Month: July 2005

Dave’s Ipaq – HP iPAQ h6300 Pocket PC Series GSM Firmware Update @ Dave’s iPAQ

HP iPAQ h6300 Pocket PC Series GSM Firmware Update

revision history

French (SP30832.exe – 3.5 MB) German (SP30833.exe – 3.5 MB) Italian (SP30834.exe – 3.5 MB) Spanish (SP30835.exe – 3.5 MB) Chinese (Taiwan) (SP30836.exe – 3.5 MB) English (US) (SP30837.exe – 3.4 MB)

software information:

Enhancements

Adds support for Cell Notification for Ericsson Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN).

Prerequisites

ROM Version 1.10.08 Microsoft ActiveSync 3.7 (or later)

Notes

PURPOSE: Recommended OPERATING SYSTEM(S):

Microsoft Windows Mobile for Pocket PC Phone Edition 2003

You can read the release HERE

Dave’s Ipaq – CNET Editors Pick Top 5 wireless handhelds @ Dave’s iPAQ

Of course, if you are reading this news post then you already know you picked the RIGHT HANDHELD! But it is always nice to see others rate your device at the top! Generally I have a hard time with CNET’s rating system but I do believe they have at least picked the best. Of course if it was me, I would have picked one more iPAQ and the ratings would have been a little different.

My guess is that because of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS they had to spread the wealth but that is OK because you know that we have the BEST!!

All are great devices and worth the read. The devices discussed are:

1. HP iPaq h6365

CNETAsia rating: 7.9 out of 10 CNETAsia rating: 7.9 out of 10 CNETAsia rating: 8.3 out of 10 CNETAsia rating: 8 out of 10 CNETAsia rating: 7.5 out of 10

Read the CNET article HERE.

Dave’s Ipaq – Action Engine Brings Action Info to Sprint PCS Software Store @ Dave’s iPAQ

Shattering the mobile usability barrier, Action Engine Corporation, the mobile application platform leader, today announced that Action Info, the company’s first direct-to-consumer mobile applications pack, is certified to operate on Sprint Windows Mobile 2003 Smartphone and Pocket PC devices.

Available today, Sprint customers can download Action Info from the Sprint PCS Software Store at www.sprint.com/actioninfo4smartphone or www.sprint.com/actioninfo4pocketpc for $49.95 per year. A free 30-day trial of the application is available for a limited time.

“Sprint is committed to expanding the convenience and personalization options our customers have come to expect from our wireless data services,” said Bob Crawford, director of Wireless Marketing for Sprint Business Solutions. “Action Info is a fast and easy way for customers to access news, entertainment and other information virtually anywhere, anytime while on the Sprint PCS Nationwide Network.”

Action Info offers wireless device owners a fast, personalized, and integrated experience with popular content and information from eBay, Amazon.com, FOX Sports, Microsoft MapPoint, AccuWeather.com, Associated Press News and Stocks, Restaurant Row.com, and Zap-2-It Movies. For example, customers can find a restaurant and movie time, get driving directions and email it all to friends in seconds.

“The main obstacle to increased wireless data adoption continues to be usability. Consumers have identified compelling applications, and the raw technology components are in place. The industry needs breakthroughs in usability, like those from Action Engine, to unleash the potential,” explained Adam Zawel, director, Wireless/Mobile United States at Yankee Group.

“Sprint is clearly dedicated to putting its customers first. They understand that wireless users want quick, simple ways to search for information using their mobile device,” added Scott G. Silk, president and CEO of Action Engine. “We built Action Info to give wireless device owners the type of superior mobile applications experience that will make their phones and devices come alive as a necessary reference tool for anyone who is on-the-go.”

Inside Action Info

Action Info is a suite of nine interconnected applications that learn and remember a user’s favorite cities, restaurants, airports, and more — getting more personalized after each use. Users can go shopping on Amazon.com, check eBay bids, get scores on FOX Sports, locate restaurants on Restaurant Row.com, check movie times with Zap-2-It, get driving directions and maps using Microsoft MapPoint, track local news and manage stocks with Associated Press News and Stocks, and get local weather forecasts from AccuWeather.com. By working with content and applications on the device, Action Info offers one-touch integration with email, contacts, calendar, messaging, and more.

