE 2.0 is coming December 2001 with many new features
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:48 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Now that PPC2002 upgrades are finally shipping, Peter is receiving a lot of mails about MultiIE not working with the new operating system. Yes, unfortunately it is true, MultiIE 1.3 is not compatible! Microsoft has removed all the hooks which allowed MultiIE to open new windows.

A new improved version has been under development for the last 3 months, and it is

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BLUETOOTH: Compaq iPAQ H3870 qualifies Bluetooth 1.1
Posted by Arne Hess - at 08:32 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Pocket PC Thoughts got this information from Jerome Neuveglise of my2cents.info:

On November 30, the iPAQ 3870 got listed in the Bluetooth Qualification Program website. It is BT 1.1, and in the capability profile it shows:

  • Object Push
  • LAN Access
  • Generic Access
  • Serial port
  • Dial-up Networking
  • File Transfer
  • Service Discovery
  • Generic Object Exchange

Okay, so far so good, but know I want to get my hands on the H3870 to test it how it works in real life with other Bluetooth cards and Bluetooth [...]

BTW, because we are talking about it, the Bluetooth Wireless Pack with CF Card Slot also passed the Open Group tests before. It provides:

  • Object Push
  • Generic Access
  • Serial port
  • Service Discovery
  • Generic Object Exchange
Aeh... sorry? No Dial-up Networking and File
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ACCESSORIE: iPocket Bungee - new bouncing hand strap for iPAQ users
Posted by Arne Hess - at 07:36 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

The National Medical Streaming Journal, Inc, located in Baltimore, Maryland has release a New Compaq iPAQ Accessory called the iPocket Bungee.
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Monday, 03.12.01
COMMUNICATION: Microsoft Portrait 1.07 supports MSN Messenger and ILS
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:33 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

We just released Microsoft Portrait 1.07. The new version supports MSN Messenger and Internet Locator Service (ILS). This especially makes dialup users able to use video conferencing through ILS due to Microsoft Portrat's low bitrate property. Now users have four methods to place a

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