First Take: Windows Mobile 6 revealed
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New Vista-eque Home screen
Microsoft’s next version of its Windows Mobile operating system was revealed with lots of usability improvements.
The lines between different device models continues to blur into a single platform for mobile productivity.
Applications on a Standard device, page 1
The icons underwent a paint job and change when you select each one.
Applications on a Standard device, page 2
Internet Sharing brings together settings that were partially hidden before.
Applications on a Standard device, page 3
Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, and Windows Marketplace are new features of Windows Mobile 6.
Applications on a Standard device, page 4
Windows Live, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Update, and Word Mobile are new applications we see on the Smartphone.
IE Mobile has a new Home page
Your Favorites and History join Live Search on a new Home page.
Look what appears on your Home page
Your Favorites and History now appear instantly as hyperlinks in Internet Explorer Mobile.
Much improved call management
The Contact card gives you valuable and quick information on your calls.
Find out all the details on your last call
I can see how much time I spent listening to my voicemail and at what time I checked it too.
New vibrate options
The Phone functionality is much improved and the new vibration modes are very cool.
Cool Calendar ribbon
Check when you have availability at a glance.
Better Tasks application on a Standard device
You can now create and edit Tasks on a Standard device.
Windows Live display
A Windows Live main interface on WM 6.
Settings in Windows Live
There are plenty of personalization options in Windows Live.
Windows Live on the Home screen
Options are available to integrate Live into your Home screen.
Live Messenger interface
Options when chatting.
Hurray, we have emoticons!
File support in Live Messenger
A full blown Messenger client is now available.
Chat with buddies too
You can have a group chat if you want with Live Messenger.
Full screen Excel Mobile
Can you name all the Presidents?
Excel Mobile view menu
Editing in Excel Mobile
Several basic editing tools are available.
Viewing in PowerPoint Mobile
Menu in PowerPoint Mobile
PowerPoint Mobile options
Viewing in Word Mobile
View menu in Word Mobile
Editing in Word Mobile
A few editing tools are available for you in Word Mobile.
Zooming in Word Mobile
Check out the Delete soft key
Mail management is made a bit easier with Windows Mobile 6.
Shortcuts available in Messaging
Press and hold 0 to access these shortcuts.