In February 2009, Microsoft signed a deal with the third largest mobile phone maker, LG Electronics, to license Windows Mobile OS on 50 upcoming LG smartphone models. But in September 2009, Palm, Inc. announced it would drop Windows Mobile from its smartphone line-up. Gartner estimated that by the third quarter of 2009 Windows Mobile's share of worldwide smartphone sales was 7.9%. By August 2010, it was the least popular smartphone operating system, with a 5% share of the worldwide smartphone market (after Symbian, BlackBerry OS, Android and iOS). An October 2009 report in DigiTimes said that Acer will shift its focus from Windows Mobile to Google Android. The New York Times reported in 2009 that Windows Mobile "is foundering", as cellphone makers desert it in favor of Google's Android phone platform. It cited the difficulties in Microsoft's business model, which involves charging handset manufacturers up to $25 for each copy of Windows Mobile, while rival Google gives away Android for free. From late 2009 analysts and media reports began to express concerns about the future viability of the Windows Mobile platform, and whether Microsoft would keep supporting it into the future. Samsung announced in November 2009 that it would phase out the Windows Mobile platform, to concentrate on its own Bada operating system, Google's Android, and Microsoft's Windows Phone.
To aid developers Microsoft released software development kits (SDKs) that worked in conjunction with their Visual Studio development environment. These SDKs included emulator images for developers to test and debug their applications while writing them. Software could be tested on a client machine directly or be downloaded to a device. Microsoft also distributed Visual Studio 2008 / 2005 Professional Editions, and server/database counterparts to students as downloads free of charge via its DreamSpark program. Third party integrated development environments could also be used to write software such as Lazarus, Resco MobileForms Toolkit, Lexico, NS Basic and Basic4ppc. Some third party development environments allowed coding to be done on the device itself without the need for a computer.
FortiPlanner helps you determine the ideal number FortiAP wireless access points (AP) for your premises recommends placement for optimum performance.This easy-to-use windows application lets you import your building floor plan and draw the walls and other obstructions that can impede with wireless signal. The program then places the right number of APs based on the type of wireless application you choose. The output of the tool is a comprehensive report that can be used to purchase the right number of FAPs as well as maps to aid installation.The free download can place up to 10 APs. More information and access to the full version can be found via the Fortinet Developer Network. More information on FNDN can be found here.
Microsoft has kept their point release under wraps but device manufacturers are slowing rolling the update out on new devices. Depending on who you talk to, some Microsoft officials were hesitant to confirm Windows Mobile 6.5.3 and others freely spoke about the new enhancements and features. ROMs have been leaking for months and Microsoft officially confirmed the existence in an MSDN posting last month. Windows Mobile 6.5.3 includes better touch support with improved menus, gesture based navigation and a new touch bar at the bottom of the screen for easy navigation.
In September last year, Microsoft confirmed that the current team of 1,000 developers, working on Windows Mobile 7, are planning to feature social networks as a key element of Windows Mobile 7. Since September it has been quiet on the Windows Mobile 7 front. Microsoft officials confirmed they would talk about Windows Mobile 7 at the upcoming MIX 2010 conference in March next year. Microsoft also posted what appeared to be a concept UI for Windows Mobile 7 on the Office 2010 mobile site.
I have a windows mobile 6 application, written with .NET CF which loads its settings from an XML file. The problem is that windows 6.5 opens xml files using the browser and I don't see any "open with" option anywhere.
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