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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

TrineFix 2.0.3 - Utility for PIM data

Here is another app similar to Outlook Cleaner and called TrineFix, made by xda-developers member RonnyGydar. It can do a lot of things as seen below. In case you are wondering why the name, it's the name of Ronny's GF - Trine, who had problems when syching her pda to various computers with duplicate PIM info... nice.

Some of the features in this version (2.0)

  • Duplicates (app, con)
You decide what fields should be compared (for example you might want to see all contacts that has similar names only)
Auto-remove exact duplicates, and get a preview of "near matches", and decide which instance to keep for these near matches
  • FileAs (con)
In Outlook you can set FileAs (ie. "Firstname Lastname", "Lastname, Firstname"...) differently per contact. I prefer to have them all the same, and TrineFix can set it as you wish for all your contacts in one go.
  • Country codes (con)
Change the formatting of countrycode on all your phonenumbers ("+1", "001", "(+1)", "(001)"...).
Add a default country code (your home country normally) to all phonenumbers that have no country code defined
  • Bulk deletes (app, con, tsk)
Get a list of all appointments, contacts or tasks that has a specific keyword/characters in them, and quickly uncheck/check all or some of these and delete. Might sound complex, but it sure ain't when you do it in TrineFix! :-)
  • Built-in version check and download feature
TrineFix now has same built in version check as all TrineSeries applications, so you get a hint when there is a newer version, with info about whats changed/improved since the version you have, and let's you download and install cab directly from the application
  • Truly finger friendly (no small buttons or menus)
  • Keyboard friendly (we do not leave poor Smartphone owners behind:-), do everything with the keyboard if you want to

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Monday, July 27, 2009

iPhone Today 1.0b - iPhone Today clone application

MiToNiOeS over at xda-developers has made a very nice iPhone today application for Windows Mobile. It is highly configurable and uses little memory. It has been hailed as THE iPhone today app for Windows Mobile as mentioned in the thread.

Personally it does look nice, have not had the chance to install it yet, might do it with my wife's x610, but as a lot of people has pointed out - why make an iPhone clone? Why don't people just go out & get a freakin' iPhone? I wouldn't for one, because I'm a Windows Mobile fanboy! hahaha

- Multiples screens (With animates transactions)
- Notification on icons for calls, sms, etc
- Is a Today (No problems when we push the home button, no problems with incoming calls, ...)
- Compatibility with others todays (By example: Date Today and iPhoneToday after), today height configurable
- QVGA, VGA, WVGA... (The user define the icon size and height screen)
- UI for Icons managings
- UI for configuration
- Very low memory

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hero theme for Throttle Launcer - Impressive!

HTC Hero theme for Throttle Launcer by ryomahinoOver at xda-developers, ryomahino has made this very nice looking theme for Throttle Launcher based off the Hero Sense UI.

Really nice looking if you asked me and excellent work by ryomahino! Just take a look at the screen shot. It's only for QVGA and WVGA resolutions at the moment.

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New Sony Ericsson Xperia 3 announced on Expansys!

Sony Ericsson Xperia 3
Looks like another Xperia is almost on sale - Xperia 3 has been announced on and is available for pre-order. Xperia 2 is not out yet by the way. This would be another Android phone similar to the HTC Hero. Impressive specs - 8mp camera, high resolution recording and an impressive 4" screen! I hope the camera is a lot better than my Touch Pro. Look at the specs here:

Technical Details
• Display:
- 800 x 400 pixels/4"
- Touch Sensitive
• Network:
- 2G 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-Band)
- 3G: 900/2100 (Dual-Band)
- HSDPA (10Mbps)
- HSUPA (2Mbps)
• Camera:
- 8 mega-pixels (auto-focus)
- 8 x Digital Zoom
- LED Flash
- Image Stabilization
- Smile Shutter
- Face Detection
• Video:
- VGA Video Recording
• Music:
- Supported formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC+
• Ringtones:
- Monophonic
- Polyphonic (64)
- MP3
• Messaging:
- MMS (with video)
- E-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4, MS Exchange)
• Memory:
- Phone Book
- Dialled Calls
- Missed Calls
- Received Calls
- microSDHC (external)
• Call Features:
- Hands Free
- Caller ID
- Voice Dialling
• Connectivity:
- miniUSB
- 3.5mm AV connector
- Bluetooth (2.1)
- Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11g)
• Navigation:

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Finger Keyboard 2 - finger friendly keyboard

I've been installing apps for my wife's X610 and found this very nice finger friendly keyboard. I've used a few software keyboards with my Prophet before especially PocketCM keyboard and others that I forgot. I think that this is better in my opinion. It is customizable and has all the features you have on a full PC keyboard, it even has a cut/paste/copy function as well. The developers has labelled it "The best touchscreen typing experience ever.". I do agree with them.

