Windows Mobile 6.5

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 manhandled on video

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 manhandled on video

Sony Ericsson's XPERIA X2 only got official a couple of days ago, but already there are several people lining up to show you the new Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone.  HDblog managed to acquire one and take it for a pretty comprehensive ride in the ten minute video you can see after the cut, and then Sony Ericsson's staff themselves line up to share their hands-on perspective.

Video demos after the cut

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Toshiba TG01 Windows Phone coming; free WM6.5 upgrade for existing owners

Toshiba TG01 Windows Phone coming; free WM6.5 upgrade for existing owners

We weren't so keen on Toshiba's TG01 back when we reviewed the Snapdragon-based smartphone in July.  While the spec sheet paints an alluring picture, the failings both of Windows Mobile 6.1 and the UI tweaks Toshiba attempted to address that with meant we couldn't recommend it over its HTC WinMo counterparts.  Now Toshiba are back with the TG01 Windows phone variant, the same hardware as before but running Windows Mobile 6.5.

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Samsung Omnia II Up for Pre-Order on Amazon, but for Sanity’s Sake You Probably Shouldn’t Look

Samsung Omnia II Up for Pre-Order on Amazon, but for Sanity’s Sake You Probably Shouldn’t Look

Amazon is pretty much a bastion of information at this point, isn't it? Things keep popping up on their site, both locally and globally that would lead most manufacturers to pull their hair out in frustration. And while we're sure that this time around, in regards to Samsung, no one is all that upset with the phone finding its way to the digital shelves, we're sure that someone has to be upset. Or maybe angry at the world. Because that's the only realistic way the Omnia II could have acquired a price like this.

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Windows Mobile 6.5 Gets October 6 Street Date

Windows Mobile 6.5 Gets October 6 Street Date

If you're one of the millions of people out there using Windows Mobile, then it's a safe bet that you've been stuck at 6.1 for far too long. Maybe that 'X' button up at the top corner isn't the easiest thing in the world to activate. Whatever your concerns are, it's looking like you have a bright future, and one that you don't need to wait too much longer for, either. Today marks the announcement, officially, that Windows Mobile 6.5 is coming to the market, with a street date and everything.

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AT&T Pro2, Warhawk, LG Monaco and Verizon Omnia 2 detailed in Sprint leak

AT&T Pro2, Warhawk, LG Monaco and Verizon Omnia 2 detailed in Sprint leak

A leaked Sprint spec sheet has delivered the details of a number of so-far unreleased Windows Mobile devices, including the AT&T HTC Touch Pro2, the LG Monaco, HTC Warhawk and Samsung Omnia 2.  While the existence of the four devices was already known, the Sprint document does go into more detail about specifics than earlier information; for instance, that the LG Monaco is now expected to land with Windows Mobile 6.x (likely 6.5) rather than the previously tipped Windows Mobile 7.

Windows Mobile: Don’t write it off yet

Windows Mobile: Don’t write it off yet

Windows Mobile has been around for a long time. It started life in 1996 as Windows CE (which some say stood for Consumer Electronics and Microsoft insisted was an acronym for nothing) with the first clamshell device coming from Casio, called the Cassiopeia. Over time, it's evolved into a stable platform, with both enterprise and consumer appeal and devices from multiple vendors available for carriers around the world. Despite selling 20 million devices last year, there's still a lot of negative buzz about the platform. Bloggers, analysts and journalists have all called the platform's future into question (while still calling for a mythical Microsoft-created phone) and continue to raise the question of platform viability. I think the latest version of Windows Mobile, 6.5 addresses many of those issues along with strong support from OEMs who are still committed to the platform and will help drive business adoption further over the next 18 months.

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New Windows Mobile 6.5 Touch UI in February; dual-OS strategy with WinMo 7?

New Windows Mobile 6.5 Touch UI in February; dual-OS strategy with WinMo 7?

In terms of reliability we're filing this latest rumor right next to our trusty salt cellar, but given the general unpredictability of the smartphone market right now it's possible all the same.  DigiTimes are quoting their usual mysterious "Taiwan handset makers" who are claiming that Microsoft plan a dual-platform strategy with Windows Mobile.  Rather than kill off Windows Mobile 6.5 when version 7 arrives (tentatively scheduled for Q4 2010), they'll apparently keep it on complete with a new "touch interface".

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HTC Leo new images, specs emerge

HTC Leo new images, specs emerge

The HTC Leo has made another appearance, this time courtesy of ai.rs, and the spec sheet for this Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone continues to grow in detail.  The 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen handset runs at WVGA resolution and packs Qualcomm's MSM8250 Snapdragon 1GHz chipset, together with a 5-megapixel autofocus camera and dual-LED flash.

HTC Leo Makes Another Appearance, Gets a Face Lift

HTC Leo Makes Another Appearance, Gets a Face Lift

It may seem that HTC gets a large slice of the pie when it comes to mobile phone news and rumors, and maybe that's not too far from the truth. But when you have this many phones coming out, from all sorts of networks and operating systems, then it's hard to ignore. Here's the HTC Leo having another go around the internet, but this time it's looking a little different.

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