Jason Langridge's WebLog - MR Mobile!

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  • Blog Post: Mobile Site for Wikipedia

    If you use Wikipedia regularly then you will be pleased to see that they have just launched a Mobile site! Just point your device browser to: http://mobile.wikipedia.org/
  • Blog Post: Trinket Software release 'Do Not Disturb'

    These guys are churning out some great apps! The latest is Do Not Disturb that will automatically reject callers based on the profile you set on your device! You can set your phone to reject calls based on number, contact or categories! You can try the Beta HERE
  • Blog Post: O2 release upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.1 for XDA Mantle

    O2 have released a ROM upgrade for the XDA Mantle (also known as the HTC P6500) - you can download it from HERE
  • Blog Post: Skype 2.5 Beta released for Windows Mobile

    Skype have just released a new Beta of their VOIP/IM solution for Windows Mobile.  It’s available for both Pocket PC/Professional and Smartphone/Standard devices. There aren’t too many details on what 2.5 offers apart from improved sound quality and better stability. If you are a Skype user you...
  • Blog Post: i-mate Ultimate Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrade now available

    If you have one of the i-mate Ultimate devices then you can now upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.1.  There are 4 upgrades available which can be downloaded using the links below: i-mate Ultimate 9502: Instructions | Available now i-mate Ultimate 8502: Instructions | Available now i-mate Ultimate 6150...
  • Blog Post: Activesync Error Codes and Resolutions

    I often got email from my blog from people who are having issues with their device and Exchange Activesync. Often they provide the Error Code and I always use the Reference at PocketPCFaq.com to provide them some guidance on what could be causing their problem. If you haven't seen the list then take...
  • Blog Post: Activesync Tester solution

    If you are having any problems with Exchange Activesync then this tool may be a great help. The AccessMyLan ActiveSync Tester simulates an ActiveSync client and provides a detailed diagnostic report with possible solution options. The tool can identify: Host connectivity and name resolution (DNS...
  • Blog Post: Get a Redfly for £20 off!

    Today only (if you order between 11am and 5pm) Expansys are offering the Celio Redfly Mobile Companion for £134.99 which is a saving of £20! You can order it from HERE
  • Blog Post: HTC Acquires Industrial Design Company

    HTC have announced they will acquire San Francisco based firm One & Company – they designed the HTC Touch Diamond! You can get more details HERE
  • Blog Post: Communicator Mobile 2007 R2

    Not the most compelling of product names but Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 is almost due to be released to customers. The original Communicator Mobile client allowed you to interact through IM and presence with your co-workers and any organisation or public service with which you were federated.  ...
  • Blog Post: Nokia N97 - haven't we seen this before?

    I watched with interest to see what Nokia was launching yesterday . Surprisingly the N97 appeared... strangely this is being pitched as an iPhone competitor however I see it more a competitor to Windows Mobile and the HTC TyTn 2 or Sony Ericsson X1 I posted over a year ago about the N800 looking distinctly...
  • Blog Post: GPS.SOS - Don't Panic

    This is a neat application that will send your location via a Text Message to a pre-determined telephone number in case of a problem.   If the recipient is using a Windows Mobile device it will even allow them to open a map up directly from their device. You can download the application from...
  • Blog Post: Facebook Panels, Live (and more) for Sony Ericsson X1

    If you are a Facebook addict (like me sadly) and you have a Sony Ericsson X1 device then you can now download a new Panel for the X1 interface to allow you to stay (even more) connected to your Facebook contacts. Sony Ericsson announced details of this yesterday and with it you can: Get an entirely...
  • Blog Post: Free Mobile Architecture Pocket Guide

    If you are a developer looking to build a Mobile Application on the .NET platform then I have great news for you! Our Developer team has been working with the Patterns & Practices team in Microsoft to update the Mobile Architecture Pocket Guide. This can now be downloaded from HERE
  • Blog Post: txtForward

    This is a great application that allows you to forward any incoming text messages to an email address from your Windows Mobile device. You could also use this to backup your text messages by forwarding them to your email account. You can download the application either from HERE or just got to http:...
  • Blog Post: Fake Call and Power SMS get updated

    CJ just pinged me to tell me that he’s updated two of my favourite applications Power SMS and FakeCall! PowerSMS v1.3 now has Calendar integration for Auto Reply, so it can automatically turn on and off based on your schedule. When your Calendar is Busy, it will turn ON. When it is free, tentative or...
  • Blog Post: LG Incite now available

    AT&T have just made available the LG Incite Windows Mobile device.  This device has a Wide QVGA 240×400 display, a 3 megapixel camera and integrated GPS.   It is available for US$199.99 after a 2-year contract and US$100 mail-in rebate. You can get more details HERE
  • Blog Post: New Redfly products available!

      Celio Corp today unveiled two new Redfly devices : the REDFLY C7 and REDFLY C8N. The REDFLY series of products are Mobile Device Extenders that allow you to connect your Windows Mobile device to it and then take advantage of the larger keyboard and screen.  The REDFLY C7 is a new, more affordable...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer Mobile 6

    Last week at Tech-Ed EMEA Developers conference we announced the availability of emulators and documentation for Internet Explorer Mobile 6, which is the next generation browser for Windows Mobile. The browser will be available on Windows Mobile devices soon.  Right now you can experience it through...
  • Blog Post: Tech-Ed EMEA Windows Mobile Sessions

    If you are at Tech-Ed EMEA this week then there are all whole series of great Windows Mobile sessions at the conference ! I’ve listed them out below if you want to come along to any (or all) of the sessions!   Monday 3rd November 16:00-17:15 – MBL301 – Windows Mobile 6.1 latest advances – Jason...
  • Blog Post: Live Mesh for Windows Mobile

    Announced this week at PDC was the Windows Mobile Live Mesh client.  If you aren’t familiar with Live Mesh then you are probably missing out on one of the coolest pieces of Microsoft technology in a long long time! Live Mesh is a software as a service platform that enables PCs and other devices...
  • Blog Post: Orange release Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrade for P6500 device

    Many customers have been using the P6500 device for their Line of Business applications but have been wanting an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.1 so they could use it with System Centre Mobile Device Manager 2008.  Great news!  Today Orange released the upgrade for this device to Windows Mobile...
  • Blog Post: Orange – Touch HD Coming Soon

    So it looks like the Touch HD will be coming via Orange as it’s just appeared on their website ! The Touch HD is in a similar form factor to the iPhone but comes packing a 5 megapixel camera!
  • Blog Post: Are you at Tech-Ed IT Pro EMEA next week?

    Are you going to be at Tech-Ed IT Pro in Barcelona next week? If you are – be sure to drop me an email or drop by our Windows Mobile and System Center Mobile Device Manager booth that we have at the event! It should be a great event!
  • Blog Post: Backup Solution Comparisons

    One of my colleagues discovered his great comparison of the 3 major backup solutions for Windows Mobile available.  The article on MyTodayScreen.com   compares Resco, SPB and Sprite Backup outlining their key features and benefits. I won’t ruin the article by sharing the result but if you are...
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