Windows Mobile Device Naming

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Posted Dec 29, 2009 7:48:11 AM by DecisionPoint Team & filed under

windows-mobile-611In our Dec. 22nd post I provided an overview of Windows Mobile 6.1 features. Today I thought I’d provide more information about the device naming scheme that Microsoft introduced after the release of Windows Mobile 6 for handheld devices running Windows. I know this change left many confused, so I thought a quick review would help.

The following chart explains the differences between each type of device and their current and former names:


Windows Mobile Name Touchscreen Phone Former Name
Windows Mobile Classic Device YES NO Pocket PC
Windows Mobile Standard Device NO YES Smartphone
Windows Mobile Professional Device YES YES Pocket PC Phone Edition
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