How to Hard Reset your Windows Mobile phone

I tried to compile information on how to hard reset most Windows Mobile phones. If I am missing any device please let me know using the contact form on this blog. I will keep this updates with new phones as they become available. Sprint Touch – Hard reset is done by holding the green and red…

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Java and .NET Security compared

The university of Virginia has published a report available here that compares Java and .NET security. One of their key conclusions “Where Java evolved from an initial platform with limited security capabilities, .NET incorporated more security capability into its original design. With age and new features, much of the legacy code of Java still remains for…

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How to use your Dash as a Modem

Using Internet Sharing With Internet Sharing, you can use your phone as an external modem for another device such as a PDA or notebook computer. Notes: • If you want to use a USB cable connection, you must first install Microsoft ActiveSync version 4.2 or later on the computer. • Before using Internet Sharing, disable…

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Windows Mobile 6 upgrades available for three AT&T (Cingular) models

Today at the CTIA keynote by Pieter Knook is announcing AT&T will make free upgrades available to customers who buy (or already have) a Blackjack, Palm Treo 750 or Cingular 8525. This in addition to the announcement made at 3GSM from T-Mobile on upgradeability for the Dash. Engadget got this right in their post yesterday athough I…

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Secret Hero device: the HP 910. Can it beat the iPhone?

After all the fanfare, excitement and expectations for Steve Job’s iPhone 3G announcement, many people were left wanting more. From a device perspective, there were no surprises: the iPhone had everything people already knew: 3G, GPS, lower price. Still, the media went crazy about the iPhone, as expected. One element of the keynote that surprised…

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Windows Mobile 6 Upgrades for your phone

I get this question a couple times a day – How or when will I be able to get a ROM image to upgrade my phone to WIndows Mobile 6? I’ll try to answer as clarly as I can: Carriers will provide the Upgrades- after all, they own the customer interaction int he US and…

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The Dash is now only $49.99 for Developers

This offer is only available through this “secret link”. There is a test 🙂 – the process to get to order is not as simple as we would like it to be, but hey, you are saving a $300 dollars (via rebate):  Select “Save on the latest devices from T-Mobile” in the next page select “Click…

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Windows Mobile 6 Upgrade for the Blackjack finally here!

The Windows Mobile 6 update for the Blackjack has been finally released!!  Download it from this link The upgrade instructions seem very complicated, but in reality you need to install some USB drivers and run an application, which will not work on a Vista machine. UPDATE: My apologies – I jumped the gun, the update…

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BlackBerry service down – again

CNBC and Engadget Mobile have a story about the Blackberry service being down again. Now there is even a website dedicated to alerting users of problems http://www.dataoutages.com/ . Now, the problem is not that it goes down or for how long it goes down – no system has 100% uptime. The problem is best quoted from…

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Got a new toy: Sprint USB Wireless Modem

My buddies at Sprint sent me a new USB Wireless Modem to play with. This is the new Novatel Wireless Ovation U720, which plus via USB. I can play with Sprint’s EVDO Rev A network which is super-fast. A few months ago I tried an EVDO PC-Card, also courtesy of Sprint, and I was quite…

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