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Windows Mobile Turns 6.0

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Feb 7, 2007, 7:17 PM   by (staff)

Microsoft will unveil the next generation of its mobile operating system next Monday at 3GSM. Windows Mobile 6 seeks to bring the separate Smartphone and Pocket PC platforms together, while making both platforms faster and easier to use. To emphasize this, Smartphone will now be called Standard edition while Pocket PC will be known as Professional edition. Both platforms will have a full version of mobile Office including Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and each will inherit features from the other; for instance Professional edition will finally get smart dialing from the home screen. Both versions feature a tight integration with Windows Live services, and improvements like support for HTML formatted email, links to recent calls and messages in the contact application and new calendar views. A number of devices running the new OS are expected to be announced next week as well.

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Feb 12, 2007, 12:22 AM

T-mobile DASH windows mobile 6

I have recently read on the WINDOWS MOBILE website that the t-mobile dash will start to come with the windows mobile 6. When reading that the next sentence follows that if you are currently a dash owner you WILL be able to update to windows mobile 6 in the upcoming months. It does not give a date of when they should happen, but I was curious as to if any of you knew? also when the update arrives, does anyone know how it works? will it notify you on your phone or what?

Thanks, I hope someone can help!

Feb 8, 2007, 1:45 AM

Maybe they should focus on a stable mobile operating system first

Windows Mobile is super buggy and unless they rectify that in this new version, I won't even consider it.
I'm so frustrated with the treo 700w I'm ready to throw it out of a moving vehicles.. luckily I am able to get verizon to replace it if I exchange it 3 times in a 60 day period
I'm curious, if a person wants a SmartPhone, other than the iPhone, what's your alternative if your not confident in Windows Mobile.

Because I don't yet have a SmartPhone, but I would really like to have the internet everywhere I go, email, ebay, S...
The current devices arn't perfect but the work well I have had a windows ce device for a long time (my 1st was a old casio windows ce 1.0) I think the biggest problem with these devices is people over sell them I have herd sales people say "dump your ...
I disagree that Windows mobile is "super buggy". I switched from Treo devices because of many issues with poor reliability and have been impressed with Windows Mobile 5 overall. That's not to say there is no room to improve, clearly it needs to improv...
Crunchy Frog

Feb 10, 2007, 2:50 PM

Is WM6 really an upgrade?

Right now the details on Windows Mobile 6 won't be fully revealed until a few days from now so my opinion here is only as good as the information I've uncovered. so far.
I can't help but feel that this will only be an incremental upgrade and should have been dubbed, Windows Mobile 5SE. It sure does not sound like a full upgrade version and WM5 has only been out for a somewhat short time now.
More of a marketing ploy by renaming the 3 versions than a real upgrade. After reviewing an article on CNET ml?
The descriptions and screen shots don't show much
that we don't have now in version 5 except for this new Windows Live and the ability to direct dial a number from the Today screen ...
You are 100% correct. This is not a full version upgrade, it is mostly an "under the hood" update to WM5 with some eye candy. Why they chose to call it WM6, I am not sure, probably for marketing reasons. The next Windows Mobile will be call photon, it...

Feb 10, 2007, 7:20 PM

with 8525?

i have the cingular 8525 and want to get wm6 cause that would make life cooler, anyone know about upgrading or some soft ware i could get?
The only way to get an upgrade would be through Cingular. All of these phone OS's are tied to the model and usually the carrier too. It is highly unlikely that an upgrade will be offered but I hope they will since I just dropped $500 on one barely 2 m...

Feb 7, 2007, 7:29 PM

Upgrade Path for Moto Q

Curious if an upgrade from WM5 is possible on current generation of the Moto Q and others.
I doubt this is something that can be upgraded to with a windows mobile handset. Most likely, it will be used with handsets still in development instead of 5.0.
On the Motorola Q i have no idea , but other WM devices it is just a software upgrade when released.
It's extremely rare that versions get updated on any phone. Ususally they just come out with a new model so you have to fork over another 300-500 bucks for a new one. That said, I am hoping the 8525 gets an upgrade option since it just came out.
With 5.0 there was a window during which one could upgrade at no charge on certain devices. I know this was the case with the i730 on VZW, I assume other carriers/phones did something similar.
dont think you will be able to upgrade the current device to 6.0 the specs on motorola's web site are talking 1.0 ghz processors I think the q is 312MHZ I think the first 6.0 device we are gonna is is the Samsung Robin I760 look around there are pict...

Feb 8, 2007, 5:50 AM


is this what is also referred to as crossbow?
that would make sense

Feb 8, 2007, 3:46 PM


About time they merged these two platforms...sorta like XP and XP Professional.

Feb 7, 2007, 8:10 PM

You had me at Full Microsoft Office!

Sweet, its about time the smartphones had this! Any one know if you can upgrade to 6.0 on 5.0 phones?
they say "full microsoft office" I'm nearly positive it is exactly what is already there.
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