Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Finally the iPhone is here much to the deception of those who went to the release with the intention to get one. According to Armand, who posted a comment to my previous post, there were many in the line to purchase an iPhone, except that they all went home without one because of the exaggerated price imposed by Orange. For the readers out there, note that a dollar equals Rs32.46 and Orange is offering an 8gb iPhone 3G for Rs11,899 plus a monthly charge of Rs1259. This is simply outrageous. According to other sources close to Orange, they manage to sell only 40 units with the first buyer getting one free. Knowing that one owner of an iPhone can only purchase applications through the Apple store, and that internet connection costs that much, I strongly suggest that Mauritians buy the HTC Touch series instead, because Orange requires that you sign up for a postpaid service whereas Emtel offers internet access for prepaid as well.
Clearly, the iPhone or any Apple products are geared towards the haves. And those are relatively few in Mauritius compared to the have nots. So now is the time for Microsoft Indian Ocean Islands to evangelize Windows Mobile in the consumer market. The HTC Touch brands released by HTC lately are much cheaper and "open" in the sense that Mauritians don't have to sign up for an onerous plan with Orange or purchase Apple-chosen applications. The Windows Mobile developer community is much more important and wider than Apple. Not only you get to buy software but there are plenty of free applications on the web that you can download. The only limit is the memory available on your device. Above all else, a Windows Mobile phone was designed to work with XP, Vista and Mac. How many Macs do we have out there? Does the iPhone work with Microsoft products? Is it worth it to shell out so much money fo it, knowing that the iPhone has so many limitations?
I forgot to mention that the iPhone has no removable battery.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Spb Software, the world's leading Windows Mobile software developer announces the start of Spb Holiday Sale 2008, which will run from December 16th until December 30th at the developer's official website. For the first time ever, Spb launches a major sale campaign, offering a 30% discount across its entire product line: from usability applications to platform enhancements, from advanced business applications to games.
"The Holiday Season is a time when people exchange special signs of care," comments Olga Gachko, Marketing Manager at Spb Software. "This year we are proud to be able to offer our customers more of our famous software for less money, and we do have quite a bit of new titles in store for everybody," Olga concludes.
To claim the discount, shoppers need to enter the "SpbHolidaySale" discount code in their shopping carts at http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com, and see 30% deducted from the order total. The Spb Holiday Sale offer is not valid with any other promotion.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Thousands of survey responses given in 11 languages by people from 22 countries were analyzed and condensed into the following Spb Survey results summary:
The majority of survey respondents are still male (95%), 57% of them are aged between 19 and 35, and 58% have at least a Bachelor's degree
The majority of Spb Survey respondents are from North America and Western Europe
About 17% of respondents are students, 17% work in the field of mobility, and an amazing 68% are 'device fans'
Brand-wise, HTC smartphones have the absolute leading position, being the brand of choice for over 49% of all Spb Survey respondents. HTC is followed by HP with nearly 6%, Asus with 5.5%, E-TEN with almost 4%, Dell with a little over 3.5%, Nokia and Samsung with 3%, Qtek with 2.6%, MiTAC with 2%, Toshiba, Sony Ericsson, Palm, T-Mobile, and i-Mate - each at around 1.5%, and Fujitsu Siemens with O2 XDA at about 1%. All other brands ranked below 1%
The single most popular mobile device model is HTC TyTn II, followed by HTC Diamond, and HTC Touch Pro. Among the top ten most popular smartphone models, only one is a non-HTC device
Surprising 27% of all respondents use a second SIM card
62% of respondents would buy a device of the same brand, and 56% claim they would even buy the same model
Among the best things about their devices, 69% of respondents first put the looks (design), 68% - the availability of built-in Wi-Fi, 47% - business features and big screen, with the 'price' placing 8th in importance, and 'music platform' - last
The top two aspects most disliked in devices are 'Low memory' and 'Weight'
The majority of respondents upgrade to a new device once in every two years
Most respondents user their smartphones first for business - then for entertainment
31% of respondents use Push Email
80% backup their data
Nearly 80% of respondents use software they paid for
Spb Software invites the mobile community to view full Spb Survey 2008 results here: http://spbsoftwarehouse.com/about/pressreleases/docs/spbsurvey2008.html
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
auto log in
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Task2Gather for Windows Mobile is available now for $0.99. Special $0.99 offer is valid until the OFFLINE MODE release.
