Windows Mobile Blogging (Part 2)

Over a year ago, I reported here about an experiment in which I wrote a blog entry on a Windows Mobile device. The bottom line was that it could be done, but it was far from ideal and I never did it again.

Well I'm back, and it's a bit easier this time around.

First, I'm using an HTC Universal Pocket PC Phone which has a more reasonable keyboard for typing (although I still wouldn't want to have to type out a whole book on it.)

Second, I'm using the latest Opera Browser for Windows Mobile. This Browser is $24, but does an excellent job of replicating the feel of a desktop. It supports multiple windows and JavaScript, so for example, I'm able to launch the "spell check" tool of the blogging engine used by the magazine.

Another thing that made it easier is the PQzII keyboard helper that allows me to use CTRL-C and CTRL-V (among other features) to save time editing.

I still won't be using the Pocket PC as my primary Blogging Device, but I most likely will use it more than once a year now.

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