Thursday, November 30, 2006

Generate your mobile portal with Mob-it

Mob-it! allows you to generate your own mobile portal from virtually any website available on the web through its RSS feed. Just enter the RSS feed URL on this page and follow the instructions. The content will be downloadable on your mobile phone (more than 150 telephones tested and growing) and will be stored as a portal on your phone.You will be able to access it anytime, anywhere, even offline with a truly cool presentation and an easy access, and most of it, share it with your friends.

The generated content uses the Java format. Once you go through the three required steps to create your portal, you will then download a .Jad file to your mobile. It's a cool idea, but I'll stick to "more conventional" RSS readers.

NEC's Soft-shell mobile phone

This new phone does not use Windows Mobile but it's noteworthy.

"tag" is a new, malleable, casual communicator. It is not only soft but also flexible, for example, it can be hung from a belt or wrapped around the user’s arm. Shape-memorizing material and multiple pressure sensors allow the phone to change its shape according to the mode. The user can also alternate the mode by changing the shape. "


Intel to roll out Penryn

This has to be the best news ive seen in a while, This will revolutionise the world of Pocket computing. Penryn is a 45 Nanometer Processor. AMD will start shipping its cheaper version next month. Whilst they dont give much in the way of specs its going to still mean that because of size you can fit more of these in the same space a current CPU can sit in. Just think end of next year we could even have the first Quad Core Pocket Pc. More...

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Get the latest Opera mini for free

Opera mini works on any Java enabled phones, including Windows Mobile with Java virtual machine. There are two ways to download the software: On this page, just select your country and type in your phone number. You will receive a link by SMS to download the software to your phone. I tried that, but haven't got any SMS yet. You can also point your existing phone browser to and start the download. Which is, in my opinion, the easiest way to go.

Some of its new features include:

Photo Sharing: Snap a picture with your phone's camera, and upload it to your blog, forum or e-mail.

Secure Connection: Safely bank, make online purchases and manage e-mail from your phone.

RSS Feeds: Subscribe to your favorite RSS feeds and get your online news fix anywhere.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Oki Electric Iris Recognition Technology for Mobile Terminals

This has started getting a bit of press in the last 12 months, to be honest i dont see what the big deal is. For starters i wouldnt have highly confidential information on my mobile to begin with and having it traced using GSM cells is easy enough these days. Then again if these little data stores end up turning into Electronic keys for bank accounts and whatever else then this may be a good thing. More...

Monday, November 27, 2006

Introduction to Outlook Mobile Service

I came across this article on Microsoft website about Outlook Mobile Service that will let you use Outlook 2007 to send and receive email and sms from your desktop and mobile phone. This is a most welcomed feature. You will thus be able to send sms to multiple contacts right from your inbox.

"Outlook Mobile Service makes it easier to use both these media and is fully integrated with Outlook. With Outlook Mobile Service, composing and sending a text or multimedia message is now as quick and easy as creating and sending an e-mail message. After the message is sent, you can see it in the Sent Items folder in your Inbox."

Pencil Box Deluxe

This is my 4 year old Daughters favourite application on my Pocket PC, it has more features than you can poke a stick at not to mention an exit password to stop those (like my Daughter) little ones exiting the program and texting bizzare and wierd messages to your contacts. The overall features are endless with 6 different pages all with 8 visible pencils each with configurable colours (even has 5 pencil save slots so you can recall a colour scheme for a set of 8). you can download a trial or buy via here...

Shozu now for Pocket PC

What is Shozu you ask, With Shozu you can upload photos to popular services like flickr and also upload and manage other content like videos - all directly from your Windows Mobile phones! ShoZu is free to download and free to use, Previously this was only available for Smartphone but you can now get it for Pocket PC as well. More available from here...

Friday, November 24, 2006

Download free SPB Unithemes

Download UniThemes to change design of your entire Pocket PC. Installing a UniTheme will change design of all skinable programs so they will look in one style. Download

Catch someone's attention with FotoRythm 1.0

This is a very useful solution if you are in a crowd or in a pub and you want to catch someone's attention. FotoRythm 1.0 simply flashes your WM5 or WM2003 device screen, making it hard not to miss it. Download here...

HTC devices from 2002 to now.

GSMArena has done a good job assembling a table complete with all the devices manufactured by HTC from 2002 up to now. Since HTC has only recently decided to sell devices under its own brand, collecting all this data has been "a daunting task for us". Read more...

