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Monday, 28.02.05
UPDATE: O2 released Xda IIs ROM update
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:18 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Last week, O2 UK released a ROM update for their Xda IIs Pocket PC Phone Edition (aka HTC Blue Angel) Version 1.31.139 is available for you to download now and fixes/changes the following items: an on-screen button to quickly flick between Landscape and Portrait modes fro O2 Active User Interface, repositioning of the O2 icon, (finally) Bluetooth build 3500 - featuring improved pairing, compatibility and operation and last but not least general operational updates, improving power management and device stability.

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Sunday, 27.02.05
UNAVAILABLE: Motorola MPx220 ROM-update disappeares "temporarily" only?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:25 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

I just was on the Motorola MPx220 ROM update page I have written about before and for my surprise, the MPx220 ROM update is "temporary unavailable"?

Hmmm, I have no idea what went wrong but maybe the ROM version 1.30.0.0 (designed for Cingular customers only) wasn't that good as expected?

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Saturday, 26.02.05
CALENDAR: Developer One released Agenda Fusion Version 7
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:07 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

A couple of days ago, Developer One - known for great Pocket PC and Smartphone software - released an update of their famous Agenda Fusion original Pocket PC Calendar replacement.

Agenda Fusion makes managing all of your important information easy. Bringing all of your appointments, tasks, notes and contacts together in one easy to use solution, the new version 7 gets even better.

Not only will you manage your time more effectively, you can now organize everything with the new Projects view. It's project management made simple for everyone!

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UTILITY: Socket WLAN Tools Mobile Edition v2 for Windows Mobile 2003
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:21 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Socket recently released a new driver and utility for their W-LAN CF and SD cards which adds a couple of new handy features. While many/most Pocket PCs have W-LAN inbuilt today, a couple still exclude W-LAN - like the famous HTC Magician (aka i-mate JAM, O2 Xda II mini and T-Mobile compact).

The Socket WLAN Tools Mobile Edition v2 software utility for Windows Mobile 2003 (including Second Edition) allows you to view connection status, monitor available networks and troubleshoot connection issues - a US$ 25 software value that works exclusively with Socket CF and SDIO WLAN Cards (as well as with SanDisk cards, as I've tested it ;-)).

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Friday, 25.02.05
RELEASE: Vodafone Germany to introduce the VPA compact aka HTC Magician [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:16 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

In addition to today's VPA IV announcement, Vodafone Germany also announced to introduce the VPA compact on CeBIT mid next month. According to Vodafone Germany's press release, the VPA compact is basically the same device as previously introduces by T-Mobile as MDA IV and O2 Asia as Xda II mini or i-mate as JAM.

Since it is also based on HTC's Magician platform, it will features:

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RELEASE: Vodafone Germany to introduce the VPA IV aka HTC Universal
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:49 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Today, Vodafone Germany announced plans to introduce a VPA IV Pocket PC Phone Edition in summer 2005 which will be previewed in two weeks at CeBIT fair. According Vodafone's (German) press release, the VPA IV is basically the same device as previously announced by T-Mobile as MDA IV and Orange as SPV3G.

The VPA IV is based on HTC's Universal platform - HTC's first UMTS device and features, according to T-Mobile, Orange and Vodafone:

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Thursday, 24.02.05
BROWSER: 1st early Mozilla Minimo clone available for Windows CE
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:54 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Doug Turner, lead-developer of the "Minimo-Browser" recently posted the following information in the netscape.public.mozilla.small-devices > Mozilla Windows CE Development newsgroup:

Hello all,

Thank you for your interest in the Windows CE work we are doing. I have gotten a lot of feedback from my posting to the newsgroup regarding help on building a great browser for Windows CE. I thought I would take this  moment to tell you the progress I have made and point out a few areas where I think you can help.

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RUMOR: Is Orange to release an SPV C550 with QVGA screen and music support? [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:45 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Is Orange to release an updated SPV C500 so called C550? At least Leigh over at CoolSmartPhone.com have received some anonymous information that Orange is going to introduce another HTC Smartphone which was unknown so far.

CoolSmartPhone.com also received the following specs:

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Saturday, 19.02.05
UTILITY: BTAutoSync SP - scheduled Bluetooth synchronization for Smartphones
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:02 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

BTAutoSync SP (Bluetooth AutoSync) for Smartphone 2003, is an application which will schedule repeated and automatic ActiveSync over Bluetooth with Desktop PCs, similar to server based sync!
BTAutoSync SP will 'wake up' at user-defined intervals (as often as every minute) and attempt to locate your Bluetooth/ActiveSync Desktop (over Bluetooth) and establish an ActiveSync connection.

