Archive for November, 2006

By November 4, 2006 Read More →

Sim Unlock Orange C700/HTC MTeoR

I while ago I used IMEI Check to have my Orange M3100 Sim Unlocked so that Tracy could use it with her T-Mobile SIM.

Well Florin at IMEI Check has come up trumps again and is now able to provide SIM unlocking for the HTC MTeoR and Orange M700 (Although I did think the HTC Branded devices were unclocked anyway!?). The service costs £20.

I really do recommend IMEI Check, the service is really fast and efficient. Have a look on their website to see what they have to offer.

Matt

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By November 3, 2006 Read More →

VITO Technology win awards

VITO Technology at Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine’s Best Software Awards 2006
1 WINNER and 7 FINALISTS

7 VITO Technology products have been chosen FINALISTS and VITO QuickContact has become the WINNER at Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine’s “Best Software Award 2006”.

This year VITO products are high on the list among the best of the best software nominated at the Awards in several Pocket PC and Smartphone software categories. A big “Thank You” goes to the judges who have voted a lot for VITO products this year and of course a special “Thank You” to our customers who help our software to make its way to be nominated at the Awards!

VITO Products were selected in the following categories:

  • Contact Management: VITO QuickContact – WINNER
  • GPS Utilities: VITO AstroNavigator – FINALIST
  • Pocket PC Audio: VITO SoundExplorer – FINALIST
  • Music Composition: VITO SoundEditor – FINALIST
  • Miscellaneous Utilities: VITO ButtonMapper – FINALIST
  • Screen Capture: VITO ScreenCapture – FINALIST
  • Speech: VITO Voice2Go – FINALIST
  • Theme Creation/Management: VITO ThemeEditor – FINALIST
  • Smartphone Audio: VITO AudioPlayer – FINALIST
  • Other VITO products that were nominated at the Awards are VITO Remote and VITO AudioNotes. We hope that next year our sincere efforts to improve these applications and support of our grateful customers will bring them Finalist and Winner places.

    Read more about these and other VITO products www.vitotechnology.com

    Matt

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    Posted in: Apps & Games
    By November 3, 2006 Read More →

    Reassign Pocket PC soft keys

    If you are anything like me, there are a few soft keys on your Pocket PC mobile device that you just don’t use. Personally I don’t use the contacts or the voice dial buttons on my HTC TyTN. In fact I find the voice dial button really annoying as I seem to keep pressing it by mistake.

    Our friend Fabien got in touch to let me know that he had come across a piece of software that allows you to modify what each soft key does without having to get your hands dirty and play around with the registry. Furthermore Fabien has written an extensive tutorial on how to change the key settings.

    The piece of software required to make these changes, ‘WM5NewMenu’, also has some other useful features.

    “WM5NewMenu” is a configurable application launcher for Windows Mobile 5 with several preconfigured actions to create new items for your Today soft keys such as a SMS, MMS, Word documents, Notes, etc.

    Basic features WM5NewMenu version 2.02:

  • Launching by selectable Today soft key
  • Launching by any hardware button (new)
  • Simple configuration – Support for original “New” items
  • Cascading menus, up to 6 levels (new)
  • Up to 31 items in one level (new)
  • Separators (new)
  • Quick actions (Call, SMS) (new)
  • Configurable positioning (new)
  • Landscape support
  • Check out the full tutorial on Dafabmobiles.

    Matt

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    By November 2, 2006 Read More →

    Dopod announce HTC Herald, Artemis, Excalibur and Trinity

    Dopod has been busy and has just officially announced 5 new HTC devices, one of which is the new HTC Herald, the replacement to the HTC Wizard. This makes Dopod the first to official state that they will offer the HTC Herald.

    Another first is the Dopod M700 which is a previously unseen device. The M700 will be a HTC Artemis style device (Minus the GPS) and will be focused on music. It will feature the Open Mobile Alliance Digital Rights Management (OMA DRM) protection, in addition to a built-in FM radio, 256MB flash storage and bundled 512MB microSD media.

    An additional bit of information of note is the presence of Blackberry Connect on the HTC Excalibur, more squarely aiming the device as a Blackberry substitute.

