Benefits of Window Mobile
As more and more people start using mobile phones, smart phones and PDAs anywhere and at anytime, mobile devices have become a reality in business applications. But unfortunately, the design and implementation of mobile applications is still not straightforward and easy. In addition to this, decision makers usually are not able to easily estimate the risk of a project due to the difficulties to compare the various capabilities of existing software platforms for mobile devices. Other than this, the design and implementation of user interfaces for mobile devices and applications is very different from what is done for desktop PCs due to the different form factors and context of use.
Microsoft offers Windows Mobile which extends the familiarity of the Windows desktop to Windows phones. Windows Mobile is based on Windows Embedded CE and supports the .NET Compact Framework.
You can build innovative and interesting applications for mobile devices by utilizing the Windows Mobile platform. The platform offers features such as data connectivity that is seamless and has enhanced security with rich API support for Bluetooth and the Pocket Outlook Object Model (POOM). This platform provides an extensive range of programming models that includes native code, managed code, and mobile web development and device resources such as multithreading.
Some of the advantages of Window Mobile platform are as follows:
Multi-tasking: Windows Mobile is an excellent multi-tasking platform. Win Mobile automatically changes memory allocation based on the needs of each app, and if the system memory starts to get stretched thin, the OS shuts down background tasks automatically.
User Interface: Windows Mobile provides touchscreen support, touch controls, consistent navigation, and responsive user interface besides other sleek user interface features. There are third party shells already available that turn a Win Mobile phone into a user customizable interface, like Spb Mobile Shell Shell That means that Window Mobile phone owners have the option to put a sophisticated interface on their phone, and customize it to fit the way they prefer to work.
Computer Desktop Sync: Many consumers need a simple way to keep the phone’s contacts, calendars, tasks and email in sync with their desktop environment. For millions, this means syncing the phone with Outlook on the desktop. Windows Mobile wins in this scenario, hands down. It is designed from the ground up to integrate with both Exchange Servers in the corporate world, and with Outlook environments on the desktop
Application Verifier: Application Verifier provides application analytical features at run time to monitor for leaks of all sorts, including memory leaks, handle leaks, and leaks of GDI objects.
Window Mobile 6.5 has been released recently with some new features like new services e.g. myPhone service, Window Live service and added support for digital TV tuner and display of HDTV content for 480×854 and 480×864 pixels at 192 dpi.