BTAutoSync SP will search for your Desktop (Bluetooth partner) at a user-defined interval - if the partner is found, an ActiveSync connection is initiated and synchronization occurs.

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Tuesday, 15.02.05
UTILITY: Spb Software House released Spb Weather for Pocket PC
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:59 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Yesterday, Spb Software House released its latest utility: Spb Weather.

Spb Weather is the most powerful weather forecast Today plug-in. You can customize weather views, skins and even the weather forecast data source. Spb Pocket Plus users can save space on their Today screen running Spb Weather as a tab of Pocket Plus 2.5.

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3GSM LIVE: More Orange 3G SPV information and photos revealed
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:27 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

We've heard a lot of rumors about an Orange 3G SPV but so far nobody was able to prove. However as expected by insiders - it's the same device we also know as Orange SPV 3G and therefore based on HTC's Universal reference design:

Orange's new SPV 3G integrates 2.5G, 3G and Wi-Fi and genuinely places the office in your pocket, with functionality and power similar to a desktop PC.  The device, which is approximately 100 cm2 is like a mini laptop that fits into a pocket – and includes a 520 Mhz Intel processor and the Windows Mobile operating system.

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3GSM LIVE: T-Mobile MDA IV - the world's first 2.5G, 3G and Wi-Fi MDA officially introduced
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:24 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Today at T-Mobile's press conference, René Obermann, CEO of T-Mobile provided more information about the T-Mobile MDA IV aka HTC Universal Pocket PC Phone Edition:

T-Mobile's new MDA IV integrates 2.5G, 3G and Wi-Fi and genuinely places the office in your pocket, with functionality and power similar to a desktop PC. The device seamlessly connects to the fastest T-Mobile network available, allowing users to have access to a broadband internet connection wherever they are while on the move. The device, which is 100 cm2 is like a mini laptop that fits into a pocket and includes a 520 Mhz Intel processor and the Windows Mobile operating system.

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Monday, 14.02.05
3GSM LIVE: Dangaard to introduce the Motorola MPx Phone Edition to EMEA
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:12 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

I just come back from a meeting with Dangaard and I'm happy to tell you, that the Motorola MPx Pocket PC Phone Edition isn't dead at all - not in Asia where it was previously released nor in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) where it is to be released soon through Dangaard's exclusive distribution agreement with Motorola.

According to a spokesman, Dangaard confirmed me the MPx will become available in April through different sales channels including network operators and retail.

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Friday, 11.02.05
UTILITY: Spb Software House released Spb Pocket Plus 2.5
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:32 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Spb Software House has just released a new version of the world's most popular Pocket PC application - Spb Pocket Plus. Spb Pocket Plus 2.5 introduces new idea of Spb product integration. Every new release of Spb products featuring Today plug-ins from now on can be embedded as separate tabs in Spb Pocket Plus Today plug-in. For example the updated version of Spb GPRS Monitor (starting from version 2.3) can be placed now in tab of Pocket Plus plug-in thus saving Today screen area. The new feature is implemented with the idea to save maximum Today screen user area and to provide better Pocket PC user experience.

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REVEALED: More HP Messenger hw6500 series details available
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:20 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Do you remember the HP Messenger we was writing about a couple of days ago? GpsPasSion has received some real photos of the device which looks very promising and as expected, you can see on the photo that it will really comes with a 240 pixel square screen:

Over the past few days, information has been circulating about the first PDAPhone with a built-in GPS that joins the ranks of PDAs sporting a GPS such as the Mio168 or Garmin iQue's.

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Thursday, 10.02.05
INTEGRATION: i-mate & Skype form global partnership
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:46 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Today, i-mate, industry innovators of wireless device solutions, and Skype Technologies, S.A., the Global Internet Telephony Company, officially announced the first wireless mobile handsets preloaded with Skype software.

Newly manufactured i-mate PDA2K and i-mate PDA2 handsets will be produced with Skype's award-winning software preloaded, enabling i-mate owners to use Skype immediately on start-up of their device. Both handsets are dual mode GSM/GPRS Wifi handsets that, with Skype included, allow users to make free, superior quality voice calls wherever they are worldwide. Skype software will also be installed on new i-mate JAMs.

