June 2008 - Posts

Hanging with the Toshiba G910
Fri, Jun 27 2008 5:02

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This has been my machine for the past 5 days, and it is quite interesting: notice the fingerprint reader on the left bottom, I use as an application launcher and also to avoid tapping the PIN on the screen.

Also the screen as a new WVGA (wide-VGA) resolution of some incredible 800x400 pixels.

As a clamshell device, you have a nice LCD that gives you the time, appointments, SMS's, lost calls and contacs.

Check out some more pictures here.

Official Wm 6.1 upgrades
Fri, Jun 27 2008 4:41

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With the revamping of the Windowsmobile.com portal came the news: the select devices that will recieve WM 6.1 upgrade are: the Tilt, Blackjack II, Moto Q Global, Pantech Duo, Moto Q9c, and much more.

To see if your device is listed follow this link.

Almost Twins...
Fri, Jun 27 2008 4:22

touches

Phonescoop has managed to get their hands on two of the most interesting Wimo devices to hit the market on the next weeeks: the HTC Touch Diamond and the HTC Touch Pro.

In what concerns to specs, my choice goes to the HTC Touch Pro, however this photo comparison has left me a bit disapointed being much thicker than the Diamond.

If you want to see more, head over to phonescoop.com.

Sync your SMS’s with Outlook
Mon, Jun 16 2008 6:41

remotemgr

Jeyo Inc. has a very nice Outlook extension named Jeyo Mobile Extender 2.5 for Outlook, that  allows the seamless and easy synchronization of text messages between Windows Mobile devices and Outlook.
Without a shadow of a doubt this extension has filled in a gap left by Activesync with overlooks SMS’s synchronization.
To me this nice $19.95 app has two features I much appreciate: SMS printing and also sycing SMS with different devices.
For more info and to give it a try,  click here.

TouchFLO 3D like screen plugin and more!
Tue, Jun 10 2008 17:53

Alfonso Presa as made a very nice today Skin/Plugin named Throttle Launcher that enables one to give a diferent look to their today screen.

Here are two very fine examples:

Windows Mobile 7

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Touch FLO 3D

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The software is free, so if you want to try it out go to throttlelauncher.com.

Device password recovery with Exchange 2007
Tue, Jun 10 2008 17:26

 

Being an Exchange admin with several users, and having to enforce password policies might be tricky at first, because people are not used to have a PIN or a password set on their mobile handset and tend to forget it until they get comfortable with this.

Exchange 2007 has a neet password recovery feature that can be reached by the user through OWA, or by the Exchange administrator through the Exchange Management Console over or via Exchange Management Shell using the following script:

Get-ActiveSyncDeviceStatistics -Mailbox:"alias" -ShowRecoveryPassword:$true

In order to activate this function you must create and Exchange Activesync Policy on the Client Access Option of Organization Configuration, and set the "Enable password recovery" property.

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If the user ever forgets its PIN, he sould then browse over to OWA and in the Options panel choose “Devices”, select the device they want to recover the PIN and click the button that says “Display Recovery Password”.

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A new password is then generated and should be entered on the device.

In order to enter the new password on the device without resetting it, in the keypad screen you must go to “Menu- Reset Password” and then insert your new PIN.

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Afterwords you will prompted to enter the recovery password provided in OWA.

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If all goes well you should have successfully reset your PIN/Password.

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Windows Mobile and 3G iPhone comparison chart
Tue, Jun 10 2008 16:08

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Edward J. R. from Msmobile.com has published quite an interesting article where he compares the future 3G Apple iPhone with existing Windows Mobile devices.

It seems that some specs and facts where purposely downsized in order to make the iPhone look good.

Check out the comparison chart and share your thoughts about it.

Freebies
Tue, Jun 10 2008 15:56

Today there were announced two free applications for Windows Mobile:

3D Nine Hole Golf

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Microsoft is offering this 3d golf game at Windows Mobile Owners Circle.

This a quite interesting 3D golf game with 3 courses you can try your skills before going for the 9th hole with you boss.

 

Mobile Football Euro 2008

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This one I found out over at Jason’s blog and its a free application that allows you to stay up to date with your team’s results.

You can download it from NoShape’s dedicated website the company that developed the application.

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Follow the Euro anywhere...
Fri, Jun 6 2008 14:52

Euro 2008 pocket pc 

Querie has just released an application that allows anyone to get updates and info about the European Soocer (or Football) Championship.

