Question about Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC
Ls the Axim OS fully upgradeable or we'll need to buy hardware again when the next PocketPC? I understand that it may be hard to answer before the new PocketPC OS becomes available, but still there must have been some thought at Dell about this. Would the 32 MB or the 48MB model be any different to upgrade in the future?
Posted by Anonymous on
Axim x5 is upgradable to wm2003 and not beyond. It was not freely distributed to Axim users.
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
Microsoft is well aware of the popularity of the iPAQ 3600 upgrades made available and that is one reason they mandated a Flash ROM with the new Pocket PC 2002 hardware. I am pretty sure MS will make an upgrade path available to the OEMs. It will then be up to Dell, Compaq and friends to make it available to the customer. Dell has always been good about that. As for the ROM size. The current Pocket PC 2002 image is 22MB. I have no idea how big the next one is or even when it will be out! Could be 2003 or 2004. MS has traditionally upgraded every 18 months or so on their PDA OS since 1998. IF that pattern holds true, 18 months from Oct 2001 would be spring 2003. We'll see. Ok, back to the ROM. Most Pocket PC 2002's have a 32MB ROM though a few have a 48. I think the 48 is primarliy to handle a big user file storage area in the ROM. I would be surprised if the next PPC increased more than 45% in size. It could though, but if I had to bet, though, I'd say 32MB would be plenty. Still - I'd look at the 48MB model for other reasons. 33% faster processor, 64MB RAM, included cradle.
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