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Monday, 31.03.03
MAINTENANCE: Server down Monday Night GMT
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:00 CET under 06 - Site News

Just want to let you know, that tonight GMT - Monday 31.03 to Tuesday 01.04 - web server is upgraded and will not be available. Unfortunately I don't know how long this downtime will be.

My hosting service will change a whole bunch of software on the server which includes upgrades to PHP 4.2.3, Perl 5.6.1, MySQL-Client 3.23.49 and DBM 2.0.

They will also change the server OS from Suse to Debian Linux (shame on me that I'm running a Linux server ;-) )

As I'm currently in Paris on the Microsoft MDC, I hope everything will works fine anyhow without me at home. Please keep the fingers crossed with me.

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MDC EUROPE: Pre-Conference Day
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:40 CET under 01 - General News

This morning I finally arrived at Disneyland Paris for the Microsoft Mobility Developer Conference and Möbius 2003. So today is the pre-conference day with the introduction of .NET Services, XML Web Services and .NET Framework - great stuff for me as a non-developer... ;-) So I stood outside the sessions so far (tomorrow it will become interesting for me) and met a lot of great people so far incl. some of my fellow MVPs, Möbius attendees and

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SMARTPHONE: AIS, TA Orange launch their Smartphone 2002 devices
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 10:55 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Advanced Info Services and TA Orange are locked into a battle to be the first carrier to offer the Smartphone 2002 platform in Thailand. Both carriers will be launching their Smartphone 2002 devices today, March 31, 2003 (+7 GMT).

AIS will be offering their version of the Microsoft-powered smartphone on the Thai market dubbed the “Smart”. While TA Orange will be marketing the SPV.

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Sunday, 30.03.03
SMARTPHONE APPS: Orneta Notepad 1.08 for MS Smartphone 2002
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 18:52 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

One of the most sought after applications for the Smartphone 2002 is a Notepad application similar to that found in the Pocket PC or desktop PC. Orneta, a company located in the ancient city of Krakow, Poland has been working on several software for the Smartphone 2002. One of those software is the Notepad clone which they have been quickly updating. Now at version 1.08, it features the abilities to read and write text files and send them as SMS. Notepad 1.08 even has the ability to compose long SMS messages and let you know how many SMS messages a concatenated SMS is composed of.

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Saturday, 29.03.03
OFF TOPIC: Are you a Table Tennis Fan?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:29 CET under 01 - General News

Well, I must admit that I'm not such a big Table Tennis fan anymore, I was in the 90s but as the time goes bye, also interests changes - until I got an E-Mail some days ago from "Timo Boll". If you are a Chinese, I'm more or less sure you know who he is, if you are a Table Tennis Fan from anywhere else in the world you know it also, if you are Arne Hess you didn't know who he is. :oops: Timo asked for a Pocket PC application he saw a screenshot about on PPCW.Net and "friendly as I'm" :mrgreen: I wrote him back. He was looking for Spb Pocket Plus - btw.

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ORANGE RUMORS: SPVx to be available in April and Developers site will stay
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:26 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Yesterday I met an Orange Insider and we discussed several topics about decertifying the SPV via OTA as well as when and where we will see the first Orange SPVx.

Here what he was able to tell me as far as he knew. But please keep in mind that Orange is a huge company and maybe not everything is known by everyone - but the good news are that this guy isn't working on the helpline, so he should know more... ;-)

Q: "Will the Orange Developer website, to decertify the SPV over the air, removed anytime or will it be locked?"

A: "My understanding is it's for Developers only but no checks are done so if a user says he's a developer then he gets to have an unlocked phone"

Q: "When will we see the 'long awaiting' SPVx released?"

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Friday, 28.03.03
POCKET PC: Acer to launch new PDA under US$288 in April
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 20:45 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Acer recently announced that they will be launching a new PDA in Taiwan this April at a price point below NT$10,000.00 (about $US288.00). The product, the Acer n10, will target the medium-range to low-end markets.

Acer bills the n10 Handheld as a compact and stylish Pocket PC that brings fantastic usability, flexibility, and convenience to young and on-the-go individuals. The n10 is aimed at people who benefit from immediate access to information wherever, whenever. It is elegantly finished with an exquisite surface texture and its streamlined curves add to the n10's aesthetic appeal.

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TRAVELING: Packing for Paris and going to MDC Europe and Möbius 2003
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:31 CET under 06 - Site News

I just want to let you know, that I might be limited or maybe not with updating PPCW.Net because I'm currently packing my backs to go to Paris.

I'm always afraid that I forget something (technology wise, not clothes wise), something I need in a situation and which is at home. However, from year to year traveling is lighter, thanks to smaller Notebooks (or better Subnotebooks), (Wireless) Pocket PC (phone Edition) and Smartphones. :-D

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ORANGE: Unlocked Developer SPV available from Orange UK
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:33 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Beside offering a way to get the Orange SPV unlocked now (see previous message), Orange is also offering a Developer SPV now which is unlocked (certificates removed), SIM unlocked and has no SIM or airtime contract.

It's available from the Orange Developer site and includes the SPV phone with 32MB Flash Rom + 16MB SDRAM, a USB Cable, an AC Adapter with EU/UK Plug, the Headset, the Microsoft Smart Phone 2002 SD Card with bonus software and the Serial Camera.

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ORANGE: Unlocking and locking the SPV Application Certification
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:00 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Orange UK provides on its Developer site a way to get the SPV locked/unlocked Over the Air (OTA)

The process of unlocking the SPV involves the temporary removal of the certificates. The unlock/lock process is delivered over-the-air to the SPV.

