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VIDEO PREVIEW: See how the new Pocket PC 2003 OS looks like
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 23.06.03 - 06:00:00 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 12458x
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Microsoft's Pocket PC 2003 - codename "Ozone" - was recently released and I'm happy to give you a video sneak preview of Microsoft latest Pocket PC operating System.

Unlike the upgrade from Pocket PC to Pocket PC 2002, Pocket PC 2003 is based on a complete new underlying core - Windows CE .NET 4.2. This means it's not just an upgrade as before but a complete new Pocket PC version which will offer some new features and clear up bugs found in the previous versions.

This will include a new Connection Manager as well as built-in support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, encouraging licensees to integrate these into their handhelds. Also Pocket PC 2003 will support Intel's XScale CPUs better then Pocket PC 2002 before.

Another important upgrade the Pocket Internet Explorer received which was completely rewritten and contains new features. Now it supports XHTML, CSS, JavaScript 5.5, animated GIFs, and improved performance.

Pocket PC 2003 will also include support for SMS and there will be an MMS plug-in for the Inbox as well as signature support. However, these SMS and MMS features wont be part of the standard Pocket PC edition but is expected for Pocket PC Phone Edition devices only.

Also new is the Windows Media Player 9 which was also rewritten and plays videos without the annoying drop-outs or delays.

See now how the major applications of Pocket PC 2003 will looks like (Apple QuickTime Player required):

Virtual Pocket PC 2003 Video Tour

Pocket PC 2003 General Overview        Pocket PC 2003 Settings Overview

Pocket PC 2003 Pocket Outlook            Pocket PC 2003 Inbox and PIE

The fist Pocket PC 2003 devices can be expected to be released soon. In theory, most Pocket PC 2002s will be able to be upgraded as all Pocket PC 2002 devices includes an flashable ROM as well as work with StrongARM or XScale CPUs. However, it's up to the OEMs to offer an upgrade or not.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by bluey on 10.09.03 - 23:58:20

I was wondering if a PDA equiped with Pocket PC 2003 also has the "call/sms" features of the Pocket PC 2003 Phone Edition?

Posted by Arne Hess on 11.09.03 - 11:02:47

@bluey: No, a PPC 2003 without Phone Edition doesn't has SMS or phone features. You still need 3rd party apps like Running Voice GSM.

Posted by bluey on 11.09.03 - 18:08:36

Ok, thanks for your reply.

grtz,

bluey

Posted by Leonidas Euripide Savvides on 06.10.03 - 10:14:54

I plan to purcase a PDA/Phone well "Windows Pocket PC 2003 Phone Edition" come or not to market ? All windows applications(mainly small in size) for windows 95 to XP are compatible with "Windows Pocket PC 2003" ?

Answer ASAP VIA EMAIL  .......

info@l-computers.com

Posted by Leonidas Euripide Savvides on 06.10.03 - 10:16:42

I plan to purcase a PDA/Phone well "Windows Pocket PC 2003 Phone Edition" come or not to market ? All windows applications(mainly small in size) for windows 95 to XP are compatible with "Windows Pocket PC 2003" ?

Posted by Mark on 23.02.04 - 21:39:42

I've got an old HP Jornada 545 with the original Windows Pocket PC.  HP doesn't offer an upgrade.  Anyone know where I can go to upgrade to Pocket PC 2002 or 2003?

Posted by TheMadman on 15.10.04 - 14:31:10

[4] No, w.32 or i386 applications do not work in the PPC enviornment. Just because it has the windows logo doesent mean its windows. however using a dos emulator you can get some dos based apps to run on PPC but thats not really usefull to most of us.

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