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Windows Mobile 6.5 may just be a pit stop on the long road to early 2010 when we can finally see Windows Mobile 7, but it does offer some improvements over WM 6.1, especially if you've got a newer touchscreen device with a great build around it; like an HTC Touch Pro2, for instance.

By Cassandra Turner

Windows Phones: 5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Device

3.3By Cassandra Turner October 07, 2009 11:07 PM

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Windows Phones: 5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Device

Windows Mobile 6.5 offers improvements that distance it from Windows Mobile 6.1. Whether WM6.5 does enough to stave off the hunger for Windows Mobile 7 is up for debate, though early reviews seem negative enough to turn WM 6.5 into the Vista of the mobile world.

Here we offer up a quickie review of Windows Mobile 6.5 with some quick steps to get started with your device.

First, the new honeycomb icon layout does make it somewhat easier to select apps than previously. There’s a MyPhone service that allows users to securely backup data by connecting via sync to the internet and it’s free. Also, the new lock screen enables users to interact with basic functions without unlocking the phone. And of course, there’s the Windows Marketplace for Mobile with apps galore.

Overall, it’s not amazing, and it may not be the best; but it’s better than Windows Mobile 6.1 and Windows Mobile 7 is just around the corner.

No need to beat a dead horse, we all know Windows Mobile 7 is coming out soon. Many reviewers are tromping all over Windows Mobile 6.5 as being a complete waste of time. For me and my HTC Touch Pro2, however; I appreciate the chance for an update, even for the few usability changes that I’ll notice with my touchscreen phone.

For those of you with brand new Windows phones, we’ve included images from Windows with very basic steps to get started with your device.


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By kentooi87 October 17, 2009 07:58 AM

i using it! very good compare to wm 6.1...really like it...and is pretty fast...

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By rsawoseyin November 11, 2009 01:31 PM

I see nothing here that I cannot already do with WM 6.1. As regards the honeycomb icons layout, that has been available with third-party add-ons for years! Someone needs to really show the tangible benefits of WM 6.5. I have read of its huge memory footprint - which reduces what you have left for running applications. An upgrade to 6.5 seems to me just for the sake of having a higher version number!

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By romanini January 03, 2010 06:56 PM

Rsawoseyin, please don't take it personal - but I do not agree with you.
Having used WM6.1 for quite a while, and having switched to 6.5 just a week ago, I truly enjoy the full finger-friendly interface, and I do not feel that huge memory footprint you mentioned. Sincerely, I wouldn't return on the 6.5 and I truly look forward WM7.

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