Windows Mobile has received a ton of negative criticism over the years, though there’s still some faithful users of Windows Mobile, the rest of the world seems to have moved over to Symbian, iPhone, Android and webOS. And to be honest, Windows Mobile seems really old and clumsy to use compared to other modern mobile operating systems.
Microsoft promises to make it all better with Windows Mobile 7 but because WM 7 is so far ahead in the future, they decide to update their mobile operating system to version 6.5, while we wait for version 7.
WM 6.5 has been often mentioned for quite some time so you would be forgiven to think that it was already released, though that’s not the case – it was only just released today.
Some of the new stuff in Windows Mobile 6.5 is better support for touch screen devices and an updated user interface, more friendly for using your fingers to navigate rather than a stylus.
Windows Mobile 6.5 – There’s no Excuse For This
That’s how gizmodo titled their WinMo 6.5 review today, going on to say:
I really didn’t want to beat up on WinMo here, because at this point it just feels tired. But man, come on Microsoft, you’re giving me no choice. Windows Mobile 6.5 isn’t just a letdown—it barely seems done.
By the looks of it, a lot of stuff has been re-used in version 6.5 from 6.1 and 6.0.