- Ones which are based upon the new unmanaged APIs, like the Custom POOM properties, State Notification Broker. These would be, again, available on Windows Mobile 5.0 based platforms.
- Ones which are based upon existing unmanaged APIs, which have been in existence for some time, but have got their managed interfaces in Windows Mobile 5.0. Examples include Message Interception, Sending SMS, basic POOM functionality. These are also available on previous platforms, but only via unmanaged calls. There are existing frameworks which build wrappers over them to make them available for the managed world.
Now this is interesting cause a whole lot of mobile developers have wanted the facility to send SMS via their applications and have found it difficult, same goes for POOM functionality. Now that they’re available in the managed world and that too for older devices certainly would bring a while lot of cheer.