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Week of January 29, 2006

Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration Tool

The Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration tool is designed for administrators who want to manage the process of remotely erasing lost, stolen, or otherwise compromised mobile devices. (Source: Microsoft Website)
Posted Friday, February 3 2006 by ChrisD
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Add Root Certficate Utility for Sprint iDEN Windows Mobile 2003 Smartphone

This tool allows you to add third-party certificates to your Sprint iDEN Windows Mobile 2003 Smartphone. (Source: Microsoft Website)
Posted Friday, February 3 2006 by ChrisD
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Posted Thursday, February 2 2006 by ChrisD
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PhatWare Announces CalliGrapher 8.2 for Palm Treo 700w Smartphone

Upgrades to Award-Winning Handwriting Recognition Software for Windows Mobile- based Devices Support Square Screen Devices

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – February 1, 2006 – PhatWare Corporation, a leading provider of software products and professional services for mobile and desktop computers, announces CalliGrapher 8.2. The award-winning handwriting recognition software for Windows Mobile-based devices is now optimized for use on square screen devices, such as the Windows Mobile-based Palm® Treo™ 700w smartphone.

CalliGrapher, one of the most popular Pocket PC handwriting recognition applications on the market, analyzes pen strokes written in any application window or in the designated Write Pad area, then converts those pen strokes into text and sends the recognized text to the target application. Employing advanced fuzzy logic and neural net techniques, CalliGrapher recognizes arbitrary alphanumeric strings as well as words contained in its integrated dictionary.

Additional improvements to the software include an improved algorithm for CalliGrapher Statistical Analyzer, which allows CalliGrapher to learn the user’s writing habits and automatically fix common recognition errors based on the user’s writing patterns. Version 8.2 also has internal improvements to provide users with the best performing handwriting recognition program.

"We are pleased that CalliGrapher will now support handwriting recognition on the new Windows Treo device," said Stan Miasnikov, president of PhatWare. "Now consumers using devices with a hard keyboard have a more natural way to enter information."

CalliGrapher 8.2 supports devices running on Windows Mobile 2003 or later. The software can be purchased from the PhatWare Web site for $39.95. CalliGrapher 8.2 is a free upgrade for users of 8.0 or later. Owners of previous versions can upgrade to CalliGrapher 8.2 for $24.95. For more information about CalliGrapher or other PhatWare products, visit www.phatware.com.   (Source: Press Release)

Posted Wednesday, February 1 2006 by ChrisD
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A Review of Operator Branding on Windows Mobile

In a previous career at O2 UK, I managed the Xda programme, which included the branding and customisation to give devices a uniquely O2 look and feel, and make it easier for new users to use their equipment. I worked closely with the user community, courtesy of the excellent Data Support customer care team at O2 and in association with the UK Windows Mobile user group 4WinMobile. In this way the evolution of Xda would in part be based on how the community was responding and what items were emerging as important.

Readers and customers of the operators may be curious to understand what exactly drives an operator to brand a device and add software to “improve” ease of use – especially for more advanced users who feel they don’t need the extra support. I have used the evolution of Xda over the last 4 years as the test subject.

I have focused on devices that use the Microsoft Operating system Windows Mobile, as this is where operator enhancement has been most widely used – a testament to the flexibility of that software, and items that were missed but glaringly obvious in retrospect. (Source: A Karantze, GeekZone)
Posted Wednesday, February 1 2006 by ChrisD
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SIPquest Mobile Console Optimized for Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Dual-Mode Devices (CDMA & WiFi and GSM & WiFi)

First Mobile VoiP Application Optimized for Smartphones and PDAs

SIPquest today announced that the Mobile Console application is the first VoIP application optimized for Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, the world's newest operating system that supports dual-mode (CMDA & WiFi and GSM & WiFi) for smartphones and PDA devices.Instat forecasts that the user community of dual-mode devices will grow to 96 million people by 2008 from five million expected in 2006.

The Mobile Console application delivers personal command and control of communications services over WiFi or WiFi and GSM or WiFi and CDMA network interfaces. Its single GUI and support for unified numbering consolidates both WiFi and cellular identities to provide a seamless end-user experience.

The "Network Aware" feature detects and recommends network connectivity to allow users to place and receive a call over the best available network - WiFi or cellular - optimizing for lowest cost, highest call quality or user preference.

"We have a track record of supporting innovative operating systems such Windows Mobile and are proud to be the first VoIP application to support Version 5.0," said David Hattey, president and CEO of SIPquest. "The combination of Mobile Console's personal command and control capabilities with Mobile 5.0's productivity features makes for a highly attractive productivity tool for enterprise mobile workers."

Mobile Console's support for Windows Mobile 5.0 devices will be demonstrated at the 3GSM Conference in Barcelona Spain from February 13-16, 2006 in booth #G120. It interoperates with the leading IP PBXs and softswitches and is available for sale through OEM partners and mobile operators. (Source: Press Release)

Posted Monday, January 30 2006 by ChrisD
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