after some 3rd party developers released some Windows Mobile compatible
drivers, also Microsoft gives SideShow some love by releasing Windows SideShow
for Windows Mobile. Not yet mass-market ready, Microsoft's Windows SideShow for
Windows Mobile Developer Preview v0.01 is an application for Windows Mobile 5
and Windows Mobile 6 Pocket PCs and Smartphones that allows you to use your
Windows Mobile device as a Bluetooth SideShow-compatible device. This enables
you to use your phone as an extra window into your PC. You can both access your
computer's information from your Pocket PC or Smartphone, and control the
computer through a gadget interface.
While the phone is out of range, or when your computer is off, you can
continue to view content sent to the phone previously. This makes it easy to
send information to the phone that you'll need later on.
The developer preview is available in English only and supports Windows
Server 2008, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista
Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate Bluetooth-enabled PCs using Microsoft's
Bluetooth stack. Toshiba Bluetooth stack isn't supported at the moment.
Furthermore, Windonws SideShow for Windows Mobile requires a Bluetooth-capable
Windows Mobile 5, Windows Mobile 6 Standard or Windows Mobile 6 Professional
device with the .NET Compact Framework 2.0 installed.
Cheers ~ Arne