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CONNECTIVITY: Pocket Presence released Running Voice GSM 2.0 Beta
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 30.05.02 - 16:29:00 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 7184x
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As Pocket Presence, the maker of Running Voice GSM, already announced in January the first Beta of Running Voice 2.0 becomes available now and brings major changes and enhancements:

Running Voice GSM 2.0 is quite similar to the 1.x on the user interface level, but underneath a lot has happened. Most enhancements in 2.0 are based on the following new components:

Major new features

  • Works together with Bluetooth headset
  • Much improved Bluetooth phone support
  • Data communication statistics (via Flexport GSM)
  • Simplified data connection configuration (via Flexport GSM)
  • Easy switching between voice/SMS/data (using Flexport GSM)
  • Signal strength indicator in the navigation bar
  • Syncing of SMS between the phone and PDA

Flexport GSM
Flexport GSM is a separate application and handles by default all communication on a Pocket PC device. Flexport GSM is able to manage several parallel communication sessions with different applications. As Flexport manages all data communication you can view, as well, download statistics over a period of time. Also found in Flexport GSM is a semi-automatic network wizard for configuring data connections in GSM networks (GPRS as well as CSD) all over the world.

The Bluetooth manager
The Bluetooth manager is an embedded component in the Running Voice GSM application and provides a range of features for optimizing Bluetooth communication with other devices. Auto resume, synchronization and headset mode (passive mode in user profiles) are some of the features enabled by the Bluetooth manager.

The wireless service platform
The new release of Running Voice contains an embedded platform for integration of additional services and functionalities. Using the service platform (which was pre-launched in version 1.1) and a special distribution tool, carriers, service providers and enterprises can easily develop and wirelessly deploy advanced solutions to existing Running Voice clients.

Supported GSM devices
Running Voice GSM 2.0 adds support to a number of new devices, both handsets, PC cards as well as Bluetooth cards.

  • All Ericsson Bluetooth enabled phones
  • Nokia 6310
  • Option Globetrotter PC card
  • Novatel Merlin GSM/GPRS PC card
  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 750 PC card
  • Nokia Card Phone 2.0

Supported Bluetooth devices

  • iPAQ 3870 (built-in Bluetooth)
  • Socketcom (driver 120D)
  • AnyCom (driver 1.4)
  • TDK BluePaq for iPAQ

Supported PDAs
Any Pocket PC 2002 but Pocket PC 2002 only

With the One Click Mobility I was able to use some major parts of Running Voice 2.0 before and it was a great invention to connect Running Voice GSM for voice as well as for data with a GSM cell phone. I'm sure the 2.0 version is even better now and I will give it a test soon. A price, upgrade path or release date isn't given today but will be announced here as soon as available!

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by Anonymous on 30.05.02 - 00:00:00

Great software! I'm already using 1.1.1 and can not wait for your review AND (a little bit more important ;-) that it becomes available! Hopefully Pocket Presence give it for free or reduced to current 1.1.1 owners.
Any words if it runs with the Compaq Wireless Pack?

Posted by Ronny Gydar on 31.05.02 - 00:00:00

I got a Compaq Wireless GPRS jacket...I wish THAT one was also supported, since I am really not to happy with the SW that came with the jacket, and ANY alternativ would be interesting to look into!

Arne, any idea if the Compaq GPRS jacket will be supported in the future (...or even better, if Compaq will make "PocketPC Phone Edition" available to the GPRS-jacket owners;)!?

Posted by Helio Diamant on 31.05.02 - 00:00:00

I also received the beta, as being editor of Pocket PC Freak (in Hebrew, sorry), and have been playing with it since yesterday night. The software is really incredible, and is worth every penny you spend on it.

Pity that we don't have GPRS in Israel yet but you can never have it all !!!

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