Microsoft 2005 SmartPhone Articles

Popular Microsoft Articles for 2005

Review – Dell Axim X51v

For nearly a year, Dell's Axim X50v has reigned supreme as the most powerful and affordable high-end Pocket PC on the market. Now, Dell has updated their existing design with[...]

Software Companies Announce Support for Windows Mobile 5.0

Many software developers have moved quickly to say that their applications will support the latest version of Microsoft's operating system for handhelds and smartphones.

Brighthand Reviews the Garmin iQue M5

The M5 offers everything a regular Pocket PC does, plus it functions as a GPS receiver, helping users find not only where they are, but where[...]

Brighthand Reviews the Dell Axim X51v

Ed Hardy takes a long look at Dell's latest -- and greatest -- Pocket PC. This is a powerhouse that not only offers the latest version of Windows Mobile, it[...]

Nokia 9300 Smartphone Review

Outside of the US, the Nokia 9300 is old hat. About a year after its global release though, the 9300 will gain fresh legs in the US. It is expected[...]

The First Pictures of the iPAQ Mobile Messenger (Updated)

Several pictures are now available of the iPAQ Mobile Messenger, HP's upcoming cellular-wireless Pocket PC.

Why the Playstation Portable Isn’t Going to Replace Your Handheld

The Playstation Portable is a very impressive device with plenty of features any Palm OS or Pocket PC user would envy. But Brighthand's Ed Hardy says it isn't going[...]

Don’t Expect Another ”Summer of Pocket PC”

Brighthand's Editor-in-Chief warns that, unlike the last two years, a lot of new Pocket PCs aren't going to debut this summer.

Samsung SCH-i730 Review

Samsung's SCH-i730 is Samsung's current entry into the PDA/Phone category. What sets this model apart from its Windows Mobile/Palm competitors? EVDO data capability, for one. The i730[...]

HP rx1950 Pocket PC Review

"What is the best thing about the rx1950 besides the palatable $299 price tag? Certainly it is going back to the curvy, sleek form factor that received so much praise[...]

Audiovox SMT5600 Windows SmartPhone Review

The Audiovox SMT5600 (as sold in the U.S., it is also known as the Orange SPV C500, HTC Typhoon, Qtek 8010, Dopod 565 and i-mate Smarpthone 3 in other countries)[...]

Palm Should Not Reject the Idea of Windows Mobile Handhelds

In this editorial, Ed Hardy discusses why he thinks Palm's decision to not make Windows Mobile handhelds is a mistake.

Microsoft ActiveSync 4.1 Released

The official release of Microsoft's new ActiveSync is here. There are a few fixes and updates, but sync over WiFi is not included and probably won't be due to security[...]

How to Listen to Podcasts on a Handheld

An iPod isn't necessary for listening to podcasts; there are applications that can download these online audio programs directly to a Palm or Pocket PC.

Garmin iQue M5 Review

I had the pleasure to get my hands on the latest PDA/GPS device from Garmin, this time in the Pocket PC flavor. The iQue M5 is Garmin's first device[...]

Why Some Models Can Get Windows Mobile 5.0 Upgrades… and Some Can’t

Brighthand's Ed Hardy talks about why some handhelds can't be upgraded to the latest version of Windows Mobile.

A Preview of Windows Mobile 2005

A beta of the next version of Windows Mobile has leaked out. This shows that almost every application, control panel, and dialog box in the operating system will be improved[...]

Microsoft Proposes Two New Thumb-Driven User Interfaces

A team of Microsoft researchers have come up with AppLens and LaunchTile, two possible user interfaces that can be controlled entirely with a single thumb.

COMPUTEX: ETen M600 (pics)

E-Ten is showing off their upcoming Pocket PC Phone, the M600, at Computex in Taipei this week. The M600 is an update to company's previous M500 device. The[...]

First Clamshell VGA Pocket PC Phone Unveiled

T-Mobile Germany has just taken the wraps off the MDA IV, the first cellular-wireless Pocket PC to include a VGA screen.