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Archive for April, 2008

Text input problem with some HTC Windows Mobile devices

Posted by TLogix on April 23, 2008

During the development of myNotes, I came across a nasty problem on some of the HTC smartphones. When using the QWERTY keyboard, certain keys don’t work at all, they only return a function key instead of the alphanumeric character. For example, when I pressed on U key, instead if return the U character,  the key only returned the Arrow Up, that made the focus shift to the previous text box.

The only workaround is enabling multiline input mode on text boxes which requires a lot of navigation back and forth between the data entry window and the full screen editor window.

However after poking around various forums (MSDN, XDA developer, Howard’s, etc), I found out that updating the ROM on the problematic devices to the latest version will usually fix this. It seems that HTC has left a bad implementation of IME on some of their phones. Personally, my HTC SMT 5800 works fine after updating it to the latest ROM from UTStarcom. I also found on XDA Developer forum an unofficial (ie. use it at your own risk) keyboard driver update for HTC Cavalier here.


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myNotes: my latest project for Windows Mobile Standard

Posted by TLogix on April 22, 2008

 I have just finished a nice utility for Windows Mobile Stardard which allows users to quickly take a few notes or a short memo using their smartphone.


  • Offers simple text editing capability
  • Notes are saved as invidividual text files in \My Documents\myNotes folder
  • Supports both portrait and landscape QVGA resolution smartphones
  • Easy to use
  • It’s free for personal use

Screen shot

Read more about this software and download it on myNotes homepage

Download URL is also available on the software homepage.

Please feel free to leave your comments & suggestions in this post.

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I’m moving in…

Posted by TLogix on April 20, 2008

After spending alot of time looking for a good blog hosting site. I finally settled down at Smartphone: Nuts & Bolts is now ready. Please take a look around and feel free to leave your comments.

Updated April 22, 2008.

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