Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup

by Todd Ogasawara

ActiveSync for the iPhone? Keep in Mind it is Exchange ActiveSync, Not Desktop
Thu, 06 Mar 2008 20:16:32
Apple announced that they licensed ActiveSync from Microsoft to let the iPhone directly sync with Microsoft Exchange. I could make some snide remarks about ActiveSync here (all well deserved). But, the thing to remember is this: They are NOT talking about syncing an iPhone to a PC using ActiveSync. This is purely an over-the-air sync [...]
Google Greasing the Path from Windows Mobile to Android
Wed, 05 Mar 2008 22:14:21

No one has ever accused the folks at Google of being dumb. And, despite their stock (along with nearly every other firm’s stock) tanking lately, the Googlelonions are still a smart bunch. On Tuesday, they provide Google Gears for Windows Mobile. This sure looks like a testing ground for preparing people for working with Google’s [...]
Zoho Writer + Google Gears Mobile + Windows Mobile = Winner
Tue, 04 Mar 2008 20:37:36

I installed Google Gears for Windows Mobile today and tried out the Gears-enabled Zoho Writer on a Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition (an HTC TyTn) device. The result is not perfect but is far far ahead of what anyone else (including Google and Microsoft) have available for Windows Mobile. After installing Google Gears Mobile, I went [...]
Google Gears for Windows Mobile 5 and 6 (this is huge!)
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 22:39:05
This is huge news in so many ways… Google Code Blog: Power up your mobile web applications Google Code: Google Gears on Mobile Devices Google Gears is an API for creating rich web applications and provides the ability for taking those rich web applications offline. Google Gears on Mobile Devices supports Windows Mobile 5 and 6. A [...]
Bind Bluetooth to MyBlogLog? Sounds Scary
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 21:56:23
If you head over to the mobile version of Yahoo!’s MyBlogLog service (I use the regular web version of their service here — look at the left sidebar)… …you will find they say this about their mobile service: Bind your Bluetooth address to your MyBlogLog account and discover others nearby and find out if you have [...]
HTC Advantage 7500 Camera Went Bad
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 21:50:44

The main camera in my HTC Advantage 7500 (1st generation) went bad about six weeks ago. The rest of the system is fine including the secondary camera next to the LCD. I’ve tried the obvious remedies like wiping the camera lens area and performing a hard reset. Never seen anything like it before. Switching to [...]