Tom Tom is on the verge of releasing an update to its acclaimed navigation software to version 6. Pocket Info got an early look at the application and found it to be a solid update with great maps and functionality; on the other side, they had hoped for a text-to-speech feature. Read on for the translation!
Over at the Windows Mobile Team Blog, they’ve made an interesting post about one-handed navigation on Pocket PC phone device, such as the HTC Wizard, Palm Treo 700w, or Verizon 6700. By one-handed navigation, we mean full control of the device via hardware buttons.
Here’s a summary: In WM5, Microsoft made it a priority to build the Pocket PC OS around one-handed operability, since they realized that the most frequent implementation of the OS would be in a phone device. Therefore, they suggest to OEMs that each device have the following hardware buttons: a DPad, two [...]
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 [...]
Gigabyte, makers of the g-smart i128 Pocket PC phone with built in analogue TV tuner and multi-lingual support, has announced the launch of its brand in Russia.
GIGABYTE Communications today announced the launch of GSmart brand in Russia. During the GSmart Launch Event in Moscow, Russia, Mr. Tony Mestres, Senior Director of Microsoft WW Field & Sales/Mobile & Embedded Devices Marketing, has briefed the general situation in the world of Windows Mobile devices and has emphasized the important contribution that GIGABYTE Communications has advanced in this field. [...]
Most Smartphones don’t have many hardware shortcut buttons, so you lose the ability to quickly launch your favorite program. You can set your Smartphone to launch an application via speed dial, much like it’s set to access voicemail (by holding #1 on the keypad).
Go into the start menu, find the program that you want to set to Speed Dial, highlight it, then click Menu, and Add Voice Dial.
One of the best PIM replacement programs, Pocket Informant, has been updated to version 2007 from 2005. Here are some new features:
Daily Notes Franklin Covey Daily, Master, and Project views and synching with Plan Plus for Outlook 4.0. Task Status – Normal/Complete/In Process (w/% complete)/Delegate Create appointments for specific timezones Complete One handed Soft Key support Revamped Contacts Summary with Call Logs (Phone Edition devices only) One handed date picker Multiple Alarms, Travel Appointments Live Preview windows Exchange GAL [...]
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 [...]
FEATURES What features does this headset advertise? Let’s take a look:Up to 4 hours of talk time Lightweight (1/2 oz.) Fits on either ear Bluetooth 1.2 Bluetooth Headset Talk Time | Standby (hours) Weight (grams | ounces) Approx Street Price Logitech Mobile Express 4 | 250 14.2 | 0.50 $40 Bluetrek X2 14 | 500 15.0 | 0.59 $50 Tekkeon ezTalker ET3000 5 | 120 25.0 | [...]
And the winner of the Neuros Recorder 2 Plus is:
Thanks to all that participated!
IT’S ALL ABOUT CONVERSION
The 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Adapter with Built-In Mic & Answer Button converts the proprietary four-conductor jack to a standard 3.5mm stereo headphone jack. Here are some of the key features:Microphone with a range of 1.5 to 2 feet Answer Button Only 5 inches in length Rugged molded construction THE WIRED SOLUTION
Bluetooth headsets are not for everyone, and they still cannot compare to high end wired ear buds or headphones. The included headset with most PPC phones are [...]
The Neuros MPEG4 Recorder 2 Plus allows you to record digital media from TV, cable box, DVR, gaming console, or camcorder, onto a huge variety of flash memory formats: SD, miniSD, microSD, MMC, CF, and Sony MS Duo/Pro. The new “Plus” model also adds 3GP recording.
Imagine the possibilities: record your favorite episode of the Simpsons, pop out the card, place it into your Smartphone or Pocket PC, and you’ve got entertainment for the subway ride to work.
To enter the contest, simply visit the Recorder 2 Plus website, and tell how you’d use the [...]
If you’d like to read more than you see here, be sure to view our blog series on the 700p, and our thorough review of the 700w.Treo 700w Treo 700p Appointments B A Contacts B C Internet B C USB Modem F A Email A D Messaging B A Software B+ B- Phone B+ B Ease of Use B A Overall
Both units scored a "B" as their final grade. Inconclusive, you say? Well, as you can tell by the chart, both units scored differently in the various categories. Where one had a shortfall, the other [...]
