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Featuring enhancements such as an application store, backup/restore service, and an improved web browser.

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Pros

unique honeycomb-shaped icons are easy to read and press with your finger

5 agree

includes flash and javascript support

5 agree

wide variety of applications available

4 agree

new UI is touchscreen friendly

4 agree

new application store makes it easy to browse, purchase and download new software

4 agree

huge improvement over previous Windows Mobile versions - first steps to catch Apple

3 agree

backup/restore service means you won't lose all your data if your phone is lost or broken, easily migrate your vast amounts of data to new phones

2 agree
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Cons

not as attractive or polished as other mobile phone operating systems such as mobile OSX or Android

3 agree

backup/restore service means you'll be placing all your personal data in a place where you do not control it

3 agree

old style Windows icons make interface appear somewhat less integrated/appealing

2 agree

retains many vulnerabilities inherited from windows code

2 agree

browser based on decrepit IE6 engine

2 agree

Does not sync well with anything but Windows

2 agree

No jailing / partitioning of user application space means rogue applications can damage other applications and system data.

2 agree

A desktop operating system on a mobile device, hard to use and unituitive

1 agrees

Third party applications required for even the simplest of tasks.

1 agrees
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Introduced officially on February 16th 2009 at the GSMA Mobile World Congress, Windows Mobile 6.5 is the latest version of Microsoft's operating system for smartphones and underpowered mobile devices such as PDAs and MIDs. Featuring enhancements such as an application store, backup/restore service, and an improved web browser, the user interface has also been redesigned to be 'finger friendly' - as the majority of new devices now utilize touchscreen panels.

Features
  • free 'My Phone service': allows users to backup personal information to a password-protected website, offers synching and backup of all contacts, appointments, text messages, and other information
  • Windows Marketplace for Mobile: introduces an application store for searching, browsing and buying applications
  • Internet Explorer Mobile: a newly upgraded browser based on the Internet Explorer 6 engine, includes flash and javascript support as well important mobile features such as zoom
  • New UI: designed to be 'finger friendly', the interface features a honeycomb design that is easy to interact with through touch sensitive displays
Post Review
Dialupinternetuser
05/30/2009 02:06

Hrmm, I thought they decided to deuce the honeycomb.

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