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Thursday, 31.01.02
WIRELESS PPC 2002 RUMORS: Jornada 928 with GSM and GPRS
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:22 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

LightMan posted the following news of the new Wireless Pocket PC from HP called Jornada 928 (as far as I knew it should be called Jornada 568) at Brighthand Forums:

Some inside information from a friend of mine... :

This will be announced soon and apparently is bound to be released in the 1st semester of the current year.

Here's detailed info on it :

Voice and data functionality

  • Integrated 900/ 1800 GSM & GPRS
  • 2nd LCD for GSM status
  • Class B / multi slot class 8 GPRS
  • Speak via headset, speakerphone or device to ear
  • Web & WAP 1.2.1 browsers
  • SIM Toolkit, Cell Broadcast, USSD
  • MicroChai VM (J2ME MIDP)

PDA functionality

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WIRELESS: Bachmann Software introduces wireless printing for Pocket PC
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:02 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Bachmann Software now offers most comprehensive mobile printing solutions on the market, including Palm OS and PocketPC and Infrared Print Adapters
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Wednesday, 30.01.02
WIRELESS: Compaq phone sleeve delayed.... again!
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:08 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Robert just send me the following information about the Compaq Wireless Pack I've previewed a while ago here:

Ack!

I've been waiting for the phone sleeve for the iPAQ for months now. Their site keeps saying the release date is pushed back. In November, it said December and at the end of each month, it's pushed back another. Now it says expected in March. What's the deal?

Well, I can not say to much about this as I'm still under NDA (still the reason why I didn't publish a full featured

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PPC 2002: Fujitsu Siemens ready to launch a new Pocket PC 2002 [UPDATE 31.01.02]
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:25 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

As Fujitsu Siemens announced today, it will launch its new Pocket PC 2002 on CeBIT in March.
The new Pocket PC is called Pocket LOOX and should includes Bluetooth by default. A GPRS module should become available separately later.

Pocket LOOX should weigh 165 grams only and should be available from April, a price isn’t announced today.

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 LOOX Features

  • Intel XScale processor with 300 to 400-MHz
  • Built-in CF slot
  • Built-in SD slot
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • GPRS plug-on module (see below)
  • Weight: 165g

As for the GPRS module I believe (this is not confirmed from anyone - it's my speculation) Siemens will add the MC 35 GPRS module.

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UPDATE: Jornada 560 Series Pocket PC Firmware Update and Service Pack
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:58 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

After Casio and Compaq, also HP released the first Service Pack for Pocket PC 2002 now.

But while Casio and Compaq released the Microsoft patch (called XIP) only, HP also released a firmware upgrade for their Jornada series:

This firmware update enhances the performance of the button and audio drivers and hp backup software.

For more information of the Service Pack have a look on Pocket PC Thoughts, where Marlof put together all the latest news about different languages and device types.

Cheers ~ Arne
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NETWORKING: Netaphor releases PDAlert - the first wireless network management tool for Pocket PC
Posted by Arne Hess - at 00:25 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Netaphor has released its field-test version (Version 1.0 beta) of PDAlert. PDAlert is the first wireless, handheld, network monitoring application running on PDAs equipped with a IEEE 802.11b card. It uses the industry standard SNMP protocol for the detection and notification of exceptional conditions in your network. It is a stand-alone application that requires no other software components. PDAlert is easy to use, requires little or no configuration, and will detect alerts in your network and network devices automatically. In its current release, it monitors a variety of devices such as printers, digital copiers, routers, switches, servers, and UPSs. More devices are slated to be added to PDAlert in subsequent releases.
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Tuesday, 29.01.02
UPDATE: Casio Cassiopeia Pocket PC 2002 Update File Version 1.01
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:27 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Cassiopeia Pocket PC 2002 Update File Version 1.01 fixes a problem that made it impossible to read from or write to built-in storage after use of a dial-up connection. Attempting to write to or read from built-in storage following use of a dial up connection causes an error, after which it is impossible to use built-in storage unless the CASSIOPEIA is reset.

WARNING: This program is designed for exclusive use with the following models only. Do not attempt to use it with other models: Models Casio Cassiopeia E-200 (US Version only).

Note: This Update File Version 1.01 does not include Update File Version 1.00.

Thanks to Marc Zimmerman for the link!

Cheers ~ Arne
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Monday, 28.01.02
CONNECTIVITY: Pocket Presence announces next generation of Running Voice GSM
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:20 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

By March this year, Pocket Presence will release the successor of the Running Voice GSM software for Pocket PC. The new release will be the most advanced and value adding tool so far for GPRS and GSM communication on PDAs.

The new product has three new core components:

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Thursday, 24.01.02
COMMUNICATION: Microsoft Portrait for Pocket PC and Handheld PC 1.09 released
Posted by Arne Hess - at 08:32 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

We released Microsoft Portrait for Pocket PC and Handheld PC 1.09. It enables handheld devices to utilize Internet Locator Service (ILS) for the first time. Now Pocket PC and Handheld PC users can browse in ILS servers and call people like PC users.

