Windows Mobile Developer News Part 1: Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit

Windows Mobile app developers have a lot to keep them busy for a while. Here’s part 1 of 2:

Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit

The toolkit includes seven emulators. That’s right seven. Count ‘em…

Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional Square Emulator
Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional QVGA Emulator
Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional WQVGA Emulator
Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional VGA Emulator
Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional WVGA Emulator
Windows Mobile 6.5 Standard Square Emulator
Windows Mobile 6.5 Standard QVGA Emulator

If you are not familar with Windows Mobile, I’ll decode some of the alphabet soup…

Professional = touch screen smartphones
Standard = non-touch screen smartphones
VGA = 640 x 480 displays
WVGA = Wide VGA where the display height is 480 pixels like VGA but the width is greater than 640 pixels
QVGA = 320 x 240 or a quarter VGA resolution
WQVGA = Wide QVGA where the display height is 240 pixels like QVGA but the width is greater than 320 pixels
Square = 240×240, 320×320 or 480×480 displays

Yep, Windows Mobile developers have a lot of screen formats to deal with.

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