that's an interesting finding. In most minds (including my own), the "Pocket "
in "Pocket PC" stands for a somewhat smaller, maybe more feature limited PC and
indeed - even with today's Windows Mobile ARM CPUs up to 600 MHz and more,
Windows Mobile Pocket PCs aren't designed to replace a PC but to
supplement a PC while on the go.
But interesting enough, yesterday my Pocket PC showed me and E-Mail which failed
to be shown on my full featured PC's Outlook 2007.
I got a replay from a company regarding a question I had and the reply I
received on my PC only showed me my original text (the pixilated text bellow)
but not the expected answer from the sender (green highlighted space which was
So I thought it was a mistake and the replying party hit the send button
accidentally before writing a single word. So I decided to reply to let the
sender know that I haven't received anything meaningful but thankfully I didn't
because I had to leave for a meeting.
While I was on the way to the meeting, I've checked my E-Mails again - this time
from my Windows Mobile smartphone and I stumbled across the previously mentioned
E-Mail when I decided to quick-reply from my smartphone and I couldn't believe
what I was seeing there: The E-Mail, which doesn't contained any further text on
my PC, contained the missing answer on my Windows Mobile device:
I have no idea why a "Pocket PC" smartphone shows me the answer while my
fully featured Outlook 2007 decided not to show anything but it's interesting to
see how different the same E-Mail appears on different devices.
And now I also know why Windows Mobile's Outlook isn't called Pocket Outlook
anymore but Outlook Mobile. It might not features the latest and greatest
enhancements but it does what I expect from an E-Mail program: Showing received
E-Mails (and thanks to HTML support it shows the E-Mails even better now).
Cheers ~ Arne