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#3916 21-Apr-2005 17:47
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I am probably getting confused with some other thing, but are Microsoft going to be releasing a new version of Pocket PC OS anytime soon??

Seeing as I'm up for a new one I'd rather get new OS if it's close

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#14298 21-Apr-2005 17:50
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There seems to be signs that may be a new OS announcement, but it usually takes sometime for mobile devices manufacturers to come with new models using a new version.

Sorry if I can't be more specific, but I'm bound by a NDA.




 

 

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  #14299 21-Apr-2005 17:57
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Ok so if they release an OS tomorrow (hypothetical obviously)
roughly how long will it take to see devices do you think??

I'm prepared to wait a couple of months

One more question, is the software upgradeable. I have seen some topics about upgrading from 2002 when the 2003 edition came out, will this be the case again??

I'm guessing not, but we can only hope..... excuse my ignorance but what you mean by
"Bound by a NDA"
I presume this means you work for MS in some fashion and can't leak info

 
 
 
 


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#14301 21-Apr-2005 18:08
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It may be that some manufacturer is working on this already - but really who knows? It could have a device announcement soon after the OS release, or a couple of months later. At this stage it's unknown.

As for udpates, it really depends on each manufacturer. Most will probably tell users to simply buy another device. It's not great, but it happened before. I wouldn't count on any update until there's an announcement from a manufacturer.

NDA means a Non Disclosure Agreement. No, I'm not a MS employee. Being a Microsoft MVP means that I have signed an agreement with Microsoft that gives me sometimes the privilege of receiving some information, but I'm bound by this agreement to not disclose anything until Microsoft do so or authorise me. Pretty standard practice with other companies too.




 

 

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  #14310 22-Apr-2005 09:53
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wm 2005 code named magneto, has already been released by microsoft but hasnt yet been completed by other vendors to suit there pocket pcs but it should be rtm by august this year. A rom has already been leaked by a member of xda devlopers which many people have downloaded and used, it was developed for the himalaya but some say it has worked on other devices.

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#14311 22-Apr-2005 09:56
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I wouldn't touch that leaked version...




 

 

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  #14312 22-Apr-2005 09:59
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yes neither especially if you have a harrier because it has only been released for a gsm phone, but it lets us have a look atgreat screenshots

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  #14313 22-Apr-2005 11:02
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Typically, it takes 4-6 weeks for a new MS mobile OS to appear on standalone PDA's (like IPAQ's), as they are pretty straightforward. Almost always Nth America first.

For mobile devices like Xda.... well, all those radios add lots of complexity!




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  #14319 22-Apr-2005 11:43
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Well considering I'm waiting for the O2 XDAIIi anyway, which is a month or two away..... chances are there might be something out by then anyway, or at least some release dates

Cheers for the info guys

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#14331 22-Apr-2005 16:59
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Xda IIi is a good piece of kit. My UK one works pretty well.





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  #14333 22-Apr-2005 17:32
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that is absolute torture for me to read!.... particularly knowing i can't get one for 2 months

What did you have before that?? Is the XDAIIi I-Mode enabled??

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