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Pocket PC 2003: Which devices are upgradeable and where to get the upgrade from?
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 24.06.03 - 12:50:33 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 10599x
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Many of you might want to know how to upgrade your Pocket PC 2002 or Pocket PC Phone Edition device to Pocket PC (Phone Edition) 2003 - right? ;-)

Microsoft compiled a great FAQ which covers most questions:

Why upgrade your Pocket PC 2002 to Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC?
Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC builds on Microsoft's thought leadership for mobile devices, ushering in a new operating systems that improves the wireless experience, enables great messaging and extends the media experience. Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC enhances your ability to communicate and to send, receive and manage data while mobile. With additional security, an improved Pocket Internet Explorer, a new picture-viewing application, a new version of Windows Media Player and enhancements to the core personal information management functionality, this new version of Pocket PC offers a rich and powerful user experience.

It also includes some links to OEM upgrade sites:

Just a word regarding Pocket PC Phone Edition upgrades: it can be also expected that O2, T-Mobile and other carriers will offer upgrades since upgrading existing hardware to a new software is cheaper for carriers then subsidizing complete new hardware. But you might have to give them a little bit time for the upgrades.
However, don't install another upgrade than the one from your carrier on your Phone Edition. This can cause problems with the bandwidth selection; for instance if you try to install a GSM 900/1800 MHz version (used in Europe and Asia) on a GSM 900/1900 MHz version (used in North America).

Cheers ~ Arne

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