Free Soup, Open Source and Android

Last weekend I went to an Asian-cuisine restaurant with the whole family. It is one of our favorite casual places in Redmond. ll four of us love Miso soup, and this restaurant happened to have good Miso – not fantastic, but pretty good. When we arrived, we saw a banner informing us the restarurant was “Under…


Cool PCs

 Honestly, I think it is ridiculous that the best laptop to run Vista is a MacBook (this is what many people think, I have not tried it myself). This week I got a catalog from Sony in the mail with the latest VAIO computers. I can say Finally! Cool PCs!  Sony finally gets it. There are white…


Jason gives an overview of cool Windows Mobile 6 phones

 Check out this video from Jason “Mr. Mobile” Langridge that shows some of the latest/coolest WIndows Mobile devices and a demo of apps like WIndows Live Search and how to use your phone as a modem for your laptop.The video comes from Channel 10 and is encoded using Silverlight – if you haven’t done so,…


Unified Communications and Windows Mobile on TechNet Radio

You can listen to the recorded TechNet radio show on UC and Windows Mobile to learn about the value of presence and what it means for Windows Mobile users.   


RIM is getting Scared of Windows Mobile and tries some Marketing Spin

A colleague sent me a link to a “Get the Facts” page that RIM has created as part of a new advertising campaign. One of the benefits of blogging is that everything here is my own personal opinion and not necessarily that of my employer – or so the disclaimer reads –  so I want to share my…


Upgrade to Windows Mobile 6 for the AT&T Treo 750 now available

Palm and AT&T have just released the much awaited Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for the Palm Treo 750. get it now fromt this link: WM6 Upgrade for AT&T Palm Treo 750Besides upgrading to Windows Mobile 6 there are a few extra fixes and additions including: AT&T Mall, AT&T Music and Cingular Video Proxy manager, audio…


Is Windows Mobile an Open Platform?

Last week I had the privilege to participate in a panel at PARC where the main topic was the Openness of the Mobile operating systems. One of the key misconceptions is what defines an “open” platform. Many people think anything related to Microsoft is closed, which is in many cases based only on a prejudice:…


Windows Mobile Line-Up for the Holidays

I hope everyone had a great Holiday.   With the launch of the Sprint Motorola Q9c we have the complete Holiday line-up for Windows Mobile phones. This is the best portfolio of WIndows Mobile 6 phones that US businesses and consumers have ever had a chance to get. If you add the Windows Mobile 5 phones (and one…


Windows Mobile versus RIM – a platform perspective

Microsoft just announced the launch of Visuak Studio 2008, which is close to my heart as I was part of the team that launched Visual Studio 2005. With VS2008 (codenamed Orcas), Microsoft is also making available the .net framework 3.5 and the .net Compact Framework 3.5.Visual Studio 2008 and .NET CF 3.5 provide a number…


The Verizon i760

Verizon launched the Samsung i760 without making much noise. A few people around the office got it and they love it! It is a powerful, fast Windows Mobile 6 Professional phone. As with the Blackjack, I expect a high level of quality. It looks great nd feels solid. If you want to learn more, check…