Well this seems to work

It took some fiddling, but i got moBlog to work. from what i see, the only real limitation is windows mobiles crappy excuse for a keyboard. touchscreen is ok but when the keyboard doesnt show wich key you are tapping, you are bound to make mistakes. any tips on software keyboard for win mobile 6.1 will be greatly appreciated

Going back a step

In my previous post, I railed some at the
people at spotify for not providing a client
for the windows mobile. I then got a mail
from a reader that wanted to know where to
get the “hacked together” client. I dare say that
the client does not look like something thats
hacked together but rather like a piece of
software that can be a complement to my phone.

The program is called “mySpot” and can be
found here:
on the XDA Developers site. It lacks
some things such as spotify’s own
“offline listen”  but hey, if you have a good
dataplan or access to a wifi, whats the problem?

This is however NOT a free ticket to premium
spotify, you will still need to have a premium
account to be able to access it from your mobile, but still.

The development on this seems to have been progressing faster then spotify’s own development
for a windows mobile client, and they have, hopefully, more then a single programmer
AND access to the source code to use as reference. The guy who has made this program
probably reverse engineered the spotify client for PC to get this together and frankly,
theres a lot of cudos for him in this.

Soooo, Spotify, hows things going?

And I dont mean that in a general sense, because there is something specific that I want. When can I get this?!?
Namely Spotify for my cell phone. The image you see here is of a Samsung Omnia I900
that uses Windows Mobile 6.1 One of the pretty easy OS’es to code for really, however
I am guessing that Microsoft has some fingers in the game in all of this wich makes
it harder for the guys at spotify to create a client for it. But come on, can easily, in my
circle of friends, count 5 that has windows based cellphones just because we dont want to
A: Get shafted by Apple and locked down to them to be able to use any software or B:
Simply the feel of the Windows Mobile that you have gotten used to.

However, now spotify is available for Android, Iphone and Symbian. How about
giving me the excuse to get my premium account? Right now the only difference
between the 99 SEK version and free version for me is that 1 contains commercials
and the other dont. So, for me theres not really a viable thing to put my money
into since even with the commercials, its still better then radio.

I dont really see the pain in getting something ready from spotify to windows mobile
systems, seeing that there are actually people that has made their own applications
that does just that. Stream to your windows mobile phone. It still requires premium
account and I can live with that, I still think its weak that the inhouse programmers
is slower then someone who does not have direct access to the source code tho, and
that is what really gets me going.

Iphone this and Iphone that.

Oh my GOD! I am getting so fed up with the hype surrounding Iphone.
It’s a mobile phone from apple. So what? Ok, lets get my view straight
from the onset. The Iphone as a really awesome flow, just because
the hardware is made for the software and they are locked to eachother.
So, naturally, it flows nice and easy compared to many other phones
and the same can be said about apples computers. But really….

Does it need huge headlines? I personally dont think so. I am not
a Mac Fanboi, neither am I one of those that need to have a gadget
just “because its so cool” to have one. The reason I would want an
fruitphone would be that it has a little better capabilities when it comes
to the extra functions. Right now I have a HTC Touch. First edition, so
its a little slow and it runs out of memory when I surf, but I know about
this and expect it. However, I am eyeballing the new HTC Touch HD
(A.K.A Blackstone).

I know, I know. It has Windows Mobile on it. However, that is ONE
of the many reasons. You see, I have all my ebooks in Microsoft .lit
format, wich, albeit is a locked format, but its pleasant to read, and
well, im comfortable with it. And seeing how much of a PDA this thing
is, I already have a score of different software that I use on a daily
basis that can still be used on that phone. Nifty huh?

Now, just to annoy some of the people out there, heres a comparison
of the BlackStone contra Iphone3G: (click image for larger version)