Hands on with Windows Mobile 6.1

Windows Mobile 6.1Windows Mobile 6.1 is officially official and we’ve had our hands on a unit running Microsoft’s freshest mobile OS for quite some time now. We’re pleased with the improvements in the new, easier-to-navigate user interface, and we especially like the streamlined text messaging. Check out our full review of the OS, which we gave four stars. We docked a star because, while the whole Windows Mobile experience is more consumer friendly, Internet Explorer still didn’t live up to our expectations. For one, it still drags and doesn’t have multimedia functionality, but Microsoft did attempt to improve the experience by adding a panning feature, which lets you zoom around a Web page and select a specific portion to view. [flv:/flvs/Windows_Mobile6.1_HandsOn.flv 400 320]

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  1. Cody B Says:

    So you know that nothing about live search is new right? That version has been out of months….. But hey, the first 4 minutes were good….

  2. Jeff Says:

    No they were fed a bunch of PR from Microsoft..

  3. tom Says:

    i bought an sgh-i900 from samsung after using the symbian os for years, Damm, what a mistake.

  4. cluster based free web hosting Says:

    hi there.

    I have recently upgraded my dash to windows mobile 6.1 from 5.0 and it is a huge step up. user interface is more intuitive and has a nice look and feel. the smartphone responsiveness has been improved also. besides, there are lots of new features ready for use.
    windows live integration works like a charm.

    I invite you to upgrade your phone and give it a try. i promise you wont regret.

    nice blog and thanks for allow me to post on it.

  5. Mark Shuttleworth Says:

    I have upgraded my Moto Q8 to Win 6.1. A major improvement particularly as I use both English and Simplified Chinese. The menus and other settings make using both languages a breeze

  6. CT Mountain Man Says:

    Reading the reviews of Windows Mobile 6.1, I can only wonder whether the reviewers actually tried to use the system before reprinting the PR junk. I have been using PDA’s with palm OS and Windows Mobile 5 for years. They were remarkably reliable. Pairing to bluetooth headsets and car kits was a snap.

    After reading a number of commercial reviews I purchased a new Samsung Omnia from Verizon. It looks pretty cool. But, there is NO way to put speed dials on the today screen (at best it will be 3 screens down). I thenk discovered that the phone would not work with my car’s blue tooth. Verizon blames Samsung. Samsung blames Mircosoft. Microsoft says that they know that Windows 6.1 will not work with many cars. However, Microsoft claims that the system is working properly and recommends upgrading the software in the car. Audi does not offer an upgrade for the software. Microsoft recommends buying a new car.

    Before you buy any phone with WM 6.1, do a google search of problems with WM 6.1 and bluetooth. The problem is huge and Microsoft is doing nothing to fix the problem.

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