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Saturday, 31.01.04
BETA: All-locations is working on ALL-backup for Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:58 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

All-locations is looking for BETA-testers for their latest product: ALL-backup. If you own a Windows Powered Smartphone and would like to participate as a BETA-tester you can register for the Beta now.

ALL-backup will backup the following Smartphone settings:

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SHOPPING: Limited amount of i-Mate Phone Edition available during next week
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:51 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

As I've announced a couple of days ago the PPCW.Net i-Mate Phone Edition is currently sold out. However - as I also said - I was awaiting some money transfer payments and it seems that a couple of guys ordered the device but never confirmed a successful payment or paid. Therefore I will be able to give away these devices and upload them to the PPCW.Net Shop stock!

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UPGRADE: Siemens released free WM 2003 upgrade for its SX56 Pocket PC Phone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:52 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Siemens seems to be the first company which released a Windows Mobile 2003 upgrade for a its Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition and best of all - it's available for free!
While we still wait for the WM 2003 upgrade for the T-Mobile Phone Edition (US and Europe) from today the Siemens upgrade is available from its website:

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Thursday, 29.01.04
PHONE EDITION: Orange UK gets their own Himalaya
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 15:48 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Our friends at MoDaCo were quick to see this. Orange UK now has their own Himalaya Pocket PC Phone Edition. Dubbed the SPV M1000, the O2 branded Himalaya is similar to the O2 XDA II and PPCW.Net i-Mate Phone Edition and since November 03 already available from Orange Denmark as as "Orange SPV 2020".

It is nice to see that more and more carriers are now carrying the Himalaya based Pocket PC Phone Edition. The SPV M1000 may slightly differ with the Orange specific applications and Java applications which apparently have been preloaded into it. Orange states that some of their services which they are offering with the SPV M1000 may not work outside of the UK.

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Tuesday, 27.01.04
UTILITY: KelBran Sync Manager 3.0 for Smartphone released
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:01 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Today, KelBran finaly released its Sync Manager for the Microsoft Smartphone which is also available for Pocket PCs since last year:

With Sync Manager you can use more than 2 ActiveSync partnerships. Simply establish a partnership with any computer, start Sync Manager at least once and this partnership will always be retained. Even if asked to delete a partnership to make room for another, Sync Manager allows you to still sync to the deleted computer. Just start Sync Manager before you sync to a computer.

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CRADLE: Carcomm International released Mobile Cradle for HTC Himalaya
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:31 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Carcomm International recently released a car cradle which is designed for the HTC Himalaya platform (known as xda II, PPCW.Net i-Mate Phone Edition and others) with original bottom connector and steady fitting for your Phone Edition.

Specially designed for mobile use it's charging through the 12 Volt cigarette lighter and also includes a RS-232 and a PS/2 connector for connecting the device with other external accessories, for example a GPS Receiver.

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UTILITY: Auto Switching Bluetooth Beta for HTC Voyager
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:08 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

The Voyager Bluetooth functionalities seems to receive developer's focus now.
On MoDaCo, "MrMagoo" posted about a tool he developed which basically switches Bluetooth on as soon as you receive a call and switches it off right after you end the call. This should/might helps to save battery if you don't have Bluetooth running all the time:

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Sunday, 25.01.04
UPDATE: Pocket PC Bluetooth Tools for HTC Himalaya
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:34 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

In December I've reported about "Pocket PC Bluetooth Tools" for the HTC Himalaya platform and since the first version, it made some serious progress I want to follow-up now.

Pocket Bluetooth Tools adds the missing Bluetooth functions to the HTC Himalaya Phone Edition which was pretty weak with the first ROM but updated with the later released ROM update. However, this Bluetooth implementation is far away from a perfect solution and therefore Pocket PC Bluetooth Tools still has its right to exist:

The current available version from 11.1.2004 includes:

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Saturday, 24.01.04
AVAILABLE: Xetra xBar 2.0 for Smartphone released commercially
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:17 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Yesterday I've previewed Xetra's xBar 2.0, today he released it commercially.
It's available from now from Handango for around 6,00 Euro:

Microsoft Smartphone 2002 and 2003 are multitask OS but Windows don't provide any tools to exploit it. xBar is the solution!

After install it, long press on action button to display xBar. xBar enables you to exploit best Windows features from your Smartphone such as easy task switching and clipboard management.

