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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  • Blog Post: Silverlight and Mix

    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 the next version of Silverlight, which seems...
  • Blog Post: WM6 Upgrades available for unlocked HTCs and Treo 750s

    If you have an AT&T or Cingular branded phone I recommend you hang on a little longer for your update. But if you have an unlocked Treo 750 (not branded ATT or Cingular) or an unlocked HTC S620 "Excalibur" , X7500 (Athena) or P4350 For the Treo http://www.palm.com/uk/750update For HTC phones...
  • Blog Post: Verizon launches its first Windows Mobile 6 phone, the Moto Q 9m

    It is targeted at the Music segment, but it is a really nice business phone. Here are some of the specs: - Windows Mobile 6.0 Standard Edition (a.k.a Smartphone, maning no touchscreen) - A new, wider, better QWERTY Keyboard - most people who have tried it, love it. - VCast music from Verizon...
  • Blog Post: Get your Windows Mobile 6 Mogul at a special discount!

    We worked with Sprint again to negotiate a special price on the new HTC Mogul for developers, IT professionals and partners working with Microsoft. The HTC Mogul is a fantastic device: Windows Mobile 6 with .NET CF and SQL Server CE in ROM, Voice Command, Windows Live Search, 416Mhz processor, CDMA...
  • Blog Post: The Windows Mobile 6 Wing is here! Special price for Microsoft developers and partners

    Today T-Mobile is announcing the Wing, the first new Windows mobile 6 phone available in the US. Of course, the upgrade for the Dash is available now , but this is a brand new phone. And a really good one. Engadget somehow got the news before T-Mobile announced it. I played with the Wing for a bit, these...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6 Upgrade for the T-Mobile Dash available NOW!

    You have been waiting for this moment - the first Windows Mobile 6 phone in the US is available now http://www.t-mobile.com/wmupgrade . Sorry, this will only work with T-Mobile Dashes (not with unlocked HTC units). I have been using this build for the last few weeks and it works incredibly well. Some...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6 upgrades

    HTC has announed it will make software upgrades available for free online at http://downloads.europe.htc.com for the following models: Advantage, TyTN, S620, P4350 and P3300. There will be no costo to upgrade. The downloads should become avaulable soon ("beginning at the end of April" they say). Before...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6 upgrades available for three AT&T (Cingular) models

    Today at the CTIA keynote by Pieter Knook is announcing AT&T will make free upgrades available to customers who buy (or already have) a Blackjack, Palm Treo 750 or Cingular 8525 . This in addition to the announcement made at 3GSM from T-Mobile on upgradeability for the Dash. Engadget got this right...
  • Blog Post: Interactive Windows Mobile 6 demo

    A new flash demo that will walk you thorugh some of the key features in Windows Mobile 6 has just been posted for download here.
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6 Upgrades for your phone

    I get this question a couple times a day - How or when will I be able to get a ROM image to upgrade my phone to WIndows Mobile 6 ? I'll try to answer as clarly as I can: Carriers will provide the Upgrades- after all, they own the customer interaction int he US and every phone must go through a...
  • Blog Post: The Dash is now only $49.99 for Developers

    This offer is only available through this " secret link ". There is a test :-) - the process to get to order is not as simple as we would like it to be, but hey, you are saving a $300 dollars (via rebate): Select "Save on the latest devices from T-Mobile" in the next page select "Click Here for Discounts...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2007 Roadshow

    Windows IT Pro Magazine is hosting a series of 10 events about unified communications and Exchange 2007. Independent experts will share advice on deploying, managing and securing Exchange 2007 and will share their vision on Unified Communications. We will be there talking about Windows Mobile 6 and showing...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Developers, Start your Engines!

    A few weeks ago I blogged about What's New in Windows Mobile 6 for Developers, you can also check the MSDN article on the same topic. The Windows Mobile 6 SDK is now available for download. You can get it here . It includes new emulators for Standard and Professional editions. On May 1st there will...
  • Blog Post: Playing with the Motorola Q q9

    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 is that while this phone is very slighlty larger...
  • Blog Post: Mobility Development Training workshop - Free!

    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 6 skills. Registration is open now - space...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6 for Developers

    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 MSDN article on What's New in .NET CF 2.0 is more...
  • Blog Post: Congrats RIM on your new BlackBerry, now it is our turn...

    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 EDGE-capable (wow! EDGE?) 8800 will do OK, just this...
  • Blog Post: Laptop magazine reviews Windows Mobile 6

    "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 the way to go. " Check out the full review .
  • Blog Post: More info on WM6

    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 Windows Mobile 6 phones today or tomorro. So far...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6 is officially announced

    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 SQL Server Compact Edition and .NET Compact...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6 - PC Magazine's Editor's Choice

    "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, but Windows Mobile is very, very cool - http://www...
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