Month: May 2005

Jabber, Inc. Announces Partnerships and Wireless Roadmap

Since announcing support for RIM, PocketPC, Smartphone, Symbian and J2ME compatible devices in early March, Jabber, Inc. has partnered with mov Software (PocketPC), Vayusphere (RIM Blackberry) and Movial (MS Smartphone, Symbian and J2ME) in order to give people and organizations the ability to wirelessly connect with the Jabber XCP server.

Jabber, Inc.’s Extensible Communications Platform (Jabber XCP) is one of the world’s most widely deployed commercial messaging and presence platforms. Based upon the only IETF-approved Internet standard for presence and instant messaging, the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), Jabber XCP is deployed to more than 5 million seats in hundreds of the world’s leading organizations.

Demonstrating several compatible devices at CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2004 at Moscone Center, the company noted that connection to the Jabber XCP server makes each device technically interoperable with most other instant messaging (IM) and presence networks and provides access to a wide range of real-time presence-powered applications.

Each wireless client initially offers text-based IM and presence management features, while the RIM client also offers multi-user text conferencing. Shawn Carrigan, Jabber, Inc.’s product manager for wireless initiatives, outlined the company’s wireless product roadmap for 2005: “J2ME, Smartphone and Symbian users can expect to see a wide range of functionality upgrades including push-to-talk, push-to-video, push-to-conference, automated provisioning, privacy lists, offline message retrieval and the ability to add or manage contacts by phone number. Jabber, Inc. is considering SIP support through a SIP to XMPP gateway, but the company has no definitive plans yet.

“For RIM and Pocket PC users, we will enhance enterprise grade services such as advanced authentication and security modules, multi-user text conferencing for PocketPC, access controlled group support and other presence based services.”

On the partnership front, Jabber, Inc. is also working closely with Movial to provide SDKs for Smartphone, Symbian and J2ME applications, while assessing similar support for BREW. Both companies expect SDKs to become increasingly important to operators and mobile OEMs as they deploy and build advanced presence-enabled gaming and location-based services.

Rounding out its wireless offering, Jabber, Inc. reiterated its already available SMS, IMPS (WV) and WAP gateways as evidence of the company’s continuing commitment to interoperability.

The RIM, PocketPC, Smartphone, Symbian and J2ME clients, as well as the SMS, Wireless Village and WAP gateways are currently available for evaluation and purchase. Contact [email protected] or 303-308-3257 for pricing details and additional information.

About Jabber, Inc.

Jabber, Inc. is a leading provider of real-time, standards-based messaging and presence solutions. More than five million users, representing hundreds of organizations worldwide, have licensed the Jabber, Inc. commercial server to bring the power of presence into their working environments. Jabber, Inc., named a top 2004 wireless start-up by Fierce Wireless, and a Network Computing magazine “2004 Company to Watch,” counts France Telecom, Lehman Brothers, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, FedEx, BellSouth, McKesson, EDS, Arcelor, CapWIN and Juniper Networks amongst its customers. Jabber, Inc.’s investors include France Telecom (NYSE:FTE), Intel Capital, Intel’s strategic investing arm and Webb Interactive Services, Inc. (OTCBB:WEBB). Please see www.jabber.com or contact Greg Macchia at [email protected] for more information.

About Vayusphere

Working with the Jabber XCP Platform, Vayusphere’s Instant Response server intelligently routes urgent messages from applications to mobile workers and uniquely closes the loop by capturing responses from workers and delivering those responses directly to your enterprise applications

Vayusphere solutions are particularly appropriate for reducing costs and response time in field operations, supply chain event management, and IT infrastructure management in manufacturing, telecom, transport, utility, financial service, health care, and law enforcement. Please see http://www.vayusphere.com for more information.

About mov Software

mov Software, Inc. is a leading supplier of mobile application software and services for the Microsoft Windows Mobile platforms. mov Software’s applications are in wide use by end-user, corporate and governmental organizations worldwide. More information on mov Software, Inc. is available at http://www.movsoftware.com.

About Movial

Movial Corporation provides software and services for the mobile multimedia and presence-enabled applications market. By enhancing the ability of device, system and IM vendors to conceive, design and deliver the software differentiators that drive revenue, Movial is the choice of Nokia, HP, Orange and Jabber, Inc. Movial has distinguished itself with mobile presence innovations, such as “Push-to-Video,” while simultaneously becoming the time and cost-to-market leader for Linux-based consumer electronics.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Movial was founded in 2001 and has approximately 90 employees. More information regarding Movial can be found at: http://www.movial.fi/en/products/index.html.

