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Windows CE / Windows Mobile Versions
By Chris De Herrera, Copyright 1999-2009
 Version 1.27  Revised 11/15/2009

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Versions of Windows CE / Windows Mobile

Windows CE and Windows Mobile is composed of a variety of components.  Each component provides specific functionality and capabilities.  Here is a list of the different versions of the various components:

Product Name Code Name Windows CE
Operating System
Applications and
Shell
Desktop Synchronization Software
Handheld PC 1.0 (Released Fall, 1996) Pegasus 1.0 Build 126-457 to 737-737 1.0 H/PC Explorer 1.0, 1.1
Embedded Toolkit 1.0 (Developers Only) Alder 1.0 n/a n/a
Embedded Toolkit (Developers Only) Released Fall, 1997 Birch 2.0 n/a n/a
Handheld PC 2.0 (Released Fall, 1997) Mercury 2.0 Build 7258-7260 2.0 Windows CE Services 2.0, 2.1
Palm-size PC 2.0 (Released Spring, 1998) Gryphon 2.01 Build 8037-8040 1.0 Windows CE Services 2.1
Embedded Toolkit (Developers Only) Released Fall, 1998 Birch SP1 2.1 n/a n/a
Palm-size PC 2.11 Chinese Version (Released Fall, 1998) Orion 2.11 1.1 Windows CE Services 2.2
Handheld PC, Professional Edition (Released Fall, 1998) Jupiter 2.11 Build 8262 3.0 Windows CE Services 2.2
Palm-size PC 2.11 US, Japanese Version (Released Winter 1999) Wyvern 2.11 Build 9015 1.2 Windows CE Services 2.2
Video-Internet-Computers (VIC) TV  Settop Box - China (Previewed Spring 1999) Venus   n/a n/a
Web-Enabled Telephone (Previewed CeBIT 1999) Hermes 2.11 n/a n/a
Embedded Toolkit (Developers Only) Released Spring 1999 Birch SP2 2.12 n/a n/a
Microsoft TV Announced 6/99   2.12 w/Direct X n/a n/a
Embedded Toolkit (Developers Only) (Preview Release from Windows CE Developer's Conference, Released June 2000) Cedar 3.0 n/a n/a
Pocket PC, (Previewed at CES 2000, Announced 4/19/2000) Rapier  Original
3.0.9348 Build 9351
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3.0.9348 build 9616
3.0 ActiveSync 3.1
Handheld PC 2000, (Announced 9/8/2000) Galileo 3.0 Build 9546-126 3.0 ActiveSync 3.1
Embedded Toolkit -  (Announced 2/6/2001) 
Windows CE.NET (10/24/01)
Talisker 4.0 skinnable UI n/a
Pocket PC 2002 
(Announced 9/6/2001, Shipped 10/4/01)
Merlin 3.0.11171 Build 11178 3.0 ActiveSync 3.5
Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition, (Announced 2/19/02, Shipped 3/13/02) n/a 3.0 3.0 ActiveSync 3.5
Windows CE .NET 4.1 (Announced 8/8/02) Jameson 4.1 4.1 n/a
Smartphone 2002 (Announced 10/22/02) Stinger 3.0 3.0 ActiveSync 3.6
Windows CE.NET 4.2 (RTM 4/23/03) McKendric 4.2 4.2 n/a
Windows Mobile 2003 (Announced 6/23/03) Ozone 4.20.1081 Build 13100 4.2 ActiveSync 3.7
Smartphone 2003 (Announced 10/21/03) Ozone 4.20.1088 Build 13099, 14053 4.2 ActiveSync 3.7
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition (Announced 3/24/04) Ozone Update 4.21.1088 Build 14049 4.2.1 ActiveSync 3.7.1
Windows CE 5.0 (Preview 3/29/04) Macallan 5.0 5.0 n/a
Windows Mobile 5.0 Announced 5/10/05 Magneto 5.1.1700, Build 14334 to 14397 5.0 ActiveSync 4.0
Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU2   5.1.1700, Build 14334.2
(per Emulator)
The .2 indicates AKU2
5.0 ActiveSync 4.1
Windows Mobile 6 Crossbow 5.2.318 Build 15341.0.0.0 6 ActiveSync 4.5,
Windows Mobile Device Center
Windows Mobile 6.1   5.2.19202 Build 19202.1.0.0 6.1 ActiveSync 4.5,
Windows Mobile Device Center
Windows Mobile 6.1.4 6 on 6 5.2.20757 Build 20757.1.4.0 6.1.4 ActiveSync 4.5,
Windows Mobile Device Center
Windows Mobile 6.5 Titanium 5.2.20757 Build 20757.1.4.0 6.5 ActiveSync 4.5,
Windows Mobile Device Center
Windows Mobile 6.5.1
(unannounced)
    6.5 ActiveSync 4.5,
Windows Mobile Device Center
Windows Mobile 7 (unannounced) Maldives      
Future Operating System - Merging the Pocket PC and Smartphone versions of the platform Photon      
Notes Internal Microsoft Code Name Core Operating System. The included applications and the GUI Shell Synchronization software that runs on the desktop.

I hope this clarifies the different versions of Windows CE. You can read about the capabilities on Microsoft's website.

Discuss your Handheld PC, Palm-size PC or Pocket PC needs at Pocket PC FAQ Forums.

Also see ActiveSync Versions FAQ

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