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  • Blog Post: New Resco Mobileforms Toolkit 2009

    Resco has included 3 more controls to their very powerful toolkit, Toolbar, Tab and Tooltip. If you haven’t tried it yet, go download it or better yet, purchase it now !    
  • Blog Post: Want free games for Windows Mobile?

    The Windows Mobile Developer Team is giving away free games to some cool WM games over at their Twitter account. Follow them here : http://www.twitter.com/wmdev Some games that they’re giving away are Guitar Hero 3, Texas Hold’em and more. here are the instructions once you get your code: http://www...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Unified Sensor API on Codeplex

    Koush has moved his fabulous Managed Unified Sensor API over to Codeplex , now anyone can contribute to improve upon the functionalities or download it to start writing really cool Accelerometer apps. Take a look at some of the innovative ideas from the community : http://wmpoweruser.com/?p=1320
  • Blog Post: Scrub your contact list

    Ever since I started keeping my entire list of friends and acquaintances in my contacts list years ago, I haven’t actually sat down and reviewed the quality of the data that’s stored. Now thanks to the folks at Trinket Software , makers of really useful software for Windows Mobile, comes a free application...
  • Blog Post: Top Five Best Windows Mobile Devices

    *Updated with a new #4. Switched the Touch Diamond for the Excalibur* According to me. :) I know everybody has their own favs but here are my five in order of preference.   #1. Palm Treo Pro (Panther) - Designed for One hand operation, Palm did an amazing job at making this phone usable from the...
  • Blog Post: Want to know more about Internet Explorer Mobile 6?

    Can’t help you with what devices will ship with Internet Explorer Mobile 6 but can help you find out more about it. here’s a link to a whitepaper that we published in November.   http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/c/c/8cc611e7-ec6b-49ee-af4a-415559d53262/Internet%20Explorer%20Mobile%206.pdf
  • Blog Post: THIS is what you call Mobile Web Browsing

    WOW. Don’t usually post stuff that are borderline illegal but look at what browsing on the HTC Touch HD with Internet Explorer 6 mobile looks like. checkout the whole post here : http://www.modaco.com/content/blackstone-blackstone-modaco-com/277328/modaco-custom-rom-for-blackstone-1-08-12-17-ie6-cf3...
  • Blog Post: Ever wanted to just disappear from the world for a while?

    These guys are Trinket software are cool! they keep on building and releasing simple yet useful applications that YOU WILL USE unlike apps that do nothing but let you watch swimming fish . The latest app is called Do Not Disturb which is currently in beta, allows you to configure your Windows Mobile...
  • Blog Post: Pandora for Windows Mobile Available

    Alright, here it is! I’ve been using Pandora just recently and gotten to love it (yes I know, “been there done that”) and love the way it recommends similar music based on the style you like. Pandora is available for other phones and just recently they launched the first Windows Mobile version for the...
  • Blog Post: Xperia Panels Update

    Xperia™ Panels category submission date is now extended to January 30, 2009 The Xperia™ Panels category is now open for submissions until January 30, 2009 giving you more time to get creative using the Sony Ericsson Beta SDK for Windows Mobile 6.1. To help inspire you, here are three panel examples from...
  • Blog Post: New Mobile Architecture Pocket Guide Available

      The patterns & practices group has just recently released a new Pocket Guide that is targeted at Mobile Architecture and development. It covers a ton of information and common pitfalls that you can avoid when building serious mobile line of business applications. Download a copy here : http...
  • Blog Post: Verizon launches the Omnia!

    Nice! Finally a new phone from Verizon. They need to ship more phones quicker, I have a ton of friends on Verizon that need upgrades. here are the specs: (resolution is a bummer though, 240x400 and not the VGA version)   Full HTML Web browser with touch navigation Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Emulator Images Available now

    Today we’re announcing the availability of the Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Emulator Images that includes the new Internet Explorer Mobile 6 browser built in. These are the new resolutions that are supported: Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Standard DPI: 131 - Resolution: 320 x 320 pixels DPI: 131 - Resolution: 400 x 240...
  • Blog Post: Sony Ericsson Content Awards 2008

    Just got this email from Sony Ericsson for Developers.   www.sonyericsson.com/contentawards The Sony Ericsson Content Awards 2008 is all about you and us together. It's about rewarding talent and making your mark in the mobile content industry. With increasing sophistication of phones, content and...
  • Blog Post: Live Mesh (tech preview) for Mobile available now.

    To those of you who have Live Mesh accounts, you can download the Live Mesh mobile client now from www.mesh.com . URL for Direct Download is : https://www.mesh.com/install/wm6/LiveMesh.cab if you don’t have an account, ping me via email and I’ll send you an invite.
  • Blog Post: New Samsung Omnia w 806mhz CPU and 800x480 WVGA screens

      Checkout these specs compared to the older Omnia (right). (sorry for the untranslated Korean)   Looks a little thicker though. wonder if they’ve updated the widget homescreen to make it more usable. With the 806mhz CPU, watching HD video would be very nice now.   Full release: http:...
  • Blog Post: New Mobility Center on MSDN

    It’s time again for a visual refresh for the MSDN Mobility Center . This time round we organized it by development phases instead of “type of content” which was really hard to navigate. With this new look, you can easily find information that you are interested in based on the phase of development you...
  • Blog Post: Full list of Windows Mobile 6.1 Upgrades

    My buddy Raleigh Paenitz , whom you’ve might have met at our numerous conferences (he manages the device bar), put together a complete list of Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrades / updates that are available todate. here’s the list:   · AT&T Blackjack II · AT&T Pantech Duo · AT&T Motorola Q9h...
  • Blog Post: Can’t find the Windows Mobile DST Update?

    For those of you who are having difficulties looking for the DST Patch from this page : http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/downloads/microsoft/daylight-savings-update.mspx   can download the PC install version here : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3BD7C55C-8AC1...
  • Blog Post: Resco releases MobileForms Toolkit 2008

    This is really handy for developers. Resco has released a ton of controls for .NET Compact Framework developers to help speed up application development time. PRESS RELEASE . This toolkit contains the following controls: Resco SmartGrid for .NET - powerful grid control with built-in auto edit capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Imagination wins National Multimedia Award for Incredible Machine

    Working together with Sam Gazitt , we created a project called Incredible Machine for Maker Faire in May this year. Recently, our partner ( Imagination ) won the National Multimedia Awards 2008 held in Austria for their innovation under the “culture, entertainment and games” category. This multiuser...
  • Blog Post: Common Criteria Certification for Windows Mobile 6.1

    Saw this as Jason’s blog :   I got some great news yesterday that Windows Mobile 6.1 has just gained Common Criteria Certification! If you aren't familiar with Common Criteria then Wikipedia helps :) The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (abbreviated as Common Criteria...
  • Blog Post: League of Extraordinary Developers Challenge 2008 (LED Challenge)

    If you’re a mobile developer in Malaysia, check this activity out: Dear all, You are exclusively invited to attend our program briefing for The League of Extraordinary Developers Challenge 2008 (LED Challenge) which will take place next week, from Monday to Thursday (22 nd to 25 th September 2008) afternoon...
  • Blog Post: Sync Services for Windows Mobile shipped!

    Got this from Rob yesterday. Hello all,     Just wanted to pass along that the device bits for Sync Services for ADO.NET have been released to the web!  Now we have a supported version of Sync Services for Windows Mobile 5.0 and 6.x.  You can find the download at http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: The Empire checks out Windows Mobile

    Guess they're wondering why they keep getting their butts kicked by the Jedi. Windows Mobile with the Lightsaber is what you'll find on those phones. ;) Thanks for the photo Raleigh !
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