Windows Mobile 6.5: All The New Features

by Klaus on October 12, 2009

in Mobiles

windows-mobile-6-5-screenshotMicrosoft Windows Mobile 6.5 didn’t exactly win any prizes when it was released last week, but it does have some visual changes and new features you can enjoy, while you wait for Windows Mobile 7 to be released sometime next – here’s a list:

Features

  • MSN Widget (real-time weather, sports, etc.)
  • Facebook Mobile
  • MySpace Mobile
  • NewsBreak Lite (RSS reader)
  • Netflix Mobile Manager
  • Games: Suduko, Board Games, Texas Hold’em Poker, Kaglom, Solitaire Legends (Magmic), SimCity Metropolis and Spore Trial (Electronic Arts)

Services

  • Microsoft My Phone (backup your data)
  • Windows Marketplace for Mobile (M$’s App Store)

Mobile Internet

  • Adobe Flash Lite plug-in
  • Zoom, scroll etc. optimizations
  • Search in address bar
  • Automatic search suggestions
  • Switch between mobile and full version pages

Get Started

  • CD-less Out Of Box experience: shouldn’t be necessary to include a CD in the package
  • Create your own Today screen
  • Design themes, e.g. Halo theme
  • Clever screen lock where you can still access basic functions even though the phone is locked (Pro-version only)

Hardware

  • Gesture-control

Messaging

  • Conversations (threaded view of e-mails)
  • Identify which messages you have already replied or forwarded

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Himanshu October 13, 2009 at 05:01

Wow! New features looking very promising, it will boost the sale of Windows mobile, personally I am not a big fan of Windows mobile but it is coming with more and more blogging features which attract my attention towards these phones.

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Klaus @ TechPatio October 13, 2009 at 23:56

Up until 6.5, I wouldn’t even consider getting a Windows Mobile device again. Well, not even with 6.5, not that Android is here. Before iPhone and Android, a WM 6.5 device could probably have been considered but I seriously doubt I would enjoy using it.

Let’s see how Windows Mobile 7 will be.
.-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Membership Site: How To Find Out What Your Members Want Before You Launch =-.

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Tech-Freak Stuff October 13, 2009 at 15:53

Appears to be a promising piece! I am just wondering what will its firmware include that they dint feel the need for shipping a manual CD with it!
.-= Tech-Freak Stuff´s last blog ..The most Hilarious and Geeky Emails regarding WOMEN =-.

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Web Designing in Mumbai March 6, 2011 at 08:58

The new features looks very promising. Specially the apps looking forward to it

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