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Windows Mobile 6.5 leaks and skeptics' predictions come true

Windows Mobile 6.5 leaks and skeptics' predictions come true - read the full textWindows Mobile 6.5 has leaked and it's already been installed on an HTC device. However the users expectations for some major changes are now cooled off by this beta version. Quite expectedly, any new Windows OS leaks weeks or months prior to its official presentation. Well Windows Mobile 6.5...

 

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  • 2009-01-30 13:57
  • 3iYx

It looks exactly like O2 XDA ii.

http://www.gsmarena.com/o2_xda_iis-933.php

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  • 2009-01-27 18:50
  • M3s@


Samsung Louve
- Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
- QWERTY keyboard
- TouchWIZ UI
- 3.2 megapixel camera with flash
- HSDPA
- WiFi
- GPS

Samsung Pivot
- Windows Mobile 6.5
- QWERTY keyboard
- 5 megapixel camera with flash
- TouchWIZ UI
- HSDPA
- WiFi
- GPS

Announced : MWC 2009

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  • 2009-01-26 01:13
  • ji{R

The visual side is not interesting. HTC and Samsung take care of that pretty well.

What really matters is whether there is a tidy graphical API ( = GAMES), better memory management ( = less memory leaks - load with 30% utilization, stay on 30% after 2 weeks!!) and overall performance improvement.

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  • 2009-01-25 16:46
  • Sg7{

> In reply to Akhtar Patel @ 2009-01-23 07:55 from Fv4G - click to readHmmm... never had any prob with WM devices.
But if you say so. Be Happy with that lol

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  • 2009-01-23 16:00
  • nqFm

peoples. just stfu lol, lets see what happens on release day, THEN begin ur flaming

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  • 2009-01-23 10:55
  • T4jp

HTC's touch flo looks great for the visuals, that jobs done Microsoft needs to totally revamp the core of WinMo while keeping its platform base compatible with older editions, theres too much of a fan community and not forgetin tons of 3rd party apps for WinMO 5-6

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  • 2009-01-23 09:43
  • 3C6a

this is sux. m$ can do better, but they want your moneyz. apple am the best f0ne. m$ makes bad phonez, they cra$h on winblowz, haha, blue screen on callz. my iphone never am crashing.

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  • 2009-01-23 07:55
  • Fv4G

well this is not WM 6.1 it is early beta of WM 6.5 it is faster as an OS than WM 6.1 also the new CHome today plugin in this build is unfinished one, touch scrolling had been improved a lot, the new version of PIE has huge improvement over the WM 6.1 one, but this rom shows just a piece of the whole finished thing, wait some more and you will see the final build

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  • 2009-01-23 06:48
  • nbr}

Oh and mind you guys, don't flame this post as if this is the final version of WinMo 6.5. Note that I said "IF" in my previous comment.

And no matter how finger-optimized a phone is made to be, i still think having a stylus around is a plus-point.

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  • 2009-01-23 05:56
  • ibec

IF this is what WinMo 6.5 looks like, I know I won't be upgrading for sure. Touchflo is not something new. IE 6 is still light years behind Opera.

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  • 2009-01-23 05:53
  • ibec

it will have improvements and thats for sure because winmo is made by Microsoft

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  • 2009-01-22 19:42
  • mD6k

very disappointing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2009-01-22 18:36
  • 0EmJ

Can I update my HD-Touch with this version?

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  • 2009-01-22 18:29
  • Mqs{

Stylus is still gonna be the best around
resistive is the stuff
look at all the WinMo touchscreens,and the 3 Symbians plus look at the Nintendo DS... Can't beat that can you

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  • 2009-01-22 18:16
  • ji{R

> In reply to Sasimi @ 2009-01-22 17:27 from mSux - click to readHmm, yeah, I just read the same article, I'm sorry then.
I always just thought (and read on other forums) that WinMo doesn't support them.
But I'm still amazed by the fact that not a single manufacterer has used them in WinMo devices.
(Sure, they're slightly more expensive, but it also allows loads brighter screens and smoother gesture control)

And arvin, there are styli available for capacitive screens, there are quite a few available for the iPhone:
[url]http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=...XulOIY[/ur­l]
But they're not as precise as resistive ones though, but this is because of the nature of capacitive technology and cannot be fixed.
But handwriting should still be possible.
Another downside about these styli is the size though.
As these styli require special material it makes them significantly bigger, which is quite a big downside.

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  • 2009-01-22 17:49
  • mSib

example why in asia is popular using stylus. i use stlus to sign the forms in microsoft words, when i sign to a medical representative i still use stylus, that depends if the medrep has a Pocket PC.
when i have to explain to my patients about dental aspect about there tooth, i draw using stylus.

so i dont think stylus is a old-stuff issue.

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  • 2009-01-22 17:40
  • PEHR

> In reply to Sasimi @ 2009-01-22 17:27 from mSux - click to readnope, sorry, your info. about capacitive and resistive is entirely wrong. read it in wiki about the difference of the two. capacitive needs the electricurrent of human body to function. unlike recistive, you can use finger or to be precise in business aspect like words, you may need stylus.

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  • 2009-01-22 17:35
  • PEHR

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-01-22 16:21 from mSib - click to readPlease. Don't try to explain things that you don't know (enough) about. Windows Mobile does support Capacitive Touch screens, pocketnow recently had an article about it. The reason behind these resistive touchscreens, is only for asia basicly. They need the handwriting.

To me that's a thing of the past though, seeing how some manufacturers have come up with styli which work on capacitive touchscreens.

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  • 2009-01-22 17:27
  • mSux

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-01-22 16:07 from PGMK - click to readWhy are you attacking the guys at gsmarena?, the article clearly says it's a beta version not the final version. Or maybe you don't know what beta means?. In future, please engage your limited brain functionality before criticising. OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2009-01-22 17:26
  • 3H$V

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