Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup

by Todd Ogasawara

The HTC Shift: So Close and Yet So Far
Sat, 19 Apr 2008 16:29:18

My old friend and fellow Mobile Devices MVP Arne Hess (the::unwired) brought an HTC Shift ultramobile running both Windows Vista and Windows Mobile to the MVP Summit this past week. You can see it above sitting beside my Dash smartphone and on top of my Apple MacBook. The Shift’s unique design using both Windows Vista [...]
Gerado Dada Points to Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard Edition Video Demo
Fri, 18 Apr 2008 21:01:54
Gerado Dada points to a sleep inducing Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard Edition (produced by marketing) video demo at… Windows Mobile 6.1 Video Demo (Standard Edition) Note that what is shown only applies to the non-touch Standard Edition devices. Professional Edition does not have any dramatic visible changes with Windows Mobile 6.1 on it.
Last Day of the MVP Summit
Thu, 17 Apr 2008 03:21:18

It’s the last day of the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Summit. It was great syncing up in person with the other Windows Mobile MVPs and Microsoft Windows Mobile team. Lots of good information was exchanged this week. This morning we have two keynote presentations by Steve Ballmer and Ray Ozzie to look forward to. [...]
Redfly for $500, I Dunno
Tue, 15 Apr 2008 20:00:10

A friend and fellow Mobile Devices MVP has a pre-production Redfly Windows Mobile Companion. At $199 this would be a killer product. At $499, I don’t think so. It would make more sense for me to buy an Asus Eee PC even if it couldn’t connect to a mobile phone network.
The Dash’s Battery Died Faster Than Any Other Phone Battery I’ve Used
Mon, 14 Apr 2008 20:04:34
I’ve had my T-Mobile Dash for about a year now. I don’t switch phones very frequently although I often do have a couple of phones to play with. Why? I usually find a specific phone I like a lot and stick with it for a while. The Dash is a great phone and I haven’t [...]
Northwest Airlines Mobile Friendly Site - Any Other Airlines?
Mon, 14 Apr 2008 04:12:59

I rarely travel these days (having spent the 1990s traveling once a month or so). So, I always need to check what is going on with airlines and other travel entities. Northwest has a mobile friendly website at… Since I’m too lazy to go check the other airlines’ sites, let me know if what other airlines [...]
Definitely Need a ChargePod
Sun, 13 Apr 2008 07:16:30

Fellow MVP Sven Johannsen pointed me to the Callpod Chargepod (Amazon affiliate page) multi-device charger (manufacturer page). I’m traveling to Seattle to attend the Microsoft MVP Global Summit and wish I had known about this thing earlier. The sad thing, though, is that charging six devices at once is not quite enough But, [...]