Windows Mobile 6.5 Beta given to Microsoft employees

Uberphones is reporting that Windows Mobile 6.5 Beta has now been made available for Microsoft employees and the software will be reaching RTM soon, which means that we will actually be able to see Windows Mobile 6.5 handsets in Q3 2009. The speculation is based on the announcement of Windows Mobile 6.5 Beta program to Microsoft Employees.


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Below is the rumored Windows Mobile 6.5 Roadmap which Neowin cited earlier

  • Windows Mobile 6.5 RTM in April 2009
  • First Windows Mobile 6.5 devices from cell phone makers in September 2009

With the Beta Program Schedule being announced now, it is possible that we could be getting our hands-on with Windows Mobile 6.5 devices in the third quarter of 2009 as expected.

Meanwhile check out this new ad from Windows Mobile team
(The guy throwing his phone against a building in the video is classic!)

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I actually think this adverts been really well thought out, if you look at the 2 girls dancing the floor is hexagonal which is just like the 6.5 menu :-)

Look like a good ad to me. Probably the first ad i've seen of Windows Mobile. Microsoft is actually taking advertisement seriously, which will be good for their business. For so long they have been the "top dog" in many of these markets and haven't seemed to care too much about advertising.

Nothing wrong with the ad, I think the guy chucking his phone away is very much a "real life" situation as people do take things out on things like phones when they get angry.
Good Ad !

I just wish that MS would allow an upgrade to current WM 6.1 users. I recently purchased the Omnia and it would be nice to have the updated version.

DSLJay said,
I just wish that MS would allow an upgrade to current WM 6.1 users. I recently purchased the Omnia and it would be nice to have the updated version.

their will be an upgrade, granted the maker creates the rom, oh and your phone has to have a windows flag button

Circaflex said,
their will be an upgrade, granted the maker creates the rom, oh and your phone has to have a windows flag button

Um, why does it have to have a Windows Flag button.... what about the touchscreen devices with onscreen keyboards...

I reckon the ad rocks, but after using 6.5 for the last 2 days on my HD I think MS should just bring on 7 and leave 6.5 to the internal employees to play with.

I've been using Beta 4 for a few days and I have to say I'm extremely optimistic.

The video... ugh. MS' STILL stuck in the 90s! xD

That was a good video I would say.

But hey, could u give me a link for the Beta? And will it work on the T-Mobile Wing (similar to AT&T Tilt)?

andrewbares said,
That was a good video I would say.

But hey, could u give me a link for the Beta? And will it work on the T-Mobile Wing (similar to AT&T Tilt)?

Wing development is slow compared to other "new tier" devices like the Diamond (and all post-Diamond highend HTC devices, though)

XDA-Developers, HTC Herald's ROM dev section. None of the newest builds are ported, so I suggest waiting for something final before looking for cooked ones.

See thats not half bad, why is the only time I will ever see that ad on this news article. They should go in with their partners (HTC et al) and advertise that stuff.

And here's the Apple Fanboy interpretation*. By someone who hates apple fanboys:

*AHEM*

"Zomygod, diz fone haz farking Windows!"
F***!!!!!!!!!! *tosses phone at building*

This has been another episode of Apple Fanboy Mock Theatre.
Join us next time when Apple Fanboy will say: "LOLZ!"

Im no Apple fanboy... I use and support Windows systems everyday of the working week. I've only used a mac for about 5 minutes maximum in my whole IT career. I have an iPhone but hate Apple as a company as they seem to have an angle on everything in order to cash in. In other words, you couldn't be more wrong...

My first comment was meant to be a joke

SK[ said,]"iPhone now has MMS?"

F***!!!!!!!!!! *tosses phone at building*


Dude, that was a good one. :laugh:

Don't worry, it was a decent joke, especially in light of iPhone Software 3.0.

Haha, not sure about "good", but it was at least funny. :D
Gotta love MS making those "hip" ads and their obsession with the word "Start" due to the start menu.

andrewbares
Lets see this on TV!!

Maybe in USA Most people in Croatia don't know about WM. But iPhone is every other poster in town....

The2 said,
Maybe in USA Most people in Croatia don't know about WM. But iPhone is every other poster in town....


Good, and majority of people in the US wouldn't know that there is a country called Croatia somewhere in Europe.