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It features support for persistent storage such as flash memory, Microsoft Exchange Server push functionality.

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Pros

Windows Media Player 10

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better bluetooth support

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new & faster ActiveSync (v4.2)

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support for dual memory architecture (RAM and persistent)

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Exchange push functionality

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GPS management interface

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Cons

crashes often

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supports stylus input only, no real finger-based touchscreen (elements too small)

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No multitouch

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Power hungry, drains batteries quickly

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Microsoft lock-in

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Ancient non standards-compliant web browser

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Syncs only via ActiveSync available only on Microsoft Windows

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A crippled desktop OS on your mobile device

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Poor software support compared to leading platforms

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Windows Mobile 5.0, originally codenamed "Magneto", was released at Microsoft's Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference 2005 in Las Vegas, May 9–May 12, 2005. It features support for persistent storage such as flash memory, Microsoft Exchange Server push functionality, OS update support through "adaptation kit upgrades", Windows Media Player 10 Mobile, Office Mobile, DirectShow support, a GPS management interface, and ActiveSync 4.2. Microsoft plans to offer mainstream support for Windows Mobile 5 through October 12, 2010, and extended support through October 13, 2015.

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