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March, 2006

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    New Windows Mobile Smartphone Landscape Emulator Available

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    Good news for Windows Mobile developers eager to test their applications on (presumably) forthcoming devices - there's a new emulator for Visual Studio 2005 that simulates a 320 by 240 landscape-mode Smartphone device. Is there no end to the permutations...
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    Windows Mobile Video Blog 2, and MEDC Update

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    Have you seen the new Palm Treo device running Windows Mobile 5.0? I have, and I made another video blog to prove it. You can test your ability to understand a N. Ireland accent by clicking here to access it. John's Second Video Blog ...
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    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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    Well from an Irishman (*) displaced to Redmond, a Happy St Patrick's Day to youse! I was updating my team here about how "pinching someone who doesn't wear green" is an Irish-American thing, and not something I grew up with. We would punch them in the...
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    UMPC (Origami) vs Pocket PC

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    Wow, after all the hype, the details are finally out: and those UMPC's look smart - a complete Windows XP computer in something the size of a paperback book? Not bad. OK, so the three hour battery life of the first generation devices seems a little poor...
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    Windows Mobile MSDN Forums & a Kids Programming Language

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    Just a reminder in case you weren't aware, but MSDN hosts its own forums which include a healthy dose of Pocket PC and Smartphone discussion. If you're looking for an answer to a programming question, it's a great resource. Amd while I have my blog...
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    What makes a GREAT application on a Mobile device?

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    Folks here at work were discussing how to make a popular blog posting, and top of the suggestions was to include a list of some sort - Top Ten Tips for example. So I thought I would give it a go, and give my Top Ten Things that Great Mobile Software does...
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    MEDC and the UA Team

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    MEDC - the most important event of the year, well, at least for Mobile and Embedded Devices developers. We, that is, we the User Assistance team will have a presence at the event - probably a booth like we did last year. I'm interested in knowing what...
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