Since it entered the mobile software market in 2001 VITO Technology Inc. has developed an impressive portfolio of products for Windows Mobile. The latest VITO Technology's endeavour is iPhone and Web 2.0 software development.
Task2Gather page: http://vitotechnology.com/windowsmobile-task2gather.html
Task2Gather download: http://vitotechnology.com/files/Task2Gather.exe
VITO Technology's sites: http://vitotechnology.com, http://iwindowsmobile.com, http://task2gather.com
An upgrade for the Jama 101 is coming soon.
IMPORTANT: Read the instructions before applying the upgrades
Download your free copy from:
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Download your free copy from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=455974 and make sure you read the instructions first:
*Copy CAB files to device
*Install SdkCerts.cab first
*Install second cab file
*Do soft reset
*Now you can see WVGAFIX3 in Programs.
SBSH Calendar Touch release follows the successful release of SBSH Calendar (former Papyrus) for Windows Mobile Standard devices earlier in August this year, introducing a complete personal information management solution for our Windows Mobile Touch users!
Calendar Touch packs exciting new features: Great looking and informative Calendaring and Tasks utilities, Search View; Advanced filters management; Automatic attendees notifications, Auto-adopting design to match your device look&feel, Popup selection effect for optimized display, advanced gestures navigation and much more! Calendar Touch is backed by a powerful engine to ensure the fastest experience for the pro user!
SBSH Calendar Touch Highlights
Personal Information Management - Full calendar views: Daily, Weekly, List and Monthly; Dedicated Tasks view; Search utility, PNG category icons with extensions support and more!
Gestures and Touch - Navigate using gestures support. Swipe your finger left/right to move between dates, down to bring the Touch Date Selector and up to easily jump get back to current day
Innovative & Powerful Tools - Automatic email notifications and attendees appointment invitations; Pop-out Effect for better display of current day events, Active timelines, Professionally designed PNG based category icon store for best display results
Simplified and Innovative - Next generation user-interface which automatically adopts your current Windows Mobile look and feel. Additionally, especially designed features that take advantage of any screen resolution and orientation!
Calendar Touch offers a myriad of exciting features and innovations! Click here to read the full development note posted at our company forums
Pricing and Availability
SBSH Calendar Touch costs $24.95
Calendar Touch can be purchased using the SBSH Store at the following URL:
Friday, December 05, 2008
The fix can be downloaded from http://www.htc.com/www/supportdownloadlist.aspx?p_id=179&act=all
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Download a trial from http://www.monocube.com/
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Learn more at http://festinger.net/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=1
The new O2 Xda Zest is expected to encourage the conventional handset users to switch over to the more powerful Xda smartphones. The Zest's impressive 2.8" TFT screen with the sleek finger-friendly touch interface make for extremely easy device navigation, optimal for novice PDA users. Erik Staaf, Head of Own Branded Devices says: "Our established O2 Xda range has proven very popular with experienced PDA users but we are now pleased to also offer early entrants to the market a Pay & Go handset without an overcomplicated user interface."
Read more at http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/about/pressreleases/2008/nov25.html
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
You can download the software from http://electricpocket.com/txtforward/
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
"This feature allows operators to specify an alternate server that can be used only when your device has a problem accessing your mail account’s SMTP directly. When can this happen? Some mail services, like those provided by ISPs, only allow access to their SMTP servers when you are directly on their network. With this feature, it’s supposed to be easier for end users to send mail on a Windows Mobile device."
