is the name of the core operating system that Windows Mobile devices use.
Also, Windows CE
was the name of the original PDAs that were released in 1996. It looked like a version of Windows 95 running on a smaller screen. However desktop Windows applications do not run on these devices.
The first devices were called the Handheld PC
. They used MIPS and SH3 CPUs and had as little as 2 MB of ram as well as a 4MB of rom.
The second family of devices were called the Palm-size PC
. They also used MIPS and SH3 CPUs and had as little as 4MB of ram and 8 MB of rom. The Palm-size PC resemble the next generation called Pocket PC
. Originally the devices were called Palm PCs however Palm sued for copyright infringement and the name was changed to Palm-size PCs.
The versions are documented at http://www.pocketpcfaq.com/version.htm
Plus! Pack for Windows CE
Handheld PC Pro Edition Version 3.0
Windows Media Player 1.2 for Handheld PC (MIPS4, SH3, ARM)