GerardoDada

Hello. I am Gerardo Dada, formerly responsible for Developer Marketing at Microsoft (hence the blog name), now doing Windows Mobile Marketing with our OEM and mobile operator carriers. Even though I work in marketing for Microsoft, this blog represents m

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    Last Post - Follow me to my New Blog!

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    All good things come to an end... After four fantastic years, my time at Microsoft is coming to an end. It has been an incredible journey and I have had amazing experiences. Despite all its challenges (all comanies have them) Microsoft is an incredible...
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    Secret Hero device: the HP 910. Can it beat the iPhone?

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    After all the fanfare, excitement and expectations for Steve Job’s iPhone 3G announcement, many people were left wanting more. From a device perspective, there were no surprises: the iPhone had everything people already knew: 3G, GPS, lower price. Still...
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    Is Microsoft Green?

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    I believe every company has a responsibility to be Green - companies like MIcrosoft who consume a vast ammount of resources and who are industry leaders have a bigger responsibility. This is why I thought I would share the link for the Microsoft page...
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    Samsung Omnia

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    In case you missed it, the Samsung Omnia was announced recently. Still unknown if it will come to the US soon. Anyway, it is a VERY COOL phone. Check it out... http://omnia.samsungmobile.com/
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    Is Opera Mobile 9.5 the Best Mobile Broser?

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    I use the browser on my WM6.1 phone quite often, and while the experience its not optimal, it works. There are a few sites that do not render properly and a few that use desktop-browser features that make the site not usable from a mobile phone. IE Mobile...
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    Check out the New HTC Diamond

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    When I saw the first picture a while back I was unimpressed with the successor of the HTC Touch. Now that it is out, I think it is a pretty amazing phone. From a design perspective, the diamond edges are original - although to me they look more like the...
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    Mobile Gadgeteer on BlackBerry dominance

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    I read a pretty interesting posting from Matthew Miller, ZDNet's Mobile Gadgeteer about threats to RIM's dominance int he business market. Here are two key paragraphs: People may say that BlackBerry devices are reliable and their email always just...
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    The Best Windows Mobile Blogs

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    You probably know that blogs are big at Microsoft. They are encouraged to get people to connect directly with customers and to understand real-world problems. There are a few great blogs in the WIndows mobile team. These are some of the best (please let...
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    Check the Microsoft Surface at the AT&T Store

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    Microsoft Surface Arrives at AT&T Stores Here is a shorter amateur version from a customer And a short ad from AT&T Microsoft Surface experience coming to AT&T
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    Brazil does their Census with Windows Mobile PDAs

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    Over 5,000 cities and 82,000 Windows Mobile devices. The application runs on the .NET compact framework and uses SQL Server CE. The government saved time (6 months) and money and enjoyed significantly more accuracy while avoiding fraud. The Brazilian...
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    Windows Mobile powered Watch

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    I am not sure it makes much sense, but it is cool. A few years ago the guys from Fossil had a Palm-OS based watch (B&W screen) that went nowhere. Still, it makes a point about where technology is going in terms of device size and availability everywhere...
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    Windows Mobile 6.1 Demo

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    Video: Windows Mobile 6.1 demo video
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    Guitar Hero for Windows Mobile

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    What do you think? More games found here http://www.winplay.com/
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    Mobile Field Service Best Practices Webinar

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    Motorola and Industry Week are hosting an on-demand webcast. The webinar will cover the following topipcs: New tools and technologies that help drive leaner field operations Strategies and processes being adopted to drive service excellence ...
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    Electrocardiograms on a Windows Mobile PDA

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    This is quite amazing. A company called DRE has produced a n ECG machine that plugs into a standard PC Notebook or to a Windows Mobile 2003/5.0 Pocket PC. This product not only makes it less expensive for hospitals to do ECGs (thay can now print on standard...
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    2Mbps Upload speed in a Windows Mobile Phone

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    Samsung has launched their first HSUPA (High Speed Upload Packet Access) phone, the SCM-M470, which runs Windows Mobile and seems to be quite a nice phone. You can learn more at http://www.windowsfordevices.com/news/NS8700763418.html The Sony XPERIA...
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    Windows Mobile 6.1 Key Features

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    At CTIA Last week, Robbie Back announced Windows Mobile 6.1 I haven't seen as much excitement as I expected. yet one of the most respected analysts told me "you should have called it Windows Mobile 6.5, it is that good". These are the key features...
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    A True Open Mobile OS

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    Last week Commnexus invited me to participate in a panel to talk about Mobile Operating Systems moderated by Andrew Seybold. This is a follow-up to a similar panel Andy did last year focused on mobile Open OSes, I guess motivated by Google's launch of...
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    Microsoft Dynamics Mobile version 1.1 for Dynamics NAV and Dynamics AX

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    The Dynamics team has released Microsoft Dynamics Mobile version 1.1 to Dynamics Partners Dynamics Mobile is an full application built on a client-server framework providing some of the most advanced smart client applications available. It was created...
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    Mobile Business Applications Accelerator

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    The LOB Solution Accelerator is a full application delivered under shared source license, that any organization can take to build a best-in-class Line of Business application. It is a Smart Client built using .NET and SQL Server Compact edition. It has...
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    Windows Mobile earns more Security Certifications

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    I want to share some very exciting news with you. Windows Mobile has achieved Common Criteria certification as well as approval from the US Department of Defense to be used as a secure wireless e-mail platform. These certifications open incredibly large...
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    How does Microsoft Manage 55,000 mobile users?

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    Microsoft does a good job about sharing best practices from their own IT department in a content series they call It Showcase . Takle a look at this Showcase link on TechNet for articles on how Microsoft's IT build line of business applications, manages...
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    Silverlight and Mix

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    Last week Microsoft hosted the second edition of Mix, the event for the web and graphic design community. Last year I believe Microsoft launched the Expression portfolio of tools at the event. This year the big news for me is Silverlight. Microsoft announced...
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    Department of Defense certifies Windows Mobile

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    A while back I bloged about WIndows Mobile getting the US DoD DISA STIG certification. Now Windows Mobile and Blackberry have received the Australian Government's Defence Signals Directorate's (DSD's) Common Criteria certification. You can read more in...
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    Speed up your Sprint Mogul

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    HTC and Sprint have released a ROM update to enable Rev. A speeds on the Mogul. You can download it from http://www.america.htc.com/support/mogul/software-downloads.html The key benefit is faster upload speeds. Over 10 times faster. 145Kbps to 1.8Mbps...
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