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Thursday, 29.04.04
MEMORY: Is your upgraded T-Mobile Phone Edition out of memory also?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:24 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Today I got a "wake-up" call from John Crawford who recently upgraded his T-Mobile Phone Edition to Windows Mobile 2003, we've reported about here also. What he wrote me today doesn't seems that promising at all since it seems Windows Mobile 2003 on a U.S. T-Mobile Phone Edition has a serious memory problem. I'm publishing John's E-Mail with his permission here again:

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THOUGHT: Why should I pay AOL $19.95 for a Pocket PC client?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:29 CET under 09 - Thoughts

Okay, maybe I've missed something (and in addition I have to admit I'm not a big fan of AOL anyhow since I believe into the Internet and not some propriety services) but why the heck should I pay AOL 19 US$ for a Pocket PC client? Only to get my AOL Mails sent & received, my AOL Instant Messenger to "send & receive" IMs, my AOL Address Book to access my AOL address book from my handheld, my E-Mails automatically downloaded and to send mails then signing off with one single tap?

Well, all these features are handled by my Pocket PC anyway, thanks to Pocket Outlook, Inbox, MSN Messenger, Pocket Internet Explorer - without paying an additional Cent!

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RELEASE: Vodafone Germany released its first Phone Edition - the Qtek 2020
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:31 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

It seems that today is Vodafone day on PPCW.Net. :-) Vodafone Germany silently released its first Windows Mobile powered device as the "Vodafone Personal Assistant" which is a HTC Himalaya - branded by Qtek as 2020.

Seems to be a new strategy from Vodafone to release HTC devices under OEM brand names (like the previous released i-mate Smartphone2 from Vodafone Australia) beside Vodafone's own Live compatible devices?

Anyway - the Vodafone Personal Assistant (after the xda = eXtended Digital Assistant and the MDA = Mobile Digital Assistant now the VDA) is available from Vodafone Germany's online shop.

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ROAMING: Vodafone Germany enables roaming for mobile data transmission via UMTS
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:01 CET under 01 - General News

Vodafone is the first network operator in Germany to offer UMTS roaming for German Vodafone customers to Intranet, Internet and E-Mail in six European countries.

Dusseldorf, April 29, 2004. Notebook users with Vodafone's new "Mobile Connect Card UMTS" can also gain high-speed access to the Internet, Intranet or E-Mails when they are abroad. Vodafone has become the first German mobile telecommunications operator to enable UMTS roaming using a datacard or UMTS handset in Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. There is no additional basic fee, and there is no need to reconfigure the card or notebook.

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UTILITY: Jeyo Mobile Companion - an information manager for Smartphone and PPCPE
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:09 CET under 01 - General News

Jeyo, the maker of Jeyo Personalizer for Smartphone recently released Jeyo Mobile Companion which is an ideal PC partner application for your Windows Mobile Smartphone or Pocket PC Phone Edition device. Like the previously released Sync 4 Outlook from V2R it connects your Windows PC with your Window Mobile device and enables them to utilize each other's capabilities through a familiar and ease-to-use Outlook-styled PC user interface.
It lets you to communicate instantly with hundreds of millions of mobile phone users around the world directly from your PC using SMS, and manage all the important personal data on your Smartphone or Pocket PC Phone Edition.

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Wednesday, 28.04.04
REVIEW: Innovi Bluetrek G2 Bluetooth Headset
Posted by Arne Hess - at 21:04 CET under 08 - Reviews

Some weeks ago - after the CeBIT, Innovi Technologies sent me their latest Bluetooth headset, the Bluetrek G2 for a review and since that, I was using it more or less every day - together with my i-Mate Smartphone2 and i-Mate Pocket PC Phone Edition.

The Bluetrek G2 weights around 12 grams only while it provides up to 9 hours talk-time with 400 hours stand-by time. That's fantastic values but is it worth the money?

