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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