Now let's compare the Windows Mobile Products:
- Pocket PC: Data-centric device- touch screen and stylus, integrated qwerty, applications platform
- Smart phone: Phone-centric device -- one-handed navigation, keypad, applications platform
The synchronization methods of the Microsoft mobile solutions are: manual, always-up-to-date (AUTD), mobile schedule or desktop synchronization only.
BlackBerry is a brand name, the same way people say Xerox for copies and Kleenex for facial tissue. Many times, people ask for a BlackBerry because of what it means. Do I believe Microsoft has feasible mobile products -- of course. Look into the various options to deploy a mobile solution, and I believe you will find solution and supportable options through the Windows Mobile platform.
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This was first published in September 2005