Microsoft launches Windows Mobile 6.5 operating software

Microsoft launches Windows Mobile 6.5 operating software

 Microsoft launched the latest version of its Windows Mobile operating software today. The next generation of Windows phones will be based on Windows Mobile 6.5, which is designed to integrate the work PC, home PC and mobile phone allowing users to work across platforms by uploading information via The Cloud.

Microsoft has introduced a more user friendly touch screen interface, abandoning the clunky stylus needed to operate Mobile 6.1. The new OS allows users to play music, check email, open Word and Excel documents. They can also check their calendar and text messages and look at their photos.

The software giant has also improved its Marketplace applications store, which can be accessed from both the phone and the web. At the moment, there are only 60 applications available in the UK, but this is expected to increase rapidly.

Other new provisions include My Phone, a free password protected online backup service, which will sync text messages, photos, video, contacts and the like to the web. Content from the phone can be automatically uploaded on to the web, so if it the phone is lost, everything can be downloaded to a new handset.

UK operators have indicated that customers with more recent handsets will be able to upgrade from Windows 6.1.

New phone with Windows 6.5 include the HTC Touch HD and the LG GM750.

Written by Mobile Today
Mobile Today


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