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UPDATE: red e SC1100 Smartphone ROM upgrade with major enhancements available
Posted by Arne Hess - on Saturday, 28.06.03 - 17:30:14 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 7452x
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Just received some screenshots from a red e SC1100 Smartphone (the Microsoft Developer Kit terminal) updated to the ROM build 1053 which shows some major updates and improvements.

I really hope that other ODMs, like HTC will follow Compal soon (Compal is the Original Device Manufacture of the SC1100 which is market by everlink wireless as the Microsoft Developer Kit) to include some of the new features and updates as well:

  • Updated MoU table:

    Finally it seems that the latest and correct carrier names are used.
  • "Radio off" is replaced through "Airplane Mode":

    I wonder if this is a change by Compal or from Microsoft?
  • The Windows CE 3.0 Build Version got a major update:

    All HTC Smartphones I've seen so far are using 13.37.
  • Preinstalled into the ROM is a File Explorer now:

    Finally it seems that the ODMs starts to realize that leaving it out of the devices doesn't makes sense.
  • More languages than English only are supported now:

    Nothing against Portuguese but why no support for German also?
  • SIM Manager preinstalled:

    I wonder who made this design? Something HTC terminals already includes.
  • SIM Application Toolkit (SAT) support:

    Since SMS is still the killer data application and SMS Info-Services are widely used and supported, the support of SAT still makes sense. SAT is also already supported by HTC.

Overall the SC1100 got some important updates and improvements. I like the new name for "Radio off", even if I still doubt that a flight attendant will currently accept the use of cell phones in the "Airplane Mode" anyhow. ;-)
Also great is the fact that the SC1100 comes with a File Explorer now while I still wonder which impact the Windows CE Build update has on the overall performance of the whole device.

Cheers ~ Arne

Related Links : [Microsoft Developer Kit] [everlink wireless] Source : [M. Zimmermann]