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UTILITY: PhatWare released PhatNotes for Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:59 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

After Syncdata's SmartPhoneNotes, another Notes application was released yesterday by PhatWare: PhatNotes Smartphone Edition. According to PhatWare, it's an advanced notes organizer for Microsoft Windows Mobile powered Smartphones and Desktop PCs. PhatNotes allows users to create notes and organize them by type, subject, creation and modification date. PhatNotes provides powerful text search, document security, and email capabilities. Interface to the Contacts Database enables quick access to email addresses and contact information.

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SHOPPING: Great savings on PocketGear.com's Weekly Specials
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:37 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Our affiliate partner PocketGear.com today launched its Weekly Specials which will consist many of their top software solutions and each week PocketGear.com will be on the lookout for the hottest solutions at the best prices in order to give their valued customers the chance to load their Windows Mobile devices with quality software.

In addition to their weekly specials PocketGear.com will be offering a free Windows Mobile theme each week for subscribers only - now personalizing the look of your device is even easier.

This weeks Weekly Specials are:

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Tuesday, 27.04.04
INTERACTIVE: Windows Mobile 2003 SE Developer Chat with Microsoft
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:43 CET under 01 - General News

Are you developing applications for Pocket PCs or Smartphones? Have questions about how to code for mobile devices? Come get the answers from Microsoft!

Tonight Microsoft's James Pratt is doing a chat on Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, with some new content compared to what you may have heard from him at MDC.

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UTILITY: SmartPhoneNotes now with Smartphone 2003 and Samsung i600 support
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:08 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

It took a while but now, Syncdata's award winning SmartPhoneNotes is available in the final 2003 version which means it's 100 % Windows Mobile Smartphone 2003 compatible and in addition, Giuseppe also made it to support the Samsung SCH i600 Smartphone (available from Verizon Wireless).
The only phones, not supported by SmartPhoneNotes are the Mitac devices now.

If you are a heavy user of Outlook Notes, SmartPhoneNotes is a "must have" application because it adds the missing Notes support to your Smartphone including full synchronization between your PC and the Smartphone with full ActiveSync integration.

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Monday, 26.04.04
BETA: Spb is looking for Beta testers for Spb GPRS
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:21 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Spb Software House announced in the PPCW.Net Forum, that they seeks for beta testers for their new Spb GPRS Monitor for Microsoft's Windows Mobile Smartphone. This new application is very similar to its Pocket PC predecessor, Spb GPRS Monitor 2.0, and will provide you with detailed information about your online traffic amount and its costs.

All active beta testers will be rewarded with a full copy of Spb GPRS Monitor Smartphone as soon as the final version will be released.

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PHONE EDITION: Wistron subsidiary AnexTEK Technology begins own-brand PDA phone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:53 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

According to an article of DigiTimes, Taiwan-based AnexTEK Technology, a subsidiary of Wistron, has begun its own-brand PDA phone sales in some areas, including Germany, India, Italy, Russia, South Africa and much of Asia, according to the company.

The SP230 was AnexTEK’s first own-brand PDA phone. It was launched in March and features Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC OS phone edition with a 400MHz Intel PXA255 processor. AnexTEK expects to launch its second model in the second half of this year, as well as several Smartphones to be unveiled in the third quarter, according to the company.

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Sunday, 25.04.04
BLUETOOTH: BT Patch for 2210 and 1940 users with Nokia 6230 and 6820 phones
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 08:33 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

There has been an issue about the 2210 and 1940 not being able to bond with Nokia 6230 phones and 6820 phones.

This patch has been circulating in beta and seems to be working pretty well.

If you happen to own a 1940 or 2210 and need to bond them to a 6230 or 6820 mobile phone, this patch might be what you are looking for.

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Saturday, 24.04.04
THOUGHT: We need a new DRM model for a new world we are living in
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:10 CET under 09 - Thoughts

For a couple of weeks I'm thinking about the perfect DRM (Digital Rights Management) now and wonder why we don't have a satisfied solution available which satisfies everybody: the industry and the user.
The reason why I'm thinking about DRM so much is the fact that I have most of my CDs ripped to my PC to listen the musing at home on my PC, at work on my Notebook on the move with my Smartphone, Pocket PC or iPod. However, I'm also entering the stage now, where I'm thinking about building a Media Center PC and with this PC, DRM becomes even more important because I would like to rip my DVDs also to store them on a single location - the hard drive of my Media PC which should be the location where all my media contents should be stored in future.

