Next week, the Windows Mobile Team is set to reveal Windows Mobile 6. This release is set to unleash some pretty cool features for your Windows Mobile device. I’d like to highlight some of the features expected to hit with Windows Mobile 6:
- Email in Rich HTML Format.
- Live links to SharePoint sites.
- Windows Live for Mobile included in Windows Mobile 6.
- New Security features such as remote wiping capablities if your device is lost or stolen.
- Enhanced Windows Vista Syncronization through Windows Mobile Device Center.
- Calendar ribbon gives you your important appoints quickly.
- Contacts with context – call records now attached to individual contact cards in Windows Mobile 6.
- .NET Compact Framework and SQL Server built in to Windows Mobile 6.
You get three flavors of Windows Mobile 6 depending on what kind of device you have. Pocket PC's without phone capability are Windows Mobile 6 "Classic". Smartphones are Windows Mobile 6 "Standard" and Pocket PC Phones are Windows Mobile 6 "Professional". In Windows Mobile 5, phones without touchscreens (Smartphones) were a bit more limited than their high end Pocket PC phone brothers. In Windows Mobile 6, certain changes were made regarding making those limitations less of a problem. Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile work on phones without touchscreens for instance.
On top of that, Windows Mobile 6 has a new look-and-feel with new icons and sounds giving its users a much more plesant experience. Thanks to the Windows Mobile Team, here’re some screenshots to share with you!
Keep your eyes out next week though because this is just the beginning. Plans are for the official annoucement to take place at the 3GSM World Congress on Monday in Barcelona. Expect to see tons more Windows Mobile 6 stuff!