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

January, 2008

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    Windows Mobile Momentum

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    As companies evaluate mobile platforms for long-term bets, they look for indicators of momentum which give them the confidence their investment will be supported and improved in the years to come. The worst scenario for an IT person is to go to the CIO...
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    Windows Mobile 6 Upgrade for the Blackjack finally here!

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    The Windows Mobile 6 update for the Blackjack has been finally released!! Download it from this link The upgrade instructions seem very complicated, but in reality you need to install some USB drivers and run an application, which will not work on a Vista...
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    Hp releases the 210 iPAQ

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    HP is apprently now shipping the iPAQ 210 handheld PDA . Here are the specs: Windows Mobile 6 Classic Edition (a.k.a PocketPC) 624 Mhz processor, 128MB RAM 4" touch screen, 640x480 resolution 802.11 b/g with WPA What makes this PDA especiallly...
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    Sun's acquisition of MySQL

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    I recently blogged about how many unsuccessful great technologies with no chance of being monetized are donated to the Open Source movement to get rid of them and get the Open Source community to support them as great acts of charity and support for the...
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    How to Hard Reset your Windows Mobile phone

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    I tried to compile information on how to hard reset most Windows Mobile phones. If I am missing any device please let me know using the contact form on this blog. I will keep this updates with new phones as they become available. Sprint Touch -...
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    Great case study about a large company standardizing on Windows Mobile

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    Cyrtec is a chemical and materials company with 6,600 employees. A few months ago the IT department evaluated different mobile solutions. They decided to standardize on Windows Mobile. It is a very interesting case study you can read on this link . Two...
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    The 700Mhz Auction and Building a Wireless network

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    I haven't been following the 700Mhz auction closely. It is only a few days until the process starts. At CTIA, Steve Ballmer was asked if Microsoft was interested in participating and he answered that Microsoft would not as it is not the company's core...
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    Bono uses a Blackjack and other interesting revelation in Bill Gates' last day video

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    Incredibly funny. Check it out on this link to MSN Video ! It is part of his goodbye-CES speech. fetured guests include Brian Williams, Steve Ballmer, Matthew McConaugheyr, Robbie Bach, Jay-Z, Bono, Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, Jon Stewart, Kevin...
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    Why the REDFLY will succeed where the Foleo failed

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    Celio Corp. announced a new device called the REDFLY Mobile Companiion, which looks a lot like the never-launched palm Foleo. While Eric Zeman thinks it will fail as well, I have a strong hunch it will succeed. It seems I am not the only one . ( picture...
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    I Love my Zune

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    Got a 4Gb black Zune for the Holidays and I love it. It seems to be a trend- take a look at this article from Joe Wilcox where he makes a point about Zune's increasing popularity, and he mentions the packaging - I just now realized I also saved the packaging...
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    Developing Moblie Data Applications that Scale to Thousands of Users

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    Rob Tiffany is a product manager in our Windows Mobile developer team. Rob has just published a book on data synchronization with SQL Server and SQL Server Compact Edition. The book is a step-by-step guide on building a scalable, high performance 4-tier...
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