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First look at Windows Mobile 6.1

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First look at Windows Mobile 6.1
A Portuguese site published the first review of the still unannounced version 6.1 of Windows Mobile Professional OS. According to some sources, it will be officially unveiled at 3GSM convention in Barcelona (February 11-14). The new version of the system should be considered as minor improvement, instead of as the next-generation WM OS. This can be guessed by its model number which is 6.1 instead of 7.

As it was with the version 6, compared to 5, the 6.1 is better optimized, which results in overall higher performance and faster loading of menus, with the hardware being unchanged. An improvement that will concern the Internet fans is the new Zoom feature in the Internet Explorer. As the browser of other phones, it zooms out and fits the whole page on the screen, to select the area you view, avoiding the scrolling. However, everything else about the browser is the same, which is definitely not the best on the market. Probably inspired by iPhone, the developers now offer “SMS Chat View Mode”. This makes it easier to have a conversation using text messages, since you can see the whole history, as in an instant messenger. The mobile variant of Office is now updated to open Office 2007 files (.docx, .xlsx) and features one new application: One Note, which is used for voice recording, drawing, etc. Other changes are just minor.

Source: PocketPT via MSMobiles

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:41

1. DeeMan (unregistered)


Wow...still no native support for Flash video? Unbelievable Microsoft, un-freakin'-believeable !!!

posted on 02 Feb 2008, 10:04

2. bin (unregistered)


I hear opera mobile for WinMo supports flash

posted on 02 Feb 2008, 13:57

3. abdelamine (unregistered)


i would like to test it soon

posted on 02 Feb 2008, 14:08

4. Ryan O'Hara (unregistered)


Mozilla is working on a mini Firefox that should support all that and they already have a browser for windows mobile

posted on 02 Feb 2008, 19:39

5. BChau (unregistered)


FlashLite 3 will have native support for flash video isn't available for Windows Mobile yet, unforunately. Nothing to do with Microsoft, though. Ask Adobe.

posted on 03 Feb 2008, 13:54

6. (unregistered)


the sms chat view mode was not inspired by the iphone... iphohne took the idea from treo cuz i used to have a treo 650 for verizon and this chat view mode was the way and is the way you chat with a treo

posted on 03 Feb 2008, 16:37

7. Dailen (unregistered)


What are you talking about?!? It's right herehttp://www.adobe.com/devnet/devices/pocket_pc.html ... that's been out for maybe two years or so...and of course it's not native, does Windows support Flash right out of the box? No, because if they did they'd have to have some sort of distribution agreement with Adobe AND they'd have to be prepared to support it to an extent even if all they have to do is refer people to Adobe. The additional expense would be rather large not to mention unnecessary considering Flash is free and it allows people to install it only if they need it.

posted on 04 Feb 2008, 12:46

8. john (unregistered)


There is a new browser coming out called SkyFire. This browser will be able to run flash, java, and other multimedia formats. This browser will be availible for WM first then to other OS.

posted on 11 Feb 2008, 21:06

9. k (unregistered)


I wonder if you will be able to upgrade 6.0 to 6.1 by going to your wireless store free of charge or for a minimum fee??

posted on 09 Jul 2008, 05:47

10. Neru (unregistered)


Hi, it grates day only mobile here do not touch other user .

posted on 09 Jul 2008, 06:52

11. alexa (unregistered)


It's great news, now you can carry a mini PC in you pocket as mobile phones

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