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Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework Kick Start by Ronnie Yates, Erik Rubin

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Introducing the SmartPhone

The SmartPhone is essentially a cell phone that runs the Pocket PC operating system. To facilitate the small form factor of a cellular telephone, the SmartPhone deviates from a standard Pocket PC device in two important ways:

  • The screen size for the SmartPhone is smaller than those found on standard Pocket PC devices. The SmartPhone screen resolution is 176 × 220, compared with 240 × 320 for the standard Pocket PC form factor.

  • The SmartPhone screen is not touch-sensitive. This radically changes the paradigm by which users enter information to applications. Users interact with applications by pressing physical buttons on the phone.

These two differences make developing for SmartPhones a different endeavor from developing ...

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