.Net Separates V37 From Other PDAs
ViewSonic May Be Known as a Monitor Company, but it can turn out a good PDA, too.ViewSonic May Be Known as a Monitor Company, but it can turn out a good PDA, too. The Pocket PC V37, which will list for about $399, is small, light and fast, and it has Microsofts .Net Compact Framework inside to boot (so to speak). The V37s Intel 400MHz XScale processor provides snappy performance, and the V37 includes 64MB of RAM and 64MB of ROM for .Net CF. It provides only 36.5MB of addressable memory, however. ViewSonic states this upfront because its attempts to market an earlier version as a 64MB device led to complaints.
.Net CF sets the V37 apart from other PDAs. Since the .Net CF is in ROM, there are no issues related to installing the .Net run-times for enterprise deployments. Developers can use Visual Studio .Net 2003, create applications for the V37 and deploy them faster than if they had to install the framework on competitive Pocket PCs.