Simon Fell > Its just code > Windows Mobile 5

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

I got my hands on a Windows Mobile 5 based PDA today, so far I'm completely underwhelmed, the first peice of software I installed decided it needed to reboot the device to finish the install (never seen this on older devices), so they've made WM5 better by making it more like XP :(. I fired up my eVB based test app, as expected it takes me to the web to install the eVB runtime (because golly, why on earth would you want the runtime for the development tools MSFT spent years telling you were the bee knees). However it seems the regular URL shuffler has struck, and it takes you to a non existent page. First impressions are, wow, it really does suck as badly as the earlier incarnations. And everyone wonders why the crackberrys are insanely popular.