October 19th, 2009
Hot off the press is the HTC Touch Pro 2 update to Windows Mobile 6.5. HTC published an official 6.5 ROM for the HTC Snap.
Once again the update is a ROM update that will clear all data on your device and replace the current Operating System with the new one.
Download 6.5 update
October 19th, 2009
After a long wait it’s finally available from the support section of the Toshiba site:
October 11th, 2009
Everybody knows that Microsoft has a limp-walk in the race for the mobile market share. So what exactly was done to Windows Mobile 6.5 that is different from 6.1? Well, it’s important to first point out that this is no Windows Mobile 7. In fact, if I’m going to be honest with myself, 6.5 was somewhat of a let down. Think of the upgrade from 6.1 to 6.5 as minor cosmetic surgery.
New Today Screen: Yes that’s correct. 6.5 introduces a completely fresh Today Screen style. Almost like the Zune if you have seen one.
Windows Mobile Marketplace: Well this isn’t news, necessarily. Microsoft definitely hyped up their mobile marketplace center, being the corporate giants that they are. I still haven’t had much experience with the marketplace. All I know, is that the apps are overpriced right now. Additionally, they charge $100 for their developers to submit THEIR OWN APPLICATIONS! So, just to make this clear to the developers out there, Microsoft is making you pay them in order to sell your software. Again, not news to anybody really, but let it be known :).
More Finger Friendly: Who’s idea was it to make the incredibly small buttons for touch screen phones? I’m the kind of guy who loses his stylus like clockwork. I use my fat fingers to point and click… which, if you have Windows Mobile 6.1 or earlier, isn’t the best combination. Windows Mobile 6.5 introduces new “touch screen” technology. Scrolling, zooming, etc. are all smoothed over in 6.5.
“Honeycomb” Start Screen: A themed list of cool looking images for your default applications. The Start menu is gone, too – pressing the Windows icon in the upper left of the screen now leads straight to the new Start screen.