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Wednesday, 21.01.04
SOFTWARE: Euro coins pocket collector v1.3 released for Pocket PCs
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:17 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Albegor, an Italian independent software developer, is proud to announce version 1.3 of Euro coins pocket collector for the Pocket PC platform, an original software for both beginner and expert Euro coins collectors on the go, much appraised for its quality graphics and educational value.

The third revision of Ecpc includes the complete Portuguese translation and boasts some new useful features and enhancements suggested by users about both usability and graphics issues, making the experience of Euro coins collectors on the go even more pleasant and funny.

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Tuesday, 20.01.04
BETAS: SyncData released two Smartphone Betas
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:15 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

SyncData, the developer of SmartphoneNones, recently released two new Betas, while the SmartphoneNotes 1.2 Beta is a Smartphone 2003 compatible version "only" and SmartphoneFind is a new project to look for items (tasks, contacts, appointments, files...) containing a specified search string.

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PROTECTION: Covertec released its new leather case for HTC Himalaya
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:53 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Covertec today announced its latest leather case for the HTC Himalaya (aka O2 xda II, T-Mobile MDA 2, PPCW.Net i-Mate Phone Edition).

This high quality leather case is especially designed for the Himalaya and includes natural beige overstitching, magnetic loop closure. 2 credit/business cards slots, 2 SD/MMC card slots, direct access for synchronization cables, removable belt clip.

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FUN: SmartInsert for Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:04 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Do you remember the "Smiles SIP for Pocket PC" I've reported about here some weeks ago? Now another similar application is available - but this time for the Smartphone:

Insert in with a click the smiley into your Messenger applications (MSN, Agile Messenger...) or into your SMS/MMS and E-Mail!

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Friday, 16.01.04
CUSTOMIZATION: SmarTweak2 for Smartphone released
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:11 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

SMARTGV, a developer of several Smartphone applications, recently released SmarTweak2 for Smartphone.

SmartTweak2, which runs on your PC, provides an easy interface to personalize your Smartphone as much as possible and includes editing the  Boot/Shutdown as well as much more:

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UPDATE: Developer One Power Tasks for Smartphone released in Version 1.6
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:54 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

This new update to Developer One's Power Tasks makes it an even more powerful tool for management of your Outlook tasks on your Windows Mobile Smartphone!

Power Tasks greatly enhances the capabilities of your Smartphone to better manage your Outlook tasks/to-do list!

Power Tasks was optimized specifically for your Smartphone to help you use your phone as a very powerful task management tool. Going far beyond the built-in Tasks program, Power Tasks gives you the power to group your tasks by category, date, priority? Create, edit and modify tasks? Quickly navigate your list, and personalize it to help you stay on top of all of your important to-dos!

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Thursday, 15.01.04
DEVICES: HTC to produce two different shaped Voyager Smartphone 2003
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:05 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

A couple of days back, several sites (like reported about a mysterious "new" Smartphone from HTC which was called Qtek 8060 and which is announced on French Dangaard's website to be available during January.

If you read the specifications it might reminds you pretty much on the specs of the HTC Voyager (available from PPCW.Net as PPCW.Net i-Mate Smartphone2) and well, don't makes me wonder anymore because both devices are HTC Voyagers! 8O

Today I had to check some stuff on the FCC site and also browsed the Voyager documentation there and see what I've found:

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TRACKING: ACME Auctions for Smartphone released
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:46 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

This is definitely something eBay power sellers and buyers awaited - an eBay client for your mobile device - here the Microsoft Smartphone!

Download auction information onto your Windows Smartphone and track your eBay finances from anywhere! Using your phones GPRS connection, ACME Auctions downloads auctions you are buying and selling and displays them in an efficient and easy to read manner. Avoid having to scroll around Internet Explorer and having to wait endlessly for your data to load!

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Wednesday, 14.01.04
INPUT METHOD:Resco releases latest International Keyboard for Pocket PC
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 15:24 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Resco recently released their latest SIP Keyboard called Resco Keyboard PRO. Now on version 4.0, and supporting multiple languages, it is definitely a very powerful input method.

This may as well be the best solution to users of Pocket PCs and Pocket PC Phone Edition who want to use localized keyboard layouts in their devices.

It gives you the ability to write texts and control your applications faster than ever before. In addition to the system keyboard, there are three numeric layouts, including a "Writing Calculator" for typing numbers or numerical expressions. In addition, there is a special keyboard that allows you to customize your Pocket PC for fast insertion of frequently used phrases. The keyboard is fully skin able and supports more than 20 national keyboard layouts.

