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Pocket PC OS 2003 released
Posted on 23-Jun-2003 16:03 | Tags Filed under: News


Pocket PC OS 2003 released
Although still two or three weeks away (in New Zealand), the new version of Microsoft's Pocket PC OS, now branded as Windows Mobile 2003, was released today. Brighthand posted reviews on the new HP H2210and the Toshiba E355 models.

It's just a shame that the New Zealand and Australian subsidiaries of HP and others will take their time to release updated versions of their products.

The major improvement in window Mobile 2003 Software is some speed, although not optimised for XScales processors. Better Connection Manager is also one of the highlights.

Here's a list of what's new in this version:

  • Enhanced Connection Manager user interface
  • Zero Configuration connections
  • Improved animated connectivity status icons
  • Improved connectivity bubbles
  • Always-on Bluetooth discoverability
  • Use of Bluetooth modems
  • Bluetooth beaming
  • Auto-correct spelling
  • Auto-suggest in Inbox
  • One-touch turn all radios off
  • 802.1x support
  • Certificate Management UI
  • IPSec/L2TP
  • Support for Multiple VPNs
  • IPv6 support
  • New Today screen
  • Smart Lookup in Contacts
  • Windows CE 4.2 operating systems
  • .NET Compact Framework
  • Enhanced developer support
  • 128-bit encryption strength for Crypto API
  • Improved power management
  • Windows Media Player 9 Series for Pocket PC 2003
  • Plus! Sync & Go
  • Support for Plus! Photo Story
  • Windows Movie Maker 2
  • Pictures
  • New version of Pocket Internet Explorer
  • "Jawbreaker" game
  • vCard and vCal support
  • Inbox signature support
  • New user notifications



  • More information: http://www.brighthand.com...

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