While other companies are trying to force a PC-like experience into a tiny wireless device, Action Engine has created a solution that is customized for the wireless form factor. Users simply walk through the offline question-answer screens to create a search request, send it to the network, and explore the results. The browserless, client/server-based mobile application technology means users can enjoy doing more offline, as well as choosing from pre-populated drop down lists, instead of typing on a tiny keypad.

Action Info is packed with innovative, next-generation features that set it apart from competitive products, including: — Offline user interface for search request creation — One touch data entry for reduced typing — Pre-populated drop-down pick lists and integration with device contacts to speed request creation — Reduced connection delays and charges due to minimal trips to the network — One touch icons for saving and replaying results, and adding results into email, contacts, calendar, phone dialer, messaging, maps, and more — Automatic resume on dropped connections to prevent data loss — Favorite cities, cuisines, airports and more learned and remembered for easy reuse — Data sharing between applications to prevent repeat data entry

About Action Engine

Winner of the Fierce 15 of 2005, Action Engine Corporation, the mobile application platform company, delivers a breakthrough in mobile application usability. The Action Engine Mobile Application Platform introduces a browserless, client/server approach to accessing transaction-oriented online services that takes 80% fewer keystrokes and drives 20x faster response times than browser-based alternatives. The turnkey Brand-n-Go applications pack enables wireless operators to go to market in unprecedented timeframes with intuitive, responsive, and personalized applications that create an addictive user experience. The company’s software has been deployed by a robust list of global wireless operators that include Orange SA, O2, and SMART Communications, Inc. Additional information is available at +1(425) 498-1500 (Americas/AsiaPac), +44 (0) 1628 509088 (UK/EMEA), [email protected] and www.actionengine.com.

ENTER_SITENAME_HERE is a registered trademark, and Action Info, Action Engine Mobile Application Platform and Brand-n-Go are trademarks of Action Engine Corporation. All other products and brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts

Action Engine Director of Marketing Anne Baker, 425-498-1500

[email protected]

You can visit Action Engine here.

Dave’s Ipaq – No Busy Signal On h6300 Pocket PC Phone @ Dave’s iPAQ

description

If you make a phone call on your HP iPAQ model h6300 Pocket PC using a Bluetooth (BT) headset and the line you are calling is busy, you will not hear a busy signal. This issue could cause you to stay on the phone longer before terminating your call because you are unaware of the receiver’s busy status.

However, you will be able to see that the line is busy by looking at your Pocket PC screen, which displays a “Busy…” message.

scope

This issue affects all models in the HP iPAQ series h6300 Pocket PC as follows: h6310 h6315 h6320 h6325 h6340 h6365

resolution

HP does not plan to “fix” or change this operating characteristic of the HP iPAQ series h6300Pocket PC. You may avoid the issue by observing the Pocket PC screen and terminating a call when you see a busy message.

You can read the advisory HERE

Dave’s Ipaq – Ride with the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team @ Dave’s iPAQ

With Team Discovery Channel proving to be a tremendous force in this year’s Tour de France, Proteus, the leading developer and publisher of mobile entertainment content, in partnership with Capital Sports and Entertainment, announced the launch of a new mobile storefront that will feature images and wallpapers from this year’s historic Tour, as well as a text messaging sweepstakes that will give fans a chance to win exclusive prizes from the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team.