The fix can be downloaded from the Outlook Mobile Team website:
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
SPB Software released Spb Traveler 2.0 –" an expert mobile travel assistant application that is a pleasure to handle. The new Spb Traveler 2.0 offers a revolutionary animated finger-friendly user interface, a subscription-free flight search engine (powered by OAG), an animated 3D Globe with real satellite image of the sky, and a Geo Game for fun and learning.
Winner in Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine's Best Software Awards, Spb Traveler provides valuable tools and information to travelers such as world time and global weather service (powered by Foreca, the trusted provider of msn.com), tip calculator and multilanguage phrase book, as well as currency, unit, and clothing size converters. In all it does, Spb Traveler 2.0 has the speed and usability of an Spb Mobile Shell-powered interface, topped off with high-class 3D animation and gestures."
Read the complete press release at http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/about/pressreleases/2008/nov04.html
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
A trial of the software can be downloaded from http://www.jgui.net/bio.id./index.html. Yes it's not free. Purchase price: $9.95 on Handango.
Saturday, November 01, 2008
OTA: Open Internet Explorer and assuming that your homepage is the default Sprint page, click "Shop for Games & Applications". Then choose "Free/Demo". Then choose "Picture Mail Application Available NOW!".
PC: To download to your PC to then load onto the phone, go to http://softwarestore.sprint.com/wap/phones.php and choose your phone from the list. Then again click "Shop for Games & Applications". Then choose "Free/Demo". Then choose "Picture Mail Application Available NOW!".
Install it via the cab and then configure it. To configure it, go to Start > Programs > Configure Picture Mail. Tap on "Tap to Add" then choose Online Albums. That sets it up to work with the Sprint Picture Mail website. You can also configure your Photobucket and MySpace accounts there too if you want to use either of those.
To send a regular picture mail message, open a picture and then choose Menu > Send Picture Mail.
To upload a picture to MySpace or Photobucket once those are configured, choose Menu > Post to Service.
When sending a picture mail, you can add more than one picture to each message too. Select the portion labeled Media and then choose Menu > Add to add additional pictures to the message.
Check the forum at http://discussion.treocentral.com/showthread.php?t=173377 for help and questions.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Unfortunately, the beta program for mobile devices is still restricted to the U.S. and U.K.
To signup and download Live Mesh, go to www.mesh.com.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Open the registry editor on your device and go to:
Change the value for DefaultDir to Sd Card\Photos. Make sure you verify the name of your storage card in File Explorer.
This is it. From now on,every picture you'll take using the device camera will be saved to that location.
A free registry editor can be downloaded from Http://www.phm.lu/Products/PocketPC/Regedit/
Note: You do this at your own risk.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Download from http://www.gudensoft.com/emailscheduler/
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Microsoft, I believe this is an opportunity to test Windows Update on our devices. Get a .cab file ready for a permanent fix and send it over the air.
A cab file that fixes this problem is available on Tracy and Matt's Blog:
Thursday, October 23, 2008
"We are very happy to be working with Spb, one of the most respected Microsoft Windows Mobile software developers in the market," said Mats Ekstrand, VP and Head of Convergence Unit at Sony Ericsson. "The addition of Spb to our panel ecosystem gives Xperia X1 users the opportunity to customize their handsets with an already established interface for the Windows Mobile environment, alongside enjoying the eight other active desktops through the unique Xperia Panel user interface."
Spb Mobile Shell is an application that improves the innate Windows Mobile user interface, making it more direct, logical, and slick. The first version of software came out in February 2007 and quickly gained recognition among end-users and media. Spb Mobile Shell fulfills the highest requirements of in-ROM software, paying a great deal of respect to criteria such as ROM, RAM, performance, battery life, and stability. Customized and improved menus of Windows Mobile devices are achieved without any damage to built-in system features or other third-party software.
