Thursday, October 29, 2009

Do not download and install WMDC on Windows 7.

Just a quick note to invite you all to not install Windows Mobile Device Center on your Windows 7 computer. At least, do not do it manually. I am seeing a lot of issues related to devices not synchronizing. All these reported issues have one thing in common: the user downloaded and installed WMDC. In some cases, installation would simply fail.

Based on my experience, I strongly recommend that you do NOT manually install WMDC. Instead, just connect your device to the PC via USB and let Windows 7 do it all for you. It will take a few minutes to download and install WMDC and the drivers, so be patient. This has worked perfectly on multiple Windows 7 machine I've installed and there is no reason it should not for you.

For those out there upgrading from Vista, make sure you remove WMDC prior to running the upgrade. You will be asked to uninstall WMDC anyway.

Do not hesitate to share your experience in the Comments area below.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wizcode Photocopy Mobile

This is a nice application that lets you use your device camera to scan documents, pictures and convert them into pdf files to be shared or attached to an email. It’s quite cool to be able to just take a snapshot and with a few taps have it sent to a contact using a portable photocopier. That is what mobility is all about.

  • Scan materials using the built-in camera
  • Import images from storage card or device
  • Change the order of the pages
  • Insert blank pages
  • View, zoom, rotate or crop images
  • Delete images
  • Create high quality PDF files from images
  • Save PDF files to your device
  • View PDF files with your default PDF application
  • Send PDF files by email and share them with other people
Technical specifications
  • Supports native device camera interface application
  • Supports PNG, BMP and JPEG image formats
  • PDF files are fully compressed to minimize their size
  • Images are embedded in PDF documents
  • Automatically support both portrait and landscape orientations
  • High-speed C++ PDF conversion engine


Learn more at

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Windows 7 launch in New York

If you've missed the Windows 7 launch in New York, here's the full video featuring Windows 7 of course and Kylie. Remember the 4 and half girl from the Microsoft I'm a PC commercials? If not, drill down a few post down on this blog to meet Kylie. Then come back to this post and watch the video. She's 5 and half now and got to introduce Steve Ballmer to the audience and walk away with a pink netbook, courtesy of Microsoft. Sit back and watch the video.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

SBSH Facade 2 released

As its name implies, Facade offers a new customizable home screen for Windows Mobile Standard with PIM integration; Category colors and icons; easy skin packaging etc.

A twelve days trial can be downloaded from

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Create your own Windows Phone theme.

Not only has Microsoft released the 6.5 upgrade, but it also made available an online theme creator for touchscreen devices powered by Windows Mobile 6.5.

The tool is free to use and will let you design your own theme for your new Windows Phone. Point your browser to And click the "Start the custom theme creator". If like my work PC, you do not have Silverlight installed, it won't work for you.

Get there and let loose your imagination. Feel free to send your creation, i'll post them here. If you want to share of course.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

HTC Touch Pro2 and Snap get free Wm6.5 upgrade

I’m impressed at how fast they released the upgrade this time. If you are the proud owner of the Touch Pro2, head over to

The upgrade for the powerful HTC Snap can be downloaded from

Read the instructions carefully before applying the upgrade.

Windows Mobile 6.5 powered devices reviewed.

A week has passed by since the release of Windows Mobile 6.5 and the latter has got mixed reviews. Since I haven’t got a device to play with and the chances that i ever get on are slim. I’ve sent several emails to HTC’s local reseller for getting devices for review, but my requests have all fallen into the cracks it seems. I’ve also learnt that Windows mobile 6.5 will be available sometime in November anyway.

Remo Knops over at MobilityMinded was lucky enough to get his hands on the HTC Touch2; a device pre-loaded with Windows Mobile 6.5. Remo posted an excellent review and thinks “that this is a feature rich device packed with a bulk load of helpful software.” I recommend you read Remo’s review at

Another review from PocketNow of the Acer NeoTouch S200 F1. This is an interesting device, the second device to sport the 1ghz SnapDragon processor. The firs being the HD2. Read the review by Brandon Miniman at

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Microsoft unveils Windows Mobile 6.5

“We all want to connect quickly to the people and information that’s important to us from across our lives at work and at home,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “A Windows phone lets people take their entire world of digital information, communications, applications and entertainment with them wherever they go.”

Microsoft today officially launched Windows Mobile 6.5 worldwide and the new OS has some improvements, which according to some reviews make it better than Google Android. I did not get a chance to play with it, so there is not much I can write about. The press release by Microsoft provides some info about the new OS and phones that will receive the upgrade.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Pre-order the HTC HD2 on Expansys.

This awesome device is available on pre-order on Expansys and you get a discount if you order at least 5 devices. Send me one and we'll be great friends until the next great device comes out ;).

"The HTC HD2 is among the first full touchscreen devices running Windows Mobile 6.5. The large capacitive display allows for one of the most user-friendly experiences in a Pocket PC yet. The 1GHz Snapdragon processor also makes for a very smooth and fast navigation experience. The HD2 also comes up big in the mobile photography area, with its 5MP autofocus camera."

Size: 121mm x 67mm x 11mm

GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA/HSPA: 900/2100

Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
3.5mm audio jack

G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor

OS: Windows Mobile 6.5

Display: 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen

Camera: 5 megapixel with auto focus, high power 2x LED flashlight

Internal memory: 512MB flash; 320MB RAM

External Memory: microSD

Chipset: Qualcomm MSM 8250, 1GHz

Battery: 1230 mAh

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Microsoft Recite discontinued

Mark this date: December 31, 2009. After that, Recite will no longer be available. It was a handy utility...

Follow the guide in the link to transfer your data from the phone to a computer:

Long live Recite.

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