Choosing a PDA - Windows Mobile/Pocket PC
Windows Mobile has gone through a number of evolutions since its introduction, and with them a series of name changes. Early users of this platform still often refer to it as Windows CE or Pocket PC, even though Microsoft no longer uses this branding. During this time the list of manufacturers has also changed (Microsoft only produces the operating system and relies on other companies to make the actual devices), with Casio, Toshiba, and Dell having entered and left the market.
Today, the leading manufacturers of Windows Mobile devices include only a handful of commonly known names like Hewlett-Packard and Palm, along with a fairly long list of lesser-known manufacturers like Audiovox and HTC that build smartphone devices using this operating system for various cellular carriers.
- Large third-party medical software library
- User interface similar to Windows desktop
- Variety of standalone PDA and smartphone models available
- Not compatible with computers using Mac OS
- Not all smartphones have touchscreens, which can limite softare compatibility
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