Here are the main features:

  • Information about the next game;
  • Stadium info, including GPS coordinates;
  • Team info, including player photos;
  • Games info, with scores, replacements and yellow and red cads shown; 
  • Stats, top scorers and players with disciplinary infractions.
  • The Euro 2008 PocketPC, comes in 6 languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, German and Italian.
  • On-line updates.

For $8.10 you can get your copy at handango

More information and screenshots here .

 

Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile!
Wed, Jun 4 2008 16:17

Windows Slideshow Mobile 

Windows Sideshow is now avaliable for Windows Mobile 5.0 and 6 devices. This release is only a Beta and intended for Developers. However if you wish to try some of the great features like controlling Windows Media Player or Powerpoint from your device via Bluetooth, I advise you to download this small application here.

There few are steps you must take:

  1. Install the CAB file on your device;
  2. Create a Bluetooth partnership from your PC (Microsoft BT drivers recomended);
  3. On the device properties go to bluetooth services select Windows Sideshow;
  4. If prompted to install a driver get the files here;
  5. Finaly go to your control panel - Windows Sideshow and activate the gadgets you wish;

The Powerpoint gadget is not avaliable by default so I recomend downloading it from here.

You will need Windows Vista 32 or 64 Bit edition. Developers might want to take a look here

HTC Raphael - Windows Mobile at its best
Wed, Jun 4 2008 4:59

HTC Raphael 

If you thought that Diamond was a major breakthrough for Windows Mobile, than I say that the new HTC Raphael tops the Diamond.

Maintaining the same device specs, except for the 4GB internal drive and the 900mha battery, where you now have 512MB ROM and Micro SD expansion Slot (which I value more since I own an 8GB Micro SD), a 1350Mha battery and a full qwerty keyboard which I find very very useful.

Furthermore you have Bluetooth, Wifi and UMTS, the new Touch 3D. All this weighing only 165gr with battery.

Which do you prefer: the diamond or raphael?

UPDATE: Oh, and it does have TV-out!

CSI Mobile?
Tue, Jun 3 2008 16:16

csi mobile 

If you are law enforcement agent or a forensics specialist that often needs to investigate mobile phone from criminals and victims than this is the right software for you:

This software "extracts all possible data from the device memory, including the SIM card, contacts list with all contact fields; incoming/outgoing/missed calls; receive and delivery reports log; GPRS traffic counters log; calendar events; SMS, MMS, E-mail messages; multimedia (photos, pictures, videos, melodies, text documents, applications); voice records; Life Blog. You can see the deleted messages that have not been written over. The amount of extracted data depends on the model of the phone. The software extracts data in the forensically sound manner without altering it in anyway so it can be presented as evidence in court."

The Oxygen Forensic Suite 2 works with more than 500 mobile devices including Windows Mobile devices.

Learn more about Oxygen Forensic here.

Source: Windows IT Pro

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Moto Q9c upgrade for Windows Mobile 6.1
Tue, Jun 3 2008 16:07

Q9c 

Sprint has just released an upgrade for the Motorola Q9c for their costumers that gives them access to some neet features like the new home screen, the copy/paste funtion and others.

Here in europe we are still awaiting on the Q9h upgrade to be released...

You can download the Q9c upgrade for WM 6.1 here.

Source: Everything Q

 

Samsung i770??
Mon, Jun 2 2008 18:12

 i770

It seems there will be a Samsung i770 but only for the USA market and Verizon is the responsible for its release.

The device in specs is much alike the i780, however in shape and design, in my opinion seems more refined. Oh, and also I like the traditional d-pad more than the over touted optical pad.

 More info at pocketnow.com 

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Windows to Windows Mobile file correspondence
Mon, Jun 2 2008 17:40

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I have made an assessment about which files you edit/create in your Windows PC, and which programs you need to install on your Windows Mobile device in order to view that document or even edit.

Please feel free to suggest any file/software you might see fit to include in this list.

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Samsung i780 Case
Mon, Jun 2 2008 17:29

Sansung case 

I have been looking arround for a case for my Samsung i780 without any success.

Today I found a leather case manufacturer by the name of Noreve that has great leather cases for some of the most popular Windows Mobile devices like the Moto Q9 the HTC TYTN and Touch and many others.

To check out their webpage click here.