Nathan Clevenger's blog
Washington, DC, March 14, 2008 -- Microsoft Federal today announced the addition of two critical security certifications to its Windows Mobile operating system. Windows Mobile 5.0 with Messaging and Security Feature Pack, and Windows Mobile 6 operating systems were awarded Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2+ (EAL2+).
On Wednesday, InfoWorldâ€™s Oliver Rist posted an article titled â€œWindows Mobile needs fixing, fastâ€ on the InfoWorld website. In the piece, he detailed Appleâ€™s ability to beat Microsoft on the mobile front if the Cupertino, CA-based company were to make some â€œquick fixesâ€ to the iPhone; which, needless to say, left this mobility junkie a little more than puzzled.
Traditionally, there have always been two distinct theories when exploring the capabilities of mobile computing software: thick-client and thin-client. Mobile thick-client applications require a piece of software to be installed on the device on which it runs. Conversely, wireless thin-client applications do not require any additional software assuming there is a standard browser.
Weâ€™ve all seen it, heard about it, talked around the water cooler about it, and read about it in every major newspaper in the country. In fact, America has become so inundated with the iPhone that is seems destined to become the next iPod. However, with Apple sales goals at a measly one percent of the worldwide market (roughly 10 million units) the iPhone stands to be a very minor player in the Smartphone arena.
If youâ€™re reading this entry, you are most likely guilty of an all too common disservice to your mobile device: underutilization. However, if youâ€™re reading this entry, you probably know that your Windows Mobile-powered device has more features than email, calendar, and address book.