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Problem Choosing Folders in Storage Card in IPAQ hx4700

Iam using IPAQ hx4700. I have a lot of folders in my SD Card. When i try to open word application and try select any folder on the SD CARD thru word , the folder i choose is not selected but instead “all folders” is selected and lists out all the files in the IPAQ. Has anybody else faced the same problem ?

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Make sure your hand does not touch the NavPoint pad while tapping on file/folder name.

 
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BT Phone Manager refuses to run… Actually I have had this problem from the beginning, but the BT Phone Manager just doesn’t seem to work on my iPAQ hx4700. When I try to start the program (by using the icon in “Programs”) I’ll get the following error-message:

BTPhoneManager.exe ‘BTPhoneManager’ is not a

valid Pocket PC application.

Both the programfolder and the executable of the program are present and it is not the type of exe-file that should be executed on the PC. A while ago, I had to hardreset the iPAQ and after that the BT Phone Manager still didn’t work. Now somebody told me that I could try to install the BT Phone Manager LiveUpdate, as provided on the iPAQ CD-ROM, but that didn’t do the trick neither. Does somebody know what’s going on here?

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01-17-2005, 03:52 PM   #2

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Now somebody told me that I could try to install the BT Phone Manager LiveUpdate, as provided on the iPAQ CD-ROM, but that didn’t do the trick neither.

Don’t! the BT update Manager messed up the BT on my HX4700 completely as I am using a German OS. Did you do a true hardreset plus erasing some directories as recommended by HP and then tried the BT before even installing everything else?

If so send the device back, its faulty.

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01-17-2005, 07:12 PM   #3

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Don’t! the BT update Manager messed up the BT on my HX4700 completely as I am using a German OS. Did you do a true hardreset plus erasing some directories as recommended by HP and then tried the BT before even installing everything else?

If so send the device back, its faulty.

I did install the LiveUpdate a few weeks ago. It didn’t do anything good to the BT Phone Manager, but all other Bluetooth functions are still working since then. About my hardreset: I did try the program after restoring my backup… I guess that’s not a good move. But what program could possibly interfere with the BT Phone Manager?

What directories should I delete after the hardreset??

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01-18-2005, 01:23 PM   #4

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Start from scratch again.

According to HP delete ALL files and ALL directories in the iPAQ file store manually. That’s logical as they won’t be deleted with a hard reset. The same goes for anything on a SD card or so. My BT was messed up with Live update with exactly the message you get. I did a hard reset, delete the File Store and choose a new sync name and new sync folder and installed everything new from scratch and it worked again. Before you install anything back try the BT! Then sync with Outlook and you have all the data, contacts etc. back again.

Try it, if this does not work send the device back for replacement.

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01-19-2005, 12:48 PM   #5

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Alright, after another hardreset I have directly tried the BT Phone Manager…. which was working!! I didn’t replace my backup, but started to reinstall all software, settings, drivers, etc. Even the LiveUpdate has been installed by now… and the BT Phone Manager is still working. I didn’t even use a new ActiveSync Partnership. So I don’t know what caused the trouble, but the iPAQ is in exact the same state as it was before, with the BT Phone Manager up and running. I just didn’t use my backup this time.

After all… I can only tell that this was some kind of an useful lesson… I really can’t tell you why I should use the BT PhoneManager. It seems completely useless to me, as it doesn’t support any Windows Smartphones and (in my eyes) only is good for setting up an Bluetooth modem-connection.

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01-19-2005, 01:10 PM   #6

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And you don’t EVEN need it to set up the BT modem connection…. You can do it the “hard” way thru the BT manager and configure it there….
 
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Yep… that’s what I mean. Why did they even bring that program??

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01-20-2005, 10:18 AM   #8

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Yep… that’s what I mean. Why did they even bring that program??

Well there are good things: Tap the phone manager and it starts BT AND dials the GPRS connection. Say one tap instead of several through menues. It counts the KB that you downloaded which is important for me when I do get my invoice with the kBs used.

Its more simple to setup a connection with a cell phone.

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Security Software for Microsoft Mobile Pocket PC

Responding to the growing threat presented by “proof-of-concept” viruses designed to attack mobile devices, BullGuard today, at the 3GSM conference in Cannes, announced the availability of its comprehensive security solution for Windows Mobile Pocket PC.

“The growing popularity of sophisticated mobile devices has given rise to an increasingly determined effort to exploit their vulnerabilities for both challenge and profit,” said Morten Lund, CEO of BullGuard. “BullGuard has specialised in protecting the PCs of home users and small businesses, by emphasising ease-of-use and great design. This has given us millions of satisfied users. The same fundamental principles will be applied to our new range of mobile security applications.”

BullGuard Mobile features full on-access and on-demand scanning and regular automatic updates, downloaded over the air via HTTP polling on GPRS, EDGE, WiFi, and UMTS networks.