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SITE: Why do you visit PPCW.Net and what do you want to read about?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:03 CET under 06 - Site News

During the past days and weeks, I had some interesting on- and offline discussions with site visitors as well as with business professionals and companies about what they want to see more on PPCW.Net. Therefore I thought about why not making this discussion public and ask you - the PPCW.Net visitors - why you visit PPCW.Net and what you want to see more?

What do you would like to read more about:

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Friday, 23.04.04
PHONE EDITION: China Unicom and Microsoft jointly launch the CU928
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 07:30 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Another Pocket PC Phone Edition makes it into the market. This time coming from China Unicom NewSpace, a subsidiary of China Unicom, in a joint effort with Microsoft Corporation today launched China?s first CDMA 1X Windows Mobile-based device called CU928. With powerful streaming media functions, it is the first operator-customized device to support China Unicom?s new U-Web mobile data service.

The CU928 is runs on Microsoft's Windows Mobile 2003 Software for Pocket PC and is the first device that takes advantage of delivering rich data content using Microsoft's Media Player 9. This enables advanced data applications of real time TV, real time video traffic information and mobile data sharing among many others.

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Thursday, 22.04.04
TIP: How to store Inbox attachments into your Storage Card (iPAQ 2210 and others)
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 08:35 CET under 11 - Tips and Tutorials

I've used this quite often and with so many attachments that I receive and download, I should have the right amount of space for it. I'm sure that my Pocket PC's built-in memory will never be able to handle the size of attachments I receive from time to time.

For most of us this process may be a simple one. In the Pocket PC's Inbox, go to Tools and then Options. As you enter the tabbed window called Storage, you will see a check box that says "Store attachments on storage card". For most Pocket PCs this works like a charm and attachments are stored into the Storage Card instead of the main memory.

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Wednesday, 21.04.04
MOBILE PRINTING: FieldSoftware released SmartPhonePrint for Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:08 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

I've previously written that FieldSoftware was working on SmartPhonePrint for Smartphone which allows you to print E-Mails, Contacts, Tasks and your calendar through Infrared but also supports Bluetooth printing support!

FieldSoftware is well known for their printing solutions on Pocket PCs and its latest product is more than unique with its Bluetooth support!

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UTILITY: V2R released Calls2React v1.0 for Pocket PC Phone Edition
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:34 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

V2R Vision to Reality today announced the availability of Calls2React v1.0 for Windows Mobile.
V2R Calls2React is a tool that displays a picture for every incoming, outgoing or missed calls and is a plug-in for V2R's Caller2Picture but designed as an upgrade to Pocket PC Phone Editions calls history.

With V2R Calls2React you can view a picture of every missed/incoming/outgoing for easy recognition. The picture is assigned by V2R Caller2Picture and automatically used by Calls2React.

Once a call is recorded, several options are available:

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Monday, 19.04.04
ANNIVERSARY: Happy birthday Pocket PC
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Microsoft releases next-generation PDA, the Pocket PC and more than 60 hardware and software partners joined Pocket PC launch to signal arrival of next-generation mobile computing.

NEW YORK - April 19 - Today in New York's Grand Central Station, Microsoft Corp. announced immediate availability of the Pocket PC and joined industry partners to herald in a new era of truly personal computing. Microsoft President and CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled new Pocket PC designs from hardware partners Casio Computer Company Ltd., Compaq Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Symbol Technologies Inc. while putting the devices to the test through demonstrations showcasing their wireless, enterprise and cutting-edge gaming and video capabilities. More than 60 companies showcased their Pocket PC solutions in the launch Partner Pavilion, and executives from TD Waterhouse Investor Services Inc. and SAP AG joined Ballmer on stage to announce how they are using the new Pocket PCs in customer scenarios.

