Apps on Windows Mobile 5 devices
My company has just began switching from Blackberry to Windows Mobile 5. Our top Execs, like the article mentioned, heard about Mobile 5 phones etc... and they wanted them because they like them better as a phone than the blackberry and they went crazy becasue they could finally open attachments, which I still cannt believe RIM cannot do that. We also deployed some of our enterprise apps like Siebel on the phones.
I will warn all the other IT guys that read this, you will have a very very difficult time trying to get the phones to connect to your Cisco IPSec VPN for a few reasons
1) there arent any IPSec clients that work on CE all that well
2) IPSec as too much overhead for EVDO, even just web browsing over the IPSec tunnel took way too long
3) and of course you get drops in signal just like any cell phone
So we found this company called NetMotion Wireless which makes a VPN to work on phones, laptops etc... but when the phone losses its signal the apps will not crash, which Siebel likes to do when it losses the network, it was pretty amazing to see the software work, it saved us a ton of calls from very very upset execs and the high profile users that I know we all just love :)