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Monday, 31.03.03
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
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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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
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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Monday, 03.03.03
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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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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