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Saturday, 17.04.04
COLLABORATION: GPRS boosts Wi-Fi and vice versa
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:53 CET under 01 - General News

The Register recently published an article which indicated, on the bottom line, that both technologies collaborates perfectly. Best show case for this is T-Mobile U.S. which is the largest GSM carrier and HotSpot provider there:

T-Mobile, for instance, says that 30 per cent of its hotspot subscribers also have cellular data plans based on GPRS. "This trend should be a wake-up call to any carrier offering or planning to offer a cellular data service," Pyramid said, endorsing T-Mobile's strategy of early, heavy investment in hotspots.

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Friday, 16.04.04
PHONE EDITION: Full specifications of HP's iPAQ H6300 Phone Edition leaked
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:27 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Matt M of Australian MTekk got more information about the rumored HP Pocket PC Phone Edition, called iPAQ H6300 and also reports on some very credible looking specifications:

Courtesy of new MTekk forum user ragnew, we now have what seems to be the most complete specifications yet for the oft-rumored hp iPAQ 6000 series Pocket PC Phone. The source is a draft 3 page brochure, which seems to go into quite some detail. It looks like this will be quite a formidable device, although the fact that the brochure is a draft may indicate that further hardware changes are to occur. Nonetheless, it's exciting to see this level of detail!

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Upgrade: T-Mobile Germany finally released the WM 2003 upgrade for MDA I
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:08 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

After the release of several US Windows Mobile 2003 upgrades (including the T-Mobile USA upgrade), T-Mobile Germany finally released the long awaited MDA I upgrade which is available free of charge as download from T-Mobile Germany.

With the Windows Mobile 2003 version you get a new and improved Pocket PC Phone Edition version for the MDA I

Please note that this update is in German and intended to be used on German T-Mobile MDA I's only. Also you need a German MSISDN (phone number) to download the ROM.

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SHOPPING: The PPCW.Net i-Mate Phone Edition arrived today
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:42 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Today, the next awaited batch of the PPCW.Net i-Mate Phone Edition arrived and can be ordered from now. As before, the i-Mate Pocket PC Phone Edition is SIM unlocked which means virtually any GSM 900, 1800, 1900 MHz SIM card can be used with it and it.

Also I'm often asked what the UK power plug means. It means more or less nothing except that you might need a pin adapter (please see my article here: TRAVELING: Using Your Pocket PC in other Countries) The charger itself supports 110 - 220 Volt and therefore it can be used all over the world. In case you come from the U.S. you can easily get such an adapter from RadioShack (bought one as well there, last week - when I was in Seattle).

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Wednesday, 14.04.04
SUMMIT: Mobile Device MVP thumb workout at Summit 2004
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:02 CET under 06 - Site News

One week ago, when I was on the Microsoft MVP Summit, we had a great dinner at the "Rainier Club", downtown Seattle.
Beside lots of one to one discussions and talks with the Microsoft Mobile Device PMs we also took the chance for this group photo of most of the Microsoft Mobile Device MVPs (some of us are missed because they weren't able to attend the summit) we called "Thumb Workout": :lol:

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UPDATE: Pocket Bluetooth Tools for HTC Himalaya released in version 1.1
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:32 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

As announced earlier, Pocket Bluetooth Tools adds the missing Bluetooth functions to the O2 XDA II (and similar Pocket PC Phone Editions, like the T-Mobile MDA II or i-mate Phone Edition).

The current version includes a couple of interesting updates and enhancements:

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PROCESSORS: Intel announces next generation processors for PDAs and Smartphones
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 04:59 CET under 01 - General News

Intel Corporation recently announced a new family of processors based on Intel XScale® technology that can handle multiple forms of wireless broadband access with the computing power to provide smartphones and PDAs with enhanced video capabilities. Smartphones powered with this new processor will have full motion video conferencing capabilities while PDAs will have DVD-quality video playback capabilities.

This new family of processors was code-named "Bulverde" and has been unveiled as the PXA27x series of processors.

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MVP: Congratulations to the new MVPs
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 01:24 CET under 01 - General News

As of April 12, 2004, seven new MVPs have been added to the list of Microsoft MVPs for Mobile Devices.

Congratulations to Manop Agrasut, Rob Borek, Robert Boyd, Rey Flores, Mauricio Freitas, Bob Katayama, and Pat Logsdon.

