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Not content to sit on the side lines as “Beatle Mania 2” took place last week, I finally went out and bought myself a used iPhone. I am in love. I, of course, had to unlock mine for T-Mobile which was difficult because the previous owner upgraded to the 2.0 firmware. The device is truly amazing. It has rekindled my love of Audible.com. As I went out to the web to learn about the iPhone, I have only one issue. Can you guess what it is? Bueller? If you guessed Apple users you win!!! Reading the post ...
I'm pretty tired of hearing about how "great" the Iphone 3G is. So here's a short tribute to my trusty Windows Mobile powered Tilt. My Tilt already had GPS, Bluetooth, and 3G capability when I bought it. I didn't have to wait hours overnight for a sales clerk to tell me "here's your phone, it doesn't work all the way, but good luck activating it at home!" My Tilt has MMS capability - Granted I don't use it as much as others do, but for such a "great" phone you'd think Apple would have included such ...

I've been invited to speak tomorrow at the Pee Dee Area .NET User Group (PDANUG). The meeting starts at 6PM and I'll be covering Windows Mobile topics to include the State & Notifications Broker and how I built the call blocking application I blogged about earlier this year.

Fresh from the successful completion of his "30 Days of .NET Windows Mobile Applications" (quite an impressive feat I might add), fellow Mobile Geek Chris Craft has started a new series based on one of his well received Code Camp presentations focusing on Visual Studio Tips & Tricks...he now presents "31 Days of Visual Studio 2008 Tips & Tricks". Check it out if you haven't had a chance to catch him at a Code Camp near you ...
Well as far as I am aware, XPe as it stands to day will be available through till sometime in 2010, but it seems more news is getting out about is’s possible Vista based replacement? My personal view is that MS should take a deep hard look at the *LACK* of take up and interest in Vista before heading down this path anytime soon – but that doesn’t mean they won’t try regardless. Now of particular note from the details below from Mary Jo Foley is the indication of the size of the OS? XPe may have a ...
I received the following lolcat 'esque message on my pocket pc the other day. "Bluetooth can no longer be used because the license is expired." This apparently is a known Bluetooth software bug on ppc. The way I fixed this issue is quite drastic, what I did was I backup all my data to my device storage, reflash my ROM with a clean windows mobile 2003 image, then restored all data from backup. I did have problems getting my ppc to accept the image and had to resort to mtty to initiate bootloader commands. ...
I am going to the Tampa one this Friday: DevFish (Joe Healy) wrote: Mobility Roadshow for .NET CF - east coast usa Posted on 5/1/2008 12:13:46 PM Dani Diaz, Glen Gordon, and myself(Joe Healy) are making an East Coast run of the Mobility Roadshow. We'll be teaching about the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 and using VS2008 to develop Windows Mobile SmartClient Applications. So join us for a full day of programming for Windows Mobile. One note, lots of folks like to sign up for the classes with fake emails ...
I had previously blogged about Brian Hitney and Glen Gordon bringing a Mobility Developer Roadshow to Atlanta and Charlotte...well they're still doing it, and they've asked Chris Craft and I to join them in the presentation. I'll be covering the section on managed code development for mobile devices. This should be a lot of fun, so if you're into mobile development or looking to get into it, come out and join us! Overview This session is geared towards familiarizing the attendee with developing smart ...

Fellow Mobility Geek and friend Chris Craft has started a series on his blog which aims to showcase 30 Windows Mobile Applications in the next 30 days. Simple examples to get anyone started on the path towards Windows Mobile Development...now why didn't I think of that? :)

Anyways, to tune in to what Chris is bringing you, head over to his blog and check it out!

