Cellular phones are used every minute of every day, making their versatility and functionality a necessity. With cell phones being used for more than just talking these days – especially in business – Microsoft jumped into the market with Windows Mobile.

With e-mail being a prevalent way of communication between employees and customers, it only made sense for cell phones to be the next alternative way to provide this communication. Not only can users send and receive email, they can also view and send images, access their Microsoft Outlook contacts and calendar, even view Microsoft office attachments. Windows Mobile gives businesses the ability to function on the go, anywhere, at any time by providing users with constant contact capabilities.

This functionality has allowed businesses to streamline operations, but what is the point if it does not work? Microsoft Windows Mobile is no different than traditional Microsoft Windows as it pertains to maintenance and driver updates. If the device using Windows Mobile is not current with its drivers the functionality can be dramatically affected sometimes inoperable. These drivers are necessary for Windows Mobile to open attachments and browse the internet.

Because Windows Mobile is a scaled down version of Microsoft Windows, many of the same drivers are needed, but are not the same driver. The two programs are exactly that, two different programs that appear to work the same way. Windows Mobile drivers can most often be updated wirelessly from the device itself through a “Check for Updates” link,; although, may sometimes require a connection to a computer for the updates to be installed. As with any driver downloads, caution is encouraged.

If staying mobile and getting peak performance is important to you, make sure to maintain your current drivers on your Windows Mobile device.