As with all software, it needs to be configured first and that was easy. I initially downloaded the Giannis86 QVGA with arrows cab but with the arrows, the keyboard filled half the screen - the arrows are a d-pad which you can scroll up/down etc. I normally use the hardware d-pad anyway. So if you want a bit more space on your screen, choose the version without arrows. In normal typing - Word or sms/email it's ok, but in settings, it's a bit annoying that you can't see what you've typed.

You can configure to have press sound, vibration feedback, hold time, smileys etc etc. It caters for most if not all the EU languages and you can easily switch between them with ease. One thing that it doesn't support is T9, but it's no biggie to me since I don't use it anyway.

All in all, this is one of the best software keyboards out there. Highly recommended to all Windows Mobile users.

- free for personal, non-commercial use
- one of the most (if not the most) finger-friendly touchscreen keyboards out there
- great looking!
- supports both portrait and landscape modes
- supports WVGA, WQVGA, VGA and QVGA resolutions
- over 20 language layouts
- numeric keypad
- Windows Mobile Contact name suggestions
- Windows Mobile Word suggestions
- customizable click sounds
- configurable vibration feedback
- configurable pop-up images
- text selection
- cut+copy+paste+undo
- customizable emoticon shortcuts for fast typing of smile-faces
- you choose what gets typed!
- customizable shortcuts for fast typing of names, numbers, web or e-mail addresses... Or anything you want!
- many great looking selectable color schemes that will satisfy even the most demanding design-aware users
- has excellent layout of buttons in both portrait and landscape orientation
- configurable key stroke repeat-mode
- navigational arrows + home, end, page up and page down buttons
- user-controlled backspace button behavior
- anyone can create their own personal layouts simply by editing default txt files

Get it here

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Monday, July 13, 2009

LG launches Windows mobile app store!

OMFG!! LG has beaten Microsoft in making an app store. WTF MS? LG so far has only managed to make a few devices with Windows Mobile and already has an app store. Whereas MS are still sticking their thumbs up their butts. I have nothing against LG, but this goes to show that MS are really lagging in updates and an app store.

With only 1400 quality apps in the store and going to be increasing by 2000, is not a bad start. when you go to the site, you will be greeted by where you are in the world. At the moment, it's only for Asia Pacific region, most precisely Australia & Singapore.

Navigating through the site is easy enough. Currently only limited to both countries above.

I surely wish MS get off their high horse and hurry up with their own official app store!

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Try the Samsung Omnia II emulator!

This microsite of the upcoming Samsung Omnia II is so cool. It's a virtual Omnia II, you can click on the buttons and have a 'play' of the Omnia II. The widgets based homescreen is nice compared to the native Winmo screen. The AMOLED is one of the pluses of this pda with vivid and apparently ultra bright images. The audio in the background really annoyed me as I played with this, it wasn't until I was almost finished I saw the graphic equalizer in the right bottom hand corner - make sure you turn it off, or don't if you like the music.

News via

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What were these thieves thinking?

Saw this on the nzherald site last night. What a bunch of idiots. after all the hard work in breaking into the shop, made off with only dummy phones.

Hey guys, I have of a dummy phone of a Sony Ericsson W800, are you gonna come and break into my house & take it?

Stupid thieves flog fake phones

10:31AM Thursday Jul 09, 2009

MORELIA, Mexico - Call it the case of the dead cells - both telephones and the ones in the brain.

Employees at a Telefonica Movistar cell-phone store in Morelia, Mexico say they arrived one recent morning to find that the store had been broken into.

An examination of the shop revealed the only items missing were hollow replica phones for display that are completely useless for making calls.

Employees say the clueless thieves overlooked real mobile phones and cash in another part of the shop.

Store owners nonetheless reported the theft to local police, who are investigating.

- AP

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Eten Glofiish X610 part 1

A few weeks ago I saw an ad for the Glofiish X610 in one of the free weekly papers. It was on 'sale' at $340 (my Touch Pro was $1300 in comparison). After doing a bit of research and asking the missus if she wants a windows mobile phone, we went to the shop on a saturday morning.

