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Saturday, 29 November 2008

More things to do with an i600...

Despite the arrival of - arguably - the most powerful bit of pocket tech I've ever had, my i600 still carries out a lot of the more textual tasks (email, web surfing and instant messaging), not least because the iPod Touch (and iPhone) as an architecture that only allows one application to run at once. Furthermore, if I want to move something from the notepad to an email, I can't!

I'm still looking for the right satellite navigation software for Windows Mobile Smartphone, but other than that, I'm more than happy with the apps that are on there. Every now and then, though, I'll hear about a cool thing it can do.

Take, for example MusicID by DXM. It's the Windows Mobile Smartphone application that uses Shazam's music recognition system that comes pre-installed on some phone handsets, but has also been seen in the wild.

Most mobile phones can run Java, but Windows Mobile Smartphones don't come with it as standard. However, there are ways to install it, notably using IBM's java 'midlet'. Instructions for installing it are available at the excellent Modaco forums (which also contain a wealth of other information for the emerging mobile world). The bit about installing Java on a Windows Mobile 5 device is in post 10 of this thread (but watch out for the misprint - "T9" should read "J9").

As always, if I find anything else that's quite brilliant about the i600, I'll post it here!

Posted by james at November 29, 2008 5:33 PM

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