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Video Tour: Windows Mobile 6.5

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Oct 6, 2009, 3:55 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Hands-on with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5. The OS makes usability improvements compared to 6.1, but it still lags when it comes to user experience.

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Here is a look at some of the high-level basics of Windows Mobile 6.5 as seen on the HTC Imagio for Verizon Wireless. Phone Scoop takes a look at the basic menu structure, what the minor differences are in usability, and some of the other changes users will notice, such as the browser and Windows Marketplace. You can watch the video here:

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Oct 6, 2009, 1:56 PM

Poor choice in device for review on the OS.

I would like to point out that the home screen is not "gone". The default home theme, "Titanium", appears to have been removed in the HTC phone. With it, you would see a UI that very closely resembles the Zune interface. While cool and definitely finger-friendly, that doesn't come close to conveying the sort of information I want to see on a Home screen (basically what 6.1 offers). I'm not sure what else may be missing from the menus and apps vs. a pure WinMo 6.5 installation, but I don't think a phone where nearly every normal aspect of the UI has been reskinned is a good example for an OS review- even with the skin turned off.

As a side note, isn't that rebounding scrolling behavior the same exact animation type that Apple was suing...
It wasn't our first choice. Microsoft promised us a more "generic" 6.5 device to use for our review, but failed to deliver one to us in time. They cited various shipping delays and last-minute device switch-outs on just about every day last week. Sad

Oct 6, 2009, 1:28 PM

Touch Pro2 update?

Any info on when the CDMA versions of the TP2 will be able to update to WinMo 6.5?
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