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Symbian vs Windows Mobile | Microsoft OS

Published on: Saturday, March 15th 2008                   Written by: Laurens van Aggelen - Photography by: Mark Peters

Windows Mobile operating system

Windows Mobile operating system

Stable & Fast operating system

If you have used an earlier version of Windows Mobile before, you will be aware of the fact that this operating system of Microsoft took a huge leap. Especially concerning the stability. When stability is at stake, a user will give up on that system immediately. Concerning the speed of the operating system, a lot has been altered. And this becomes clear when you switch between the various applications. Certainly the heavy ones like navigation. You will then notice that the speed has improved tremendously. The main advantage of PDAs with Windows Mobile is the familiarity for consumers using Windows on their notebook or desktop. The user can open and edit Word and Excel applications the same way as he is used to doing on his normal computer.

Microsoft Windows Mobile

Microsoft Windows Mobile

Memory management

Furthermore, version 5.0 ended all criticism on how appointments and contacts had to be inserted. Too many steps had to be made before the appointment or contact was inserted. Also memory management has been strongly improved. All non-Microsoft applications are closed when the user starts a different application. Main differences between the latest and previous version of Windows Mobile are improvements of the security and the fact more possibilities are offered from the device management. It allows for deleting data from a distance, for example when the device is missing or worse, got stolen. Storage-card encryption is used to prevent data from falling into the wrong hands. Third parties can no longer get access to data of others.

 

Windows Mobile 6.0 Email

Windows Mobile 6.0 Email

Exchange mail

Symbian may have a very powerful operating system that offers many advantages; Microsoft's OS offers just a bit more with the introduction of Windows Mobile 6.0 especially on the field of email functionality. Users of Exchange mail are opted to set an automatic out of office reply to the sender of an email on the device itself. Normally you would only be able to use this option on your computer.

Microsoft Mobile E-mail

Microsoft Mobile E-mail

HTML-mail

From the device one can search for specific words in mail messages through the Exchange server. Windows Mobile currently offers additional possibilities like access to HTML-mail, forwarding a meeting request and viewing Windows Life content whereas Symbian doesn't. Thanks to all these possibilities, handsets equipped with Windows Mobile are able to compete with the popular BlackBerry phones in today's business market.

 
 
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