Windows Mobile

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Windows Mobile

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

(2) (upper case Mobile) Microsoft's first platform for handheld devices. Windows Mobile debuted in 2000 for the Pocket PC as Windows CE, which was the underlying operating system. In 2003, the Windows Mobile brand was introduced. Some 50 million Windows Mobile devices were sold, and during its heyday, most phones were manufactured by HTC. See Windows CE, Pocket PC, Windows Phone and KIN.

Windows Mobile featured small-screen versions of Office and other Microsoft applications along with third-party apps from the Windows Marketplace for Mobile online store. In 2010, Windows Mobile was superseded by Windows Phone, which offered a dramatic change in style and features. Following are the Windows Mobile categories.

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

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

Standard
A non-touchscreen smartphone platform. Formerly the Microsoft Smartphone platform.

Automotive
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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According to Pantech, the Curitel-branded PH-S8000T phone is based on Intel's XScale Bulverde processor and the operating system from Microsoft's Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition. It features an MP3 player and a 1.3 megapixel camera.
OPERATING SYSTEM: Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition
Microsoft's current Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition supports high resolution, VGA displays in landscape mode with data entry possible using either the touch screen or a Qwerty keyboard.
The operating system is the new Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition for Smartphones, which adds a number of capabilities to those found in the first edition, including support for varying screen sizes and orientations, and the ability to customise the home screen.
It will run Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition and have the ability to switch on the fly between portrait and landscape modes thanks to the dual-hinged design.
Gates delivered a vision-based conference keynote and announced a technology pre-alpha, preview edition of Visual Studio 2005, due tomorrow, along with the launch of Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition and Speech Server 2004.
The Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition operating system, launched yesterday, features APIs that automatically re-orientate an application's interface to either vertical or horizontal screen, without need for re-programming by the developer.