In addition to Pocket PC protection, BullGuard will shortly release similar products for Windows Mobile SmartPhone, Symbian Series 60 & 80 and Symbian UIQ mobile operating systems.

BullGuard Mobile for Pocket PC includes: — Malicious code protection for downloads, SMS, MMS, Email, WiFi, Bluetooth, and Infrared connections — Device-resident on-access and on-demand antivirus scanning — Automatic threat response and threat notification — Auto-deletion of infected files — Security event logging — Optimization to preserve device and network performance — Automatic and up-to-date virus definitions via HTTP over GPRS/EDGE/WiFi/UMTS — Easy Over-The-Air Wireless installation

BullGuard Mobile for Microsoft Pocket PC is available as a 2 months free trial from http://www.bullguard.com/mobile.

About BullGuard

BullGuard specialises in best-of-breed PC security solutions for home users and small businesses, emphasising technical excellence, ease-of-use and customer-care. BullGuard’s PC security solution, BullGuard 5.0 includes Anti-Virus, Firewall and Online Backup through a single user-interface, combining the latest technology with intuitive controls and first-rate customer support. BullGuard is headquartered in London, and has offices in Denmark, Romania and in the United States.

BullGuard is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with competencies in Security Solutions and ISV Software Solutions:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/partners/antivirus.asp.

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Discover a device…share its music…is this Napster in a pocket?

Andrew Orlowski wrote an extremely interesting article about Simeda, a very small European company located in Bucharest. They have “ported” Rendezvous to the Pocket PC platform.

Rendezvous will let you create a network of PDA’s and smart devices just by getting them connected to each other. The software will then allow people to stream or share music with just a couple of clicks….this is a must read!!

Andrew’s article (and pictures) can be found here

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Java and clearing memory

I tried to install java on my vx6600. After downloading I recived message that this program is “not a valid pocket pc application “. Now I’m stucked with 15 Mb of waist in my tiny memory and have no clue how to clear it. Also… I still need program to be able to go to chat rooms . Any suggestions ?

And please… give me the “dummy ” version of the answer . I don’t know much about computers. Thx.

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There is a search feature (“find”) that will look for files at a certain size or larger. This is one of the default searches, sorry, I do not have my ppc with me a this moment, but it shouldn’t be hard to find. Just click/hold on the file you want to delete and select “delete” from the pop-up menu.

Don’t know about installing java. I’ve been able to post without installing anything extra. Maybe that has something to do with Thunderhawk. Great application for surfin’.

 
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Just click/hold on the file you want to delete and select “delete” from the pop-up menu.

this doesn’t work if program is not installed. Problem, however solved itself, because I had to reset my ppc and I cleared my memory.

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I’ve been able to post without installing anything extra.

I can posts at forums, but I can’t open some sites with live chats.

 

Samsung i730 coming to Verizon Soon!

The versatile i730 is the ultimate multitasker. It comes loaded with Wireless Sync so you can send and receive email directly from your i730 and even synchronize your email with most POP3 and IMAP email accounts when you subscribe to a PDA/Smartphone plan.

The Pocket PC combines a top-of-the-line wireless phone with Microsoft Windows applications and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Create or modify documents and spreadsheets with the Pocket Word and Pocket Excel or play video and audio files with Microsoft Windows Media Player for Pocket PC. With Pocket Outlook, you can view your email, tasks, calendar and contacts. Plus, the Samsung i730 is Bluetooth hands-free compatible

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Its back! Turn your iPAQ into an iPOD!

Well just like the title says, turn your pocket pc into and iPod with the pPod. pPod is a software that works exactly like and iPod but it puts it into your pocket pc. Not sure how long this will be around but its definitely a download for me! Also it looks as if it is a free download too !!!

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Windows Media Bonus Pack for Windows XP

Did you know that as a special “thanks” for fans of the Windows XP digital media experience, Microsoft is offering the Windows Media Bonus Pack for Windows XP! Jam-packed with utilities, PowerToys, visualizations, skins, sound effects, and much more, the free Windows Media Bonus Pack installs on your Windows XP-based PC and lets your personality and creativity shine.

The Windows Media Bonus Pack for Windows XP includes:

Plus! MP3 Audio Converter LE

Sample a feature of Plus! for Windows XP and double the amount of music you can store on your PC by converting your MP3 files quickly and easily to Windows Media Audio (WMA). Get Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP to unlock all the great features and take Windows XP to the next level.

Visit http://www.microsoft.com/plus for more information.

