PDA News – Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, Tungsten Ts for $99, iPaq ROM updates

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Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition supports VGA and screen rotation

From PocketPCTools.com:

A software developer answering a support question on a public forum has spilled some beans about the next version of the Windows Mobile operating system.  This developer has identified a prototype version he is running labelled “Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, Version 4.21.1088 (build 14049)”

This information is in line with speculations that have been circulating that this update would not be a major upgrade but rather a refresh providing VGA support and screen rotation.  The developer also confirms that the screen is rotated using the new SETTINGS > SYSTEM > SCREEN applet.



Tungsten Ts on clearance at OfficeMax, $99

Any remaining stocks of the original Tungsten|T are being cleared out of OfficeMax stores at a price of $99. This is a highly variable deal, since stocks are limited, but if you can get one it is an excellent price.


HP ROM updates for iPaq 2200, 1940

A double helping of ROM updates for iPaq users. First up, iPaq 2210/2215 ROM version 1.1, fixing several bugs.

  • Corrects the Sleep Mode SD power drain.
  • Updates the Bluetooth driver to resolve Bluetooth lockup issue.
  • Corrects iPAQ Backup shutdown after 10 seconds when a backup is scheduled.
  • All fixes contained in Microsoft Adaptation Kit IIa.

ROM 1.1 also adds the following:

  • Adds Microsoft Adaptation Kit IIa.
  • Adds Self-test.
  • Adds support for the Extended Battery.
  • Adds support for “Wake on Ring” (NOTE: this requires 3rd party software to function)



Also available, iPaq 1940/1945 ROM version 1.1, with the following fixes:

  • Corrects SD Card initialization issue.
  • Updates the BlueTooth driver to resolve Bluetooth lockup issue.
  • Corrects iPAQ Backup shutdown after 10 seconds when a backup is scheduled.

And enhancements:

  • Connectivity: Accept header for pIE is configurable
  • Connectivity: Can connect with 802.1x to Windows 2003 Server with PEAP fast reconnect enabled
  • Connectivity: Connectivity bubble displays GPRS status correctly when connected through proxy
  • Connectivity: JavaScript event handler fires correctly
  • Connectivity: pIE correctly encodes URLs with ” ” references
  • Connectivity: pIE uses cached pages when offline even for a local server
  • Connectivity: Improves wireless technologies
  • Contacts: Contacts are sorted according to the Country selected in Regional Settings
  • Contacts: Removes duplicate radio telephone number from Contacts List view
  • Feature request: Wireless Protected Access
  • Inbox: Clarification of location of SMS inbox
  • Inbox: Short messages are not duplicated
  • Inbox: SMS messages with alphanumeric address are parsed correctly
  • Instant Messenger: IM signs in
  • Localization: Ability to enter full IP address for DNS entry in Spanish
  • Localization: Able to save contacts with Far East characters in both first and last name
  • Localization: Can use partial Cyrillic name to find contacts
  • Localization: Errant character no longer inserted by Action button on KOR
  • Localization: KOR keyboard allows for the ~ character
  • Settings: CHT owner info can be shown on power-on
  • Settings: Device properly returns to power off state after an alarm has fired
  • Shell: Alarms and meeting reminders use high-quality MIDI playback
  • Shell: Improves data integrity when file system is nearly full
  • Sync: Improves USB reliability





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