After application development has taken place, you will need to re-lock the device and re-instate the certificates for the testing procedure to be completed. Once the device is re-locked, unsigned applications will no longer run on the device.

The process of unlocking and locking the SPV will require your personal/device information and agreement to terms and conditions.

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Thursday, 27.03.03
PREVIEW: Pocketop Portable Keyboard
Posted by Arne Hess - at 23:35 CET under 08 - Reviews

Yesterday Carlo wrote about the new iPAQ h5450 and h1910 drivers for the Pocketop keyboard and today my review sample arrived - thanks to Nick from HandheldDomain. I will give it an extended test next week when I'm in Paris for the Microsoft MDC and the Möbius conference which is a pretty good chance to test the keyboard in a realistic environment but as alsways, find here my photo preview of it:

With a relative size smaller then a Pocket PC, the Pocketop Keyboard might be the smallest keyboard that offers the user the traditional touch, feel and functionality of a laptop keyboard. The wireless feature gives the Pocketop Keyboard the added advantage of universal compatibility with most Palm OS and Pocket PC PDAs.

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SOFTWARE: Macromedia Flash Player 6 now Available for Pocket PC 2002
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 17:28 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Macromedia announced today the immediate availability of Macromedia Flash Player 6 for Pocket PC 2002. Flash Player 6 will give Pocket PC 2002 users a chance to experience compelling Macromedia Flash content.

Flash Player 6 will also enable developers to incorporate video and application components within Macromedia Flash MX to deliver rich Internet applications, as well as bring e-learning, rich media, and gaming content to devices.

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RANT: And I thought it is called "Iraqi Freedom" not "Iraqi Business"
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:48 CET under 09 - Thoughts

While the war in the Iraq is still in progress and allies soldiers and civilians are still in danger and risk their health, members of the US Congress already think about the time after the war and which cell phone system should be used in the Iraq.

Under the headline: "Congressional Lawmakers Balk At Plan To Deploy French/German Cell Phone Technology In Post-War Iraq" they published the following letter:

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TIP: Network Sniffing with HP iPAQ H5400 and pocketWiNc
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:10 CET under 11 - Tips and Tutorials

Cirond Technologies released pocketWiNc beta version 1.1 for Pocket PC 2002 which also works with the HP iPAQ H5400 now, if you don't forget to modify your iPAQ Registry.

pocketWiNc automatically detects WiFi networks and lets you rapidly determine whether you can access the Internet. Once you are connected, download e-mail or browse the web with just a tap on the screen! :D

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HARDWARE: Intel announces PXA255 CPU
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 15:50 CET under 01 - General News

Intel has recently announced the new PXA255 processor. A pin compatible, drop-in replacement for the Intel® PXA250 processor, the PXA255 is a highly integrated, 32-bit RISC processor that is designed to deliver industry leading processing power with built-in multimedia capabilities for high performance and hand-held functionality.

The PXA255 will be available in 200mhz, 300mhz, and 400mhz versions. The Intel PXA255 processor exhibits better efficiency when compared to the system performance and power consumption of its predecessor, the Intel PXA250 processor.

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GADGET: NTT DoCoMo to introduce Cell Phone Watch
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:16 CET under 01 - General News

NTT DoCoMo plans to introduce a cell phone watch within this year - a detailed release date or price wasn't given so far.

Beside the classic phone functionalities, the watch which has a dimension of 171,5 x 40,4 x 18,5 mm and a talk time of 2 hours and stand-by of 8 days, the "Wristomo" called watch will also support i-mode as well as mobile data with a speed up to 64 kbps.

To make voice calls, the watch have to be removed from the arm and hold onto the ear like a typical phone.

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DEVELOPING: The Microsoft Developer Smartphone supports English only
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:20 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Last week I wrote about the Microsoft Smartphone Developer Kit, which is available now to be ordered for MSPP members.

This kit includes a Compal red e SC1100 which is a great device. However, if you are a developer from outside the US or UK, you might beware that this development phone supports English only :!:

Unlike a Pocket PC, the Smartphone language can be changed (like with other cell phones) but for any reason the development device supports English only:

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Wednesday, 26.03.03
DRIVER UPDATE: Pocketop Drivers for iPAQ H5450 and H1910 now available
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 23:26 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

This is definitely good news for iPAQ h5450 and h1910 users who already own or plan to purchase the Pocketop Keyboard. Drivers for the h5450 and h1910 are now available for download.

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PREVIEW: Caller2Picture Beta 2 is available for download now
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:46 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

The good news came from Vision to Reality just 30 minutes ago, Beta 2/Release Candidate 1 of Caller2Picture for Smartphone is available for download through the link below!

Since Beta 1, V2R changed a lot, incl. a complete modification of the setup UI and they also added some useful things which makes me thinking that C2P is really in a RC1 stage now:

Now the C2P main screen includes a complete overview of your current contact which you can edit as well as a new menu which lets you select from where the pictures should be selected as well as giving you an overview about your currently assigned contacts and a preview window. Also quitting Caller2Picture is possible now which save a lot of memory!

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POCKET PC: HP iPAQ H2200 Gets FCC Approval
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 19:08 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

The much awaited h2200 range of iPAQ Pocket PCs has just been granted approval by the FCC. The new iPAQ h2200 will be manufactured by HTC(High Tech Computer) Corp. It will come with CF and SD/MMC slots and have SDIO support. It will sport either a 200MHz or a 400Mz X-Scale processor and a Transflective TFT screen with a .24-dot pitch and 64K color support. Certain models will also come with a consumer grade IR port and the Nevo remote control software. It will have a 3.5mm stereo headphone and microphone jack. It will be powered by a removable 900MAh Li-Ion battery and will have an internal back up battery.