"The Xperia panels are an innovative approach to personalization," - comments Yaroslav Goncharov, the Product Manager of Spb Mobile Shell - "With 3D acceleration, the panels are visually appealing for consumers, and at the same time present new opportunities for the developer community."
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Check out the article on the Windows Mobile Team blog:
Monday, October 20, 2008
"Opera has built its second Opera Mobile 9.5 beta based on user-generated feedback following its first public release earlier this year," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "In addition to Opera Widgets, this new test version promises to be a smoother ride than the previous version, as we have improved page loading times and increased our focus on end-user productivity."
Read the press release: http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/2008/10/20/
Some widgets are pre-installed and other can be downloaded at widgets.opera.com.
Opera 9.5 Beta can be downloaded from http://www.opera.com/products/mobile/
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Spotted this on HTC's website. If you haven't upgraded yet, you have until October 31st to do so or simply download the upgrade and do it later. HTC will remove the file on that day.
October 31st is the last day to take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows Mobile® 6. The upgrade link will be removed from HTC’s website at 12:00 pm (noon) GMT on October 31st.
Removal of this free upgrade may affect users of the following devices: HTC S621, HTC S620, HTC P4350, HTC P3300, HTC Advantage.
If you haven’t upgraded yet and your device has a Windows Mobile® version lower than 6, please take advantage of this offer before it expires. To check the version on your device go to Start > Settings > System tab > About.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Here's the link to the thread:
"WisBar Advance Desktop replaces your existing Today screen. Using WisBar Advance Desktop, you can create shortcuts, system meters, floating windows and virtual pages to extend the functionality of your Windows Mobile device.
WisBar Advance Desktop also supports most existing Today plugins. You can arrange them on multiple pages in order to maximize their usefulness".
A trial version of the software can be downloaded from http://www.lakeridgesoftware.com/products/pocketpc/WisBarAdvanceDesktop/
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Since Winterface was released in July there has been a definite call from its users for weather support. Many users find Winterface much more attractive than the Today screen and want to see Weather information in Winterface.
For this purpose VITO Technology has developed a free stand-alone product Weather. Weather installs on device just like any other application but its icon when added to Winterface displays the actual weather information. Weather is completely finger-friendly and easy to use application.
Among other improvements there are numerous bug fixes and cyclic page scrolling, i.e. users can flip through pages with icons from the last page immediately to the first one and vice versa.
Weather is a free application available for downloading here: http://iwindowsmobile.com/Weather.cab
Vito Technology website: http://iwindowsmobile.com
Friday, October 10, 2008
Download the upgrade from http://www.htc.com/www/supportdownloadlist.aspx?p_id=44&cat=all
Check out this link to learn more about Windows Mobile 6.1:
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Spb Online Games makes it possible to play two versions of Checkers, Hexagon, or Reversi with real people from virtually anywhere in the world, in real-time. Any online game can be launched within 30 seconds and if interrupted - continued from the spot it was left off. The service already has thousands of registered players on the network, with each potential opponent equipped with a configurable user profile (might include picture, name, type of handset, and network). The online gaming experience can be further personalized through real-time chatting with active online players.
All of new Spb Online Games features (such as the online chat service and more informative user profile) will become available to registered users of Spb Online through automatic 'push' update to Spb Online version 1.1.
*** Pricing and Availability ***
Spb Online Games software is compatible with Windows Mobile 5 and later Professional and Standard devices, qVGA, VGA, Square QVGA, and WVGA screen resolutions are supported. A Wi-Fi, GPRS, 3G, or ActiveSync connection is required for online playing. A free, 15-day trial version is available, or Spb Online Games may be purchased for 14.95 USD at www.spbsoftwarehouse.com.
