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.
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?
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 ... (continues)
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... (continues)
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 http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9685249-1.ht ml?tag=cnetfd.mt 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 ... (continues)
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... (continues)
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... (continues)
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.
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... (continues)