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Windows CE is a tough computer to outfit!

I love to experiment.  I bought a cheap CE device to have a compact computer.  Win CE?  Oh!  That's Great!

I own 2 Pocket PCs.  Three years ago, finding applications was easy, and many apps worked on Win CE.

Phone 7 dropped so much Compact Framework coding in favor of silverlight.  As support was dropped for Pocket PC itself, the apps evaporated.  How do you walk away from so many developers?

 Unlike Android and iPhone, Win CE has few alternate apps from those you might have installed on the device.  In response, any low-cost tablet I drag home will run Android.

I can't believe such a neat platform and body of apps like Pocket PC can be so easily dropped.


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