The “Race to Paris” Sweepstakes will kick off July 19 to coincide with the final week of the Tour, and will offer fans daily SMS updates on Team Discovery Channel progress in the final stages. Subscribers will be charged a onetime fee of $1.99 to their carrier bill and entered into the sweepstakes, with the drawing taking place after the tour. Three sweepstakes prize winners will be chosen at random, each receiving one of the following items from this year’s final Tour de France:

A limited edition jersey commemorating Lance’s final stage on the Champs Elysees, signed by the entire Discovery Channel team;

A 2005 Discovery Channel Trek Madone SSL, as ridden by the team;

An HP Special Edition LIVESTRONG Notebook PC featuring AMD Turion(TM) 64 mobile technology

Fans can enter for a chance to win one of these exclusive prizes by sending an SMS message with the word “SWEEPS” to shortcode 39013 (through any major U.S. mobile carrier) or by visiting the Proteus mobile storefront at www.lancemobile.com. At the storefront, visitors can also browse, preview and order photos from this year’s training season and the latest Tour stages as wallpapers and screensavers for their mobile phones. The content will be promoted on www.foxsports.com, as well as on official sites www.thepaceline.com and www.lancearmstrong.com. Proteus will donate a portion of its sales proceeds to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

“Being the company chosen by the Discovery Channel Team to distribute digital content to mobile phones is a tremendous honor for us,” said Ken Krushel, Proteus CEO. “We are committed to the success of this new initiative, and will utilize the full force of Proteus’ and our partners’ promotion and distribution channels to get it in front of as many fans as possible.”

About Proteus

Proteus, a unit of Telitas US, Inc., is a leading creator and developer of mobile content, providing connectivity with all major U.S. wireless carriers and mobile entertainment solutions including messaging applications, ringtones and graphics, and downloadable applications and games. Proteus was the first company in the U.S. to bring wireless applications to the mainstream television audience with Fox Sports’ broadcast of Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002. Proteus also partnered with Fox Sports to produce Cingular Virtual Crew Chief NASCAR on FOX in 2002, which marked the first usage of two-way SMS interactivity in a U.S. television broadcast. Most recently, Proteus has developed wireless entertainment solutions for HBO, Discovery Communications, and NBC’s coverage of the 2004 Olympic Games. Founded in 1996, the company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in New York and San Francisco.

More information can be found HERE.

Dave’s Ipaq – No Busy Signal On h6300 Pocket PC Phone @ Dave’s iPAQ

description

If you make a phone call on your HP iPAQ model h6300 Pocket PC using a Bluetooth (BT) headset and the line you are calling is busy, you will not hear a busy signal. This issue could cause you to stay on the phone longer before terminating your call because you are unaware of the receiver’s busy status.

However, you will be able to see that the line is busy by looking at your Pocket PC screen, which displays a “Busy…” message.

scope

This issue affects all models in the HP iPAQ series h6300 Pocket PC as follows: h6310 h6315 h6320 h6325 h6340 h6365

resolution

HP does not plan to “fix” or change this operating characteristic of the HP iPAQ series h6300Pocket PC. You may avoid the issue by observing the Pocket PC screen and terminating a call when you see a busy message.

You can read the advisory HERE

Dave’s Ipaq – Marina Hot Zone at the Golden Gate Yacht Club @ Dave’s iPAQ

ICOA Launches HotZone

WARWICK, R.I.— ICOA, Inc. announced today that its iDockUSA division, a major provider of marine Wi-Fi services on the West Coast, launched a new Marina Hot Zone with the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco.

iDockUSA offers convenient and flexible service plans to the new Marina Hot Zone, including a daily rate, and monthly and yearly subscription services.

“The Golden Gate Yacht Club is pleased to be the first major San Francisco yacht club to offer our members the convenience of high speed broadband wireless Internet access,” said Ned Barrett, Commodore of the club. “iDockUSA’s deep experience in the marine environment provides us with the world class service our members expect since our founding in 1939. We are pleased to offer this powerful tool to our members as well as the public within range of our facilities.”

“ICOA’s neutral-host broadband wireless solution allows subscribers in the marine environment to stay in touch, stay informed, and stay safe,” said ICOA executive vice president Rick Schiffmann. “The Marina Hot Zone provides more than convenience, it is the capacity to access their email and stay in communication with their home and office, obtain in-depth weather reports and charts, and receive safety bulletins in real time, at the slip, in the parking lot, and on the water.”