Thursday, November 23, 2006

The GSMart i120 has a TV recorder

The handset made for PDA lovers- with a pure PDA outlook, g-Smart i120 is designed to be easy-to-hold and easy-to-operate. Using the latest Windows Mobile5.0 AKU3.0 OS with Microsoft Messaging & Security Feature Pack (MSFP), it fulfills power users’ needs in every way. As the second generation of g-Smart, g-Smart i not only has all the attractive features, but also provides some more applications, such as Wise Talk, Smart Input, TV recording. Read more here.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Most powerfull Pocket PC todate

Yes i know this is a big call but check the specs on this little Gem,

O2 XDA Flame,

Operating System: Windows Mobile 6.0 Processor: Intel XScale PXA 270NVIDIA GoForce 5500 GPU for next-generation mobile graphics!!!Processor Speed:520 MHZ
Display: 3.6 " VGA Touch Screen
Memory: 2 GB Flash ROM, 64MB RAM
Camera: 2.0 Mega Pixels
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11b+g
Sound: SRS Mobile HD surround sound
Other Features: TV- OUT Connector, USB ON-THE-GO

i know what i want for Chrismas

HTC intoduces the P4350

Yet another Pocket PC from HTC. The P4350 has a slide out keyboard and looks like the Tytn but without UMTS. Personally I've chosen to stick to GPRS for data connection as I find 3G devices quite expensive. More...

Review of Windows Mobile 6 for PPC has an extensive review of Windows Mobile 6, codenamed Crossbow, including enough pictures to give you the impression you're actually using the new OS. Remember that Microsoft plans to release a one-version of Windows Mobile in 2008 for both Pocket PCs and Smartphones.
"On the first start-up the device requires you to set password (simple four-digit sequence or more reliable, secret question can be also submitted). After doing that you will be offered to set up mail by going through a wizard (which made its first appearance in WM 5.0 AKU 3.0), which is really handy for an inexperienced user, as all important variables and options, including security (which is left out by many) and mail can be adjusted right away." Read more...

Monday, November 20, 2006

Gmail setup issues

I received a few emails lately requesting that I blog about setting up Gmail. Sometimes it is not quite as straightforward as one would have thought. Even if you manage to get through the settings, tap Send/Receive and, if you are unlucky, you get a message saying "An error occurred while downloading messages. Verify that you have network coverage and that your account information is correct and then try again." I remember when I first setup Gmail on my Pocket PC, I skipped the detect settings automatically to type the Incoming/outgoing mail settings manually. While this is the right way to go when settings are not automatically downloaded to your device, it is also recommended that you let the software acquire the settings online by itself.
The download error message almost always pops up after manual configuration of Gmail. So, I would type for the incoming mail and for outgoing emails and ignore the port numbers. Automatic configuration will add the numbers 995 and 465 to the settings mentioned above. Once you have these numbers, which by the way are ports used to access gmail servers; you will never experience any error. My advice: Let Gmail do the setup for you. But if you want to be in control, then remember to type the port numbers.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Try CityPipe for Pocket PC

Mix up Plumber and Tetris and you get CityPipe, a arcade puzzle game for Pocket PC. You need to pick up and rotate falling pipes to create a pipeline connecting all the customers to distribute water. The game offers 40 levels and costs $11.95. A demo is available here.

Zune in

Microsoft Zune has been released and with it a war of comparisons with its rival Ipod. Microsoft's critics, expectedly, do not like it. Navigate the net and you will read quite a lot of positive critics of the device though. It seems well poised to challenge the Ipod hegemony. Zune here to visit the Zune's official website to learn more about it.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Virtual Pool Mobile

This is the best Pool Game ive ever played be it on PC or Pocket PC. The game play is very realistic featuring a betting system that allows access to certain levels and better Computer opponents. The only gripe i have with this game is that a 2 player game would be perfect, be it via Bluetooth or turn based. Download the trial version or purchase via here...

CTU ringtone from TV series "24" on your mobile

The following events take place between 12:00PM and 01:00PM:

I was desperately looking for a decent ringtone for my pda when I came across this
site which has a list of CTU ringtone that you can hear in the series "24". Different file formats are available for free download.

Friday, November 10, 2006

synchronize the memory card on your Pocket PC or Smartphone...

Ever want to synchronize the memory card on your Pocket PC or Smartphone...
Well now you can! Looking for an easy way to transfer your music, pictures, movies and Podcasts? Finding ActiveSync synchronization of "My Documents" just a little too lacking? Want to shrink down your images before putting them on your device? If the answer is yes, then you need ACiD. Read more here:

Free: Hubdog for Smartphone

Podcast, News & RSS reader for Windows Mobile Smartphone – HubDog finally to the rescue

More and more mobile users are opting for HubDog as their Personal Mobile Interface to Access their Favorite Content when and wherever they want.
HubDog is finally available for Windows Mobile Smartphone and again, it is totally Free.

