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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "Windows Mobile"?

Windows Mobile is Microsoft's platform for PDAs and smartphones. Windows Mobile 5 is the successor to the 2003 edition of the platform. Windows Mobile 6, codenamed "Crossbow", is the release slated for the Spring of 2007. The platform generally comes in 3 flavors: Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition, and Smartphone. Pocket PC (PPC) is for PDA devices, PPC Phone Edition is for PDAs with phone functionality, and Smartphone is for devices that lack a touch screen and are more phone-centric in functionality.

Also known as: "Crossbow", "Windows Mobile 5", "Windows Mobile 6", "WM5", "WM6"

Referred to by: AKU, i-mate, Media Transfer Protocol, Microsoft, Operating System

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