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According to MobileGazette.com: :The Sony Ericsson Aspen is a Blackberry-style Windows smartphone, and is the first handset of its type from this manufacturer."
According to a post on Engadget, Sony Ericsson's Aspen will be the first device to boast Windows Mobile 6.5.3.
Some of the specifications:
Everything from handy gadgets like cell phones and iPods to user-friendly weaponry like Tasers have changed the way we work, play and police.
When Google's Nexus One launched a few weeks ago, BillShrink.com produced an infographic comparing the 'total cost of ownership' for a number of popular smartphones: Nexus One, iPhone, Droid and Palm Pre.
I absolutely love HTC's new advertising campaign. It's hip and fast-paced, very appealing to potential smartphone users. The engaging commercials are just like music videos or mini-documentaries, but the touch is light and entertaining as they demonstrate the intrinsic connection between people and their phones. And that's important since mobiles don't just make calls these days, but rather function as a complete productivity and entertainment system.
On September 2nd, Sony Ericsson announced the XPERIA X2, a new Windows-powered smartphone which they dscribe as offering "...a best in class email and multimedia experience. In the modern world where 24/7 communication is key, users can instantly synchronise their mail and calendar and open and edit Microsoft® Office Mobile documents quickly and efficiently to stay connected with colleagues wherever they are." the X2 will be available in selected markets from early Q4 2009.
Skype has released the Windows Mobile v3 of its popular VOIP software. Download it from their site - http://www.skype.com/go/downloading-winmobile - or grab the CAB file directly to your device - http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-winmobile-cab (don't forget to make the CAB file 'read-only'.
ACER X960 First Impressions
by Pocket PC FAQ's Raj Pillai
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was recently interviewed by Martin Veitch, editor for CIO.com directly after his keynote speech at Microsoft's London conference “Technologies to Change Your Business: How Customers Are Implementing Tomorrow’s Strategies Today”.
One statement made by Ballmer might be of extreme interest for Windows Mobile enthusiasts:
Crank up the wi-fi on your windows mobile devices because has Skype got a deal for you:
- Unlimited calls* to landlines and cell phones in the US and Canada.
- Unlimited calls to landlines* in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.
- Unlimited calls to landlines* in 34 countries worldwide.
The ability to play more video file types without jumping through hoops; for example: Flash (.flv, .swf) and QuickTime (.mov), and not just via a web browser when visiting a site, but also ones on a storage card.
...two major enhancements to our latest Agendus for Windows Mobile v.2.2 update that you won't want to miss, including an Active Sync Provider that will allow you to smoothly transfer icons and day colors from Agendus Windows on your PC to your phone and vice versa.
and to make the choice to upgrade even sweeter, rather than their usual U$9.95 fee, they've h
I recently received a very exiting email from SoftMaker:
Effective immediately, you can download the beta version of SoftMaker Office 2008 for Pocket PCs from our web site - free of charge!
This new version of SoftMaker Office for Pocket PCs contains:
* TextMaker 2008, the new version of our word processor
* PlanMaker 2008, the new version of our spreadsheet
* SoftMaker Presentations 2008, the first release of SoftMaker's alternative to PowerPoint
SoftMaker Presentations brings to the Pocket PC, for the firs
It's not so much which single Windows Mobile tweak/hack I can't live without, but more like which tweak/hack utility I've found to be the most helpful over the years. That would be Tweaks2k2 which is currently at v3.30.0. The software has been repeatedly honoured over the years in the Best Software Awards, from getting nomiated to making it to the finals to winning three years in a row.
Miscreants have created a Trojan capable of infecting mobile devices running Windows CE.
The InfoJack Trojan spreads by either tricking mobile users into installing seemingly legitimate application installation files or if punters inadvertently use an infected memory card on vulnerable devices.
A couple of days ago, I attended a web conference put on by Sony Ericsson for members of the press to detail the launch of the Xperia and a number of other products. At that time, I wasn't able to invite any of my readers, but I've just been informed by my contact that the event recording is now available. If you register, you can check it out: SE WebCon
According to an email I just received from eReader.com - I'm on their customer newsletter list, they were acquired by Fictionwise and now all pro versions of the eReader software are free. Naturally, I rushed right over and grabbed
Here are some more details about the purchase and transition:
Fictionwise, Inc. recently acquired eReader, and we have been in a transition period for the past six weeks or so.
As the final part of this transition, this week the eReader.com web site has been undergoing a major transition onto a completely new hardware and software platform.