Awhile ago we established the Ask Mike page so people could write in and ask questions. After the forums were well established we changed it to the Submit News page. It is still used for both submitting news and asking questions. There are no dumb questions but of course feel free to search the forums or our wiki and you might find the answer you seek. Remember we all started off with no information at some time. Below are some recent questions that we’ve received that might help you or a friend.
Shadow WM 6.5
Isaac wrote in awhile ago to remind us that agoetz has been working on the WM 6.5 ROM for the Shadow and if you are willing to go and try it out. If you’re tired of the old WM 6.1 then you should try out a new ROM. You will have to go to our forums to find it but it’s there! Enjoy!
SD or SDHC?
Sandisk established the SDHC format so they could cram even more GB of storage space onto the already small memory cards. Most phones today use the microSDHC card. As you might have noticed, the packaging on many phones mights say 4GB or 8GB max. Here’s the deal. Nearly ANY phone that supports the SDHC format will support a memory card up to 32GB. All the Shadow phones support SDHC, as does any T-Mobile smartphone released in the last several years. My old Wing, Dash and even Wizard support the SDHC format. So feel free to buy that 8GB, 16GB (or 32GB when it comes out) microSDHC memory cards.
MyPhone for Windows Mobile
A lot of people have written in about Microsoft’s MyPhone service (which is FREE). Among it’s many features are automatic syncing and backing up of your phone’s content (protected site of course), Social Networking integration, FIND your LOST phone, and accessing your contacts, text messages and more all online! If you don’t have installed yet you can check it out at the MyPhone website.
For those on a tight budget this year for the Holidays the UMA Shadow is being given away for free with a 2yr activation. Parents could add an extra line for $10/month and get this smooth operator for their kids. Although the UMA Shadow doesn’t have GPS it does have the ability to locate you using cell towers with Google and Bing Maps and even with a higher degree of accuracy using Navizon. Navizon is a service that uses the known locations of cell towers and wifi access points to triangulate the position of a device. It is very useful and an easy way to give your older devices GPS.
We have 10 Invitations to giveaway for GoogleWave to the first ten people who post “I Love AllShadow dot com” in the comments. Get it while it’s hot!
I know you all love deals and we love bringing them to you. This isn’t directly smartphone or T-Mobile related but since everyone is deal shopping now we’d thought to let you know that Geeks.com is having an early Black Friday sale with savings up to 80% off and shipping for $1.99. This sale is good until the 20th of November so act fast and grab a gift for the geek in you or for some geek you know. Enjoy!
Remember back when 2GB MicroSDHC cards were huge and mythical? Yeah, well, time has gone by and the future is here now with 16GB cards so you can carry way more music and videos than you could possibly listen to or watch on a single battery charge. There are Class 2 all the way up to Class 6 (faster) available. Get one or two 16GB MicroSDHC cards for yourself today! They vary in price from $40 to $71 depending on the Class you want.
Oprah is celebrating the 24th anniversary of her show by sponsoring the myTouch 3G. Enter the code KICKOFF24 when checking out and the price will be reduced to $99! The fine print says a new 2 year agreement is required so those of you waiting for the moment, this may be it. Or you could wait for the CLIQ to beam into your local T-Mobile store, whenever that is