*** Further Information and Downloads ***
Further information regarding Spb Online can be found at the Spb website:
Spb Online Games for Pocket PC web page (http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/products/onlinegames)
Spb Online Games for Pocket PC screenshots page (http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/products/onlinegames/screenshots.html)
Spb Online Games for Pocket PC downloading page (http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/products/onlinegames/download.html)
Spb Online Games for Smartphone web page (http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/smartphone/onlinegames)
Spb Online Games for Smartphone screenshots page (http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/smartphone/onlinegames/screenshots.html)
Spb Online Games for Smartphone downloading page (http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/smartphone/onlinegames/download.html)
Applying the update will delete your data and software installer by the owner. It is important to do a backup and carefully follow the instructions on Samsung's website.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
It even lets you schedule a fake call. If you have a use for that kind of software, head over to www.trinketsoftware.com/FakeCall/ And download the beta version. Now, just avoid getting yourself caught using that "secret weapon".
Monday, October 06, 2008
Read the press release about TextGuard here.
The Winners in Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine's Eighth Annual Best Software Awards for Windows Mobile software have been announced at www.Smartphonemag.com/Awards. Eighty members of the Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine Board of Experts judged 936 Windows Mobile products in 194 Pocket PC and Smartphone categories. Winners are also listed in the Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine 2009 Resource Guide first seen late November.
From the Publisher of Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine, Hal Goldstein
"The annual Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine Best Software Awards helps users select software that best suits their Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone needs by honoring companies that produce outstanding software. The awards process is a huge 6-month undertaking involving the experts of the Windows Mobile community starting with over 15,000 Pocket PC and Smartphone products."
The Awards Process
Nominations Manager, Werner Ruotsalainen, and the Board of Expert judges spent two months selecting 936 award nominees, about 20% of the software in the Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine Encyclopedia of Software and Accessories.
The Board of Experts
The Board of Experts voted for the finalists and winners are from all over the world. They run prominent Web Sites, serve as Microsoft MVPs, and write for Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine and other organizations. These experts all are volunteers and none are employed by Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine.
Winners & Finalists listed in last issue of Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine -- available in new Knowledge Bundle
The Knowledge Bundle contains 2009 Resource Guide (last issue) with Awards Winners & Finalists, GPS, How-tos and Accessories sections, 100-page How-to Guide, Back-Issues of Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine and a 15% discount on all Windows Mobile software.
Friday, October 03, 2008
Applying the upgrade will delete data and software that was installed by the user. Therefore, I advised a backup before applying the upgrade.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
He also admits that there had been problems with Vista. Read more at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7647399.stm
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Spb Online is a set of attractive online services that share a practical user interface and make superior quality mobile entertainment available on handsets at a single fixed-price fee (no subscription). The services offered include Mobile TV, Online Radio, News, Weather, Online Games, and On-device Catalog - all subject to automatic updates and powered by Spb's exclusive interface engine and patent-pending TV technology.
Spb Online is robust and easy to use even for novice smartphone users. All of Spb Online services support adaptive skins, smart scrolling, 3D transition effects, and one hand navigation.
