February 8, 2007
Pretty Cool Phone: Cingular 2125 with Windows Mobile 5 + FlashLite 2.1

Microsoft is unveiling Windows Mobile 6 in Barcelona next week, but let me just say for the record I'm pretty happy with my current Windows Mobile 5 + Flash Lite combo.

My Requirements
I'm an "open faced phone" kinda guy (no clam-shells please, although the Cingular 3125 is the same phone but the clamshell form factor for anyone who prefers that), and I need a phone that syncs with my Outlook client to keep track of meetings and keep me on time.

Full browser capability is also a must, and running Flash Lite is a requirement too.

An abundance of 3rd party apps is a must, as is a form factor that isn't the size of a shoe (fits very nicely in my hand or on my waist), and isn't the weight or width of a large brick are all good too.

Of course, quad-band GSM and the ability to unlock the phone to use 3rd-party GSM SIMS is also a must, since I don't like paying $200/min for roaming charges from various parts of the world when calling local (and I like being able to use my own phone with my own phonebook, Outlook client, etc when in other countries).

Anyway, I've been using the Cingular 2125 with Windows Mobile 5 for some time now and I'm pretty happy with it.

The Cingular 2125
Made by the company HTC, the Cingular 2125 is a really very good design and form factor, and Windows Mobile 5 runs very well on it. I added a 2GB min-SD storage card, which holds the 20-30 or so 3rd party apps I have installed on it + data and the essential music from my iPod's "workout" play list.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with it. Will I jump to iPhone? I'll look at it, but without Outlook sync, 3rd party app development or Flash, the excitement begins to fade. But, yeah, I'll take a look for sure.

Here's are a few screen shots of my phone, including one of the phone running a Flash Lite app (Omega Media's Wine Steward) in this case, my favorite app, where I learned about how good 2003 red Bordeaux's really are. :)

                    

You can download Adobe Flash Lite 2.1 for Windows Mobile 5 from the Adobe website here: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/devices/index.html?tab:downloads=1.

Hopefully this is helpful to someone out there who may have similar requirements.

Damon

February 6, 2007
Three Adobe ColdFusion TechNotes on DST

There are now three Adobe TechNotes WRT Adobe ColdFusion and DST. Please refer to my original post on this topic HERE for more info on the 2007 DST (Daylight Savings Time) change.

Ok, so you have no excuse not to be informed :)

The Adobe TechNote articles are:

For ColdFusion 5: http://www.adobe.com/go/kb400365
For ColdFusion 6, 6.1, 7 and JRun: http://www.adobe.com/go/d2ab4470
For general info on DST with CF6 and up: http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_18310

Damon

January 29, 2007
Adobe ColdFusion Scorpio FAQ and Pre-Release Program Signup

A small Scorpio FAQ, some Scorpio desktop wallpaper and a link to the Scorpio Pre-release program signup survey is available on Adobe Labs here: http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Scorpio

Scorpio

See you in the forums "on the inside"...

Damon

January 18, 2007
ColdFusion/Flex App Wizard Demo & CF7 Performance Brief Posted

We've posted some new Adobe ColdFusion and Flex 2-related content to the Adobe website:

1. Flex Application Wizard:

                        

http://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion/demos

This demo shows how to use ColdFusion Extensions for Flex Builder 2 to easily generate a complete rich Internet application to view and maintain records in a database.

2. ColdFusion MX7 Performance Brief:

http://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion/whitepapers/pdf/cf_per_brief_0107.pdf.

The brief measures gains in application runtime performance by comparing average page response times in a test application across ColdFusion MX7 and multiple earlier versions of ColdFusion.

Damon