Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:11 UTC
Google Once upon a time, in a land, far, far away, there were two mobile operating systems. One of them was designed for mobile from the ground up; the other was trying really hard to copy its older, desktop brother. One was limited in functionality, inflexible and lacked multitasking, but was very efficient, fast, and easy to use. The other had everything and the kitchen sink, was very flexible and could multitask, but had a steep learning curve, was inconsistent, and not particularly pretty.
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What could you do with Winmo only ?
by benoitb on Wed 21st Dec 2011 17:31 UTC
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Hello Thom, I don't comment often but I'm genuinely interested: what could you do with Windows Mobile that you can't do with Android nowadays ?

I have trouble accepting part of your article :
"Windows Mobile, on the other hand, could be very confusing, was inconsistent, and had a far steeper learning curve. At the same time, its flexibility still isn't matched by Android (let alone by iOS). You can literally do everything with Windows Mobile. Back when Apple was still busy trying not to die, and Google was a search engine, I was using my Windows Mobile PDA with wifi to connect to SAMBA networks to stream Futurama episodes from my server, while browsing the web and sending out emails."

I have been using windows ce since version 2.0 on a HP 320 LX (quite old gear), then on a Casio EM505 Pocket PC, Ipaq 3630, powerful Asus A620 in 400MHz glory and a HTC smarpthone P3600. I also briefly owned a HD2. So I've experienced every version of windows mobile from CE2.0 to WM6.5. And I liked it very much before Android was brought to life.

However since I've owned a HTC Dream, I haven't really been looking back. During the 1st year, there were some lacks of functionnality but I fail to see nowadays what Android lacks agains Windows Mobile PDAs or smartphone (considering 3.0->6.5, not considering WP7).

Edited 2011-12-21 17:34 UTC

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