With HubDog for Smartphone, search and view Video Podcast, TV Shows, Clips, Movies, Live Radio, Music Podcasts, Pictures, News across more than 40 000 mobile channels.
HubDog is FREE, registration is optional, download here:

Thursday, November 09, 2006

How to: Multiple deletion of Contacts in Pocket Outlook

The fact is you cannot perform multiple selections of Contacts in Pocket Outlook. Since I don’t use other PIM managers on my pda and haven’t read much about them, I cannot tell with certainty if they have this functionality built in. So you’re left wondering how to delete your contacts if you have plenty of them. One by one deletion is cumbersome, thus not an option. For me, the easiest way to go is to delete my contacts in Outlook on my desktop PC and perform a sync through Activesync. If I don’t want to get rid of all my contacts, I can use the multiple selection function of Outlook to delete the contacts I want and then perform a sync. The deleted contacts will also be removed on my Pocket PC or Smartphone.
If for some reason, you want to get rid of all your contacts on your device but do not want to delete your Contacts in Outlook on your PC, you can still move them to your Personal Folders and start Activesync (Refer to Outlook Help to create a Personal folder). The result will be a clean Contact list on your device. Hope this helps.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


There is a simple yet addicting little game out there called Falling Sand Game: there are no rules or goals, but you have to be sure the imagination is your only one limit.
The best part is because its in development its free, download from Here... be warned it is adictive for a while, also somewhat calming. anyway give it a try.

Solitaire City for Pocket PC v2.00

Solitaire City is a high quality collection of your favourite solitaire card games for Windows Mobile based Pocket PC handhelds ... but there's a twist ! You play as fast as you can, against the clock for points. The faster you complete a game, the higher your score, the best of which are displayed in the Hall of Fame for future bragging rights. This unique scoring system is what makes Solitaire City more addictive than any other solitaire game you've played. You'll find yourself playing long into the early hours of the morning, trying to shave a few seconds off your best time. Place your handheld in its cradle and it will use your computer's internet connection to sync your hi-scores automatically with scores worldwide. If your Pocket PC is WiFi capable then your scores can sync from your armchair ! Trial Version from Here.. or purchase from Here...

Free online games for your Pocket PC

I think the title says it all, except that you must have flash player installed on your device to play. Mini Golf, Stack 4, Sudoku, Bomb Squad, Rotex are among the latest games on the site. Click here for more. Requirements:

PDA Phones running Microsoft PocketPC 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.0, Adobe Flash Player browser plugin can be downloaded from your PC here. For a full list of Window Mobile supported devices, visit the Microsoft Windows Mobile web site here. You may also need to purchase a data plan from your mobile network operator or service provider to get Internet access on your device.

Wireless PDAsFor Wireless PDAs running Microsoft PocketPC 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.0, Adobe Flash Player browser plugin can be downloaded from your PC here. For a full list of Window Mobile supported devices, visit the Microsoft Windows Mobile web site here.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


This is great for everyone from someone that travels alot to someone that just has alot of gadgets (im guilty on both). The SynCh charger can charge a vast range of small electronic devices including mobile phones, BlackBerry, iPods and other mp3 players, Sony PSP’s, PDA’s and Bluetooth headsets, two at a time and at the double! It even has a the ability to charge in the car on the go. More...

Japanese school girl cell phone strap.

This just screams anime a school girl uniform strap for your pda will just yell "i am wierd" from the highest building. Accoding to the people at Strap-ya the 20 designs available are based on the most popular with the boys in Japan (i wonder how many buisness men are in that too).

Monday, November 06, 2006

Ebook - Seven Deadly Wonders

I just finished reading this book (im big on ebooks) using my I-mate, its a rare one that i just couldnt put down and read in 2 days. Its a cross between The Da vinci code and Indiana Jones (with a much higher body count) you can read the blurb on the site below or purchase the full version however this will and should be available from all paper book stores and most online ones as well. I should also point out that this is book 4 in a series but can be read as a stand alone book as well as i did (now i got to read the others) More...

Run Palm OS® Applications on Windows Mobile™ Pocket PC Devices

StyleTap® Platform allows you to run applications (and games!) originally written for Palm OS handhelds on your Windows Mobile Pocket PC. With more than 20,000 applications for the Palm OS platform available – many of them free – you will be able to do so much more with your Windows Mobile device. You can Download a 14 day trial from here... Purchase the full version here... or read more from the developer here...

