Microsoft Explains Why Windows Mobile 5.0 Is Slower

As people have acquired Windows Mobile 5.0 devices and upgrades, many of them have noticed that these devices are a bit slower than previous Pocket PCs. Until now, most people have chalked this up to this operating system's switch from using RAM for long-term storage to using Flash ROM for this task. Accessing Flash ROM […]

As people have acquired Windows Mobile 5.0 devices and upgrades, many of them have noticed that these devices are a bit slower than previous Pocket PCs.

Until now, most people have chalked this up to this operating system's switch from using RAM for long-term storage to using Flash ROM for this task. Accessing Flash ROM is inherently slower than RAM.

But a recent posting on the Windows Mobile Team Blog by Mike Calligaro says it is a bit more complicated than this.http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=12164