Operating System Choices: Pocket PC, Pocket PC 2002, Pocket PC 2003:

Operating System Choices: Pocket PC, Pocket PC 2002, Pocket PC 2003:

Post by Geoffrey H » Sun, 04 Jan 2004 11:34:43


Hello All...

I have a i700 which shows the words "Pocket PC" on the front. However, the
operating system says "Pocket PC 2002" when I check it on the handheld. Now
I see that there is an operating system called "Pocket PC 2003".

Is this something (Pocket PC 2003) I can upgrade to (purchase?) or is the
hardware only built for one version of Pocket PC? It already is running
Pocket PC 2002 - but shows Pocket PC on the front.

If anyone can clarify this for me or make recommendations on the best course
of action (concerning operating systems), I would certainly appreciate it.

Thanks for listening, as well as for any assistance you can lend.

Geoff Hacker

Tampa Florida
 
 
 

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Post by Tedd Rigg » Sun, 04 Jan 2004 12:20:10

Geoff,
Yes you are running basically Pocket PC 2002, except its the phone version.
None of the PDA/Phones that are on the market that I know of have the 2003
version, but I am sure it will be a upgrade before to long.

In the real world, its pretty hard to tell PC 2002 from PC2003, there really
are not any major changes to it, more cosmetic I think then anything. Plus
at the moment, you have a wider base of software that will run on the 2002
version that has not been updated for the 2003 version as from what I have
heard, many are waiting for Pocket PC 2004. Which I have zero real info on,
just mainly rumors. You do have a nice phone ! That one is number one seller
here and the local stores (Verizon) sell out of it very fast.
Tedd

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Post by Colin Nowe » Mon, 05 Jan 2004 00:44:08


version.

Not true, at least here in the UK anyway...

The CD that came with my O2 XDA II reads:

"Pocket PC 2003 PremPhone GSM w/ Outlk 2002"

Colin
 
 
 

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Post by Tedd Rigg » Mon, 05 Jan 2004 00:49:47

Colin,
Since the person was in the USA, I did not include the O2 XDA II which is
somewhat of a "up in the air" phone that T-Mobile might be selling, it seems
some months they say it will be around soon, other times no.

I was not aware of the Pocket PC 2003 Prem. offered on any phone, you are
the first I have heard from on this as that is a very large complaint here
in the USA is why do the new phones not have 2003.

Your lucky, the GSM market for years has been ahead of us, we have far too
many "standards"
Thanks for the update also !
Tedd

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Post by Colin Nowe » Mon, 05 Jan 2004 01:39:04

You're most welcome Tedd.

To be honest, I was also suprised to get Outlook 2002 since the previous PDA
I had from HP (an iPaq 5450) only came with Outlook 2000 and yet the PDA I
had before that (from pre-HP Compaq - a 3970) actually came with Outlook
2002 aswell (w/PPC 2000!)

Maybe some of the companies are just too tight-arsed to pay the MS license
fees... ;-)

I wish they'd all make up their minds as to what the "standard" should be
worldwide actually... (as you rightly pointed out...) The type of phone
system shouldn't matter a jot to the OS and bundled software IMHO...

Colin




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Post by Tedd Rigg » Mon, 05 Jan 2004 01:57:52

y feeling is their is a big difference between Compaq iPaqs and HP iPaqs
which surprise me as I always think of HP as very high quality. Yes my old
Compaq iPaq 3630 came with Outlook 2002 and a great manual on CD that I
think was about 300 pages.
With my new HP ipaq 4355 it did at least come with Outlook 2002, but a very
short (like the quick set-up) manual about the unit. And for some reason,
even thou all iPaqs are made of plastic. The Compaq ones look and feel more
like metal then the HP's. But I cannot complain on the 4355, it works great
in everything I have tried and has a great screen.

Oh I agree on the phones all the way. My family is from Norway and I am
always amazed when I go back home to see everyone with a cell phone and the
rates are much cheaper then here. We got sidetracked with deciding to go,
TDMA, AA_TDMA (adaptive access TDMA did not last) ,CDMA. PCS, two versions
of analog and also two frequencies..that adds up to eight versions...You are
lucky with GSM1 and GSM2 !
Tedd

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