The latest version of BugMe! offers integration with the Today screen, support for Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC, and other new fetaures.
Tonight I attended a Windows Mobile User Group Tour in New York City. A group of product managers from Microsoft are currently touring the U.S. and Canada to present the latest Pocket PC and SmartPhone devices on the market. Overall it's a bit of a hype-fest for Microsoft and their sponsoring partners products, but they give away lots of expensive free stuff, show the Motorola MPx200 and Toshiba e805, and free beer and good food abounds.
An operating system upgrades is coming for T-Mobile's wireless handheld running the Pocket PC Phone Edition. Plus, HP has released a Windows Mobile upgrade for the iPAQ h3870.
In addition to increasing the screen resolutions available on Windows Mobile, Microsoft is going to add a version of DirectX, support for location-based services, and a new method for storing data.
According to Handango, who let the cat out of the bag about a month early, "Voice Command will let Pocket PC users perform all basic functions--such as accessing calendar and contact information, placing phone calls and launching applications--by issuing voice commands. The software will also integrate with the handheld version of Microsoft's Media Player to allow voice-activated control of digital music playback."
WM Recorder is a really cool software program that I started playing with last week. I don't know about the rest of you, but I've often in the past wished there was an easy way to grab streaming windows media audio or video content and then take it on the road with me using my Pocket PC. Using WM Recorder this is easy to do, there's a 12 second Lord of the Rings Clip I'll present as a sample of a recorded streaming video file I created for viewing on my Pocket PC at the end of this review.
According to information coming out of a Microsoft developers conference, future versions of Windows Mobile for both Pocket PC and Smartphone are going to offer significantly higher screen resolutions.
Three new free ebooks are available to users of Microsoft Reader as part of a twenty-week promotion.
Brighthand's founder Steve Bush sits down with Mike Wehrs, Director of Technology & Standards for Microsoft's Mobility Division, and talks about where the Smartphone platform has been for the past three years, and where it's going in the future.
It's been a long time coming but consumers in the U.S. can now purchase and use a Microsoft Smart Phone from AT&T Wireless in the form of the Motorola MPx200. There are many Pocket PC Phone edition devices out there, but this is the very first true Smart Phone. The Motorola MPx200 is fashioned as a clamshell phone with 32MB of RAM and many features a Windows based PDA would be expected to have. (Pictures and specs contained in article)
The Motorola MPx200 is now available nationwide from AT&T Wireless, making it the first handset running Microsoft's Smartphone 2002 to be widely available in this country.
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