Dave’s Ipaq –

06-16-2005, 03:25 PM   #1

Registered User

 

Join Date: Jan 2005

Posts: 7

HP Bluetooth Headphones – Rx3715 – not pairing Can anyone help? I’ve got my nice new shiny rx3715 working great and have just taken delivery of the HP bluetooth headphones but cannot seem to get the rx3715 in bluetooth manager to find them to pair.

Fully charged both, soft reset both upteen times – No Joy

 
06-16-2005, 03:49 PM   #2

Moderator

 

Join Date: May 2004

Location: Saratoga, California

Posts: 1,524

Did you load the software that came with the headphones ?

__________________ Laura Moderator, Dave’s iPAQ Dave’s iPAQ is not affiliated with HP

Members Only FAQ Section . Have news? Submit it . Want to contact me? Use the contact form to send me an email. Want to support the site? Shop in our iPAQ store.

NEW Dont forget our Podcast hotline telephone number in the US: 1-425-738-9506 available 24 hours a day 7 days a week or leave us a SKYPE Voicemail by clicking here . Also dont forget to add our podcast in iTunes by clicking here.

 
06-16-2005, 05:00 PM   #3

Registered User

 

Join Date: Jan 2005

Posts: 7

Yep, and installed the new driver from the HP support site

 
06-18-2005, 04:00 PM   #4

Registered User

 

Join Date: Jun 2005

Posts: 2

volume on FA303 BT headset

is the volume control working from the headset?

 
06-21-2005, 09:17 AM   #5

Registered User

 

Join Date: Jan 2005

Posts: 5

Do you have TOMTOM navigator installed on your pockect PC ? I have such pairing problem and noticed a compatibily problem : I can’t get the BT headphones driver and Tomtom Navigator to be installed at the same time on the PDA. When I hard reset the device and install tomtom navigator, it works properly. When I hard reset the device and install the HP BT headphones driver,it works properly. But as soon as I install both, I get an error message when enabling bluetooth (“could’nt load WAV driver”), I can’t get the headphones paired and there is no more sound on the PDA. Maybe you have the same kind of problem…

Did not find any solution yet…

 
06-25-2005, 02:17 AM   #6

Registered User

 

Join Date: Jan 2005

Posts: 7

Still no luclc, I do have Tom Tom Navigator installed and still cannot get my rx3715 to see the bluetooth headphones. I suppose I need to try performing a hard reset.

 
06-25-2005, 02:23 AM   #7

Registered User

 

Join Date: Jun 2005

Posts: 5

You need to put them in pairing mode? (Press and hold their centre button until the light starts alternating between blue and red quickly.)

__________________ — Smeggy iPaq hx2750 + 1 GB Lexar SD Card + 1 GB Sandisk CF Card

+ HP iPaq Bluetooth Headphones

 
06-25-2005, 03:55 AM   #8

Registered User

 

Join Date: Jan 2005

Posts: 7

Smeggy, Woohaaaaaa Great, now listening as I type to Dave’s podcast 18 as I type.

Many thanks for your help – I suppose I should really read manuals rather than skim through

 
06-25-2005, 06:54 PM   #9

Senior Editor

 
 

Join Date: Jun 2002

Location: Massachusetts & Maine

Posts: 2,422

Directions can sometimes be wonderful accessories to new products!

Glad to hear your listening pleasure has now been enhanced!

__________________ Jack Cook Senior Editor, Dave’s iPAQ

Microsoft MVP-Windows Mobile Devices

NEW Dont forget our Podcast hotline telephone number in the US: 1-425-738-9506 available 24 hours a day 7 days a week or leave us a SKYPE Voicemail by clicking here . Also dont forget to add our podcast in iTunes by clicking here.

 
06-28-2005, 03:10 PM   #10

Registered User

 

Join Date: Jun 2005

Posts: 2

I have had the same problem, and the same error messages, have consulted HP’s website to no avail, there is no support for the product anywhere at the moment, and this is the first mention of the issue I have found in any forum.