As many of you know, I’m in the process of moving from one city to another. We’ve sold our existing house and are trying to buy a new house in our new city. In fact, we’re in the final stages of trying to close the deal on the new house. Now is NOT the time to begin having cell phone problems…
Over the past 6 weeks, I’ve noticed that my 6515 has been dropping calls. Its had trouble holding a signal, and often feels as though I’m traveling through a severely low coverage area, and that’s just not the case here in suburban Chicago. Its [...]
I’ve been using Sprint’s 700wx for a few weeks now. If you read my other New Equipment blogs on the 700wx (here, here, and here) you’ll quickly see that this device is really what Verizon’s 700w should have been in the first place. Sprint was lucky enough to wait it out and get their hands on the better device. I’ve been bouncing back and forth from Chicago to Nashville over that past few weeks, and I can tell you that both of those cities have solid EV-DO implementations. But I’ve noticed something about Sprint’s signal.. it ain’t [...]
Microsoft ActiveSync is the latest sync software release for Windows Mobile-based devices. It provides a great synchronization experience with Windows®-based PCs and Microsoft Outlook right out of the box. ActiveSync acts as the gateway between your Windows-based PC and Windows Mobile-based device, enabling the transfer of Outlook information, Office documents, pictures, music, videos and applications to and from your device. In addition to synchronizing with a desktop PC, it can synchronize directly with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 so that you can keep your e-mail, calendar data, [...]
I’ve been using the Palm 700wx from Sprint for a week or so now, and have it connected to an Exchange Server that supports Microsoft Direct Push. Since the 700wx supports AKU2.x and MS Direct Push, you’d think that with its increased memory, I’d be living the Treo high-life; but I’m not.
Microsoft Direct Push technology relies on a consistent, adequate cellular signal in order to make it work. If the device can’t send out is Direct Push Heart Beat, then there is no Push e-Mail experience on the device. This has been my biggest problem with the [...]
The Treo 700 Series is a great device. Small, compact, well built. Those are three words that describe this awesome device. As I’ve said over and over, one of the only things wrong with this device was the lack of RAM; but more on that in a different post…
Sprint’s EV-DO network is awesome. One of the best things about it AND the 700wx is that you can use both of them with your laptop/desktop computer to get you on line in a pinch. Me, I’m pinched all over. With my transient status right now, I’m really stuck for connectivity outside of the [...]
The Palm 700w Series devices hold a special place for me. Verizon’s Palm 700w was reviewed early this year here at pocketnow.com. You can see my detailed review, here. The device is ok; but not great in my opinion. As a phone, it’s great. As a Pocket PC…not so much. The device has some serious short comings, most notably, only 32MB of RAM. The device gave me a few problems. I wrote some closing thoughts on the 700w that you can see here, and had additional issues with OTA (Over the Air) Synching that you can see here.
I’d read both of these again, [...]
Microsoft is offering some free software, if you’ve got a Windows Mobile Smartphone or Pocket PC PE device. If you register with the Windows Mobile site, you can get a couple of ring tone packs for your WM Phone based device. Volume 1 has 4 ring tones. Volume 2 has 6 ring tones. All 10 are in WMA format, and are usable in all WM based Phone devices.
The price is certainly right, and you can download both Packs.
I hope you don’t mind; but I really have to comment on this. Most of you know that I’m pretty tight with Dave Ciccone from Mobility Today. I listen to their Podcast, and find it to be very informative as well as entertaining. Dave does a good job with it. He’s also been Johnny-on-the-spot with a nubmer of different news stories. There’s a lot going on over there, and the site is worth a read.
Anywho, a few months ago, Dave picked up a MacBook Pro. I’ve never been a huge Mac fan, even tough I used to tutor word processing as an undergrad at [...]
I’ve been back in Chicago for about 2 weeks now, getting to know a new company, a new department of really cool employees, a new product, new System, etc. The one thing that (thankfully) hasn’t been new are my trusty ol’ Pocket PC’s.
My 6515 has been doing pretty well under the pressure. I’ve been trying to find the best balance of running applications (Snoopsoft Dashboard 3.x can run some pretty neat stuff off of your Today Page, btw.), reliable OTA Synchronization with my company’s Exchange Server, and device stability. It hasn’t [...]
I know this is a little off topic, and I hope you’ll excuse it; but I have a little bit of news for everyone. The family and I are headed BACK to Chicago from Nashville. The last 6 years have been wonderful down South, and we don’t really want to leave, BUT you have to go where the work is.
I start a new job with a new company back in Chicago on Monday 14-Aug-06; and I’m headed back North this Sunday. I’ve got TomTom Navigator 5.21 installed on an HTC BlueAngel, sitting in an Arkon Powered GPS Cradel, reviewed by Tim Adams, Esquire, here on [...]
One of the biggest problems that many Pocket PC Phone Edition devices (WM5 and earlier versions) have is the lack of support for Cellular Profiles. WM Smartphone, as well as regular cell phone, users have enjoyed them for years.
Devices like those from ETEN have had a built in Profiles app, but it leaves a lot to be desired. I wasn’t impressed with it when I reviewed the G500 earlier this year. Information on its profiles app is on page 2 of the review. For those phones that I’ve been using that don’t have a built in profiles app, I’ve been using [...]
My replacement hw6515 came on Wednesday, and I’ve hard reset the thing about 3 times trying to get it set up the way I want. Each time I finish, I have a problem getting it to run correctly, place/receive calls or get the Bluetooth Radio to turn on so I can use a wireless headset.
