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Windows Mobile

(1) (lower case "m"obile) Any Windows-based mobile device. See Windows Phone.

(2) (upper case "M"obile) The formal name of Microsoft's first platform for handheld devices, including PDAs, smartphones, portable media players and automobiles. The Windows CE operating system was the foundation of Windows Mobile, and small-screen versions of Office and other Microsoft applications were featured, along with third-party apps (see Windows Marketplace for Mobile).

Windows Mobile smartphones were superseded by Windows Phone, a complete departure (see Windows Phone). Following are the Windows Mobile categories. See Windows CE, Pocket PC and KIN.

A PDA platform without cellular communications; formerly part of Pocket PC.

A touchscreen smartphone platform; formerly the Pocket PC Phone Edition.

A non-touchscreen smartphone platform. Formerly Microsoft's Smartphone platform (upper case "S").

Hands-free cellular for in-vehicle communications and entertainment. See Windows Mobile for Automotive.

Portable Media Center and Zune
Windows Mobile components have been used in Microsoft's Portable Media Center devices, which evolved into the Zune digital media player. See Portable Media Center and Zune.
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Nokia's Lumia series of top-end smartphones is based on Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform, "which will not change," Nokia Lower Gulf general manager Vithesh Reddy told the GDN.
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The Asus M10 combines the enterprise-friendly Windows Mobile platform which is integrated with the latest Microsoft Office 2010 and Garmin's proven navigation, featuring access to Windows Marketplace which offers hundreds of applications right at your fingertips, said a statement.