“My Pocket PC Phone Experience” Blog: Day 1

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Today marks the beginning of a new journey, a new experience, this time with a Pocket PC phone, specifically the newly released 8125 on the Cingular network here in the US. Undressed, the 8125 is the HTC Wizard, aka i-mate K-JAM, but with different button placements and a Cingular logo plastered to the top.

After 20 days of living through , my curiosity was burning as to the other side of the Windows Mobile phone world – the Pocket PC phone. The difference between what Microsoft describes to be a Smartphone and a Pocket PC phone is simple: the former is more compact and made for one-handed operation (and never has a touchscreen), while the latter is usually larger, does have a touchscreen, and requires two handed operation in most cases. That makes the Palm Treo 700w and HTC Wizard a Pocket PC phone, and the Motorola Q and i-mate SP5 a Smartphone.

Phew, it’s a different world between the two versions, and there is a lot to say about the experience. More soon.

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About The Author
Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.