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Wednesday, 09.02.05
REVEALED: Orange to carry the SPV M500 soon
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:33 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

According to the Dutch Orange page, Orange is ready to release the SPV M500 soon which is better known as HTC Magician aka i-mate JAM/O2 Xda II mini.

Not that much information there yet, no price nor an announcements about availability but the interesting detail is the picture: Orange will carry the "male" version of the Magician (in stylish O2 Xda III/IIs anthracite):

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Tuesday, 08.02.05
REVEALED: Vodafone Germany to release the Motorola MPx220
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:24 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

According to the German online magazine heise.de, Vodafone Germany is ready to release the Motorola MPx220 Windows Mobile Smartphone during February this year.

Without a contract it should be available for around 470 Euro.

Wow, good news for Windows Mobile lovers; after the successful T-Mobile SDA-line launch and o2's announcement to release the MPx220 (wonder when it will happens), now Vodafone Germany joins the Smartphone hype with the MPx220! :-) Germany becomes Smartphone paradise. ;-)

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Sunday, 06.02.05
UPDATE: Motorola released ROM update for MPx220 Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:38 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Motorola recently released a ROM update for the MPx220 Smartphone which is - however - designed to work with the Cingular sales pack only.

According to the Motorola site, where you can get the update, this update is for devices which has a different version than the 1.30.0.0 but unlike HTC updates (like for the Xda Pocket PCs or the i-mate Smartphones) the tool offers a "personal data backup" functionality:

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Friday, 04.02.05
RUMOR: Is HP ready to introduce its third Pocket PC Phone Edition?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 08:48 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Brighthand got information and photos about a new HP iPAQ which remind pretty much the Treo 600:

Yesterday, HP said it intends to release later this year a cellular-wireless handheld called the iPAQ Mobile Messenger. Now, several images have been given to Brighthand of this upcoming device.

According to the source of these pictures, this device will be part of the hw6500 series.

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Wednesday, 02.02.05
SENSATION: T-Mobile announces new UMTS MDA Pocket PC Phone Edition
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:20 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

MDA IV is the first Windows Mobile Pocket PC based mobile communications device to integrate WLAN, GPRS and UMTS technology. Additional highlights: E-Mail Push-Service, Bluetooth, full keyboard, two cameras, video telephony and Windows Mobile platform. High-resolution VGA screen for optimum display of Internet pages and image files.

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RELEASE: i-mate to release the O2 Xda IIi PPC Phone Edition soon
Posted by Arne Hess - at 09:36 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Fellow PPCW.Net reader Felix received information from i-mate, that they will also carry the previously, by O2 UK, released HTC Alpine aka O2 Xda IIi:

Hello Felix,

I am the Technical Support Manager for i-mate and I was running through the emails when I saw yours. As a pocket pc fan myself, I wanted to share this piece of information with you. We are releasing a product called Pocket PC Mont Blanc version which has quite the same specs as the XDA IIi. The release will be in Europe during February but I don't know the exact date.

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Tuesday, 01.02.05
UTILITY: Handango Ships Handango InHand for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs
Posted by Arne Hess - at 21:45 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Today, Handango, a leading provider of mobile downloads, announced the availability of Handango InHand for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs devices I've reported about last February when Handango show-cased it at 3GSM Congress in Cannes. Handango InHand is an intelligent, device-resident download client for smartphones and wireless handhelds.

Handango InHand enables operators to streamline content delivery across all smart phones; present a compelling, branded interface; improve customer awareness of downloads; increase content revenues and data traffic and deliver a superior download experience.

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UTILITY: MP3 ringtone "patch" for HTC Magician 1.0
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:07 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

The HTC Magician (better known as O2 Xda II mini/dopod 818/Qtek S100/i-mate JAM), as well as all other Pocket PC Phone Editions support MP3 files as ringtone but it might be a little bit difficult to select a new MP3 file as ringtone because you can not do it through the File Explorer, you might expect.

This little free utility fixes the problem since it adds an option into the File Explorer for MP3 file.

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AVAILABILITY: O2 UK released the Xda IIi for immediate availability
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:41 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

It took a while and some of you even thought it's a ghost only but finally O2 UK, who released the Xda IIs (HTC Blue Angel) previously, released the Xda IIi (HTC Alpine). As reported before, the Xda IIi is the follower of the Xda II which means it comes along in the same form factor and housing but the the CPU was upgraded from a 400 MHz XScale to a 520 MHz Bulverde, the Xda IIi includes a Megapixel camera instead of a VGA only and also has built-in W-LAN!

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