Daylight Savings Time (DST) Update for Samsung Blackjack and Windows Mobile Devices
With the “Energy Policy Act of 2005” in which Daylight Saving Time was MOVED UP 3 whole weeks to March 11th this year *AND* the fact that we’re going to change back 1 week LATER than usual – the 1st Sunday of November (November 4, 2007) vs. the last Sunday of October — I now have to deal with it on my Windows Mobile device, the Cingular Samsung Blackjack i607.
They say that I have to do it sooner than later and it has to be compeltely done at once, otherwise appointments that I set-up pre-DST-time-change and pre-software-update may affect how they’re scheduled post-software-update and post-DST-time change with various combinations of scenarios like if you pass March 11th, but didn’t do the update yet, and then create an event in the calendar, and then do the software update, etc, etc. The problems in appointment scheduling can be a headache that haunts you in the future
|Changes in DST will cause the following problems for Windows Mobile powered devices in the U.S. and Canada unless the updated detailed above are applied:|
|Impact between March 11, 2007
and April 1, 2007
|Impact between October 28, 2007
and November 4, 2007
Microsoft has a bunch of patches to take care of it on your desktop. And now they’ve issued instructions for how to deal with it on your Windows Mobile smartphone / cell phone device. . .
This is where things get a little tricky since you basically have to take care of 3 separate updates:
- Windows (Vista or XP) DST update on your PC
- Microsoft Outlook Time Zone Tool Update
- Update Windows Mobile for the alteration in DST change schedule
Good luck & may the Force B With U. Let me know how you fare or problems you encounter by posting a comment.