Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup

by Todd Ogasawara

Back to Basics: The Smartphone Power Button
Windows Mobile Smartphone Quick List
Fri, 16 Nov 2007 23:03:58
How much more basic can you get than the Windows Mobile Smartphone’s on-off button. Of course, this is a WiMo device, so nothing is as simple as you might want or expect. In most of our minds, on-off switches work in a 19th century mode. Setting it to the on position closes a circuit and [...]
Back to Basics: Windows Mobile Smartphone Talk Key
Wed, 14 Nov 2007 22:33:08
What, you may ask, can I possibly say about the Talk key on a Windows Mobile Smartphone (aka Standard Edition)? There’s three functions assigned to that key. Let’s start with the obvious and work our way down the list. 1. If you press the Talk key while the phone is ringing, the phone will pick up [...]
Zune 2.2 Firmware Upgrade
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 23:17:05
I upgraded my first generation 30GB Zune from the 1.4 firmware to the 2.2 upgrade. The desktop software upgrade took quite a while. The actual Zune firmware upgrade was relatively fast. It was a busy night that included the previously mentioned iPod touch firmware upgrade, more PC RAM failure (ordered replacement RAM), and debating and [...]
Apple iPod touch 1.1.2 157.9MB Update
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 20:40:26
I finally got around to downloading the Apple iPod touch 1.1.12 firmware upgrade (157.9MB large). I couldn’t find an official Apple page describing the changes in 1.1.12. However, I did find a discussion thread in their support area created by users describing the changes. You can find it at… Apple Support Discussions Forums User Generated 1.1.12 [...]
Back to Basics: Smartphone Keypad Lock
Mon, 12 Nov 2007 22:42:37
While writing my scorecard for Pogue’s complaints about Windows Mobile, I began thinking that a few people might appreciate a series talking about some of the basics of using Windows Mobile devices. So, I’m going to spend a little time this week writing a few blog entries about Windows Mobile Smartphone (Standard Edition) basics. I’ll [...]
Analysis of T-Mobile Shadow Crticisms from David Pogue of the New York Times
Sun, 11 Nov 2007 22:35:19
The New York Times’ technology writer, David Pogue, savaged the recently released T-Mobile Shadow (titled Reach for Apple, Falling Short). His summary starts with: Frankly, Windows Mobile 6 is a mess. I’ve taken my shots at Windows Mobile. But, I’m still a Windows Mobile fan (though a critical one). So, let’s take a look at [...]