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

February, 2007

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    Playing with the Motorola Q q9

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    I had the opportunity to play yesterday with a Moto Q q9 (hard to say, some people are calling it the Q squared or Q2). Sure it has all the specs to make it a winner and build upon the success of the Moto Q. But the thing that struck me as more important...
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    My favorite Office 2007 feature

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    This is not only a cool feature, but also a feature that is easy to brag about because it was designed for sharing. A couple of people have emailed me back saying " WOW - how did you do that? ". It is the Outlook calendar sharing feature . In my job...
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    Palm Treo 700wx now available with Verizon

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    Palm and Verizon announced yesterday the availability of the 700wx which was previously only found on Sprint. The 700wx's main advantage over the 700w is mainly additional memory for applciations: from 32 to 64Mb SDRAM. Additional advantages include:...
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    Free extended battery for Cingular BalckJack users

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    If you got a BlackJack from Cingular I bet you are loving it and that you will be even happier to know you can get a free extende battery. You are eligible If the IMEI number (equivalent to serial number) of your BlackJack is inthe range of 352794010030189...
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    Mobility Development Training workshop - Free!

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    Developers, start your engines! Our team is launching a 13 city workshop tour across the US for a 3-day hand-on Line of Business Application Development training that is open to developers and system integrators who want to sharpen their Windows Mobile...
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    More Quotes from the Windows Mobile 6 launch

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    "While the Windows Mobile 6 upgrade is not likely to generate buzz like the iPhone coming from Apple Computer Inc. in June, it is far more significant ." - - Eric Benderoff, The Chicago tribune " It gives [Windows Mobile] a real advantage on a choice...
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    Why Vista Matters

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    A few days ago I posted about why Vista really matters making the point that Vista is not important because of its flashiness or graphics but as a platform for the type of application it enables. Well, eWeek just published an interesting article by Darryl...
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    Important Daylight Savings Time Update for Windows Mobile

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    This year daylight savings time (DST) will change from previous years by a few weeks.All Windows Mobile devices (prior to Windows Mobile 6) require this update. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/daylightsaving/default.mspx
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    Windows Mobile 6 for Developers

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    A few quick links to learn more about WM6 for Developers: First, Laura Foy from on10.net interviews Derek Snyder from our developer team . Check this article on MSDN written by Jim Wilson on What's New for Developers in Windows Mobile 6. This...
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    Congrats RIM on your new BlackBerry, now it is our turn...

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    Congratulations to RIM on launching a new BlackBerry - which looks a lot like the Q or the Black Jack ....wait a minute, wasn't RIM the one suing other phone manufacturers for trademark infringement? now how is the copycat? While I know the pearly...
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    Laptop magazine reviews Windows Mobile 6

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    "Windows Mobile has been utterly dominating the smart phone wars in the U.S., mostly thanks to sleek, low-cost devices like the Samsung BlackJack , Motorola MOTO Q , and T-Mobile Dash ." ....." but if you're in the market for a new smart phone WM6 is...
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    More info on WM6

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    Loke is blogging from Barcelona. He beat me to posting the announcement, however since I am going to bed and he is likely just waking up, you will find all updates for the next few hours on his blog. I am sure many device manufacturers will allunce new...
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    Windows Mobile 6 is officially announced

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    Windows Mobile 6 is here! Check http://www.windowsmobile.com/6 for all the details, link to a datasheet with features. For the news fresh from Barcelona take a look at http://www.microsoft.com/europe/3gsm/PressRoom.aspx Some of the key features...
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    Cantor Fitzgerald doropping their Blackberries for Windows Mobile devices

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    " It's a much more powerful device " - said Cantor. I'll be happy to send them a big trash can for the 1,500 text-paging-era devices they will be disposing. Read the whole Business Week story here http://www.businessweek.com/print/technology/content...
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    Windows Mobile 6 - PC Magazine's Editor's Choice

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    "Windows Mobile 6 is the best mobile operating system out there" While the article points a lof things that do not work to the reviewer's liking , the author still gives Windows Mobile 6 the Editor's Choice award. Sure, there are things to improve...
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    MEDC 2007 is here

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    May 1st to the 3rd in Vegas, no less. The premiere event for anyone building devices using Windows CE or applications for Windows Mobile. There will be your typical educational sessions, partner exhibits and awesome networking of course. This year MEDC...
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    Mobile Security

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    Besides the bi-weekly Flash, TechNet publishes a monthly security newsletter. The January edition includes a number of interesting articles on mobile security including: An article on Secure Mobile Applications by Marcus Perryman Whitepaper on...
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    Great offer from Sprint for Microsoft Developers and IT Professionals

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    Here is another very special offer from Sprint on a WIndows Mobile phone: Palm Treo 700wx (with 64Mb RAM) for $99 with new service $99 plan that includes 1000 minutes, unlimited nights and minutes, unlimited data, and use of phone as a modem...
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    Free stuff for Windows Mobile

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    The Windows Mobile team has launched a program called Do More , which esentially offers free software, ringtones and other stuff anyone who subscribes to a newsletter. The offers right now include 20% off purchases at Handango, a free 3D Golf game, a...
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    Making fun of Linux

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    The latest post from Steve Job's fake blog makes me smile. It talks about the move to block Novell from selling Linux , which does not make any sense - I tought Linux was free and it was owned by the "community" and someone be banned from the community...
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    SQL Server Compact Edition - Now available!

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    I am happy to report SQL Server Compact Edition is now available: it is as a free, lightweight, embeddable database offering for desktop and mobile application development. SOme of the key benefits: Simple deployment to Windows Mobile 5.0 powered...
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    Got a new toy: Sprint USB Wireless Modem

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    My buddies at Sprint sent me a new USB Wireless Modem to play with. This is the new Novatel Wireless Ovation U720 , which plus via USB. I can play with Sprint's EVDO Rev A network which is super-fast. A few months ago I tried an EVDO PC-Card, also courtesy...
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    Updated paper on deploying Windows Mobile with SBS 2003

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    The updated version of this document includes corrections to Step 4 that make it much more clear how to install a Windows SBS certificate on your Smartphone. You can download the paper here . The paper provides step by step instructions for deploying...
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