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SMARTPHONE: Eleksen shows new wrap-around keyboard and joystick
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 11:19 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Eleksen announced that a new fabric keyboard using the Elektex fabric sensor and a mini-joystick would be available for the HTC made Smartphones. The keyboard, designed for use with Orange’s SPV will be available in France, Denmark, Switzerland and the UK.

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Tuesday, 25.03.03
WIRELESS: Burr Oak released RC2 of Phone Today 1.0
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:47 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Phone Today is a Today screen plug-in which displays the status of your connected GSM phone or Pocket PC Phone Edition device.

Phone Today works with any GSM phone which is connected to your Pocket PC through a serial connection, and which supports GSM 07.05 and 07.07 AT+C commands, or with Pocket PC Phone Edition devices such as the XDA/MDA.

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CF ACCESSORIES: IA Style released CF Digital Camera and VGA Card
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

IA Style announce the release of the IA Style CF Digital Camera and the IA Presenter CF VGA Card which comes bundled with their award-winning software. Both, the camera and the VGA card cost, only US$99.95 and are available in English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese.

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MABUHAY: The first PPCW.Net contributor is on board
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:50 CET under 06 - Site News

As you might remember, I've called last week for contributing authors and I got some great response from you. Currently I'm in contact or still need to contact (if I've haven't contacted you already, you can expect an E-Mail from me within the next two days - latest) and I'm happy that PPCW.Net has a new, the first, regular contributing member :!: It's Carlos Ma. Guerrero, better known as “ppcsurfr” from PPCW.Net and other sites.

Welcome on board Carlos! :-D

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SMARTPHONE: Smart Amazing Phone on sale from $345.00 or less
Posted by Arne Hess - at 01:33 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

According to Smart Philippines' online shop, the Smart Amazing Phone aka HTC Tanager is available for sale from $345.00 down to $0.00 depending on the plan you choose and will include free MMS.

I have no clue what the different price plans means (maybe ppcsurfr or other Philippine visitors) can bring some light into this but $345.00 isn't a bad price at all and even goes down to $120.00 plus a free phone for high volume plans.

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MESSAGING: Pocket Presence released SMS Draw for Running Voice GSM
Posted by Arne Hess - at 00:10 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

SMS Draw is a free add-on utility that enables users of Running Voice GSM or the SMS Manager to easily draw and send pictures to others having SMS Draw installed.

SMS Draw involves no data modem connection since it is based on the SMS format. SMS Draw integrates into the target application and appears as a new service in the toolbar.

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Monday, 24.03.03
DEVELOPMENT TIP: Optimizing Web Servers for Wireless
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:57 CET under 01 - General News

My fellow MVP and friend  Chris De Herrera from CEWindows.Net has written a great article about using GZIP for web sites which could reduce the transmitted data up to 50 %! This is even more interesting if you access web sites wireless through GPRS as it can save you a lot of money.

Also for the re-modified PPCW.Net, which I introduced last week, I'm using GZIP now which might looks for you as the site needs longer to load but isn't true at all. GZIP compress the page on the server and the page is decompressed in your browser after you received it. Therefore you don't see downloading single elements of the page but getting the whole page at the same time.

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SERVICE: n-tv and T-Mobile Germany introduced MMS Info Services
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:09 CET under 01 - General News

In this time, where everybody is watching TV, listening Radio and maybe also accessing the Internet wireless to get the latest information, n-tv (the German sister company of CNN) and T-Mobile introduced a new service which quite interesting, even if the reason to use it is pretty sad.

n-tv keeps T-Mobile customers up to date with the latest information and news via MMS and offers the following news channels: Breaking News, The Day, Politic, Mixed News, Economy, Stock, Ad-hoc and Background/Comments.

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Saturday, 22.03.03
WEBCASTS: Smartphone Webcast recordings available now
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:53 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

During the past days, Microsoft held several
Webcasts about Smartphones. The first was about "Writing Home Screens for Smartphone 2002" and the first was about "Using a Microsoft Smartphone and Learning Tips and Tricks".

If you missed the one or the other Webcast with superb explanations you can watch the recordings on Microsoft's Webcast site now.

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Friday, 21.03.03
BETA 2: Next Beta of Caller2Picture for Smartphone to be released next week
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:13 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Based on your all your feedback and E-Mails, Vision to Reality is currently working on its next public Beta of Caller2Picture for Smartphones and it looks for me as they've picked up your valuable feedback and added some of your suggested features.

I just got this screenshots from V2R and according the E-Mail the public Beta 2 should become available during the next week.

I don't have any clues if V2R changed anything on the call notification but at least the setup seems to be completely changed and improved:

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BETA: SmartNotes Beta for Smartphone 2002 announced
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:47 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Mark Davison today announced in the Microsoft Smartphone Newsgroup the availability for the public Beta of SmartNotes. SmartNotes enables you to create and edit notes on your PC. These notes are stored on your Smartphone and can be accessed from the programs menu on your phone.

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COOPERATION: HTC to supply Microsoft Smartphone for AT&T Wireless
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:13 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

According to DigiTimes Dot Com AT&T Wireless plans to introduce a Smartphone manufactured by Taiwanese HTC:

High Tech Computer (HTC), a Taiwan-based Pocket PC and smartphone maker, has recently landed smartphone orders from AT&T Wireless, said sources.

