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.