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Monday, 12.04.04
UPDATE: HP releases 1.10 SoftPaq for iPAQ h5550 models
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 21:59 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

After releasing the SoftPaqs for the h2210 iPAQs last month, HP has finally released the 1.10 SoftPaq for the h5550 series iPAQs. The most noticeable updates in this version of the SoftPaq is the inclusion of the updates for MSN Messenger which was previously offered as a RAM install upgrade, and the updates for Microsoft Reader which fixes issues of not being able to open e-books from certain sources.

This SoftPaq also adds iPAQ specific updates such as the SDIO Camera driver update and Socket Scanner. The Bluetooth build has been updated as well as the WLAN driver.

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Saturday, 10.04.04
THOUGHTS: Is more really better or is it just excess baggage?
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 19:16 CET under 09 - Thoughts

If you've been a long-time Pocket PC user, you might have come across those little utilities and applications that take up a mere 40K to100K. This can be from Registry editors to simple tweaking interfaces that help the average Pocket PC user do those complicated registry hacks from a simple interface.

Over the years, more and more developers have started offering multi-functional applications to add value to their products. The downside of this is that most of them offer these features in a fixed package. These applications have steadily grown in size where one application could have started out as a 600KB installation, with every added feature or version upgrade, it grows by about 50KB to 100KB.

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Thursday, 08.04.04
SYNCHRONIZATION: SMS Sync 4 Outlook by V2R released
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 06:49 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

V2R - Vision to Reality has just released SMS Sync 4 Outlook which allows the user to synchronize and send messages via Outlook on the desktop PC. Aimed at the heavy SMS user, this utility will prove to be an indispensable piece of software.

V2R's SMS Sync 4 Outlook requires a PC running on Windows 2000, XP, or 2003 and Outlook 2003 to work. This nifty utility works for Pocket PC 2002 and Windows Mobile 2003 Phone Edition only.

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PIM: Agenda Fusion updated to version 6 - supports Windows Mobile 2003 SE
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 02:31 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

For some, Pocket Outlook seems to be a tad on the anemic side lacking features like linking items to contacts, appointments or tasks. This is why DeveloperOne developed Agenda Fusion - to give the mobile power-user the best out of the office personal information management software.

Agenda Fusion has gone a long way and with DeveloperOne's dedication to the Windows Mobile platform, they have come up with their new version supporting the latest Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition for Pocket PC.  New for this version is full landscape support for Windows Mobile 2003 SE.

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Monday, 05.04.04
SPREADSHEETS: PlanMaker 2004 from SoftMaker now in Public Beta
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 17:06 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Late last year we mentioned that SoftMaker, the makers of TextMaker was planning on a Pocket Excel replacement which gives full Excel capability to the Pocket PC called PlanMaker 2003. Since then they have renamed it PlanMaker 2004 and will feature functinoality never before achieved in a handheld device.

PlanMaker 2004 features desktop-class spreadsheet capability for mobile devices. It has a comprehensive set of calculation functions, lets you present results visually through charts too. PlanMaker 2004 also promises seamless document exchange, comprehensive calculation features, comprehensive formatting options, use drawings and pictures, charting, analyzing data, and extras like support for 17 different languages.

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THOUGHT: I did it, again I bought another Apple device - after several years...
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:32 CET under 09 - Thoughts

Okay, yesterday a couple of us Mobile Device MVPs (not to say most Europeans ;-)) visited Bellevue (which is half of the way between Seattle and Redmond) just for one reason - shopping at CompUSA... :-D
And yes, I have to admit I did it - after a long period of not using an Apple device (the last one I owned was an Apple Newton, my first PDA ever) I bought it - an Apple iPod!