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SECURITY: Linux takes backseat in new Motorola phones
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:01 CET under 01 - General News

According to this article, Motorola will introduce a Linux based smart phone but will not allow developers to use Linux as core for applications but will force to use Java :o

Motorola Inc. grabbed a lot of headlines in February when it announced the world's first mobile phone that runs Linux, however, developers won't be able to create Linux applications and run those on the phone because Linux is not secure enough, Motorola spokesman David Rudd said Wednesday.

"The main issue here is that a phone's operating system must be made secure so that, for example, badly written or malicious code cannot power up the modem and rack up charges on your bill," he wrote in an e-mail response to questions. Developers may get to write Linux applications for the Motorola phone at a later stage, but Motorola wants to put out a product and test it first, Rudd said.

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UTILITY: IA Styles IA File Manager Pack for Smartphone 2002 released
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:23 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

IA Style released its IA File Manager pack which I have recently previewed. The IA File Manager Pack contains 3 useful tools for your Smartphone which makes administration easier: IA File Manager, IA Task Manager and IA Space Maker.

Since the Smartphone doesn't includes a File Explorer by default, IA File Manager is a real must-have tool for browsing and managing the files/folders on your Smartphone, and it also provides information about the battery power and memory usage. IA File Manager has two views, each has a set of commands.

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Posted by Arne Hess - at 03:05 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

JGUI is currently working on a Today screen replacement which allows you to have and use more than one Today Screen of Pocket PC.

MoreTodays! Now! increases the default Today Screen to the four independent desktop screens. Each desktop displays so called Today's items as on the default one, you know well. Now you can keep many items, even tens. You organize your items to be use in any of that desktop and in any order.

MoreTodays! Now! displays a small icon on the bottom bar, beside the default "new" menu. This icon indicates which desktop is displayed. And you can change the desktop, just by the touching this icon. It replaces the desktop in the loop: from 1 to 4 and again from 1.

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Thursday, 20.03.03
ACQUISITION: Cisco Systems announces agreement to acquire Linksys
Posted by Arne Hess - at 23:20 CET under 01 - General News

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20, 2003 - Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the business of privately held The Linksys Group, Inc. of Irvine, Calif. Linksys is the leading provider of home networking products with a broad line of wired and wireless products for consumers and SOHO (small office/home office) users. This acquisition represents Cisco's entry into the high-growth consumer/SOHO networking market, which is expected to grow from $3.7 billion in 2002 to $7.5 billion in 2006 worldwide. Home networks allow consumers to share broadband Internet connections, files, printers, digital music, photos, and gaming, all over a wired or wireless LAN (local area network).

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DEVELOPMENT: The Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone Developer Kit
Posted by Arne Hess - at 22:56 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Jump to the forefront of wireless development and technology. Be one of the first developers to receive the Microsoft Smartphone Developer Kit before Smartphone makes its worldwide debut. An exclusive offer for MSPP members, this kit provides all the resources you need (along with a few bonus items) to develop, test, and market innovative mobile applications for Smartphone.

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WIRELESS POCKET PC: TI reference design with triple wireless connectivity
Posted by Arne Hess - at 21:41 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

TI introduced a new wireless PDA design with GSM/GPRS, Bluetooth, 802.11 and an OMAP Processor - in one device

The tri-wireless PDA concept design, code named "WANDA" for Wireless Any-Network Digital Assistant, is the first PDA design to integrate TI's wireless LAN, Bluetoothâ„¢, and GSM/GPRS technologies for simultaneous voice calls, wireless web access and personal area networking. Primary TI components and their functions include:

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THOUGHT: Working wireless with GPRS
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:16 CET under 09 - Thoughts

When I've worked the past nights on PPCW.Net, I was at my girlfriend and if you believe it or not, she doesn't has Internet access… 8O (One reason why she gets an iPAQ from me now which I will equip with the Wireless Jacket and yes, she even asked for one wireless enabled Pocket PC!)

Well, maybe that's another reason why I like to stay at her home, you really get your head free if you don't have Internet access available all the time. No Internet access available, well, it's not true since I have my Internet enabled Pocket PCs with me or at least my Smartphone. 8)

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CALL: PPCW.Net is looking for Contributors!
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:03 CET under 06 - Site News

Okay folks, this is your chance to become part of the PPCW.Net team because I'm looking for wireless mobile geeks from all over the world :idea:

What I'm looking for in detail are contributors and authors, who shares my passion for Windows CE driven mobile devices but are as wireless minded as me and who wants to contribute news, views and/or reviews about wireless developments from its area of the world.

In fact I'm looking for some people from the US/Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia/Far East and Australia/New Zealand to cover the developments in its area of the world.

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UTILITY: VITO Technology released Launcher
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:56 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

VITO Launcher is a powerful yet easy-to-use task and file launcher with great additional features. The tasks and associated files are launched from user customized list using stylus or hardware buttons. Both types of use are fast and flawless with on-screen list called with an assigned hardware button or integrated Today plug-in operated with stylus. Add applications and files User customized list may contain both program files and registered types of files such as Word, Excel, mp3, etc. This allows to keep frequently required files at quick and easy access right before your eyes!
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SITE NEWS: PPCW.Net with some modifications
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:19 CET under 06 - Site News

As you might noticed, PPCW.Net appears in a slightly modified layout and with some different functionalities. That's so far what you can see on the front end but the most important things happened in the backend.

Overall, Calin (my site developer who made the time to step back into PPCW.Net to give me some helping hands for the modifications) and I was working on PPCW.Net during the past 14 days (mostly nights) to improve the performance, the admin interface and giving PPCW.Net a new look and feel.

So what's new for you and me?