Best regards

Jiang
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Wednesday, 23.01.02
REMOTE CONTROL: Pocket Controller-Professional V2.15 released
Posted by Arne Hess - at 07:56 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

The new version adds a lot of new stuff : Wiziwig printing, Integrated Clipboard, Explore Tool, More Skins, Enhanced Landscape view options, more connection tuning options. We are also now compatible with Nyditot 2.0, so you can now view Virtual Displays on your desktop computer.

Pocket Controller from Soft Object Technologies makes it possible for Pocket PC users to control and operate their Pocket PCs from a desktop computer. In addition to remote control, the product has several other features such as screen capture, create recordings, printing, view in portrait or landscape view, Pocket PC skins, DOS commands, and much more.
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Tuesday, 22.01.02
PIE: MultiIE 2.0 delayed
Posted by Arne Hess - at 23:43 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

I got some E-Mails form you where you ask what's up with Peter's MuliIE 2.0 project for Pocket PC 2002 and because this note on his web site: "MultiIE 2.0 is coming December 2001 with many new features..."

Well, the good news are Peter is wealthy! Unfortunately he got another project (MultIE and other Pocket PC software is his hobby only) mid of December that he was not able to update his site or finalized MultiIE! :-( But I had a short shat with him yesterday and he will restart the MultiIE 2.0 project soon - with some cool additional features - that we can expect 2.0 soon - I think!

Stay tuned for an update here!

Cheers ~ Arne
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Friday, 18.01.02
PPC 2002 UPGRADE: Terminal Services Client available for download
Posted by Arne Hess - at 07:40 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Serve up even more power!

Use the Terminal Services Client to connect to Windows® 2000 and soon-to-be released Windows XP server products to open up a “window” directly to your server.

All the data storage and processing occurs directly on the server, while you run applications or remotely manage your server from the Pocket PC.

This download is only for users who have upgraded their Compaq IPAQ Pocket PC 2000

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PPC 2002 UPGRADE: MSN Messenger available for download
Posted by Arne Hess - at 07:36 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Instantly swap messages with family, friends, or co-workers.

Now you can log onto Microsoft MSN Messenger and “chat” with others from your Pocket PC. If you’re familiar with MSN Messenger for the desktop PC, you already know how to use the mobile version. If not, it’s easy to learn.

Late for a meeting? Need to send a quick message? Using any type of Internet connection, you can quickly send text messages to anyone on your list of online buddies — even interact with multiple people at the same time.

Your list of online buddies helps you keep track of your friends. The chat window lets

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Tuesday, 15.01.02
PATCH: iPAQ Pocket PC 2002 Update 1 (EUU1)
Posted by Arne Hess - at 01:39 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

This Softpaq for the Compaq iPAQ models listed below contains Microsoft’s first end user Update for Pocket PC 2002 Premium and Pocket PC 2002 Professional using Execute in Place (XIP) technology.


Fixes

  • Improves support for Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) connections to correct problems experienced when connecting to read e-mail or browse the Web while away from the office.
  • Improves connection support in instances where a specific Internet Protocol (IP) address must always be used. Connection Manager no longer reverses static IP addresses and Domain Name System (DNS) server names.
  • Improves Pocket Outlook Object Model (POOM) support for additional programs you can download or buy for your Pocket PC 2002. If you encountered problems with new programs crashing on your device, this update will help prevent future crashes.
  • Improves viewing of Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) pages.
  • Improves e-mail support for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) servers.
     

Enhancements

  • Microsoft Server ActiveSync client gives users the ability to synchronize directly through Microsoft Mobile Information 2002 Server with their Microsoft Exchange Server.

Prerequisites

  • Microsoft Pocket PC 2002

Systems Supported

  • iPAQ H3800 Series Pocket PC H3835, H3850, H3870, H3875
  • iPAQ H3700 Series Pocket PC H3730, H3760, H3765
  • iPAQ H3600 Series Pocket PC H3630, H3635, H3640, H3650, H3660, H3670

I wonder when HP comes with the fix for the HP Jornada 560 series?

Cheers ~ Arne
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Saturday, 12.01.02
PROJECT: Animated Today screens with Macromedia Flash
Posted by Arne Hess - at 22:49 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Phillip M. Torrone, Mr. Flash himself announced one of the coolest projects I've heard about for a long time:

Animated Today screens! That's right, in the next 30 days or so (We'll let you know of the release date when it's ready) you'll be able to use Animated today screens with your Pocket PC 2002 device. You'll be able to have sounds play, stock charts and stock quotes display, videos, animations, mini calcs, anything you can do with Macromedia Flash, you'll be able to do with your Today screen!

cheers, pt

Hell Phillip! That's so cool and I have tons of ideas! I hope you will realize some. I think the most interesting is not a nice animated Today screen only but including information from
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Wednesday, 09.01.02
WIRELESS POCKET PC: Becomes the Wireless Jornada true
Posted by Arne Hess - at 23:35 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Also Ludipocket found this great pictures of Wireless HP Jornada (I wrote about this on Friday November 13 2001 here) and a Wireless Toshiba Genio (which was new for me)! Seems, that mmO2 isn't the only one who is working on a Wireless Pocket PC 2002!