Brian Hitney and Glen Gordon are bringing a Mobility Developer Roadshow to Atlanta and Charlotte. They'll talk about the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 and using VS2008 to develop Windows Mobile SmartClient Applications. There will be great take-home resources like books and DVDs, as well as some bigger giveaways (Windows Mobile 6 devices, anyone?) Overview This session is geared towards familiarizing the attendee with developing smart clients using the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 on Windows Mobile 6.x. ...
Skyfire is a mobile browser that delivers rich web media "real fast." You can: Watch streaming video like YouTube Listen to streaming music like last.fm and Rhapsody Access social networks like Facebook and MySpace Skyfire promises "blazing fast" page loads, as fast as your real PC. Skyfire also supports QuickTime, Java and Flash. Sign up for the beta here. Technorati Tags: Skyfire,Rich Media,Windows Mobile ...
The public TechNet SCMDM (System Center Mobile Device Manager) is now open. Here are some links to some good SCMDM blogs I have come across as well (link love): Marco Neilsen: http://myitforum.com/cs2/bl... Patrick Salmon: http://patricksalmon.blogsp... Enterprise Mobile (MS Partner): http://blog.enterprisemobil... Technorati Tags: Windows Mobile,SCMDM,System Center Mobile Device Manager ...
Reply to All As a person new to Windows Mobile 6 after being a corporate Blackberry user for many years, one of the first things that annoyed me was when I "replied to all" I also got a copy of the message in my Inbox. Even worse, if I was OOF, this also triggered my OOF message and I got that as well! The Blackberry doesn't do this and I was sure there was a way to fix it in Windows Mobile. Thanks to Vik for providing the info I needed. Although I am not sure why WinMo doesn't know this by default ...
Here are some helpful documents, guides and planning tools for those looking to evaluate or deploy System Center Mobile Device Manager. System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Resource Kit Tools System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Product Documentation Microsoft TechNet Center: System Center Mobile Device Manager Download the Windows Mobile 6.1 Device Emulator Kit (allows you to test SCMDM as phones pre-loaded with WM6.1 are not yet available, nor are upgrades.) TechNet Edge: Intro to System ...
As you know from previous posts, I'm currently using Sprint's version of the HTC Mogul called the PPC6800 running Windows Mobile 6.0. Up to now, the broadband speed has been pretty decent. About 1/2 DSL speeds or better. The other day HTC announced the upgrade to EVDO Rev A -- the true DSL speed network. I reflashed my firmware pretty smoothly and the upgrade went well. Did I get double speed downloads? Well, it seems snappier, quicker connects, overall a little faster but not 2X. I just now did ...
This post-meeting post is actually a little delayed because I went from giving my presentation at the user group straight to the hospital where my son (Little Lou) was being admitted. To make a long story short, he has a rare medical condition which every now and again causes problems which require him to be admitted to the hospital. It's to the point now where when we notice the signs and symptoms, we just call his surgeon and then the surgeon calls the hospital and arranges for him to bypass the ...
Location Our meeting will be held at Benefit Focus on Daniel Island. If you ever attended the past meetings at Blackbaud, you probably remember passing Benefit Focus on the way there. If you need directions follow this link from Benefit Focus: http://www.benefitfocus.com... Register Please! Let us know you're coming! Please RSVP at EventBrite: http://april-gcnug.eventbri... Topic 1 We’re going to explore Windows Mobile development a little deeper with demonstrations and code ...
Since my Tilt has an integrated GPS I've been anxious to try development with it. I've started now by converting the GPS helper that comes with the Windows Mobile 6 SDK from c# to VB.NET and working with that. I've noticed (like many other VB developers) that more and more examples are not being done in VB so this is my little part toward making spreading VB.NET to the mobile world...since especially in Windows Mobile most examples are either c# or c++. Eventually I'd like to use this little app ...
Microsoft has officially announced Windows Mobile 6.1 - and it looks like a number of devices will be able to get it as an update in addition to the newer devices coming out this year already having it. You can see tons of screen shots at Gizmodo. While I was already planning to update the ROM for my Tilt (a known/reported start button issue - it's occasionally unresponsive), now I may just wait and see if I get the 6.1 upgrade at the same time ...
First of all - a huge thanks to all those folks in Atlanta who pull this thing together each year. They really do put on a good event in Atlanta and I look forward to it (almost to the point of bugging Jim via e-mail) each year. This was actually my 2nd code camp where I didn't speak...though I did have some slide decks ready in case there were some last minute cancellations. I actually missed a chance to speak since I was helping Bill move furniture while Jim was looking for me to cover a session. ...
Part of the Winnipeg VS.NET 2008 launch event is manning the Ask the Experts booth where we help people with some of their technology questions. I've had two interactions so far: The Mobile Guy Met someone who was looking for information about developing against Windows Mobile 7, specifically doing more lower-level stuff. Luckily I have a buddy who worked on a project doing lower level stuff, so hopefully I can get them connected. If anyone else has done anything along the lines of dealing with Windows ...
fyi a registry hack http://forum.xda-developers... Technorati tags: Windows Mobile, Ringtone Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...

Sweet - so it's supposed to come out later this year and will work with Windows Mobile 6 devices. It'll be a browser plug-in and you can use Expression for it...but before you get too excited, it'll only support Silverlight 1.0 in this release.

See the Silverlight site for more info.

