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    THIS is what you call Mobile Web Browsing

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    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...
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    Ever wanted to just disappear from the world for a while?

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    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...
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    Happy Holidays!

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    don’t you love the Variable Video features that Disney used in their Flash video? Wish we could do that.   Happy Holidays everyone.
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    AT&T debunks rumor and continues to love Windows Mobile

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    Contrary to what you might have read on GSMarena about AT&T ditching Windows Mobile for Linux / Android, they’ve committed to support Windows Mobile for years to come. here’s what they posted on devCentral recently: Clarification for some comments...
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    Pandora for Windows Mobile Available

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    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...
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    Xperia Panels Update

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    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...
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    New Mobile Architecture Pocket Guide Available

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      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...
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    Verizon launches the Omnia!

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    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...
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    Spin the Bottle – Touch Diamond edition

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    Daniel Siegl from Lieber Lieber Software wrote me a mail to let me know that he got inspired by our Accelerometer showcase at the Mobility Smackdown session at TechEd EMEA ,and he quickly wrote a Spin The Bottle application to demonstrate how it can be...
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    Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Emulator Images Available now

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    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...
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    Sony Ericsson Content Awards 2008

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    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...
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    Live Mesh (tech preview) for Mobile available now.

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    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...
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    New Samsung Omnia w 806mhz CPU and 800x480 WVGA screens

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      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...
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    New Mobility Center on MSDN

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    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...
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    The O Fone is REAL!

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    I’m not kidding!! We made this parody for the MEDC 2007 keynote 1.5 years ago:   And now Motorola just announced the availability of their new phone called the AURA with circular screen! This is just hilarious!   it’s PRICY though at 2k a pop...
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    Full list of Windows Mobile 6.1 Upgrades

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    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...
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    Can’t find the Windows Mobile DST Update?

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    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...
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    Resco releases MobileForms Toolkit 2008

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    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...
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    Imagination wins National Multimedia Award for Incredible Machine

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    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,...
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    Common Criteria Certification for Windows Mobile 6.1

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    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...
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    Off Topic: Latte Printer

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    You know how much passion Seattleites have for coffee and after living here for three years, I'm addicted. My favorite is the Grande Breve Latte. For a latte fan, anything to do to spice up how the coffee taste and looks would be great but this is taking...
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    League of Extraordinary Developers Challenge 2008 (LED Challenge)

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    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...
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    Sync Services for Windows Mobile shipped!

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    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...
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    The Empire checks out Windows Mobile

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    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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    PowerSMS is err powerful :) and doesn't get in your way.

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    I've been using this for a while now ever since Mel sent me a copy. It's awesome. The UI is intuitive and it does what it says very elegantly and simply. Nothing fancy. Love the Auto-reply (someone FINALLY implemented this in an actual product) and Backup...
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