Fishopolis - Your Smartphone is the Joystick

Fishopolis is Real-Action Shoot’em Up game. Your task is to shoot fish, but what the real fun part is that you are using your whole phone to aim. Simply - to aim to the right, move your phone to the right. Fishopolis is using the image from the phone’s camera to detect movement. Now this is real action!Go through the quest for Fishotreasure which consists of 11 levels with 8 different types of fish to shoot or try yourself in Time and Countdown challenges. This is the game that will make you feel that your smartphone is really Smart!

More here...

Friday, November 03, 2006

How I recovered my stolen Smartphone and helped arrest an elusive recidivist

Apart from my beloved Eten M500, I also owned a Sagem MyS7 running Windows Mobile Smartphone Edition 2003SE. Last Saturday, the 28th, a thief broke into my house and stole the phone and some money. I reported the theft to the police and I was told that it would be hard, if not nearly impossible to find out the identity of the thief since there were no fingerprints. This was until I told them that I had Eye on Thief installed on the Smartphone. All we had to do is just to wait for the thief to replace the sim card and turn on the phone, which is what he did three days later. I started getting a bunch of sms from the phone with the new sim card phone number and without the thief even knowing that the software was running in the background. I started my own private investigation and with help from my friends, we were able to attach a name to the thief’s phone number which I remitted to the police. The guy was known to them for being a recidivist. Early this morning, the 3rd of November, they mounted a swift operation to apprehend the guy at his house and seized an impressive amount of stolen stuff including my Smartphone. This guy will be out of business for a very long time thanks to genius of a programmer. I thought it worth sharing this experience to the readers of this blog as it’s also a test of Eye on Thief. The police was simply amazed by the capability of my Smartphone, especially when I made a demo on my Pocket PC. I love Windows Mobile…and Eye on thief.

Install a different language version of Voice Command.

Jason Langridge, a.ka Mr. Mobile, recently blogged about how to install a different version of Voice Command on your device. This software is installed in ROM, thus using the Remove Programs won't help. Read this tip on Jason Langridge site to learn more.

Symantec Releases Mobile AntiVirus 4.0 for Windows Mobile

"Symantec Corp. today announced the availability of its Mobile AntiVirus 4.0 for Windows Mobile, developed to make PocketPCs and smartphones running on the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform a safe repository for an organization’s confidential data without limiting employees’ ability to conduct business wirelessly. Symantec Mobile AntiVirus 4.0 for Windows Mobile automatically protects mobile devices from threats transmitted via e-mail and multimedia messaging service (MMS), downloaded from memory cards, the cell network and Wi-Fi, transmitted by Bluetooth or beamed over infrared connections."

Funny that Symantec wants us to buy a product that's supposed to protect our device against an inexistent threat. Read more...

Windows CE 6.0 fully released

Yep thats right sports fans cross bow has apparently been fully released, To quote a press release from Microsofts Ce6 launch site "Get support for up to 32,000 simultaneous processes, each of which run in a 2GB virtual memory address space" which is massive. They have a virtual hands on Lab here... There is some sessions on demand available as well. I cant yet find a run down of supported devices but will check some developer forums later today to see if the rom is compatible with older devices.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

SPB Pocket PC Survey

Spb Software House is one of the leading Pocket PC software developers for the platform, and it is important for us to know the way you use your Pocket PC; your needs, preferences, expectations, and complaints. The information you give us will help make our current and future products better. Moreover, the overwhelming majority of the answers to the survey questions are very interesting to the whole Pocket PC community. The most interesting results of the survey will be published at the popular Pocket PC websites.
All the participants of this survey will receive a collection of five excellent ring tones as a present.

Take the survey

Sanyo Eneloop solar charger

This would be great when camping, cant think of many other times when your without a power connection of some sort (USB or wall socket). This little wonder will charge 4 AA batteries or an IPOD, Pocket PC, PDA etc etc, via Natures own power source ... No not methane... Solar Power. It doesnt say how long it would take to charge though but im sure where ever you want to use this you wouldnt be in a hurry for a fully charged device, More...

HTC's Task Manager

In response to the Pocket PC community demand for a real close button for Windows Mobile, HTC will provide a Task Manager of their own in their future devices. This initiative has sparked a wave of approval in the community and constitute a blow to Microsoft's refusal to provide this feature in its product. Bravo HTC.

Via Modaco

USB Missile Launcher

This is not pocket pc related but way too cool not to post, this is a must have in the world of useless USB items. This is perfect for all environments, in a open office you can declare war on your collegues in school you can take on a teacher. For someone that has everything this would be the perfect present. More...