First of all, we moved to a different system by implementing a lot of the previous code into that new system. Therefore we merged best of both systems... :-)

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REPORT: Why Am I Getting All This Spam?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:03 CET under 01 - General News

The Center for Democracy & Technology published a report about Spam, how and why you might get it and the best ways to protect against spam mails.

Spam is the most annoying part of the Internet for me, specially if you access your E-Mails wireless via GPRS. Here you have to pay for every single character in the mail and that point makes spam even more annoying! :-(

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Wednesday, 19.03.03
SERVICE: Time Out and available on Smartphones via Action Engine
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News Online Dating and Time Out Entertainment debut on Smart Devices; Action Engine and Landmat partnership delivers wireless access to popular services.

NEW ORLEANS - March 18, 2003 - Action Engine and Landmat today announced the debut of finger-touch, digital quality wireless access to popular online dating and Time Out dining/entertainment services, displayed on a Microsoft Smartphone SPV running the Acton Engine Mobile Web Services Platform.

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SHOPPING: Smartphone.NET launches Software portal for Smartphones
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Smartphone.NET - a sister site of my affiliate partner PocketGear - has announced the launch of their new website, featuring downloadable Smartphone software titles, the latest news, and information on the new Windows Powered Smartphone platform. The exclusive resource aims to feature software applications in a secure & interactive community website dedicated strictly to Microsofts forthcoming Smartphone devices.

The website is a convenient, one-stop shop that groups the software into categories so users can easily locate what they need. The titles can be downloaded and installed directly to a Smartphone device. Most software applications are listed with trial versions, which are also downloadable.

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BAD NEWS: HP drops plans to release iPAQ Pocket PC Phone Edition
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

The bad news today came from HP. I've heard about this rumors some time ago but as it wasn't confirmed rumors and I'm under NDA with HP, I didn't posted it here. However, yesterday HP came out with the truth finally:

"But an integrated device is not a path HP intends to pursue. The company has canned the Jornada 628 smartphone it has been selling in the UK for just less than a year and won't be launching an integrated iPaq PDA any time soon.

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Monday, 17.03.03
WIRELESS: Audiovox & AirPrime unveil new CDMA2000 1X PC Card at CTIA
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:03 CET under 01 - General News

Audiovox Communications Corporation (ACC), a US technology leader in CDMA handsets, and AirPrime, Inc., a leading provider of CDMA wireless access solutions for the OEM market, today introduced the new PC3220 wireless PC card for CDMA2000 1X networks in North America at the CTIA Wireless 2003 show in New Orleans. The dual-band, high-speed Type II PC Card will be branded as an "Audiovox" product and is perfect for CDMA network operators and mobile Internet service providers who want to offer their customers a wireless solution optimized for high-speed mobile access and data services.

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REVIEW: MobileViews reviewed the Jornada, iPAQ, and Akim Thumb Keyboards
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

My fellow MVP and good friend Todd Ogasawara from MobileViews took the time to review the brand new Dell Axim thumb-board and compared it with the Jornada and iPAQ solutions:

It took a while for the thumb keyboard concept to win me over. But, it did and my opinion now is that any Pocket PC I use regularly must have a thumb keyboard option. However, thumb keyboards are not all alike. This review takes a look at the three I’ve been using and makes a plea to thumb keyboard designers to do a better job (and take a lesson from the defunct HP Jornada design team).

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ADS: Googles Content Targeted Banners and Towers on PPCW.Net
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:03 CET under 06 - Site News

Like many website, also PPCW.Net needs banners ads to pay for the web server, online costs and a little bit more. With Tribal Fusion I found a superb partner in selling my banner space to them and they handle all the advertisers and not only this, the ads are mostly pretty focused to the topics of PPCW.Net anyway. However, during the past days you might have recognized this kind of gray banners and towers which aren't so fancy and colorful but with a gray background only, blue links and black texts? Also this is advertising, powered by Googles recently announced new "Content-Targeted Advertising" program which is an extension of the company’s AdWords program.

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Sunday, 16.03.03
PHONE EDITION: Bouygues Telecom released Qtek 1010 Phone Edition in France
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

As French Bouygues Telecom announced, the first Pocket PC Phone Edition device is also available in France now through Bouygues. It's the Qtek 1010 which is equal to the O2 xda.

However, unlike the second O2 xda which includes 64 MB RAM, the Qtek 1010 will come with 32 MB of RAM and ROM only which is the old, first introduced version.

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Saturday, 15.03.03
MULTIMEDIA: Web Cams from all over the world on your Pocket PC
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News sent me that information which seems to be a brilliant idea that somebody finally brought together all this links, specially now, where we on the way to access this kind of data wireless. I like this idea! :-) is the first website formatted for all PDA about web cams and live video from the entire world.
Geographical research or by themes: Sea, Mountain, City, Media, Animals, Strange, Traffic, Weather Report and much more.

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Friday, 14.03.03
UPDATES: HP added (removed) new Softpacks for the iPAQ H5400
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

HP has recently released several Softpacks for their iPAQ H5400 series, the latest includes an upgrade for the integrated W-LAN as well a an update of the Battery driver now.
In addition HP added Conduits Pocket Watch which offers you global awareness of time information. Tap to find what time it is all across the world. View the sunrise and sunset time anywhere for any day. Set points of interest and track the time of day in those places. Well, this isn't a Softpack at all but a great addition, does we have to see this as a kind of apologize for the current H5400 stability!? ;-)

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ACCESSORIES: "Soft" keyboard for Orange SPV Smartphone now available in Europe
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

New fabric keyboard technology now the essential accessory for Orange SPV customers across Europe

London, UK, March 11th, 2003 - Eleksen, the UK-based world leader in soft interface technology, today announced that its fabric keyboard is now available as an accessory for users of the SPV Smartphone in the four European countries that have launched the device - France, Denmark, Switzerland and the UK. Available through both Orange's direct and indirect sales outlets, the flexible keyboard - which can be crumpled and folded repeatedly without impacting performance - represents a major advance in ending the data entry bottleneck that affects small, mobile devices.