    Dopod C720W
    Dopod C720W
    Dopod C720W Specification:

  • Quadband GSM with EDGE
  • TI OMAP 850 processor
  • 1.3-megapixel CMOS camera
  • 2.4-inch 340×240-pixel LCD with 65K-color support
  • 128MB ROM; 64MB RAM
  • microSD expansion slot
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP and AVRCP
  • 802.11g, USB and infrared
  • 111 x 62.5 x 12.8mm; 130g

    Availability: Before end Nov 2006
    Price: $571.32

  • Dopod C800
    Dopod C800
    Dopod C800 Specification:

  • Quadband GSM with EDGE
  • TI OMAP 850 processor
  • Slide-out QWERTY keypad
  • 2-megapixel CMOS camera
  • 2.8-inch 340×240-pixel LCD with 65K-color support
  • 128MB ROM; 64MB RAM
  • microSD expansion slot
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP and AVRCP
  • 802.11g, USB and infrared
  • 109 x 59 x 17mm; 168g

    Availability: Before end Nov 2006

    Price: $781.27

  • Dopod D810
    Dopod D810
    Dopod D810 Specification:

  • Quadband GSM with 3G, 3.5G and EDGE
  • Samsung 400MHz processor
  • 2-megapixel and VGA CMOS camera
  • 2.8-inch 340×240-pixel LCD with 65K-color support
  • 128MB ROM; 64MB RAM
  • miniSD expansion slot
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP and AVRCP
  • 802.11g, USB and infrared
  • 108 x 58.2 x 18.4mm; 150g

    Availability: Before end Nov 2006

    Price: $825.80

  • Dopod M700
    Dopod M700
    Dopod M700 Specification:

  • Quadband GSM with EDGE
  • TI OMAP 850 processor
  • Built-in FM radio
  • 2-megapixel CMOS camera
  • 2.8-inch 340×240-pixel LCD with 65K-color support
  • 256MB ROM; 64MB RAM
  • microSD expansion slot (512MB card included)
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP and AVRCP
  • 802.11g, USB and infrared
  • 108 x 58 x 16.8mm; 130g

    Availability: Before end Nov 2006

    Price: $699.20

  • Dopod P800W
    Dopod P800W
    Dopod P800W Specification:

  • Quadband GSM with EDGE
  • SiRF III chipset for GPS
  • TI OMAP 850 processor
  • 2-megapixel CMOS camera
  • 2.8-inch 340×240-pixel LCD with 65K-color support
  • 128MB ROM; 64MB RAM
  • Built-in FM radio
  • microSD expansion slot
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP and AVRCP
  • 802.11g, USB and infrared
  • 108 x 58 x 16.8mm; 128g

    Availability: Mid-Nov 2006 exclusively at Courts Singapore and mobile operators

    Price: $762.82

  • Source: CNet Asia

    Matt

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    By November 1, 2006 Read More →

    i-mate SPL Review

    Our good friend Paul from MoDaCo has just published the worlds first review of the i-mate SPL.

    By all accounts, Paul is pretty impressed with the device.

    i-mate SPL photos

    “There’s no doubt about it, ‘thin is in’! A craze for super thin phones kicked off by the Motorola RAZR shows no sign of slowing, and with Samsung now blazing the thin-device trail too, the boundaries really are being pushed – at least in the feature phone market.”

    i-mate SPL Specification

  • Windows Mobile 5 for Smartphone AKU 3
  • Triband 850/1800/1900 or 900/1800/1900 (2 versions available) GPRS no EDGE
  • TI OMAP 730 @ 200MHz
  • 128MB ROM
  • 64MB RAM
  • 2.2″ QVGA 65K colour screen
  • miniSD expansion behind battery cover
  • 2.0MP camera
  • miniUSB connector for sync / charge / headphones
  • 1100mAh battery – 4 hours talktime – 150 hour standby
  • 114.5mm x 49mm x 12mm – 102g
  • Matt

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    By November 1, 2006 Read More →

    First HTC Herald Review

    There is no doubt about it, the HTC Herald is making quite a stir at the moment. Slated to be the successor to the HTC Wizard, similar in specification but a whole lot thinner at just 18mm thick.

    HTC HERALD PHOTOS

    PDAClub has the first review and some excellent comparison photos.

    The HTC Herald is a successor to the HTC Wizard, now a low-end device compared to the HTC Hermes. The HTC Herald brings some improvements to the table, such as an improved 2 megapixel camera, AKU 3.2, WIFI G, and a much thinner design.

    There are further hardware changes, such as moving from miniSD to microSD cards, and the loss of the infra-red port. One welcome refinement is the ability to switch the device on merely by sliding out the keyboard, and apparently the sliding mechanism itself has been improved.

    Matt

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    By November 1, 2006 Read More →

    HTC Task Manager

    Many PocketPC users, especially new users, are frustrated by the way in which the close button works on PoceketPC applications, merely minimising the running program without actually terminating it.

    For years Microsoft refused to make any changes to the way that this worked. Third party applications have been available but these tend to be rather over-kill.

    HTC Task ManagerHTC Task Manager

    The clever folks at HTC have come up trumps and released their own Task Manager application that allows you to choose what to do when you click on the close button. Task Manager will be featuring in all HTC Pocket PCs shipping with AKU 3.2 onwards.

    What an excellent and simple idea, hats off to HTC!

    Matt

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