Originally Posted by Marin
Windows mobile is garbage.
Speaking from a hobbyist programmer's perspective and having owned a PocketPC (before it was called Windows Mobile) device, I can say it's a very good platform. Being able to program using pretty much the same API used in desktop Windows made it really easy for me to write my own personal software for it. In my first year of college, I was "that guy" with a C/C++ compiler in his PDA.
Come to think of it, the iPhone owners probably get more chicks...
Originally Posted by yannis7777
I use both Symbian and Windows mobile on two separate devices and i really prefer Symbian to WM6 tbh.
I've tried programming for my S60 once. It was a PITA and I was locked to Nokia's craptastic development tools because there were no other free alternatives that I could find (for C++ of course). For my summer OJT project we developed a little prototype app on it using Java. Java development is always easy, but J2SE is so limited.
When looking for smartphones and PDAs, I really look out for what it has to offer me as a hobbyist development platform. I hope an inexpensive Linux-based PDA would come up Edited by arkheii - 5/21/08 at 12:17pm