Today is the official release day of Windows Mobile 6.5. The new release of Windows Mobile 6.5 is claimed to be much smoother in terms of finger friendly navigation in all parts of the operating system including the today screen and windows explorer but also in terms of stability and performance. The famous iPhone lock and unlock slider is now available on Windows Mobile 6.5 (why reinventing the wheel ;)? ). The internet explorer 6 is integrated into the operating system and offers flash support, zoom toolbar and much more.
For developers it might be interesting that it’s easily possible to create your own individual design with the Theme Generator. Microsoft now offers an easy to use synchronization service which allows to synchronize all kinds of data from the mobile device to the online services and back. This service is called myPhone Online Service. Similar to the Apple Store there is now a market place for windows phone applications reachable under http://marketplace.windowsphone.com.
ROM upgrades for various phones should be available soon on the manufacturers websites. Stay tuned!
Not surprisingly some geeks were able to extract the .NET Compact Framework 3.7 version which was contained in one of the latest Windows Mobile 6.5 ROMs. The .NET Compact Framework 3.7 is now available on some sites for download as CAB file. Unfortunately the extracted run-time environment is without a change log which let’s us developers in the dark what really was improved.
Not long ago the Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Toolkits have been released to public. I want to briefly summarize what is currently available online and provide you some useful links and information about Windows Mobile 6.5 development.
We don’t have to wait for the official announcements of Windows Mobile 6.5 to get the latest news about the mobile operating system. Yesterday a beta version of Windows Mobile 6.5 hast been leaked to the public which everyone can install on his qtek 9090.
There are rumors going around on the internet about the release of windows mobile 6.5. Some say that windows mobile 6.5 is never going to be released but other strongly believe that the new windows mobile 6.5 will be released soon.
Not long ago people were blogging on the internet that Microsoft is probably going to focus on windows 7 and it’s integration into the newest mobile devices. But that has not been approved by Microsoft.