Windows Mobile-based Smartphone is a full-featured mobile phone — in function, form and performance. With Windows Mobile software, customers can easily synchronize their personal information from Outlook® with their device, which saves time and enables easy dialing of contacts. Advanced calling features such as three-way calling and speaker phone are easy to use with the interface.
What really sets Windows Mobile-based Smartphones apart are its one-handed access to the most popular personal information management (PIM) functions,
e-mail and text messaging, Web capabilities, and robust connectivity options, all in a handset comparable in size to today’s mainstream mobile phones.
Windows Mobile software provides familiar versions of software on a handset, which can be easily integrated with users’ desktop PCs, so they can access information while away from home or office. With the use of Exchange 2003 or third party email redirector solutions, users can synchronize their e mail, Calendar and Contacts over the air continually, without ever having to physically connect the phone to a desktop PC. No manual synchronization is necessary (unless they choose to sync Window Mobile software directly to their desktop PC). When people look at their Windows Mobile-based Smartphone, they see current data.
As a result, users can stay in touch with people and information, keep on top of all their messages, and be reminded of appointments throughout the day.
Windows Mobile software for Smartphones delivers a rich set of applications, highly integrated telephony functionality and an open development platform. Mobile professionals will appreciate how much they can do with this phone. During the course of a phone conversation, the user can schedule a meeting and record it in the Calendar, as well as browse for new messages. And a variety of new ring tone playback and development features allows mobile operators and consumers to add new and customized ring tones. Windows Mobile software’s integrated applications allow people to work efficiently while they’re away from their desktop PC, making it a truly personal and powerful mobile phone for both work and personal life.
Information technology (IT) administrators will appreciate the software’s compatibility with a variety of connectivity options, Web and security protocols, and configurations for synchronizing data, which allows them to extend enterprise resources to their mobile work force with little or no user involvement. New support for Microsoft .NET, IPv6 and Bluetooth wireless connectivity help ensure that Windows Mobile 2003 software for Smartphones is the best platform for keeping people with on-the-go lifestyles connected to their information with industry-leading technologies. Similarly, new support for IPSec/L2TP virtual private networking (VPN) connections enables business users to connect to their corporate data securely and swiftly.
Included with Windows Mobile-based Smartphones are all the multimedia features today’s consumers expect, including instant messaging, the ability to send and receive photos, and Windows Media® Player, which lets users listen to music and view videos. Windows Mobile software is also a great platform for games. The Secure Digital/Multimedia Card expansion slot provides storage space for users to further customize their phone with games, hours of music, pictures or video.
Above all, Windows Mobile software is simple to use. It is a mobile phone for the masses that allows users to shop over the Internet, play games, listen to music and organize their lives.
New to Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software now supports QVGA resolution, which means that Smartphone original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can build devices with high-resolution screens, which will offer clearer text, sharper images and the ability to view more content on the same size screen.
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition Software for Smartphones: Standard Features
Windows Mobile-based Smartphones are small and lightweight mobile phones, featuring easy, one-handed dialing and navigation.
Conference calling, speed dial and speakerphone are all available with Windows Mobile- based Smartphones.
As a user dials a phone number or begins to type in a contact name, the Smartdial feature displays possible matches from Contacts, SIM and Call History for fast dialing.
Profiles allow users to adjust the ring volume and other phone settings in one step to accommodate external environments such as noisy work areas, meetings and airplanes.
Every call (including missed calls) is automatically logged with the other party’s name (when the name is in the contact list) and phone number, as well as the date, time and length of the call.
Device lock and subscriber identity module (SIM) lock can be used to help protect a Windows Mobile-based device from unauthorized use or tampering.
Windows Mobile allows users to establish a conference call with multiple parties.
Users can help protect their data by using the PIN feature to lock the keypad; the SIM card also can be locked to block any incoming or outgoing communication on Windows Mobile-based Smartphones.
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition adds Suspend/Resume support for GSM-based Windows Mobile based-Smartphones and Dormant Mode support for CDMA- and Windows Mobile based-Smartphones. When a voice call is placed or answered during an active data session, the data connection is paused during a voice call and resumed immediately after the voice call ends..
End users can now add, delete and edit contacts directly to their SIM while using their Windows Mobile-based device with GSM/GPRS networks.
Alternate line service indicator**
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition includes support for the industry-standard two-line voicemail indicator.
The customizable home screen provides quick access to personal and relevant information such as network information, new-message alerts and meeting reminders, as well a taskbar for easy access to Windows Mobile applications.
Users can download their favorite ring tones from mobile operators or third parties or can use some of the many unique ring tones preloaded on the phone. Users also have the ability to record their own ring tones to WMA, Wav. or Midi formats.
Windows Mobile software has an intuitive, familiar-looking interface that is simple to operate and behaves exactly the way most users would expect it to.
