Why oh why does Microsoft call touch screen phones Pocket PC and non-touch phones Smart Phones. They are the only ones to use these descriptions; I have downloaded the wrong version of software more than once.
Anyway, I have had time to notice other things that work better now I have been playing with the phone for a day or so now. Battery life is better and this may be because system resources are being used less than under 6.1. Used to have issues using the Bluetooth connecting in the car if I hadn’t remembered to disable the Wi-Fi – that all works now. Text messaging is improved with conversation mode, I can now use the native views and not rely on HTC TouchFLO. It used to drive me mad when I sent a txt and it didn’t manage to send right away that it just got stuck in drafts, this is fixed. On the screen shot (above) you can see the windows button – this is now on every screen and makes it much easier to navigate and lock the phone. Remaining battery charge is now a percentage rather than bars – this is more accurate and gives you a better understanding of remaining handset life. Rotate screen now allows you to run any application in landscape mode. The new lock screen is a huge improvement and handling incoming calls when locked is a breeze.
Much has been written about the windows mobile market place – blah blah blah. Perhaps this will turn out to be a place to visit to get access to the app you can’t live without, today is not yet that day.
Piece from gigaom on the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5 http://gigaom.com/2009/10/11/microsoft-mobiles-worst-week-ever/
Skyfire – sometimes you will want to view sites running flash elements and so than you need Skyfire as your optional browser.
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