Man, I wish I was still building my own PC's again, it was like going into a candy store. We had a look at the X610, the shop didn't have a 'working model' but the sales girl had one, so we played with hers for a few minutes.

Eventually we bought it. I'll make a review of this windows mobile pda phone in the next few days/weeks. Until then, here's the specs & an unboxing video by Matt & Tracey

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Announced 2008, June
Status Available. Released 2008, December
Size Dimensions 107 x 58 x 15 mm
Weight 136 g
Display Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 65K colors
Size 320 x 240 pixels, 2.8 inches
- Handwriting recognition
Sound Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 64 MB RAM, 128 MB ROM
Card slot microSD (TransFlash), microSDHC
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G No
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0
Infrared port No
USB Yes, miniUSB
Camera Primary 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels, LED flash
Video Yes
Secondary No
Features OS Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
CPU Samsung S3C2442 400 MHz processor
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Browser HTML (PocketIE)
Radio No
Games Yes
Colors Black
GPS Yes, SiRF Star III chipset
Java No
- Pocket Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, PDF viewer)
- Windows MPlayer 10
- Direct push technology
- Organizer
- Voice memo
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

e-Natives Showcase - Finger Friendly Task Switcher + X Button Enhancement

Talk about wow! This is a very nice looking & finger friendly task switcher. It also has an add-on for a finger friendly X-button as well that you can use to close any open apps. It supports most resolutions, just give it a try. It is now RC3 - release candidate 3 version.

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Tough times ahead for Windows Mobile?

I saw this article today. It's with regard to Windows Mobile and how it is or will be doing against the 'new boys' of the Mobile OS.

I do believe Microsoft is lagging behind compared to... dare I say it, the iphone and even now with webOs for the Palm.

One of the main reasons for this according to that article is that Microsoft has not developed its own hardware to go with its software. Palm previously had a relationship with its Treo range but now has gone back to developing it's own os - WebOs. Motorola as well has backed away from Windows Mobile.

Windows Mobile 5 was released 4 years ago. With WM6 & 6.1, it was all the same with just a few updates. WM6.5 is not officially released but thanks to the good chefs at xda-developers, we have been able to test drive it. Even then, it's not as finger friendly or efficient as Mac OSX for the iphone.

Hopefully with the release of WM 7, things would change and put Windows Mobile back at the forefront of things, but I won't hold my breath.

Windows mobile to me is far superior to Mac OSX and WebOS in my opinion. It's been around the block a while and highly customizable. Lot's of apps are made for it especially for my medical field. Mac OSX to me is more eye candy than anything. I really do hate the fact that Windows Mobile is in fact buggy - programs don't work and the occasional soft or hard reset, just like your Windows PC I assume.

One new OS that is making waves is Google's Android and companies are taking notice - HTC for one.

Microsoft really needs to make a big leap forward to make Windows Mobile back in the limelight, but I sometimes feel they have missed the boat.

Whatever the future holds, I will stick to Windows Mobile, since I owned my first Windows Mobile device - the Dopod 818pro or the HTC Prophet. But then again, if something new is being offered and maybe better than Windows Mobile, I might go for it then.

What do you guys feel?

News via via Total Telecom

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Monday, July 6, 2009

WM 6.5 build 21501 Titanium Neo Shadow WWE for Prophet

Here is a WM6.5 ROM that I am using at the moment on my Prophet. It is called Titanium Neo Shadow from wapvirus. It's based on Build 21501. It's a really nice ROM. Everything works, even wifi - but the Comm Manager is still based on WM6.1. I'm using the boa background as in the thumbnail above and it looks fantastic! If you want to test drive a WM6.5 Rom for your Prophet, try this.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Free shipping and free cleaning cloth with Body Guardz

Just got this news today via email. Body Guardz are offering free shipping and a free cleaning cloth with every order until midnight, July 4th. The cleaning cloth is already included in this offer, so don't add it in your cart.

I am currently using Body Guardz on my Touch Pro and I think they are very good and good value as well - you get 2 Body Guardz for the 1 price and a lifetime guarantee!

Get it here

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Skype 3.0 for Windows Mobile

Skype has just released version 3.0 for Windows Mobile. New to this version is the ability to send files Skype-to-Skype and SMS.

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