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Figure 1: Included in the package (clockwise) is a catalog, a mounting post and belt clip, a StuffBak ID label and finally the case itself.
Figure 2: Rhinoskin [...]
Many would consider Astraware a one stop game shop offering games in several categories such as: Action, Puzzles, Simulation and more. Their latest release, Big Box of Blox, adds yet another exciting title to the growing action lineup. Big Box of Blox promises to deliver exciting, addicting game play with enhanced graphics and sound effects. But how does the game measure up to our review and overall fun rating? Read on to find out!SETUP [...]
My friend called Cingular Wireless the other day asking about the 8125 Pocket PC phone (HTC Wizard). What was interesting was that the representative told him that an update to the 8125, the 8525, will be coming out soon. A mention was made of a scroll wheel, as used in the HTC Hermes. Could Cingular be picking up the Hermes soon?
Update: msmobiles.com is also reporting on this, and is showing images of the HTC Hermes (without a front camera) with Cingular branding.
In this tip we’ll show you how to edit the system font on your Pocket PC.
At this location in your registry you will find 5 keys:
1. CS: Do not change this one. 2. Ht: use this to set the font height. 3. It: 0 means normal, 1 means italic. (in reality 0 means false, 1 means true) 4. Nm: the default is Tahoma, you can change this with the name of you favorite font i.e. Times New Roman’. In your PDA you have only two fonts loaded: Tahoma and Courier, if you want Times New Roman you should copy it from your desktop into your [...]
Vaja has added a new option to their T77 Palm Treo 700w/p case that we reviewed here: a Visor Cover that protects the screen and keyboard with an interesting design that allows full view of the screen while the lid is closed. If you’re among the crowd with a Treo, then this new release may be a good option for you.
Just for you guys, I bought a Gold Lantern Bluetooth stereo headset. I would have preferred another more well-known brand (pocketnow has reviewed several), but these were the only Bluetooth stereo headphones Fry’s had. It has a microphone so you can use it with a Bluetooth phone, too, and came with an 3.5 mm audio adapter for non-Bluetooth devices. I probably paid too much at $130, but I figure that I can return it and buy something less expensive if I want.
So how does it work? I put the headphones into partnering mode and the Q found them just fine. Even better, the [...]
Let’s talk about the browsing experience on a Treo 700p.
Palm uses a browser called Blazer. Like other Palm applications, it’s very easy to use, and with EV-DO connectivity, the pages load pretty fast. You type in a URL, hit Go, and you’re there. What I don’t like is that when a page is loading, the navigation buttons (forward, reverse, refresh, etc) disappear, and all you can do is press stop.
You can only choose between two font sizes in Blazer: large and small, whereas there are more choices in PIE. Also, you can choose to have the webpage [...]
When is a battery pack not a battery pack? When it tells you the time, your forecast, your exchange rate, network status, plus contains a flashlight, task manager, application launcher, 411, google search, reverse number lookup, mapquest directions… the list goes on. Omega One, creators of various today screen plug-ins, have updated their ever popular “Battery Pack Pro” software. The title "Batter Pack" is somewhat misleading, it should really be called [...]
Going to the gym with your portable electronic device can be quite hazardous. You can either wear an arm strap (to the tightness of a blood pressure cuff) or a belt clip (how many have you broken in the last year), possible stick the unit in your workout pants, or set it on the stationary bike, and hope you remember it when you get up. SCOTTeVEST hopes to help reduce that fear and loathing with their Performance T-shirt. A TEC-enabled tee made of 3M’s Quick Dry™ fabric that comes in both a long and short-sleeve [...]
Over at BengalBoy.com, they’ve posted a comprehensive listing of HTC’s hardware releases during this year. I was surprised to see the HTC Melody, formerly the Muse, planned as a Q4 release. Check out the post to see what’s coming!
PhatWare has released a program called PhatSketch for Smartphone. It lets you doodle using the navigation buttons or keyboard keys with color and animation. Seems like a healthy way to conquer boredom!