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Thursday, 25.11.04
UTILITY: Spb GPRS Monitor for Smartphone released
Posted by Arne Hess - at 21:34 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Spb, well known for great Pocket PC software, finally released their long awaited Spb GPRS Monitor for Smartphone! If you are using a carrier which isn't offering a flat GPRS tariff, it's a complete solution for measuring the amount of data transfers via your GPRS, CDMA or GSM network connection and calculating network usage costs. Spb GPRS Monitor monitors all data transfers you perform and calculates the cost of your GPRS usage taking into account your service plan details: inclusive data amount, data block size. etc.

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Saturday, 20.11.04
LINK: Try before buy - Microsoft's Smartphone demo
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:55 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Are you not sure how a Windows Mobile based Smartphone works or which of the latest you might want to buy? Microsoft recently launched a flash-based Smartphone demo:

Want to see a Windows Mobile-based device in action? Click the demos below for a fun, interactive tour of the hardware and features of several cutting-edge Pocket PC Phones and Smartphones newly on the market. If you like to "try before you buy," demos can help you assess the key features of each phone. And if you're a proud new owner of one of the following phones, browse a demo to get acquainted with your new phone.

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Monday, 15.11.04
BETA TESTING: Fizz Software Fizz Traveller 2.0 - Beta
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:12 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

FizzSoftware looking to beta test Fizz Traveller 2.0 in a week or so. If you'd be interested in taking part, have a look at the Fizz Traveller 2.0 beta page.

The new version is packed with features, here are just a few:

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BOOK: Microsoft Press Microsoft Pocket PC - Das Taschenhandbuch, Ausgabe 2005
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:54 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

How many Pocket PC related books we need - at least one more - my latest one! :-) Together with Microsoft Press Germany, I'm proud to announce my latest book project - this time about Window Mobile Pocket PC 2003 Second Edition.

Since the book is in German, please find below more information in German:

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Wednesday, 10.11.04
COOPERATION: Navigon GPS expands to North American market
Posted by Arne Hess - at 21:26 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Navigon Inc. announces OEM agreement with Easy PocketNAV.com to Introduce OnCourse NAVIGATOR Software to turn PDAs into mobile GPS navigational sSystems:

Chicago, November 9 ? Navigon, an European market leader of mobile GPS navigation systems for dynamic telematics, navigation solutions and driver assistance systems, today announced an OEM agreement with EasyPocketNAV.com, a leading distributor for portable GPS navigation solutions. EasyPocketNAV.com will market and sell the OnCourse Navigator 4 software, based on Navigon's technology platform, which turns Microsoft-powered Pocket PCs into an easy-to-use voice guided GPS navigation system. Available Nov. 9 at www.OnCourseNavigator.com, OnCourse Navigator 4 gives users access to an advanced navigation system independently from their vehicles, allowing for accurate and secure travel no matter the location. Easy to use and install without any mounting costs or additional fees, OnCourse Navigator 4 offers advanced features such as individualized navigation maps for car and pedestrian navigation.

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SOFTWARE: It's SoftMaker's carnival time in Nürnberg, Germany with big savings
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:39 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Exactly at 11:11 am on November 11, Carnival starts in SoftMaker's hometown of Nürnberg - world-famous all over Germany.

Samba in Rio? Bah! Mardi Gras? Forget it! We have carnival speeches, we dance the polonaise, and we drink way too much beer. Unexpected side effects of Carnival become apparent nine months later and go by the names of Hans and Franz.

Harebrained Pricing in Nürnberg, Germany.
It is customary to do harebrained things on the day Carnival starts. Following this tradition, SoftMaker will slash prices of TextMaker, PlanMaker, and Nyditot Virtual Display. You'll be able to get many programs for pitiful amounts of money - starting at $11.11 or EUR 11.11!

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Friday, 05.11.04
UPDATE: Agenda Fusion and Pocket Informant got an update
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:38 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

The best Pocket PC PIM (Personal Information Management) replacements, Developer One Agenda Fusion and WebIS Pocket Informant got an update as Agenda Fusion 6.60 and Pocket Informant 5.5.

Pocket PC Thoughts' Jonathon Watkins had a closer look on the Pocket Informant update:

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LINK: Mobinaute previews the Qtek S1000 aka HTC Magician
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:24 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Alexandre of Mobinaute informed me, that he recently previewed the Qtek Qtek S100 (better known as HTC Magician Pocket PC Phone Edition or i-mate JAM) on Mobinaute. While the review is in French (the link below uses Google to translate it) it includes some nice and detailed photos of the device.
Also he puts some amazing comparison shots into his preview which gives you a good indication how small the Magician is - at least not longer than the "smallest" Windows Mobile Smartphone.

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UTILITY: HTTPMail Provider for Smartphone downloads Hotmail and MSN E-Mails
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:05 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

HTTPMail Provider is an add-on software for Windows Mobile Smartphones that allows you to download E-Mail from Hotmail, MSN or Lycos accounts. There's no need to run separate software on your desktop to enable E-Mail synchronization, the only requirement is that you have an internet connection.
HTTPMail Provider offers enhanced NLS (National Language Support) by using the same internationalization engine as Internet Explorer and other Windows CE core applications. You can send and receive E-Mails in most languages, including the ones with non-Latin alphabets such as Japanese, Chinese and Russian.

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Tuesday, 02.11.04
UTILITY: Ilium NewsBreak RSS Newsreader for Pocket PC released
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:55 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Ilium today informed me, that they released their latest product: NewsBreak for Pocket PC, which is a RSS-feed Newsreader for Pocket PCs.

With NewsBreak you have the latest information with you, wherever you go. Get the latest headlines, weather, sports, business and entertainment news wirelessly on your Pocket PC.

Stay productive any time, anywhere, by keeping up on recent events, industry news, and other information. Turn wasted time into useful time by catching up with whatever you're interested in.

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BETA: Code City CityTime Alarms for Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:23 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Okay, we know how "good" the Smartphone alarm function works (or not) and I'm still not satisfied with the Windows Mobile solution. Therefore it's great that 3rd party developers try hard to close this gap. Now Code City (makers of CityTime)is releasing the public Beta of CityTime Alarms which is an alarm clock and simple world time piece.

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