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HOW TO: Bluetooth Guide for Internet Sharing H5450 and H4970 from Geekzone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 09:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Geekzone has put together two step-by-step guides on how to share your internet notebook or desktop connection with your H3970 or H5450 via Bluetooth.

Fully illustrated, with simple to follow comments. These are the first two of a series of guides for Bluetooth and mobile connections.

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Thursday, 13.03.03
MULTIMEDIA: VITO Technology release SoundExplorer
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

VITO SoundExplorer is a full-featured sound recorder and player that offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date set of tools suitable for both professional and amateur use. It turns your Pocket PC into full-scale digital dictaphone and mp3 player providing comfortable use and powerful instruments for interviewing, lecture recording and music listening.

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WIRELESS: Intel and McDonald's hook pp to push Wi-Fi
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:03 CET under 01 - General News

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp., the world's biggest computer-chip maker, and McDonald's Corp., the world's biggest restaurant chain, are teaming up to market wireless connectivity to the Internet in some McDonald's restaurants, the companies said on Tuesday.

The effort, starting with 10 McDonald's restaurants in Manhattan, is part of Intel's $300 million campaign to launch its Centrino line of products, designed for laptop computing and high-speed wireless access to the Internet.

As part of the program, for the next three months, McDonald's  will give customers an hour of wireless Internet access in its restaurants with the purchase of a combination meal.

After that customers will have the option of paying $3 for another hour online or buying another meal.

High-speed wireless Internet access, or Wi-Fi, is spreading rapidly, with "hot spots" popping up in airports, hotels and coffee shops across the United States.

The Centrino technology includes a new processor that Intel designed for laptop computers, related chipsets and a Wi-Fi transceiver, which transmits data at speeds up to roughly 200 times faster than standard dial-up modem.

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GPS NAVIAGATION: TomTom Navigator 2 - the smart choice in personal navigation
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

TomTom Navigator 2 is on its way! With all the benefits of the original TomTom Navigator plus many great new features, you'll always know where you are and how to get to your destination.
TomTom Navigator 2 uses the very latest maps from Tele Atlas and is full of bright new ideas to make your journey even easier:

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Wednesday, 12.03.03
CONCEPT: IXI PMG connects your devices with the GSM/GPRS network
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:03 CET under 09 - Thoughts

When I was in Cannes some weeks ago, I've joined a presentation by Ixi Mobile about their PMG (Personal Mobile Gateway) which is a pretty fascinating concept, based on Bluetooth.

In the center is the Ixi-Connect, which connects on one hand with the GSM/GPRS network and on the other hand with all kind of Bluetooth enabled devices - from a telephone receiver which can be used like a normal cell phone but doesn't include the wireless radio to digital cameras (I even saw a working high-resolution prototype from Sony which connected to the Ixi-Core) to pens, chat boards or whatever is connectable.

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Tuesday, 11.03.03
MOBILITY: Running Voice GSM - CAR SKIN 1.0
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Are you tiered of always having to use the stylus when using Running Voice GSM, for instance in the car or while you are walking?

Applying the new Running Voice Car Skin make this is a thing of the past. The Car skin is equipped with finger-sized buttons and bulky text when displaying contacts and speed dials.

Please note that Running Voice GSM version 2.x.x is required to use this add-on skin.

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AVAILABLE: Public Beta 1 of Caller2Picture Smartphone Edition released
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

V2R Vision To Realty today announces the availability for the public Beta of Caller2Picture for Smartphone

See who is calling you on your Windows Powered Smartphone

Today, Vision to Reality announced the public availability of its latest Beta release - Caller to Picture for Smartphone.

Caller2Picture for Smartphone adds more fun to Microsoft's Windows Powered Smartphone devices and increase the usability by adding pictures of the caller to the call notification window.While the standard Smartphone platform devices notifies incoming calls with the caller name, company and phone number (if available from the contacts database) only, Caller2Picture adds an additional image and ringtone of the contact to the information, displayed on the Smartphone screen.

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Monday, 10.03.03
SERVICE: launches new, innovative Mobile Information Services
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:03 CET under 01 - General News

ESPOO, Finland, March 10-- today announced the launch of a new, innovative range of mobile services to deliver important news and cogent analysis of the mobile industry to its users. These services will deliver breaking news quickly and concisely, and allow users to interact with the industry's thought leaders on its most pressing issues.

"These new mobile services are the best possible resource for our readers to stay in touch with the mobile industry," says Editor-In-Chief Sean Krepp. "We're excited to be at the forefront of offering cutting-edge mobile services in addition to reporting about them."

The services are available via MMS, SMS, or e-mail, allowing users to stay on top of the latest events, even when they're away from a Web browser. They're designed to complement the information on TheFeature's site by quickly delivering concise information that keeps users up to speed on what's happening throughout the mobile industry.

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Saturday, 08.03.03
MICROSOFT'S LATEST: Project SPOT - Smart Personal Objects Technology
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:03 CET under 01 - General News

When I was in Redmond for the MVP summit a few weeks ago, we also joined a session and demo of Microsoft's Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT), which will make everyday objects such as wristwatches, alarm clocks, and key chains, better at what they do. These information delivery devices will be able to provide high-value, personalized information that is time, location and context relevant. Enriching their functions in this way makes life easier for you, and with better communication.

