do you still use windows mobile 6.5?


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waysidesc

inspiration came from recent use of my old windows mobile smartphone ... and from a conversation here the other day about modern day android 'not having' windows mobile ( windows phone ? ) features ... i never did get a response when asked for specifics ...

 

anyway, in addition to the topic title question ...

 

... if you do not use windows mobile 6.5 is there anything you liked about it that you wish android or ios had ?

 

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i always thought it made more strides for touch than reviewers gave it credit for. the honeycomb app launcher also i thought was nice if ... not as practical as others ?

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goretsky

Hello,


I really miss the smartphone form-factors that had hardware keyboards, both slab versions (like Blackberry) and slide-out (like HTC).

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

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waysidesc
On 3/12/2020 at 3:09 PM, goretsky said:

Hello,


I really miss the smartphone form-factors that had hardware keyboards, both slab versions (like Blackberry) and slide-out (like HTC).

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

you only miss the hardware form factors ?

 

i am surprised no one chimed in with ... thoughts about their first windows mobile device, et al.

 

there was some lively discussion at an apparent competitor. i had hoped to amass the same commentaries here.

 

not even the user who claimed it had more than android is here ... so much for that !

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goretsky

Hello,


Windows Mobile 6.5 was okay for the time.  As far as the user interface went, it more closely resembled Windows 95 and didn't deviate too far from that--the hex or staggered layout was okay.  Windows Phone 7's UI, which was derived in part from Zune, was much more innovative in my opinion.  Sadly, neither the Zune nor Windows Phone were successes in the market.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

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waysidesc
5 hours ago, goretsky said:

Hello,


Windows Mobile 6.5 was okay for the time.  As far as the user interface went, it more closely resembled Windows 95 and didn't deviate too far from that--the hex or staggered layout was okay.  Windows Phone 7's UI, which was derived in part from Zune, was much more innovative in my opinion.  Sadly, neither the Zune nor Windows Phone were successes in the market.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

thank you for responding again !

 

may i ask what you thought of the Windows Mobile 6.0 ( or even 6.1 ) interface? More of the same from Pocket PC 2000, of course, but ...

 

additionally ... did you yourself ever own a WM device ?

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The_Decimator
On 12/03/2020 at 22:09, goretsky said:

Hello,


I really miss the smartphone form-factors that had hardware keyboards, both slab versions (like Blackberry) and slide-out (like HTC).

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

I never used Windows Mobile, all of my really old phones usually ran some sort of Verizon operating system, (sometimes VCast,) but I haven't had any of the phones I used to have for years now other than the one I'm using now.  (A Galaxy S7.)  I wish I still had them, honestly.

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kiddingguy

On my HTC Touch Diamond was WM 6.5 installed. I had to hard-reboot at least 3 times a week to get this and have thing running. Total pain.

Glad I switched the next year to the iPhone 3GS and all other ‘S’ versions of the iPhone.

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