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  • Hello,

    We are a software firm in Belgium and we currently work with the Unitech HT682 for all our smart device projects. This runs Windows CE 6.0 and we use Visual Studio 2008 for our development.

    These devices work but sometimes we have some problems with the wifi connection. 

    Is there already a other/newer platform for smart devices? Like windows 10 for smart devices?

    It would also be good if we could use Visual studio 2013 for this?

    So what do you guys use for new smart device projects?

    I also asked this question @ unitech but they don't know it...

    Thanks for the info!

    Monday, October 12, 2015 1:14 PM


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  • Hello LaurentzTO,

    The link you provided looks like a Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 device. The product that came after that was Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld.

    For news on the next generation, I recommend you join "Windows Insiders" as you will get the inside scoop on products and devices that will be released on the Windows 10 platform.



    Monday, October 12, 2015 5:57 PM
  • Hi LaurentzTO,

    Windows Embedded Handheld 8.1, Windows Mobile 8.1 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 (Windows Embedded Compact 8) all use VS2013 for application development.

    Unfortunately in the market of rugged handheld terminals like the Unitech HT682 there aren't many products that use these operating systems available yet and Unitech wouldn't be able to tell you about this until they have a product in their range that use one of these operating systems.

    The company I work for develops our own hardware platform running Windows Embedded Compact 2013 and we use VS2013 for .NET CF 3.9 and native C++ development, it's awesome, a huge step up from VS2008 and CE 5.0 as we can use all the modern tools that make software development more easy, efficient and of a higher quality. Unfortunately we still occasionally do software for customers who require specific devices developed by other companies so still occasionally have to return to VS2008, in this case we often do development in VS2013 and compile/debug in VS2008.

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 9:38 PM
  • thanks for the answers!

    Anyone has experience with this one?

    Thursday, October 15, 2015 8:02 PM
  • Hi Laurentz,

    That BM30 (& BM180) is a very popular device.  What specifically are you looking for? It would probably be best to discuss your requirements with a reseller and have them suggest a device for you.



    Thursday, October 15, 2015 8:14 PM