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  • Blog Post: Why Persistent Storage Is A Good Thing

    This is a question I've found myself answering several times over the years - why dosn;t a Pocket PC retain it's data when the battery runs down completely. This article from the Windows Mobile team blog gives a terrific explnation as to Why Persistent Storage Is A Good Thing as there are some significant...
  • Blog Post: 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 Monday from the Windows Mobile group, Verizon and...
  • Blog Post: 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 with Bluetooth and a phone of course, this is...
  • Blog Post: My SP5 has arrived

    News just in - I just took delivery of an iMate SP5 Smartphone. This device is getting pretty close to my ideal single mobile device - a smartphone with Windows Mobile 5, Bluetooth *and* WiFi. I'll be road testing over the next few days and reporting back but you can land one yourself from eXpansys ...
  • Blog Post: 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 a shame but I'm prepared to let that slides given...
  • Blog Post: Hellomoto - flash intro to the Q

    Check out this briliant Flash intro to the Motorola Q - Hellomoto You can also register for more information on the Q as it becomes available
  • Blog Post: update on my SP5

    A week in and I'm loving this phone. The HTC guys have done a stunning job on the design and finish of the unit - it really looks like a well polished product and will stand out from the crowd. Although marginally bigger than my previous SP3 (C500) and SP3i units it's worth in in terms of the keypad...
  • Blog Post: 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 :)
  • Blog Post: More Motorola Q coverage

    This time in the Sunday Times business section - Paul Durman writing about HTC devices also commented on the Motorola Q. He notes that "Immediately after last week’s column on mobile e-mail, Motorola unveiled the Moto Q — Q for qwerty keyboard, that is. As slim as Motorola’s market-leading RAZR handset...
  • Blog Post: 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 .
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile on Channel 9

    If you'd like to see some of the cool new devices coming soon from Microsoft's Windows Mobile hardware partners, check out the recently posted Channel 9 video at http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=95972 The Samsung SGH-i300 is just one of the devices included with it's 3GB hard drive! Eric...
  • Blog Post: 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 it in the TMO stores!
  • Blog Post: 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 Compact (aka Jam). That round out the major operators...
  • Blog Post: RAM, ROM, NAND, NOR--that's a lot of capital letters...

    Mike Calligaro wrote a great blog entry on Persitent Store recently and why it's so cool. His latest entry on : RAM, ROM, NAND, NOR is equally excellent. There are many types of memory in mobile devices these days and it's useful to know your acronyms when you go shopping. I like this simple view of...
  • Blog Post: 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!