Get what you need - when you need it. Just select the information you care about and your watch will do the rest. Let your watch intelligently filter information like sports scores, stock quotes, and weather for timely updates.

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Friday, 07.03.03
UPDATE: Running Voice GSM now with HP iPAQ 5400 support and more
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Good news came from Pocket Presence, with the Version 2.5.2, Running Voice GSM also supports the Bluetooth connection from your HP iPAQ H5400 to your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Due to some changes in the Bluetooth stack of the iPAQ, Bluetooth connections wasn't supported with the previous version.

Also new is the support of the Audiovox RTM-8000 Tri Band GSM/GPRS Compact Flash card and the Siemens S55 mobile phone.

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Thursday, 06.03.03
WIRELESS: Seemles Roaming between 2.5G and W-LAN Networks
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:03 CET under 01 - General News

Ben pointed me to this piece of software from PCTEL which isn't available today for Pocket PCs but looks pretty promising to be viewed and tracked, it's that kind of application which decides for me via which available network an Internet connection should be established:

The Segue Roaming Client application makes 802.11 technology easy to use and profitable to operate. This software enables users to locate, detect, and seamlessly connect to WLAN networks. Optional communications modules also enable connectivity to CDMA2000 1X or GPRS network data services for roaming capabilities between WLANs.

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REVIEW: IA Style Tools for Smartphone 2002
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:03 CET under 08 - Reviews

IA Style Tools is a software collection for the Microsoft Smartphone which contains three applications: IA File Manager, IA Task Manager and IA Space Maker.
While a file explorer would be expected to be included into the Smartphone by default, it isn't part of the Microsoft Smartphone OS and therefore it's highly appreciated to have a kind of file explorer on the device. Task Manager and Space Maker are utilities which helps you to get more out of the limited hardware resources of the Smartphone as you still have to keep in mind that the Microsoft Smartphone 2002 is primarily a mobile phone and not a PDA and therefore it includes less RAM or storage space.

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Wednesday, 05.03.03
RELEASED: Spb's GPRS Monitor Version 2.0 is available
Posted by Arne Hess - at 21:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Spb announced today the release of Spb GPRS Monitor 2.0, a significant update to the popular software for users with wireless Pocket PCs.

GPRS is a 2.5G wireless data technology that allows users to perform a variety of functions: check email, browse the Web, use instant messaging technologies, transfer files, and much more. However, in most parts of the world, GPRS solutions are quite expensive - users pay by the megabyte (MB) for the data transfer they use. Since there are no built-in tools on the Pocket PC to help track data use, it's very easy for users to quickly use up their data allotment without knowing, and have an expensive bill show up at the end of the month.

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TECHNET WEBCASTS: Writing Home screens and using a Microsoft Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Attend a live event at your computer. Register for a Microsoft Webcast today! You can participate by attending Microsoft's live, interactive online events. Experts from the industry demonstrate, discuss and answer questions on the latest software from Microsoft.

The next two interesting Webcasts for Smartphone 2002 are about "Writing Home Screens for Smartphone 2002" and "Using a Microsoft Smartphone and Learning Tips and Tricks"

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ANNOUNCEMENT: IA Style is going to releasing IA Photo Caller ID
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Amazing! While I was working on the preview of Caller2Picture for Smartphone, I got the notification that IA Style is working on a similar product called IA Photo Caller ID:

'IA Photo Caller ID makes it more fun to receive calls on your Smartphone! You can assign a BMP, GIF, or JPEG image to a particular contact. Then, when that person calls you, his or her picture will display on your Smartphone.

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PREVIEW: V2R Caller2Picture for Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:03 CET under 08 - Reviews

Vision to Reality, well known for it's Caller2Picture for Pocket PC Phone Edition is currently working on porting Caller2Picture to the Microsoft Smartphone 2002 platform.
Thanks to them I got a pretty early alpha version to be previewed here on PPCW.Net because the high interest of Smartphone owners for C2P for the Smartphone.

Basically, Caller2Picture for Smartphone will include everything we already know from the Phone Edition version which means you can assign different pictures per contact phone number as well as assigning ringtones per contact (which is a Smartphone feature anyhow but is combined in one user interface now). What I've heard also - which is unconfirmed anyhow so far - is that you can also assign pictures and ringtones per category.

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Tuesday, 04.03.03
UPDATE: Pocket Presence's SMS Manager 1.0.7 now with iPAQ H5400 support
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

The SMS Manager is the only instrument you need to be able to sync and send SMS messages on the fly.

This software builds upon a GSM/Bluetooth equipped Pocket PC 2002 device working together with a mobile phone handset. Based on this hardware combination, the SMS Manager offers easy to use interfaces for composing and managing, sent and received SMS messages.

You are able to send the same message to multiple recipients by selecting more then one contact in the To: field when composing messages, just as you would sending an email message from the PDA built in email program. There are additional similarities like: unsent SMS messages are stored in the Outbox, sent and received messages are stored in a received and sent box.

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SERVICE: Imhotek ports IXP to new Sony Ericsson P800 Mobile Phone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:03 CET under 01 - General News

Oxfordshire, March 4th: Imhotek Limited, a privately owned company specialising in providing messaging and knowledge management consultancy services and products, has announced the release of its Imhotek X-ccelerator Program (IXP) for the new P800 mobile phone from Sony Ericsson. IXP enables users of POP/IMAP and SMTP mail services to significantly reduce the size of data sent and received over GPRS and GSM.