Includes a dozen new and updated PowerToys for Windows Media Player for Windows XP, designed to give you more control of your music with the MPXP Tray Control, Playlist Import to Excel utility, Media Library Metadata Update Wizard and much more. Experience over a half dozen new Windows Media Player for Windows XP visualizations* that move to your music such as MSN Photos picture viewer, Fireplace, Dungeon Siege, and Trilogy. Express yourself and customize Windows Media Player with these new skins including Stars and Stripes, Anime, and the TDK Mixmaster designed by TheSkinsFactory.com. Enhance your home videos and unleash your creativity with this expansive collection of sound effects, music loops, clips, title videos and images. Whatever the occasion, there’s something here for you! Sounds and Music provided by major motion picture sound studio, SoundDogs.com, the first and largest online sound effects library.

Find out more about the Windows Media Bonus Pack for Windows XP here.

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ipod vs sd card for music? ive got a choice: ipod mini, or a 1GB or 2GB secure digital card to download music on my ipaq. theyve both got their pros and cons…which one shud i get?

Question: if you have songs downloaded on kazaa or sumthin on ur comp, can u download those directly from ur comp to ur SD card in ur pocket PC?

 
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That is a good question. In my opinion my iPod sounds a lot better than my iPAQ, I currently run the 6300. What iPAQ are you using? It is a matter of choice. I know a lot of folks in this community love to use their iPAQ’s to listen to music. The other benefit is that the SD card will give you added storage for files and applications on your iPAQ.
You can easily transfer files from your computer to the SD card on your iPAQ through activesync so that should not be a problem.

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I’d go with the 2GB SD card. I’m currently using a 1GB, and have a 2GB on backorder which i use for music. I like that you can use the iPaq for so many other things than just music. Yes, the iPod has greater storage, and in some cases greater sound quality. But i’d personaly rather sacrifice a bit of Storage/Sound Quality if that means that i can also Check my email, or surf the web while using my bluetooth headphones, and be able to keep it all in one device. iPods are great for what they offer, but i think iPaqs have a greater value as they offer so much more.
To transfer songs you can easily Drag-and-Drop through Explorer to the SD card, or you can use Media Player to sync the content with the iPaq (this includes syncing music license etc)

 
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well i hv a ipaq 3115, i think its has either 32 or 64 MB built in…

 
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Well I would opt for the 1gb or 2gb card for the same reasons mentioned above. You can use it for music, or lets say you want to store some photos you took with your iPAQ (if you have a camera). You can use it to move other files around. I got a 2210 and got a 1gb SD card (on sale for $49 after rebates) man was that worth and I love it.

 
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So I vote for the IPAQ – I have 21/2 GB of SD cards with music and movies. I did buy a friend the iPod shuffle. She wanted something for when she went running and this was just ideal. I don’t listen to music when I run, otherwise I would get a iPod shuffle for myself.

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iPod is specifically for music. All there is on and iPod is music (and maybe games and photos). The point is that if you really like listening to music all the time, you should get an iPod. I like listening to music and I have many CD’s on my, only, 512MB mem card. To listen music on the iPaq, you have to go through the programs and files to play your music, while on the iPod you just have to scroll a few times. Weigh the differences and see what is best. (Remember, though, on the 1/2 GB mem cards, you don’t have to only store music…). Think of how you are going to work with each one and what will simply not be a waste of money. Personally, I would go with the memory card, because it is on the iPaq that you have many applications and everything will be close to you (you wont have to carry and iPaq and iPod), and because you can store many things on the memory card.

 
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Wow usually this type of question starts a big ol flame war. The same as any other debate, it’s all in how you want to use the device. I find listening to music on my ipaq is perfectly acceptable ( I mean they’re MP3’s they’re never going to sound perfect). I just don’t like taking my ipaq with me in situations were it can get messed up (like working out), so I might invest in a little MP3 thumb drive or something.

If that memory card is going to be mostly for music, why not invest in an mp3 player that can use SD cards? Then you could just swap the card back and forth. It would probably still be cheaper than an ipod.

 
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I’d go with the 2GB SD card. I’m currently using a 1GB, and have a 2GB on backorder which i use for music. I like that you can use the iPaq for so many other things than just music. Yes, the iPod has greater storage, and in some cases greater sound quality. But i’d personaly rather sacrifice a bit of Storage/Sound Quality if that means that i can also Check my email, or surf the web while using my bluetooth headphones, and be able to keep it all in one device. iPods are great for what they offer, but i think iPaqs have a greater value as they offer so much more.
To transfer songs you can easily Drag-and-Drop through Explorer to the SD card, or you can use Media Player to sync the content with the iPaq (this includes syncing music license etc)

Michael, couldn’t have said it better myself. I looked into buying an ipod but decided against it. I had a problem playing streaming music from the SD card on my 4700 but with pocket music software, all is well.