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Saturday, November 25, 2006
  FlexMail 2007 is my primary email client

The picture is not a webpage, but is an email rendered in full HTML. I have switched to FlexMail 2007 as my primary email client for the following reasons:If you are looking for a more powerful email client for your Windows Mobile device, give the FlexMail trial version a test drive at http://www.webis.net.
 
Monday, November 13, 2006
  Microsoft Pocket Streets works fine with PalmOne GPS Unit on PPC-6700

Installed Microsoft Pocket Streets on the PPC-6700, and it works fine with the PalmOne branded Bluetooth GPS unit that I purchased in 2004. After creating a new Bluetooth outgoing port (com4), and pairing the devices, the correct location was shown on the map. I have a stand alone Garmin unit for the car, so I do not need a full fledged GPS/Navigation system. I wanted a unit that I could use while walking around the different neighborhoods of Boston/Cambridge. Since I always have the PPC-6700 with me, it was the natural choice for my GPS needs while walking. With the GPS connectivity, I can see the name of the street I am on which is particularly useful when the street signs are missing.
 
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
  Google Maps works fine on PPC-6700 using StyleTap Palm OS emulator

Some are disappointed that Google Maps does not work on Windows Mobile devices. I tried Google Maps for the Palm OS Treo's on my PPC-6700 using the StyleTap emulator that allows programs designed for the Palm OS to run under Windows Mobile. At first, the program worked fine displaying the maps, but had a problem receiving live traffic updates. I contacted StyleTap tech support, and within two weeks, I received an updated .exe file that downloads live traffic updates fine using either Sprint EvDO, or WiFi.

Google Maps for me is just a curiosity since I use the public transportation system most days. A killer app for me would be one that gives live traffic updates of the T service, which is Boston's public transportation system.

Update 2/7/07 - A native Windows Mobile Google Maps client was recently released.
 
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
  Terminated Treo 700 service today - PPC-6700 is here to stay!

I like the PPC-6700 so much that I terminated the service ageement for the Treo 700w today rather than waiting for the 30 day evaluation period for the PPC-6700 to end. The Palm T5 experience resulted in my switching from Palm OS to Windows Mobile for my daily device, and the Treo 700w experience resulted in my switching to a non-Palm smartphone. It would have to be an amazing device for me to try a Palm OS, or Palm hardware device again.
 
I was a Palm OS champion for years, but switched to the Windows Mobile platform in 2005. My experiences using my Windows Mobile devices, and other electronic devices will be detailed in this blog. The posts reflect what I like, and do not like about a device, or application. Your needs, and opinion may be different.

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