November 2008

BSQUARE acquires TestQuest
Remember BSQUARE from the early days of Windows CE? They are still around, providing software and engineering services to developers of Windows-based embedded devices worldwide. BSQUARE also just acquired TestQuest, a leader in test automation and management solutions for mobile and embedded devices and applications for accelerated time-to-market. -- Posted Tuesday, November 25, 2008 by chb

SBSH Pocket Weather 2.1
There are many good Today Screen weather programs available these days, but SBSH Pocket Weather is one of our favorites. [Read Tim Hillebrand's review of SBSH Pocket Weather 2.1] -- Posted Monday, November 24, 2008 by chb

Final issue of Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine
We just received the 2009 Smartphone & Pocket PC Super Resource Guide, an awesome compilation of anything and everything dealing with the Windows Mobile platform. Due to lack of support, it is also the final issue of Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine. That is a crying shame. [Read Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine -- the shortsightedness of letting an incredible resource die] -- Posted Friday, November 21, 2008 by chb

PhatWare judged Best in Notes and Handwriting Recognition
PhatWare Corporation has again claimed "Best of Category" honors in Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine's Best Software Awards competition. The company has earned the top spot in two different categories: PhatWare's PhatNotes won twice in the "Utilities-Notes" category for both Pocket PC and Smartphone platforms, while the company's CalliGrapher handwriting recognition software took top honors in the "Utilities-Handwriting" category. -- Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2008 by chb

Review: SPB’s new WinMo keyboard
Our Dr. Tim has probably reviewed all of the on-screen keyboards for Windows Mobile devices by now. However, he is always glad to see a brand new one. SPB’s new keyboard is a welcome addition to the stable of inputting workhorses. [Read review of the new SPB keyboard for Windows Mobile] -- Posted Wednesday, November 12, 2008 by chb

Full review: RMT DAP CE8640B
RMT DAP Technologies' C8640B may look like a ruggedized UMPC, but it's not. It is a super-rugged Windows CE 5.0-powered handheld PC merging a 640 x 240 half-VGA touchscreen and a compact QWERTY keyboard into a handy and eminently useful package for a wide range of field-based applications where small size, total reliability, near endless battery life, and invincible toughness matter. [Read full review of the RMT DAP CE8640B] -- Posted Monday, November 3, 2008 by chb