I wonder what else we can expect on CeBIT?!

Cheers ~ Arne
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STINGER: SmartPhone 2002 at CES
Posted by Arne Hess - at 23:24 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Ludipocket found this great pictures of a Microsoft SmartPhone 2002, formerly known as Stinger, presented at CES in Las Vegas this week:

Seems that Microsoft didn't redefine to much on the GUI since my visit in Redmond where I saw the latest SmartPhone 2002 developments

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Tuesday, 08.01.02
CONNECTIVITY: IA Styles IA Phone Manager for SMS and more
Posted by Arne Hess - at 22:09 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

A new SMS and SIM card management tool is hitting the street, this time from IA Style, well known in the Windows CE software scene and is called IA Phone Manager:

Share information between your Pocket PC and mobile phone. IA Phone Manager takes the chaos out of managing phonebook data and short messages. A powerful and easy-to-use tool, IA Phone Manager is a must-have companion for your mobile phone.

IA Phone Manager is able to manage phonebooks and short messages of multiple phones, and it is tightly linked with Contacts database for :

  • Importing/exporting contact information to and from Contacts.
  • Fast retrieval and display of sender/receiver's detailed information.

You can dial directly from IA Phone Manager once the target phone number is found. IA Phone Manager also detects and reports your phone's status, such as model number, serial number, service provider, and how much space is left in your phone memory or SIM card. It communicates with GSM mobile phones via Infrared.

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Sunday, 06.01.02
UPDATE: Nyditot Virtual Display 2.0 is available for download
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:04 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Pocket PC Thoughts got the information that an update version of Nyditot Virtual Display is available and free of charge for registered user:

We received a message from Adam Maizey stating that he was recently e-mailed by Nyditot to inform him that as a current user he can upgrade to the new version for free from

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Friday, 04.01.02
WIRELESS: New Derdack Message Master version available and a GPRS push friendly user test
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:04 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

If you like to use SMS, the Derdack Message Master might be the right software for you. Maybe you used it before on your Pocket PC or Windows CE P/PC. Unfortunately, because some change in the Inbox, the previous Message Mater version didn't worked anymore with Pocket PC 2002. Now Derdack released Message Master Mobile Client Beta 6.1:

  • SMS messaging with full integration into Pocket Outlook
  • Mobile phonebook management with Pocket Outlook Contacts
  • Mobile weather information, stock info and mobile dictionary
  • Dialling of phone numbers from Contacts , Mobile e-mail via SMS
  • Mobile information and application access via GPRS (11/2001)

Also new is the GPRS implementation where Derdack is currently running a friendly user test of E-Mail push services. I'm testing this functionality too as you can imagine and will give you here an update soon!

Cheers ~ Arne
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Thursday, 03.01.02
COMMUNICATION: Microsoft Portrait 1.08 was released
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:38 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

We released Microsoft Portrait 1.08 (for desktop and Pocket PC). Now portrait video comes with more gray scales and its visual quality is improved. We extend portrait video from bi-level video (1 bit/pixel) to four-level video (2 bits/pixel).
The software can automatically determine when to transmit

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DRIVER: New Socket Bluetooth driver includes Pocket PC 2002 support
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:06 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

If you own a Socket Bluetooth card, don't miss to get the latest driver for your Pocket PC. Also available is a GSM dialer now:

Socket is pleased to announce an upgrade of Bluetooth software. The key advantages of this upgrade are:

  • Full support for Pocket PC 2002 devices
  • Speed improvements and bug fixes
  • Support for Bluetooth printing with PrintPocketCE
  • GSM Dialer allows you to dial phone directly from Pocket Outlook

Registered owners of Socket's Bluetooth products are able to download these updated drivers, free of charge

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PIM: Agenda Fusion 4.05.644 released
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:26 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

John from Developer One informed me, that Agenda Fusion 4.05.644 was released on 2nd January with some interesting improve- and enhancements:

  • Today view using PPC 2002 theme/colors.
    Featuring text wrap / PPC 2002 style today layout
  • Today view using Fusion colors & ClearType
  • Enhanced Today settings. Now include range of upcoming tasks, text wrapping and more...
  • New Contact Dialer
  • New Alarm Note time-setting dialog
And many more great enhancements including:
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Wednesday, 02.01.02
BLUETOOTH: Synchronization through ActiveSync with 3870 works
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:31 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Found this on PocketPCPassion:

BlueTooth ActiveSync with 3870 Works!!

I got my 3870 activesyncing with my IBM A30p laptop using bluetooth. My A30P is the one that has integrated BT and 802.11b built in.

Ok so how did I do it? the first part was getting my Laptop configured. This particular model only comes with windows2000

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