Windows Mobile 6.5
Microsoft has officially launched Windows Mobile 6.5, an upgrade to its mobile operating system. While not a major overhaul of the OS, 6.5 does bring a number of enhancements and new services. Interface changes were made to make Windows phones more touch and consumer friendly. Internet Explorer Mobile got some much-needed attention, adding new navigation tools as well as Flash Lite support. Microsoft also launched its own app store, Windows Marketplace for Mobile, and a backup service called My Phone.
Of course, with new software, also comes new hardware. Microsoft has already said that it will launch more than 30 Windows 6.5 phones by the end of the year. Here is a photo collection of some of the smartphones that have already been announced.
The HTC Imagio is Verizon Wireless's first Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone and the carrier's first smartphone to offer V Cast Mobile TV, Verizon's live mobile TV service. It is also one of a few smartphones to support the V Cast array of multimedia services. The Imagio is a slate-style phone without a keyboard, and is available for $199.99 with a two-year contract and a $100 mail-in rebate.
Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone photos
by CNET News.com | October 6, 2009, 2:30pm PDT | Image 1 of 8