Archive for January, 2008
As mentioned previously, everyone should be getting really excited about the new store. ‘When is it going to open?’ you may ask, why it will open tomorrow evening! We’ve worked real hard to make sure all the essentials are there and then some. You will be able to find software for nearly every need as well as accessories you didn’t know existed. For example, the docking cradle for the Shadow, and an extended battery with 2-3 times the battery life, Bluetooth headsets and carkits, screen protectors, Shadow bling, cases, armstraps, memory cards and GPS.
All this with a limited time 20% discount!
So get ready to start browsing, we open the doors Friday evening.
PocketPCMag.com has listed AllShadow.com in their list of Best Sites under the Model Specific Category. You can see our link (to this page ) here, click on ‘Model Specific’ and then you can see us.
Thank you PocketPCMag.com!
If you’re still undecided about the Shadow and wish you could use one at home, head on over to TryPhone where they’ve posted an interesting emulator of the Shadow. I’ve found the emulator to be very accurate – there are some program options you can’t access, but most things are correct.
Many people have been asking about the Youtube swf arg’s not found error that has been popping up for those of you using the FlashVideoBundle method of watching online video. It appears that Youtube changed some code on their page. Hopefully soon the FlashVideoBundle code will be updated and we will be happily back to watching our favorite Youtube videos on our Shadow Smartphones.
As soon as this happens we will provide an update here with a new video for the walkthrough.
Rinku, a fine upstanding member of the Shadow community, has developed a beautiful plugin for the Shadow Home Screen. Instead of the monochromatic icons in the top of your screen, you can look at wonderfully colored icons. So far they are only visible from the Home Screen but Rinku is working on it.
If you want to skip right to the main course Freddy Reyes created a .cab file that allows you to just install the needed files so you don’t have to hunt for them. You can get that at his site listed in the forum thread (You do need to register on Reyes’ site to download). You will still need to read the thread and change some files yourself, but there is satisfaction to be gained from getting your hands dirty.
I know you don’t like Pocket Internet Explorer and more than likely you have tried Opera Mini or Opera Mobile, and perhaps you are even waiting for FireFox Mobile to come out. I’ve tried many a different browser on the Shadow and other Windows Mobile phones and haven’t found the perfect experience, yet. Until I heard about Skyfire you would be hard pressed to get me excited about browsing the internet from a phone.
Supposedly, with Skyfire, you can view ANY online video or Web 2.0 site. Now that’s something to get out of bed for. It is in private Beta now with the US beta expanding soon. There is a sign up available on their site. So head over to Skyfire.com and get signed up. As soon as it comes out we’ll do a little piece on it for those of you that just want to read AllShadow.com
Watching video on your Shadow Smartphone helps pass a lot of time. There are various applications and methods available and this application is highly favored by many in the forums, the interface is a lot cleaner than the other method of watching online videos. Plus it has the ability to search for related content and even bookmark your favorites. The sites it draws from aren’t as numerous as our other method but it is very user friendly.
Point your mobile browser to www.vtap.com and enjoy yourself. As with any online video it helps to have a WiFi connection (home/work/school)