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  • What are the differences between Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE?       
    • Edited by warrentang Tuesday, March 2, 2010 7:51 AM
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 7:16 AM

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  • Windows Embedded CE (a.k.a. Windows CE) is a modular/componentized, real-time operating system to deliver compelling experiences on a wide range of small footprint consumer and enterprise devices. Windows CE contains a lot of components. The developers choose which components to put into their embedded operating system design in order to meet their specific needs.

    Windows Mobile is based on Windows CE. The Windows Mobile team chooses a specific set of components from Windows CE, and also adds some applications and technologies, to meet the needs of PDAs and Smartphones.

    If you open the “Settings > System > About” page of a Windows Mobile 6 device or emulator, you can see a line similar to “CE OS 5.2.1235 (Build 17740.0.2.0)”. This means Windows Mobile 6 on the device is based on Windows CE 5.2.

    Below are some articles which elaborate more on the issue:
    Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE - what's the difference?
    http://blogs.msdn.com/mikehall/archive/2007/01/17/windows-mobile-and-windows-embedded-ce-what-s-the-difference.aspx   
    Windows CE X Windows Mobile - what is the difference?
    http://blogs.msdn.com/fzandona/archive/2006/05/16/599485.aspx  


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    • Marked as answer by warrentang Tuesday, March 2, 2010 7:18 AM
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 7:17 AM