Microsoft has officially unveiled Windows Mobile 5.0, the latest version of its operating system for handhelds and smartphones.
While a new operating system version is welcome news for many, it also brings concerns about software compatibility.
Many software companies have moved quickly to say that their applications will support Windows Mobile 5.0.
Good Technology has announced it will support the new version of Windows Mobile with GoodLink and GoodAccess, its wireless messaging and data access software.
Intellisync says that its Mobile Suite software for wireless email and PIM synchronization will also support Windows Mobile 5.0.
Handmark has announced that all five of its best-selling titles, and many other Handmark applications, support this new operating system.
PhatPad and PhatNotes Professional Edition are two of PhatWare’s applications that are immediately compatible with Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PCs and Smartphones.
Other PhatWare products, including CalliGrapher, the well-known handwriting recognition software, will soon support the new operating system version.
Socket Communications says that its Wi-Fi Companion and SocketScan bar code scanning and RFID applications are operational on Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system.
Laridian’s PocketBible and its other Bible-related software are already compatible with devices running Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 software.
NS Basic Corporation’s VB-like development tool, NS Basic/CE, supports both Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC and Pocket PC Phone Edition.
Naturally, this isn’t a complete list of all the applications that will support Windows Mobile 5.0, just most of the ones that have been publicly announced so far.