Windows Mobile 6.5 new features to counter iPhone and Palm Pre

Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.5, is the newest operating system for mobile devices, features include improved touch capabilities, including gestures such as tapping, tapping and holding, panning, and flicking in order to navigate through the Mobile interface – a direct response to the touchscreen capabilities of the iPhone and Palm Pre. In addition, Mobile’s Start screen offers […]

Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.5, is the newest operating system for mobile devices, features include improved touch capabilities, including gestures such as tapping, tapping and holding, panning, and flicking in order to navigate through the Mobile interface – a direct response to the touchscreen capabilities of the iPhone and Palm Pre. In addition, Mobile’s Start screen offers access to customizable widgets, as well as fast access to email, and phone and instant messages. The screen itself has been divided into a honeycomb configuration for easier finger manipulation. The Lock screen allows the user to input a pin in order to interact with message notifications, such as missed calls and voicemail, without necessarily needing to unlock the device. The new version of the Internet Explorer Mobile browser, utilizing Adobe Flash Lite, has features tailored to mobile search, such as auto-complete suggestions and the ability to search within the address bar of the browser.