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As quality excellence expressed a pen type tool which is called a stylus has been used in input commands in windows mobile. The technology that has been commonly used in mobile touch screens was Resistive Touchscreen Technology. Stylus is a compulsory tool in order to input commands. At present Capacitive Sensing Technology has been using where the touchscreen does not needed stylus to sensitise. As a reason of the existence of above touchscreen technology, the modern mobile phones has keyboard as an inbuilt application and devices which has minimal buttons.
Windows Mobile can be considered as the forerunner of windows phone. The turnover from Microsoft Mobile to Windows phone has officially happened in February 2010. This new Operating system is not compatible with windows mobile devices and this leads to end of windows mobile.
Windows Phone 8 is the final version of Windows Mobile. It is the second generation of Windows phone platform. Several versions of Smartphone's operating systems that have been invented by Microsoft are as follows.
As Quality Excellence (no date) suggests research projects originated in 1990 on portable devices with in Windows CE officially began around 1992. User interfaces and OS developed separately at initial stage. The foundation of Windows CE is Windows 95 code. WinPad(later Microsoft At Work for Handhelds) is the team that has developed the user interface. The pen support of the Windows 95 was excellent. However WinPad was unable to complete within the given time due to performance and cost issues. Even though Winpad was unable to release to the public market, Alpha builds were realised which contains many elements of those interfaces.
Pocket PC 2000
As frosters (no date) states Rapier was the original codename of Pocket PC 2000. This was based on Windows CE 3.0. April 19, 2000 is the released date of Pocket PC 2000. It was the introduction of operating system that has been later states as Windows Mobile Operating System which was successfully included in personal digital assistant (PDA) devices. This Palm-Size PC application contains backward compatibility.
Pocket PC 2000 was focused Pocket PC devices. Even though there are several Pocket PC 2000 phones were released and some has the ability to update, still Microsoft does not invent a platform for Smart phones. 240 x 320 (QVGA) is the only resolution supported by this platform. CompactFlash and MultiMediaCard were the two portable storage devices, possible to use in such PCs. At that moment there was no Pocket PC devices that has standardized with a precise CPU architecture. Thus, Pocket PC 2000 contains first standard multiple CPU architecture. SH-3, MIPS, and ARM are those CPUs. Infrared (IR) File beaming capability was established as wireless file transfer technology.
Windows Mobile 2003
As mentioned by Quality Excellence (no date) Windows Mobile 2003, was released on June 23, 2003. This was called as Ozone which is first ever building OS under the mane of Windows mobile. The four editions of the OS are as follows,
Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC Premium Edition
Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC Professional Edition
Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphone
Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC Phone Edition
Final version was developed for Pocket PCs. The device also contains functionality of a phone. The Professional Edition is focused on budget models of Pocket PC. It does not have a set of features that were in the Premium Edition, such as a client for L2TP/IPsec VPNs.
Windows Mobile 2003 was drove by Windows CE 40.20. The device is improved with Bluetooth device management. This enables not only Bluetooth file beaming support but also many other features such as Bluetooth headset support and support for Bluetooth add-on keyboards this includes a pictures application which contains features such as showing, cropping, send, and beaming support was added. Windows Media Player 9.0 is one of the best applications that this phone which has streaming optimization and MIDI file support as ringtones can be considered as another special capability. There are enhanced Pocket Outlook that is email manager and this supports vCard and vCal. Phone Edition contained SMS reply options and enhanced Pocket Internet Explorer.
Windows Mobile 2003 SE
As Ed, P. (2011) states Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, which is called as Windows Mobile 2003 SE was hand over to public on March 24, 2004. This is first existed on the Dell Axim x30. This was the latest version which allowed users to use ActiveSync in order to backup and restore entire device.
Above advancement permits users to shift between Portrait and Landscape styles and presents a one Column blueprint in Pocket Internet Explorer. In order to secure wireless access this contain Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA). Importantly this device supports multiple resolutions such as 240x240, 480x480, VGA (640-480), and 176Ñ…220. This improves graphic intelligibility and the variety of system factors, where Windows Mobile able to perform.
Windows Mobile 5
According to Ed, P. (2011) Magneto which is the nick name of Windows Mobile 5 was out at, May 9-12, 2005 in Conference in Las Vegas by Microsoft's Mobile. It was first presented for Dell Axim x51. Windows Mobile 5 uses .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3 which is an environment for programs established on .NET. As Lightstone Software (no date) states Microsoft Exchange Server Push functionality progresses that driven with Exchange 2003 SP2 is in Windows Mobile 5.0. Vendor/device support With AKU2 software upgrades is required for this. All versions of WM 5.0 devices supported Direct Push. Persistent storage capability enables this devices having longer battery life. Windows-based devices has a trend of using both of RAM and flash memory as their primary storage instead of only depending on RAM which continued in these devices which is an better advanced method that increase efficiency of the devices. The memory is managed as follows using both RAM and Flash memory.
RAM is used for storing frequently accessed data.
flash memory uses for storing all the other data
The OS effortlessly moves data among both as necessary. As a reason of using flash memory for backed up storage, it is highly unlike WM5 devices lose data if power is lost.
Microsoft Office Mobile is one of the valuable applications available for official use. This contain
Excel Mobile with graphing capability
Word Mobile that can draw tables, graphics and include pictures.
Picture and Video package provides enhanced Multimedia Media management and playback. Windows Media Player 10 Mobile is available which manage videos and pictures handle better. Bluetooth support has been enhanced. QWERTY keyboard-support is another important future and a Global Positioning System (GPS) also important facility provided where many applications use this such as in whether applications that can provide whether information on current location. Synchronization speed is improved by 15 % from ActiveSync 4.2. The feature that enable user to insert photos to Contacts is enabled in this platform.
According to Lightstone Software (no date) Windows Mobile 5.0 obliges minimum of 64 MBs of ROM and recommended RAM is 64 MB. The device needs ARM compatible processor such as Samsung and Texas Instruments or Intel XScale or the ARM compatibles to run this OS.