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    Application Updates on Marketplace, are now free :)

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    Most of you must have heard about the news today about what we’re announcing at CTIA. Here’s a quick summary: Designer Themes, working with Isaac Mizrahi and others. Online theme editor Application partners – Gameloft, Facebook, Myspace, Accuweather...
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    Oh and about the Marketplace thing…

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    Good news coming soon. :) follow @wmdev for updates.
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    Stylus be gone!

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    This is how I roll these days. In order to ensure I do my part to make our products better, I've decided to toss out my stylus and survive on using my finger. That way, i) I won’t get confused anymore which I should be using, and ii) I feel every little...
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    Geez! Talk about FUD

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    Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. this is what OUR community is doing to us these day. I wonder how someone who claims he’s respectable can connect two completely unrelated sources of information into something negative towards Microsoft. Read : http://msmobiles...
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    Pick a fantasy app and win a Fuze

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    The Internet Geek Girl is running a quick voting exercise around the Fantasy Apps activity at #SXSW recently. Go over to her blog to find out more details and vote away. You might just win an AT&T Fuze device.
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    Mobile Forensic Equipment & Software

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    As more and more people start living off their mobile devices and depend on them for  their lively hood, both good and bad, there is a necessity in certain cases to protect the innocent and to prosecute the guilty. Here’s a list of companies that...
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    Top 5 Windows Mobile Twitter Apps

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    Actually there are only five that I know off (so they’re all top!) and one homescreen plugin, but I thought the title makes it sound nice ;) #1: TinyTwitter ( http://www.tinytwitter.com/ ) Features: Very functional, GPS,  quick. #2: Pocketwit ( http...
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    Wanna distribute applications on the Windows Marketplace for Mobile?

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    Checkout the new site here : http://developer.windowsmobile.com we’ve just published some information with regards to our new Marketplace. Here’s a quick snapshot: Revenue Model: Revenue shares to the ISV 70%/30% to Microsoft Registration cost: $99 per...
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    Do you have a fantasy application? we do!

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    Have you ever thought about a cool mobile application? Have you wished that your phone was a phaser? maybe a visual caloric recognizer? or even a Universal Translator? At SXSW Interactive, The Internet Geek Girl will be conducting video interviews with...
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    Samsung launches Innovator Program for Windows Mobile

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    Just got this ping from Samsung about launching their developer program for Windows Mobile.   For registration and more information about the program, please visit their website: http://innovator.samsungmobile.com Follow them on Twitter: http://twitter...
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    Mobile Incubation Week announced

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    Brian Hoskins from our Emerging Business Team just announced the birth of the Incubation Week for mobile development companies. This is a week long, deep dive, hands on, fully assisted workshop to help startup companies get started in building applications...
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    What’s my phone style?

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    According to http://www.whatsmyphonestyle.com/ my contacts are my fortune. I think that’s pretty accurate. The suggested phones are not unfortunately ;) in fact, I'm actually a Treo Pro / Star Trek person. checkout my Top 5 : Top Five Best Windows Mobile...
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    Want some MyPhone beta invites?

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    We love Twitter! We’re using Twitter a lot these days, so here are some twitter accounts where you can try to get invites to the MyPhone beta. MSMyPhone – The My Phone product team has been tweeting codes throughout the week. windowsmobile – The Windows...
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    Sony Ericsson Developer World survey: share your thoughts, chance to win an X1 phone

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    The Sony Ericsson Developer World communication team would like your feedback on how and where you consume information, in order to improve support for content creators. Completing this quick on-line survey before March 15, 2009 gives you the chance to...
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    Chat with me via the web

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    Thanks to Angus , now you can chat with me from the web. Find the Live Messenger Applet on the left, log in and start chatting to me. Ask me Questions, give me feedback and above all else, don’t be an a$$ and give me grief. THANKS!
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    Pointui Home2 beta released

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    Ahh LOVE these folks. They’ve built this super cool, super smooth UI for Windows Mobile. Go install it now, it’s really sleek! Shows you that you can make beautiful fluid UIs on our platform. Checkout these screenshots:   Download here : http://www...
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    New Resco Mobileforms Toolkit 2009

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    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 !    
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    Want free games for Windows Mobile?

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    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...
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    Windows Mobile Unified Sensor API on Codeplex

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    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...
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    Scrub your contact list

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    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...
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    patterns & practices Mobile Pocket Guide Update

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    J.D. Meier just told me that there’s a new refresh of the Mobile Pocket Application Architecture Pocket Guide . You can download it and give us some comments. Here are some of the key features & chapters: Key Changes The key changes include: Improved...
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    Tag Me

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    Point your phones to http://gettag.mobi and download the client. then tag away! you can always make new tags for yourself and share it with everyone. Use tags for products, pages, URLs etc.   here’s a Tag that leads your mobile browser to my Twitter...
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    Top Five Best Windows Mobile Devices

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    *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...
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    Qik adds support for 20+ Windows Mobile devices

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    If you’re an avid Qikker like me, you’ll know that this is significant news. Now Qik runs on almost all of our Windows Mobile devices. Go download it here : http://qik.com/blog/281/support-for-20-new-phones-so-you-dont-miss-any-holiday-moments here are...
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    Want to know more about Internet Explorer Mobile 6?

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    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...
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