I am twitterpated with twitter. Ok so that is a bit strong but for some reason I am addicted to twitter. What is twitter? Well think of MSN messenger and AOL messenger mashed up with your favorite forum and walla! So what is so cool with it? Not sure. I mean to the untrained eye it looks like a bunch of people posting about what they are doing as if someone gives a ________ (enter favorite word here). It just happens to be that you invite friends to watch and listen to your tweets! Once again twitter ...
I have a ton of video from the keynote. However it is all grainy and well even Microsoft expressions is have a hard time with it. So I will try to get some better pictures. A couple of great apps that have been discovered: cetwit- windows mobile twitter application feedslide - One click application for turning rss feeds into jpegs for zune or ipod. Images from the Luxor. Had to add Yesterdays lunch. Yes I twitter. Maybe too much. Technorati Tags: Mix08,MIX,mikedopp.com,micr... technologies,silverlight,si... ...
****Location Change**** February Monthly Meeting February 21, 2007 Location This month's (and possibly future) meeting will be held at Benefit Focus on Daniel Island. If you ever attended the past meetings at Blackbaud, you probably remember passing Benefit Focus on the way there. If you need directions follow this link from Benefit Focus: http://www.benefitfocus.com... Register Please! Let us know you're coming! Please RSVP at EventBrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e... ...
The Greater Charleston .NET User Group February Monthly Meeting will be on February 21, 2007 at Cambar. Topic This presentation features the most common, most popular, or most effective tips and tricks that will allow developers to squeeze the ultimate productivity and use out of their Windows Mobile development environment. Mobility has grown into a world of its own, but with the .NET Compact Framework as your key, the door has never been more open for new developers to enter this exciting new marketplace. ...

I just posted the article I wrote up describing the project I created where I'm creatively blocking calls to my Windows Mobile device. Posted it on my VB.NET Mobile Blog. Enjoy!

I've noticed an increasing number of comments from folks who come across my blog after searching for something...mostly goofy little things like the errors I've come across, or other technical issues I've run into and people who ran into the same thing that were able to solve their problem after reading my blog. Thanks to all those who took the time to thank me in their comments or via e-mail. It's nice to know I'm saving some other people time and effort with my postings. :) And to those searching ...
[Old News Apparently since end of January] Never though this would happen: For all the "orginal" Samsung BlackJack users out there, Samsung is happy to bring you an official Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for your device. Step-by-step instructions, a FAQ and the software can be found on www.samsung.com/us/i607/wi . ndowsupgrade Worked well. Looks great. If I find myself not using the GPS as much on BJ II, would switch back...I need the GPS once a month when I go out of town ...
One thing I've found increasingly annoying is telemarketing calls to my mobile phone. When I glance down and see that 800 number calling I usually press the "Ignore" softkey and go about my business. I figure if it's really something important they'll know alternate ways to contact me...but I got to thinking that I didn't want to have to spend the time to look at the number and press ignore...and since it's my phone and it's got Windows Mobile 6 on it, I can do something about it. So I put together ...
I have recently been introduced to a company called PostPath. They are a new technology company that have created a Linux-based alternative to Microsoft's Exchange. Their proposition is that Microsoft Outlook is the killer application. As long as users can run Outlook and have all the features and functionality that they are used to, it shouldn't matter what is serving it up on the back end. And if that back end can run on cheaper hardware and storage with a highly-flexible open source OS, all the ...
If you've watched any TV lately you will notice an odd pairing of product brands. Intermingled in car ads recently has been the mention of Microsoft Sync. I thought hmm... that might be a pretty cool feature. When looked into Sync a little closer I had the feeling, I've seen this trick before. Like, connect your cell phone to your car via Blue Tooth to make calls etc. But there is more. Like the ability to read and send text messages verbally. Coincidently I saw on Fox News last night how kids are ...

A Windows Mobile phone to give the iPhone a run for its money?

