Originally Posted by twinair
I have an SP5.
I've also got a KJAM and JASJAR.
I think the new WM2005 OS is extremely slow to respond compared with 2003SE devices.
it's a pretty device, just not very quick.
I do, however, like the WiFi capability on my SP5.
Another area where Windows Mobile lagged behind the Palm OS was in the realm of persistent storage. Historically, when the battery on a Windows Mobile-based device drained completely, user data was lost. To counter this, Windows Mobile-based devices sometimes allocated up to 30 percent of battery power just to save data. Now that Windows Mobile 5.0 has built-in support for persistent storage--so that when the battery drains completely, your data remains intact you can expect longer battery life, as the device won't have to allocate any power to maintain the information stored on it.
Why Persistent Storage Is A Good Thing
Here's a quick primer on why you want Persistent Storage on your Pocket PCs.
Persistent Storage (PS) on PocketPC is new for Windows Mobile 5.0
Previously, your user data (email, contacts, calendar, settings, apps you installed, etc) were stored in RAM. RAM has the advantage of being really fast, but the significant disadvantage of needing a constant source of power for it to hold its data. Leave your device unplugged for long enough, and you'll lose all your data. Fixing that was the primary reason for moving PocketPCs to Persistent Storage.
Persistent Storage gives you a nice sense of certainty about your data. Batteries running low? No problem. Worst case, the device shuts off and you can't use it again until you get to a power supply. But when you get there, it'll boot back up and all your data will still be there.
But Persistent Storage has a number of other effects that might not be quite so obvious. Would you believe that moving to Persistent Storage can double your battery life and enable devices with significantly more storage than were previously possible?
Downsides? Yes, nothing is free. Flash is much slower than RAM. Reading and writing large amounts of data will take longer on a Persistent Storage device than it did on a RAM device (Qtek 9090; 2020; S100). That initial sync that pulls down 400 contacts and 5000 emails will take longer. Some write operations will seem a bit more sluggish. But I believe you'll find that the upsides significantly outweigh the downsides.
I'm French and I live in Belgium
used to have Qtek 2020; Qtek S100;
And now Qtek S110 & Qtek 9100 and also Qtek 8310