19 Apr 2007

News in Windows Mobile 6.0

Windows Mobile 6.0 offers new functionalities, here they are the most interesting...

Simplify deployment:
  • The .NET Compact Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Microsoft SQL Server™ 2005 Compact Edition are in the ROM of all Windows Mobile 6 devices.

The new emulation states of the device emulator including:

  • AC power and battery power, and changes in battery charge level.
  • A new Global Position System (GPS) test utility, FakeGPS .
  • A new Cellular Emulator to test your application's behaviour in a variety of cellular scenarios such as incoming phone calls, incoming SMS messages, dropped phone calls, and dropped data connectivity.
  • A Phone Profile Emulation supports three new phone profiles: headset, speakerphone, and car kit.

The new APIs:

  • A newly added lightweight version of the Tablet PC's inking API, Windows Ink Services for Pen (WISP), allows you to incorporate ink-based features into your applications.
  • The new sound API gives you the ability to play a variety of sound formats : MID, WMA, MP3, and WAV.
  • The ScreenLib class is designed for reusability and build a application that dynamically adapts to device form factor differences.

The new system naming conventions:

  • Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone <-> Windows Mobile 6 Standard
  • Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC Phone Edition <-> Windows Mobile 6 Professional
  • Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC <-> Windows Mobile 6 Classic

The tools:

  • Hopper
    This utility provides a way to perform this kind of stress testing.
  • Local Server Framework
    The Local Server Framework is tools and classes designed to simplify testing mobile applications that rely on communication with remote servers (set up a virtual network...).
New Device State Information:
  • WM5.0 SNAPI + information for (VoIP) phone calls including the phone number, operator name, and more.
  • device locking information.
  • possibilities to change keypad lock state, device lock state, and SIM lock state.

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