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Week of February 1, 2009

RUMOR: Will Microsoft rename the Windows Mobile platform to Windows Phone?

Always well informed DigiTimes said it got information that, with the release of Windows Mobile 6.5, Microsoft plans to rename its Windows Mobile-based handsets by calling them in future simply as Windows Phones, without specifying an OS version number.

Sure, this step makes sense especially because Microsoft still plans to unify the Windows Mobile Professional (touchscreen) and Standard (non-touchscreen) platform and the last name-change from 2007 wasn't as successful as expected and caused more confusion then it helped to understand what the device is about.  (Source: Arne Hess, the Unwired)


Posted Saturday, February 7 2009 by ChrisD
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Sunnysoft Quran for Windows Mobile

Sunnysoft, the world's leading maker of Windows Mobile language localizations, releases

The Holy Quran

for Windows Mobile 6.

Light and fast running application offers Arabic layout and English translation, straightforward and nice looking user interface, full screen mode and lots of search options. Sunnysoft Quran is compatible with Arabic language localizations Sunnysoft InterWrite 10 Pro Ara (HTC Touch Diamond, HTC Touch 3G, Samsung Omnia), and InterWrite 10 Keyboard Ara (all devices with WM6).

Product website: http://www.sunnysoft.com/software.php?idarticle=322

Standard end user price: 4,95 USD at http://buyonline.sunnysoft.com (Source: Press Release)


Posted Thursday, February 5 2009 by ChrisD
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New Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 Brought to Light at Mobile World Congress 2009

St. Petersburg, February 04th, 2009 - Spb Software, world's top Windows Mobile applications developer will offer a sneak preview of the new Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 at Mobile World Congress 2009.  Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 sets a new standard in handset user interfaces and goes far beyond what is available on any phone today.  The new software is fitted with a flexible engine for 3D animation, clever Facebook integration, kinetic scrolling, widgets, and multiple usability innovations.  Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 has gained a thrilling 'wow' factor and preserved the speed and clarity of device navigation.

First presented to Beta users back in 2006, then to the open market in February of next year, Spb Mobile Shell became the world's #1 bestselling software for Windows Mobile touch-screen phones in 2007 and 2008.  While the software quickly gained recognition among end-users and media, the shipment of customized versions of Spb Mobile Shell by many OEMs and carriers further inspired the mobile community. Designed to be highly flexible, with not just the end-users, but also the device manufacturers in mind, Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 offers many different levels of customization, and is a viable basis for a new generation of world-class smartphones on Windows Mobile platform.

Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 is scheduled to release to manufacturers in late February of 2009, with release to the consumer market expected to follow in late March.  According to Spb Software upgrades policy all end-users, who purchase software within 90 days of a new version's release, are eligible for free upgrades.

The GSMA MWC 2009 will take place February 16 - 19, in Barcelona, Spain. Spb will also showcase the new multiplatform approach to product development, more software upgrades and releases.  To arrange a meeting with Spb at booth 2B38 in Hall 2, please contact us at [email protected]  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Wednesday, February 4 2009 by ChrisD
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Updated Resco Brain Games 2009 released!

BrainGamesThe long awaited update of Resco Brain Games finally hits the market!

Resco has released updated version of its popular brain teaser Resco Brain Games. The game now includes :

- 44 brain training games
- manageable favorites
- profiles
- improved graphics
- and many more...

Also natively supports the newest screen resolutions like 480x800 (Touch HD, Xperia) or [B]240x400 (Omnia).

All Resco Brain Games users, who have purchased the game within the last 60 days, are entitled to obtain the newly released v3.0 for free.

Owners of Resco Brain Games 2.x can upgrade to Brain Games 2009 for half price.  (Source: Press Release)


Posted Wednesday, February 4 2009 by ChrisD
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Motorola Cutbacks Affect High-End Devices

Now there are signs Motorola is shifting away from Windows as well. Its recent job cuts included a team of more than 70 employees working on the Windows Mobile platform at its facility in Plantation, Fla.

Telecom analyst Ittai Kidron of Oppenheimer & Co. said delays in releasing a new version of the Windows platform may have caused Motorola to alter its plans in the short term.

Motorola confirmed the Windows Mobile-related layoffs but said there hadn't been a shift in strategy. "We continue to support Windows Mobile and will have devices out this year," a company spokeswoman said. "Today, our plans remain the same: rebuilding and repositioning the Mobile Devices business remain a top priority."  (Source: Sara Silver, Wall Street Journal)


Posted Monday, February 2 2009 by ChrisD
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Windows Mobile Application Security Configuration for Enterprise Deployments

Windows Mobile includes powerful security features that provide a strong defense against malicious and unsupported application use. This paper explains what these features are, how they work and how they are implemented.

Table of Contents Includes:

Windows Mobile Application Security Functional Overview
Windows Mobile Application Security: How It Works
Windows Mobile Application Security: Security Policy and Certificates
Application Security Certificate Stores
Implementing Windows Mobile Application Security
Mapping Windows Mobile Application Security Configuration to Your Requirements
Operational Implementation of Windows Mobile Application Security

- Regsitration Required (Source: Dave Field, CISSP, MCP, Device Management & Security Architect, Enterprise Mobile, Inc.)


Posted Monday, February 2 2009 by ChrisD
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Dell Smartphone in the Works


Should it run on Windows Mobile, Android, or Dell's own OS? It's got to be Windows Mobile. First off, it's the most trusted mobile OS in the enterprise space, and this will grant the phone some nice advantages (such as seamless Exchange integration) that most current smartphones don't have. People have mixed feelings about Android right now, and those who are interested are mostly consumers who believe in the OS because they follow the open-source ideology—something that doesn't have any bearing to business decisions. (Besides, picking Android would cause irreparable damage to the Microsoft/Dell relationship, and Dell needs all the friends it can get.) For Dell to create its own OS is off the table by now, I'm sure, but it would be a lot of work for not a lot of benefit.   (Source: Windows IT Pro, Brian Reinholz)
Posted Monday, February 2 2009 by ChrisD
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