Everything I've read regarding these cheap Chinese knockoffs has been BAD - BAD - BAD!!! It's a cute little oversize phone that doesn't work half of the time. If you want a smart-phone, then I recommend you get a smart-phone and pass this by.
Windows CE is what is referred to as an "Embedded" operating system. On most computers, the operating system is loaded on to the Hard Disk Drive, and the computer's BIOS finds the hard drive when it starts up and loads the system. With an embedded system, the operating system is actually burned into a memory chip on the computer. It could, and should make it a lot faster, but because of the limitations of these little pretenders, they're practically worthless. I would end up using up the hard drive in a week. And the hard drive is probably not upgradeable, because it is actually a memory module on the main board that cannot be replaced or upgraded.
I won't even get into all of the errors that users are experiencing with these machines. I think it's safe to say that even running a simple, minimal operating system like Linux, or the Windows CE 6.0, you are still going to be strangled regarding speed and actual usability.
Kim, if you're friend is trying to save money just remember that the cost of repairs on cheap computers is usually just as much as higher cost computers. The difference is that when you pay a few dollars more, you're going to end up with a computer that doesn't need constant attention from a technician. I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but my recommendation is to stay away from these impostors.
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