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Windows Mobile Application Names
By Chris De Herrera, Copyright 2005-2007
 Version 1.00  Revised 3/2/2007

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New Names for Applications

With every new release Microsoft has decided to rename many the applications on the Pocket PC.  This article covers the old and new names to make it easier for you to understand the new naming.  Also, at a glance you can see the applications released with each version.

Windows Mobile 6/6.1 Windows Mobile 5.0 Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC 2002 Pocket PC 2000
ActiveSync ActiveSync ActiveSync ActiveSync ActiveSync ActiveSync
Calculator Calculator Calculator Calculator Calculator Calculator
Calendar Calendar Calendar Calendar Calendar Calendar
Contacts Contacts Contacts Contacts Contacts Contacts
n/a Download Agent n/a n/a n/a n/a
Excel Mobile Excel Mobile Pocket Excel Pocket Excel Pocket Excel Pocket Excel
File Explorer File Explorer File Explorer File Explorer File Explorer File Explorer
n/a n/a n/a n/a Infrared Receive Infrared Receive
Internet Explorer Mobile Internet Explorer Internet Explorer Internet Explorer Internet Explorer Internet Explorer
Internet Sharing n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
n/a n/a Microsoft Reader Microsoft Reader Microsoft Reader Microsoft Reader
Messaging Messaging Messaging Inbox Inbox Inbox
Notes Notes Notes Notes Notes Notes
OneNote Mobile n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pictures & Video Pictures & Video n/a n/a n/a n/a
Windows Live Messenger Pocket MSN MSN Messenger MSN Messenger MSN Messenger n/a
PowerPoint Mobile PowerPoint Mobile n/a n/a n/a n/a
Search Search Find Find Find Find
Solitaire Solitaire Solitaire Solitaire Solitaire Solitaire
Tasks Tasks Tasks Tasks Tasks Tasks
Remote Desktop Mobile Terminal Services Client Terminal Services Client Terminal Services Client Terminal Services Client n/a
Windows Media Windows Media Windows Media Windows Media Windows Media Windows Media
Windows Update n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Word Mobile Word Mobile Pocket Word Pocket Word Pocket Word Pocket Word

Yellow is where a new application has been introduced
Green is where an application has been renamed

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