"The new generation of handsets are as much PDAs as they are communication devices," says Steve Allam, Technical Director at Imhotek. "As these phones proliferate across organisations, IT and finance departments will need to put in place policies to manage the increased usage and costs of handsets that can send and receive e-mail and data. IXP realises substantial cost savings for wireless data transfer."

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Monday, 03.03.03
LAUNCHED: First UK 3G Network went live today on 03.03.03
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:03 CET under 01 - General News

The UK's first mainland third generation mobile network is officially opening for business, enabling callers to see each other and send video footage via their phones.
3G has been much-hyped, promising to take mobile phones to a new level with video and data.

But there have been massive delays in rolling out the networks and customers will not be able to get their hands on the phones until later this month, raising concerns over technical glitches and a shortage of handsets.

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THOUGHT: Time for GSM Carriers to understand the TCP/IP world and its billing options
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:03 CET under 09 - Thoughts

The 3GSM Congress was two weeks ago and CeBIT will start in two weeks and in Cannes we saw a lot of interesting developments for operators and I'm sure we will see interesting product announcements on CeBIT.

However, I'm still afraid that the GSM carriers still don't understand the Internet world in all its details and I'm not talking about the tech staff (these guys know how to build GSM networks, maintain GGSNs and SGSNs), no - I'm simply talking about the product managers which are responsible for the service and product designs.

I'm sure - now where we come closer to the launch of 3G networks - that we will see some introductions of streaming or download services but guys, please keep your customer in mind. GPRS is still to expensive, everywhere in the world and therefore I propose that you have a closer look how the Internet works.

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CONTEST: GPRS Monitor 2 User Interface Skin Contest by Spb
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

As you have read before, the new Spb GPRS Monitor 2 will be more customizable and while Spb already has created some carrier skins for T-Mobile, Orange, O2 and Vodafone, there might be lot more designs possible - doesn't matter if it is another carrier skin or if it fits to your overall Pocket PC customization.

If you like to design skins also, this is your chance to win a copy of GPRS Monitor 2 if it is released in it's final version. Spb hosts together with PPCW.Net a small UI contest here. Just upload your work to the comments bellow and you have the chance to win one copy of GPRS Monitor 2!

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SOFTWARE: Keep your Pocket PC and Mobile Phone synchronized
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Smart Softworks released Smart GSM 2.1. With Smart GSM as a successor of a successful Smart Nokia project, you can finally unleash the power of your Pocket PC handheld and have it really work for you! Smart GSM will transform your handheld in your most trusted and precise GSM manager.

You can easily synchronize your phonebook items with Pocket Outlook, manage your SMS or picture messages, upload your favorite group graphic/operator logos and ring tones to your mobile phone or send them to your friends.

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Sunday, 02.03.03
HOME SCREEN: Tanager Home screens for download
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

I couldn't resist do to a little bit more with the Tanager photos I've recently posted here than putting them on the site only and therefore I've decided to tune up my Canary to a Tanager - at least with some Home screens. ;-)

If you also want some new Home screens for your Windows Powered Smartphone 2002, check out Smartphone Themes which has some great designs there. If you like to set the Tanager photos from PPCW.Net as your Home screen, here are two themes I've built:

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UPDATE: More information and pictures about the Mitac Smartphone 2002
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

msmobile posted the following information about the new Mitac clamshell Smartphone which was announced two weeks ago in Cannes.
Also Mitac published some high-resolution pictures of its first Windows Powered Smartphone which will be called "Mio 8380".

'MiTAC has announced the release of a groundbreaking new device that promises to revolutionize personal communications and enrich digital lifestyles. The Mio 8380 smart phone integrates the key capabilities that people need to realize the ideal of a full-fledged digital lifestyle--cellular phone voice calls and messaging, digital photography, personal information management, anytime/anywhere e-mail and Web connectivity, online chatting, digital voice recording, and mobile audiovisual entertainment.

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Saturday, 01.03.03
BROWSER: ftxBrowser as an alternative for PIE
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Ed from Pocket PC Thoughts reports about a freeware Internet browser I've never heard about before too:

ftxPBrowser for Pocket PC 2002 which supports Multi tab window and Save image to file. and requires Pocket PC 2002

According to the project site currently not supported (but the developer is working on it) are: download of file by link, reload page by Toolbar, saving typed history and add/edit favorites.

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GPRS PC-CARD: T-Mobile to introduce the Option GlobeTrotter Tri-Band Card
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:03 CET under 01 - General News

Yesterday evening, when I watched TV I saw a T-Mobile Germany commercial where they highlighted a new GPRS product - a GPRS enabled PCMCIA card which looked like the Option GlobeTrotter card (see my review here) and indeed, T-Mobile has the card on its website - announced as "coming soon".

So if you are a T-Mobile Germany customer and still not using their MDA but a Pocket PC with the option to support PC cards (like the HP iPAQ series or the Casio E-200) this card might be the perfect solution for you.

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PUBLIC BETA: Spb released GPRS Monitor 2.0 Beta 5 - add your feedback!
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

If you are a serious user of GPRS on your Pocket PC or Pocket PC Phone Edition, you might already use a GPRS data tracker too, which makes today - because of the GPRS costs - pretty much sense!
Maybe the best today available GPRS monitors is Spb's GPRS Monitor. However, there is always room for improvements and the folks at Spb improved a great application to make it even better!

Now, GPRS Monitor 2.0 is available as public Beta 5 for download.

The most important improvements and feature changes are:

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