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Mike Temporale
12-20-2005, 07:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.presse-citron.net/?2005/12/17/503-how-to-handle-podcasts-with-a-windows-mobile-smartphone' target='_blank'>http://www.presse-citron.net/?2005/12/17/503-how-to-handle-podcasts-with-a-windows-mobile-smartphone</a><br /><br /></div><i>"If you own a Windows Mobile Smartphone/PDAphone such as for example the Imate SP5 (aka Qtek 8310) or Qtek 9100, following this little guide of mine, you can handle podcats exactly the same way you should with an iPod, while benefitting from the true advantages of podcasting"</i><br /><br />If you've been looking for a better way to handle your ThoughtCasts (also known as Podcasts ;) ) on your Windows Mobile device, then you might want to give this How-To a once over. It looks and sounds pretty easy, so if you try it, let us know how things work out. :)

12-20-2005, 10:00 PM
Or you can run a podcatcher on your device! Here are a few examples of MS Mobile podcatchers:

FeederReader (http://www.feederreader.com/) - PocketPC
egress (http://www.garishkernels.net/egress.html) - PocketPC
PocketRSS (http://www.happyjackroad.net/pocketpc/pocketRSS/pocketRSS.asp)- PocketPC
Skookum (http://www.handango.com/PlatformProductDetail.jsp?productType=2&amp;optionId=1_11_2&amp;jid=BA67D35FF7977F3F5AXXF1322C25E4X4&amp;platformId=11&amp;siteId=1&amp;osId=698&amp;productId=162758&amp;sectionId=0&amp;catalog=110&amp;txtSearch=ipod&amp;pc=list%5B1%5D_title) - Smartphone
smartFeed (http://www.smartfeed.org) - PocketPC and Smartphone

...and there is one called beatstream or something like that, but I could not find a link. There may be others that I have missed as well.

So there are several options to get the capabilities of a podcatcher directly on your device w/o having to tether to a PC and that IS true mobility!

-kevin, author smartFeed

Kris Kumar
12-21-2005, 01:35 AM
Sorry off-topic: Has anyone tried the iTunes video on their Smartphone. I would like to try out Monk episodes on my Smartphone.

Mike Temporale
12-21-2005, 02:26 AM
Or you can run a podcatcher on your device!

True enough. The only problem I see with running one on my device, is the download times for a large Podcast. It's certianly not as fast as a PC with a highspeed connection.

On the flip side, it saves a lot of hassle in transfering content around. ;)