As spotted on George Street in Sydney this morning, the last gasp attempt to clear out Windows Mobile 6.5 stock has hit the streets with men on mopeds wearing helmets with... well, I guess they kinda look like antennae...
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Before Windows Phone 7 was even an embryo of a concept, Windows Mobile was king: It powered nearly half of smartphones in use, a led the industry in features. Then, in 2007, things started to go wrong. Very, very wrong.
The TG01 had it all on paper - an amazing screen, the first use of the super-fast Snapdragon processor, and a thin build not seen since before Nicole Richie started putting on the pounds. The TG02 will hopefully perform better.
In my review, I lamented that Windows Mobile 6.5 didn't feel finished. Now that we can see what Windows Mobile 6.5.x was eventually destined for, well, maybe that was for the best.
That's Microsoft UK executive Phil Moore speaking about the iPhone and his company's initial assclown reaction thereof. Better late than never, Phil! The first step is admitting you have a problem. Now you just have to... uh... fix it.
With a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen and 1GHz Snapdragon processor, the HD2 is probably the best poster child for WinMo 6.5. HTC has now confirmed it's headed Stateside, and though no carrier was mentioned, rumours suggest it could be on T-Mobile.
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In this segment of my exclusive interview series with Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer, I brought up the sore subject of Windows Mobile 6.5. After defending it, he cited another product that did well but suffers mounting criticism: Nokia smartphones.
Window Mobile 6.5 was a visual upgrade over all else, which makes the fact that the new UI isn't very good particularly disturbing. Windows Mobile 6.5.1 takes the interface changes deeper—like they should've been in the first place.
Windows Mobile 6.5 was a failure of imagination, design and foresight. I've covered this, rather adamantly! But while the new version didn't add that much—that was the problem—there are some things I still genuinely like about Windows Mobile.