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Windows Mobile 6.1 5.2.20764 (Build 20764.1.4.3)

May
14

Today I’ve updated my HTC to Windows Mobile 6.1 5.2.20764 (Build 20764.1.4.3) and reflash my radio ROM using HTC-Flasher, an open source ROM Update Utility by Pau Oliva Fora or well known as ‘pof’.

I’m so satisfied with:

  1. Fix in memory leaking [thanks to Microsoft]
  2. Fix in battery.dll [thanks to FInixNOver]
  3. Fix in battery drying [thanks to HTC Taiwan]

My machine now is faster and last longer 😉

Q&A

Q: Why not Windows Mobile 6.5 (beta) stright away?
A: Memory leaking issues

Q: Why use unofficial/cooked/modified ROM?
A: You can custom it to what you want

Q: Why radio ROM can improve signal & battery performence?
A: Radio ROM is something like firmware/drivers for WiFi, bluetooth, GPS & GSM signal to your PocketPC

Q: I have HTC device. Where should I start to learn these?
A: Google & xda-developers

Q: What is the first thing should I do before I flash my ROM?
A: Make sure you have Hard-SPL installed/flashed.

Q: I don’t want to Google, I don’t want to read, I don’t want to learn new stuff. My battery is always dry & my device performence is sux. I want to flash to latest version of OS (Windows Mobile) and radio ROM. How?
A: Lamers just stay with WM6_WWE

New OS ROM, New Radio ROM

Nov
08

Xanda ROM v1.1 Released (TRIN_WWE_Xanda-v1.1_3.00.707.17_1.46.30.11)

Feb
05

I’m proud to present you Xanda ROM v1.1 with code name (TRIN_WWE_Xanda-v1.1_3.00.707.17_1.46.30.11) and the details are:

  • Windows Mobile 6 Professional [CE OS 5.2.1437 (Build 17944.0.3.1)]
  • ROM version : 3.00.707.17
  • Radio ROM : 1.46.30.11
  • Protocel version : 32.79.7090.19H

Download the ROM together with ROM Updater Utility and follow the step by step guides HERE

Comparison Between Symbian and Windows Mobile Smart Phone

Dec
26

When talking about smart phones, 2 operating systems might appear in your head which are Symbian and Windows Mobile. In order to determine the best operating system (OS) for a smart phone, I’ve done several tests on my devices which are Nokia 6600 and HTC P3600i.


Personally, I’m neither on Symbian side nor Windows Mobile, but it is up to you to conclude which is the best operating system for a smart phone. What I’m doing here is just to highlight the strengths and the weaknesses of Symbian and Windows Mobile.

Start-up Time (Booting)

I’ve found that Symbian takes more time to complete the boot process compare to Windows Mobile. This is because Windows Mobile smart phone usually equipped with higher RAM compare to Symbian smart phone. So it can perform the booting process faster.

Contacts List

For contacts list, Symbian performs better than Windows Mobile. Nowadays, one person might use more than one mobile phone, so they going to have more than one mobile phone numbers. Windows Mobile can only store one number for each category (e.g.: mobile, work, home, office). Let say person A have 2 mobile phone numbers, in Windows Mobile we have no choice but to store one number as mobile number and another one as another category for example home. But in Symbian, we can store both numbers as mobile number.

Java Applications

Running Java applications using MIDlet Manager in Windows Mobile can sometime cause the device hang. The start-up process of java application in Windows Mobile is also slow. But it is different in Symbian. Java applications start and run smoothly in Symbian smart phone.

Alarm Manager

In Symbian, we can only manage the alarm within 24 hours time and we need to set the alarm again and again if we want it to be rang every day. But in Windows Mobile, the alarm manager is awesome. Let say we want to wake up at 5.30am on Monday till Friday and 6.30am on Saturday and Sunday, we can easily do it in Windows Mobile without any extra application to be installed.

Dialling or Search Contacts List

Dialling or searching contact in contacts list is easier to be done in Windows Mobile. This is because Windows Mobile provides suggestion of person to contact every time w type something in the search area. For example we have a person Xanda Centrino Quad stored in the contact list, and we search for “Quad” in the search area. Windows Mobile will come out with suggestion that match the keyword and surprisingly Xanda Centrino Quad will appear. This will make the process of searching faster.

SMS

Report delivery in Symbian is better than Windows Mobile. Report is receive in notification from and not as a message as in Windows Mobile. The report also clearly states the contact person’s name while in Windows Mobile it only shows the contact person’s number.

Browser

The default browser in Windows Mobile is much better than default browser in Symbian in term of usability and accessibility. I’m not saying that Internet Explorer is the best browser because Opera Web Browser is always the winner in my heart. But we are comparing Symbian and Windows Mobile, so the winner in this review is Internet Explorer.

Organizer

If you want to choose a smart phone as your organizer, smart phone with Windows Mobile is exactly what you are looking for. Tasks, Upcoming Appointment and many more application can help you to organize your daily routine.

P/S: This page will be updated from time to time. Any suggestio, correction or ideas? please leave it in comment area. Thanks