I have recently acquired a NEC MobilePro 790 PocketPc from 2001.
The specifications says that the device has 48MB memory, including 32MB of RAM and 16MB of flash storage. It also has a ROM that stores the OS (I guess), that is Windows CE 3.0.
As it has 16MB of flash storage, you would think that the PocketPC user's information would be stored on them, but they actually doesn't seem to be. If I remove the battery, my account informations (Name, address...) and settings (Date, time, touchscreen calibration...) are reset and the PocketPC will run the configuration wizard on boot as if it was first time is was used.
I also found a setting in the configuration panel that allows to split the RAM between "Programs" and "Storage". By default, 16MB is allocated to each.
So my question is, are the NEC MobilePro's settings really stored in RAM, and does it really have any PSA (Persistent Storage Area)? Also, do most PocketPCs work the same way?
PS: I am sorry if PocketPCs don't fit in the RetroComputing Stack Exchange but I feel like they are obsolete and thus fit in retrocomputing.