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Microsoft Mobile Lifecycle FAQ
By Chris De Herrera, Copyright 2008
 Version 1.02  Revised 9/7/2008

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Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Pocket PC and Smartphone Lifecycle:

Products Released General Availability Date Mainstream Support Retired Extended Support Retired Service Pack Retired Notes
Windows CE 1.0 Not Available 12/31/2001 Not Applicable    
Windows CE 2.11 for the Handheld PC 10/30/1998 9/30/2002 Not Applicable    
Windows CE 2.12 8/31/1999 9/30/2003 9/30/2005    
Windows CE 2.12 for the Handheld PC 8/31/1999 9/30/2003 Not Applicable    
Windows CE 3.0 7/30/2000 9/30/2005 10/9/2007    
Windows CE 3.0 for the Handheld PC 7/30/2000 9/30/2005 Not Applicable    
Windows CE .NET 4.0 4/1/2002 7/10/2007

7/10/2012

   
Windows CE .NET 4.1 10/29/2002 1/8/2008

1/8/2013

   
Windows CE .NET 4.2 6/1/2003 7/8/2008

7/9/2013

   
Windows CE 5.0 8/31/2004 10/13/2009 10/14/2014    
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 11/30/2006 4/10/2012 4/11/2017    
Pocket PC 2000 Software Standard Edition 7/30/2000 9/30/2005 10/9/2007    
Pocket PC 2002 Software Standard Edition 9/30/2001 10/10/2005 10/14/2008    
Smartphone 2002 software 12/31/2002 1/8/2008 1/12/2010    
Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC Standard Edition 5/31/2004 7/14/2009 7/8/2014    
Windows Mobile 2003 software for Smartphone 5/31/2004 7/14/2009 7/8/2014    
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software for Pocket PC Phone Edition 6/24/2004 7/14/2009 7/8/2014    
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software for Smartphone 5/31/2004 7/14/2009 7/8/2014    
Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC 7/31/2005 10/12/2010 10/13/2015    
Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphones 7/31/2005 10/12/2010 10/13/2015    
Windows Mobile 6 2/12/2007 Estimate 2012 Estimate 2017    
Windows Mobile 6.1 4/1/2008 Estimate 2013 Estimate 2018    

ActiveSync

Products Released General Availability Date Mainstream Support Retired Extended Support Retired Service Pack Retired Notes
ActiveSync 4.2

6/22/2006

7/12/2011 7/12/2016    
ActiveSync 4.5 5/12/2007 7/10/2012 Not Applicable    

Windows Mobile Device Center

Products Released General Availability Date Mainstream Support Retired Extended Support Retired Service Pack Retired Notes
Windows Mobile Device Center 6 2007 Estimate 2012 Estimate 2017    
Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 2007 Estimate 2012 Estimate 2017    

Microsoft Mobile Applications

Products Released General Availability Date Mainstream Support Retired Extended Support Retired Service Pack Retired Notes
Arcade PocketPak

6/20/2001

7/11/2006 Not Applicable    
Pocket Streets 2001 6/13/2000 3/31/2004 Not Applicable    
Pocket Streets 2002 Standard Edition 7/3/2001 12/31/2004 Not Applicable    
Pocket Streets 2004 9/22/2003 10/10/2006 Not Applicable    
Pocket Streets 2005 10/15/2004 1/8/2008 Not Applicable    
Voice Command 1.6 12/15/2006 1/11/2011

1/10/2017

   

Microsoft Mobile Server Applications

Products Released General Availability Date Mainstream Support Retired Extended Support Retired Service Pack Retired Notes
Mobile Information Server 2001 Carrier Edition

8/31/2001

10/10/2006

10/11/2011

   
Mobile Information Server 2001 Enterprise Edition 9/16/2001 10/10/2006

10/11/2011

   
Mobile Information Server 2002 Developer Edition 5/21/2002 7/10/2007

7/10/2012

   
Mobile Information Server 2002 Enterprise Edition 5/21/2002 7/10/2007

7/10/2012

   
Mobile Internet Toolkit 1.0 1/23/2003 4/8/2008

4/9/2013

   

Reference: Microsoft Support Lifecycle Index, Microsoft Support Lifecycle

Definitions:

General Availability Date - The date when Microsoft released the product
Mainstream Support Retired - The date when Microsoft no longer offers direct support (free and pay per incident) and non-security updates.
Extended Support Retired - The date when Microsoft no longer offers security updates and pay per incident support.

I hope this provides you with additional information to plan for the lifecycle of your Windows Mobile device. You can read about the capabilities on Microsoft's website.

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