Posts tagged Windows Mobile 6.1
The recently launched T-Mobile HTC HD2 brought to users one useful and important app called Slacker Radio. Obviously, owners of other Windows Mobile 6.5 would want to get their hands on the app too. Well, good news for you folks, Slacker Radio is now available for all Windows Mobile 6.5 devices. To make matters even more interesting, the app is an official one.
Remember S2U2 aka Slide2Unlock2, the iPhone like slider based lock/unlock app for Windows Mobile. Well that app has been updated to v2.30. The latest update besides bringing minor bug fixes brings with it a few new and useful options such as the support for TouchFLO Music player, changing the slider position and more. Changelog listed after the jump.
Optimistically speaking, we expect the arrival of new year to bring new and greater successes and happiness for us. However it turns out that Windows Mobile users have been affected by the Y2k16 bug. Here is what the bug does – any SMS received after 1/1/2010 automatically gets its year set as 2016. From what we gather it is specifically affecting the LG and HTC branded smart-phones. More details follow after the jump.
Matthew Sullivan at Matt’sLifeBytes has come up with a useful little application for Windows Mobile called Google Voice Easy SMS 1.0. Using this app, users with WinMo powered phone, can send SMS over 3G/WiFi network using their Google Voice account, in a secured environment. To make it more attractive and interesting this app is available for free. (Features and requirements discussed below)
Want to access Windows Marketplace for Mobile, but don’t have a Windows Mobile 6.5 powered phone. Well guess what, you don’t need a Windows Mobile 6.5 based phone to access Windows Marketplace. If you have a mobile phone running on Windows Mobile 6.x, then you can easily access the recently launched Marketplace. Microsoft has just announced the support of Windows Marketplace for mobile phone running Windows Mobile 6.0 and Windows Mobile 6.1.
Microsoft has been true to its word. Yes it has announced Windows Mobile 6.5. So in this post, we will be discussing what are the improvements as well as the new features that Windows Mobile 6.5 brings.
Very briefly, Windows Mobile 6.5 brings new and interesting concepts to the GUI along with improvement over Windows Mobile 6.1. So here are the new features that Windows Mobile 6.5 brings
Windows Mobile 6.5 features
Windows Mobile 6.5 brings a touch based navigation system for Today’s screen. Still Today Screen lacks the speed dial feature that enables you to call your special contacts pretty quickly. Even though there is a contact link at the bottom of the Today Screen but it is just not the same.
This is my favorite. Start Menu screen has been revamped totally and it looks cool to say the least. Gone are the days for a drop down based start menu. Start Screen now supports touch screen and is filled with icons. The good thing about these icons is that they can be customized through themes and backgrounds.
You might remember that drop down based Start screen in Windows Mobile 6.1 was limited in size but that is not a limitation anymore since the new Start Screen supports the much awaited scrolling feature enabling you to install as much as apps as you want without having to worry to access them via the Start Screen.Icons have a better appeal, look and feel
Windows Mobile 6.5 comes installed with a number of cool themes designed by world class designers. You can always go to the Windows Marketplace to get even more themes
Internet Explorer Mobile 6
Windows Mobile 6.5 brings Internet Explorer Mobile 6 whose design is similar to that of Opera. Also Adobe Flash Lite has been brought to Windows Mobile 6.5 with the vision of accessing flash based content. AJAX support has been included as well.
Microsoft would have have been foolish if they did not include social network features into their Mobile OS. Windows Mobile 6.5 comes equipped with Facebook and MySpace App. Also it includes other apps
News and Entertainment
Windows Mobile 6.5 also has a few applications that intend to fulfill the entertainment and news need for its users.Windows Mobile 6.5 includes a YouTube application as well as NewsBreak Lite, a RSS feed reader.
Enhanced Messaging capabilities
- Windows Mobile 6.5 messaging capabilites have been given a boost with the introduction of these features
- Conversation View, which keeps e-mail sorted in one simple to read thread
- Unified Messaging, which allows you to easily listen to your Exchange-delivered voice mails and read the transcribed text
- Nickname Cache that allows you to quickly address new emails with access to a suggestion list of previously used addresses
- Reply State shows you with emails have been forwarded or replied to
- Free and Busy Lookup shows you the status of contacts
- SMS Sync which allows you to send/receive SMS messages from Outlook and Outlook Web Access.