Windows Mobile 6



Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6, the successor to Windows Mobile 5 is nearly ready, reports Engadget The Pocket PC Phone Edition has become Windows Mobile 6 “Professional,” while its more pocketable little brother, the Smartphone, has become “Standard” while phone-less Pocket PCs are now “Classic.”

Major new features include:

  • HTML support in email
  • Windows Live for Windows Mobile
  • File transfer capability in Windows Live Messenger
  • New versions of mobile Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with rich editing
  • Remote wipe capability for stolen and lost devices
  • Call history in contact cards
  • Tight Vista integration
  • “Calendar ribbon” for more easily viewing schedule by day or week
  • New versions of .NET Compact Framework and SQL Server built-in

In Windows Mobile 6, non-touch screen devices can, like their touch screen counterparts, access mobile versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. However, neither Windows Mobile Professional nor Standard initially supports Office 2007’s new file formats. That support is due to come in the summer, with a test version due out in the spring. Geek.com has first impressions.

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