I don’t (necessarily) blame this on Cingular or the device’s refurbished status. I think this is an OS and device configuration issue. It’s only got 64MB of RAM and a small (12MB) File Store. Most of the stuff that I want to run needs to be in either main Storage RAM or on [...]
Earlier this year, pocketnow.com reviewed the ETEN G500, a quad band GSM/GPRS Pocket PC Phone with WM5, 128MB of Storage/64MB SDRAM (about 80MB/48MB user accessible), FM Radio and SiRF III GPS Receiver.
ETEN recently released the G500+, an updated version of the G500. It is supposed to have a better GSM/GPRS radio, just like the M600+ does, but also sports 256MB of Storage, and updated FM Radio (with the application that runs it, preinstalled) and as well as an updated System ROM and AGPS (assisted GPS, for quicker Satellite locks).
As the G500 and the G500+ are so close [...]
“Thanks to a small slip-up by Cingular, word has leaked out that this wireless carrier will soon begin offering a pair of highly-anticipated Windows Mobile models.
This company is now circulating a list of devices for which it is offering mail-in rebates. This has a couple that aren’t yet available: the iPAQ hw6900 and the Cingular 3125, better known as the HTC Star Trek.
While it now seems obvious that these smartphones will be available from Cingular in the near future, it’s not known exactly when this will happen.”
I first noticed this on [...]
I’ve been a Cingular customer for about 2 years now. My first job here in TN had a good relationship with Bell South Mobility (which eventually became Cingular Wireless), and so I got my wife a Cingular phone back in 2001. I switched her to VzW in 2002 so we could do the whole IN Calling thing; and now everyone’s on Cingular. They’re cheaper than Verizon…
I recently upgraded my wife’s phone to a refurbished Cingular 2125 and it turned up defective. Cingular replaced it within 3 business days of me calling that in. I recently picked up a [...]
I am a HUGE Podcast nut. I’ve been listening to a couple technology Podcasts for a while now, and would be lost without them. pocketnow.com doesn’t have a Podcast, (if we did, I’d ask you to go and vote for us!) so I’d like to encourage you to go and vote for your favorite. You can vote once every 24 hours, between now and 11:59pm on 11-Aug-06.
I really enjoy the Podcast that Mobility Today puts out and have cast my vote for them. You can get the Mobility Today Podcast at Dave’s Site; or via the iTunes Podcast directory.
Those of you who have an iPAQ hw6500 might want to jump over to the support page for it and check out the 1.20 ROM Upgrade. It seems like its fairly important, as it resolves a lot of previously noted problems, and provides some pretty cool enhancements (like a new GSM/GPRS Radio Stack). The ROM is dated 13-Jul-06, and it replaces the 1.12 ROM that was released just 6 days prior to the 1.2 ROM (released 07-Jul-06).
FixesFixes issue where device exiting from Flight Mode prompts for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) unlock code when Third-Generation (3G) SIM card (also [...]
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Get smart with the Vaja Silver Collection, available only at http://www.vajacases.com.”
Vaja cases has done it again. They seem to be on an anti-vampire kick with the latest edition to their Silver line of cases with the RAZR V3i Silver. The case us hand crafted, as all of [...]
We don’t do a lot of “Gadget Diary” blogging here at pocketnow as they do on my good friend, Julie’s site, The Gadgeteer; but I thought I’d take a chance and let everyone know that I’m in the process of clearing out my gadget closet a bit.
I’ve got 2 Pocket PC Phone Edition Devices for sale right now. my imate PDA2k, reviewed here at pocketnow.com during June of 2005 and my Samsung i700, reviewed here during March of 2004.
You can see the i-mate PDA2k auction here.You can see the Samsung i700 auction here.
Both of these [...]
Rich Corinthian Leather… The first thing you notice about the case is that its made of a fine grade leather. The smell…oh yeah. Even today, a few months since receiving it, it still has that "new car" smell. This is one of the better made and more affordable cases that I’ve seen on the market for the Palm 700w/p. I’ve carried it in this case for about 3 months, and it has been through a little bit of abuse. I’m [...]
The Smartphone version of Cingular’s AKU2 update for the Cingular 2125 is available for download. If you’re interested, you can pick it up here.
To check to see if your phone needs the update, compare its System Properties page with the one below. If your version numbers are lower, then you need to update your phone to get all of the enhancements.
I’ve pulled it down, but have yet to install it on my wife’s phone. I’m having one heck of a time getting features and functionality to activate properly on this device. I’m hoping that [...]
“Direct Push Has Arrived! Microsoft Direct Push from Cingular is a scalable and cost-effective wireless email solution that enables mobile professionals to easily stay connected to their Microsoft® Outlook® and Office® information while on the go. Cingular’s Direct Push service is designed specifically for companies with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 interested in deploying wireless email on the Cingular Windows Mobile 5 portfolio.”
Those of you with Cingular 8125 flavored HTC Wizards can finally get the long-awaited AKU2 Update with Microsoft Direct Push [...]
This exclusive model presents all the features of the original Vaja T77, such as full access to main functions, speaker mesh protectors, semi-rigid flip cover with magnetic closure and optional SD slot with Push-Push system. This case charges and sycns through Palm travel cable.
This is a simply awesome case for the new Treo 700w/p. Vaja is one of the premier case manufacturers for just about any gadget out there, and this is by far, one of their best cases yet! Just looking at this case, I get Starsky and Hutch flashbacks! If you’re in the market for a new case for your [...]