Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup

by Todd Ogasawara

iPhone Searches on Google 50x More Than Other Phones
Fri, 15 Feb 2008 17:30:32
Saw a reference to this on the AppleInsider site and followed the link to... Google homes in on revenue to phones ...The key quote from the article that AppleInsider pointed out is: Google on Wednesday said it had seen 50 times more searches on Apple's iPhone than any other mobile handset, adding weight to the group's confidence [...]
PIM Backup: Free Windows Mobile Pocket PC Backup App
Fri, 15 Feb 2008 17:29:58
Just read about this free Windows Mobile backup software… PIM Backup 2.8 …on the Inside Microsoft blog. Note that this software only works with the Pocket PC or Pocket PC Phone Edition (Classic or Professional). Standard Edition users need to look elsewhere for a free backup solution (let me know if you find one) or use a [...]
Is T-Mobile USA Going to Survive? Should Microsoft Help Them Stay Relevant?
Thu, 14 Feb 2008 22:53:41
I mentioned earlier this week that T-Mobile USA customers will still have WiFi access in Starbucks coffee shops due to a WiFi roaming agreement between T-Mobile and AT&T Wireless. Then, I learned that this agreement ends after 5 years (early 2013). It is possible they could renew their agreement at that point in time. But, [...]
Microsoft Posts: Troubleshooting BCM for Pocket PC/Smartphone
Wed, 13 Feb 2008 22:43:00
Just noticed this blog post over on the Microsoft Business Contact Manager (BCM) Team Blog… Troubleshooting BCM for Pocket PC/Smartphone If you are using BCM, you probably want to bookmark this blog entry. And, I continue to be amused when even Microsoft forgets the whole awful Classic Edition (Pocket PC), Professional Edition (Pocket PC Phone Edition), and Amateur [...]
Social Micro Presence Sites for Windows Mobile
Wed, 13 Feb 2008 22:22:19
I’ve become a fan of social micro presence sites over the past year or so. I think Twitter and Tumblr were the two that showed me the way and their value. Although all the good mobile web designs are being developed for the iPhone Safari browser, there are a lot of social micro presence sites that [...]
OEDb: 100 Ways to Use Your iPod to Learn and Study Better
Tue, 12 Feb 2008 21:16:50
I don’t know anything about the OEDb (Online Education Database) site. But, someone associated with them pointed out this useful looking iPod resource… 100 Ways to Use Your iPod to Learn and Study Better I thought it looked useful enough to spread the word. The resources are categorized as study guides, podcasts, tutorials, applications, tools ad sites, [...]
MSN Direct for Windows Mobile Standard Edition
Mon, 11 Feb 2008 22:43:53

I read about the MSN Direct beta release for Windows Mobile before heading to work this morning. So, as soon I got in, I point my T-Mobile Dash at and downloaded the installation CAB file. To make a long story short, MSN Direct was removed from my phone within 20 minutes. Here’s what happened… The [...]

T-Mobile Customers Still Can Use WiFi at Starbucks
Mon, 11 Feb 2008 17:47:44
As a T-Mobile customer the first thing that came to mind when I read the headline that Starbucks is switching WiFi providers (from T-Mobile to AT&T Wireless) was… well, I won’t write them in a G-rated blog. However, if you read the Starbucks press release about this switch, you’ll see that they say: In recognition [...]
Are the HTC Shift and Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Too Little Too Late?
Mon, 11 Feb 2008 06:19:09
I read somewhere that the HTC Shift is near shipping and that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 was announced. (the first Windows Mobile device from a firm that normally uses their home-brewed Symbian OS). Both devices are amazing pieces of ultra mobile technology. The question is: Are they still relevant? We already know that the [...]