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Windows Mobile 6 Branding
By Chris De Herrera, Copyright 2007
 Version 1.00  Revised 2/20/2007

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Introduction

With Windows Mobile 6, Microsoft has decided to create new brands for Windows Mobile Devices.  This article explains what the new brands are and how the relate to existing devices.

Branding

Microsoft has decide to abandon the Pocket PC and Smartphone branding for Windows Mobile 6 devices.  Here are the new brands: 

  1. Windows Mobile 6 Professional (Formerly known as Pocket PC Phone Edition) - These devices have touch screens and are cell phones.  Some devices may have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth as well as full keyboards.  Their use is designed to be data centric where you can enter text into them quickly.  They also include Office Mobile (including creation and editing of documents).
  2. Windows Mobile 6 Standard (Formerly known as Smartphone) - These devices do not have a touch screen and they are cell phones.  Some devices have a full keyboard as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.  Their use is designed to be a cell phone first with some data entry capabilities.
  3. Windows Mobile 6 Classic (Formerly known as Pocket PC) - These devices have touch screens and they are not cell phones.  Some devices may have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth as well as full keyboards.  Their use is designed to be data centric where you can enter text into them quickly.  They also include Office Mobile (including creation and editing of documents).

Conclusion

Now you know more about the new branding of Windows Mobile 6 devices.  This should help you when you are selecting a device that meets your needs.

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