I just found another difference today. Can you spot it?
Easy: the Palm Treo 750v will have a Windows Mobile 6 update sometime later this year. The Palm Treo 700wx will not have a Windows Mobile 6 update. This is according to sources from Vodafone New Zealand and Telecom New zealand.
So it's not the full MEDC, but we will have two "insiders" presenting during the event:
Mike Hall (Senior Technical Product Manager Windows Embedded)
Derek Snyder (Product Manager Windows Mobile)
If you develop solutions for the Embedded or Mobile market place then join the crowd for the first Microsoft Windows Embedded & Windows Mobile Seminar to be held in Christchurch.
This seminar will show you how to get the most from the latest Windows Embedded & Windows Mobile updates to get maximum advantage for your business. This includes information on the latest platforms & updates: Windows Mobile 6, Windows Embedded CE 6.0, Windows Embedded XP SP2 Feature Pack 2007. Also development updates, futures and roadmap information.
The mini MEDC will be on Thursday 17 May 2007, 4pm till 8pm at the Christchurch Convention Centre, Meeting Room 3 (Level 1).
Strangely the list does not include the HTC Universal, the 3G-enabled, mini laptop replacement flagship device, top of the line, also known as QTEK 9090 or i-mate Jasjar.
The device is certainly not new, launched back in September 2005. But seeing that it's listed as available from some mobile operators and since this is a business device I would expect to see an update available for it. You can currently find a HTC Universal from Vodafone New Zealand at NZ$1999 (US$ 1500).
The device is more than capable, with fast CPU and ample keyboard for a good messaging experience. And the VGA screen is second to none.
Of course we still haven't heard from the other distributors carrying the HTC Universal in their product line (Dopod, Grundig, i-mate, O2, Orange, SFR, T-Mobile, Vodafone), but since the manufacturer themselves are not going to offer an upgrade path for this device, I guess we won't be seeing one soon.
Again it happens. Even though devices are very capable, users ended up investing a small fortune on something that won't be updated. I know, there are work involved, retro fitting drivers, updating radio stack, etc... But again, it's a really expensive device!
You can find more on "Why can't I upgrade my Windows Mobile device" in an old post in the Windows Mobile team blog.
The meeting will be hosted by Toshiba, in their offices at Wakefield St.
Some things to mention: we don't have a WMUG website at the moment, because the old domain lapsed and the domain holder did not renew it (he missed all the notiifications). Darryl has got another domain and we haven't decided what to do yet. Most likely we will use SharePoint Services to host the content. We need the website so that you can read about the group meetings and to get notices such as O'Reilly discounts for the group and more.
In the meantime, if you want to get notifications via e-mail, we have a (low volume) mailing list. You can subscribe to the WMUG list (and lots of other NZ .Net User Group lists) in the official NZ .Net User Group site.
Other news involve Craig Pringle. He's accepted a position with Gen-i in Sydney, Australia, and therefore will not be able to commit his time to help the user group with his Tablet PC and mobility knowledge. So we are looking for other people to help. If you have a passion for mobile stuff, is based in Wellington, and want to help (low volume again) please contact me.
The document lists all enhancements added to this new version. You will be surprised to find lots of interesting things in there. Go have a read.
Found through Jason Langridge's blog.
There's a good FAQ here.
This is an annual award. You can check my MVP Public Profile for some more information.
The following short movie shows how a page is rendered first in a completely zoomed out state. When you press the Action button the grey area will help you focus what area to zoom in and clicking the Action button again will enlarge that area.
Notice how the content is blurry after zooming in. Like some mapping technologies only the content needed to fill the screen is downloaded and cached, so the blur will go after a couple of seconds after you move to a new area in the page, giving way for a much better picture.
The product is currently on a semi-open beta. IT appears all the allocated slots for beta testers are taken, but you can register your interest on the research site.
Video: Microsoft Deepfish on Palm Treo 750v
Since that post I wrote a Vodafone 1210 review and after that I received a few requests on instructions on how to unlock this smartphone.
For all of you who have been waiting for this, Vodafone was listening and they have just sent me a firmware upgrade developed by ASUS, allowing self signed certificates to be installed on this device.
The upgrade software currently does not work on Windows Vista, but it should be ok on Window XP.
Also, if you haven't read the review yet, Vodafone has posted a comment there, confirming an update for Windows Mobile 6 should be avaialble for this device mid-2007.
Good move guys!
Until now I had the impression that the encryption keys were stored on the device only, and if you hard reset it or had a problem you wouldn't be able to read the memory card on another device.
But reading this most interesting Windows Mobile Storage Card Encryption FAQ I found out that you can actually store the