Mobile Smartphone vs. Pocket PC Phone vs. Windows Mobile

A Windows Mobile Smartphone is a device that runs the Windows Mobile for Smartphones operating system. Unlike Pocket PC Phones, Windows Mobile Smartphones are primarily intended to be used as phones. These devices lack touchscreens, but do have limited PDA-like functionality built-in, including contact management, e-mail and text messaging, web browsing, audio playback and compatibility with smartphone add-on software. Because Pocket PC is larger, they almost always feature more powerful hardware. PPC Phones generally have speedier processors, more onboard memory, larger displays, touchscreen and handwriting input, enhanced multimedia capabilities, more expansion options, and, in some cases, dedicated graphics processors. These differences are important, but arguably not as much so as the main difference between Pocket PC Phones and Windows Mobile Smartphones: software. Windows Mobile for Pocket PC features built-in Office Mobile applications for viewing and editing documents, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, a PC-like tap-to-select interface and a more robust set of customization options.  Windows Mobile for Smartphone lacks all of these features. New mobile era, 2008-2010 With the release of Windows Mobile 6, Microsoft changed the naming scheme for Windows Mobile devices. With Windows Mobile 6, different types of devices still exist, but what we’re supposed to call them has changed. The term “Pocket PC” has been dropped entirely from the Microsoft vocabulary, with new focus on the terms “Windows Mobile” and “Windows Phone.” The Windows Mobile 6 OS comes in three different flavors, one for each of the three device types. The device types now get their names from the type of OS it runs. Windows Mobile 6 Classic The OS for regular of Windows Mobile 6 powered touchscreen PDAs is called Windows Mobile 6 Classic. Devices running Windows Mobile 6 Classic are now supposed to be called Windows Mobile PDAs (what we used to call a Pocket PC). Windows Mobile 6 Professional What we used to call Pocket PC Phones, touchscreen devices with added phone capabilities, are now called Windows Mobile Professional Smartphones since they run Windows Mobile 6 Professional. Yes, we know “Smartphone” used to mean non-touchscreen device in Microsoft-speak, but “smartphone” can now mean either touchscreen and non-touchscreen Windows Mobile Phones.

Windows Mobile 6 Standard

Windows Mobile for Smartphones is now Windows Mobile 6 Standard, and devices running WM6 Standard are called Windows Mobile 6 Standard Smartphones.  These are non-touchscreen devices with an OS similar to WM6 Professional and Classic, but with important differences. Devices running WM6 Standard will not run software designed for the WM6 Professional and Classic touchscreen devices.

We develop for all three platforms.

Microsoft Marketplace

Microsoft took steps to make their Marketplace for Mobile experience even more iTunes-like. They are late but not the last. Dell and Samsung is the next to open their shops. Microsoft has started rolling out its second wave of features for the app stores, including the ability to browse and buy applications from the PC. Now instead of being limited to the cellphone’s small screen, people can view the applications online here. When users choose to buy an app, it’s delivered wirelessly to the customer’s Windows phone – unlike iTunes, which requires you to connect your phone to your PC. The app will install the next time the Windows Marketplace client runs on the device. Marketplace has been extremely active and many of us couldn’t be happier with the reactions from both developers and customers. Microsoft Windows Mobile web site Microsoft Marketplace Adam’s micro app of Random Facts have got 5 stars. This app is available for all MS Mobile 6+ platforms and runs on smartphones and pocket PC-s as well. Download from Marketplace

Welcome to our tech blog

Over the past 30 years, digital technology has been at the center of two of the biggest revolutions of our time: the telecommunications revolution, computer revolution and communications revolution.  These technology waves have forever transformed the way we live our lives, the way we interact with one another and the way we understand the world around us. Nothing remained the same. We, the freelance experts of Weston Digital Solutions, welcome all computer pros and software gurus of South-Florida to join us in providing solutions for businesses, and for local governments and global citizens of the new world. Our average client is going to come to our site looking for help initially, so we decided to use this tech blog.  At least 50% of our customers is do-it-yourself business owner, CTO, project manager or another IT pro. We feel that the simple, clean interface it provides will be more helpful to our partners than a site loaded with graphics, sound, and flash animation. If you are looking for us to design a site for you, we can certainly do those attractive multimedia things. We can be found in Weston, Florida, USA, and on the Twitter, and Facebook…

Teens in Tech Conference 2010

The future is here, senior IT pros. The organizers of Teens in Tech Conference has announced that Google and Intel has stepped in and will be sponsoring the venue for their next conference. They have selected Saturday February 6, 2010. Our young geek, Adam Debreczeni, is one of the keynote speakers of the conference. Continue reading Teens in Tech Conference 2010

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