The Windows Mobile development team (and the R&D $$) must be very small. Each WM release -- more than a year apart -- gives us tiny improvements.
And the apps...TextMaker does so much more, although the interface is cluttered; WordSmith and DateBook 5 for PalmOS have more featues and were written by one-man "teams." POutlook is so basic and primitive MS should be embarrassed. Pocket Office IS much improved in WM5, but should be much better.
Remember the IBM PC Junior? IBM crippled it in various ways so people wouldn't buy it instead of their more expensive products. Is MS afraid we'd buy fewer notebooks with Windows XP and a more expen$ive version of MS Office if PPCs and Smartphones were more capable? Bill, they're different products. I also have a notebook but can't carry it in my pocket wherever I go.
It kind of burns me when I read about Bill Gates giving millions to his latest cause. Bill, charity begins at home. Hire a few more of the best and brightest (that will also help the economy and provide more tax dollars), and give us a stable Pocket PC with real Pocket Office features!