Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup

by Todd Ogasawara

Here's a summary of Windows Mobile (Pocket PC and Smartphone) related items that either got blogged about on my personal site or I tagged for my del.icio.us list in the past week.

i-Mate Provides EDGE Indicator for K-JAM Pocket PC Phone Edition
i-Mate announced the availability of a free utility for their K-JAM Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC Phone Edition that provides an indicator for whether a GPRS or higher speed EDGE network is available. A G is displayed in the status bar if a GPRS network is available and an E is displayed if EDGE is available.

Yahoo! Go now supports Windows Mobile Pocket PCs and Smartphones
Yahoo!'s mobile synchronization service moved beyond its Nokia-only roots and now supports Microsoft Windows Mobile based Pocket PC Phone Edition and Smartphone devices.

Synchronica Mobile Manager lets Windows Mobile phones scream for help
CNET's News.com reports on Synchronica's Mobile Manager that can remotely make a Windows Mobile-based handset emit an "annoying and embarrassing high-pitched wail," so it can be found after it has been stolen or misplaced.

Phone Test Mode Codes
Popluar Science magazine is mirroring a PDF file from wpsantennas.com that provides phone test mode codes for various popular phones (including some based on Windows Mobile) that provides cellular signal strength information.