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Monday, 12.01.04
UTILITY: PHM Pocket PC PowerToys 0.14 released
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:47 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

My fellow MVP Philippe Majerus today released his latest PocketToys for Pocket PC in version 0.14.
This new build includes some new features in existing utilities (especially the ability to clean a database without deleting it, especially useful to empty Pocket Outlook storages) but also a a new tool called Admin.

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Friday, 09.01.04
MOBILE FAXING: KSE releases XDA II compatible Truefax
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 16:20 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

KSE Software recently released their latest version of their popular faxing software called Truefax. Now on version 2.05, KSE Truefax now allows you to send and receive faxes from your XDA II and MDA II Pocket PC Phone Edition devices running on Windows Mobile 2003.

KSE Truefax is a simple way of sending and receiving faxes using standard fax tiff files which can easily be transferred to the desktop PC for easy printing. KSE Software also announced that they will soon be releasing another update to their faxing software. The next release will be on version 3 and will include printing capabilities which will allow IR printing to an IR equipped printer.

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MULTILINGUAL: Microsoft Smartphone 2003 now with 10 T9 languages
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:08 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

I often read in the newsgroups, forums and by E-Mail the question from international users if there is a way to get this or that T9 language file for a Smartphone because until today the support of international languages is pretty limited.

If you are not a Smartphone user so far the problem with Smartphone 2002 is that it contains 4 languages only (sometimes maybe 5) and this user interface languages are linked to the T9 input languages. In fact it means if your UI is English, also your T9 input method is English. Anyway - this was tweaked some time ago but nevertheless - as good this tweak worked, as long as your device already contains your favorite language, there is still no way to add a different language-set for T9 if you are using another language then the pre-installed ones.
Also it wasn't possible to change the language within creating a SMS message which was inconvenient at all and not state of the art for today's mobile phones!

However, it becomes better now! :-) With the latest official ROM I received today for the i-Mate Smartphone2, Smartphones now supports much more languages and you can change between the languages even while you are in the text mode! :-)

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SHOPPING: PPCW.Net i-Mate Smartphone2 Developer Edition on sale now
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:17 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Today I received the final ROM for the PPCW.Net i-Mate Smartphone2 (also known as Orange SPV E200 or Qtek 8080) which is above all a great mobile phone based on Microsoft's Windows Mobile 2003 Smartphone operating system and HTC's Voyager hardware design. The built-in camera can snap photos and record videos. Also the PPCW.Net i-Mate Smartphone2 will be the first Microsoft Smartphone which features Bluetooth. In addition you can expect to find all the basic and advanced phone functions on this Smartphone, but what makes it the smartest phone available on the market today is the Windows Powered software that lets you E-Mail, Instant Message, surf the Web, listen to music, play games, and much, much more.

Unlike many other Microsoft Smartphones, the PPCW.Net i-Mate Smartphone2 supports several T9 input languages like: Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese and Swedish which makes it a great companion for European users as well!

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Wednesday, 07.01.04
RELEASE: Audiovox introduces new Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC Phone Edition
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:23 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

In an effort to bring together handheld computing and innovative mobile phone technology in one multi-purpose, compact unit, Audiovox Communications Corporation (ACC), a majority owned subsidiary of Audiovox Corporation announced today that it will launch the PPC 5050. The announcement was made at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

In addition to being a Pocket PC and dual band CDMA/PCS wireless phone, the PPC 5050 is equipped with Microsoft Windows Mobile Phone Edition 2003, an Intel 400MHz Processor, 64 MB Memory and a built-in SD/MMC slot for extra memory. The PPC 5050 also has an integrated MP3 player.

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Sunday, 04.01.04
UPDATE: Two Peaks releases Windows Mobile 2003 compatible BizBeam v2.0
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 09:36 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Two Peaks has recently announced the release of their updated version of their vCard beaming software called BizBeam. The update not only includes fresh looking icons, but also includes some fixes and support for Windows Mobile 2003 devices as well.

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Friday, 02.01.04
SHOPPING: PPCW.Net i-Mate Phone Edition on Sale from PPCW.Net Shop
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:24 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

From today, the PPCW.Net i-Mate Phone Edition (based on HTC's Himalaya Pocket PC Phone Edition 2003, also known as O2 xda II or T-Mobile MDA II) is on immediate sale from PPCW.Net's Online Shop.
While I already received the stock on December 23rd, I've decided to make it available from now because of the season holidays and my holidays until this Sunday.

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