Category: Windows Mobile + PPC

How NOT to rebuild your Exchange mailbox

Executive summary: I stupidly deleted my Exchange mailbox before noting or backing up some things that you can’t export to a .pst file. Skip to Part Five if you want to go directly to “lessons learned.” Part One: The problem I’d been having the strangest problem with my e-mail — OK, probably not THE strangest […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Office 2007, SBS, Software, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Apr 10th, 2007, 11:44 pm by David Schrag  3 comments   

ActiveSync 4.5 released

ActiveSync 4.5 for Windows Mobile devices is now out of beta. According to Pocket PC Mauritius, it’s a “minor upgrade.” I agree. It certainly didn’t stop me from getting occasional error messages about an unrecognized USB device when I cradle my phone. The biggest change I’ve noticed so far is a jazzed-up version of the […]

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Posted in All, Hardware, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Feb 15th, 2007, 11:27 am by David Schrag     

Dialing names on Smartphones

Fascinating article in the Windows Mobile blog about how hard it is to get a device with a very small keypad to dial a number like 1-800-FLOWERS. It reminds me of my own experience with my previous PDA phone, a Blackberry 7250. (See the article titled “ABC, Not as Easy as 222.”)

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Posted in All, Hardware, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Feb 8th, 2007, 12:15 pm by David Schrag     

Problems with ActiveSync? Could be your personal firewall.

All of a sudden, my Verizon XV6700 Pocket PC Phone stopped synchronizing with my PC via the USB cradle. I’d had this problem before (twice, actually), so I figured that after the right combination of PC restarts and phone soft resets all would be well again. But not this time. I ran through the ActiveSync […]

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Posted in All, Hardware, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Feb 6th, 2007, 10:22 am by David Schrag     

Good article on SD memory cards

I’ve got a 2 GB storage card in my Pocket PC phone. A good explanation of can and can’ts, do’s and don’ts, is on the Windows Mobile blog.

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Posted in All, Hardware, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Feb 2nd, 2007, 10:42 am by David Schrag     

My Pocket PC phone is now officially worth it

I took calculus when I was still in high school, and I did pretty well on the math SAT, but there is one kind of calculation I simply can’t do: the restaurant tip. For some reason my mind just goes blank. Even when it’s something simple like “triple the tax,” I choke. You have no […]

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Posted in All, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Nov 29th, 2006, 12:32 am by David Schrag  2 comments   

6700 Gripe #3

Sometimes you feel like a sync, sometimes you don’t. At completely unpredictable but far too frequent intervals, cradling my Pocket PC phone does not result in an ActiveSync connection but rather in a pop-up message emanating from my system tray: USB Device Not RecognizedOne of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and […]

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Posted in All, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Nov 9th, 2006, 8:44 pm by David Schrag     

6700 Gripe #2

Data Call Failure Error Code : 37 Miscellaneous Erroneously Mobile IP Set Up Occurred. I have a number of “issues” with this error message, which popped up on my screen a few days ago. There’s no time stamp on the error message, so I have no idea what I was doing at the time the […]

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Posted in All, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Nov 8th, 2006, 1:35 pm by David Schrag     

6700 Gripe #1

I’m on my second day of using my new XV6700. The good news is that the calendar synchronization problem seems to have solved itself, and I’m definitely seeing the “wow factor” when I show the phone to other people. The wireless e-mail push function is working great — except for my e-mail processing rules, which […]

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Posted in All, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Nov 3rd, 2006, 11:37 am by David Schrag  1 comment   

I’ve got Windows in my pocket

… and the other one is linking to Alanis. OK, now that the bad pun-slash-pop-culture-reference is out of the way, I’ll tell you about my latest toy productivity enhancement tool. After literally weeks of exhausting (and pretty close to exhaustive) research, I finally chose a new mobile device: the Verizon Wireless XV6700. I’m quite sure […]

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Posted in All, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Nov 2nd, 2006, 2:39 am by David Schrag  2 comments   

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