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Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC builds on Microsoft's thought leadership for mobile devices, ushering in a new operating systems that improves the wireless experience, enables great messaging and extends the media experience. Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC enhances your ability to communicate and to send, receive, and manage data while mobile. With additional security, an improved Pocket Internet Explorer, a new picture-viewing application, a new version of Windows Media® Player and enhancements to the core personal information management functionality, this new version of Pocket PC offers a rich and powerful user experience.


* Zero Configuration Wi-Fi
New Zero Configuration Wi-Fi makes it easy for you to find and connect to any 802.11 wireless local area network (i.e. WLAN or Wi-Fi). When your Wi-Fi enabled Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC encounters a hotspot whether at home, work or a coffee shop you'll be asked if you want to connect. Once you connect, the settings are saved so that next time you are in the range of same wireless network, all you have to do is say "Yes"! The result is that you can now move easily from one wireless network to another without a lot of hassle. Going wireless on your Pocket PC has never been easier!

* Bluetooth Support
Pocket PCs with Windows Mobile 2003 software now have Bluetooth support making it simple to link your Pocket PC and other Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices. For example, if you have a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone, you can now use it as a modem for your Pocket PC to access the Internet. You can also beam data such as contacts or pictures to other Bluetooth-enabled devices.

* New Connection Manager
The new connection manager has been redesigned to allow you to more easily connect to your corporate network or to the Internet. Pocket PCs with Windows Mobile 2003 software have added support for multiple VPNs, 802.1x, IPSec L2TP VPN and 128-bit SSL and 128 bit CAPI encryption. Together, these features help ensure that you don't get locked out of your company's secure network.

* Enhanced Messaging Support
Composing e-mail messages is easier than ever with Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PCs. The new auto suggest feature suggests e-mail addresses as you type so that you find them faster. Auto-correct automatically fixes common spelling errors as you type. Signature support eliminates the need to re-type a closing for every message. Together, these features help you respond faster while you are on the go.

* Enhanced Keyboard Support
Pocket PCs with Windows Mobile 2003 software feature enhanced keyboard support for new devices with integrated or snap-on keyboards. Now you can accomplish all of the common tasks in Inbox right from the keyboard. New keyboard shortcuts for menu commands and navigation bring the familiarity of the desktop to the Pocket PC.

* Enhanced Contacts
The optimized contact search in Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC enables you to find key contacts more quickly. Simply type any portion of either the contact's first or last name and Windows Mobile 2003 will find the contact for you. New keyboard integration helps eliminate the need to use the stylus, and new support for vCards in Inbox allows better integration with desktop Outlook.

* Enhanced Calander
Enhanced Calendar in Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC offers multi-day views with weekends highlighted in different colors, making it easier to see your free time. Saturday is highlighted in blue while Sunday and holidays now appear in red. In addition, vCals can now be accepted into Calendar, so updating your schedule is easier than ever.

* 'Pictures' Image Viewer
Pictures is a great new digital imaging application for the Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC. It allows you to see your photos individually, as thumbnails, or as part of a slideshow. Pictures also allows you to edit your photos-rotating, cropping, and adjusting the contrast and brightness right on your Pocket PC. Pictures is great way to view and share your images with friends and family while on the go.

* Windows Media Player 9 Series
New support for industry leading Windows Media 9 Series Audio and Video and the ability to play back local or streaming broadband content at data rates of 300kbs combine to deliver the richest and highest quality mobile entertainment experience available on the Pocket PC.

* Improved Pocket Internet Explorer Performance
Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC also improves the browsing experience with an enhanced Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer. Improved support for a larger number of Web standards allows both greater access to and better display of a larger number of Web pages.

* Jawbreaker®
With Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC you also get the great new popping puzzle game Jawbreaker. If you thought Solitaire was addictive, then just wait until you try Jawbreaker!

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