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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Windows Embedded Handheld

Windows Phone 7 turned out to be a pain for the companies, which already invested a lot in mobile solutions based on Windows Mobile especially those positioned in the B2B market. Windows Phone 7 provides appealing UI and great potential for the end user. However it turned out that it is not suitable to target some very important scenarios required when dealing with B2B solutions.

I just found that Microsoft announced new mobile operating system called Windows Embedded Handheld , which is intended to fill the gap between the personal operating system and the requirements found in some of the specific industrial

.... The first such investment will be a new operating system called Windows Embedded Handheld, which will be targeted specifically at the enterprise handheld device market. This new operating system is based on Windows Mobile 6.5 and will use same the familiar development tools (Visual Studio 2008) and SDK as Windows Mobile 6.5 to provide compatibility with the hardware, software and applications used in the enterprise. By building on the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform, Windows Embedded Handheld devices will provide compatibility with existing and future line-of-business (LOB) applications written for Windows Mobile 6.x.

Windows Embedded Handheld will also meet enterprise requirements around integrating with existing IT infrastructure like Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint as well as incorporate the device management and security functionality necessary for enterprise devices. Support for multiple ARM processor types, a wide range of input methods, and several screen sizes and resolutions will make Windows Embedded Handheld a flexible solution to power the wide range of enterprise handheld devices used today.

New features in Windows Embedded Handheld will include Office Mobile 2010 and a support lifecycle to meet the needs of enterprise customers. OEMs will have access to the Windows Embedded Handheld bits by the end of 2010 to start building new solutions.


1 comment:

Vladimorka said...

Now you will have another toy to play with :-)