Archive for May, 2008
This video is a short introduction to syncing music with Windows Media Player. If you are new to Windows Mobile devices then this video is must as it takes you through the basics of taking your music with you.
Awhile ago we posted about updating the Shadow to the newer software version released from T-Mobile. Apparently there are a lot of Shadow’s still being sold with the older software. The new software fixes a lot of problems and it is actually in everyone’s best interests to update before you get your phone too personalized. If you haven’t yet then you need to read Taking the Plunge: How To Update Your Shadow.
Also, if you own a T-Mobile Wing a new software update was just released that improves performance and memory management. You can download this update on T-Mobile’s Upgrade page.
As a further public service announcement, there has been an update for the Dash for awhile that fixes some problems as well. Available from the same page.
If you get tired of the Neo Home screen, you’re in luck – there are a plethora of other Home screens you can load onto your Shadow, and heck, we even have a Themes Forum that puts them all under one place.
I recently found a Home screen that I thought to be particularly good-looking: the HTC tabbed Home screen. If you’ve seen HTC devices like the TyTN II or Touch, you know that they come with HTC Home out of the box. Good thing we have a version that works on the Shadow – download the CAB here.
To get it going, transfer the CAB to your device and run it. Then, go into Settings, Home Screen, and choose “HTC” … be sure to set Color scheme and Background image to “default.” Also, in order to get weather updates, you’ll need to be on a data plan or on a WiFi network.
Thanks to ShadowMike for posting this in the forums.
I get a lot of emails asking about about an adapter to allow members of the Shadow Community to connect their Shadows to car auxiliary input jacks and home stereos. Most of the time I point them towards the above pictured adapter. There are many versions out there but the concept is the same. We sell a few in our store, some adapters sell for $5.95. Right now, there is a deal on an adapter at Amazon for $5.00
Well – if you’re seeing this message, the new server IP address has propagated to your computer, and you’re seeing AllShadow.com on its new server. Forums are also back up. =D
Some more leakage has been thrown down the InterWebTubesNet. This time it comes from phonemag.com. The rumor states 16 phones to come to T-Mobile this August, but phonemag.com could only get names on 13 of them. Such a huge number of phones makes sense with their new network. Consider it a Homecoming dance. The biggest surprise is that not only is the Shadow II listed but the Shadow III is as well!
1. Nokia 5310
2. Nokia 5610
3. Shadow II (YAY!)
4. Nokia 2760
5. Nokia 1208
6. Nokia 6301
7. Shadow III (Really? No…really?)
8. Samsung T339
9. Samsung T229
10. Blackberry Bold
11. Blackberry KickStart
12. Motorola W450
13. Motorola Rokr E8
There has been some rumor that the HTC Touch Diamond would be the Shadow III, phonemag.com is making the same guess. Sure would be nice, but really what I would like to see is the Shadow II after all our hype J
Logically, if they release a Shadow II and III at the same time then the form factors would have some differences along with major functionality differences. Possible variations could include Touchscreen/Non-Touchscreen; sliding keyboard(s) of different styles; GPS/Non-GPS (although I believe at this point every phone should have GPS); 3MP+ cameras. Remember, until we get eyes and hands on, everything is just speculation.
What are your thoughts/guesses/fuel-for-the-fire/wishes/conclusions? For once I’d like to see a good phone with the ability to record decent Video…
Many times a program will need you to Application Unlock your phone (App Unlock). Most of the time the software won’t tell you this needs to happen but someone eventually figures it out. So to alleviate this problem it is best to app unlock your phone early on. Download the App Unlock cab, place it on your Shadow and run it from there. The appropriate registry entries will be made.