Windows CE 5 shell on Windows Mobile

ce5 Windows Mobile power users may know that Windows Mobile 6 is built on the Windows CE 5.0  kernel.  When shipped natively it comes with the Windows CE 5 Explorer shell, which looks very similar to Windows 95.

Intrepid ROM hacker No2chem has had enough of Windows Mobile pretending to be a mobile OS, and wanted to unleash the whole power of the OS by running the much more desktop-like Win CE shell. After some hacking around he seems to have managed it, getting the shell up and running on a HTC Titan. While it looks a bit cramped, imagine this on a delicious 800×480 Xperia or Touch Pro 2 screen!

The hack has not been released yet, but it should come pretty soon, after some bugs with the phone software (of course, what else) is sorted.

Read more about his progress at the site here.

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