How Slow Is That WM5 Boot?
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.pocketpcmag.com/blogs/index.php?blog=3&title=are_wm5_devices_indeed_slow_to_boot_in&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1' target='_blank'>http://www.pocketpcmag.com/blogs/in...1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1</a><br /><br /></div><i>"When the first WM5 devices hit the shelves, people found them very slow to boot in compared to even the (compared to PPC2k/ PPC2k2 devices, which booted in after a reset almost instantenously) already "slow" WM2003/WM2003SE devices. Fortunately, the situation has, in cases, dramatically changed with the later released ROM upgrades, which is best seen on the example of the HTC Wizard. All the measurements have been made on freshly hard reset devices without installing anything and just measuring the time it takes from resetting the device to opening the Start menu. Freshly hard reset devices are very important as reading "Recent programs"-section icons, particularly off storage cards, may be a VERY slow process, totally independent of the OS used."</i><br /><br />Werner "Menneisyys" Ruotsalainen tackles the single most annoying thing I can think of in Windows Mobile - the time it takes to get up and running after a reset. Frequently swapping batteries or SIMs gives most of us a lot of time to think about the issue, and now thanks to this article, we know how much time it really is. It's also a good case for doing periodic ROM upgrades, if you didn't have good reason enough already!
Dr. Jon Westfall, MCSE, MS-MVP
Executive Editor - Android Thoughts
News Editor - Windows Phone Thoughts