This is for the those who said that Windows Mobile 6.5 would not fill the space between Windows Mobile 6.1 and Windows Mobile 7. Microsoft is in fact in the works of releasing Windows Mobile 6.5 to the OEMs and manufactures. Few enhancements that the Windows Mobile 6.5 brings over the previous versions of Windows Mobile includes:
- IE MOBILE 6 (remember “6 on 6“?)
- Sliding Panel home screen (just like WM Smartphone devices aka non-touchscreen Windows Mobile devices)
- New Lockscreen
It has been released for the now dated HTC Blue Angel, popularly known as O2 XDA IIs and Imate PDA2K. I’m pretty sure, it would not take much time for it to be released for other devices as well.
Here are some (leaked) screenshots of the Windows Mobile 6.5 running on Blue Angel. It seems like that the Windows Mobile Professional (touchscreen devices) are going to get the same treatment as the Windows Mobile Smartphone devices got in Windows Mobile 6.1. Yes, we are talking about the sliding panel concept now being implemented in the Windows Mobile 6.5 for Windows Mobile Professional devices.