Windows goes Mobile 6.5
Baller and chums launch latest OS
MWC Phone rivals HTC and LG today joined Microsoft at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to launch the world’s first handsets set to run the latest incarnation of Windows Mobile.
How Windows Mobile 6.5 will look on your mobile
Peter Chou, HTC's Chief Executive, kicked things off by promising buyers of its new Touch Pro 2 and Touch Diamond 2 free upgrades to the new OS when it’s launched later this year.
Microsoft is yet to confirm a firm launch date for the mobile OS, but head honcho Steve Ballmer said today that version 6.5 will bring “the full Windows experience to mobile phones”.
Although the software firm has long denied plans to produce its own branded mobile phone, Ballmer added that handsets running version 6.5 will now be known as “the first generation of what we’re calling Windows phones” – or at least he hopes so.
The OS has a customisable home screen, updated browser, widgets and Flash support
LG chief Skott Ahn also said today that its new touchscreen phone, the GM730, will be equipped with Windows Mobile 6.5.
Intuitive, smart and useful is what Windows Mobile 6.5 will help customers’ smartphones to become, according to Ahn. ®
MY NEW PHONE'S BEEN STOLEN!!
It was just given to me!!
Re: About Time
"Im not sure what rom your using, possibly its a badly cooked rom or packed full of your operators bloat"
Nope - it's a standard HTC device (not a network's (or hacker's) hacked version), hence the 300 quid (or so) price tag.
Quite frankly, I don't understand why you DON'T have an issue with it, but good for you. It's a dreadful piece of kit - probably the very worse I have ever wasted money on.
signed, first "Re: 'Free' Upgrades..." A/C
No one need to worry, if its made by HTC it wont work anyway, or at least properly, HTC have a long running history of borked devices because they dont want to spend a little cash.
Anyhow xda developers are the folk to keep an eye on, there are so many people on there and they will make many things work, if MS and HTC would only play with them a bit more they might just make a perfect device.
Seriously, winmob offers nothing that isn't available better elsewhere. E-mail and organiser? Get a blackberry. Internet browsing? iPhone! Or better yet, get an android phone and install these things on there!!
Considering that WM6.5 was suppose to appear in beta before Windows 7 Beta its about time they announced this.
Regarding someones comments about about the tytn II phone, ive ran wm6 and 6.1 on my phone, i did notice a speed up with wm6.1 over 6 however it was never slow with 6.
Im not sure what rom your using, possibly its a badly cooked rom or packed full of your operators bloat thats not needed personally i jailbrake the operators customisation packs on my phones and run the stock rom.
I do agree it would be nice to see windows mobile 7 offering some nicer visual updates, but to me windows mobile has always been the most flexible, im happy to do away with all the eye candy for something that does the job properly and thats why i love windows mobile.
There simply hasnt been a time where ive though um would be helpful if my phone did x where i couldnt either write/mod an app to do it or find some software that did.
it makes me laugh all the tree hugging and possibly linux fan boys who just flame something for being microsoft, im not saying microsoft is always no 1 or the best but until the google os (android) grows a little older i wont even dream of leaving windows mobile.