Many Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phones and Windows Mobile Smartphones can be connected to a Windows PC via Bluetooth for use as a wireless dial-up modem. If your Windows Mobile device supports Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking, or Bluetooth DUN, and your Windows PC Bluetooth-enabled, you have everything you need.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phones or Smartphones as Bluetooth modems for Windows XP PCs.
NOTE: Your Windows Mobile Device must support BluetoothDUN in order for the following procedure to result in an Internet connection.
In the beginning, there was an awesome media player for Windows Mobile called ‘BetaPlayer‘. It could handle all kinds of audio and video codecs that the mobile version of Windows Media Player couldn’t. Eventually BetaPlayer turned into TCPMP (The Core Pocket Media Player), a freeware media app. And it was truly awesome. Then, all of a sudden, TCPMP dropped support for files downloaded from iTunes for legal reasons, and TCPMP became a little less useful. From this, the commercial CorePlayer was born. CorePlayer allows developers to collect some revenue and pay licensing fees for proprietary codec support.
I’ve been using CorePlayer for quite some time now and I love it. It does everything I want it to do: movies, video clips, audio files, YouTube, podcasts, JPGs, FLV files… and tonnes more.
Want your phone to suggest words when entering text? Want your phone to help correct your spelling and grammar? Sure, this may seem like a no-brainer to you, but I know for a fact that there are plenty of you out there that have never even seen these settings on your phone let alone have them enabled! (Or, if you’re like me and HATE when your phone changes your ‘hehe’ to ‘here’, have them disabled).
Check out some instructions after the jump on how to get your phone set up to do these things and more. more…
Are you a developer looking forward to the upcoming Windows Mobile marketplace? Or maybe you’re looking to jump on the .NET development bandwagon. (Whoa, I’m trying to imagine what that bandwagon would look like…)
These Top 8 websites are everything that a Microsoft .NET developer needs!
Today I will be doing just as the title suggests — unlocking and upgrading an HTC Apache to run Windows Mobile 6.1. Or at least that’s what I’m aiming to do. Everyone I’ve told this to seems to snicker and wish me luck. Is it impossible? From a brief bit of internet sleuthing, I’d say it’s possible. Is it practical? Maybe not.
The hardware in the HTC Apache is less than snappy. The Apache runs Windows Mobile 5 originally, has a miniSD slot, 128 MB of internal memory, a 416 MHz PXA270 CPU, 64k-colour TFT, 1.3 MP camera, Bluetooth, WiFi, USB, IR, and has a QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen.
I’m excited to get this show on the road — so let’s see if I can’t find myself a good, stable ROM to start. Stay tuned for Part 2!
In the meantime, tell me — what’s the craziest upgrade/unlock you’ve done?
Windows Mobile’s email application might not be perfect, but one thing it really has going for it is how simple it is to switch from one email account to another very quickly.
If you’re like me, you have a handful of emails that you check on a regular basis — your work email, your personal email, the email address you use when you sign up for something that could potentially spam you with Viagra ads… etc.
MobileJaw has just posted a fantastic guide to removing the Application Lock on your HTC s740 smartphone.
Application Lock limits the amount of access an application has to certain parts of the phone – without it, applications can do and access pretty much anything. To the other extreme, full Application Lock means that no applications can even be installed. HTC’s latest non-touch screen device, the s740, falls somewhere in the middle.
Overall, this is a good thing because it protects the average user from installing harmful applications. But for those of us that want more, it’s a pain. With the s740, it appears to be a little more restrictive than in the past. I’ve had problems installing some of my everyday applications that normally have not caused me any problems.
Here’s another helpful video tutorial from the folks at Windows Mobile. It shows you how to use instant messaging on your WinMo phone effectively. So if you’re new to Windows Mobile or are not quite sure how to do this, or are just plain curious as to what they have to say on the matter, be sure to check out this video!
Are you like me – lots of friends still living in the dumb-phone dark ages? There you are, sitting in front of your computer sending out a few emails to all your smartphone buddies when POW! – you run into the old this-buddy-doesn’t-have-email-on-his-phone problem!
Well, don’t panic. If you know your friends’ phone number, and you know what carrier they’re with… you can send emails to right to their cell phones right from your email program! And it arrives to their phone as an SMS!
Cool! Now it’s even easier to find the places you need to go with Google Maps for mobile’s newest server-side change.
Want to go somewhere but don’t have the address? Dying for a hot cup of coffee from Starbucks? With this new update, you can simply type the names of restaurants, stores, and other points of interest into the search. No need to know the address, Google Maps for mobile will find it for you!
Want to try out software? Themes? New interfaces? This official desktop software imitates Windows Mobile 6, 5, and 2003SE right on your PC making it much easier to install and uninstall things you’d like to try out.
This emulator is also perfect for those who don’t currently own a Windows Mobile phone. You can spend some time with the OS, tweak some settings, try out some software, and more. Give it a try today!
A forum post over at PPC Geeks has just revealed how to go about unlocking the GPS on HTC Touch Pro handsets from Verizon Wireless.
The fix is a beta (I can’t stress that enough) and has no guarantee of not totally messing up your phone, however unlikely. That being said, those of you who are still brave enough (GPS-desperate enough) can check out the thread right here for step by step instructions!