Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup

by Todd Ogasawara

I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year! I posted a podcast summarizing the items below in MobileViews Podcast 2. So, if you want to get an audio summary in a 5 minute podcast instead of reading each blog item, try the podcast.
WifiRouter 0.80: Use a Windows Mobile Phone as a WiFi Router?
Fri, 28 Dec 2007 21:58:41
Wow, I didn’t mention anything related to Windows Mobile in this blog this week. So, here’s an interesting freeware utility for Windows Mobile to close out this WiMo-less (so far) week. WifiRouter 0.80 Here’s how its author, Jorrit, Jongma, describes it: WMWifiRouter is a tool to use your Windows Mobile 6 (possibly 5) as a WiFi < [...]
Rumored Apple Sub-notebook
Fri, 28 Dec 2007 21:46:08

I generally don’t mention rumors in my blogs. But, like many people, I’m anxiously waiting to see what Apple announces at its Macworld conference in a couple of weeks (Jan. 14-18). One persistent rumor this past year is that Apple is going to introduce some kind of subnotebook sized device. A couple of people are [...]
New U.S. Fed Spare Battery Travel Rules Starting January 1, 2008
Fri, 28 Dec 2007 21:07:17

The U.S. Department of Transportation has new rules regarding to traveling with spare Lithium-Ion batteries that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2008. Check out the… …site for the details. I wonder how much variability there will be among TSA screeners looking at items like spare notebook computer batteries, spare digital camera batteries, and my power workhorse [...]
GettingTasksDone Doesn't Support OpenID on an iPhone or iPod touch
Thu, 27 Dec 2007 20:58:26

Saw a blog post over on jkOnTheRun asking if anyone tried using the iPhone formated website for on an iPod touch. I figured, hey, I have an iPod touch so I’ll check it out. Given my inability to learn to tap-type on the touch’s screen, I headed over to the normal desktop formatted version [...]
OLPC Focused Blog: XO Activity
Wed, 26 Dec 2007 21:24:02
I was one of those unlucky people who got a semi-Dear John letter before Christmas telling me that my XO OLPC would not be delivered this year. So, my daughter and I will have to wait at least a few more weeks before we can try out the XO. However, I did run across an [...]
amazonmp3 Beta
Wed, 26 Dec 2007 20:43:19
The Amazon MP3 Beta download service advertises DRM-free MP3 song files for 89 cents and albums for $8.99 or less. This undercuts Apple’s iTunes prices and one ups them in the bit-rate area by providing 256Kbps files (compared to Apple’s 192kbps). I don’t have golden ears. So, I probably can’t tell the difference. But, the [...]
MobileViews Weekly Podcast #1
Sun, 23 Dec 2007 22:30:12
I'm testing the idea of a weekly podcast summarizing and commenting on my blog entries here. You can find the RSS feed for the podcast at… MobileViews Podcast RSS Feed The podcast itself with a built-in web audio player can be found at… MobileViews Podcast 1 20071221 I recorded the audio using Vito Technology’s SoundExplorer on an HTC Advantage [...]
Sony Playstation Portable 3.80 Firmware Upgrade
Sun, 23 Dec 2007 21:59:26
The Sony PSP 3.80 firmware upgrade is available. The update includes the option to listen to Internet Radio. Sony provides what looks like two 3rd party options for this. RSS feeds can be imported using OPML now (good to finally see this given how difficult it is to “type” on the PSP). They also added [...]


Windows mobile
2008-01-01 02:32:44
WifiRouter 0.80: Use a Windows Mobile Phone as a WiFi Router?
Looks like a great utility to have installed in your device. But have to check how much it effects the overall performance of the windows mobile device
Todd Ogasawara
2008-01-01 23:38:38
WifiRouter's effect on Windows Mobile performance shouldn't be a factor to weigh heavily since the point is turn the WiMo device into a router to let you use other devices such as a notebook computer to access the Internet. The WiMo device would basically sit there unused as a client device and be dedicated as a router.
2008-01-02 07:15:40

You were enthusiastic about Asus EEE; but since it is available, you have not given us your thought about it. Will you test one soon?

About the Apple Sub-notebook, I hope it will an Apple version of the EEE.

Todd Ogasawara
2008-01-02 08:17:26
DinoBoff: I've been waiting for the 8G model (1GB RAM, 8GB flash storage) to become available. So, "testing" will have to wait until I can actually buy one. Only the A-listers get eval models :-) There is also a 10 inch LCD model coming out. But, I suspect it will be many months before it is available.