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Wasn't sure if I was going to be able to make it but really wanted to after talking with Robin last October at Richmond Code Camp...but now I'm heading up to Roanoke for my first Code Camp of 2008! Right now I'm planing for two presentations - one on code analysis and one on Windows Mobile 6. For those interested in more info about the code camp in general see their site here: http://www.rvnug.org/CodeCa... ...
The InsideMicrosoft blog has a scoop spilling out a few details about Windows Mobile 7. So far if this is true the OS will be awesome. Not sure about device support, the feature spectrum hints at motion sensors and multi-touch. http://microsoft.blognewsch... Technorati tags: Windows Mobile 7, Touch, Motion Sensor Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
My friend Chris Craft blogged earlier today about Poinui - a pretty neat alternative UI for Windows Mobile devices. Having looked at it and installed it myself I have to say it's pretty neat how easy it is to use with the drag, and easy finger-touch access to most things. Here's a screen shot of what it looks like...note that it's *not* in beta anymore. Enjoy ...
After Chris launched his new "I Love VB.NET" site, he was kind enough to provide me a space there for VB.NET Windows Mobile examples since there's a shortage of Windows Mobile code examples using VB.NET. I've just posted the first entry over there and hope to continue in the near future by converting a number of the SDK C# examples to VB.NET. If you're looking to start Windows Mobile development check it out...you'll find a lot you can leverage based on your existing knowledge of the .NET Framework ...
So things have been quite quiet for me over the break in some ways as I took advantage of the fact that my Father-in-law made late changes to go over to Perth for the Xmas/New Year break and that unexpectedly left a 42 foot fly bridge cruiser at my disposal for use on the Sydney Harbour - but I digress.... Anyway, I'm now catching up on all the feeds from bloglines and I came across this tasty little snippet of all the work that Microsoft looks to be pouring in to developing the SmartPhone side of ...
Pros: Dual 400MHz processor Integrated GPS Sliding Keyboard with 40 degree tilt Integrated still/video camera Accepts high capacity microSDHC cards Windows Mobile 6 Office Mobile 6.1 (so you can view Office 2007 files) Cons: Speakerphone isn’t the best No zoom on still camera at the highest resolution Picture quality could be better Lack of integrated 3.5mm audio jack Now that I’ve had my Tilt for a little bit, I figured I’d give a more in depth review for others who might be considering a new Windows ...
I had a Motorola MPX Smartphone 5 years ago. Since then I've been on Verizon (the "cable company" of carriers) with a LG MP3 player phone. The MP3 sounded like crap. It would assume a style like concert hall and add reverb. What the hell is that? Reverb? Listening to Carl Franklin on Reverb is only best done when working with model airplane glue. So T-Mobile has this $200 off and $50 rebate = $99 deal, so I jumped ship to T-Mobile. Plus their unlimited email package is $10, Verizon pushes you to ...
Is this even a supported configuration? Right now mine's not working but I haven't given up yet. I previously had Visual Studio 2005 installed with the Windows Mobile 6 SDK's (both professional and standard) and everything works fine there. Just yesterday installed Visual Studio 2008 and went to look at the Smart Device templates and only the Windows Mobile 5 stuff is there. No problem I figured - maybe just need to re-install the SDK's now that I have VS 2008 so they can be integrated. Did that ...
My favorite Regular Expression resource, RegExLib.com, received a very nice face lift and enhancement recently and I thought you would like to know. For sometime now, the site was sort of broken, search features were not working, paging through the expressions were flaky and it looked like it was on the verge of going away. However, it looks like Steve Smith and the team were making some major enhancements and I am really excited to run into my next RegEx issue and being able to use this resource. ...
I finally picked up my new AT&T Tilt today - the store I went to at first was all out and so I drove across town to another store where I finally got it....the lady at the first store had tried to sell me on the new BlackJack II but I had my heart set on the Tilt. Had a bit of fun on the drive home with the GPS and Google Maps - can't wait to start building some location aware apps for Windows Mobile 6 :) ...
No the world is not ending, well I don't know if it is or isn't, but John and myself switched to MacBook Pros from our Toshibas. These machines are amazing. I have never been so excited to work with Vista. Don't worry, I am not a switcher. While I downloaded Vista Business from MSDN, I used OS X Leopard and I had the same reaction that I did with my original Apple PowerBook, "What can I do?" I was literally bored on a computer and that takes a lot. Those awesome applications they talk about on the ...
So based on two recent announcements it might actually be possible shortly to host your Virtual Web Server from your PDA? Seriously, it might not be possible today - but don't bet against it being real in the next year or so? Turn your phone into a file and web server When you want to connect to your Windows Mobile phone you've got a few options. You can either use ActiveSync via the supplied cable or you can remotely connect over the WiFi with applications like Pocket Controller. Now there's another ...
I must confess that I noticed a colleague with a HTC Touch a few weeks back and was instantly drawn to "Touch" it, it wasn't the actual Touch interface that did it, it was the size and elegance of the design - very sweet, almost like a case of "if Apple did black mobile handsets, this is what it would/should look like" So I recently made a slight deviation on the way to a Clients just to call in a shop that has the Touch so that I could have another look and feel - and I have to say that my gadget ...
The past weekend marked the end of my Code Camp "tour" covering 4 states and 4 Code Camps in 4 weeks straight. October 6th - Attended Richmond Code Camp 4, Richmond VA - arrived a little too late to fill in a speaker slot for someone who dropped, had fun in my very first code camp as an "attendee only" :) October 13th - Helped host South Carolina Code Camp 4, Charleston SC - also gave a presentation on Windows Mobile Gaming for Fun and Profit October 20th - Spoke at Charlotte Code Camp, Charlotte ...
So I finally got the time to sit down with a copy of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and got it installed on my test rig. Here's how it all went down... I did a custom install this first time around - no Visual C++, and none of the SQL Compact or Crystal Reports stuff. I was certain to include the new Code Analysis, Performance and Testing tools though. I've heard some interesting things about the way those tools have improved with VS 2008 and am anxious to try them out. I'm also pretty anxious to try ...
We have a last second session change due to the tornadoes in Michigan on Thursday. David White's "Building Emulator Images for Kicks with Windows Mobile 6" session will not take place. Instead we will have Chris Woodruff presenting "Microsoft Project Astoria" which is sure to be a great session. Check out the complete agenda at: http://www.dayofdotnet.org/... ...