November 22nd, 2009
SPB is one of the leading Windows Mobile software developers in the world. They make some of the most demanded software utilities for WM6. Like SPB Mobile Shell 3.0, which is so useful that major phone carriers like Sony Ericsson, Toshiba, O2, Glofiish, and Pharos ship their devices natively with SPB’s software preinstalled.
Long story short, SPB wants your feedback on their software, and they are giving prizes away just for participating.
Take the survey before 4th of December 2009, to get into the drawing for the following prizes:
Grand prize — a mobile device of winner’s choice + $100 worth of SPB Software.
Prize #1 — $100 worth of smartphone accessories of winner’s choice from Smartphone Experts + a $100 worth of our software.
Prize #2 — $100 worth of SPB’s soft.
Results and list of winners of SPB Survey 2009 will be available at www.spbsoftware.com by December 17th, 2009.
November 14th, 2009
Microsoft released a new upgrade for their Marketplace for Mobile application. In short, not much changed. Nothing you can tell, I should say. There were some heavy bug fixes that were more prominent in certain devices over others. Either way, it’s a good idea to install this update, regardless of your Windows Mobile 6 version (6.0, 6.1, 6.5).
Upgrade to v1.1.1109
November 12th, 2009
Before you even try to do this, you should make sure that your Pocket PC or Smartphone can browse the web with its 3G/GPRS. If it’s not working, then fix it or get it somehow. Some carriers (especially in the US) might require you to active this feature.
Here is how to share your Windows Mobile phone’s internet connection with laptop:
- Plug-in your Windows Mobile device to your laptop (or device) via USB cable.
- On your Pocket PC or Smartphone, select Start > Programs > Internet Sharing.
- Select “USB” for “PC Connection”
- For “Network Connection”, choose the one that you will use to connect to your 3G from PDA. For my case, I’m using “Maxis Internet”.
- Tap “Connect”. Your phone will attempt to connect to the USB, then to the internet using 3G.
- On your laptop, you will see a network connection (like any another LAN connection).
- Connect to it!
November 2nd, 2009
Not a whole lot was changed in the Windows Mobile 6.1 to 6.5 upgrade. That’s why it was only a 0.5 upgrade. Microsoft has some work to do, but I have a strong feeling that they know this.
The overall user interface is slightly different from 6.1. It almost looks like they smashed the Zune UI and Windows Mobile 6.1 UI together.
SMS Messaging and e-mail were left pretty much untouched.
A new lock screen allows you to view missed calls and text messages with a simple swipe of your locked device. A small improvement over 6.1.
Lastly, the most obvious change is the “honeycomb” redesign of the start menu. In order to make their OS more touch friendly, they created a honeycomb style display. The idea behind this is to make it more touch friendly. Users won’t be accidentally opening programs as much since the icons are farther away from each other.