Thursday, September 10, 2009

Windows Mobile 6.5 Build 23045

For those of you (like me) who may be testing Windows Mobile 6.5, consider trying Build 23045 when you get a chance. The updated operating system is becoming more finger touch friendly. This means larger icons and bigger menus for larger screens. Most of the newer Windows phones are coming with larger screens, so they can accommodate these touch-friendly features. Plus, the screen is flush with the edges of the device, so it makes it very easy to tap on the edges of the screen. Older smartphones have screens that are recessed behind plastic edges (like a photo frame), so it's a bit challenging to tap on the edges and corners with your finger.

It many ways, it feels like Microsoft is dragging their heels to release Windows Mobile 6.5. I wonder if that's because the bulk of their team is working on Windows Mobile 7.

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