Microsoft Unveils Windows Mobile 6

After so many leaks and screenshots Microsoft has finally taken the wraps of Windows Mobile 6.

The official announcement is due to be made at 3GSM on the 12th February.

New features include:

- HTML support in email
- Windows Live for Windows Mobile
- File transfer capability in Windows Live Messenger
- New versions of mobile Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with rich editing
- Remote wipe capability for stolen and lost devices
- Call history in contact cards
- Tight Vista integration
- "Calendar ribbon" for more easily viewing schedule by day or week
- New versions of .NET Compact Framework and SQL Server built-in

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Unless you have a hacked rom in the wild, you are not going to get it. It might be offered as a paid upgrade but it is up to the oem. Now if you have a universal you can grab a pre release rom image which I have installed on my UNI. There are really no awesome upgrades with WM6 from WM5. It has a ui that is different from wm5 (The menu bars) BFD, some system audio sounds, and icons have changed. Everything else is the same. You can use wisbar advanced to skin a wm5 device to look just like WM6. You can also cook your own rom and use your own icons on WM5. However it is nice that WM6 has a new RDC client which supports 16bit color. I hope Windows Mobile Photon will be a big overhaul for Windows CE.

Been using WM6 on a test device for a while ...

just waiting for the OK to update my personal phone

got me a Universal JasJar from iMate

if anybody has any questions PM me


Question 1: Will we have to pay extra for the privilege of easily seeing what tasks are running?
Question 2: Will we have to pay extra for a simple way to close applications?
Question 3: Will the Today page show any useful information, or will we have to pay extra?
Question 4: Will the vertical scroll bars be moveable to the left hand side for left-handed users?

These are the four features that people have wanted from the first iteration. Now MS are up to the sixth.

Doesn't seem too likely now does it.

Paul

paulkoan said,
Question 1: Will we have to pay extra for the privilege of easily seeing what tasks are running?
Question 2: Will we have to pay extra for a simple way to close applications?
Question 3: Will the Today page show any useful information, or will we have to pay extra?
Question 4: Will the vertical scroll bars be moveable to the left hand side for left-handed users?

These are the four features that people have wanted from the first iteration. Now MS are up to the sixth.

Doesn't seem too likely now does it.

Paul

#1, i think you can easily see that already
#2 You have the option i think (i read somewhere) where you can choose the behavior of the X button. There's a setting that says, "Close" or "Minimize"
#3 What's useful for you? (might not be useful for other people. I actually find the default page good... not too much info like that Facade program)
#4 - I guess that's an option in PocketPC as i remember seeing that i think.


As for WM6 Launch... i hope my phone (Cingular 3125 gets the update)