Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup

by Todd Ogasawara

I'm testing the idea of a weekly podcast that provides a brief (5 minute or so) audio summary of the mobile tech blog items summarized here. You can find the MobileViews podcast feed here. The direct podcast entry (I'm using Blogr) can be found here.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!
Zune Diagnostics Tool? What About an ActiveSync/WMDC Tool?
Fri, 21 Dec 2007 14:05:13
Microsoft released a Zune Diagnostics tool yesterday and a Zune media collection reset tool earlier this month. That’s great. But, what about a Windows Mobile ActiveSync/WMDC diagnostics tool? Windows Mobile users (including me) having been asking for one for years. In my case, I’ve asked various generations of ActiveSync product team members face to face [...]
Back to Basics: Unfocused Smartphone Browser Text Boxes
Thu, 20 Dec 2007 23:38:15

Pocket PC (Classic/Professional Edition) users probably don’t notice any browser text box focus issue because they simply tap text boxes with their stylus and force it into focus. Smartphone (Standard Edition) users, on the other hand, probably have run into the following issue: Browse a web page with a text box entry (say a login [...]
Wired Vaporware 2007: Windows Mobile 6 for Samsung BlackJack
Thu, 20 Dec 2007 10:41:29
Windows Mobile 6 for Samsung BlackJack came in on Wired’s Vaporware 2007 list at #6. Wired writes: A buggy black-market upgrade for AT&T BlackJacks surfaced this summer, but it’s a far cry from the real deal. Meanwhile, owners of the original BlackJack are stuck in version-5 limbo after seeing their WM6 dreams go up in [...]
YouTube Demo: Windows Mobile Live Search vs. Google Maps for Windows Mobile Zoom Feature
Tue, 18 Dec 2007 21:59:16
Microsoft announced an updated version of Live Search for Windows Mobile… Live Search for Mobile Updated So, I decided to compare its new Zoom feature to Google Maps for Windows Mobile. You can see the somewhat blurry (sorry about that) but informative (I hope) video on YouTube at.. Windows Mobile Live Search vs. Google Maps for Windows Mobile [...]
Word Mobile vs. Word Mobile
Mon, 17 Dec 2007 20:28:54

I should actually place this blog item in a category named something like Preparing for Back to Basics. Word Mobile didn’t exist for the Smartphone (AKA Standard Edition) until Windows Mobile 6 devices rolled out earlier this year. For some reason I expected to it be the same as or very similar to Word Mobile for [...]
Official Google Mobile Blog
Sun, 16 Dec 2007 15:07:02
In case you haven’t already visited the… Official Google Mobile Blog …you might to add it to your feedreader or visit it a couple of times a month. One of the recent announcements is an over the air sync between Google Calendar and Blackberry devices. I wish they would provide that feature for Windows Mobile devices. There’s [...]