[Merged] Windows Mobile running on iPhone / iPod touch

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  1. patd macrumors member

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  2. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Not a surprise considering it uses an ARM processor...

    But no. Why would you want something so crappy on your iPhone?
     
  3. X3n0 AcId macrumors regular

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  4. littlewaywelt macrumors regular

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    because windows mobile is more capable than iPhone. It's not as pretty or as simple, but it's much more powerful. same deal for the applications available for each. WM apps offer much more power and utility.
    the only thing iphone does better is media.
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Sounds like someone got a little bit TOO much into Boot Camp and let his mind wander places it shouldn't have!
     
  6. DigMe macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. I wanted a media-centric phone so I went with the iPhone. It can do some business stuff but not like Windows Mobile. My wife went with a Tilt because of work and the iPhone lack of apps that she can use practically day-to-day for that.
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Ugh, there is no way I would ever even think about putting Windows Mobile on my iPhone.:apple:
     
  8. CocheseUGA macrumors member

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    If it would play WM files (or OSX), then I'm there.
     
  9. markgamber macrumors 6502

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    Woo hoo! So there IS hope for getting Slingplayer / Orb / Sirius / WM streaming media / useful Bluetooth / useful GPS / practical voice dialing and yes copy/paste on the iPhone some day!
     
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    Although it could be done, since both are ARM based these days... although we're talking a lot of effort integrating the Apple phone/screen/etc code with the WM code...

    My bet is that it's either just a hoax application, which is all too common these days, or he got one or two screens working and that's all.
     
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    Agreed.

    I cannot think of a reason why I would ever pursue doing this.
     
  14. MCRunning macrumors 6502

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    "And you don't have girlfriends in Norway"
    - Yes, of course, but they program too so...heh

    I lol'd
     
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    lol. the guy is funny. she asks him about having gf's and he replies "yes, but they are all programmers too" lol
     
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  17. YodaEXE macrumors member

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    I'd do it. I used to have a Dell Axim that ran Windows Mobile 2003. It was great. There are an amazing amount of apps available for them, and they aren't restricted by Apple's stupidity (namely, the App Store and their denying apps). Also the ability to have full use of Office apps would be great, along with many other things.
     
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    Bwahahaha :D

    However looking at the multiple spent husks of HTC's I've abandoned over the ages, the problem with WM is what the iPhone doesn't do, and probably for the better - multitasking. Sometimes even on a fairly fast WM machine it bogs down, and on one of the slower 'smartphones'... yyyyech.

    It's great to see Firefox on WM though - Safari is hopeless in the real world. I'm 100% Symbian for the phones I actually use right now (Nokia N and E series - also have new and old iPhone but don't use them much) but I am waiting to give the Experia a go.
     
  19. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    i was saying the same thing, the 'host' sucks but she's cute
     
  20. KidStallyn macrumors 6502

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    I've got to admit....If this is true, and really something that gets released, this is a GAME CHANGER. The dual boot is AWESOME. If I want to run mac, I run mac. If i want to run a WM application, bam...it's there. Open Source. What more could you ask for....



    SLINGBOX!!!!
     
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  22. seeny macrumors regular

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    winmo on a touch or a iphone would be good, mobile office/tomtom and an endless list of other application and games, i'd buy it but sadly i don't think it will happen
     
  23. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    How about a phone that can receive phone calls instead of missing them while I'm spending the day constantly re-booting?

    This is a fun experiment, but the fact is that anyone who would want something like this would be getting an Android phone instead. Right? Wouldn't that give you most of the applications you want without the re-booting?
     
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    I posted links to videos of it working!

    Why do people always do this? "i don't think it will happen" :confused:

    That's like me saying 'I don't think they will prove the earth is round'.

    Unless 'it' refers to this feature coming to the general public, I don't understand your reply. What were you trying to say?
     
  25. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    It's a choreographed video. Win won't run on the hardware.
     

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