Users can record voice messages, which are sent as e-mail attachments, as an efficient alternative to keying in text messages.
T9 text input
T9 predictive text input to simplify and speed up messaging is included.
MSN Messenger IPv6 support**
MSN Messenger now supports IPv6, allowing users to enjoy enhanced interoperability with other IPv6-based applications and systems.
The Inbox stores e mail, SMS messages, meeting requests and voice mail notifications in one central place and can be configured to support several email accounts. It can be configured to receive e mail over the air from multiple sources, including Exchange Server, IMAP or POP3/SMTP e mail services.
Calling from the contact list
Users can initiate a call or message directly from the contact list, depending on the user-defined default communication method for that contact.
Hot-linked contact information
Not only are all of the fields available on a desktop viewable on but a user also can select any of the contact information within each record to immediately send a message with any available communication method (such as SMS, e-mail or mobile phone number), all with one-click access.
Users have seamless integration between the Calendar on their phone and on their PC. Users also can set audio alerts for appointments and accept or decline calendar invitations.
Memos, shopping lists and other action items can be recorded and kept in a list of Voice Notes.
Users can create, view and track new Tasks on their Windows Mobile-based Smartphone.
Pocket Internet Explorer
Windows Mobile software offers easy access to the Internet, giving users access to traditional Web content and services as well as content tailored to Windows Mobile software and other mobile devices. Windows Mobile software supports XML, HTML and cHTML, xHTML and WAP.
The browser supports numerous security protocols, including Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS), helping enable secure corporate access and online transactions such as shopping.
Extended protocol support**
One Column Browsing
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition includes support for One Column Browsing. One Column Browsing intelligently formats Web pages that users visit with Pocket Internet Explorer into single-column pages, reducing the amount of scrolling needed to view the content.
Windows Media Player
With a plug-in memory card, users can store and play several hours of music. Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software also supports video playback. It also supports MP3, Windows Media Audio (WMA) and Windows Media Video (WMV), and offers the ability to play streaming audio and video.
Support for Windows Media Player 9 Audio and Video and Windows Media Audio (WMA) Ring Tones**
Windows Mobile users can now watch and listen to multimedia content encoded in the Windows Media Player 9 format. Windows Media Audio files can be used as ring tones. WMA ring tones can support Digital Rights Management for protecting the intellectual property associated with the ring tone
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software for Smartphones includes Solitaire and “Jawbreaker,” a great game for short breaks. Users can play other games downloaded from mobile operators or third parties. Games can be stored on the device or on a memory card.
New Windows Mobile languages**
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition supports the following languages: Japanese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, Danish, English, German, French, Italian, Brazilian, Portuguese, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Spanish and Swedish.
East Asian Smartdial**
Contact names in Japanese and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) can now be filtered using Smartdial in both Dialer and Contacts.
Bluetooth® Partnership Wizard and Additional Bluetooth profiles **
Windows Mobile users can now easily connect to other Bluetooth devices. This wizard turns the radio on, searches for available devices, and then asks the user to set a PIN to pair with a device. Profiles for Object Push and Dialup Networking are included in ROM
Configurable synchronization schedules**
Users can configure separate wireless synchronization schedules for peak and nonpeak hours, as well as while roaming. ActiveSync® technology can also synchronize in the background, without turning on the screen or backlight, which saves power.
While connected to the desktop, Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition-based Smartphones can synchronize in mixed IPv6 and v4 environments.
Exchange ActiveSync can support authentication with RSA SecureID.
The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security protocol is supported for IMAP, POP3 and SMTP e-mail.
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition supports the IPSec/L2TP Virtual Private Network protocol, which offers users a more secure way to access their remote information.
Windows Mobile users can now manage their client and root certificates, and common certificates are now included.
Windows CE .NET
.NET Compact Framework in ROM**
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition includes the .NET Compact Framework in ROM, which enables the development and deployment of .NET applications for Windows Mobile-based devices.
Multiple inbox support**
Separate inbox stores are provided for ActiveSync and SMS, and each POP3 or IMAP account. Windows Mobile can now support up to eight message accounts.
For users who synchronize with Exchange 2003, Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition can be configured to synchronize e-mails as they arrive on the server, keeping users up to date with their e-mail. These settings can be configured either on the device or the desktop.
Users can now move messages from one folder to another on their device, enabling them to be more productive on the go.
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition supports pluggable transcripts such that operators and ISVs can now create plug-ins for certain popular applications such as Enhanced Message Service (EMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS).
SMS character counter**
A running characters total is displayed in the title bar as SMS messages are composed. If the character count goes over the 160 limit, a message is displayed.
Inbox now supports IPv6, which means Windows Mobile users can enjoy enhanced interoperability with other IPv6-based applications and systems.
Separate e-mail signatures**
Windows Mobile users can set up a default signature for each messaging account.