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 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.
August 20th, 2009
I’ve been using the Windows Mobile platform since WM5. Since then, Microsoft has pushed their mobile OS to new limits, despite the trendy, fancy-dancy iPhone. Along with their improvements, comes better software. And out of that software, I decided to choose my top 5 personal favorites.
#5 – Palringo
Palringo is my FAVORITE application to use with friends. If you can get at least one of your friends to install this application on their Windows Mobile phone, you can simply create a ‘Channel’ where only you two (or whoever you invite) can communicate. It practically turns your phone into a Walkie-Talkie (two-way radio). Not only that, you can take and send pictures, videos, and text in seconds.
#4 – Youtube Mobile
Youtube created a native Windows Mobile app that streams all of their videos without opening your browser. Video quality is also relatively good. Youtube Mobile calculates your data rate, then streams the appropriate video quality (this will save some people money on data transfer charges). Enjoy.
#3 – TouchTris
Touchtris is the good old tetris game controlled only by touch of your fingers. Controls: Move your finger left to move a block left, move the finger right to move the block right, move the finger up to rotate the block and move the finger down to move the block down.
#2 – S2U2
Another favorite of mine simply because it makes my phone look really cool. All of those snooty iPhone users get jealous when they see that Windows Mobile phones can unlock by touch-sliding.
#1 – Google Maps 3.0
I know it’s almost clique to choose Google today, but I didn’t choose this one – you did. Google Maps v3.0 is the best rated freeware on WM6software.net, according to your votes. I’m going to have to agree with all of you. Since I’ve installed Google Maps on my HTC Touch, I haven’t gotten lost in the city yet. Well, I’ve gotten lost. But I found my way back after opening Google Maps and looking up directions. Google is the internet giant. They have everything documented in their huge brain of a database. Being connected via Windows Mobile is a true luxury. Install this application if you haven’t already!
August 4th, 2009
.NET Compact Framework is a language library used by your Windows Mobile 6 phone. Some Windows Mobile applications will require you to have this, so it’s best to upgrade now. All you do is visit Microsoft’s download page, connect your WinMo phone to your computer, then download and run the file.
October 11th, 2008
Are you an existing HTC FUZE™ customer?
Download the latest Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional software update for the HTC FUZE that improves TouchFlo3D (TF3D) and overall user interface performance plus upgrades the operating system to support Microsoft’s Windows Mobile Adaptation Kit Update (AKU) 1.4.6. CAUTION: Firmware updates will DELETE ALL applications, data, and settings on the device. Back up all information on a PC or storage card before installing the firmware upgrade.
- WM 6.1 Pro
- Qualcomm 7201a, 528MHz Processor (FAST)
- 2.8“, 640×480 Touchscreen
- Slide-out keyboard has a Start and OK button (yes, it matters)
- 850/1900/2100 3G bands, Quad-Band EDGE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
- 3.1 mega-pixel camera
- 1340 mAh battery (8 hours of talk time)
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