Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Determining Broadcom vs Microsoft Bluetooth Stack on PPC

I was always under the impression that Smartphone used the Microsoft bluetooth stack and PocketPC used the Broadcom stack, but this isn't true!

OEMs for PocketPC can use any stack, so some PPC devices still use the Microsoft stack.

To determine this at runtime try loading the broadcom dll:


HINSTANCE hInst = LoadLibrary(L"btsdkce50.dll");

If this fails then try the microsoft bluetooth APIs...!

Sunday, 9 December 2007

TrakAx Video Mixing Application Is Released!

I've been lucky to be involved in the development of the new Highandes TrakAx video mixing application for Windows Smartphones and PocketPC devices.

This has got to be one of the most powerful mobile video editing applications, taking phone content such as music, pictures, videos you can mix them together with effects to create a video to MMS, Email or save to your device to show your friends!

Heres a quick mix I made on my S710 (E650) 200Mhz phone from a recent skiing trip:

video

All mixed from the hotel bar afterwards!


A must for all Windows mobile phone owners!


See http://www.trakax.com/ for more information including a 7 day free trial!