Let’s Talk About Touch (Part2)

In part 1 I introduced several of the key pieces in Windows Mobile 6.5 gesture story, including the basics of what a touch gesture is and how the system identifies and delivers gesture messages to your app. I finished up by introducing you to the Physics Engine, so let’s continue from there. Natural Physical Interaction…

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Windows Mobile 6.5 Touch Gesture docs go live

The doc team has just published our touch gesture docs for Windows Mobile 6.5 Check them out here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee220920.aspx I’m still working on part 2 of my touch blog post; hopefully I’ll get it done next week. Marcus

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Let’s Talk About Touch (Part1)

Windows Mobile (and CE) has supported touch screen interfaces since the beginning but the release of Windows Mobile 6.5 brings something new to the platform: gesture support. Gestures are intended to be a more natural way of interacting with the device through the touch screen, making more of an emotional connection between the user and…

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Samsung i640v

Information about the new Samsung i640v device have started to appear on various blogs and news pages: Engadget, Unwired, MSMobileNews and even a short video on YouTube. It is a compact, elegant device with a slide out qwerty keypad and a thumb wheel incorporating D-Pad functions, Bluetooth 2.0 +ERD, 2.4 inch QVGA (landscape) screen and…

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Default GPRS setting

Way back in the misty past – October 03, 2005 to be precise – I posted about configuring networks and GPRS entries on Windows Mobile. I left an open question about how to configure the default GPRS entry the device should use for a specific network destination. For example if I configure 3 different GPRS…

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Palm Treo 500v Announced

Following the launch party last night (no, I didn’t get an invite 🙁 ), Palm now have online details of their new 500v device, available through Vodafone. The device will be available to buy from 1st October – price details not available yet – and will ship in UK, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain…

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Connection Manager

Connection Manager We’ve been working on a bunch of very tricky connection issues recently that came to light when creating a network configuration setup for a Mobile Operator (MO). The trickiness comes as a result of the complex network topology and the requirements and limitations from the MO: 1>     The MO network supports only one…

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MEDC 2007 slides

Well, its all over for another year. So much prep and rushing about, then 2 days later its all done – today seems such an anticlimax. I want to say thanks to David Goon, John Wyre and the rest of the UK team that so competently put MEDC together year after year, and give us the…

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MEDC 2007 Europe – Bluetooth session APP304

June 26th and 27th will be MEDC Europe in Berlin, and one of the sessions I will be doing is all about programming bluetooth. For those of you registered to attend the event, one of the demo’s I will be using in this session is simple bluetooth client server comms. So to make it a bit…

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Vodafone and Microsoft

Check this out: Vodafone signs new terminal platform agreement with Microsoft: http://www.vodafone.com/article_with_thumbnail/0,3038,OPCO%253D40000%2526CATEGORY_ID%253D210%2526MT_ID%253Dpr%2526LANGUAGE_ID%253D0%2526CONTENT_ID%253D291534,00.html   So that means Microsoft is now one of the three Vodafone phone platforms along with Symbian and Linux. Thats about all I can say right now, but more on this later…   Marcus

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