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windows mobile 5: smartphone OS vs Pocket PC OS


Jan 23, 2007, 9:31 AM
In looking for a new phone, I thought that there was just plain 'ol WM5... but now i'm starting to see people say "WM5, Smartphone" and "WM5, PPC"

Is there really a difference? Are there different "types" of the WM5 platform?

Feb 19, 2007, 5:05 PM
Yes, there are differences between the two. "Smartphone" edition is more of a stripped down version of the "Pocket PC" one. For example, it can view Office files, but cannot edit them. It cannot copy and paste text. The devices also do not have touch screen support. These are devices such as the Motorola Q, Samsung BlackJack, etc. There are also far fewer 3rd party applications for the Smartphone edition.
Bottom line- the Smartphone edition can do 90% of what the PPC edition can do. It just leaves out features that power users need such as Copy and Paste, Office document creation, etc.

Feb 19, 2007, 6:37 PM
WM5 is super watered down, man. If you are going to go spend that much money on a phone, go all the way and get the full edition. You won;t be dissapointed, ad the possibilities are nearly limitless. Check out ppcwarez.org to see what some people have been able to their WM5 PPC OS.

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