You might wonder know why and iPod where my Pocket PCs and Smartphones can play music as well! and I'm a Microsoft MVP? Well, for several reasons:

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TODAY SCREEN: Taking an in depth look at the Windows Mobile 2003 Today Theme
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 01:05 CET under 11 - Tips and Tutorials

We have been fascinated by the ability to change the Pocket PC's Today Theme starting with Pocket PC 2000. Although limited, Pocket PC 2000 themes were as simple as copying two graphic files into the Windows folder to add a personal touch to our well loved devices. Pocket PC 2002 changed the landscape by allowing the user to have a wallpaper image with a watermarked Start menu. Pocket PC 2002 went even further with the ability to personalize individual elements in the Today theme.

With Windows Mobile 2003, more features are supported and more elements are opened up for tweaking. The Start menu now can be set to use preferred font colors, the color of the tap-and-hold circles can now be changed, and the internal colors (the horizontal lines in the list views of applications can also be modified.

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Sunday, 04.04.04
UPDATE: i-mate released ROM update 1.66 for PPCW.Net i-Mate Phone Edition devices
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:15 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Club i-Mate today released the expected and previously in the Forum discussed ROM update for the i-Mate Pocket PC Phone Edition. This update is now available for download in both English and Arabic versions! It includes the security fix for MSN Messenger, configuration settings for the Bluetooth Serial Port profile, improvements in handling SMS and the latest radio version but also reduces the number of processes started if you switch on the device and much more.

The update will erase all existing information on your device. It is strongly recommended that you synchronize your Contacts, Calendar, Inbox and Tasks to your PC before updating your device. The details of the ROM image are:

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Friday, 02.04.04
OFF-DUTY: Leaving for the annual MVP Summit in Seattle
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:00 CET under 06 - Site News

For me it's time to pack my bags now. Also this year Microsoft is holding the annual MVP Summit in Seattle and Redmond which gives us (the MVP)s the possibility to meet with the teams and brains behind the products we are supporting/representing.
From tomorrow morning until Friday evening I will be away - from Munich to Copenhagen to Tacoma to downtown Seattle to Redmond to downtown Seattle to CompUSA/BestBuy ;-) to Tacoma to Copenhagen to Munich.
I always appreciate this summit because Microsoft provides us insights into further developments (NDA for sure) as well as want to get our feedback we've collected during the year from you. But also it's the chance to meet the fellow MVPs.

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THOUGHT: W-LAN roaming business models which will never work - here E-Plus
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:43 CET under 09 - Thoughts

Today, German GSM and UMTS operator E-Plus proudly presented their first Wi-Fi roaming agreement with  Airnyx, which allows E-Plus customers to use Airnyx Wi-Fi HotSpots - currently available at gas stations only.

While we discussed the sense or no-sense earlier, when Agip (an Italian owned gas station) announced it's cooperation agreement with Airnyx, today E-Plus also announced the price plans to use the HotSpots and hell, I don't know what they had in mind but for sure they don't want to make Wi-Fi a success at all:

"E-Plus Online WLAN" costs 12 Euro Cents (0.15 US Dollar) per minute with a minimum usage-time of 30 minutes which is 3,60 Euro (4.45 US Dollar) for 30 minutes W-LAN on a gas station. 8O

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Thursday, 01.04.04
PHILIPS: Reentering the Windows CE market for April 2005
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 20:21 CET under 01 - General News

With the announcement of the availability of Windows CE 5.0, Philips has recently announced that they will re-enter the PDA market with a new entry level device aimed at the very low end market. Targeting a price range of $99 for a Windows CE powered device, they will be implementing a monochrome screen but promises to offer great connectivity through its special port.

Included with the package will be a landline click-on modem which promises blazing speeds when hooked up to a phone line. Able to run on penlight batteries, (suggesting a couple of LR6 type batteries), the device is good for at least 16hrs of continuous use.  Innovative design is the key for Philips this time keeping all controls within fingers' reach...

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BACKUP: Sprite Backup for Smartphone now available
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - at 15:21 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Arne announced the development of the Smartphone version of Sprite Backup last February.  It is our pleasure to bring you the news that Sprite Software has recently announced that Sprite Backup for Smartphone is now commercially available. 

Sprite Backup offers a simple and reliable way of backing up data on the Smartphone.  Based on the success of Sprite Backup for the Pocket PC, this new product for the Smartphone is sure to offer the same feeling of security to Smartphone owners.

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