Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup

by Todd Ogasawara

Amazing Flash Prices
Thu, 10 Jan 2008 22:14:37

I gave my spare 2GB SD card to my daughter last night to put into her OLPC XO. The SD card showed up right away and was usable from applications such as the word processor. I’m not sure how Fedora generated the card name (model number?). But, it was definitely not user friendly (e.g., /media/flash). [...]
Dual Booting Linux/Windows OLPC in the Future?
Wed, 09 Jan 2008 22:58:42
Computerworld’s article… OLPC developing dual-boot Windows, Linux OS for laptops …reports that there are plans to produce an OLPC that can dual-boot Linux or Microsoft Windows. When I first heard people suggest this, I was against it. I couldn’t imagine how to shoehorn something as huge as Windows Vista or even Windows XP into the tiny flash [...]
Back to Basics: Soft Reset
Tue, 08 Jan 2008 22:10:33
Have you ever found your Windows Mobile smartphone (Standard or Professional Editions) in a state best described as frozen? This can happen in several ways. The most common experience on a non-touch Standard Edition device is that it becomes so slow that I can’t seem to get any action to work on it. Can’t dial, [...]
Book: Windows Mobile Data Synchronization with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server Compact 3.1
Mon, 07 Jan 2008 20:21:43
I just read Rob Tiffany’s (a Technical Product Manager in the Microsoft Windows Mobile group) blog and noticed he has a new book out (with a very long title … Windows Mobile Data Synchronization with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server Compact 3.1 If you need to use SQL Server held data with your WiMo smartphone. [...]
Microsoft Releases iPhone Clone in 2009?
Mon, 07 Jan 2008 20:21:22
The Inside Microsoft blog has a very interesting entry titled… Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures …with what looks like dozens of Windows Mobile 7 screen captures. From the looks of it Microsoft discovered the Apple iPhone and is trying to catch up to it by 2009 (Windows Mobile 7’s projected release according [...]
Zune Oddities… Also 2.3 Firmware Upgrade
Mon, 07 Jan 2008 06:14:21
Microsoft seems to have been busy providing point upgrade releases since they released the Zune 2.0 firmware upgrade a few months ago with the introduction of the 2nd generation of Zune devices. The 2.3 upgrade came out in mid-December. But, I only recently plugged in my 1st generation Zune to the PC to upgrade it. [...]