*** TV ***
Unlike any other solution on the market, Spb's mobile TV facilitates channel hopping, offers on-screen controls, intelligent video/audio stream tuning to account for broadband fluctuations, doing it all to deliver a genuine TV watching experience - on the go:
- Fast channel switching
- On-screen controls
- Integrated TV guide
- Export of TV guide reminders to Outlook
*** Radio ***
Spb's radio offers a wealthy selection of the world's streaming radio stations, allowing users to tune into a news or music source of their choice in virtually any language or location of the planet:
- Huge catalog of the world's real-time streaming radio stations
- Stations sorted by popularity
- Option to add custom URLs to catalog
- On-screen volume control
*** Online Games ***
Spb's online games let real people play each other in real-time. All games take only a click to start and require no setting up or much of getting used to:
- Play with real people
- Configurable user profile with picture
- Play Checkers, Hexagon, and Reversi
*** Weather ***
For any city from a database of 10'000, Spb's weather service attractively displays FORECA's five-day forecasts (provider used by msn.com) in one screen. The service allows scrolling between the screens of up to 10 selected cities with a finger swipe:
- 5-day weather forecast in one screen
- Detailed weather screen with morning/day/evening information for selected day
- Option to select units and updates frequency
*** On-Device Catalog ***
Spb's on-device catalog makes it easy to discover and buy additional content directly from the mobile phone. Selected titles are downloaded, installed, and activated automatically:
- The on-device catalog offers programs, games, themes, ringtones
- All titles are 100% compatible with your device
- Secure credit card payments
- 'My Account' safely stores all your purchases
*** Pricing and Availability ***Spb Online is compatible with Windows Mobile 5 and later Professional and Standard devices. qVGA, VGA, Square QVGA, and WVGA screen resolutions are supported. To enjoy the TV service a fast connection is needed. All other services are accessible with lower bandwidth; TV however, requires a reliable 3G, WiMax or WiFi network. For checking your connection and services compatibility, a free, 15-day trial version is available. Full Spb Online may be purchased for 29.95 USD at www.spbsoftwarehouse.com
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Simple. Open File Explorer and locate the following file: Inbox.mst123456789 (Check the storage card). Delete the folder and reboot your device. That's it. You should now be able to access Messaging again to send and receive your emails/SMSs.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
"The HTC Touch 3G and Touch VivaTM embody our commitment to build a family of touch phones that are powerful and stylish but also offer something to everyone," said Peter Chou, president and CEO, HTC Corporation. "Whether you're a professional or a student you can now get an HTC touch phone with a beautiful touch user experience."
Check out the press release here.
Details about the Touch 3g can be found here.
For Viva, click here.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
The Windows Mobile community is abuzz again and, unsurprisingly, HTC is the cause of it all with the photos of a new device with impressive specs. The large screen is awesome.
The folks over at Modaco have pictures of the beast.
More at Modaco.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
- Note to Self: Need to capture a thought or send yourself a reminder? With PowerSMS, there's no fumbling around to type your own phone number or search for a contact.
- Group Message: Texting the same set of people over and over again? PowerSMS lets you create groups of contacts, and drastically reduces the number of clicks required to text them (see screenshot).
- Auto Reply: Ever ignore a phone call while you're in a meeting or movie theater? Let PowerSMS respond to those calls automatically with a text message, thus politely letting them know when you'll call back (see screenshot).
- Schedule SMS: Schedule greetings or reminders in advance. PowerSMS will automatically send the message even if you forget. Especially appreciated by loved ones (see screenshot).
- Cool Stats: Let PowerSMS analyze your messages and tell you interesting things like when and with whom you text the most over a given period. Just for fun or to verify your bill (see screenshot).
- Backup & Restore: Switching phones? Just need to get rid of old messages? PowerSMS will help you archive, transfer or export messages to your computer or to another phone (see screenshot).
Monday, September 08, 2008
SMSSync is available as a free download from http://brianhama.com/Software/SMSSync.aspx
Connect to the next generation of MSN Messenger Get it now!
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
I've also been playing with IE8 beta 2 and the latter has a lot of improvement over IE7 as far as speed is concerned. The two browsers-in-beta are both impressive and bodes well for the future. Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/beta/worldwide-sites.aspx?icid=ie8_asdf123.
Samsung has released a software upgrade for the SGH-i617 (BlackJack II) which is recommended to be installed. This update includes an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.1 and numerous software enhancements. The update may take between 10-15 minutes to complete if the system is already set up.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Devices running Windows Mobile 6.1 have the option to change the default homepage in Internet Explorer Mobile. Open IE on the device, click Menu > Tools > Options. Select Homepage. In the dropdown list, you have the following choices: Use Default; Use Custom; Use Current.
