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  1. aznspiki's Avatar
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    yeah is it a stupid question but...what's our Treo 700wx call?

    is it SmartPhone, PDA or PPC (pocket pc phone)?

    Thanks
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    windows mobile 5 enabled pda phone?
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    I'd say it's a PDA Phone with Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Edition.
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    Treo is the make or brand, 700wx is the hardware model or version, Windows Mobile 5 for pocket PC (not smartphone) is the OS version.

    But if someone asked me "what is that?" I would say its a Pocket PC Phone.
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    Smartphone = phone/pda combo. This is one of many "smartphones" on the market. HOWEVER Windows Mobile Smartphone is something completely different.

    This is a "Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition" device. Pocket PC OS with phone abilities. The confusio, however, usually stems from my first statement
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlepat View Post
    Smartphone = phone/pda combo. This is one of many "smartphones" on the market. HOWEVER Windows Mobile Smartphone is something completely different.

    This is a "Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition" device. Pocket PC OS with phone abilities. The confusio, however, usually stems from my first statement
    I agree. It's confusiing as the "WM 5.0 Smartphone Edition" is actually a dumbed-down version of "WM 5.0", which effectively takes out the "smart" from the "smart-phones". And 700wx is a smart-phone that DOES NOT run "WM 5.0 Smartphone Edition"... Y_i_k_e_s!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesRitter View Post
    But if someone asked me "what is that?" I would say its a Pocket PC Phone.

    Same. Anything more and the person asking better have a pocket protecter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlepat View Post
    Smartphone = phone/pda combo. This is one of many "smartphones" on the market. HOWEVER Windows Mobile Smartphone is something completely different.

    This is a "Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition" device. Pocket PC OS with phone abilities. The confusio, however, usually stems from my first statement
    Yes, absolutely this is confusing, users DL WM5 Smart Phone programs and can't figure out why they won't run. I'm a palm user and fell for this a few times before I realized, (When looking at software: Smart Phone does not equal Pocket PC.

    Before I ever bought a PPC back in my extremely green days, I was looking at the Samsung I-600 when it first came out and asked the Verizon rep "Does this use the PPC programs?" They had NO CLUE! I had to bring a PPC Tetris game card up to the store to see if it would work.

    This is before I found all the helpful T|C folks
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    It's a "Hypendifenator"!
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    I was told that the 700wx is technically a Pocket PC device, not a smartphone.

    The distinction is a PPC device uses a tap screen (sytlus, finger, etc.) where a smartphone does not.

    But...who knows.
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    The Treo is a Smartphone. You are mixing up the OS version.

    WM 5.0 Pocket PC Edition: Basically has a touchscreen.
    WM 5.0 Smartphone Edition: Does not have a touchscreen.

    Any device with WM or the Pocket PC OS is basically a smartphone. A Pocket PC is a smartphone.

    Are there exceptions? Yes. But most cases fall withing these classifications.

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