Mark Deakin

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  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile campaign - Have you seen it?

    Today we are launching a marketing campaign in the UK to increase peoples knowledge of our mobility platform and what it can do them. If you are travelling in either London or Edinburgh expect to see our green posters with no only a picture of an example device but also a clue as to why you might need...
  • Blog Post: 'Nokiaberry' anyone?

    Meet Nokia’s latest phone, the interestingly named E61 (which might I add is also the name of the road that goes through the Karavanke Tunnel in Slovenia). Nokia now has three E series devices launched and it looks as if they want to move into ‘business device’ market where both...
  • Blog Post: Operators announce support for Windows Mobile 5 with MSFP

    T-Mobile have announced here that they will be teaming up with Microsoft and IS Interned Services to enable small business to host their email on Microsoft Hosted Messaging and Collaboration platform and connect remotely with Windows Mobile 5 Messaging and Security Feature Pack enabled devices. At...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile Launched !!!!

    The long wait is finally over for Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile! Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile is now available for download here where you can get a version for Pocket PC (2003 and Windows Mobile 5) and Smartphone (2003 and Windows Mobile 5) and is free to download. I have been using...
  • Blog Post: Orange C600 update for MSFP

    If you have a C600 from Orange (running Windows Mobile 5) and want to install AKU2 (Messaging and Security Feature Pack) then take a look here
  • Blog Post: SPV M600 Launched by Orange

    I would not normally post about every shiny and new phone thats been launched as Jason does a superb job of this but I thought I would include this one on mine. Orange has done a really good job of embracing Windows Mobile from day one with the 'SPV Classic' and they have done it again by launching...
  • Blog Post: Blackberry 'Instant Messaging' for Windows

    For those of you who have Live Communication Server installed but have not made switch to using Windows Mobile (and why not?) then take a look at the Blackberry website where you can now get hold of a Blackberry client for Live Communication Server. No matter where, when and what device you are on...
  • Blog Post: Digital Rum

    At the end of last month I had the pleasure of talking with these guys and I must say that they really do have some great solutions and are doing some brilliant work with Live Communication Server. First of all is ‘Corporate Mobile Messenger’ which allows employees without a Windows Mobile...
  • Blog Post: Microsft join DVB-H consortium

    Microsoft will become a found member of the Mobile DTV Alliance, a DVB-H consortium with the end goal of enabling user to finally realise the dream of mobile TV i.e. watching tv on a mobile device. Take a look here for the full article for more information. I currently own a Windows Media Plays For...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Minis - Coming to a TV near you!

    I was watching Fifth Gear on my Windows Media Center today and they showed a few clips of next weeks show …. lo and behold ….. I spotted the Windows Mobile Minis at the Gumball 3000 :-) Look out for them on the next episode of Fifth Gear !
  • Blog Post: Bless its little mobile-cotton socks !

    Someone at work sent this to me today ..... makes me feel a little sorry for my Windows Mobile phone
  • Blog Post: Device announcement at 3GSM

    At least two new Windows Mobile 5 devices were announced at 3GSM this year HP HW6900 ASUS P305 Both of these device are going to be running Windows Mobile 5 and will come with the Messaging and Security Feature Pack installed giving the proud owners not only 'Direct Push' technology on their...
  • Blog Post: Can I get MSFP added to my Windows Mobile 5 device?

    It probably wont surprise you to know that I get asked this question a fair bit, it probably also wont surprise you to know that the answer is 'talk to the vendor you got the phone from'. Theoretically its possible to get most Windows Mobile 5 phones upgraded to include MSFP but the decision in the...
  • Blog Post: Motorola Q

    Mentioned here , the Motorola Q will be going on sale from May 31st with Verizon Wireless. Any one who owns or has previously owned a Blackberry will recognise the form factor but as the article says, it’s a “cross between a Blackberry and a video iPod”. This highlights the fact for...
  • Blog Post: PTS-TV - Coming to a PC near you !

    This week we launched PTS-TV to the masses. The pilot episode features the lovely Katie Ledger and the not so lovely me .... lets hope they dont decide to 'axe the show' based on my ratings alone. When you have a spare few minutes take a look and be sure to watch the out-takes towards the end. If...
  • Blog Post: MSN Messenger goes 'retro'

    Although for quite some time you have been able to make pc-to-pc calls on MSN Messenger and pc-to-phone calls, the big problem with this is that is restricts you to using a clunky headset and microphone and near the PC at the time you want to make the calls. You will be glad to hear (pun intended...
  • Blog Post: Another Mini Adventure ....

    Last weekend both of the Windows Mobile Minis went to the Gumball 3000 rally which started in London and will travel through Europe, Asia and America over the next 8 or so days, finally ending at Beverly Hills :-) As well as taking a look at the pictures below you might also want to take a look at...
  • Blog Post: What to do if you find MSN Messenger is not on your device

    I have had a couple of people ask me about this and after some research I have found a solution. If you find that MSN Messenger has not been included as part of your Windows Mobile device then take a look here where you should find some instructions on how to sort this out :-)
  • Blog Post: o2 XDA Exec now with Direct Push

    O2 has also joined the list of operators offering Windows Mobile 5 with MSFP (Direct Push) updates for their existing devices. If you have an O2 XDA Exec device then pop along to the site and see if the update is available for your device.
  • Blog Post: Palm Treo 700w now support Direct Push

    Palm have now joined the long list of mobile device manufacturers who have made Windows Mobile 5 with MSFP (Direct Push) available in their device range. If you have a Palm Treo 700w then pop along to the site, download the update and your away !
  • Blog Post: Activesync 4.2 now available

    As a user of Outlook 2007, I have subscribed to a number of RSS feeds which allows me to stay on the pulse with what’s happening in the world of Microsoft as well a few other things outside of Microsoft (how did we ever live with RSS?) Jason Langridges blog is one of my subscriptions and he recently...