Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup

by Todd Ogasawara

Google Gears and Picasa Web Doesn’t Work on an HTC Advantage
Thu, 03 Apr 2008 22:00:34

Google announced a beta release for offline viewing of photos on the Picasa web site using Google Gears. Picasa Web Albums for Windows Mobile This release only works on Pocket PC type devices (Classic and Professional Editions). I tried it on an HTC Advantage 7500 running Windows Mobile 6. Google Gears installed fine on the device. But [...]
Windows Mobile 6.1 Mutterings Part 2: Smartphone Copy and Paste
Wed, 02 Apr 2008 22:42:48

Windows Mobile 6.0 Amateur, um, Standard Edition (formerly known as Smartphone) doesn’t let you copy and paste text. This is fixed in Windows Mobile 6.1. Pocket PC/Classic/Professional Edition users have always had this feature and may now issue a smug look of superiority at Smartphone users who will need to wait a while more before [...]
Windows Mobile 6: Application Sampler
Wed, 02 Apr 2008 21:45:42

Another article I wrote for’s Windows Mobile section went live. This one can be thought of as a kind of applications sampler. Despite my many (many many) complaints about Windows Mobile, it direction (or lack thereof), and basic platform design issues, one thing that is undeniable is that it probably has the richest set [...]
Windows Mobile 6.1 Mutterings Part 1: Internet Explorer’s Brain Transplant
Tue, 01 Apr 2008 22:39:19

I haven’t played with Windows Mobile 6.1 myself. So, I’m not sure how much Windows Mobile 6.1 muttering I have to,um, mutter. But, here’s the first thing about WiMo 6.1 that interested me: Internet Explorer. The word is that WiMo’s brain-dead web browser is getting replaced by a browser that can deliver desktop experience (or [...]
Leaving Windows Mobile 2003 2nd Edition and WEP Behind
Mon, 31 Mar 2008 23:12:18
I’ve been running two WAPs (Wireless Access Points) for a while now. The second WAP is an old Linksys 802.11b with WEP to let older WiFi devices like my trusty Dell Axim X50v connect to the net. The real issue was the OLPC XO that didn’t have any connectivity except for WiFi. However, with the [...]