If you select "Use Custom", you will be able to type in the website of your choice. You can do the same without having to manually enter the URL. In IE, navigate to the page you want to set as default. It is probably in your Favorites list. After the page opens, click Menu > Tools > Options > Homepage. Click "Use Current". Voilà!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
A list of supported devices is posted on Adobe's website and most of them are non-touch screen devices, with only the Treo 750w representing the touch screen devices. But there is a note on the page that reads: "Treo's Touch feature not supported". Non-touch screens rule.
- View, edit and create Word 2007/2008 files
- View, edit and create Excel 2007/2008 files
- View, edit and create PowerPoint 2007/2008 files
- Supports embedded graphics and fonts for desktop-like viewing
- Supports password-protected PDFs
- Supports 40-bit and 128-bit encrypted PDFs
Click here to learn more and download a trial copy.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
A big thanks to the Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine team.
Read Hal's blog post about the Final Issue of Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine:
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Key HTC S740 Product Specifications
• Size: 116.3 x 43.4 x 16.3 mm
• Weight: 140g with battery
• Networks: WCDMA/HSDPA: 900/2100 MHz for EU and Asia
• GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
• Maximum speed: UL = 384 kbps; DL = 3.6/7.2 Mbps**
• Camera: 3.2MP, with the second VGA camera for video calling
• Operating system: Windows Mobile® 6.1 Standard
• Display: 2.4-inch QVGA screen
• Camera: 3.2 megapixel with fixed focus
• Internal memory: 256 MB flash; 256 MB RAM
• Memory card: microSD™
• WLAN: 802.11b/g
• Bluetooth®: 2.0 with EDR
• GPS: GPS/AGPS
• Interface: HTC ExtUSB™ (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed)
• Battery: 1000 mAh
• Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 320 minutes*** / GSM: Up to 380 minutes***
• Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 400 hours*** / GSM: Up to 280 hours***
• Special features: Sliding QWERTY keyboard, FM radio, Google Maps, RSS Hub
• Chipset: Qualcomm® MSM7225, 528 MHz
Read the press release.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Details from Palm here. Unboxing pictures and details from Engadget Mobile here.
View a video from Palm about the device here.
The release date has not yet been unannounced, but the carriers have:
Europe: Vodafone and O2
USA: unlocked version will be made available for GSM networks
Latin American and Asian carriers to be announced in the future.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Papyrus 2 brings many exciting new features, including: Search View for PIM item searching; Advanced filters management; Automatic attendees notifications, Popup selection effect for optimized display and much more! Papyrus 2 back-end engine was re-designing from the beginning and delivers the fastest experience for the pro user!
SBSH Papyrus 2 Highlights
All New Search View - Introducing extremely effective search functionality for your PIM items! Use the new Search View from any chosen view to easily browse through your different items!
Mobile Innovation - Automatically email notifications and appointment invitations to attendees; New Pop-out Effect on all views for better data display, Active timeline display, New professionally designed built-in category icon store with PNG format support and much more!
Redesigned Interface - Featuring the next generation of user-interface with automatic adoption to your Windows Mobile look and feel and easy to navigate dialogs! Additionally, Papyrus 2 includes especially designed features to take advantage of any screen orientation Smartphone!
Click here to find out more information about the new features and improvements available with the all new Papyrus 2 release!
Visit Jason's blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonlan/
Monday, August 18, 2008
The features of Snap2Face are:
- Sleek, graphic-rich user interface
- Set your status while on-the-go
- View friends' status and detailed information
- View friends' friends and send friendship requests
- Get notified of events like wall post, message,
poke, and friend request
- View your pokes, wall, inbox, and friend requests,
all in full text
- Poke friends, send message to friends, and post
on friends' wall
- Access you and your friends' photo albums
- Ability to view, zoom in/out, and pan full-sized
photos, and play slideshow
- Upload photos from built-in camera or file folder
- Import friends' profile photos to Outlook Contacts
(photo Call ID)
- and more...
Check out this link for instructions to download, setup and configure Snap2Face.
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