Windows Mobile for Partners

A resource for UK Partners working with Windows Mobile Smartphones and Pocket PCs.

September, 2005

  • iMate seen on the Tube!

    One of our team here at Microsoft UK spotted an iMate poster on the Tube last night and she couldn't resist whipping out her Windows Mobile device to take a snap. Nice to see the devices starting to pop up in places like this - word is getting out :)
  • A Guide to Windows Mobile Programming for Palm OS Developers

    With the announcement yesterday of the Palm Treo running Windows Mobile, there is a useful article on MSDN for folks with Palm experience looking to develop with on the Microsoft platform. Summary: Learn how to help the Palm OS developer make a transition...
  • Announcement coming on Monday....

    There has been lots of speculation about certain hardware manufacturers and Windows Mobile on the web for a while now. Mike Hall from the MED product group in Redmond has posted a little teaser video on his blog that hints at an announcement coming on...
  • QTEK 9100 (Wizard)

    Well I know Jason has been blogging about his new Pocket PC Phone Edition - the HTC Wizard - and I decided I should do the same. This is a fantastic device that has pretty much everything you need - the once excpetion vs. the Universal is 3G which is...
  • New developer article posted on MSDN

    Check out the new article posted on MSDN for some high level information about what developers can achieve with Windows Mobile 5. It is a great read, even if you are not a developer, to get a feel for what can be achieved on the devices and how simple...
  • Webcast on the Messaging & Security Feature Pack

    Earlier this week I put together a short webcast about the forthcoming Messaging & Security Feature Pack for Windows Mobile 5.0 and Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2. If you want to view a recording of the webcast you can get to it here: https:...
  • TBS Mobility partners with Anite

    Another great validation of the partnership approac this week - TBS announced a partnership with Anite Mobile that allows the latter to take the TaskMaster Field Mobility solution in to local and central governments, complementing Anite's Enterprise Mobility...
  • Samsung i300 coming from O2

    O2 are now listing the Samsung i300 Smartphone ont their coming soon pages. This device has a 3GB hard disk - and no restrictions on how many music tracks you can store til you hit that 3gig limt!
  • Vodafone & Windows Mobile

    I've worked with Vodafone for a long time on Windows Mobile and it's a pleasure to now see a range of devices bearing a Window Mobile OS on their UK site . The QTEK 8020 smartphone is there along with the QTEK2020i Pocket PC Phone Edition and the VPA...
  • TBS Mobility & ALK Co Pilot Live

    One of the areas I've been a real advocate of this year has been our ability to bring partners together to build ever better solutions based on Windows Mobile. TBS has long been a leader mobility and has a great history of deploying Windows Mobile solutions...
  • Westcoast: mobility in action

    Our friends over at Westcoast have a great newsletter that hopefully you receive already but if not check out their site They have a great offer on the HP 6515 Pocket PC Phone Edition which includes GPS in the unit. They also offer special pricing for...
  • XBOX 360

    Okay, apologies for going off topic again but I thought you may like to know that XBOX 360 day in the UK is going to be Dec 2nd. Start saving those pennies and informing Mr S.Claus :)
  • My Windows Mobile Site

    This site has been around for a while in several guises but never well publicised, at least in the UK. The My Windows Mobile Site allows you to configure your Windows Mobile devices "over the air". This is something I uused to demo like mad when we first...
  • Microsoft Gadgets

    Though I'm not a huge fan of the word "gadget" this is a great new blog on gadgets...though not quite what you traditionally think of when you hear that word! check oy the Microsoft Gadgets blog
  • O2 XDA Exec

    Just in case you wanted to see the O2 XDA Exec really close up!
  • More and more uses for Windows Mobile

    Hardly a week goes by now when I don't hear of or find another new industry or application for Windows Mobile. One of my favourites to date is Pocket Cow Manger which allows agronomists to gather their field based data (pun intended) on a Pocket PC and...
  • Application Layer Firewall protection for Exchange Server 2003 with ISA Server 2004

    For those of you deploying Exchange 2003 with ISA 2004 (hopefully lots of you!) this guide from TechNet may prove useful as it details how to use the New Mail Server Publishing Rule Wizard and additionally configure the HTTP and SMTP filters appropriately...
  • Bill Gates - A short chat with Microsoft's Chief Software Architect

    Off topic but I love Channel 9 and Scoble managed to get a few minutes with Bill. Check out Bill Gates - A short chat with Microsoft's Chief Software Architect
  • CORGIDirect - Gas installers go mobile!

    Infomill, another great UK partner for Windows Mobile, has teamed up with Corgi to offer CORGI Parts Arena . The product allows engineers to view complex documents such as enginnering manuals on a Windows Mobile Pocket PC (or Smartphone!) in amazing detail...
  • Virgin Ski's with Windows Mobile

    Okay, I know you think this is gonna be off topic but it's not. Check out the Virgin Skiing Holidays to USA and Canada page and you'll see a link to the SnowDo product from Sentient. I've been thinking for a while that there are lots of other channels...
  • Mobile-review.com - an insight to HTC

    Mobile-review has posted a great review of some forthcoming HTC devices and pays particular attention to wireless capabilities and ergonomics. I used to think I knew a lot about HTC devices but recently haven't been able to keep up. Having been involved...
  • T-Mobile will be selling HTC Wizard Pocket PC phone too !

    This article on msmobiles reminded me to add to my last post that T-Mobile was showing off the HTC Wizard at our TechNet event last week. For those who go to play with it, I think you'll agree this is a cracking ltitle unit. Looking forward to seeing...
  • i-mate K-JAM GSM/GPRS Pocket PC

    Well mine is on order from those fine chaps at eXpansys and I think this could be very close to the killer device for me. The i-mate K-JAM is pretty similar in dimenions to the exisiting Jam/M500/MDA Compact but has Windows Mobile 5 and a keyboard - along...
  • HTC Universal coming to O2 in the UK

    Some eagle-eyed people have spotted that the HTC Universal is in the latest O2 catalogue in the UK. Check out their news item here . A scan of the catalogue page is here .