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Updating the i-mate JAMin with Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU2

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 26-Mar-2006 18:14

The fine folks at Vodafone New Zealand have sent me an i-mate JAMin for testing, and as soon as it arrived here I read that i-mate has released the Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU2 update for this device.

I've downloaded and installed the update, and I am now configuring my Microsoft Exchange Server connection with this device.

The update was really quick, and in less than 10 minutes the device was ready to use again.

We will have a review on-line later this week.



Get your i-mate SP5 and SP5m AKU2 updates now

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 23-Mar-2006 09:42

If you have an i-mate SP5 or an i-mate SP5m Windows Mobile Smartphone (and a lot of folks here in New Zealand do), then you can head to the Club i-mate website and download your copy of the ROM update for these models.

This ROM update includes the (now famous) AKU2 which we explained in this article, and add some other features and bug fixes.

Included in this new ROM is the direct push e-mail solution offered by Microsoft, working with Microsoft Exchange accounts.



Windows Mobile BlackBerry?

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 14-Mar-2006 09:19

Over at RIMarkable there's a comment on a poll running on the BlackBerry Forums: "How about a BlackBerry that runs Windows Mobile?": "...I am not saying that Research in Motion should scrap the BB OS for Windows Mobile. I am, however, saying that with RIM clearly getting into the consumer market and plans for a BlackBerry with multimedia capabilities and an integrated digital camera seemingly on the way, offering a device based on the Windows Mobile OS is not a stretch." Robb continues saying: "There are a ton of applications already developed for Windows Mobile. RIM would be able to tap into this large application base and not have to reinvent the wheel when it comes to adding new features to the BlackBerry. Microsoft is in this space to stay and it is always easier to partner with Microsoft than it is to compete head-to-head against them. I honestly don’t think that Microsoft cares if you use a BlackBerry or some other PDA type device so long as it runs Windows Mobile and connects to Exchange on the back end. Just look at how well the Treo 700w is doing right now." Also, in the comments there's a link to a rumour on RIM bringing a Windows Mobile Blackberry device to the market. Although someone could be confusing the RIM BlackBerry Connect service with the RIM BlackBerry handheld. Sounds good, and sounds right...



Windows Mobile Smartphone with square screens?

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 10-Mar-2006 11:12

Although we do have some Windows Mobile Pocket PC devices going around with square screens, this is not the case for Windows Mobile Smartphones. Like before, Handango seems to be spilling the beans. Last year, before the HP introduction of their Windows Mobile Messenger series developers signed with Handango received an e-mail asking them to create programs for this screen format. This is happening again, but this time for the Smartphone class of devices. Interesting...



i-mate releases Jasjar ROM update

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 10-Mar-2006 10:32

According to reports in some sites (including my fellow MVP Chris Leckness' own Mobility Site) it looks like a new i-mate Jasjar ROM is now availabe for download. I am downloading it now from the i-mate ftp site and even though I have a 10Mbps connection here at home it's coming down very slowly. I would expect this to download in a few minutes, but at this pace it will take 2 hours... Hello i-mate, fix your server, add more bandwidth: make your customers happy! This will replace my beta ROM, used for testing Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU2 with direct push e-mail. Not sure if this one contains the AKU2 but let's find out. edit: just noticed there is a http transfer available, and it's faster: this will take 1 hour only.



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